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LI updates for Tuesday, April 1, 2014 Live

'Beautify a Pothole Day'

Project 11561, a grassroots group that promotes the Long Beach community, posted this message on its Facebook page Tuesday morning, encouraging residents to plant flowers inside potholes on the street.

Beautify a Pothole Day Make Long Beach Beautiful! So many potholes so little time. We can’t stop them but residents can make them pretty. Plant At Your Own Risk! Watch out for moving traffic! What: Pothole Day When: April 1, 2014 Where: Any road in Long Beach Time: 8am - 3pm Long Beach PatchLong Beach Streets NYLong Beach NY, Hurricane Information
by Project 11561 via Facebook
Then, they shared these photos of "residents ... getting into it."

by tara.conry

by tara.conry

But it turns out the photos were not actually shot in Long Beach and the posts were all an April Fool's Day prank. Have you pulled off any April Fool's Day pranks today? Tell us about it by using the hashtag #lifools.

Nassau Coliseum developer talks to LIA

Newsday's Robert Brodsky was live-tweeting from this morning's Long Island Association breakfast, where real estate developer Brice Ratner spoke about his company's plans to redevelop Nassau Coliseum in Uniondale. Here are this Twitter updates.

Cover stories

SCHOOL AID BOOSTED. In today's cover story, Long Island's public schools gain $125.7 million in extra operating aid as part of a budget package approved by legislators -- an election-year cash infusion that is the biggest since the financial crash of 2008.
by David.Reich-Hale

LONG BEACH ERUV RESTORED. The lead story of today's "Our Towns" section looks at the restoration of Long Beach's eruva demarcated area in which Orthodox Jews can wheel strollers and use wheelchairs on the Sabbath. It was damaged by superstorm Sandy.
by tara.conry

METS LOSE OPENER: The back cover of today's Newsday draws attention to the New York Mets' opening day loss to the Nationals. The Yankees get started tonight.

by David.Reich-Hale

Top tweets

See what Newsday and its staff are tweeting about today. 

Ah. Here's a look at Montauk via Instagram user fotoface. Much better than the surprise snowstorm yesterday.
Montauk Beach #beach #montauk #longisland #newyork #theend #sea #sand #blue #water #ilike #usa
by fotoface via Instagram


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