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After a number of residents urged the city to install mats on the barrier island’s beaches so that those with mobility issues can easily access Long Beach’s iconic shoreline, the city last week released a plan to do just that. more
Residents are debating four proposed development plans for the 28-acre south parcel at Belmont Park. Three of those plans involve converting the land into big-box retail outlets as well as a grocery … more
Frank Cutrone, a Valley Stream resident attending Nassau Community College, was awarded the 2016 State University of New York Chancellor’s Award for Excellence at a ceremony in Albany last month. more
Bruce Staples, of Valley Stream, received a citation from the Town of Hempstead on April 27 for volunteering with a town-sponsored tax assistance program. more
Santos Gutierrez started working at Platinum Auto Spa on Sunrise Highway in Valley Stream in 1993, washing cars to make ends meet. He had come to the U.S. from El Salvador a few years earlier, when many were fleeing the country’s 12-year civil war sparked by a left-wing coup against the military-led government. more
A woman dropping off her daughter at the Brooklyn Avenue School on Monday returned to her vehicle at around 8:20 a.m. to discover the front passenger window broken and her bag stolen from the seat inside. more
The Valley Stream Fire Department fought two separate electrical fires in the last week at homes on Broadway and Webster Street. more
A Valley Stream family hosted a fundraiser on Saturday in East Rockaway to honor Ronnie Biegner, who died of kidney cancer in 2011. He was 51. more
During one of Tom Avallone’s trips to Michaels in Westbury to buy paints for his 89-year-old mother, employees at the store saw the small painting he brought with him. They were impressed with his use of color, so much so that they asked if he would consider teaching an abstract painting class at the store. more
A 70-foot Ferris wheel will be among 20 rides and attractions, including a high wire act and a motorcycle “globe of death,” at the biggest carnival to hit Valley Stream in more than 20 years this weekend, providing an exciting option for celebrating Mother’s Day. more
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