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New York state’s new $163 billion budget passed last week, including an allocation of $2.5 billion for the Clean Water Infrastructure Act, which aims to improve water distribution systems’ safety and quality. more
Cold, rain and wind did not stop Nassau County Legislator Carrie Solages from hosting a news conference on April 6 outside the Nassau County Correctional Center in East Meadow, calling on the State Legislature to pass legislation that would raise the age of criminal responsibility from 16 to 18. more
Arrests On April 4 at 8:45 a.m., a 31-year-old from Inwood was arrested and charged with aggravated unlicensed operator, unlicensed operator and defective exhaust on Rockaway Avenue. A … more
“It’s like they just stopped painting last week,” one concertgoer said, as he walked down Section 104’s shiny grey-and-yellow stairs that seemed to sparkle in the dim pre-concert haze. After a $165 million renovation, the Uniondale venue, now called NYCB Live’s Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum, was complete, and fans filed in on April 5 to see Long Island’s favorite rock legend reopen the place. “It’s still wet,” the man joked. more
The Herald Community Newspapers came up big in the New York Press Association’s 2016 Better Newspaper Contest, taking 15 honors in the statewide competition, for which 184 newspapers submitted nearly 3,000 entries. The awards were presented at NYPA’s annual convention in Saratoga Springs, N.Y., last weekend. more
A treasure trove of original survey maps of the Long Island Motor Parkway — the country’s first road built exclusively for automobiles, in 1908 — have been in the basement of a Malverne business, the Learning Circle, for decades. “I saw them about 20 years ago and I didn’t pay much attention to them,” said Roy Knoernschild, an on-call custodian for the building. more
Outside, it may have been drizzly and cold, but inside, spirits were high on March 31, as politicians and business executives cut the ribbon on the new NYCB Live Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum in Uniondale. Billy Joel was set to officially open the arena — which underwent a 16-month-long, $165 million remodeling funded by Forest City Ratner Companies — on Wednesday, after press time. more
When Town of Hempstead Clerk Nasrin Ahmad was 6, her teacher in England couldn’t pronounce her name. So, instead, he called her “my little brown one.” more
A crowd at the East Meadow Public Library sat in awe as Paraguayan dance group Panambi Verá balanced pots and glass bottles on their heads during a special show on March 11. more
Longtime Hempstead Town Councilman Gary Hudes, whose 6th District includes East Meadow, announced on March 20 that he would step down from the board in June after 17 years. more
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