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Community Hero Honored

Ivan Johnson remembers his older brother Marvin as hardworking, inspirational and fun loving. But the most notable quality about Marvin, who passed away unexpectedly this past May at age 48 after a three- week battle with pneumonia, was his love for the community.  “He was so active in the community. He always threw … [Read More...]


Unlocking The Mind With Art

Robert Ferguson, a scholar turned artist, identifies more with Freud than with Van Gogh. He is a self taught painter who worked as a clinical psychologist for more than 20 years and holds a Master’s Degree in Psychology from The Pratt Institute. He graduated from Adelphi University in 1990, where he studied art … [Read More...]


Lotto Underway For New Homes

Fifteen New Cassel homes are up for grabs through the new North Hempstead Workforce Housing Program.  The town, North Hempstead Community Development Agency (CDA) and Nassau County, along with the Long Island Housing Partnership, Inc. will be holding a home ownership lottery for the new initiative, which consists of 15 … [Read More...]


Schools Keep Watchful Eye On Enterovirus

Despite the national media attention about Ebola in recent weeks, there is one virus that is actually affecting Long Islanders—enterovirus D68 (EV-D68). One of the first cases was identified in North Hempstead on Sept. 18 and a recent case on Oct. 15 in Suffolk County, led school officials to close the school as a health … [Read More...]


Startup Keeps Discount Savings On Long Island

The founders of the popular Facebook group “Massapequa Moms,” a ‘virtual living room with 6,700 people,’ are leveraging their social media power to create a new discount loyalty card good all over Long Island—including, they hope, in Westbury. With a hugely popular Facebook community, co-founders Dawn Boyle Kostakis and … [Read More...]


Painting Cures The Pain For Artist

They say music soothes the soul, but for Westbury artist Barbara Lewin, it is painting that uplifts her spirits, and as she explains, it is literally just what the doctor ordered. “My doctor knew that I was an artist and for physical and mental therapy he told me to paint,” says Lewin. … [Read More...]

Small Business Seminar

Legislators  Siela A. Bynoe, Kevan Abraham and Carrie Solages will be hosting small business empowerment seminars to help empower and engage new and small local business owners. While all are invited to the seminars, minority, women and first generation American entrepreneurs are encouraged to attend with enthusiasm. The … [Read More...]

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