Updated June 24, 2016 10:01 PM By Bailey Williams  bailey.williams@newsday.com   Advocates hold signs as they rallied in Mineola in favor of increased wages for workers who care for people with developmental disabilities on Friday, June 24, 2016. Photo Credit: Howard Schnapp Terri Manzione spoke fondly of her 21-year-old son to the crowd gathered in nearly 80-degree weather…

“Getting assistance from our own community” – Ulysses Byas Elementary School students in Roosevelt support CP Nassau’s Trivia Challenge event.

Remembering Muhammad Ali’s visit to Long Island by: Laura Albanese  – Newsday   Read Article on Newsday.com     The poem was called “The Greatest” and when Joe Pappalardo handed it to Muhammad Ali — by then, suffering from Parkinson’s disease — Ali began to weep. “It was amazing,” said Pappalardo, 68, whose halting speech is…

Photo: Executive Director, Bob McGuire speaks with Newsday reporter Laura Albanese near the collage of photos and letters from dignitaries commemorating Muhammad Ali’s visit to CP Nassau in June 1996.   On June 20, 1996, CP Nassau bestowed the Champion of Courage Award to Muhammad Ali at a dinner ceremony held at Leonard’s of Great…