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Nasrin Ahmad, a Republican, began working as a file clerk in the Town of Hempstead Clerk’s office in 1998, before rising to the position of town clerk in September 2013, appointed after Mark Bonilla abruptly left office. Prior to that, the Salisbury resident served in an advocacy role in Parent Teacher Associations in the East Meadow School District, where she founded clubs that promoted diversity and helped include foreign cultures into the schools. more
Teachers and community members wasted little time in calling for public education reforms in the new school year when dozens of protesters gathered on Merrick Road for a Sept. 17 rally. … more
At 12:30 p.m. last Sunday, Valerie Sanzone, a trainer and instructor at Synergy Fitness in Merrick, leapt out of the crowd that had gathered in front of the Town of Hempstead’s Showmobile, parked near Merrick and Loines avenues. Dressed in black tights and a white tank top with a pink ribbon and the words “Join the Fight” across the front, she danced rhythmically. more
Nassau County Executive Edward P. Mangano joins Nassau University Medical Center (NUMC) President and Chief Executive Officer Victor F. Politi in announcing the hospital is in full preparation for a possible hurricane heading toward the East Coast. more
Lee Ann Graziose, principal of St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Regional School in Bellmore, experienced a moment of peace and joy after Pope Francis’s Mass at Madison Square Garden last Friday, she says. more
People across the world lined observatories, open fields, parks and even their own backyards last Sunday to see a rare astronomical event — a so-called supermoon and a lunar eclipse, coinciding together, for the first time in 33 years. more
After meeting with several inmates during his historic visit to a federal prison in July, President Obama remarked, “What is normal is young people make mistakes,” and added that the only difference between the inmates and most Americans is the resources and social support structures available to those who aren’t in prison. more
Eighty thousand people, all with special passes to gain access to Central Park, waited in line for hours on Friday to get a glimpse of world-famous spiritual leader of the Catholic Church, Pope … more
She calls herself the “Bully Whisperer.” Her North Bellmore office is adorned with stuffed animals and oversized pencils and pens shaped like sunflowers. One love seat, one chair and wallpaper in pink and silver complete the safe space that Dina Horowitz has created for her patients. more
“Remember, you are the future.” Douglas Smestad repeated this affirmation daily to the hundreds of students he taught for two and a half decades in history classes at Calhoun High School, … more
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