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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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Cars parked in South P, the commuter student parking lot. PAULA PECEGO/STATESMAN FILE

Stony Brook University Hospital drive-through testing for COVID-19 delayed

Brianne Ledda March 15, 2020
The Three Village Civic Association posted later on Sunday that “due to a worldwide shortage, Stony Brook University Hospital did not receive the swabs needed to conduct their COVID-19 drive-thru testing as planned and is now on hold.”
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Map of Suffolk County in New York State. PUBLIC DOMAIN

Suffolk County declares state of emergency and New York bans large gatherings, as coronavirus cases increase

Alek Lewis March 14, 2020
Suffolk County Executive Steve Bellone declared a state of emergency in Suffolk County on Thursday afternoon after the number of confirmed coronavirus cases in the county more than doubled in a day.
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An affordable housing project for the LGBT community in Bay Shore is closing down. The center was also used for social events and HIV testing. CAITLYN MCDUFFEE/COURTESY OF THE OPSREY

Construction starting for Long Island’s first LGBT affordable housing project

Caitlyn McDuffee and Augustus Fei April 14, 2019
The 16-year-old structure is being torn down this April to make room for 75 units of budget-friendly residential properties, which will be built by The D&F Development Crew and expected to be ready for use by May 2020.
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USG Vice President of Communications and Public Relations Mario Ferone (left) has expressed hope that the Ronkonkoma building plans will benefit students. (MANJU SHIVARAN / THE STATESMAN)

Ronkonkoma plans to build town hub

Caithlin Pena February 20, 2014
Being a Stony Brook University resident student is not at all an isolating experience. Suffolk Transit buses take students to off-campus locations such as Smith Haven Mall and grocery stores, and university buses do the same on weekends. The new 7Bus, stationed at the Student Activities Center, stops at various locations in New York City. And the Long Island Rail Road is right on-campus as well, taking students all over Long Island and to NYC. The LIRR also takes students to Port Jefferson’s Main Street hub. With a five to 10 minute train ride, students can wander the numerous shops and restaurants there.
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