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A hot Sunday afternoon on July 19 became even more torrid when a fire erupted in the garage of a Barkley Avenue home, which some 50 East Meadow firefighters fought and extinguished in 10 minutes. more
What seems like an ordinary playground, located in Eisenhower Park’s Field 4, filled with slides, swings and seesaws is anything but. The Let All The Children Play park and playground was designed to accommodate disabled children by creating an accessible play atmosphere with inclusive recreational programs. more
Waldbaum’s in East Meadow, at 1530 Front St., will remain temporarily unaffected after its owner and operator, Great Atlantic & Pacific Tea Company, filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy on July 19. more
A number of car accidents on Prospect Avenue in recent years, including one on Sunday that sent two women to a hospital, has intensified discussion among residents who say that pedestrians are not adequately protected from reckless drivers on the busy road. more
Island Harvest expects to serve more than 175,000 lunch meals to 4,000 children this summer through its Summer Food Service Program, administered by the Food and Nutrition Service, an agency of the … more
A group of Herald Community Newspapers editors, reporters and interns took a kayak tour on Nassau County’s wild side, at the Town of Hempstead’s Norman J. Levy Park and Preserve in Merrick, on July 24. more
Rolling River Day Camp sits on five acres along Mill River, which snakes through East Rockaway and Bay Park on the way to East Rockaway Channel. The river can be a friend. It forms an idyllic backdrop for a camp replete with swimming pools, playgrounds and ball fields. It can also be a foe. During a nor’easter in 2010, Tropical Storm Irene in 2011 and Hurricane Sandy in 2012, the river inundated much of the camp, wreaking havoc. more
The Bellmore Movies once again hosted the Long Island International Film Expo, which presented a wide array of movies, from horror to comedy and mystery, by a variety of filmmakers, some local and some international. For the 18th year, the expo gave filmmakers an intimate opportunity to share their work with industry executives and movie-goers alike. more
Each night as a child, Connie Roberts stroked her white plastic rosary beads, recited her prayers and curled up in her comfortless bed at the Mount Carmel Industrial School for Girls, in Ireland’s Midlands region. She often heard screams echo through the cavernous institution. Now 52, Roberts can still hear them in her head. They were, she said, “the worst.” more
Rockville Centre will be hosting fire departments from across the area for the 2015 Nassau County Parade and Drill Tournament on Saturday, July 25. more
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