Hurricane Maria

No. 261: Diamonds, Riptides, origami skeletons and Comtech, in an emergency

And you were there: Congratulations, dear readers (including new subscribers Sue, Rod, Jessie and Sergio), on surviving Thanksgiving with the family, Black Friday at the mall and Cyber Monday on the ’net – the largest online-shopping day in U.S. history, it turns out, with some $6.59 billion in digital transactions counted by our friends at Adobe. Tell us all about your contribution to the record – and any story tips, calendar items or eggnog recipes…


Northwell’s ‘Health Story’ dives into Maria’s devastation

Northwell Health’s latest “Health Story” takes listeners into the heart of the storm, both literally and figuratively. The newest episode of the New Hyde Park-based health system’s monthly podcast follows a 27-member Northwell Health team – including physicians, nurses, emergency medical technicians and administrators – that joined a larger contingent organized by the Greater New York Hospital Association in response to Hurricane Maria, which left a major humanitarian crisis in its wake when it devastated…