Category Archives: The Long Islander

Retail Off Table For Platts Tavern Site

HUNTINGTON, New York, June 11

BY: Andrew Wroblewski

The requested zone change required to move forward with plans to develop a mixed use building to house medical office and retail center at the southeast corner of East Main Street and Park Avenue was amended Tuesday during a public hearing before the Huntington Town Board.

The proposed change eliminates the possibility of retail uses from the previously proposed plans.

A public hearing at Tuesday’s Town Board meeting focused on a zone change required to move forward with building plans for the historic southeast corner of East Main Street and Park Avenue.
A public hearing at Tuesday’s Town Board meeting focused on a zone change required to move forward with building plans for the historic southeast corner of East Main Street and Park Avenue.

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‘Deeds 4 Drew’ Turning Tragedy Into Kindness

HUNTINGTON STATION, New York, June 11

BY: Andrew Wroblewski

Drew Nugent was the type of person whose smile could light up a room. As his mother, Johanna said, typically once the 18-year-old lit up that room, he’d do whatever he could to help out those in it.

Nugent’s life, however, was tragically cut short on Aug. 5, 2011 – just weeks after he graduated from Walt Whitman High School.

Yet his lifestyle continues to live on through an initiative founded in his memory.

Johanna Nugent lost her son, Drew, tragically on Aug. 5, 2011, but has worked to keep his memory alive through the pay-it-forward initiative, Deeds 4 Drew.
Johanna Nugent lost her son, Drew, tragically on Aug. 5, 2011, but has worked to keep his memory alive through the pay-it-forward initiative, Deeds 4 Drew.

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NYU Langone Acquires Huntington Medical Group

TOWN OF HUNTINGTON, New York, June 11

BY: Andrew Wroblewski

In order to adapt to a changing healthcare environment, one of Manhattan’s elite healthcare providers has teamed up with Huntington Medical Group – a 365-day-a-year practice that sees approximately 1,000 patients each day.

Huntington Medical Group – now NYU Langone Huntington Medical Group – was acquired by NYU Langone Medical Center as a part of a vision by officials to adapt to the changing healthcare environment. Inset: Andrew Brotman, left – senior vice president and vice dean for clinical affairs and strategy, chief clinical officer at NYU Langone – and Raman Bhasin, right, medical director for Huntington Medical Group.
Huntington Medical Group – now NYU Langone Huntington Medical Group – was acquired by NYU Langone Medical Center as a part of a vision by officials to adapt to the changing healthcare environment. Inset: Andrew Brotman, left – senior vice president and vice dean for clinical affairs and strategy, chief clinical officer at NYU Langone – and Raman Bhasin, right, medical director for Huntington Medical Group.

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Town’s Newest Nature Preserve Opens

COLD SPRING HARBOR, New York, June 11

BY: Andrew Wroblewski

After years of planning, Suffolk County’s newest nature preserve – nestled in a cozy Cold Spring Harbor neighborhood – opened to the public early Saturday afternoon.

Suffolk County’s newest nature preserve, the Wawapek Preserve is found in Cold Spring Harbor on a portion of the former DeForest Williams estate at the intersection of Spring Hill Road and Mowbray Lane North.
Suffolk County’s newest nature preserve, the Wawapek Preserve is found in Cold Spring Harbor on a portion of the former DeForest Williams estate at the intersection of Spring Hill Road and Mowbray Lane North.

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Algieri Wins Fans Despite Losing Decision

GREENLAWN, New York, June 4

BY: Andrew Wroblewski

When the judges’ decision was announced Friday night at the Barclays Center, Greenlawn’s Chris Algieri was unanimously defeated by Amir Khan. Through 12 rounds, the judges ruled, Khan was the better boxer.

Yet, in the eyes of many, Algieri was the better performer. Thanks to an aggressive new style, the 31-year-old former world champion was a victor even in defeat.

Greenlawn native Chris Algieri, right, throws a right hook at English boxer Amir Khan on Friday night at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn. (Photo by Lucas Noonan/Premier Boxing Champions)
Greenlawn native Chris Algieri, right, throws a right hook at English boxer Amir Khan on Friday night at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn. (Photo by Lucas Noonan/Premier Boxing Champions)

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Stars Shine At 5th Annual Hunting-Tony Awards

TOWN OF HUNTINGTON, New York, June 4

BY: Andrew Wroblewski

For the fifth year, the Town of Huntington sent out its secret judges to all of the high school productions –musicals and plays – throughout the township that students and staff work day in and day out to produce, perform and promote. That process culminated on Tuesday night with the annual Hunting-Tony awards show at the John W. Engeman Theater in Northport

Before the festivities began, Huntington Councilmembers Susan Berland, right center, and Mark Cuthbertson, left center, pose for a picture with two Hunting-Tony nominees.
Before the festivities began, Huntington Councilmembers Susan Berland, right center, and Mark Cuthbertson, left center, pose for a picture with two Hunting-Tony nominees.

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High School To Build News $1.2M Stadium

SOUTH HUNTINGTON, New York, June 4

BY: Andrew Wroblewski

Continuing with the recent trend of renovations and additions to St. Anthony’s High School, officials announced last week plans for a new stadium to be constructed on the southeast lawn of the South Huntington school’s property.

St. Anthony High School’s Principal Brother Gary Cregan, left, and Director of Development Don Corrao present James Metzger, a Melville native and chairman and CEO of insurance broker The Whitmore Group, during a press conference where it was announced Metzger donated the “lead gift” towards construction of the James C. Metzger Stadium, which school officials hope to complete before the year’s end.
St. Anthony High School’s Principal Brother Gary Cregan, left, and Director of Development Don Corrao present James Metzger, a Melville native and chairman and CEO of insurance broker The Whitmore Group, during a press conference where it was announced Metzger donated the “lead gift” towards construction of the James C. Metzger Stadium, which school officials hope to complete before the year’s end.

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Town Of Huntington Obituaries (Week Of May 31)

TOWN OF HUNTINGTON, New York, June 4

BY: Andrew Wroblewski

Obituary listings for the Town of Huntington.

Jean Ann Barbagallo, William J. Boyd and Felix E. Perkowski.
Jean Ann Barbagallo, William J. Boyd and Felix E. Perkowski.

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Study Results To Be Released Two Years After Fatal Crash

TOWN OF HUNTINGTON, New York, June 4

BY: Andrew Wroblewski

The results of the Woodbury Road safety study will be announced June 15, nearly two years after a 21-year-old Melville mad died there in a two-vehicle crash.

A two-car crash closes Woodbury Road in both directions from Hawxhurst Road to Donovan Drive on July 28, 2014. The results of a safety study on the stretch will be announced on June 15.
A two-car crash closes Woodbury Road in both directions from Hawxhurst Road to Donovan Drive on July 28, 2014. The results of a safety study on the stretch will be announced on June 15.

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