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At Northwell, ATF handles the arrests (cardiac, that is)

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By GREGORY ZELLER // The heavyset, middle-aged man was down and in clear cardiac arrest. With no healthcare professionals standing between him and certain death, the two federal agents swooped in. In a tense moment usually reserved for your favorite 10 p.m. crime drama, the dramatic scene played out Thursday at the Northwell Health system’s Patient Safety Institute, where “tactical medics” from the ... Read More
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No. 251: Passing the healthy breast test, the Island’s jobs need work and the Piano Man has a good life

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It’s Friday: A happy end to the week, everyone, and a warm Indian Summer welcome to new readers Blanche, Jermaine, Marc, Ellen, and Ted. Happy to have you with us. It’s National Mammography Day, observed annually on the third Friday in October as part of National Breast Cancer Awareness Month. Today serves as a reminder to all women that the best defense is early detection. Remember to look up tonight: The annual Orionid Meteor Shower peaks after midnight. Needs work: The number of private-sector jobs on Long Island in September increased by about 8,500 over jobs reported in September 201... Read More
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No. 250: Bionic eyes, cop cameras in the classroom and Brickhouse finally turns legal

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Howdy: Yep, it’s Wednesday out there. Welcome new readers Norm, Beth, Jiv Monkey, Sandeep and three more who go by numbers. Happy to have you aboard. Don’t forget to send story ideas, news, promotions, carps, complaints and corrections to editor@innovateli.com. Brand incubator: Roosevelt Field has established a scalable retail platform to help startups and established brands find their footing or launch new products and directions. And, believe it or not, it’s b... Read More
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Kelloley, the startup that finally saw the light

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By GREGORY ZELLER // Some innovators are born knowing what they’re meant to do. Some figure it out along the way. And some require a little divine intervention. There was never any doubt Stacey Foley would run her own business, at least not for Stacey Foley. But what kind of business? Even the entrepreneur didn’t know. Her path was illuminated, somewhat, by the Swarovski Crystal craze of the last decade. A big fan of the sparkly products, Foley started crafting her own crystalline jewelry – and motive quickly met opportunity. “Owning a business was something I always wanted,” she told Innovate LI. “And I really... Read More
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In Uniondale, Memorial Sloan Kettering is beaming

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By GREGORY ZELLER // A leading cancer-research and treatment institution is making headway in the significant expansion of its Long Island footprint. The New York City-based Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center – which already maintains treatment facilities in Rockville Centre, Commack and Hauppauge – trumpeted Thursday the coming of its new 114,000-square-foot cancer-treatment center in Uniondale, adjacent to NYCB Live, the new moniker of... Read More
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11 Island instructors join New York’s ‘master’ ranks

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By GREGORY ZELLER // The New York State Master Teacher Program has opened its books to welcome a host of new instructors, including 11 representing Long Island school districts. With a heavy focus on science, technology, engineering and mathematics, the statewide professional network – which seeks to identify and reward the state’s best K-12 instructors – has added 214 additional “masters,” including 26 with STEM-content certifications and 14 others certified in “technology education,” covering a range of computer science and tech courses. Long Island’s newest “master teachers” include Neel Chugh (Gre... Read More
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‘Sim baby’ lives as LIU Post opens care simulator

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Championing an “experiential approach to educating the next generation of healthcare professionals,” Long Island University has raised the curtain on the Inter-Professional Learning Institute Simulation Laboratory. The LIU Post School of Health Professions and Nursing hosted a special ribbon-cutting ceremony Oct. 14 to officially open the state-of-the-art healthcare simulation lab, designed to promote collaborations b... Read More
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At Patchogue’s BrickHouse, 21 and all grown up

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By JIM McCUNE // The South Shore’s Patchogue Village has undergone a major revitalization in recent years – new shops, bars and restaurants seem to open every day, and the unprecedented transformation has turned Main Street into a spectacle, and a hot year-round destination. At the heart of it all is Patchogue’s oldest commercial building, at 67 West Main St. Built in 1850 by John Havens from fieldstone and ship ballast – plentiful materials at the time – it served originally as the J.S. Havens General Store. But it’s best identified today by its current occupant: the BrickHouse Brewery & Restaurant. The journey from hist... Read More
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At Farmingdale State, ‘body cams’ in the classroom

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By GREGORY ZELLER // A Long Island college is employing body-worn cameras in the classroom – but no, professors are not keeping a third eye on students. In what it describes as a first for U.S. colleges and universities, Farmingdale State College has brought “body cams” into the mix of its criminal justice program, instructing tomorrow’s law enforcers (and attorneys) on the pros, cons, do’s and don’ts of an increasingly common law-enforcement technology. That “increasingly common” part is the crux, according to FSC, though hard statistics on the actual use of law-enforcement body cams are difficult to find. The ... Read More
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For some blind patients, ‘Bionic Eye’ lets there be light

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By GREGORY ZELLER // After 20 years of total blindness, a Port Jefferson woman is beginning to see the light. Linda Kirk, 67, has been sightless for more than 20 years – but just 10 minutes after a surgically implanted retinal device was activated in her left eye, Kirk was able to distinguish light from dark. Soon after, she was perceiving movement, even some shapes. And while she described what she was seeing using terms like “puffy white lights” and “vertical cheddar puffs,” that’s light-years beyond the total nothingness she could see since retinitis pigmentosa, a degenerative eye disease that whacks out the retina’s ability to sense light, robbed her of her vision two decades ago. It’s al... Read More
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At Roosevelt Field, a 21st Century retail rewrite

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By GREGORY ZELLER // With the holiday shopping season spooling up, and brick-and-mortar retailers facing ever-stiffening e-commerce competition, an innovative “turnkey retail platform” is set to debut at Roosevelt Field. Simon Property Group, the Indiana-based manager of an enormous global portfolio of retail and entertainment destinations, is preparing to flip the switch on The Edit@Roosevelt Field, a first-of-its-kind “experiential retail space ... Read More
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States weigh legal response as Trump guts Obamacare

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By GREGORY ZELLER // It’s not quite “Cuomo to Trump: See You in Court.” But in a scathing rebuke Friday of the Trump administration’s attempts to shatter Obamacare by executive decree, New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo swung the door to a litigious civil war wide open. One day after signing an executive order allowing the sale of some health insurance plans that are exempt from certain Affordable Care Act regulations – including rules ensuring coverage for some pre-existing conditions – President Donald Trump on Frid... Read More
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Comprehensive guide offers solid, free tech-biz advice

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A regional accounting giant is offering some solid – and absolutely free – business-building advice to early-stage tech firms. Bohemia accounting firm Cerini & Associates LLP has published “Business Insights: Technology Industry,” a comprehensive guide designed to steer startup (and older) technology companies in the right fiscal direction. Noting a “technology explosion” over the last 20 years, the 28-page guide offers step-by-step advice based on Cerini & Associates’ “decades of experience working with technology-based companies.” Topics include early-stage funding, R&D tax credits, equity-based compensation,... Read More
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No. 249: Plain talk, the Amazon HQ thing and how to look awesome for the rest of your life

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It’s Friday: A happy end to the week, everyone, and welcome new sponsor PSEG. Today is National Train Your Brain Day, meaning it’s OK to sudoku at work. Billy Joel released “52nd Street” on this day in 1978. It became the eventual record of the year. Yes, but what was the album’s top hit? Answer after the news. Going viral: Vaccine creator Codagenix, the star of Farmingdale State College’s Broad Hollow Bioscience Park, has landed a $1.5 million Phase II Small Business Innovation Research grant from the National Institutes of Health and another $1.5 million in private fund... Read More
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Codagenix scores again: $3M to hunt down deadly RSV

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By GREGORY ZELLER // A fresh $3 million in public and private investments has set Codagenix Inc. on the trail of another nefarious disease. Already developing vaccines for Zika virus, the mutating menace Influenza A and a host of other viral villains, Codagenix will now focus its vaccine-creation might on Respiratory Syncytial Virus through a $1.5 million Phase II Small Busi... Read More
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In REDC love fest, CSHL kicks off $75M makeover

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By GREGORY ZELLER // There was another major advance for biochemistry Thursday at Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory, but this one didn’t involve gas chromatographs or infrared spectrometers or a single test tube. Just a shovel. With Gov. Andrew Cuomo and a host of regional and state representatives on hand, the world-class scientific research facility officially broke ground on the renovation of its Demerec Laboratory, one of four CSHL laboratories being remade with a big assist from Albany. Cold Spring Harbor ... Read More
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No. 248: Cancer, flu and Alzheimer’s progress, less Time and please squeeze from the bottom

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Happy Wednesday: Welcome new readers Bob, Craig, Gita, Phil and Elissa. Happy to have you all aboard. John Rand received a patent for the collapsible toothpaste tube on this day in 1841. “Saturday Night Live” premiered in 1975 with George Carlin as guest host. Happy birthday Henry John “57 Flavors” Heinz. Leave the driving to them: Entrepreneur Kevin Bowker was schlepping a vanload of pals to a craft beer event one day, when inspiration hit. Transportation. Today, Bowker’s Tapped Enterprises runs a growing fleet of buses that get beer and wine tourists there and safely back again. (Sure ... Read More
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LICA leader among judges at CEWIT2017 pitch-a-thon

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As part of CEWIT2017, Stony Brook University is hosting the International Skyscraper Pitch Challenge, a mini pitch-a-thon that gives participants a chance to hone their presentation skills with the help of top professionals. The open challenge, scheduled for the morning of Nov. 7, gives presenters two-and-a-half minutes to state their “elevator speech.” That’s “a long elevator ride indeed,” according to the program website, hence the “skyscraper” – but it’s a tough window in which to properly elucidate a business strategy, a critical skill for entrepreneurs in search of working capital. To that end, the best... Read More
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VOXX steers around second-quarter engine failure

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VOXX INTERNATIONAL CORP.Headquarters: HauppaugeIndustry: Consumer non-durablesNasdaq: VOXX Reporting Date: Oct. 10, 2017Reporting Quarter: 2Q FY2018Quarter Ended: Aug. 31, 2017 Numbers: Earnings spiked to $17.11 million (71 cents per share), up from $3.02 million (12 cents per share) reported for Q2 FY2017. But net sales dipped 4.1 percent year-over-year, from $118.33 million to $113.47 million, and operating expenses for 2Q FY2018 were reported as $38.7 million... Read More
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They were brew-tours before brew-tours were cool

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By GREGORY ZELLER // Before everyone and their brother was offering bus tours of Long Island’s brew pubs and vineyards, there was Tapped Enterprises. The Ronkonkoma-based brainchild of President Kevin Bowker actually launched in 2008, first as a purveyor of what the founder called “dorm décor” – posters, flags and other beer-themed accouterments for the college set. But by 2012, still years before leave-the-driving-to-us tours of Long Island’s craft-beverage scene were in vogue, the enterprise had tapped a whole new vertical. Bowker, a Bryant University gra... Read More
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Cancer-battling Einsteins sing “executioner’s” song

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By GREGORY ZELLER // Clinical researchers are trumpeting a novel compound that causes cancer cells to self-destruct – without affecting healthy cells. A team of biochemistry-focused scientists at the Albert Einstein College of Medicine announced its discovery in Monday’s issue of Cancer Cell, a peer-reviewed medical journal. According to the article, “Direct Activation of BAX by BTSA1 Overcomes Apoptosis Resistance in Acute Myeloid Leukemia,” their novel compounds essentially cause cancer cells to co... Read More
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For Hamptons innovators, membership has its privileges

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By GREGORY ZELLER // Things are formalizing a bit at i-hamptons, which is introducing a new membership-management platform – and an annual membership fee. The Southampton-based “community and resource guide for local entrepreneurs” – essentially, a networking group to help Hamptons entrepreneurs launch their startups – is “switching on” its new Meet-Up platform, which will better “manage membership, events and discussion boards,” according to organization founder Ashley John Heather. “It’s... Read More
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Albany touts advances of MWBEs, new support

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Good news to help you celebrate National Women’s Small Business Month: The percentage of Minority and Women-Owned Business Enterprises among the private businesses holding New York State contracts is on the rise. The utilization rate for MWBEs participating in state contracts increased to 27.2 percent during the 2016-17 fiscal year, Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s office announced this week, with companies owned by minorities and women winning more than $2.2 billion in state-sanctioned work. New York’s MWBE utilization rate, which has i... Read More
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Fresh off first Nobel, top physicist coming to SBU

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By GREGORY ZELLER // A freshly minted Nobel Prize winner will grace Stony Brook University this spring with a special guest lecture. California Institute of Technology Professor Kip Thorne, who this week was named a winner of the 2017 Nobel Prize in Physics by the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences, is scheduled to visit in April to participate in the Della... Read More
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No. 247: Real fake news, 3-D bodies and has 43North gone south?

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TG it’s F: A happy Friday, everybody. There’s still time to enjoy what’s left of the Harvest Moon. And, of course, Neil Young. Making copies: Electric photography, now better known as photocopying, was patented by law student Chester Carlson on this day in 1941. His partner, the Haloid Co., later changed its name to Xerox Corp. And worth noting: ... Read More
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At Vaya, second-generation success is in the bags

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By GREGORY ZELLER // For entrepreneur Tiannia Meilinger, it’s a family thing. The innovator carved her niche back in 2005, when she launched her first company – Vaya Bags​, a Huntington Station-based manufacturer of custom bags and weatherproof coverings. But her craftsmanship goes back much further, to her early teens, when Meilinger started working for her dad. John Meilinger – “Miles,” to friends and loyal customers – was a self-employed craftsman who designed unique clothing from leather and suede scraps recovered from a factory dumpster, among other sources. Meilinger started sewing for her father’s business... Read More
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Noting $21B in damage, Cuomo (kinda) blasts Trump

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By GREGORY ZELLER // Is Andrew Cuomo running for president? The governor has been customarily coy about a potential 2020 White House bid, and with an increasingly sticky 2018 re-election campaign to navigate first, there’s certainly no rush on an official declaration. But Cuomo hasn... Read More
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It’s lights, cameras, innovation for IPS

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By GREGORY ZELLER // Overture, curtains, lights: This is it for IPS – a bona fide Hollywood closeup – and, oh, what heights they’ll hit. And the best part is, Intelligent Product Solutions will hit them from ground level, thanks to the Juicer App – an IPS-designed digital tool that allows lighting technicians on motion picture and television sound stages and location shoots to adjust set lighting remotely. For chief lighting technicians – you may know them by their stage name, “gaffers” – and other film... Read More
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Northwell adds orthopedic practice, surgical center

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By GREGORY ZELLER // In a musculoskeletal coup for the Northwell Health system, Long Island’s largest private orthopedic practice has joined the region’s largest healthcare provider. The New Hyde Park-based health system announced Wednesday that Orlin & Cohen Orthopedic Associates LLP has come aboard, adding some 80 healthcare providers and eight Long Island offices – seven in Nassau County, one in Suffolk – to Northwell Health’s fold. The 80 providers are among 500 total Orlin & Cohen Orthopedic Associates employees who will now become Northwell Health em... Read More
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State OKs new Five Towns computer-graphics degrees

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By GREGORY ZELLER // On a mission to replace “starving artists” with “valued artists,” digital innovator Paul Lipsky has reprogrammed the book on Interactive Computer Graphics. Like, literally: With the New York State Board of Education’s blessing, Dix Hills-based Five Towns College is introducing new two- and four-year Interactive Computer Graphics degree programs based on curricula written by Lipsky, an adjunct Hofstra University instructor and CEO of Plainvie... Read More
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South Nassau wraps up first phase of $60M expansion

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Marked by the opening of a new 10-bed annex, the first phase of South Nassau Communities Hospital’s $60 million Emergency Department expansion is complete. Featuring “semi-private treatment bays” with flat-screen TVs and other medical and comfort-focused amenities, the annex fills a 4,500-square-foot renovated storage area inside the Oceanside hospital. Stocked with state-of-the-art monitor beds, additional cardiac monitors and “bedside laboratory testing capabilities,” it also includes a dedicated waiting area with free WiFi connectivity, according to South Nassau. The $4.5 million bay will pick up the slack as ... Read More
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No. 246: Brooklyn’s pitch, a Traverse nod and one more thing about beer

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TG it’s F: Happy Friday and an easy fast. It’s Sept. 29, on which “My Favorite Martian” debuted in 1963, starring Ray Walston as a stranded Martian anthropologist befriended by newspaper reporter Tim O’Hara, played by Bill Bixby. Trivia quiz: What was the Martian’s real name? Answer below the news. Amazon Watch: Brooklyn has come up with 33 contiguous acres with which to try to lure the proposed Amazon HQ2. The Bronx sa... Read More
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Digital maps show Island is a clean-energy leader

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A national nonpartisan business group has flipped the switch on an interactive “mapping resource” that tracks the spread of clean-energy technologies across New York State. Environmental Entrepreneurs, a Washington-based consortium of business leaders and investors advocating for sound ecological and economic policies, has launched Mapping Clean Energy: New York, a series of digital maps showing the breadth and depth of the Empire State’s “thriving clean energy industry,” according to the organization. The maps are a first for Environme... Read More
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LI manufacturer powers up military battery production

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By GREGORY ZELLER // A longtime Long Island manufacturer will step up production of “advanced military batteries” for the U.S. Army, in a big way. Commack-based energy solutions expert Bren-Tronics Inc. has received a $6.2 million contract from U.S. Army Contracting Command involving the 44-year-old manufacturer’s military-grade, 24-volt “6T Li-Ion” batteries. The multi-year deal comes through the National Advanced Mobility Consortium, an alliance of traditional and nontraditional small businesses, large defense contractors, ac... Read More
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Leibowitz: Congratulations, RGGI, now hit the gas

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By HEATHER LEIBOWITZ // Officials and stakeholders from nine northeastern states gathered this week in Baltimore to discuss a new plan to cut pollution from power plants by another 30 percent by 2030 – an improvement of the Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative, building on the RGGI’s success by further limiting pollution and investing more in energy efficiency and renewables. The nine states – New York, Connecticut, Delaware, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Rhode Island and Vermont, five led by Republican governors, four by Democrats – stand in stark contrast to actions by the Trump Administration to let polluters off the hook and weak... Read More
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Kosciuszko Bridge is falling down, falling down

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By GREGORY ZELLER // The old Kosciuszko Bridge is about to get blowed up real good. The last standing sections of the 78-year-old Brooklyn-Queens span will be imploded Oct. 1 in the pyrotechnically spectacular penultimate chapter of New York State’s $873 million, way-ahead-of-schedule replacement effort. Tadeusz Kościuszko: Spanning centuries. The first span of the new Kosciuszko Bridge – actually, two state-of-the-art cable-supported bridges over Newtown Creek – opened in April, marking completion of the project’s $555 million first phase. What will be the Queens-bound bridge is currently carrying traffic in... Read More
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Personal perspectives inform ‘Women in Manufacturing’

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By GREGORY ZELLER // Some of Long Island’s most influential manufacturing leaders will come together Oct. 6 to discuss the role of women in engineering and technology-related fields – something this particular panel knows all about. As part of Suffolk County Community College’s Women in Manufacturing/STEM Summit, the Women in Manufacturing Panel and Video Screening will shine a light on the ways professional passions and specific workforce needs are fueling new science, technology, engineering and mathematics education on Long Island – and how this can specifically empowe... Read More
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No. 245: Rip Tides, sickle cell, safe printing and what to drink in the tub

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It’s Sept. 27, on which William the Conqueror set sail from France to kick butt at the Battle of Hastings. The victorious Normans hung around long enough to add more than 10,000 words to the English vocabulary, including the words for most cooked meat. Not sheep, swine or cow, in other words, but mutton, pork and beef. Welcome new readers Anthony, Dave, Sophia, Kendra and, appropriately, Lisa from the UK. Happy to have you all aboard. Eastern promises: Enthusiasm for Shark Tank-like pitch events rolls into the Hamptons on Nov. 24 with “RipTide: Sink or Swim,” an entrepreneurs-meets-investors contest for East End visionaries. Upwards of $250,000 is up for grabs in the first pitch-a-thon hosted by i-Ha... Read More
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Big fiscal-year finishes for Comtech, Enzo Biochem

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ENZO BIOCHEM INC.Headquarters: FarmingdaleIndustry: HealthcareNasdaq: ENZ Reporting Date: Sept. 27, 2017Reporting Quarter: 4Q FY2017Quarter Ended: July 31, 2017 Numbers: Total revenues in 4Q FY2017 were reported as $28.2 million, up 6 percent from the $26.6 million reported in the same quarter last year. Both GAAP and non-GAAP net income were approximately $100,000, compared to a GAAP income of $36.1 million and a non-GAAP net loss of $1.9 million reported for 4Q FY2... Read More
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NIH sees a need for speed in Traverse Biosciences

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By GREGORY ZELLER // The National Institutes of Health has welcomed a rising Stony Brook biotech into its competitive Commercialization Accelerator Program. Traverse Biosciences, which is attempting to commercialize novel drug candidates for the treatment of inflammatory diseases affecting animals and humans, has landed one of 80 annual slots in the CAP, a nine-month program hosted by the NIH and the ... Read More
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Cardiac experts up-tick Northwell heart-surgery team

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By GREGORY ZELLER // Two noted surgeons have been added to Northwell Health’s heart-transplant team. The New Hyde Park-based health system announced this week that Brian Lima and Syed Hussain, both cardiac surgeons specializing in heart transplants and other adult cardiac surgeries, have joined the heart transplant center at North Shore University Hospital’s Sandra Atlas Bass Heart Hospital. Lima has been named NSUH’s new director of heart transplantation surgery, while Hussain will play a “key role” ... Read More
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Digital Donations eyes $5M (real) to back crypto ‘coin’

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By GREGORY ZELLER // A Melville tech manufacturer pursuing distinct nonprofit and commercial verticals has launched a $5 million crowdfunding campaign to help create its own cryptocurrency. Digital Donations Inc. on Sept. 17 flipped the switch on its ambitious Crowdfunder.com equity effort, targeting what the company called “expanded development” of its proprietary cryptocurrency CoinGIV and its “digital wallet” PayGIV. Both services are designed to streamline charitable giving opportunities. It’s a return to form, somewhat, f... Read More
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Printing partnership takes Applied DNA global, again

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By GREGORY ZELLER // Diversity-driven Stony Brook biotech Applied DNA Sciences has added yet another vertical market to its rapidly expanding collection: laser printers. And not just printers and inks but third parties that use them to tag their products, packaging and supply-chain components, all available through a new “strategic partnership” between Applied DNA and Videojet Technologies. Under the guidance of an ... Read More
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Spinal tap? This Spider-Man certainly adjusted well

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By JIM MCCUNE // Around these parts, Larry Goldstein is the real Spider-Man. As legend has it, Goldstein got bit by a bug, and as he gazed at the fang marks atop a painful, swelling welt, he knew it was a spider. Alas, the spider wasn’t radioactive. Goldstein can’t shoot webs or scale walls. But the bite did imbibe some superhuman brewing powers – and a cool name for a brewery. Next month, Holbrook’s Spider Bite Beer Co. marks its sixth anniversary. While locals swear it’s the best-kept secret of Long Island’s burgeoning craft-beer scene, there’s really no secret to this startup’s identity: It’s one of Lo... Read More
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No. 244: CFOs turn cautious, Hofstra’s got the music and 20 ways to get your stuff in one sock before winter

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TG it’s F: Happy Friday, everybody. The autumn equinox in the Northern Hemisphere commences today at 4:02 p.m. Here are 41 autumnal cocktails to celebrate with. (Because it’s always 4:02 somewhere.) Economic pulse: Chief financial officers across the country have turned bearish about the economy’s prospects and those of their own companies, according to a new survey from Deloitte. Political concerns, both at home and abroad, were cited as the biggest external factors, while tal... Read More
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Because wealthy entrepreneuers need a hand, too

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By GREGORY ZELLER // The “flip” came around 2014, after Ashley John Heather and his wife, Diana, welcomed their third child. Heather, a Brit who emigrated to the United States around 2000, had lived his entire U.S. life in New York City. But it was two years since he’d sold his successful e-commerce startup Dotbox to NYC holding company MDC Partners, about that long since he’d bought the house in the Hamptons, a few too many months of “the whole weekend thing,” he said, living and working in the city and trekking out east for down time. When the young family grew again, Ashley and Diana “flipped our lifestyle,” Heather told I... Read More
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Cohen Children’s, CHOP share $8.5M sickle cell study

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By GREGORY ZELLER // The Cohen Children’s Medical Center will share $8.5 million in funding for a study targeting children with sickle cell disease. The New Hyde Park-based Steven and Alexandra Cohen Children’s Medical Center, a 202-bed hospital managed by the Northwell Health system, will share the Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute award with the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia. The institutions will focus on improving the quality of life for sickle cell youth as they transition to a... Read More
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With new HQ looming, Amazon adds 2K in NYC

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By GREGORY ZELLER // Long Island may (kinda) still be in the running for Amazon.com Inc.’s ballyhooed second headquarters, but new administrative digs for the e-commerce titan – and thousands of good-paying jobs – have landed slightly west. Governor Andrew Cuomo on Thursday announced that Amazon will expand its New York City presence with a new office at 5 Manhattan West. Jeff Bezos’ 1994 startup is slated to invest $55 million bringing the 359,000-square-foot space u... Read More
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Environmentally, economically, Climate Alliance soars

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By GREGORY ZELLER // Good news for the environment: The members of the United States Climate Alliance – now 14 states, and counting, plus Puerto Rico – are collectively on track to meet their portion of U.S. commitments under the Paris Agreement. Bad news for President Donald Trump: The economies of USCA states are growing faster than those in non-USCA states, “demonstrating that fighting climate change and creating jobs go hand-in-hand,” according to Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s office. Noting that it collectively represent the world’s third-largest economy – and some 117 million Americans – the USCA annou... Read More

‘Dormant’ biotech wakes up on Alzheimer’s fast track

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By GREGORY ZELLER // A pre-clinical-stage biopharmaceutical company is being fast-tracked toward a potential Alzheimer’s treatment, after taking a decidedly slow road. Stony Brook-based Avanti Biosciences Inc. actually launched in 2009, but was “dormant for a few years,” according to founder Gian Luca Araldi, “kind of an empty shell.” It was only in the last two years, when “I had some ideas I wanted to develop on my own,” that Araldi – a former senior director at Forest Laboratories and the founder of East Setauket biotech consultancy ... Read More
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No. 243: Jobs data, space funk and what you’ll be eating in 2050

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It’s Wednesday: Another week half shot. Today is National Gibberish Day. No safe bets on the word’s etymology, but likely an onomatopoeia of the jibber-jabber, babble and gabble it describes. But not gobbledygook. That was all Maury Maverick. Jobless numbers creep up again: Long Island’s unemployment rate climbed to 4.4 percent in August, up 0.2 percentage points from a year ago. Nassau County’s rate increased by the same amount to 4.2 percent, while Suffolk County’s rate also rose 0.2 percentage points to 4.6 percent. By comparison, New York State’s rate was 4.9 percent and the n... Read More
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Feds back NYIT professors on RNA-sequencing quest

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By GREGORY ZELLER // Diverse disciplines are coming together at NYIT, where a multi-year National Institutes of Health grant is fueling next-level RNA research – and, possibly, opening a new front in the war against cancer. Two New York Institute of Technology faculty members, assistant professors of life sciences and computer sciences, will combine their skills under a three-year, $568,000 Cutting Edge Basic Research award from the NIH’s National Human Genome Research Institute... Read More
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First-ever ‘health systems marketplace’ comes to LI

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By GREGORY ZELLER // The tri-state region’s first “marketplace of health systems” has come to Long Island. New York City-based Brighton Health Plan Solutions – which allows members to shop for and compare health systems in depth, perchance to find the best single plan for each member’s particular needs – has partnered with Long Island Health Network, a network of nine Island-based hospitals and affiliated services. The alliance adds those hospitals and hundreds of specialized services and prac... Read More
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Startup sails past $1M, considers second employee

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By GREGORY ZELLER // A key e-commerce alliance has pushed an innovative skin-care company past $1 million in revenues – and has the biotech’s only full-time employee thinking expansion, in more ways than one. Kantian Skincare, a 2012 startup and the public face of Huntington-based Kantian Sciences Corp., hurtled past the $1 million plateau in July, according to cofounder and President Jon Klein, on the back of the Neutralyze Anti-Acne Solution, the company’s flagship product. Sales of the multi-patented product hit seven digits just 24 months after Neutralyze hit virtual shelves, thanks primarily to Kantian’s partnership wit... Read More
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In space, no one can hear your nervous breakdown

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By GREGORY ZELLER // It’s lonely out in space. And the mental health of astronauts embarking on long-term missions to the final frontier is a paramount concern for the National Aeronautics and Space Administration, which is funding a new clinical trial of an innovative e-mental health tool that could relieve astronomical anxiety, star stress and deep-space depression. The study, led by a Stony Brook University psychiatry professor in conjunction with Australian researchers, officially kicked off Sept. 18, featuring 135 earthbound but “astronaut-like” individuals, according... Read More
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Shinnecock Nation taps Sahn Ward enviro experts

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By GREGORY ZELLER // The Shinnecock Indian Nation has retained a topflight Long Island law firm to provide advice and legal representation on environmental matters. Miriam Villani: Environmental expert. Uniondale-based Sahn Ward Coschignano PLLC will bolster the Shinnecock nation’s land-use and ecological chops, from a legal perspective, led by partner Miriam Villani. Villani, head of the firm’s ... Read More
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No. 242: CEO comp, ash-boring beetles and meet Hubert the Humanoid

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TG it’s F: The last week of summer is upon us. Oh, and today is National Double Cheeseburger Day. Please celebrate responsibly. Today’s birthday duo: Two guys who loved pasta – Marco Polo and William Howard Taft. The rich get richer: Median pay for CEOs of Russell 3000 firms was $3.8 million last year, up 5.9 percent from 2015. CEOs of S&P 500 firms earned a median of $11.5 million, up 6.3 percent, according to a comprehensive study by The Conference Board. The biggest driver of the increases was stock awards, which accounted for more than a third of the total compensation of Russell 3000 CEOs and nearly half of the compensation of S&P 500 CEOs, the highest eve... Read More
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Construction employment takes a summer hit

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The number of private sector jobs on Long Island increased by 5,600 in the year ending in August, a 0.5 percent increase to 1,157,400 positions. By comparison, the state’s year over year private sector growth rate was 1.8 percent and the nation’s was 1.7 percent. In a separate measure, Long Island’s private sector job count decreased by 9,200 between July and August, compared to an average loss of 1,400. Construction had a surprisingly weak month, losing 2,400 jobs when the industry typically adds 300 jobs. Manufacturing was the only local sector to add jobs in August. Three of nine private industry sectors gained jobs in August compared to a year ago — education and health services (+6,800), leisure and hosp... Read More
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NYSERDA: Four more years for clean-energy incubator

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By GREGORY ZELLER // CEBIP is back in business. More accurately, the Clean Energy Business Incubator Program – a jewel of Stony Brook University’s commercialization ecosystem – will continue business uninterrupted, thanks to renewed funding from the New York State Energy Research and Development Authority. Although NYSERDA has made no official announcement – and authority spokespeople declined to comment this week – Innovate LI has learned that the state has re-upped its financial support of CEBIP with a fresh $1.5 million grant, to come ... Read More
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Re-Nuble targets USDA over ‘organic’ certifications

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By GREGORY ZELLER // A “waste-to-value” biotech with Long Island roots is taking its food-for-all message to the people – and is taking on the U.S. Department of Agriculture over critical “organic” certifications. Re-Nuble Inc., which operates out of facilities in Brooklyn and Long Island City but remains a “virtual tenant” of Stony Brook University’s Clean Energy Business Incubator Program, is presenting Wednesday at Food Tank Summit NYC, a celebration and exploration of food and food systems. A self-billed “think tank for food,” ... Read More
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No. 241: Great waves at Hofstra, low debt at Farmingdale and trouble brewing at Hooters

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It’s Wednesday out there: Happy mid-week, everybody. Today is Sept. 13, on which Francis Scott Key penned the poem that would later be set to music to create our notoriously unsingable national anthem. Welcome new readers Briana, Dane, Michael, K.J., Kersten, Tim, Adam and Sayed. Big congrats: Hofstra’s WRHU student-run radio station won the 2017 Marconi Award as the best non-commercial radio station in the land. Didn’t Michael Crichton write this? Applied DNA Sciences has signed a deal via which it will try to commercialize a secret ... Read More
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Eight Island schools ranked among top U.S. colleges

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By GREGORY ZELLER // Long Island has plenty of big brains to drain. That’s according to U.S. News & World Report, which has issued its 2018 Best Colleges survey, a highly regarded rite of September that ranks some 1,800 United States-based colleges and universities based on school and student performance and a host of other critical metrics. As usual, Long Island posted a good-not-great performance on the annual higher-education report card – fairly strong, indicative of solid educational standards and middle-of-the-road educational costs, though nothing that specifically reflects the world-class science and engineering research happening ... Read More
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Applied DNA enlists with Army’s bio-warfare defenders

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By GREGORY ZELLER // Applied DNA Sciences is in the Army now. Already under U.S. Department of Defense contract on a number of different projects, the Stony Brook-based biotech has entered into a new Cooperative Research and Development Agreement with U.S. Army Research, Development and Engineering Command’s Edgewood Chemical Biological Center. Best known as a developer and distributor of in-house botanical-DNA-based security and authentication protocols, Applied D... Read More
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Debrief: Developing, economically, with Regina Zara

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Nice numbers from “Report on Effectiveness of Suffolk County IDA,” a 40-page Industrial Development Agency report card prepared by Suffolk’s Department of Economic Development and Planning: Between 2012 and 2016, the IDA granted $89.8 million in sales-tax exemptions on equipment purchases, plus similar breaks on mortgage and property taxes, to 86 projects, which have collectively generated $775 million in regional economic activity ($212 million spent on goods and services from 2,500 Long Island companies in 2016 alone) and already sur... Read More
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Opioid epidemic spurs new LI substance-abuse center

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Referencing “the opioid epidemic sweeping the country,” the Northwell Health system has opened the doors of a new Long Island substance-abuse treatment center. The Garden City Treatment Center, located on Stewart Avenue in the Nassau County village, is managed by Zucker Hillside Hospital, which resides in Glen Oaks, just west of the Queens-Nassau border. But the focus of the 8,000-square-foot center, which o... Read More
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No. 240: An Amazonian pitch, a cure for reflux and keep your head down Yogi

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TG it’s Friday: Didn’t feel like a short week. Today is Sept. 8, on which George Rawlings was issued a patent for the padded baseball glove in 1885. Windows 95 was officially christened on this day in 1994. It had previously been known by its code name, “Chicago.” The Hoboken Four – truck drivers Jimmy Petrozelli, Patty Prince Principe and Freddie Tamburro, plus a skinny 19-year-old named Frank Sinatra – won the Major Bowes Amateur Hour on this day in 1935. Sinatra quit the group a short time later because the other members liked to beat him up too regularly. Dream weavers: A failed Kickstarter campaign and a runner-up finish on Steve Harvey’s Funderdome show have actually b... Read More
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Study: Nuts, plants can defeat reflux, sans meds

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By GREGORY ZELLER // This just in from the Insult to Injury Department: Victims of acid reflux can defeat the dreaded disorder without choking down a lifetime of pharmaceuticals – simply by eliminating every single tasty thing on Earth, everywhere, forever. The slightly-less-dramatic version: A plant-based “Mediterranean-style diet” can provide the same medical benefits as popular pharmaceutical options for treating laryngopharyngeal reflux. So says the Journal of the American Medical Association, which on Thursday published a study by Feinstein Institute for Medical... Read More
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Small steps, all good, for girls in the hood

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By GREGORY ZELLER // From the Big Picture file comes Laura Alison Design, the functionally fashionable Huntington startup boasting the trendy “Infinity Collection” and an infinite amount of patience. Well, perhaps not infinite patience. But founder Laurie Russo – a professional hairdresser who cut into entrepreneurism when the unique hooded scarves she handcrafted for her daughters generated sudden and significant interest – is certainly a champion of the long view. Now seven years since she incorporated L M Web... Read More
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Albany makes shell of an investment in Island waters

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By GREGORY ZELLER // New York State is throwing $10.4 million into Long Island coastal waters in an effort to improve water quality and bolster seaside economies by restoring native shellfish populations. Governor Andrew Cuomo visited the Halesite Fire Department in Huntington Wednesday to announce the dedicated grant program, which includes five new sanctuary sites in Suffolk and Nassau and expanded public shellfish hatcheries in both counties. Clam up: The governor touted his administration’s many clean-water efforts Wednesday in Huntington. As shellfish like clams and oysters are natural oceanic filters, the eigh... Read More
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A profitable pivot (sorta) for Digital Donations

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By GREGORY ZELLER // They’re thinking big at Digital Donations Inc., as in Big Data. The Melville tech manufacturer has made its bones providing “alternative fundraising solutions” for nonprofit organizations, including ATM-based and point-of-sale-centered donation options. It even founded a virtual school to train charity-group founders, directors and staffers. Now, the 2014 startup is focusing its tech on for-profit customers – not abandoning its nonprofit doctrine but adding to it, acco... Read More
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Acquisition a perfect ‘Fitz’ for Lifetime Brands

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 By GREGORY ZELLER // A major league home-goods distributor based on Long Island has added a New Jersey ceramics expert to its collection. Lifetime Brands Inc., a leading global provider of kitchenware and tableware, announced this week that it has acquired Trenton-based Fitz and Floyd Inc., which designs, markets and distributes branded tabletop products and decorative ceramic collections. Terms of the deal were not disclosed. Fitz and Floyd President and CEO Steven Baram will join Lifetime Brands and continue to head Fitz and Floyd operations, Lifetime said in a st... Read More
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Feds fund NYIT ‘skeletal repair’ research

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A New York Institute of Technology professor has landed a sizeable federal grant to study the bone-healing possibilities of gene-generated “skeletal repair.” The National Institutes of Health has awarded $442,000 to life sciences professor Michael Hadjiargyrou, who will use the multi-year grant to study Mustn1, a newly discovered musculoskeletal-specific gene, and “determine its role in cartilage regeneration and skeletal repair,” according to NYIT. Hadjiargyrou’s research will also ... Read More
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Debrief: Happy landings with Daniel Preston

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With the fate of Riverhead Town’s Enterprise Park at Calverton still very much in the air, Daniel Preston would like to throttle things back a bit. Half-truths and wild speculation have been part of the EPCAL story since Grumman pulled out a quarter-century ago, and CEO Preston’s Luminati Aerospace LLC, which is looking to purchase the storied property for $40 million and revive Long Island’s dormant aerospace industry, has not been spared: ... Read More
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Strong 4Q sales lift NAPCO to record year

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NAPCO Security Technologies Inc.Headquarters: AmityvilleIndustry: Consumer durablesNasdaq: NSSC Reporting Date: Sept. 5, 2017Reporting Quarter: 4Q FY2017Quarter Ended: June 30, 2017 Numbers: Net sales for 4Q FY2017 were $25.7 million, up 7 percent from the same quarter last year. Earnings per diluted share for the quarter were 17 cents, off a penny from the 18 cents reported in 4Q FY2016. At the close of its fourth quarter, the c... Read More
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Tomorrow’s health tech to shine at LICA Capital Forum

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By GREGORY ZELLER // Another intriguing combination of presenters and panelists marks the next Capital Forum on the Long Island Capital Alliance’s schedule, this one focused on the lifeblood of the Island’s innovation economy. Following a June networker centered around cybersecurity startups and a March pitch-a-thon spotlighting early-stage technology firms, the latest Capital Forum returns to healthcare, a Long Island socioeconomic cornerstone that has naturally become a go-to theme for LICA and its (roughly) quarterly events. The alliance last featured healthcare companies at its ... Read More
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A century later, new life for old FSC power plant

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More than a century since it was built and years since it’s been anything more than a memory, a vintage Farmingdale State College structure is about to be reborn. College officials will mark the completion of a $12 million renovation of Conklin Hall, a circa-1914 building that housed the college’s original heating plant, with a special ribbon-cutting ceremony Sept. 5. The refurbished Conklin Hall will serve as the new home of the FSC student government, the campus radio station and other student clubs and organizations. Noting a “new chapter for this historic and beloved campus landmark,” Farmingdale State College President John Nader said the ... Read More
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Investors buying in as FalconStor hatches risky plan

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By GREGORY ZELLER // Investors are doubling down on a Melville software company with a tarnished financial record and a sterling data-storage product. Texas-based private equity firm ESW Capital LLC has purchased nearly 1.4 million additional shares of FalconStor Software, according to a U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission filing disclosed Monday... Read More
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Global nod marks major milestone for Applied DNA

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By GREGORY ZELLER // An esteemed international certification organization has stamped a ginning company tracking its cotton supplies with the help of Applied DNA Sciences. The Global Organic Textile Standard certification is another feather in the cap of the Stony Brook biotech, which has long banked on cotton and other textile-focused industries as a business-development cornerstone. The certification was awarded to Woolam Gin of Texas, an Applied DNA “ginning partner,” by Netherlands-based ... Read More
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Leibowitz: Greenhouse Gas plan needs more initiative

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By HEATHER LEIBOWITZ // On Aug. 23, nine Northeast and Mid-Atlantic states announced a proposal to cut power plant pollution by at least 30 percent between 2021 and 2030, strengthening what is already the best regional clean-air and climate-protection program in the country, the Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative. But while states are moving in a positive direction, the proposal falls short of what’s needed to truly tackle the climate crisis. This program limits dangerous pollution from power plants in Ne... Read More
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Fannie May sale boosts 1-800-Flowers to narrow win

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1-800 FLOWERS.COMHeadquarters: Carle PlaceIndustry: Consumer servicesNasdaq: FLWS Reporting Date: Aug. 24, 2017Reporting Quarter: 4Q FY2017Quarter Ended: July 2, 2017 Numbers: Total revenues increased 2.2 percent in the fourth quarter, to $239.5 million, up from $234.4 million reported in 4Q FY2016. Net income was $8 million, (12 cents per share), compared to a net loss of $11.1 million (17 cents per share) in the same prior-year period. Notes ... Read More
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No. 239: Clean meat, SR-71s, Uber suits and a DIY self-driving car

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TG it’s F: Happy Friday, everybody. It’s Aug. 25, on which the British burned down Washington but spared the U.S. Patent Office. (If you still hold a grudge, calling football “soccer” drives them freaking crazy. Just sayin’.) Happy birthday: Ivan the Terrible, Steve Levy, Amy De Leo, Tim Burton, Sean Connery, Ruby Keeler, Allan Pinkerton, Walt “Pogo” Kelly, Mel Ferrer, Leonard Bernstein, Monty Hall, Regis Philbin, Frederick Forsyth, Rollie Fingers, Elvis Costello, Billy Ray Cyrus and Claudia Schiffer. Coverage outage: Northwell Health has decided to exit the state’s insurance marketplace, citing federal shortcomings that make the plan “financially unsu... Read More
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Northwell: Blame Obamacare for CareConnect’s demise

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By GREGORY ZELLER // A key component of the Northwell Health system’s core strategy to manage entire health populations is coming off the table. The health system announced late Thursday that it’s pulling the plug on its East Hills-based CareConnect Insurance Co., which has grown to cover some 125,000 customers since launching as New York State’s first provider-owned commercial insurance company in 2013. While it remains committed to “fortifying its population-health capabilities,” Northwell is “winding down CareConnect and withdr... Read More
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Suffolk IDA engineers deal for new national HQ

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A corporate consolidation in Melville is in the works, thanks in part to the Suffolk County Industrial Development Agency. The agency on Thursday issued preliminary approval for a transaction that will help Grace Industries LLC establish a national corporate office – a $17 million company investment that will consolidate several of the civil engineering firm’s existing offices in the new Melville HQ. Grace Industries, a subsidiary of the Plainview-based civil engineering conglomerate Haugland Gro... Read More
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It’s green-o vino as Paumanok turns up SunPower

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By GREGORY ZELLER // The sun is doing more than nourish grapes at Paumanok Vineyards. The award-winning Aquebogue vineyard is now partially powered by a 51-kilowatt solar-energy system installed by Island Park-based EmPower Solar, Long Island “master dealer” for California-based solar-energy company SunPower Corp. The system, which complies with the New York State Energy Research and Development Authority’s ... Read More
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Debrief: ‘Charter Chair’ Stangler, not in Kansas anymore

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As the first person to occupy Long Island University-Post’s Vorzimer Endowed Chair in Entrepreneurship – the “charter chair,” according to the school – Dane Stangler is all about breaking new ground. The visiting (and first-time) professor, who will also help drive LIU Post’s T. Denny Sanford Institute for Innovation and Entrepreneurship, will leverage lessons gleaned during an impressive rise to nationally renowned entrepreneurship expert, including a term as VP of research at the Ewing Marion Kauffma... Read More
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With Fly Sense, the bullied no longer suffer in silence

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By GREGORY ZELLER // A high-tech Long Island manufacturer has unveiled a next-level sensor system that can remotely detect bullying situations in schools and alert officials in real time. Digital Fly, a 2015 startup spun out of Hauppauge product-design ace Intelligent Product Solutions, has added the Fly Sense sensor system to its growing list of school-safety solutions. The cloud-based, Internet of Things-synched system is billed by the company as an “anti-bullying and vaping detector/sensor,” equipped to sniff out the revealing aerosol of e-cigarettes and pick up ... Read More
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No. 238: Boat sharing, tire chains, new chips and DIY psycho analysis

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It’s Wednesday out there: Canastota’s Harold D. Weed received a patent on this day in 1904 for his “Grip-Tread for Pneumatic Tires,” aka the tire chain. Welcome new readers Brian, Anne, the two Stephanies and whoever that is at the PGA. Happy to have you all aboard. Opposite ends of the same birthday: Nelson DeMille (74) and Rick Springfield (68). Quote o’ the week: “Enjoyed watching #Eclipse2017. A great reminder that all darkness is temporary.” – Former Secretary of State Madeleine Albright Also: “Mama always told me not to look into the eyes of the sun. But mama, that’s where the fun is.” – Bruce Springsteen ... Read More
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At BNL and SBU’s nuclear center, the force awakens

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By GREGORY ZELLER // A new force is rising in the exploration of the physical universe. Brookhaven National Laboratory and Stony Brook University on Tuesday announced the launch of the Center for Frontiers in Nuclear Science, a research  hub built to explore “the least understood and strongest force behind visible matter,” according to the university. Supported by a new $5 million grant from the Simons Foundation and some $3 million in research grants awarded to SBU by various organizations,... Read More
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Southside Hospital welcomes Island’s first Baby Café

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Long Island has welcomed its first Baby Café. Presenting free educational resources for pregnant or breastfeeding women and a place for those women to share their experiences with other moms, a Baby Café has opened inside the Northwell Health system’s Southside Hospital in Bay Shore. Based on the precepts of the national nonprofit group Baby Café USA, the Island’s first official breastfeeding “café... Read More
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What looks good? With Foodfaves, the future

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By GREGORY ZELLER // Sydney Epstein wasn’t hungry for entrepreneurial success. She was just hungry. After graduating from Emerson College, the future business owner took a job as a TV and film production assistant in Los Angeles. At the top of her settling-into-a-new-place list was “finding my go-to restaurant, like I do in every city,” she told Innovate LI, so the self-described “food-obsessed millennial” did what millennials do. But Epstein quickly lost her appetite for wading through Yelp reviews of Greater Los Angeles’ dining scene. “It was very overwhelming,” she said. “Very confusing. There was no efficient way to search what was nearby and what looked good.” That’s when th... Read More
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No 237: Denis Leary, climbing roses and 12 billion ways to do your hair

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TG it’s F: Happy Friday, gentle readers. It’s Aug. 18, on which the first horticulture patent was issued, to the Garden State’s Henry Bosenberg. The year, 1949. The plant, a climbing rose. Birthdays: Rosalyn Carter is 90, Denis Leary hits the big six-oh. Top of InnovateLI.com: The custom-designed lingerie at startup platform Impish Lee has gone softly natural. Fueling the dream: The Gas Technology Institute has re-upped itspartnership deal with... Read More
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Rolling Motion rolls out next-gen traction drive

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By GREGORY ZELLER // Everywhere he goes, John Pawloski causes friction. And that’s a good thing, especially for Rolling Motion Industries, Pawloski’s North Babylon-based 2016 startup. Rolling Motion is the exclusive (so far) manufacturer of the RMI Traction Drive, a super-efficient transmission system that masters “rolling friction” principles and aims to become an indispensable industrial cog. It looks like the cog has legs: This month, Pawloski’s enterprise received its first order through a newly established distribution network, comprised primarily of “very deep-rooted companies that have been on Long Island for a long time and ha... Read More
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At Impish Lee, things take a natural course

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By GREGORY ZELLER // Impish Lee has found a way to go even au naturel-er. The Sea Cliff-based customized-lingerie manufacturer has innovated its trillions-strong-and-yet-barely-there product line once again, this time introducing a 95-percent-natural fiber that thinks globally and acts sexually. Customers can now choose to have their personalized products – trillions of possible combinations, factoring styles, fabrics, colors, sizes, add-ons and more – fashioned with modal jersey, a sustainable (and super-soft) fabric comprised almost entirely of beechwood fiber, making it a friend to allergy sufferers and Mother Earth alike. It ... Read More
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Albany rings bell for Restore NY, round five

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Hempstead will host an informational meeting for Long Island municipalities craving a slice of Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s latest competitive-funding pie. With $80 million up for grabs in Round 5 of the Restore NY Communities Initiative, the Empire State Development Corp. – Albany’s main economic-development engine – has scheduled three workshops around the state to educate would-be applicants on the urban-revitalization program. All three informational workshops, including a Sept. 29 meeting at Hofstra University, are scheduled for late September. Round 5 officially opens Sept. 1... Read More
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Nothing to fear, unless you’re a radiological terrorist

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By GREGORY ZELLER // Pay no attention to that imposing fleet of Homeland Security, U.S. Coast Guard and New York State Naval Militia vessels massing off the East End. Governor Andrew Cuomo wants you to know that the sudden buildup of maritime forces – and the presence of some 100 personnel from 23 local, state and federal agencies, many specializing in radiological detection – is proactive, not reactive. Cuomo’s office on Wednesday announced the start of “Operation Blue Trident,” a multi-agency training exercise focused not only on radiological detection, but navigational boating safety, marine fisheries compliance and environmental mon... Read More
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Old friends, new funds have ThermoLift thinking ahead

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By GREGORY ZELLER // A shining star of Stony Brook University’s commercialization and innovation ecosystems is renewing ties with an old friend – and leveraging some fresh international funding – in its efforts to perfect its energy-efficient environmental-control systems. ThermoLift Inc., headquartered at SBU’s Advanced Energy Research and Technology Center and a member of the university’s Clean Energy Business Incubator Program, has inked a second collaborative contr... Read More
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Neurons, STEM studies part of Keck Foundation gifts

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By GREGORY ZELLER // A Los Angeles foundation on a medical-science mission has doubled down on Stony Brook University. The W.M. Keck Foundation – established in 1954 by its namesake, founder of the Superior Oil Co. – has awarded a three-year, $1 million grant to SBU researchers studying the nutrition of brain neurons and how it affects cognition in older populations. The foundation this week also announced a three-year, $300,000 grant to bring a ... Read More
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No. 236: Farrell Fritz stars, robots rising and a scary price spike on bacon and butter sandwiches

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It’s Wednesday out there: Happy hump day, kids, and welcome new readers Mark, Andrea, Harrison, Jeisenia, Anthony, Bianca, Roxanne, Weicheng and Daisy. Great to have you aboard. It’s Aug. 16, on which Edwin Prescott – builder of Coney Island’s first Loop the Loop – received an 1896 patent for the roller coaster. Also, Ringo replaced Pete Best on this day in 1962. Happy birthday: Dan Polner and John McNally and Larry Levy and Jamie Lynn Ryan. And hope you had a good one, Carl Corry. At InnovateLI.com: Long Islanders Noreen Kazi and Nisha Bhalla will open a local branch of Silicon Valley’s ... Read More
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Three BNL researchers score ‘early career’ DOE grants

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Three Brookhaven National Laboratory scientists will receive “significant research funding” through the U.S. Department of Energy’s Early Career Research Program. The eight-year-old competitive-application program, a function of the DOE’s Office of Science, is designed to support the nation’s scientific workforce by financially supplementing “exceptional researchers during the crucial early career years, when many scientists do their most formative work,” according to a statement from the Upton laboratory. The three BNL scientists – physicists Alessandro Tricoli and... Read More
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ALZ: Genetic-risk variants can run, but they can’t hide

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The Feinstein Institute for Medical Research is targeting genetic risk factors behind Alzheimer’s disease, the first of many steps toward new potential treatments. Feinstein Institute assistant professor Yun Freudenberg-Hua has been awarded a five-year, $600,000 grant by the National Institutes of Health’s National Institute on Aging, supporting her mission to better understand the genetic causes of a disease that inflicts an estimated 5.5 million Americans. Ultimately, the doctor and her staff hope to develop new treatments and intervention programs for people suffering f... Read More