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No. 259: Ken White gets Debriefed, celebrating the Moon walk’s 50th and Ronkonkoma Hub gets good news

Happy Friday, folks: And congrats on your successful completion of another work week (except you weekend-hustling self-made types, bless your entrepreneurial souls. For you, congrats for your hustle). Those of you lucky enough to put your feet up should drop us a note at editor@innovateli.com – story tips, events, corrections and stimulating socioeconomic conversation always welcome. What a day for debuts: In no particular order, Gordon Lightfoot, Danny DeVito, Rock Hudson, Martin Scorsese, Tom Seaver,…

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No. 250: Bionic eyes, cop cameras in the classroom and Brickhouse finally turns legal

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 brick and mortar. Favorite snack: A “bionic eye” implanted by…


No. 249: Plain talk, the Amazon HQ thing and how to look awesome for the rest of your life

It’s Friday: A happy end to the week, everyone, and welcome new sponsor PSEG Long Island. 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…


No. 248: Cancer, flu and Alzheimer’s progress, less Time and please squeeze from the bottom

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…


No. 247: Real fake news, 3-D bodies and has 43North gone south?

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: “Something,” George Harrison’s first song to rate the A side of a Beatles 45, was released today in 1969. After “Yesterday,” it’s the most-covered Beatles song….


No. 246: Brooklyn’s pitch, a Traverse nod and one more thing about beer

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 says it’s also in the game. Related: Long…


No. 245: Rip Tides, sickle cell, safe printing and what to drink in the tub

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….