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Final review: The Long Island Index strikes a balance

By GREGORY ZELLER // Like any great adventure story, the Long Island Index saga has concluded with plenty of drama – specifically, with the Index’s final-ever regional report, a cautionary tale filled with conflict and even a stare-off-into-the-sunset ending. Fifteen years after taking its first dive into Long Island’s socioeconomic clime, the project of the Garden City-based Rauch Foundation on Thursday released its final report of regional indicators – an amalgam of the latest data…


No. 298: Jefferson lives, Foodcubate nibbles, Instacart heads east and the Long Island Index closes its books

You’ve done it again: It’s Friday, friends, and not just Friday but the 276th anniversary of composer George Frideric Handel’s masterwork “Messiah,” which debuted April 13, 1742, at Dublin’s New Music Hall (though we’d have cued this up just for the Friday part). Don’t be scared: It’s also Friday the 13th, of course, and if you suffer from triskaidekaphobia (fear of the number 13) or friggatriskaidekaphobia (fear of the day itself), you’re probably a little…