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  • Clarence Page: Even in academic excellence, being black comes at a price

    Congratulations, Kwasi Enin. You're a 17-year-old Long Island high school student who applied to all eight of the nation's elite Ivy League universities — and received acceptance letters from all of them. For this astounding feat, you now get to...
  • Did Comcast Raise Cable-TV Rates 68% in the Past Four Years? Not Exactly

    The eye-popping claim certainly got some headline play: Comcast raised basic-cable rates 68% from 2009-13, while Time Warner Cable -- the target of Comcast's proposed $45 billion acquisition -- actually reduced them by 2.5% over the same time period....
  • Investing: small banks, big dividends

    Kiplinger's Personal Finance Not all banks have been dividend duds since the Great Recession, when many firms slashed payouts to pennies per share. A recent report by SNL Financial, a financial-services research firm, found that 20 banks had lifted their...
  • Nursing home sued over stripper show for residents

    Nursing home sued over stripper show for residents
    A Long Island nursing home hired male exotic dancers to perform for its patients, according to a lawsuit. The suit, filed March 13, claims that East Neck Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Suffolk County, N.Y., hired "male strippers to perform" as a...
  • Nursing home accused of hiring male strippers

    Nursing home accused of hiring male strippers
    A Long Island nursing home is being sued for allegedly hiring male strippers to celebrate the 85th birthday of one of its residents.  The son of the 85-year-old woman is suing East Neck Nursing and Rehabilitation Center, alleging that the nursing home...
  • Stroudsburg High golfer soaks in Augusta experience

    Stroudsburg High golfer soaks in Augusta experience
    Breathtaking. That's how Brian Frey, a sophomore golfer at Stroudsburg High, described Augusta National. "Everything was perfect," Frey said of his first trip to the site of this week's Masters. Frey was one of 12 players in his age group to compete...
  • Major forest fire in New Jersey sends smoke odor to neighboring states

    Major forest fire in New Jersey sends smoke odor to neighboring states
    Reports of a smoky odor and haze in Philadelphia and parts of New York City, including Long Island, stem from a major forest fire burning in a remote area of New Jersey's Wharton State Forest. Emergency radio dispatches indicate firefighting activities,...
  • Watch bench-clearing brawl during NYPD, FDNY charity hockey game

    Watch bench-clearing brawl during NYPD, FDNY charity hockey game
    Surely, members of New York City's police and fire departments had the best of intentions when they agreed to take part in a charity hockey game on Sunday. But that goodwill fell to the wayside late in the second period of the annual event at Nassau...
  • Michael Cera, Seth Green, Sarah Silverman Get Xbox Series

    Michael Cera, Seth Green and Sarah Silverman are among the newest notable names Xbox Entertainment Studios is turning to as it fills out a slate of original series it will start releasing across Microsoft's video game platforms and mobile devices this...
  • Peter Matthiessen dies at 86; acclaimed author wrote 'The Snow Leopard'

    Peter Matthiessen dies at 86; acclaimed author wrote 'The Snow Leopard'
    Peter Matthiessen, a rich man's son who rejected a life of ease in favor of physical and spiritual challenges and produced such acclaimed works as "The Snow Leopard" and "At Play in the Fields of the Lord," died Saturday. He was 86. His publisher...
  • Betting the NCAA tournament brings back memories of grandpa

    Betting the NCAA tournament brings back memories of grandpa
    HENDERSON, Nev. -- I like to hang out at the Green Valley Ranch sports book, my occasional home away from home. Especially now, during the NCAA basketball tournament. But the other night, as I sipped my beer, I looked at the empty seat next to me. My...