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A short time ago, in a library nearby, dozens of children gripped blue and red light sabers in preparation for battle. They swarmed the East Meadow Public Library on Oct. 14 as part of the library’s annual Star Wars Reads Day. more
Seeking his second two-year term as a county legislator, Steven Rhoads is being challenged by Bellmore resident Jeff Gold. District 19 includes Wantagh, Seaford, Bellmore, Merrick and Freeport. more
Part 4 in a Hispanic Heritage Month mini-series. Students in gray-and-black suits, carrying briefcases and backpacks, filled Hofstra University’s Helene Fortunoff Theater at the Monroe Lecture Center on Monday, eagerly awaiting U.S. Supreme Court Associate Justice Sonia Sotomayor’s arrival. more
The Chabad Center of Merrick and Bellmore held its Simchat Torah celebration on Oct. 11, hosting hundreds of residents who dined on sushi in their sukkah, participated in a holiday service and danced with the Torah. more
A number of residents who rebuilt or repaired their homes after Hurricane Sandy expressed shock when they received their school tax bills last week and saw significant increases. City officials say … more
In Daniel Braum’s short story “A Girl’s Guide to Applying Superior Makeup and Dispelling Commonly Found Suburban Demons,” a South Shore teenager discovers a dark power within herself when she rescues an older girl from a sexual assault while waiting in line for Billy Joel tickets at the Nassau Coliseum in 1985. more
Annette Gray-Thom, the president of the Nassau County Police Activity League’s Valley Stream unit, was only expecting about 50 children to show up to Memorial Junior High School for its two-hour basketball clinic with former New York Knicks power forward Larry Johnson on Oct. 12, and was surprised when more than 100 children from Valley Stream, Franklin Square and came out. more
Islanders co-owner Jonathan Ledecky said on Oct. 10 that building a sports arena at Belmont Park was the team’s top priority, in his first public remarks since the team announced its bid to build “a world-class sports and entertainment destination” last month. more
Republican Paul Sapienza, owner of Sapizena Pastry Inc., on Hempstead Turnpike, and president of the Elmont Chamber of Commerce, will challenge Legislator Carrié Solages (D-Elmont) on Nov. 7 for the county’s 3rd Legislative District seat. more
Siblings, Daury, 4 and Nashla, 6 Santiago dug their faces into own cone of fluffy blue cotton candy on Oct. 7. Laughing they showed off their blue stained teeth and walked alongside their parents to … more
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