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Members of the El Salvadoran gang MS-13 have threatened Nassau County and Village of Hempstead police officers, according to Nassau County Police Commissioner Patrick Ryder. The threats follow the arrest this week of Miguel Angel Corea Diaz, known on the streets as “The Reaper,” a MS-13 kingpin who is the gang’s highest-ranking member on the East Coast. more
Three men from Valley Stream have been arrested and charged with murder after 20-year-old Pharoh Boone was shot and killed on April 3. more
Fifth- and sixth-graders at the James A. Dever School put their science, technology, engineering, art and math skills to use at the STEAM Night on April 11. more
Valley Stream Central High School students won their second consecutive SPARK! Challenge award last week with a presentation on surgeons and surgical teams. more
Valley Stream School District 24’s Board of Education voted unanimously on April 11 to adopt a $28.75 million budget that voters can approve or deny on May 15. The proposed 2018 – 19 budget would be $1,104,136 higher from the current budget, or a 3.99 percent increase. more
Valley Stream Central High School District Superintendent Bill Heidenreich and Wayne Loper, assistant superintendent for finance and operations, presented the Board of Education’s proposed $117 … more
The Herald Community Newspapers won big in the New York Press Association’s 2017 Better Newspaper Contest, taking home 29 awards — 26 of them for editorial excellence. That was a record … more
Elise Damas, director of the Pathway to Citizenship Long Island Program at the Central American Refugee Center in Hempstead, says she is really worried about the possible end to the Temporary Protected Status program for El Salvadorans, Hondurans, Haitians, Nicaraguans and Guatemalans because it could lead to a rise in crime. more
The New York State Legislature finalized a $168.3 billion budget for the 2018-19 fiscal year just hours before its April 1 deadline. While lawmakers approved a number of provisions, such as tax … more
The Center for Science Teaching and Learning announced that it will sponsor a “visioning” event at Long Island Jewish Hospital in Valley Stream, from 7-9 p.m. on April 30. The session is meant to give residents an opportunity to imagine and share what kind of STEM center they want. more
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