Inspired By Her Fighting Spirit

Inspired By Her Fighting Spirit

In October 2005, Ali was involved in a car crash which left her with a spinal cord injury that has paralyzed her legs, leaving her with limited movement of her arms and no movement of her fingers. Since then, she struggled to find a workout was truly a right fit for her.

That was, until she joined Title Boxing Club in the Huntington village, where she ended up finding a true home!

Read on to learn how Ali has been welcomed with open arms in the Title Boxing Club family and how she was able to find a both a workout and community that were all she could ever want.

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Work Completed On Gerard Street Lot

Work Completed On Gerard Street Lot

After a months-long reconstruction project, the Huntington village municipal parking lot that has been home to heavy machinery since July is officially open for public parking.

“It was finished on time, as promised, for the final weeks of the holiday shopping season,” said Town Supervisor Frank Petrone on Monday, referring to the work as “a major parking lot rehabilitation project.”

Read on to learn more about what life has been like since the project has been completed, and especially what the Gerard Street lot merchants have to say now that construction is finally over!

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Experience Matisyahu On Stage Next Week

Experience Matisyahu On Stage Next Week

Judaism and reggae are not typically regarded as a common combination, but Matisyahu – Matthew Paul Miller – has managed to combine the two with success over his 14-year-long career in music.

The rapper from White Plains, N.Y., will take that combination – and what he said is the “real, authentic, inclusive experience” of his live shows – to The Paramount’s stage on Dec. 21.

Read on to learn more about this intriguing artist and to catch the full details on his upcoming performance!

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Army Store Evicted; Menagerie Seized

Army Store Evicted; Menagerie Seized

When the Suffolk County Sheriff’s Office arrived to evict two sisters from a Huntington residence and adjacent army surplus store on Wednesday, they found an estimated 100 exotic birds, 20 cats and one dog among hundreds of hoarded items, Suffolk County SPCA officials confirmed.

The furry and feathered creatures had been living in “deplorable” conditions with an “overwhelming” smell at 391 West Jericho Tpke., SPCA Chief Roy Gross said. Bird cages were scattered throughout both houses on the property; some birds were standing in 7 or 8 inches of feces; some could not stand up in their cages.

Read on to learn the full story, including how police have been working to help these animals in need.

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Three Car Crashes Blamed On Ice

Three Car Crashes Blamed On Ice

Three Dec. 11 crashes in Greenlawn, two of which resulted in multiple injuries, are being blamed on icy roads, first responders said.

Suffolk County Police said the first occurred at 6:42 a.m. on Pulaski Road and sent a Second Precinct cop to Huntington Hospital.

The later incident resulted in multiple injuries – including injuries that left one civilian woman critically hurt, according to a spokesman.

Read on to learn the full stories on all three crashes.

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School Speed Cameras Not Coming To Suffolk

School Speed Cameras Not Coming To Suffolk

A series of controversial speed cameras set to be installed near schools in Suffolk County will not be plugged in after all.

County Executive Steve Bellone announced the decision Tuesday, saying that a year of research into the program produced data that does not support its implementation.  

“As I have said from the beginning of my tenure as county executive, I will use data to drive decisions that I make on behalf of the residents of Suffolk County,” Bellone said in a release. “The data and research does not support the implementation of the school speed zone cameras in Suffolk County.”

Read on for the full story!

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PD: Fireworks To Blame For Some ‘Gunfire’ Scares In Huntington Station

PD: Fireworks To Blame For Some ‘Gunfire’ Scares In Huntington Station

The Second Precinct’s top cop reassured weary Huntington Station residents that the loud bangs they have heard in recent weeks have not been gunshots – but instead are the work of a fireworks-happy culprit.

Despite skepticism from some, Second Precinct Inspector Edward Brady said police have strong evidence that fireworks are to blame for the recent scares, which have resulted in the Facebook pages of parent and community groups for Huntington Station residents being peppered with reports of suspected gunfire in recent weeks.

Read on now for the full story.

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Student Recovering From Surgery Sends Robot To School In His Place

Student Recovering From Surgery Sends Robot To School In His Place

Walking through school hallways on his first day back in academia since his appendectomy, Long Island School for the Gifted freshman Jeffrey Kaji was present in mind but not in body – a reality made possible by a robot he could control via computer.

Read on to learn more about the robot technology Kaji used, how it functioned throughout the week of school, and what the future of this cutting edge technology could be!

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