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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 Stephanie Hartman wanted to “figure out a way that we could help the consumer and the business owner at the same time; keeping commerce going, keeping it all local and having the people get a little bang for their buck,” said Kostakis. [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 seminars take place Oct. 22, 29 and Nov. 5 from 6 to 8:30 p.m at 1550 Franklin Ave. (Room 136) in Mineola.  [Read more...]

Carle Place Ranks Globally

Carle Place students are way ahead of the curve according to the results of an international assessment that measures reading, math and science skills.

The district was one of a handful on Long Island to participate in PISA (Program for International Student Assessment) testing, an international assessment that measures 15-year-old students’ reading, mathematics, and science literacy. The test compares how well students are doing compared to their peers around the globe. Carle Place students scored exceptionally high compared to their peers nationally and abroad in countries such as Germany, the United Kingdom and Australia. [Read more...]

Couple Wins $10K Toward New Home

Buying a home can be a long and tedious process. Finances have to be in check, paperwork has to be filled out and there are numerous open houses to attend. But for one Westbury couple, the home buying process recently got a whole lot easier, as they were the winners of a $10,000 prize from the Great Home Giveaway, a nationwide contest that gives prospective home buyers money towards their new home.

HomeGiveaway_101514AKeith Boyle and Lavender Rouzier are the first Long Island winners of the contest.

“We’ve been looking for a new house for a few years,” says Keith. “The $10,000 certainly doesn’t hurt.” [Read more...]

Alleged Church Burglar Arrested

A New Cassel man was arrested Oct. 13 for burglary and trespassing.

According to detectives, on Aug. 31 at 7:30 p.m. Raleigh Maddox, 44, of New Cassel, entered Eglise Baptist Haiti Enne Church located at 859 Prospect Ave., by prying open the front door.  Once inside, the defendant removed audio/visual equipment valued at approximately $12,000.  [Read more...]

Rooftop Entry Gains Burglars Money, Cigs

The Third Squad is investigating a Burglary that occurred on October 12 in Westbury. [Read more...]

Author Talks Bill Of The Century

Clay Risen, author of The Bill of the Century: The Epic Battle for The Civil Rights Act, will hold a book discussion and signing at the Westbury Memorial Public Library on Oct. 19. The free event will begin at 2:30 p.m. in the library’s meeting room.


This year marks the 50th anniversary of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 and Risen’s book brings to light a never-before thoroughly explored critical turning point in American history. In The Bill of the Century, Risen presents not just an inside story of the politics involved but a true account of the movement itself, detailing the historic battle waged from the streets of the deep South to the halls of Congress to bring this revolutionary bill into law.

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Canadian Tea Emporium Opens

A thick aroma of natural spices and herbs exudes from the color-coded wall of tea. The store is sparsely furnished, but the brightly colored product displays and upbeat alternative pop music accent the tea wall to create the trendy loose teashop that is DAVIDsTEA.

DavidsTea_101014ADAVIDsTEA opened in Roosevelt Field Mall six weeks ago, the first Long Island location.

Curiosity draws patrons to the smiling staff member holding a tray topped with small glasses of colorful tea. Inside the store, customers engage closely with the staff, smelling the varieties of loose tea as they pull the tins off the wall of more than 150 choices.

“The customers here are playful, I find,” said founding member and Head of Store Operations Kim Wiseman. “The customers are really into smelling and playing with the tea. It’s really different from New York where it’s a bit faster pace. People here have the time to get engaged with us.” [Read more...]

Westbury Teen Missing

The Missing Persons Squad reports the details of a missing juvenile on Sunday, October 5, 2014 at 9 p.m. in Westbury.

According to detectives, Maya McNair, 13, was last seen at her Baldwin Drive home and is possibly in the Roosevelt or Elmont area. Detectives ask anyone with information regarding the missing to contact Nassau County Missing Persons Squad at 516-573-7347.