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A photo of Martin “Marty” Doherty. Marty is an 84-year-old veteran who volunteers his time at the Long Island State Veterans Home.  LORI SAXENA/THE STATESMAN.

84 years making a marine: the life of Marty Doherty

Lori Saxena October 24, 2023

In 1958, on the corner of 150th St. and Tinton Ave. in the South Bronx, there was a small grocery store called Krabina’s. Right next to it was a candy shop that featured a jukebox and a television....

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Rendering of an aerial view of The Exchange, the proposed bid by Stony Brook University in developing Governors Island into a start-of-the-art climate research center. The University has been selected as the anchor institution for this project on April 24.  IMAGE PROVIDED BY SOM/MIYSIS

Stony Brook University to be anchor institution in $150 million Governors Island project

Tim Giorlando and Sonya Gugliara April 24, 2023
BREAKING: After two years of deliberation, Stony Brook University has been chosen as the anchor institution to develop The New York Climate Exchange.
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Simple Good offers sustainable alternatives to everyday items and products

Sonya Gugliara December 4, 2022

For reusable paper towels and all-natural skin care products, Simple Good is the place to go for people with a green-thumb. Simple Good provides customers with the opportunity to make sustainable and...

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The Ashley Schiff Preserve, across from Roth Community at Stony Brook University. Just east of Stony Brook University, the Long Island Pine Barren Reserve TIM GIORLANDO/THE STATESMAN

Pine beetles killing thousands of trees across Suffolk County

Lori Saxena December 4, 2022
The plan calls for 2,000 to 5,000 pine trees to be cut starting Nov. 29 through 2023 in an effort to slow the spread of the beetle throughout the region. The SPB can kill pine trees in only two to four months before spreading to other trees.
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A Ferrari 308 GTS showcased during the Robert D. Cess Concorso dEleganza XVI. The exhibit was free, open to the public, and featured Italian vehicles as a representation of Italian culture. NITHILAN RAJMOHAN/THE STATESMAN

Annual car show is Stony Brook University’s tie to the Italian Community

Nithilan Rajmohan September 25, 2022
On Sunday, Sept. 18, Stony Brook University’s Center for Italian Studies hosted the Robert D. Cess Concorso d’Eleganza XVI on the Physics Building’s lawn area. The show drew a crowd of approximately 575 people.
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Bethpage resident Wai Law running along the boardwalk from Seaford to Williamsburg, Brooklyn, during a 7-day charity marathon for Stony Brook University’s Thomas Hartman Center for Parkinson’s Research.  PHOTO COURTESY OF STONY BROOK MEDICINE

Long Island man runs over 320 miles for charity — and friendship

Sonya Gugliara August 24, 2022
Wai Law finished his third run for charity on July 31. He ran over 320 miles in seven days, raising money for Stony Brook University’s Thomas Hartman Center for Parkinson’s Research and The Adolescent Medicine Fund for Excellence, which contributes to Stony Brook’s Division of Adolescent Medicine.
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Members of the Youth Advisory Board. From left: Ahmad Perez, founder; Destiny Eusebio, vice chair; Jason Campos, vice outreach chair; Nathaly Cordova, outreach chair, Joshua Chan, chair.  / PHOTO COURTESY OF DR. REBECCA GRELLA

Brentwood holds first annual Youth Day

Aman Rahman August 23, 2022
Close to 1,000 people gathered at La Espiguita Soccer Academy in Brentwood on Aug. 12th for the first ever Youth Day held by the District 1 Youth Advisory Board. Organizers raised over $2,400 for school supplies and distributed around 500 backpacks.
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Stony Brooks Mall Walkers Club returns

Stony Brook’s Mall Walkers Club returns

Viola Flowers February 9, 2022
The Stony Brook Mall Walkers program, co-sponsored by Stony Brook University Hospital and Smith Haven Mall, relaunched on Jan. 26 with roughly 30 participants.
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Tim Sini, the former Suffolk County District Attorney. BEN CHIARAMONTE/SCPD IDENTIFICATION

LI sees red wave as election results come in

Niki Nassiri November 7, 2021
Long Island was engulfed in a red wave this Tuesday after heavy Republican turnout saw traditionally Democratic districts flip in favor of Republican candidates.
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The Building and Construction Trades Council of Nassau and Suffolk Counties protestors outside of the south entrance of Stony Brook University on Tuesday, Nov. 2. The local union is protesting a contract awardd to a non-union construction company to renovate Javits Lecture Hall. SARA RUBERG/THE STATESMAN

Long Island labor unions protest $37 million contract awarded to non-union group

Sara Ruberg November 2, 2021
The Building and Construction Trades Council of Nassau and Suffolk Counties and affiliated unions greeted drivers on the morning of Nov. 2 at the south entrance of campus with several red-eyed inflatable rats and an open casket as they protested Niram Construction's $37 million contract with the State University Construction Fund (SUCF).
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Stony Brook Hospital suspends 133 unvaccinated employees following mandate deadline

Stony Brook Hospital suspends 133 unvaccinated employees following mandate deadline

Niki Nassiri October 7, 2021
Stony Brook Hospital suspended 133 employees without pay on Sept. 29 after they failed to show COVID-19 vaccination proof, according to Stony Brook officials.
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Turning Point protest at Stony Brook Univeristy on Sept. 12,2021.  TIM GIORLANDO/ THE STATESMAN

Ideologies clash as Turning Point USA protest arrives to SBU campus

Maya Brown and Steven Keehner September 13, 2021
About 200 people from Turning Point USA (TPUSA), the New York Young Republican Club, the Long Island Loud Majority and surrounding community members gathered around the fountain at the Academic Mall on Sunday, Sept. 12, to protest mandatory vaccines.
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