Three poor boxes containing donations at Saint Anthony’s Church in Oceanside were found pried open on Monday, according to Nassau County police.
Big changes are coming to Baldwin, in the form of redevelopment of some of its most important business corridors. The Town of Hempstead has received a New York state grant for $458,000 to revitalize the downtown area.
The U.S. Army Transport ship Dorchester was attacked by a German U-boat along a strip of the Atlantic Ocean commonly referred to as “Torpedo Junction” on the morning of Feb. 3, 1943. As the American transport ship sank, four chaplains with different ideological and spiritual beliefs sang hymns, and provided hope and life jackets offering their own to others in need to the crew and passengers of the doomed vessel.
As the rain came down, a crowd of several dozen Nassau County uniformed police officers, community residents and elected leaders cut the ribbon on Jan. 26 on the new –– and long-awaited –– 1st Police Precinct, at 900 Merrick Road in Baldwin.
Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo announced a plan to modernize 16 of Long Island’s train stations during his annual Long Island regional State of the State address on Jan. 10. Among the projects he listed, he proposed investing $5 million to upgrade the Baldwin Long Island Rail Road station.
Juniors Malcolm Bell and Maggie Thibault were selected to represent Baldwin High School in the annual Most Physically Educated Student Competition.
“Women marched then to make abortion legal and safe, and we march now because we want to keep abortion legal and safe,” JoAnn Smith, the president of Planned Parenthood of Nassau County, told members of the Ethical Humanist Society of Long Island on Jan. 22, the 44th anniversary of the U.S. Supreme Court’s Roe v. Wade decision.
Brookside Elementary School hosted a Family STEM Night on Jan. 19, for children and their parents to enjoy working together to complete certain projects. STEM stands for science, technology, engineering, and mathematics, and that’s just what the theme of the night was.
Atlantic Beach Mayor George Pappas and his children, George III, 13, and Mia, 11, made their way past the barricades and crowds that surrounded the Capitol early on Jan. 20 and staked out a position in front of the towering podium on which Donald J. Trump, 45th president of the United States, delivered his inaugural address. “We were standing in the center, and we were able to see it live as well as on the big screens,” Pappas said.
Richner Communications, Long Island’s largest publisher of community media, has acquired the assets of the Gold Coast Gazette, a weekly community newspaper covering the legendary Gold Coast communities on the North Shore of Long Island. The terms of the sale were not disclosed.
Once upon a time, holiday shopping was an experience. Folks carved out entire Saturdays or Sundays and headed to their local downtowns to browse through the retail shops. The experience was fun and quaint. You had lunch at the local diner. Then along came the malls.