Terri Robinowitz, center, holds a framed photo of her granddaughter Alyssa Alhadeff who was killed in the shootings at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School, with Alyssa's parents, Lori Alhadeff and Ilan Alhadeff, right, as lawmakers and gun control activists gather at the U.S. Capitol in Washington, Friday, March 23, 2018, a day before the March for Our Lives rally Saturday. J. Scott Applewhite AP Photo Terri Robinowitz, center, holds a framed photo of her granddaughter Alyssa Alhadeff who was killed in the shootings at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School, with Alyssa's parents, Lori Alhadeff and Ilan Alhadeff, right, as lawmakers and gun control activists gather at the U.S. Capitol in Washington, Friday, March 23, 2018, a day before the March for Our Lives rally Saturday. J. Scott Applewhite AP Photo National Politics Hundreds of thousands march for gun control in the US By ASHRAF KHALIL and CALVIN WOODWARD Associated Press LinkedIn Google+ Pinterest Reddit … [Read more...] about Hundreds of thousands march for gun control in the US
A Suffolk man who converted a house into a sanctuary where he cares for 300 cats, a pizza deliveryman who went far on "America's Got Talent," and a trio who rescued a father and his two children from their sinking boat were among the Long Islanders who made us proud. Read their stories and more tales of the amazing feats and acts of kindness that Long Islanders have performed in recent years. Who do we need to add to this list? Email [email protected] … [Read more...] about Long Islanders who’ve made us proud
Charles Lazarus, the founder of Toys ‘R’ Us, died on March 22 in New York City at age 94.Lazarus, who is survived by his wife and two daughters, no longer held stake in the company. However, Toys ‘R’ Us said in a statement that he visited the company in New Jersey just last year.Describing his death as “heartbreaking,” the retailer said Lazarus died after a period of declining health and it will “forever be grateful for his positive energy, passion for the customer and love for children everywhere.”Lazarus’ death came not long after the bankrupt toy company announced it would be closing its doors.The company tweeted: “There have been many sad moments for Toys ‘R’ Us in recent weeks, and none more heartbreaking than today’s news about the passing of our beloved founder, Charles Lazarus.”There have been many sad moments for Toys"R"Us in recent weeks, and none more heartbreaking than … [Read more...] about Toys ‘R’ Us Founder Charles Lazarus Has Passed Away At 94
Lessons in running an eco-smart business can sometimes come from unexpected places. Daniel Neiditch Published 6:00 am, Saturday, March 24, 2018 Photo: CatLane | Getty Images Image 1of/1 CaptionClose Image 1 of 1 Photo: CatLane | Getty Images What Condoms Can Teach Us About Sustainability 1 / 1 Back to Gallery Sustainability has gone from a fringe concern to a key factor in countless successful businesses in under a decade. It can be seen in everything, from finance and consumer goods, to education and transportation -- not to mention condoms. Yes, condoms. Jeffrey and Meika Hollender are the father-daughter team who founded Sustain Natural, a nontoxic, eco-friendly vegan condom line, in 2013. As Meika Hollender told the New York Times last year -- and as Jeffrey Hollender wrote for the Stanford Social … [Read more...] about What Condoms Can Teach Us About Sustainability
Toys R Us is kicking off its going-out-of-business sales on Thursday, a week after announcing plans to sell or close all of its U.S. stores. Hundreds of Toys R Us and Babies R Us locations are scheduled to close in the coming months, which means the company has a lot of inventory to sell. Here's what you should know before you begin shopping.1. First things first: Where can I find deals?Liquidation sales will begin at all Toys R Us and Babies R Us locations on Thursday, according to company spokeswoman Amy von Walter. That includes about 735 stores around the country.But don't expect to snag any deals online - at least not yet. Toys R Us has said in court filings that it is hoping to find a buyer for its e-commerce operations, which means it is likely to hold off on selling off online inventory right away, according to bankruptcy lawyers.2. What sort of discounts can I expect?Prices are likely to be reduced about 30 percent right away, von Walter said, with deeper discounts scheduled … [Read more...] about After delay, Toys R Us liquidation sales begin. Here’s what to know before you shop.