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“Everyone is really excited for this,” said Joseph Carrasco, a sophomore at Long Beach High School and member of the school’s Gay Straight Alliance, as he marched and shouted “Long Beach … more
The Long Beach school district is eliminating “traditional” homework for math and other subjects at the elementary school level beginning in September, and instead focusing on more reading and … more
The repaving of town roads as part of Supervisor Laura Gillen’s five-year capital plan, including four in Oceanside, will commence in the coming months after its passage on June 4 by the Hempstead … more
Two candidates have announced their intention to run in the June 21 Oceanside Sanitation District No. 7 board of commissioners election. Former Commissioner Joe Cibellis and local attorney Austin … more
Dozens of Lynbrook residents and honorees’ family members gathered at Greis Park on May 26 to watch as four trees were dedicated in memory of past Village of Lynbrook employees, including late former Mayor William Hendrick, who died in October. more
In a unanimous vote on May 23, the Nassau County Legislature approved legislation that prohibits the sale of tobacco products to those under the age of 21. The new bill was signed into law by County … more
When Oyster Bay Supervisor Joseph Saladino was a young boy his father, Joseph, was an Oyster Bay town councilman. The supervisor told an auditorium filled with approximately 800 people at Jericho … more
By Bridget Downes bdownes@liherald.com “We were driving into New York to see a synagogue — a very old one — and there was no desire in me to paint it, because it was beautiful, and it … more
While tens of thousands of people are expected to head to Long Beach this weekend for the 28th annual Long Island Pride celebration, organizers addressed potential funding and safety concerns. … more
Residents of waterfront communities, including Oceanside and Island Park, criticized a proposed law, which would ban the practice of renting out dock space on shoreside residential properties, at a … more
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