Dave Gil de Rubio

In addition to being editor of Massapequa Observer and Hicksville News, Dave Gil de Rubio is a regular contributor to Long Island Weekly, specializing in music and sports features. He has won several awards for writing from Press Club of Long Island (PCLI).

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The Black Crowes Take Flight Again

When Chris and Rich Robinson made the November 2019 announcement that the Black Crowes were reuniting, it represented a reconciliation between the siblings after the band was blown up in 2015. The plan was to...

Rich Robinson’s Black Crowes Cover Faves

When it comes to bands that have a deep appreciation and reverence for rock and roll history, The Black Crowes have always been unabashed about their passion and devotion to the genre. Founded by brothers...

Long Island’s Harvest Of Shame

New book captures horrific migrant camp culture When author Mark Torres embarked on writing Long Island Migrant Labor Camps: Dust For Blood back in 2019, he was unaware he’d be researching a culture likened to a...

Closing Out A Career Of Helping Others

Guidance Center executive director retires after 45 years When Andrew Malekoff retires in July, it will have been after spending his entire 45-year career at Roslyn’s North Shore Child and Family Guidance Center. When he arrived...

Bringing Media Literacy To The Masses And Statehouse

As partisanship continues to create a deep ideological chasm in the United States, an informed population may be the only way to bridge divides. According to the politically neutral advocacy nonprofit Media Literacy Now (MLN),...

PSEG Long Island Announces Earth Day Video PSA Winners

Pandemic or not, entries for PSEG Long Island’s first-ever Earth Day Video PSA contest weren’t lacking in the PSEG Long Island service area. There were 207 PSA videos submitted by 4,347 fourth to eighth-grade students...

Class Of 2021 In The Time Of COVID-19

Despite the fact that 200-plus million COVID-19 vaccines have been administered, local colleges and universities are taking a broad approach to graduation ceremonies, with all of them including some kind of streaming facet to their...

Sasquatch: To Catch A Predator

Docuseries explores if a Bigfoot committed a 1993 triple homicide Throughout his career, investigative journalist David Holthouse has gone down a lot of dark paths that have found him in the same circles as methheads, neo-Nazis...

Scrap-It! Keeps Junk Removal Green

You can say junk is in Orville Davis’ blood. His late father Winston Davis, who passed away from a stroke in 2007, owned a Queens-based junkyard, one of the largest in the New York Metro...

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Volunteer At The North Shore Land Alliance

Get outdoors this fall and become a volunteer with the North Shore Land Alliance. Volunteers contribute significantly to the Land Alliance’s ability to protect,...
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