Some Parents Hesitant, Others Back Science As COVID Vaccine Trials Continue On Younger Children, TeensChildren represent 23% of the U.S. population. According to Long Island health officials, herd immunity cannot be achieved without inoculating at least some of them.
Long Island Community Raising Money To Buy Wheelchair Accessible Van For Family Of 2 Children With Rare Health ConditionsPaul Navarro Jr. and his sister Adryana have the same, rare brain condition. Combined, the Long Island siblings have been through nearly 100 surgeries.
Long Island Shopowners Open Pop-Up Butterfly Greenhouse To Raise Money For Charity, Attract CustomersThe attraction costs $5 a person, but the fees aren't for the sponsoring stores. Proceeds go to local food pantries, animal shelters and childhood mental health.
Higher State Taxes, Federal Stimulus To Fund Expanded Pre-K On Long IslandA flood of new money from higher state taxation and federal stimulus funding is coming to Long Island.
Long Island Businesses Say They Are Overwhelmed By The New Realities Of Recreational MarijuanaNew Yorkers 21 and older can now possess up to three ounces of marijuana at home or in public. The new law has triggered immediate workplace concerns for both employers and employees.
COVID Vaccine: Nassau County To Start Push To Inoculate Homebound Residents And Others With DisabilitiesAs vaccine eligibility expands, there is a new push to bring mobile vaccination vans and ambulances stocked with supply into neighborhoods and homes.
Salaries Of New York Group Home Caregivers Could Be Slashed As Lawmakers Work Out State BudgetCaregivers in group homes for the developmentally disabled nurture some of New York's most vulnerable.
Northwell Health House Call Team Brings COVID Vaccines To Homebound Seniors On Long IslandAt least 2 million Americans are homebound. There is no central registry, so it's more difficult to find and reach those who are isolated.
COVID Impact: Local Families Fearful Of State Budget Cuts To Services For Those With Developmental Or Intellectual DisabilitiesAlbany is now finalizing that state budget, and slashes to care management programs are looming.
Commuters Angered They Can't Get Back Unused Transit Benefits Taken From Paychecks; 'Their Own Money Is Trapped'The transit benefit is part of a federal energy law to promote mass transit as an alternative to driving.
Diocese Of Rockville Centre Sells Headquarters Amid Bankruptcy Due To Child Victims Act LawsuitsIt's a painful announcement during Holy Week: The headquarters of the Diocese of Rockville Centre has been sold.