BCBA Gym shows no regrets after controversial Facebook post

By Brittany Tesoriero and Cosette Nuñez The director and head boxing coach at the BCBA Community Sports Center shows no remorse after homophobic posts on their Facebook page made in January were highly criticized by the LGBTQA-Visibility Coalition. “If you have an identity crisis we don’t deal with that,” Ray Bittinelli, the director and head boxing coach at BCBA, told… Continue reading BCBA Gym shows no regrets after controversial Facebook post

Long Island State Veterans Home prepares for 24th Passover Seder

By Joseph Wolkin and Cosette Nuñez Following the Jewish tradition, the man of the house sits at the head of the table for the Passover seder, a seat Meyer Josephson has taken every year. This year, however, he is sitting somewhere else. Instead of eating with his family, Josephson will be dining at the Long Island… Continue reading Long Island State Veterans Home prepares for 24th Passover Seder

Town of Oyster Bay raises money for Special Olympics New York athletes

By Cosette Nunez and Jordan Boyd Residents from the town of Oyster Bay participated in their fourth annual Polar Plunge fundraising over 65 thousand dollars on March 18 for the athletes of Special Olympics New York. Plungers who raised over $150 also received an official Polar Plunge sweatshirt to promote awareness of people living with intellectual disabilities in… Continue reading Town of Oyster Bay raises money for Special Olympics New York athletes

Islandia residents left reeling in the wake of Suffolk County Casino

By Cosette Nunez and Noah Buttner The Concerned Citizens of Suffolk County (CCSC), a group with 500 Facebook members, is pushing to elect a new mayor in the village of Islandia. The candidate, Neil Munro, has promised to support the lawsuit challenging the village approval of the new gaming facility, Jake’s 58 Casino on March… Continue reading Islandia residents left reeling in the wake of Suffolk County Casino

Airbnb soars in guests and host revenue on Long Island in 2016

By Cosette Nunez and Melissa Laker Airbnb expanded on Long Island in 2016 with nearly a 60 per cent increase in guests and host revenue, according to data released by Airbnb last Monday, Feb. 20 2017. The accommodation service reached 74,000 guests on Long Island last year, an increase of 57.4 per cent, whilst host… Continue reading Airbnb soars in guests and host revenue on Long Island in 2016

Increased success seen at CEWIT hackathon

By Cosette Nunez and Jhacquelle Swaby A five percent higher than usual female attendance in last week’s Hack@CEWIT hackathon marked a success for the first and longest weekend hacking event at Stony Brook University. Twenty-five percent of the participants during the 43-hour long February 17th to 19th hacking marathon were female, compared to the national… Continue reading Increased success seen at CEWIT hackathon