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Jul 21
published by jflanagan 6:09pm, Jul. 21, 2013 in Blog

The Nassau County Police Department will be conducting a multi-agency emergency response exercise that will take place at the Roosevelt Field Mall on Sunday, July 21st at 7:00pm.

The exercise will address interagency response to emergency situations by the Nassau County Police Department, Nassau County Office of Emergency Management, Roosevelt Field Security, local fire departments and area hospitals. These events will test response protocols.

The Nassau County Police Department is advising all media outlets that the police response at the Roosevelt Field Mall is a DRILL. This will be a closed training exercise with no media access. We are requesting the media to advise the public not to be alarmed. This is an exercise to further enhance interagency coordination while providing improved safety for our communities.

Jul 20
published by tvineeth 7:15am, Jul. 20, 2013 in Blog


Dr. James Tomarken, Commissioner of the Suffolk County Department of Health Services, issued an advisory against bathing at 20 beaches. The advisory is based on the heavy rainfall on Friday and the possible presence of elevated bacteria levels. Apart from the list above, Copiague Harbor Beach in Copiague also remains closed to bathing due to high bacterial levels.

The department recommends that bathing and other water contact be suspended in affected areas until the waters have been flushed by two successive tidal cycles (at least a 24-hour period) after the end of rainfall. Unless sampling conducted by the department finds elevated bacterial numbers persisting beyond the 24-hour period, this advisory will be lifted at 4 p.m. Saturday.

The beaches covered by the advisory are located in areas heavily influenced by stormwater runoff from the surrounding watersheds and adjacent tributaries.

For the latest information on affected beaches, call the bathing beach hotline at 852-5822, contact the Department's Office of Ecology at 852-5760 during normal business hours, or visit the website http://www.suffolkcountyny.gov/health. On the website, go under the “Our Environment” section and click “Beaches.”

Jul 18
published by Anonymous 5:53am, Jul. 18, 2013 in Blog

Restaurant Hunter "Signature Dish" Recipe: Chicken al Mattone at Cipollini in Manhasset

(Makes One Serving)

- Season 1/2 of a de-boned chicken (breast and thigh meat) on both sides with 1 teaspoon of salt and pepper.

- Heat a saute pan on medium-high heat, add 2 ounces of olive oil to the pan.

- Add chicken to the pan, skin-side down. Cook for 30 seconds, then place a tin foil-wrapped brick on top of chicken and press down. Cook for another minute.

- Place the chicken with the brick on top of it into a 350-degree oven for 15-17 minutes.

- While the chicken is in the oven, saute 3 halved fingerling potatoes and 2 cipollini onions with some olive oil over medium heat for about 3-4 minutes until onions caramelize.

- Add a half a head of frisee lettuce to the pan and saute 3-8 seconds until slightly wilted.

- To plate the dish, spread 2 ounces of rosemary chicken au jus onto the plate, followed by the frisee lettuce, fingerling potatoes and cipollini onions. Place chicken on top of the lettuce.

As told to us by Cipollini executive chef Jeffrey Scala. Watch new episodes of "Restaurant Hunter" Thursday nights at 8 PM on FiOS1!

Jul 17
published by tvineeth 10:54am, Jul. 17, 2013 in Blog

A former South Side High School soccer star can win an ESPY award if she gets enough online votes by July 17.

Crystal Dunn, a Rockville Centre resident who attends University of North Carolina, is up for the Excellence in Sports Performance Yearly award in the "Best Female College Athlete" category. Dunn also plays for the Women's National Soccer Team.

To vote for Dunn, visit this link, hit the "Click for More Categories" button and then select the "Best Female College Athlete" category.

Jul 17
published by Anonymous 5:28am, Jul. 17, 2013 in Blog

The Glen Cove Downtown Sounds summer concert series will add a second stage this year to go with the main stage at the city’s Village Square, at Glen and Bridge Streets. The additional smaller stage, between 1 & 3 School Street, will feature shows for children and acoustic acts. Performances at the weekly outdoor concert series are free. Start time: 7:30 PM. July 5, 12, 19, 26; August 2, 9, 16, 23, and 30. Bring seating. Free parking in nearby municipal garage. Series produced by the Glen Cove Downtown Business Improvement District and the City of Glen Cove. Visit www.glencovedowntown.org for artist listings and full details.

July 5 The Marty Napoleon Quartet featuring Bria Skonberg

July 12 Jimmy Webb with Special Guest Peter Calo

July 19 Mambo Loco

July 26 Antigone Rising

August 2 Quickdraw

August 9 Richie Cannata

August 16 Strawberry Fields

August 23 Andy Aledort and The Groove Kings featuring Chris Kinnear

Times Ten

August 30 Soul Sound Revue

Jul 15
published by kshrestha 2:52pm, Jul. 15, 2013 in Blog

MINEOLA — A former suburban New York police official has been sentenced to 60 days in jail and community service following his conviction on misconduct charges.

William Flanagan is a former Nassau County deputy police commissioner.

Prosecutors argued that Flanagan and two other police officials pulled strings to drop an investigation into the theft of about $10,000 in electronics from a high school. The suspected thief was the son of a businessman who had wined and dined police brass and donated to a police charity.

A jury convicted Flanagan of official misconduct, a misdemeanor, in February. He and his attorney said they will appeal the conviction.

Among those at Monday's sentencing was U.S. Rep. Peter King, who's a Flanagan supporter.

-- Associated Press

Jul 14
published by jflanagan 3:20pm, Jul. 14, 2013 in Blog

The death of Trayvon Martin was a tragedy. Not just for his family, or for any one community, but for America. I know this case has elicited strong passions. And in the wake of the verdict, I know those passions may be running even higher. But we are a nation of laws, and a jury has spoken. I now ask every American to respect the call for calm reflection from two parents who lost their young son. And as we do, we should ask ourselves if we’re doing all we can to widen the circle of compassion and understanding in our own communities. We should ask ourselves if we’re doing all we can to stem the tide of gun violence that claims too many lives across this country on a daily basis. We should ask ourselves, as individuals and as a society, how we can prevent future tragedies like this. As citizens, that’s a job for all of us. That’s the way to honor Trayvon Martin.

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Jul 14
published by jflanagan 2:58pm, Jul. 14, 2013 in Blog

Watch video of the verdict being read here.

Read a minute-by-minute timeline of the trial here.

Watch the Martin family's response to the verdict here.

Jul 11
published by Anonymous 5:17am, Jul. 11, 2013 in Blog

Restaurant Hunter "Signature Dish" Recipe: Braised Pork Osso Bucco at Rialto in Carle Place

(Makes one serving)

- Season Osso Bucco with a pinch of salt and pepper, then roll in flour.

- Add about 2 tablespoons of olive oil to a pot and sear the Osso Bucco over medium heat for about a minute.

- Add 1/2 cup of celery, 1/2 cup of carrots, 1/2 cup chopped spanish onion and 4 cloves of whole garlic to the pot, cook until golden brown, about a minute.

- Add 1 tablespoon dried rosemary, 1tablespoon thyme, 1 tablespoon dried sage, 1/2 cup dried porcini mushrooms, 1/2 cup red wine and 1/2 cup white wine to the pot and reduce for approximately 5-10 minutes.

- Add 2 cups of peeled plum tomatoes and crush in the pot, as well as a pinch of salt and pepper and 4 cups of brown demi glace. Let it cook on stovetop for a minute.

- Take pot and cover with tin foil. Place in 400-degree oven for 1 hour and 30 minutes.

- Serve with papardelle pasta, placing finished Osso Bucco on top of the pasta and pouring sauce over top.

As told to us by Rialto co-owner and executive chef Mario Fuentes. Watch new episodes of "Restaurant Hunter" Thursday nights at 8 PM on FiOS1!

Jul 10
published by tvineeth 10:20am, Jul. 10, 2013 in Blog

For more information on runner Chris Gommlich, visit his website. To find out more about the 2013 Gold Coast Bike Tour, click this link.

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