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‘Early’ $2M grant cheers ambitious depression study

By GREGORY ZELLER // A seven-digit federal grant will help a Stony Brook University researcher develop new treatment protocols for adolescents suffering from depression. More than just “feeling sad” because it’s raining or the Mets were finally eliminated, clinical depression – a.k.a. major depressive disorder – is a common but serious condition with sometimes severe symptoms that affect how the afflicted feel, think, eat, sleep, work and otherwise function day-to-day. And more than a healthcare…


Social justice shines in annual ERASE Racism awards

By GREGORY ZELLER // A civic-minded entrepreneur, a leading Long Island educator and a longtime champion of social-equality causes have been honored by the region’s most progressive civil rights group. Syosset-based ERASE Racism, which formed in 2001 to lead public-policy advocacy and regional initiatives promoting social justice, has saluted its 2019 award-winners, each responsible for promoting equity in education, housing and other critical social arenas. Jericho-based low-income housing developer Georgica Green Ventures earned the ERASE…


SmartCoparent: Pulling together for divorced duos

By GREGORY ZELLER // From the mind behind the Moiety scheduling app comes the next evolution in peaceful co-parenting for the matrimonially challenged. SmartCoparent is the second product by Hauppauge-based Aeonic Ventures, following the 2016 launch (and subsequent upgrades) of Moiety, a scheduling app that works for any social group (or “crew”) but is designed especially for separated co-parents, their families and assorted childcare providers. With SmartCoparent, Aeonic Ventures founder and President Gregory Wagner goes…