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Island Harvest Food Bank is teaming up with the National Association of Letter Carriers and the United States Postal Service for the 25th annual Stamp Out Hunger campaign on Saturday, May 13. In … more
The Town of Hempstead board voted unanimously to increase the minimum age to purchase all tobacco products, liquid nicotine, electronic cigarettes and all smoking paraphernalia to 21 during a board meeting on April 25. more
Woodmere resident Sean O’Rourke was one of six people that the Town of Hempstead recognized as part of its first-ever Irish-American heritage celebration, which is dedicated to honoring exceptional Irish-American residents who have made a positive difference in their communities while embracing and promoting Irish heritage and culture. more
Mallory and Amara Brenner, mother and daughter, became involved with the Multiple Sclerosis Society after Mallory’s brother was diagnosed with the disease that attacks the central nervous system and disrupts the flow of information within the brain and between the brain and body. more
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
Many Jewish residents, from the Five Towns and surrounding communities such as Far Rockaway, came to the Woodmere firehouse for the fire department’s 15th annual chometz burning on Monday, the first night of Passover. 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
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 might have been drizzly and cold, but inside spirits were running high among officials on Friday as they cut the ribbon on the new NYCB Live Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum, revamped at a cost of $165 million in private funding by Forest City Ratner Companies. Billy Joel will open the remodeled Coliseum on April 5. more
27 Dressings at 1270 W. Broadway in Hewlett cut the ribbon to commemorate its grand opening on March 23. more
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