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If you look carefully at this photo, you will see not one, but two buildings. The structure on the left was the original Park Inn Garage built in 1916 by Joseph Buscher (1863-1930), a German immigrant, and his two sons, Frank (1889-1988) and Charles (1893-1972). It was the first service station to open in Valley Stream and its early years were fraught with danger — it was robbed three times in one year. In the September 14, 1920 edition of The Brooklyn Daily Eagle, Frank Buscher was asked why he would not report the burglaries to the county authorities. more
The Press Club of Long Island will host a panel discussion, “Why a Community Newspaper Is a Great Place to Start — and Make — a Career in Journalism,” on Wednesday, March 15, … more
Firefighters extinguished a blaze in a Hamilton Avenue home in Valley Stream at about 11 a.m. on Feb. 20, according to village fire officials. more
When Beverly Krouse went to her eye doctor in 2008, she was told she had cataracts and was referred to a specialist in Queens. The specialist then told Krouse, “This looks like it’s more than just cataracts,” and diagnosed her with Fuch’s endothelial dystrophy — a genetic condition that causes the cornea to swell, resulting in reduced vision. more
The board of trustees voted on Feb. 6 to bond for several projects for the upcoming year. more
For Ned Johnson, the hard times with his fiancée, Christine Miserandino, have brought the two of them closer together. They met in March 2014, when mutual friends got together at the Silver Star Diner. more
It is a massive, towering brick structure, set in the heart of downtown Rockville Centre. St. Agnes Cathedral — Long Island’s only Roman Catholic Cathedral — was constructed in … more
The state comptroller announced today that his office will audit the Hempstead Industrial Development Agency and District 30 in response to the controversy surrounding the Green Acres Mall tax breaks. more
School District 30 held a budget forum on Feb. 2, at which school officials discussed the most recent draft of next year’s spending plan. more
Met with enthusiastic applause, District 30 passed a resolution on Feb. 2 ensuring that the schools would recognize the two holiest days of Islam on the calendar next year — the third and final elementary school district in Valley Stream to do so before the Central High School District makes its decision. more
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