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At LIU Post, improving at-risk odds through mentoring

By GREGORY ZELLER // A regional mentoring initiative with a long history of supporting at-risk middle and high school students will mark its 15th anniversary this week in Brookville. Designed specifically for youngsters who might not necessarily be on the path to higher education, the annual Mentor New York conference lands Thursday on the LIU Post campus. The idea is to expose at-risk kids to college life and, hopefully, spark an interest in both collegiate…


No. 265: Santa snickers, the Manufacturing Task Force Awakens and the Golden Globes go to…

Gut Yontiff: “Good holiday,” for our non-Yiddish speaking readers, and a Happy Hanukkah to all. Adam Sandler’s “eight crazy nights” – the Jewish Festival of Lights commemorating the rededication of the Holy Temple in Jerusalem during the circa-160 B.C. Maccabean Revolt – commenced Tuesday evening. A big date for breakthroughs: The dry dock (1816), the ice cream cone (1903), the first fully automated photographic film developer (1928) and the fathometer (also 1928), which measures underwater…


Long Island Press sold (but keep on reading)

By GREGORY ZELLER // It’s the start of another new chapter for The Long Island Press, which has been sold to a Queens-based media company. Jed Morey, president of Syosset-based Morey Publishing LLC and now former publisher of The Long Island Press, confirmed to Innovate LI Thursday that the Press has been acquired by Bayside-based Schneps Communications, a producer of events and community-news publications and websites in Queens, Brooklyn and Staten Island. Financial terms were…


Kordeleski, back at the cutting edge

By GREGORY ZELLER // Kirk Kordeleski is back. The former CEO of Bethpage Federal Credit Union might argue that he’s been back for quite some time: He launched Syosset-based community-banking advisory Kordeleski Consulting more than nine months ago, after stepping down from atop Bethpage FCU for health reasons late in 2014. But now he’s really, really back: Later this week, Kordeleski will be named CEO of The Edge, a Miami-based consultancy also designed to help…