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Arguendo April 24, 2014 at 08:12 am
It would concern anyone, not only the many hundreds of passengers walking to the station and nowRead More inconvenienced by LIRR's deferred station maintenance, that an LIRR "official" statement equates access from the southwest bridge to access via the east side of station mid-span bridge -- an additional four block/800 foot walk to the station head then 800 feet back again to head of train (or 1200 feet around to the alternate bridge, then 400 feet to head of train, but why?). Isn't this really just a way of making the west side parking lot less attractive, so it can be closed for re-purposing as an extension of Track 1, to facilitate more service associated with the East Side Access project? Are our elected officials always the last to know ANYTHING and EVERYTHING? Expect flummoxed comments in a week or so.
Tony Patrick April 24, 2014 at 09:24 am
why did it take so long for it to be inspected or determined it was not safe? many people walkRead More across that every day. its going to increase traffic on main street of people dropping people off in the morning.
Arguendo April 24, 2014 at 09:34 am
It was obvious for at least a year to anyone who used it that the bottom tread mountings were badlyRead More deteriorated due to salt corrosion. Along with fatigue, ultimately failed, causing the bottom tread to become detached from the ground, literally hanging cantilevered from the mid-span mountings. Great station maintenance, LIRR!
George April 21, 2014 at 12:45 pm
What happened to Garden City in Garden City Patch? No Real GC content. Has it been downsized?Read More
knee jerk April 22, 2014 at 03:51 pm
George: Local news for Garden City can be found in the nearby Roosevelt Patch.
Megan Huntsman: Credit KLTV screen grab
Geoff Burton April 15, 2014 at 05:05 pm
Nothing new there Black panther o Poetry the human race has been delving the depth of depravity forRead More eons. There are a lot of good people in our world, but unfortunately evil is hyper active
D Penta April 15, 2014 at 05:29 pm
It says Around Town but the headline is UTAH. Utah is not near Natick!! I think everyone should notRead More open an article on Patch unless they see their town's name in the headline. So If it doesn't say Natick, then we all know it is not LOCAL to the Natick Patch. The less clicks these Patch sites get, the fewer advertisers they will get and then perhaps they will realize if we want sensational news from across the country we'd go back to Patch's former owners AOL and the HuffPost! Those here from other Patch sites - I think you should do the same only click on articles that mention your community's name. No name. No click!
Steven Spiegel April 21, 2014 at 09:52 pm
The way the house looks maybe the husband found them while he was expanding his Meth Lab !!!
Brutally Frank April 8, 2014 at 11:53 pm
Any of you take an objective look at this thread and see how embarrassing it is? Have we all sunkRead More this low?
Eddie April 9, 2014 at 09:14 am
Yes Frank the truth is you were all there already - just hiding it better.
brookhavenconfucius April 9, 2014 at 09:45 am
EDDIE, YOU ARE GOING TO BE KINGS OF THE GARBAGE PILE, AND LIVING IN YOUR OWN, SELF MADE, SLOP !Read More ENJOY IT, WHILE IT'S STILL CLEAN AND WHITE !
Photo: Billy Crystal Twitter
IRISH 4 April 7, 2014 at 09:53 am
my granddaughtre bababooey Nj burkett w xs on the boardwalk while he was on camera he was sooo mad.
IRISH 4 April 7, 2014 at 09:53 am
2xs
LB TAXPAYA April 7, 2014 at 07:10 pm
The Crystal's are alll good People. Not only Billy but his brother Joel, and his nephew John was aRead More nice guy too.
CHRIS April 8, 2014 at 10:12 pm
"Premiums on exchange plans are also likely to increase next year. The Hill reported thatRead More industry insiders are expecting premium prices to increase significantly—in some states by as much as 300 percent—all depending on a combination between the final mix of enrollees and new taxes imposed under the new law."
CHRIS April 8, 2014 at 10:13 pm
http://finance.yahoo.com/news/health-insurance-14-5-million-100000231.html
knee jerk April 14, 2014 at 01:28 pm
Everything will work out OK if you just don't get sick (or hurt, but that's why you should haveRead More Affleck)
Temple Israel of Great Neck
Steven Katz April 6, 2014 at 10:49 am
At an egalitarian Conservative synagogue (already breaking halacha in many ways) who's going toRead More supervise the kashrut? Better you should find a more 'traditional' place to go.
Gov. Cuomo signing the SAFE Act into law last year.
AR April 17, 2014 at 06:27 pm
I consider Suzanne a beautiful song of love and search for redemption. Extraordinary that such aRead More prolific author, poet, composer, performer could suffer from depression and work through, as one discovers in his works. I think the lyrics, like much of his writings, is layered with meaning, allows the reader to find his/her own personal hook. I love the Jesus references, to me more profoundly eloquent than anything I've read of him in bibles and elsewhere. Yet I interpret the passages a person's search for meaning to life and finding such in the present as opposed to a wishful afterlife. The "perfect body" reference strikes me as very Buddhist. In may of his works, the stories turn to love and the women who "cared" for him, often unselfishly, with a reoccurring comfort in sexuality. The depth has gone much further, in my view, as he aged, often rewriting. He's in his late 70s and still tours, sells out 20,000 seat arenas to an audience that spans at least six decades. I think his "The Partisan" is the consummate anti-war lyrics. Harrison also found comfort and meaning in Buddhism.
Carole Haje April 21, 2014 at 09:02 am
less guns = less senseless deaths.Humans are only human.There are many fruitcakes on the bus.Don'tRead More think you're not one of them.We have anger,depression and mental illnesses.Also we make rash decisions and make mistakes.I'd rather no one had a gun except hunters and some police
CAPICU April 24, 2014 at 02:58 pm
STAR dot STAR April 12, 2014 at 09:54 pm ..................... The BUNDY RANCH confrontation is allRead More of us. __________________________________________________ Are We are all Bundy too? .... preaching Bundy truth to the Choir...LMAO .......https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=agXns-W60MI#t
amynyc1 April 1, 2014 at 12:57 pm
When choosing colleges for you're kids do you wean out the biggest party schools in the country ?Read More For me the answer is definitly yes . Hoftra a great school and a greater commuter school .But like I said in my previous post its a party school for those who choose to party it is so easy . Sadly the facts show most freshman today to be immature and not capable of making rational decisions . Peer pressure comes into play and also the free feeling of being away from home . My desicion to not allow my kids to apply to Hofstra , were the stories they knew about from other kids and verifying pictures on Facebook . Agreed they will party , but most freshman's over consume and pay no attention to academics . No two are alike , for my older daughter academics is a prioty , she is graduating from Adelphi early , because she choose to work . Soon will be applying to graduate school . My youngest immature and non focused is finishing 2 years at Nassau and was excepted into 11 colleges ... Our choice came down to a beautiful Smaller University in New Orleans ... If you would have asked me 2 years ago to send her out of state I would have said no way . She was not ready . Today I say go and be careful of your choices . Not a guarantee .But you can bet we fought when I said no to out of state schools two years ago . Thank you Mommy came much later with her own growth . Nixed were the known party schools and good choices were made .I hope she continues . I had experienced much to my shock , the parents that choose to let their kids drink , starting in 9th grade , the endless parties they threw put me on the outs with them as the last Mom standing alone . In both my kids graduating classes I first hand saw a lot get thrown out for academic failure , but saw all their party posts online . Granted a parent really does not have access to grades in college we are left in the dark you have to take your kids word on that .Others sucessfully made it thru Freshman year , partying hardy . Some did not party and their academic acheivemnets well excel others .Choices both my kids have fast cars and tracking devices , yes I can see how fast they go and where they go . It does not mean they won't make bad choices , I was the party queen in college from my own mouth , I should have and could have made better choices . I parented both my kids through HS on chemo , you can bet there were nights I all but crawled to my car to find them and or pick them up from bad choices they made or could have . Mom come get me ! One of the best things I could have said to them " No matter how bad it is call me I will help you " What it really comes down to is this we can wean out , safety net , steer them in all directions but have no guarantee . But for the Grace of God go I , that is what my best friends father whispered in my ear when he overdosed in college . He came from a great home , had all the support and love a child could have . He made awful choices . I would never ever want to walk the path of the The Wynn family ... My heart goes out to them . Conner's life is gone there is no back tracking , no rectifying , no saving him . That is the sad part to die at such a young age is more then a heart could bare . His poor parents , how do we go on after such a finality ? I don't ever want to know . So Hi spy Mom is always lurking , and if I have to go out of state and make surprise visits I shall ... Keep your eyes on their road ! As best as you can . We can't blame anyone for a sad ending to a short life . We all have our own ... But for the grace of God go I and mine . It just makes me so sad for this family and young man . And yes Joanne there are just some schools in some places I would never send my kids , would you send yours into hell ? It's not a good beginning without a good foundation .We can start there . And it can be the safest place and the best school and still we have no warranty .
KC - Sayville April 2, 2014 at 09:53 am
All this rhetoric and we don't even know the cause of death yet?
LINDA AMAITIS April 2, 2014 at 06:36 pm
My daughter is in medical school because of the great science program at Hofstra. She had aRead More wonderful experience there. How about the killer at Yale? Please you are joking. The child molester at Penn State. The Duke team infamy. Give me a break!
Credit: National Museum of American History
Adina Genn (Editor) March 28, 2014 at 08:22 am
Hi Beatrice, thanks for commenting. Are you at the Smithsonian now?
Beatrice March 28, 2014 at 11:37 pm
Yes, I'm a fellow there. I went to grad school at Northwestern after my time at Patch. I write forRead More the magazine and website; it's a wonderful experience.
Adina Genn (Editor) March 29, 2014 at 08:47 am
Fantastic! Thanks for keeping in touch.
Mel and his first customer of 2014. Credit: Courtesy Photo
Bob March 28, 2014 at 02:29 pm
I saw him yesterday when I was taking a walk. Hopeful sign that Spring is here.
jonathan winant March 29, 2014 at 05:12 pm
Thank G-D it's not Mister Softee with the most annoying jingle on the face of the earth. AnyoneRead More ever hear about long gone "Bungalo Bar" they had very interesting trucks similar to the original Good Humor trucks where the driver had to exit and reach blindly into freezer compartments to retrieve ice cream.
jonathan winant March 29, 2014 at 05:15 pm
I hope they do not invent the mobile nail salon. They too might have a "Coming Soon" signRead More plastered across the front windshield just as numerous businesses have in their windows.
Lanning Taliaferro (Editor) March 27, 2014 at 10:31 am
Check this out for a great interactive weather map showing the extraordinary strength of the storm.Read More http://www.motherjones.com/blue-marble/2014/03/massive-storm-east-coast-new-england
joe thrapp March 25, 2014 at 09:36 pm
Not very nice Hamburger. You are obviously bigoted against the Irish. I hope God forgives you.
joe thrapp March 25, 2014 at 10:13 pm
Then you do not serve our people very well. Being Irish does not give you the right to insult theRead More Irish people. Hopefully, you will see your word bigoted words only add to disparaging the Irish. Beannachtaí Dé ort
Mrs. Dunning March 25, 2014 at 10:52 pm
What's more insulting than the title of this article is the picture of the young lady sitting on aRead More toilet bowl. I'm outraged that this is the representation of my town. I agree with Anne Healey!
Bob West March 24, 2014 at 07:29 pm
@ Christie - at times we've disagreed, but your comment above is just *excellent* and much deeperRead More than most of the sniping in Patch. Wish I could give you two "thumbs up" instead of just one.
christie nicolle March 24, 2014 at 08:47 pm
thanks Westy - + talk about celebs ... I'm still waiting for Rolling Stones fans to comment onRead More Jagger's dead girlfriend - I find this story truly mysterious.
Bob West March 24, 2014 at 11:43 pm
My vote for "what famous Long Islanders did this week" is none of the above. It was BillyRead More Joel doing an impromptu doo-wopp duo with Jimmy Fallon on his new show. Truly fun and even uplifting, especially compared to the above dark, dreary stuff. Sing along -http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cU-eAzNp5Hw
JGJR March 24, 2014 at 10:58 pm
I just finished reading through that sleep study that you quoted in contemporary pediatrics. It wasRead More quite an interesting and enlightening article. However, it only supports your claims after you minimized the primary factors contributing to those sleep disorders; poor sleep behaviors, environmentals, etc. Eliminating/reducing of the hours of late night TV, computer use, cell phone use is their first and most important stimulant to curb. The electionic light exposure is the problem. Then secondly, comes caffeine based drinks; sodas, coffees, teas and pills. Yes, page three of the article does support your claims backed by studies but let's be real here. There are parents that don't even know their children are watching/creating porn on their (babysitting devices, a.k.a. ipads) instead of doing their homework in the first place! What you're clearly suggesting is beyond the mass majority due to a lack of their own span of attention/ mindless reality tv viewing/ slutty gossip magazine reading public. The family unit needs to be in order before you go and revamp the entire school district at great expense and inconvenience to all the working stiffs (working more than one job to make ends meet). When people start taking accountability for their own problems and still cannot yield the desired results, then bring up the study again over a cup of coffee. ;-)
GM March 24, 2014 at 11:14 pm
This discussion should focus on finding what really works best to learn. Wake up call at 6 am forRead More high schoolers will change, as it's simply not required. Walking into a building for 6 hours a day to take classes in 40 minute intervals is absurd. Bombarding teens with data points on 6-8 different subjects per day needs review for efficacy. Immersive learning enables learning. Stay for an hour. Absorb. Question. Discuss. Apply. That's how many people learn best. This "speed dating" type structure has got to change.
brookhavenconfucius March 25, 2014 at 07:42 am
GM, you are INNOCENT, IF YOU THINK, "This discussion should focus on finding what really worksRead More best to learn." IT'S NOT ABOUT THAT, though proponents will say that's the 'focus' ! DID you come from MARS, or somewhere ?
(Photo: @NYIslanders Twitter)
Vincent March 18, 2014 at 10:51 am
scallop scum: I’m not Catholic, and I do like an occasional beer. But I will no longer orderRead More Heineken or Guinness.Even before the Catholic League’s Bill Donohue called for a boycott of the beers that boycotted the St. Patrick’s Day parade, I decided to withhold my patronage from the panderers. The parade is meant to honor St. Patrick. Gays are welcome at the parade; they just aren’t allowed to advertise themselves as such with banners and flags. There are multiple gay pride parades where they can do that. The corporate brains behind Heineken and Guinness pulled their sponsorship saying they support inclusiveness and diversity. But, in fact, they are supporting homogeneity — they want every parade to be like every other parade — and every parade should have gay groups. Jim Johnson NYPOST 3/18/14
Ralebird March 18, 2014 at 02:27 pm
geo - The Hampton Bays parade is great for the community and good for businesses. It gets peopleRead More out together after a long winter and provides a reason to come and see the area. If you're too much of a curmudgeon to appreciate that, just stay home for a couple of hours instead of whining - you have no place to go anyway.
Vincent March 19, 2014 at 07:20 am
Ralebird: I'm reading about the Hampton Bays parade in the Mineola Patch. Who runs this piece ofRead More garbage Patch? Rehire the old editors. These people have no clue.
"@PTI Yanks called me up. Sorry Jeet," tweeted Billy Crystal this week. (Photo: @BillyCrystal Twitter)
brookhavenconfucius March 18, 2014 at 05:09 am
WOULD YOU BELIEVE THIS ? The American actor has an estimated net worth of $185 million. He owes hisRead More fortune to smart stock investments, substantial property holdings, lucrative endorsement deals with CoverGirl cosmetics. He also owns several restaurants (the “Fat Crystal Burger” chain) in Washington, a Football Team (the “New York Angels”), has launched his own brand of Vodka (Pure Wondercrystal - US), and is tackling the juniors market with a top-selling perfume (With Love from Billy) and a fashion line called “Billy Crystal Seduction”. http://en.mediamass.net/people/billy-crystal/highest-paid.html
christie nicolle March 18, 2014 at 12:45 pm
not to get off topic, but can't Patch talk about someone more relevant - like the suicide of MickRead More Jagger's girlfriend? She's more interesting than Billy from Long Beach.
mildred petrassi April 7, 2014 at 06:33 pm
what did I miss? where is the article?
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brookhavenconfucius March 20, 2014 at 08:03 am
Let me tell you what I DONT agree with...one, is the LITERAL DEATH GRIP, that the BACON, LETTUCE,Read More TOMATO AGENDA, has on our BASIC FREEDOMS...including of Religion, AND OUR individual ability to Express Our Opinions. Considering these 'types', are only, estimated to be ONLY 4 PER CENT of our population, it's a case of the Tail, wagging the dog ! I am also against the RABID PROSELYTIZING AND INDOCTRINATION, OF OUR CULTURE AND CHILDREN, FROM PRE SCHOOL UP. IT HAS DESTROYED OUR NATION AND CULTURE.
christie nicolle March 20, 2014 at 10:32 am
Right on brookhaven* But give up enlightening fools... remember, George Bernard Shaw : "Don'tRead More argue with a pig - besides, the pig likes it"
Charlie Cheswick March 20, 2014 at 11:22 am
Brookhavenconfucious, I've found a great avatar for you:Read More https://twitter.com/francosoup/status/417032418739380225/photo/1/large
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wendy March 12, 2014 at 10:24 pm
I feel so bad for the people who got letters .in the 80's,my sister had a blood transfusion duringRead More her ceasarian,then got a letter & had to be tested because the hospital thought it might have been HIV tainted blood she was transfused with,( pre screening time)..luckily she was fine but this is A few mos. ago a dr in another hospital I was getting post sandy illness testing done at suggested I get hep a & b preventative inoculations..I said absolutely ! you never know what's going to happen..where..(I hope their serums were o.k. )Now,people protect yourselves..you never know what's going to happen.. where..it's better to be safe than sorry.
Rich Holler March 13, 2014 at 08:06 am
I think it s is a major news item. Wondering why it hasn't been picked up buy major outlets.
Verlia M. Brown March 13, 2014 at 08:26 am
In this day and age this should not have happened.Infection control which this falls under should beRead More strictly followed. In order to maintain your nursing license every four years a nurse nurse must take an infection control course. An investigation should be done and this nurse should be reported to the New York State Office of the Professions for professional misconduct. No magnetic status should be given to this hospital.American Nurse Credential Center should be informed. Stay strong folks and be positive. Good luck to all. Berlin m.Brown, RN.