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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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...

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....

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Opening Day At The Roosevelt Community Garden A Success

Nearly 50 people were in attendance on opening day of the Roosevelt Community Garden on Earth Day. Gardeners, teachers, students, volunteers and North Shore...

Hempstead Turnpike Hidden Gems: Part I

Hempstead Turnpike is Nassau County’s main drag, as it slices through the island’s midsection from the Queens line to Suffolk, with a multitude of...

Hundreds Gather In Garden City To Shine Light On Inhumane Treatment Of Asylum Seekers

Unitarian Universalist Congregation of Central Nassau hosts candlelight vigil to end immigrant detention camps On the evening of July 12, Garden City stood in solidarity...

The Giant Leap: Grumman’s Finest Hour

Aviation history and Long Island are one and the same. In the spring of 1927, when the brazen Charles Lindbergh was set for his historic...

Mac & Melts Serves Up The Ultimate Comfort Foods

In this day and age of fast casual food, macaroni and cheese has been elevated far beyond its pre-fabricated Kraft origins. Look no further...
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