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Study Finds 14 Deficient Bridges on Long Island

According to an article recently published in Patchogue Patch, written by Paige McAtee  it identified 14 bridges on Long Island that were deemed structurally deficient based on the State transportation departments report that has identified 56,000 structurally deficient U.S. bridges overall. According to the report quoted within the article: Of the 17,462 bridges in New York,… read more

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When Valentine’s Day is a Health Hazard

  A romantic evening at the emergency room isn’t the Valentine’s Day most people have in mind but candy, flowers and kissing can come with hidden health hazards to pets, children and people with allergies. Food allergies Over 30,000 people end up in the emergency room each year because of food allergies and the number… read more

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NYC Doorman Dies Shoveling Snow in Freak Accident

According to the NYPD and reported by the NY Post, an Upper Eastside Doorman was killed today in a freak accident while shoveling snow.  He fell through a glass window and had his throat slit by glass, police sources said.  The 57 year old was shoveling snow leading downward into the lobby at an apartment… read more

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Constantly Sick? Maybe this is Why!

It’s that time of the year again. The cold and flu season is upon us. Germs that cause illness hide in some hard to reach places.Want to avoid an infection? Worry less about the public restroom and more about what’s going on in your own home, particularly in the kitchen. People have a tendency to… read more

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Scholarship Created to Help Combat Distracted Driving

Long Island, New York, January, 2017 – Personal injury law firm Rosenberg & Gluck, LLP is doing its part to help prevent distracted driving by creating a $5,000 scholarship to help a student offset the cost of college while raising awareness on the issue. The statistics are harrowing. Every day in the United States, over… read more

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Deaths from Recent Train Crashes – All Preventable

Unfortunately, 2017 started with yet another train crash. A Long Island Rail Road (LIRR) commuter train crashed at the Atlantic Terminal in Brooklyn, injuring more than 100 passengers. Fortunately, the injuries were less serious compared to the crash at Hoboken Terminal in New Jersey on September 29, 2016, which killed one bystander, injured more than… read more

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The Killer on New Year’s Eve

New Year’s Eve Drunk Driving Kills It is no secret that alcohol and driving is a lethal combination. One bad decision can lead to death, injury and destruction, not to mention a lifetime of regret. Nothing says Happy New Year better than the pop of a champagne. Combine that champagne toast with an open bar… read more

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Hazardous Holiday Season

Sadly there were three serious house fires on Long Island last week.  Many homeowners are very concerned about fire hazards in their own home following these recent tragedies.  There are many hazards linked to the holiday season. There is nothing more festive around the holidays than a live Christmas tree, gaily decorated with twinkling lights, the… read more

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Beware of Recalled Toys Still On Store Shelves

With the hustle & bustle of the holidays approaching, many parents and caregivers are scrambling to get their kids the hottest toys of the season. However, too many adults assume that if a toy has made it onto a retailer’s shelves, it is safe for children to play with. The sheer number of toys and… read more

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Is Your Hospital Safe…Where does yours rank?

Long Island Hospital Safety Grades Revealed  In the most recent survey, New York ranked 46th in the nation, down from 44th,  for hospital safety by  The Leapfrog Group, a Washington, D.C. nonprofit watchdog organization. Leapfrog’s mission is to use their collective influence to foster positive change in U.S. healthcare.   The Leapfrog Group uses 30 evidence-based measures of patient safety that include things like injuries, accidents and infections. Numerical… read more

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It’s Real and Affecting Many…Election Stress Disorder

Adultery, sexual assault, walls to keep out Mexicans…the 2016 Presidential Campaign between Donald J. Trump, the Republican Party nominee, and Hillary Clinton, the Democratic Party nominee, has gotten downright dirty. Just when it doesn’t seem it can get any worse, it does. A recently released “Access Hollywood” clip featured  Trump bragging in vulgar terms about… read more

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Keeping Safe This Fall

The air is getting crisp and the trees are becoming splashed with brilliant hues of red, yellow, orange, and gold. Although the changing colors of autumn leaves are beautiful, when they fall to the ground they can become extremely slippery, especially when they become wet. Driving on Leaves Many do not realize that driving on… read more

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A Sober Assessment of High-Risk Drinking in College

College is in full swing, a time for new experiences, meeting people, and making memories that will last a lifetime. Unfortunately for many, it is also a time of excessive drinking and dealing with its aftermath—vandalism, violence, sexual aggression, and even death. The statistics are harrowing. More than 1,800 students die each year from alcohol-related… read more

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Study Shows Deadly Teen Crashes Spike

A new federal study has found that teen drivers and their young passengers are dying at an alarming rate. The number of teenagers involved in deadly car crashes is rising for the first time in nearly a decade. New data from the American Automobile Association  (AAA) reveal a 10-percent increase last year in teen driving deaths…. read more

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No Clowning Around on Long Island

Teen Chased at Knife Point. Several School Lockdowns. Police Issue Warning. The latest clown sighting took a scary turn when a 14-yr-old was chased after leaving Malverne High School in Nassau yesterday, police say.  The teen was approached from behind by a person who was dressed in a purple clown costume with a white mask, red wig and… read more

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Drivers Slow Down…Speed Cameras Proposed for LIE

Red Light, Green Light, Go Speed cameras should be explored for the Long Island Expressway, said a Nassau County official in reaction to nine people being killed in crashes on the road in the month of August alone. Nassau Comptroller George Maragos tweeted, “Something has to be done to eliminate this weekly sorrow. Perhaps speed cameras… read more

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Emergency Room Visits Increase When Children Go Back to School

Now that children have headed back at school, the reality is this month is one of the busiest of the year for local emergency rooms. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, every year, emergency departments treat more than 200,000 children ages 14 and younger for playground-related injuries. Not only are many broken bones… read more

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Danger Lurks Throughout American Amusement Parks

The stories have been horrific. A ten-year-old boy was killed on August 7 during a ride on the world’s tallest waterslide. Caleb Schwab was sadly decapitated on the Verruckt raft ride at the Schlitterbahn WaterPark in Kansas City, Kansas. That same day, two riders were injured when a launch cable detached at the Top Thrill… read more

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1 Child Every 9 Days in the U.S. is Dying in A Hot Car… Why?

Statistics On All The Children Who Have Died In Hot Cars Shows Precautions Are Vital It happens, on average a child tragically dies due to heatstroke suffered in a hot vehicle once every nine days.  This statistic is staggering and devastating. During the summer month’s it’s a habit for many people to leave their children… read more

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Is There A Water Crisis in Long Island Schools?

We assume that when we turn on our faucets crystal clear water will come gushing out. Unfortunately that is not always the case.  As a matter of fact, there is a very strong possibility that your child is drinking lead-tainted water in school. Recently, on Long Island unacceptable levels of lead have been found in… read more

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Come Out & Meet Us At “Alive After Five”

Rosenberg & Gluck are thrilled to be part of this popular free summer street festival, which is run by the Greater Patchogue Chamber of Commerce.  The streets of Patchogue Village come “Alive After Five” with local craft beverages and wine, live music, artists, street vendors and activities for all ages every other Thursday in July & August…. read more

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Is “Pokemon Go” More Dangerous Than Fun?

Police: Teen robbed at gunpoint playing Pokemon Go in Lake Ronkonkoma According to New12 Long Island, Police say a 19-year-old playing Pokemon Go in Lake Ronkonkoma was robbed at gunpoint last night.  Police reported that the teen was playing along Lake Shore Drive around 5 p.m. Wednesday when the incident occurred.  Police say three people in… read more

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