About a month after announcing plans to sue its Industrial Development Agency over the handling of a tax break for the Green Acres Mall, Town of Hempstead officials have said they will hold off on the lawsuit.
The future of much-needed upgrades to the Central High School District is in the hands of Valley Stream voters, who will decide on Dec. 6 to accept or reject a $41 million bond proposal that would primarily fund repairs to each of the district’s four buildings.
In the wake of several traffic incidents — two involving pedestrians hit by cars in the past few months — the mayor of Valley Stream has again appealed to Nassau County officials for assistance with problem intersections along county roads in the village.
The Valley Stream Presbyterian Church celebrated five years of the W.A.N.T.E.D. Project on Nov. 17 — a seven-week initiative for young men of color to build self-esteem and learn decision-making skills for dealing with instances of violence and police targeting.
After about five years of legwork, the Village of Valley Stream passed a local law Monday night that will require new businesses to adhere to specific design codes to give the village’s downtown a uniform look.
Nassau County police closed a portion of West Merrick Road early Monday morning, after a report of gunfire near Sonny O’s Pub.
About 20 people attended a forum at the Valley Stream Presbyterian Church last Saturday — a lighter turnout than organizers expected — to discuss ways to improve the relationship between police and communities of color.
New York State Attorney General Eric T. Schneiderman announced the convictions of nine people for insurance fraud on Nov. 18, for their roles in staging four car crashes in Nassau and Suffolk …
Last week, Valley Stream firefighters responded to a call from a 10-year-old girl that her family's kitchen was on fire at on East Hawthorne Avenue. That girl, Diana Loveras, was honored for her quick thinking at Monday night’s board meeting, and was credited for saving her family’s lives.
Samantha Spoto, a 24-year-old from Oceanside, said that she is considering using a form of birth control that “will last longer than a Trump presidency” — long-acting reversible …
An audit released by the New York State Comptroller on Nov. 25 found that District 24 officials did not always account for employees’ leave accruals accordingly, and that they needed to streamline the process by which separation payment calculations are reviewed, approved and supported.
In pursuit of Eagle Scout rank, Daniel Bosko recently spearheaded a project to repaint address numbers on curbs in front of 213 homes in Valley Stream. Bosko, 17, led a group of 19 youths ages 12 …
Girl Scouts Troop 2011 in Valley Stream participated in “Operation Christmas Child” on Nov. 13 — a Samaritan’s Purse event that donates gifts to children around the holidays — for second year in a row.
After winning an essay contest, two sixth-graders toured the village with Mayor Ed Fare last week, as per a Valley Stream tradition in which students learn about the duties of the mayor the day after Thanksgiving.
Richner Communications, Long Island’s largest publisher of community media, has acquired the assets of the Gold Coast Gazette, a weekly community newspaper covering the legendary Gold Coast communities on the North Shore of Long Island. The terms of the sale were not disclosed.
The week ahead
Here comes Santa Claus Valley Stream’s Winterfest celebration is scheduled for Dec. 2 from 6 to 8:30 p.m. The event starts with children writing letters to Santa at the Henry Waldinger …
Once upon a time, holiday shopping was an experience. Folks carved out entire Saturdays or Sundays and headed to their local downtowns to browse through the retail shops. The experience was fun and quaint. You had lunch at the local diner. Then along came the malls.