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Sheldon Silver, the longtime leader of the Democratically-controlled state Assembly was arrested on several federal corruption charges on Jan. 22,according to the FBI. more
In youth soccer, one arena tops all others –– the ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex at Walt Disney World in Florida. It is a mecca for youth soccer players itching to display their skills before hundreds of college coaches at the Disney Soccer Showcase. more
With local schools closed Monday for the birthday of the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., many Merrick parents brought their little ones to Congregation Ohav Sholom for a morning of fun and community. more
The North Merrick School District Board of Education is considering borrowing $15.75 million to overhaul aging infrastructure at the district’s three schools: Camp Avenue, Fayette and Old Mill Road. The board is set to vote Feb. 10 to place a bond referendum on the May school ballot. more
Kennedy High School senior Samuel Epstein devoted more than a thousand hours of research to his submission for the Intel Science Talent Search. This week his hard work paid off when he was named one of 40 finalists in the national contest, considered among the country's most prestigious high school science competitions. more
Dave Denenberg, a longtime Nassau County legislator from Merrick accused by his former law firm of over-billing a corporate client for millions of dollars, pleaded guilty to eight counts of mail fraud Wednesday morning in Central Islip federal court. more
The Hempstead town board appointed Bruce Blakeman and Erin King Sweeney to fill vacancies in the 3rd and 5th Councilmatic Districts on Jan. 13, despite objections by Councilwoman Dorothy Goosby and residents of the 5th District. more
Erin King Sweeney, of Wantagh, is the Town of Hempstead’s new councilwoman in the 5th District, replacing the retired Angie Cullin. She was appointed to the position last week, and now represents Wantagh and Seaford, among other communities, on the town board in local matters, especially quality-of-life issues that impact residents in a personal way. more
Homeowners and renters across New York are used to hearing about rising taxes, especially on Long Island. That wasn’t the case last week, though, when Gov. Andrew Cuomo unveiled a plan to provide property tax relief for people who make up to $250,000. more
One of Long Island’s largest nonprofit substance-abuse treatment agencies received three grants this winter that officials said will help them teach young people about the dire consequences of … more
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