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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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...

Steve Cropper Fires It Up

Guitar legend emerges from pandemic with new album The social distancing and other aftereffects of COVID-19 may have caused plenty of creative outlets to grind to a halt, but it didn’t stop storied guitarist Steve Cropper...

Giving Students The Tools To Spread The Green Gospel

PSEG Long Island once again hosts PSA video contest In keeping with community outreach in celebrating Earth Day, PSEG Long Island is running its first-ever energy efficiency contest. Not unlike last year’s “I Am EM-Powered! Public...

Bridging The Cultural Divide With Basketball

Boogie brings Asian-American representation to the hardwood In the grand scheme of substantial basketball movies, the main characters are usually African-Americans, be it in releases like He Got Game, Love & Basketball, Above the Rim or...

Boogie’s Taylor Takahashi Picks His Three Favorite Ballers

As the lead character of Boogie, actor/writer/chef Eddie Huang’s directorial debut, Taylor Takahashi was hand-picked by Huang to play Alfred “Boogie” Chin, a Chinese-American high school basketball player who aspires to play in the NBA....

Bringing Some Spice To The Walking Dead

Puerto Rican playwright added to cast for tenth season Rolling into the tenth season of The Walking Dead (TWD), the creators of this zombie dystopia have kept the ball rolling by bringing intriguing and often odd...

A Princess’ Passion For Plays

The Walking Dead’s Paola Lázaro’s fave dramatic pieces   Currently playing Juanita “Princess” Sanchez in season 10 of The Walking Dead (TWD), Paola Lázaro is significantly upping her profile know that she’s entered the world of TWD....

The Search

Someone asked me, what is your favorite piece of art? The first image that emerged were paintings by Edward Hopper. You might know him as the artist who painted “Nighthawks”, the diner scene that captured...

Lending The Lone Star State A Helping Hand

Long Islanders aid Texans struggling from latest natural disaster When a freak deep freeze swept through Texas last month, the privately held state utility company Electric Reliability Council of Texas (ERCOT) proved to be woefully unprepared...

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