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  • Long Island boy leading the charge to fight childhood cancer

    SUFFOLK COUNTY — Frankie Mattera, 10, was diagnosed with cancer at the tender age of 5 years old. After a grueling six month battle with the disease, Mattera is now leading the charge to raise money for the St. Baldrick’s Foundation, a non-profit organization fighting to find cures for children with cancer. Friday, Mattera, along with nine faculty members from his school, stood in front of the whole school and shaved their heads for the cause. Mattera has raised over […]

  • PSEG safely relocates Long Island osprey home after they nested near wires of utility pole

    BAYVILLE, L.I. — The small Long Island town of Bayville was the site of a delicate relocation of an osprey nest to a safer location. The birds had dangerously built their nest on a PSEG utility pole, right by the cross wires. PIX11’s Keith Lopez was on the scene as the company used a three-man crew to safely move the unoccupied nest to a new platform approximately 6 feet higher for the safety of the once-near-extinct birds, and also the […]

  • Long Island hospital celebrates 102nd birthday of man who’s volunteered there for 23 years

    Friends and family gathered Tuesday for a surprise celebration for hospital volunteer Arthur Seidman. He turns 102 on Thursday. The elegant and stylish Seidman, who still drives himself to work, has over 15,500 volunteer hours logged over the last 23 years at North Shore University Hospital. As a small token of their appreciation, the hospital had a very special musical guest for the birthday boy. Videographer Keith Lopez was there.

  • Long Island couple’s special Valentine’s Day after wife donates kidney to husband

    LONG ISLAND — One woman’s wish for a healthy husband this Valentine’s Day came true – and she has herself to thank. Jacqueline and Vincent Streffacio have known each other for 40 years and have been married for TK years. The Lindenhurst couple’s lives were turned upside down when Vincent was told he needed a new kidney due to failing health. That’s when his wife stepped up and found out she was a perfect match for her husband and decided […]

  • Long Island girl battling illness receives princess-inspired wig

    MALVERNE, Long Island — A Long Island fourth-grader received the surprise of her life Thursday when the Moment of Magic Foundation surprised her with something she has always wished for, a long-haired wig. Sydney Clarke, who is battling four different illnesses, thought the day would be like any other, but thanks to the school security guard and the foundation, it’s a day she will never forget. Photojournalist Keith Lopez has the story from Malverne, Long Island.

  • LI town unveils new solution to discarded needles, syringes found in community

    HEMPSTEAD, NY — One of the busiest town halls on Long Island is responding to complaints about multiple discarded needles and syringes being found in their garbage receptacles. For months, town workers have been finding the needles and have raised concern about possible accidental needle piercings of the public or workers themselves. On Wednesday, the town announced the unveiling of a “sharp boxes” program that allows for the needles to be safely disposed. Videographer Keith Lopez was there for the […]

  • Hero elves save Christmas for family after gifts spill on Long Island street

    NORTHPORT, Long Island — Three good Samaritans saved Christmas for one family after their gifts spilled all over a roadway Christmas night. The family was visiting Northport from California. Video Journalist Keith Lopez has their story:  

  • Methodist church, Islamic center on Long Island partner for 13th annual Christmas community feast

    LONG ISLAND — The Westbury United Methodist Church and the Islamic Center of Long Island joined together Tuesday in an act of service and fellowship by providing a Christmas feast, good cheer and gifts to some 200 children and their families. This is the 13th Annual Christmas Day Community Luncheon Celebration and will demonstrate a show of unity of these two faith traditions for one common purpose….caring for members of the shared community who are in need. Bound together in […]

  • Long Island veteran paired with rescue dog just in time for Christmas

    This Christmas will be extra special for one Long Island veteran and her companion dog Dawn Amato served 21 years in the United States Army was matched up with Peaches, a 2-year-old pit bull mix, by Paws of War, an organization that pairs dogs with vets suffering from a variety of illnesses. Both Amato and Peaches will begin their new life together Monday night Amato says both needed rescuing. Peaches was found emancipated and sick from parasites in a kill […]

  • George H.W. Bush’s service dog Sully celebrated on Long Island

    SMITHTOWN, Long Island—Former President George H.W. Bush’s service dog Sully was welcomed back on Long Island Wednesday by the community and veterans group who trained him. “Sully is America’s most famous, beloved dog,” Rep. Lee Zeldin, R-NY, said during a press conference.  For 15 years, America’s VetDogs has trained service dogs on their Smithtown, N.Y. campus. They named Sully after “Miracle on the Hudson” pilot Chesley B. “Sully” Sullenberger III who served in the U.S. Air Force. When the organization […]

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