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It was the last day of Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus’s final performance at Nassau Coliseum and Malvernite John Di Leonardo was on the sidewalk in front of the Coliseum, yelling into a megaphone. 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
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
Hempstead Town Councilman Edward Ambrosino was arrested March 31 and charged with eight counts of wire fraud, tax evasion, making and subscribing to false corporate tax returns, and failing to file a return or pay tax, according to an indictment released March 31 by the U.S. Department of Justice. more
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
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