“There are so many different stories … the only place I know for sure that they came from is an egg,” said Nassau County SPCA spokesman Gary Rogers, about the wild green monk parakeets that have made their home over the past decades on Long Island, as well as in Queens and Brooklyn.
When Pakistani-American Naila Amin, 27, of Baldwin, stood in front of Mepham High School’s Leadership and Voices of the Past students, she said she was nervous. Amin has shared her story many times before, but Dec. 20 was the first time she told it to students who were the age she was when it happened.
This year Regeneron became the third sponsor to partner with the Science Talent Search, a competition of the Society for Science & the Public that recognizes research conducted by high school students. The contest was formerly sponsored by the Intel Corporation and, before that, Westinghouse.
Nassau County police are searching for a man who robbed a gas station in the early morning hours Saturday in Merrick.
A Uniondale man has been arrested for allegedly buying a dog from a Merrick pet store using a fraudulent credit card.
Democrats may have won a numerical majority of 32 in the State Senate, with the 8th District victory of John Brooks over incumbent Republican Michael Venditto, but they will still not be the ones in power.
Alexandria Wuria had not seen her father in over eight months. When U.S. Navy Lt. Anthony Wuria found out he was coming home for the holiday break, he decided to surprise his 3-year-old daughter at the Teaching Little Children Day Care Center she attends in Merrick. When he entered with her sister Briana, Alexandria screamed and run into his arms before clinging to his shoulder until the family left for the parking lot. Anthony Wuria was stationed at Camp Lemonnier in Djibouti, Africa, where he will return on Jan. 2 after the holidays.
Nassau County District Attorney Madeline Singas has allocated $2 million in funds forfeited by convicted criminals for heroin treatment for teenagers ages 13 to 17.
County properties have been reassessed, and the new values are available to property owners online, according to Acting County Assessor Jim Davis.
This is the temporary studio for the Grindhouse Radio, an online pop culture talk show that was nominated for best radio show in October by the “Best of Long Island.” It was created over a year ago by entertainment entrepreneur Brimstone, or William Kucmierowski, 42, of Levittown along with Kim Adragna, 22, of Merrick and Stephen Zambito, 25, of Stonybrook.
Seven years ago Anthony Didomenico made a decision to perform for his first time at an open mic night at Brokerage Comedy Club on Merrick Road in Bellmore. Since then the Bellmore native has appeared at venues across the tri-state area, Ashville Comedy Fest in North Carolina and alongside his favorite childhood acts like Chris Montey and Dave Coulier.
Taylor Bruno, a student-athlete at John F. Kennedy High School in Bellmore-Merrick Central High School District, became the first female wrestler in the school’s history to win a match.
Town of Hempstead Supervisor Anthony J. Santino drove to the podium in a Chevy Volt before proposing a law to reserve parking spaces at local train stations for such energy-efficient cars. Santino detailed his proposal with Town Councilwoman Dorothy Goosby and Town Councilman Gary Hudes at a press conference at the Bellmore Train Station.
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.