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St. Matthias Church — a small building with brown shingles and white clapboard on the border of Bellmore and Wantagh — was granted landmark status at the Oct. 2 Hempstead Town Council meeting. The site will now be protected against demolition, preserving a 100-year-plus legacy of the area’s African-American history. more
Fans of “The Sopranos” will soon have another way to celebrate the show’s 20th anniversary. In addition to “The Many Saints of Newark,” a “Sopranos” prequel set for release next September, audiences can soon cook up their favorite Italian dishes using a special new sauce courtesy of one of the show’s stars. more
When residents noticed a colorful “Smoke and Vape Shop” sign on a previously vacant storefront on Merrick Road, they jumped into action. Only days after their protests flooded social … more
Last weekend, the Merrick Chamber of Commerce celebrated the changing colors, crisp air and flavors of fall with its annual Fall Festival, where visitors enjoyed local vendors, fair rides and street … more
A graffiti vandal or vandals defaced a vacant building on Merrick Road two weeks ago, leaving behind spray-painted marks, known in street parlance as tags. more
A property that houses the Merrick post office at 2040 Merrick Road is under new ownership. more
With its shelves freshly lined with books and magazines and a slew of new technological offerings, the North Bellmore Public Library opened on Aug. 20, inviting a crowd of residents inside. The building’s more than year-long construction project concluded with a ribbon cutting that afternoon. more
The age-old saying “when one door closes, another opens” holds true in the restaurant business, and Bellmore-Merrick is no exception. But in the case of Bayou Jones, a new Cajun/Creole restaurant that opened on June 11, it took two doors —two restaurants — to close before it opened. more
State Sen. John Brooks, a Democrat from Seaford, will introduce legislation for a feasibility study that would assess whether the Suffolk County Water Authority could take over New York American Water’s Nassau County service areas. The announcement came a week after Citizens Campaign for the Environment released a report showing discrepancies among what residents across Long Island are paying for their water. more
In the open space of AR Workshop in Bellmore, the warm scent of sawdust wafts through the air. The sound of fresh paint being brushed onto wood panels is muffled by conversation at one of six workstations, where empty paint buckets are repurposed for organizational use — holding sandpaper, pencils, scissors and other craft supplies. Here people meet and mingle while creating a personal piece of art. more
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