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On Oct. 3, the Nassau County legislature’s Rules Committee approved a $25 million legal settlement with the family of an Oceanside woman who was severely injured in a car accident in 2007, when she was 17. more
Angela Green wanted to sleep late on Sept. 11, 2001, her first day off after nearly two weeks in her new job as an officer with the New York City Police Department. But the phone in her Valley Stream apartment rang insistently, forcing her to answer it. more
With the sixth anniversary of Hurricane Sandy ap- proaching, funding was recently announced for Phase 2 of a three-part, $40 million mitigation project in Island Park, which will include an overhaul of the village’s storm drainage system and municipal bulkheads. more
For the second time in a week, a public hearing on a proposal to develop a luxury 200-unit apartment complex and a 400-space parking garage in downtown Lynbrook was postponed, though a community open house is also in the works. more
Sixteen months after their honeybee hive was destroyed, a Lynbrook couple is stinging back against village officials with a $5 million lawsuit. more
For the past several months, work to rehabilitate East Rockaway’s historic Grist Mill Museum has escalated. more
East Rockaway Deputy Mayor Theresa Gaffney was one of 11 women honored as a Woman of Distinction by Assemblywoman Melissa Miller on Oct. 7 at the Oceanside Library. more
For the third time in four years, the Assembly race in the 20th District is an open and contested battle, as Juan Vides, an Oceanside businessman, and incumbent State Assemblywoman Melissa “Missy” Miller, a Republican and an Atlantic Beach resident, are the major party candidates. more
Students throughout the Valley Stream Central High School District continued to refuse to take the seventh- and eighth-grade State English Language Arts and mathematics tests last spring. more
Village of Valley Stream officials have been working over the past month to help rebuild Rockaway Avenue. more
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