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Ten years ago, Howard T. Herber Middle School teacher Marguerite Izzo found herself in the office of U.S. Sen. Carolyn McCarthy and began recounting her observations stemming from the No Child Left Behind Act. As she was talking, McCarthy yelled for an aide to grab a notebook and start writing. “I couldn’t believe someone cared,” said Izzo, adding that this was the beginning of legislation to involve teachers in writing federal education policy. “The legislation was introduced two or three times, but never got off the ground,” Izzo said. more
After spending most of their Baldwin High School careers with their heads in their books, while maintaining a heavy involvement in music programs, both the Valedictorian and the Class President of Baldwin High School made history as the first Baldwin students in their class rankings to graduate with the plan of pursuing music in college. more
U.S. Rep. Peter King, a Republican from Seaford, endorsed Jack Martins, a Republican from Mineola, for Nassau County executive. King announced his endorsement at a news conference at Massapequa … more
Following a July 11 public hearing on short-term rentals, the Town of Hempstead board voted unanimously to prohibit leasing arrangements lasting less than 28 days. more
The aroma of red wine and savory finger foods blended with the smell of earthy greenery as members of the Baldwin community kicked off the first day of the summer, wining and dining at a Baldwin Community Garden party held by the Baldwin Civic Association to celebrate their community garden’s third anniversary. more
Malvernite Sarah O’Connor always dreamed of biking from New York to California, and in April she decided to take on the herculean challenge. more
Anita Faulding hunched her shoulders as the sky turned gray above Washington, D.C. on the afternoon of June 27. The 67-year-old Baldwinite let the rain soak into the back of her bright-pink Planned … more
A group of talented teens from Baldwin High School brought their art and care to Northwell Health’s Center for Advanced Medicine in New Hyde Park on June 6, and were thanked for their efforts at a special ceremony. Students from the school’s art classes donated paintings and photographs to the hospital’s Center for Advanced Medicine, and the ceremony doubled as an exhibition of sorts for the artwork before it was hung in patients’ rooms. more
In 2014, when the bike path that runs along the Wantagh Parkway was extended to Tobay Beach, many hailed its arrival as a safe, scenic trail for anyone who wanted to walk, run, cycle or skateboard. more
An incredible survivor of neglect, and then the city shelter, Jelly not only holds no grudges, she is the most loving, sweetest girl according to her foster mom. more
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