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Ocean Beach Settles Ex-cops’ Suit for $85K

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The Incorporated Village of Ocean Beach settled for $85,000 a lawsuit in which five former seasonal village police officers alleged that they were wrongfully terminated for not participating in corruption in the department. It was a tepid conclusion to a scandalous case that drew national headlines when the suit was first filed in 2007, as the plaintiffs originally sought $350 million in damages.

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Shake it Off!

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If we look to nature, trees shake off their old leaves to clear themselves for new growth. Both animals and children shake out without being taught to do so. In a kind universe, why wouldn’t we be set up to release trauma and start anew each day?

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Rose Rouses Crowds at the Friars Club

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Rose has been performing for over 65 years and shows no signs of slowing down. She is not your typical drag act. No big wigs, no six inch stiletto heels and pounds of make up, she is totally natural Rose Levine. On Wednesday December 8, longtime Cherry Grove resident Bob Levine, brought his alter ego, Rose to the historic Friars Club in New York City.

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Long Island Locals Kickstart Shoe Drive for the Homeless

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Nearly 4,000 people on Long Island are suffering from homelessness according their website – with approximately 1,650 being children. They began looking for ways to help. After much research, they arrived at the decision to start up a shoe drive. Footwear is one of the most needed necessities for this vulnerable population. “We are hoping that this drive grows to be as big as possible,” Kurka said.

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To Be or Not To Be

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However, lately I find writing that to do list feels almost insurmountable. A slew of guilt-ridden thoughts follow, for what I know, even as I write it, that most will likely not get done. 

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“Invisible Threads: From Wireless to War” Unravels Long Island’s Hidden History of Technology and Espionage

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Long Islanders are getting a rare chance to attend a special viewing of Joseph Sikorski’s, “Invisible Threads, From Wireless to War,” which follows his 2015 documentary “Tower to the People,” which will be screened at Lessing’s Bourne Mansion in Oakdale on Friday, November 12 at 8 p.m. The screening will benefit the Tesla Science Center at Wardenclyffe and the Long Island Radio & TV Historical Society(LIRTVHS).

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For Sale: CJ’s Bar and Palms Hotel Fire Island

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Now, 17 years after founding this enterprise, The Palms Hotel and CJ’s Restaurant and Bar are up for sale. “We feel that we have fulfilled our vision of The Palms and nurtured its development,” Laura stated. “We assembled property as they became available to create a well-rounded experience and we feel that it is time to pass the baton to another entity.”