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Huntington Community First Aid Squad Honored by Suffolk Regional Emergency Medical Services Council

The Huntington Community First Aid Squad (HCFAS) and three of its members will be recognized Saturday, June 12, 2021 by the Suffolk County Emergency Medical Services Council (REMSCO). The award ceremony will take place 10 AM at 2 Railroad Street, Huntington Station. These awards are for 2019 but presentation had been delayed because of the pandemic.
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The Allied Foundation Diaper Bank and Help Me Grow- Long Island Donates Over 53,000 Diapers with 43,000 Baby Wipes Locally

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In partnership with the Allied Foundation Diaper Bank, Long Island’s only diaper bank, Help Me Grow–Long Island recently donated 53,250 diapers and 43,200 baby wipes to struggling Long Island families for distribution through Island Harvest Food Bank. Even before the COVID-19 crisis, approximately one in three U.S. families experienced diaper need, a public health issue exacerbated […]

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COVID-19 EMOTIONAL SUPPORT HELPLINE AVAILABLE TO SUFFOLK COUNTY RESIDENTS

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ASSOCIATION FOR MENTAL HEALTH AND WELLNESS HOSTS HELPLINE AS LOCAL PARTNER AGENCY WITH NY PROJECT HOPE

The Association for Mental Health and Wellness (MHAW) – Suffolk County’s largest not-for-profit provider of programs, services, and advocacy for people facing mental health challenges – is offering an Emotional Support Helpline staffed by trained crisis counselors who help callers […]

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BAPS CHARITIES —2nd POP UP Covid-19 Vaccine Site

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BAPS Charities had a very successful 2nd Covid Vaccination pop-up clinic on Friday, March 26th. 2021, at BAPS Hindu Temple in Melville, Long Island.  A total of 550 people received the Pfizer vaccine, out of which 240 people received their 2nd dose. The vaccination and logistics were provided by NYS Covid Task force, in collaboration
with Stony Brook University […]

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18 Reasons I Won’t Be Getting a Covid Vaccine By Christian Elliot

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Editors Note: This story is very well written and researched. Christian lays out information in a  well thought out manner with back up from various Dr’s, governmental agency’s, Phd’s and researchers.  Please also read the links in the story. This is a long read but we believe it has valuable information for our readers.  Read […]

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Navigating Trauma Around the One Year Anniversary of COVID-19

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By Anthony Nave, LCSW, Regional Director of Outpatient Services at Mountainside
A year has now passed since the first confirmed case of the coronavirus in the United States.  Unfortunately, we are not out of the woods yet with the pandemic, despite progress with vaccine distribution.  While most would agree that the coronavirus has added to their stress, […]

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DISTRICT ATTORNEY SINI ISSUES URGENT PUBLIC SAFETY ANNOUNCEMENT

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Suffolk County District Attorney Timothy D. Sini was joined by Steven Chassman, Executive Director of the Long Island Council on Alcoholism & Drug Dependence (“LICADD”) today to issue an urgent public safety announcement warning residents of a dangerous trend in the sale of illicit substances pressed to look like prescription pills, including methamphetamine being pressed […]

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Meth and Cocaine: The Fourth Drug Wave?

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With news cycles largely focusing on the coronavirus, other public health concerns have taken a backseat, including the opioid crisis. Yet the drug epidemic ventures beyond opioids, and dismissing the dangers of non-opioid drugs could have lethal consequences. Stimulants, such as methamphetamine (meth) and cocaine, have also been rising in popularity, and early data suggests […]

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Mountainside Huntington Named Best Addiction Rehabilitation Center for the Second Year in a Row

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This February, Mountainside treatment center’s Huntington facility was awarded Best Addiction Rehabilitation Center for the second year in a row by Bethpage Best of Long Island. The contest, held annually for the last 16 years, acknowledges programs with exceptional performance in categories such as Health and Wellness, Arts and Entertainment, and Education. Mountainside, which opened its outpatient center in […]

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TWO NEW INMATE BUSES FOR THE SUFFOLK SHERIFF’S OFFICE

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Suffolk County Sheriff Errol D. Toulon, Jr. welcomed two new inmate buses this week to the Suffolk County Sheriff’s Office fleet of vehicles. The buses, manufactured by Blue Bird in Fort Valley, GA, were delivered to the Sheriff’s Office Fleet Services Unit at the Riverhead Correctional Facility on Wednesday, February 24, 2021 and received by […]

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