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Organización Latino Americana received nearly $100,000 from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention to fund vaccine outreach to Latinx communities on Long Island.

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Bridgeport received $1.5 million in the recent state budget to fund youth organizations that focused on gun violence prevention, extracurricular education and job training. State Senator Marylin Moore, a Democrat, said the investment in these programs has the potential to create positive opportunities for young people.

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While nearly 70% of New Yorkers believe the worst of the pandemic is over, nearly half are still worried about getting sick, according to a new Siena College poll. Nearly 80% of New Yorkers are willing to resume aspects of normal life, like having friends over, going on vacation or eating indoors at a restaurant, according to the poll.

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The Long Island Regional Economic Development Council plans to pivot its goals to help downtowns recover from the pandemic, while trying to get 66,000 Long Islanders who are unemployed back into the workforce.

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A new report from Save the Sound says towns should make beaches more accessible to the public. The environmental group said doing so would foster personal connections to the Sound and boost the local economy.

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