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New York State named the Town of Hempstead a Clean Energy Community earlier this month, a designation that qualifies the town for $150,000 in grant funding to pursue additional renewable energy … more
This month will bring a whirlwind of bittersweet occasions for Village of Malverne Mayor Patti Ann McDonald. McDonald will, for the first time, be the grand marshal of the Rockville Centre parade to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day — one of her favorite holidays — on March 25. At the same time, March is also her birth month, as well as that of her late husband, New York Police Department Detective Steven McDonald, who died two months ago after suffering a heart attack. more
The Town of Hempstead is fighting a court decision that temporarily bars it from requiring gas station owners to provide free compressed air 24 hours a day so drivers can fill their tires. more
Female members of Jewish and Muslim groups from across Nassau County as well as Queens gathered at the Malverne Jewish Center last Saturday to launch the first local chapter of the Sisterhood of Salaam Shalom, an organization that seeks to build relationships among women in the two religions and to end anti-Muslim and anti-Jewish sentiment. more
Atlantic Beach Mayor George Pappas and his children, George III, 13 and Mia, 11, made their way past the barricades and crowds that surrounded the Capitol early on Jan. 20 and staked out a position … more
One day after Donald Trump was inaugurated as the 45th President of the United States, women, men and children by the hundreds of thousands descended on Washington, D.C., New York City and more than 60 major points around the globe on Jan. 21 to send a signal to Republican lawmakers: Women’s rights are human rights. more
Planned Parenthood of Nassau County’s staff and supporters said that they are concerned that the Republican-majority chambers of Congress will soon move to strip health centers affiliated with … more
As thousands of police and civilians stood waiting on Fifth Avenue, and more than 100 SUVs, police cars, ambulances and motorcycles lined the street on a Friday morning in the heart of bustling midtown Manhattan, only one thing was missing. Noise. more
Town of Hempstead Supervisor Anthony Santino met with representatives of the League of Women Voters of Nassau County and addressed their questions and concerns about diverse issues during a Dec. 1 … more
Although fake news is a big issue for today’s media, particularly in the aftermath of the presidential campaign, it has been a problem in the journalism world for more than 100 years. “There are records of fake news going back as far as Lincoln that were used to [try to] derail his election,” said Dr. Cliff Jernigan, an associate professor and chairman of Hofstra University’s Department of Journalism, Media Studies and Public Relations. more
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