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Newsday Michael Dowling Speaks at LIREG Breakfast

The head of Long Island’s biggest employer made a pitch for efficiency at a recent breakfast meeting — a virtue that, he said, could be adopted by government as well as business. Anyone who thinks of North Shore-Long Island Jewish Health System as just an employer of doctors and nurses should have been at the Long Island Real Estate Group’s breakfast in Old Westbury Wednesday morning, where the hospital system’s chief executive, Michael Dowling, was the guest speaker.

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LIREG runners perform well in Jones Beach Workplace Challenge

Wantagh, NY Long Island Real Estate Group (LIREG) members raced well in the 3.5-mile 2011 Marcus Workplace Challenge. Will Passavia, of Domus Group, was the real estate group’s top finisher in the race at Jones Beach State Park on July 26 with a time of 20:50 minutes. The race’s top finisher overall had a time of 17:40. Other top LIREG finishers among 14 racers were Sean Cronin at 28:10; and Cara Cronin at 28:35, both of Cronin, Cronin & Harris P.C., and Craig Weiss, of T. Weiss Realty Corp., at 29:49. The LIREG team placed 24th overall out of 53 teams with an average time of 1:18:49 Among other reported times were Lee Passavia, of Domus, 32:30; Paul Fetscher of Great American Brokerage, 33:30 and Brad Cronin, of Cronin, Cronin & Harris, 34:10. Launched in 2005, the 3.5-mile Marcum Workplace Challenge is billed as one of Long Island’s largest participatory sporting events and “company picnics.” It attracts thousands of participants from more than 200 companies, non-profit organizations, schools and governmental agencies and their families and friends. Since its inception, the Marcum Workplace Challenge has raised nearly $150,000 for local charities. This year’s beneficiaries include The Long Island Children’s Museum, The Children’s Medical Fund of New York and Long Island Cares, Inc.-The Harry Chapin Food Bank. The Greater Long Island Running Club managed the event. LIREG, formed to encourage networking among Long Island real estate developers, owners and allied trades and to raise funds for charitable real estate-related projects on Long Island, has more than 280 members.

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LIREG Contributes $50,000 to Katz Women’s Hospital

The Long Island Real Estate Group has contributed $50,000 to the Every Woman Matters Walk, a fundraiser for the Katz Institute for Women’s Health and Katz Women’s Hospitals of the North Shore-LIJ Health System. Proceeds raised for the 5 km. walk, scheduled for May 22 along the Jones Beach Boardwalk, will support the Katz Institute for Women’s Health and Katz Women’s Hospitals of the North Shore-LIJ Health System. LIREG, a networking and philanthropic group composed of executives in the real estate industry and allied trades, will be a title sponsor for the walk.

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LIBN Announces Ted Weiss A.J. Johnston and Lee Passavia appointed to LIREG Executive Board

Ted Weiss A.J. Johnston and Lee Passavia appointed to LIREG Executive Board REAL ESTATE The Long Island Real Estate Group, a Melville-based industry trade group, announced three appointments to its executive board. Ted Weiss is the CEO of T. Weiss Realty Corp. in Melville, while James Ashley (AJ) Johnston works in Westbury as the director of real estate for the King Kullen Grocery Co. Finally, Lee Passavia is the founder and principal of the Stony Brook real estate development firm Domus Group.

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NYREJ – LIREG donates $111,000 to four Long Island charities

The Long Island Real Estate Group (LIREG) has made philanthropic contributions totaling $111,000 to four L.I. charities. The donations are to go to the Bethpage-based Coalition Against Child Abuse and Neglect together with the Nassau County Coalition Against Domestic Violence; St. Charles Hospital in Port Jefferson; Canine Companions for Independence in Medford; and Bethpage-based Adults and Children with Learning and Developmental Disabilities Inc. LIREG, a networking and philanthropic group composed of professionals in the real estate industry and allied trades, raised the funds through member contributions and through fund-raising events held throughout the year. Its donations are used to fund real estate-related endeavors of various charities. \\\”These four organizations were the most outstanding in terms of their reach and the scope of their projects among the numerous organizations that sought our assistance this year,\\\” said Peter Schapero, chairman of LIREG\\\’s charity committee. \\\”These contributions are examples of how seriously the Long Island Real Estate Group regards its efforts to make a difference on Long Island,\\\” said LIREG co-president Samuel Yedid. \\\”I am very happy that our organization can do so much good by spreading our donations across such

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NYREJ – McMahon of Empire Center to speak at LIREG event

Influential Albany fiscal watchdog Edmund McMahon, president of the Empire Center for NYS, will discuss Nassau\\\’s fiscal condition in the run-up to county elections at an October 9th Long Island Real Estate Group (LIREG) networking breakfast. The breakfast, scheduled to run from 8 to 9:30 a.m. at the Old Westbury Golf & Country Club, 270 Wheatley Rd., is open to members of LIREG and guests. Admission for members is free; $60 for guests. RSVP to [email protected] or call 631-721-7400. McMahon, a policy analyst for more than 25 years, writes on regional, state and local issues, recommending policy changes and reforms to increase economic growth. His recent work has included studies focused on New York\\\’s unsustainable public pension and retiree health care costs, the out-migration of New York residents to other states, and a \\\”blueprint\\\” for cutting and restructuring New York\\\’s deficit-ridden state budget. His articles have appeared in The Wall Street Journal, The New York Times, Barron\\\’s, the Public Interest, the New York Post, the New York Daily News and Newsday, among other publications.

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