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Jones Beach, a spit of sand with 6.5 miles of Atlantic Ocean beaches, had no barrier island to protect it against Superstorm Sandy on Oct. 29, 2012. It was the barrier island, and so it took the brunt of the tempest that terrible day, leaving the famed state park in ruins. more
We had never seen a tempest the likes of Hurricane Sandy before, one so mammoth, so fierce, that it wiped out whole shoreline communities while leaving much of the rest of the Northeast in tatters, and in the dark. Sandy, which struck on Oct. 29, 2012, was nature in its most raw and unforgiving form. It was the nightmare before Halloween. more
It was Sunday night just before Halloween, and I was headed to the grocery store in an attempt to further put off my homework after neglecting it to dress up like a spaceman for the weekend. I … more
North Shore-LIJ Health System officials said on Oct. 23 that they intend to develop a multi-million dollar biological containment unit at one of its 16 hospitals, designed to c more
Two years after Central High School’s Japanese language program was considered for the chopping block during budget talks, the program is upgrading thanks to a grant that will provide for iPads to … more
A Central High School senior was named a regional finalist in a prestigious national research competition, the school announced last week. Katie Mazalkova and her research partner, Jericho High … more
The Valley Stream and Lynbrook Chambers of Commerce honored two bankers with ties to Valley Stream at the Nassau Council of Chambers of Commerce’s 30th annual Small Businesspersons of the Year … more
Three people were hospitalized with non-life-threatening injuries after a two-vehicle crash overturned an SUV at the intersection of Valley Stream Boulevard and West Merrick Road in Valley Stream … more
Two students in the Valley Stream Central High School District were named Outstanding Participants by a national scholarship program for black high school students. Monik Walters, of Central High … more
About 100 people showed up for a fundraising walk at Arthur Hendrickson Park on Oct. 18 to benefit research to find a cure for a particularly debilitating disease that affects children. More than … more
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