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Barrett Brown: American Journalist, Whistleblower & Prisonernew

The unofficial face of Anonymous is the only journalist jailed in America for sharing a publicly available link. Who's next?
Long Island Press  |  Rashed Mian  |  04-10-2014  |  Civil Liberties

My Squashed Interview With Steve Madden, Shoe Guru-Turned-Ex-Convictnew

A puff piece about shoes transforms into an essay that will likely result in the firing of several of Steve Madden's publicists after a botched attempt at damage control.
Long Island Press  |  Jaime Franchi  |  04-04-2014  |  Media

Ronald Bower Spent Nearly 23 Years Behind Bars for Crimes He Likely Didn't Commitnew

Ronald Bower has been granted parole after nearly 23 years in prison for crimes an ever-growing number of law enforcement officials believe he did not commit. Most recently, the NYS Attorney General's Office wrote to the Parole Board it was "Highly Unlikely" he committed these crimes. Until he gets exonerated, however, he's still a convicted sex offender. Thus, the family and attorney's quest for justice continues.
Long Island Press  |  Christopher Twarowski  |  03-17-2014  |  Crime & Justice

NY Medical Marijuana Debate Heats Upnew

Will New York become the 21st state to legalize cannabis?
Long Island Press  |  Spencer Rumsey  |  01-09-2014  |  Health

New Revelations About Infamous Lufthansa Heistnew

Cop breaks silence on mob case that left 16 dead, $6 million missing.
Long Island Press  |  Shelly Feuer Domash  |  12-12-2013  |  Crime & Justice

New LIRR Massacre Documentary Resurrects Past Horrorsnew

On Dec. 7, 1993 a crowded Long Island Rail Road train left Penn Station at rush hour. As countless Long Islanders can still recall, a tragedy unfolded between New Hyde Park and Merillon Avenue.
Long Island Press  |  Spencer Rumsey  |  12-05-2013  |  Movies

Hollywood Eastnew

How Angelina Jolie, James Spader and Kevin Bacon have infused life into a cash-strapped New York municipality. (And Spider-Man, too.)
Long Island Press  |  Rashed Mian  |  11-06-2013  |  Economy

Foreclosed Homes Shelter Crime, Threaten Communitiesnew

With the highest concentration of foreclosed homes in New York State, several Long Island communities have been transformed into boarded-up crime dens, with no solid solution in sight.
Long Island Press  |  Timothy Bolger  |  11-06-2013  |  Crime & Justice

Imagine: John Lennon on Long Islandnew

A little-known tale about the Beatle's adventures along the North Shore and its influence on Double Fantasy.
Long Island Press  |  Christopher Twarowski  |  10-05-2013  |  History

New Doc Re-ignites Old Suspicions About TWA Flight 800 Disasternew

On 17th anniversary of Flight 800's explosion off the coast of Long Island, new documentary's director answers questions about the tragedy and re-ignites suspicions over its true cause.
Long Island Press  |  Spencer Rumsey  |  07-21-2013  |  Movies

Revolution's Family Tree: Franklin and Adams to Manning and Snowdennew

A behind-the-scenes multimedia look inside Bradley Manning's court martial, its ramifications on journalism and civil liberties, and the handful of journalists who've been covering it since the beginning.
Long Island Press  |  Christopher Twarowski, Rashed Mian and Jed Morey  |  07-08-2013  |  Civil Liberties

Muslim Americans: Behind The Veil Of A Religion Under Attacknew

"Don't allow the terror to prevail, don't let it make us hateful inside, don't let the anger eat away at us. On the contrary, let us defeat terror by surviving and by reaching out to one another, by building bridges with each other by educating one another on who we really are."
Long Island Press  |  Rashed Mian  |  05-02-2013  |  Religion

Fire, Gas Leaks and Power Outages Mar Elections in Long Island, NYnew

To say that Hurricane Sandy has made the 2012 election one for the record books would be a gross understatement.
Long Island Press  |  Christopher Twarowski, Lindsay Christ, Rashed Mian, Timothy Bolger and Dan O'Regan  |  11-06-2012  |  Elections

Continuous Hurricane Sandy-Related Coveragenew

Long Island Press has been providing nonstop coverage of Hurricane Sandy and its devastating aftermath, turning the paper's website and Facebook page into an up-to-the-minute, one-stop resource for a region still reeling.
Long Island Press  |  Long Island Press News Staff  |  11-05-2012  |  Disasters

Frankenstorm Sandynew

Long Island prepares for multiple-day power outages.
Long Island Press  |  Staff  |  10-29-2012  |  Disasters

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