Valley Stream Central High School District board mulls school waiver proposal

The Valley Stream Central High School District’s Board of Education listened as three members of the Citizens’ Advisory Committee presented their recommendations on the district’s school-choice policy at a committee meeting on Feb. 6. Each member represented his or her view to revise the school-choice policy, restructure the district or keep the policy as it is.

Police: Crime down in Valley Stream

Crime rates in the Fifth Police Precinct are declining, Inspector Jim Bartscherer told more than 20 residents from the area, which encompasses Elmont, Franklin Square, Malverne, West Hempstead, Valley Stream and East Rockaway, at a community forum on Jan. 25.

Valley Stream’s Tokyo Rosenthal returns with new book

Journalists meet a number of people with unusual backgrounds. An author isn’t necessarily just an author. He might also be a singer and songwriter. Or perhaps he’s a cable TV executive. He might be a boxer or fight promoter. Or he might be all of those. If that’s the case, then you’ve probably met Arnie “Tokyo” Rosenthal.

Two Valley Stream couples celebrate 40 years of marriage

Pat and Marty Kielawa are two Valley Stream natives who first met at the Valley Stream pool in the summer of 1966. Pat, who is now 65, said she was with a group of girls, and somebody from her friends’ group knew someone from his friends’ group. Marty, who is now 67, then worked as the mailman in her parents’ neighborhood in south Valley Stream. They were married on Nov. 5, 1978.

Cabaret for cerebral palsy research

Niki Sorrentino decided to take time out of her busy schedule as a student at Touro Law School and as a paralegal at New York City-based Zodiac Finance on Jan. 20, to sing at a fundraiser for Cerebral Palsy of Nassau County, on the closing night of her cabaret show, “Filthy Gorgeous.”

The Week Ahead

Feb. 15 - 22

3D name printing at the library Children in third-grade and older can print their name using the 3D printer at the Henry Waldinger Memorial Library on Feb. 17 at 2 p.m. Registration is required …