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Ever since St. Demetrios Greek Orthodox Church moved from Freeport to Hewlett Avenue in Merrick in 1982, parishioners there have dreamed of constructing a community center where they could hold Greek language, culture and religious classes, said the Rev. Nikiforos Fakinos, St. Demetrios’s pastor. more
Several local roadways will be closed this weekend for the Long Island Marathon, which is expected to attract thousands of athletes and spectators to the region. For more than 40 years, Long Islanders … more
East Meadowites flocked to a Fire Department stationhouse last week to ask Nassau County Police Department leaders about crime trends in their community at a public safety forum and prescription drug … more
An East Meadow synagogue’s theater group is inviting the entire community to enjoy their production of a classic tale: “Mary Poppins.” The Temple Emanu-El Players will present the play, … more
Though the official results are not in yet, Todd Kaminsky seems to be poised to fill the vacant seat left by Dean Skelos. With 68,000 votes cast, Kaminsky (D-Long Beach) beat his opponent Chris … more
An audit of Nassau County Police Departmentovertime expenditures revealed systemic issues of under-budgeting, reliance on overly optimistic savings from management initiatives, complex precinct overtime rules and inadequate recordkeeping technology, Nassau County Comptroller George Maragos’s office announced Monday. more
According to information received from the Nassau County Police Department, nearly three-quarters of a million dollars has been sliced out of the county’s budget for school crossing guards since 2010. more
A half-dozen Nassau County environmental and civic activists, most from Merrick, came to Bethpage Community Park on April 21 –– the day before Earth Day –– to call on the state to accelerate efforts to clean up a massive chemical plume that has crept for more than seven decades from Bethpage toward South Oyster Bay. more
Hundreds of sneaker-wearing community members gathered at W.T. Clarke High School in Salisbury on Saturday, ready to run with East Meadow School District students and their neighbors for a … more
The Central Nassau Athletic Association opened the spring baseball and softball season with its annual parade on Saturday, April 16. Ballplayers, parents and community members marched down Carman … more
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