'Excellent Food, Drinks': New Restaurant Deemed 'Welcome Addition' To Northport 'Excellent Food, Drinks': New Restaurant Deemed 'Welcome Addition' To Northport
'Excellent Food, Drinks': New Restaurant Deemed 'Welcome Addition' To Northport A new restaurant and cocktail bar on Long Island is making a splash weeks after opening. Birdie Bar, located in Northport at 688 Fort Salonga Road, held its grand opening on Monday, April 24, in the space formerly occupied by Seven Quarts Tavern. Under the direction of Chef Antonio Guillen, the eatery serves up an array of tantalizing entrees and cocktails “crafted with purpose,” according to its Facebook page. Among the menu options is the French dip sandwich, made with prime rib, caramelized onion, gruyere, pickled jalapeno, au jus, and fries. Diners can also opt for the 28-ounce bone-…
Maryland State Police Caution About Fraudsters Posing As Officers Maryland State Police Caution About Fraudsters Posing As Officers
Maryland State Police Caution About Fraudsters Posing As Officers Maryland residents are being advised to be on high alert following a recent rash of fraudsters posing as police. An alert was issued by Maryland State Police over the weekend warning residents to be aware of possible phone scam fraud attempts by police impersonators. Officials say that they've received multiple reports from several residents throughout the state who advised that they'd been contacted by people claiming to be either state troopers or police officers in an attempt to scam victims out of cash or personal information. According to police, the poser tells possible victims that …
Million-Dollar Winner: Long Island Man Claims Top Lottery Prize Million-Dollar Winner: Long Island Man Claims Top Lottery Prize
Million-Dollar Winner: Long Island Man Claims Top Lottery Prize One Long Island man’s had a lucky day when he claimed a million-dollar lottery ticket prize. Farmingville resident Daniel Bovich claimed his $1 million Millionaire Maker scratch-off game prize, New York Lottery officials announced on Wednesday, May 31. Bovich chose to receive his prize as a lump sum and after required withholdings, took home $651,000. He purchased the winning ticket at Gary’s Gulf, located at 5556 Express Drive South in Holtsville. According to lottery officials, there are 15 top prizes remaining for the Millionaire Maker ticket game as of May 31. Players can downlo…
Grab Your Racket: New Pickleball Courts Open In Poughkeepsie Grab Your Racket: New Pickleball Courts Open In Poughkeepsie
Grab Your Racket: New Pickleball Courts Open In Poughkeepsie As the pickleball craze takes over the nation and is even vying for a spot in the Olympics, four new courts have opened in the area. Tuesday, May 30 at 10 a.m., Dutchess County Executive William O’Neil hosted a ribbon cutting and exhibition game at the county’s new pickleball courts at Quiet Cove Riverfront Park in the town of Poughkeepsie.  Attendees will be invited to try out this fun, accessible sport that is rapidly growing in popularity across the nation. Dutchess County has constructed four pickleball courts on the upper portion of the park, near the park’s entrance off Route 9…
Saugus Eatery Closes After Years, Customers Saddened By Loss of Favorite Manager, Bartender Saugus Eatery Closes After Years, Customers Saddened By Loss of Favorite Manager, Bartender
Saugus Eatery Closes After Years, Customers Saddened By Loss of Favorite Manager, Bartender Diners will have to find a new spot for sushi after an eatery that called itself the "best authentic sushi place to town" announced its upcoming closure.  Oye's Restaurant and Bar, located at 44 Broadway in Saugus is closing after more than four years in business, according to a post made on the restaurant's Facebook page on Thursday, June 1. The restaurant served up a variety of Chinese dishes and regularly hosted themed dance parties at its party hall. "After much consideration, we have decided to close the doors of our Route 1 location," the Facebook post reads. "We can't than…
Schmear Genius: Eatery Brings Big City Flavors To Newton Schmear Genius: Eatery Brings Big City Flavors To Newton
Schmear Genius: Eatery Brings Big City Flavors To Newton A bagel shop with a slight misnomer is heading to another Massachusetts town.  NYC Bagel Factory, which, surprisingly, has no locations in New York, announced that it will open its fourth Massachusetts location in Newton later this year.  The new spot will be located at 839 Washington Street, the bagel shop said in a Facebook post.  Get ready, Newton! The authentic taste of NY Bagel Factory is heading your way this fall, bringing the iconic NYC bagel experience right to your doorstep. Located at 839 Washington Street, Newton. Posted by NY Bagel Factory on Monday, Ma…
Hunterdon County HS Student-Athlete Battling Aggressive Bone Cancer Sees Immediate Support Hunterdon County HS Student-Athlete Battling Aggressive Bone Cancer Sees Immediate Support
Hunterdon County HS Student-Athlete Battling Aggressive Bone Cancer Sees Immediate Support Support is quickly rising for a Hunterdon County High School student-athlete battling an aggressive form of bone cancer. Joey Edwards, a junior at North Hunterdon High School in Clinton, was diagnosed with Osteosarcoma in February, according to a GoFundMe launched by his aunt, Amy DiPaolo, and several other loved ones on his behalf. Joey has been undergoing months of chemotherapy following the discovery of the tumor in his knee and is also scheduled to have surgery — but his battle with cancer doesn’t end there, organizers say. “Unfortunately, the cancer is elsewhere in his body, so the tr…
NJ Matchmaker Stars On TLC Dating Show 'Match Me Abroad' NJ Matchmaker Stars On TLC Dating Show 'Match Me Abroad'
NJ Matchmaker Stars On TLC Dating Show 'Match Me Abroad' A Bergen County native is helping people find love.  Nina Kharoufeh, who was raised in Cliffside Park, is one of the matchmakers on TLC's new dating show "Match Me Abroad," which helps people find love overseas.  On the show, Kharofueh is tasked with helping Stanika and Mark, two Americans, find love while in Morocco. View this post on Instagram A post shared by فلسطينية (@ninakharoufeh) "My specialty is matching Arabs and Americans," Kharofueh, a Palestinian said. "I'm definitely uniquely skilled for this. So far, I have been unde…
'Devastated': Support Growing For Family Of Bay Shore Woman Killed By Hit-Run Driver 'Devastated': Support Growing For Family Of Bay Shore Woman Killed By Hit-Run Driver
'Devastated': Support Growing For Family Of Bay Shore Woman Killed By Hit-Run Driver As police continue searching for the driver who hit and killed a woman on a busy Long Island roadway, the victim’s family is working to raise enough money to pay for her funeral expenses. Jennifer Bianco, age 42, of Bay Shore, was found dead in a grassy area of Holtsville, along North Ocean Avenue near Fish Road, on Sunday morning, May 21. Suffolk County Police determined that she had been struck several hours earlier by a vehicle that fled the scene. Earlier Report: New Update: Police Seeking This Vehicle In Hit-Run Crash That Killed Woman In Holtsville Investigators asked the publi…
New Rockville Centre Restaurant Cited For Stylish, Scrumptious Offerings New Rockville Centre Restaurant Cited For Stylish, Scrumptious Offerings
New Rockville Centre Restaurant Cited For Stylish, Scrumptious Offerings A new sushi and omakase restaurant on Long Island has left its mark on diners with its boutique-like atmosphere and tasty dishes. RŌZU, located at 21 South Park Avenue in Rockville Centre, first opened its doors in March of 2023 but has already garnered lots of attention for its ambiance, service, and food. Guests are greeted with two wide, looming trunks in the middle of the restaurant, which boast dozens, if not hundreds, of flowers. Murals adorn the walls, and multiple chandeliers hang over the tables.  For food, RŌZU offers a variety of sashimi, rolls, entrees, and more. Perha…
'It's Always Sunny In Philadelphia' May Be Old But Fans Have Yet To Tire Of It 'It's Always Sunny In Philadelphia' May Be Old But Fans Have Yet To Tire Of It
'It's Always Sunny In Philadelphia' May Be Old But Fans Have Yet To Tire Of It The gang is back, and so are their bright ideas. Season 16 of "It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia" is set to premier on FX Wednesday, June 7, making it the longest-running sitcom in American history. You'd think by now the jokes would be tired and the cast would be old. Not the case (well, the gang is 18 years older). The show — which premiered in 2005 and was created by Philly's own Rob McElhenney, Charlie Day and honorary Philadelphian Glenn Howerton — is getting rave reviews so far.  According to Collider, this season takes predictable "wild directions," and delivers, one with a "B…
Father's Day At Fenway Park: Nominate Your Dad For A Free Red Sox Game Father's Day At Fenway Park: Nominate Your Dad For A Free Red Sox Game
Father's Day At Fenway Park: Nominate Your Dad For A Free Red Sox Game Make dad the MVP this Father's Day by entering him to win free tickets to a game at Fenway Park in Boston.  The Red Sox will be choosing 10 lucky fathers for a "Father's Day Out at Fenway Park" as the Sox take on the Yankees on Sunday, June 18.  The lucky winners will also get a complimentary pregame meal in one of Fenway's premium clubs and a $100 gift card to the Red Sox Team Store.  The contest ends Monday, June 5 at 11:59 p.m. Click here to enter. 
National Pizza Chain Closes Theatre District Location For Good National Pizza Chain Closes Theatre District Location For Good
National Pizza Chain Closes Theatre District Location For Good A national chain closed one of its six Massachusetts locations, sending fans of its lightning-fast pies to nearby stores. Blaze Pizza, a national pizza chain that offers customizable pizzas from an assembly line, closed its Theatre District location in Boston in late May, according to its website and a storefront sign one customer shared via Google reviews.  The pizzeria did not give an explanation for its closing, but a sign posted on the eatery's storefront pointed customers in the direction of its three nearby locations in Fenway, Cambridge, and Boston University. ✨180 se…