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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
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
More than 150 union workers, fans, and locals rallied at the south lot of Belmont Park to urge state officials to make a decision on a proposed soccer stadium and complex that has been lying in wait … more
Ever since St. Demetrios Greek Orthodox Church moved from Freeport to Hewlett Avenue in Merrick in 1982, parishioners there have dreamed of constructing a community center where they could hold Greek language, culture and religious classes, said the Rev. Nikiforos Fakinos, St. Demetrios’s pastor. more
A public hearing will be held at Valley Stream Village Hall on Tuesday, May 3 at 7:30 p.m. to discuss a developer’s request for a zoning variance that would allow for the construction of a three-story, nine-unit apartment building at 138 N. Central Avenue. more
It seemed like Nicholas Raimondo, 24, of Valley Stream, was on track for his dream job, a career in the Navy, when he graduated from boot camp in Great Lakes, Ill., in January. But the severe headaches he experienced during training worried his girlfriend, Ashley Bruno, 21, a fellow South High School graduate, and she insisted that he see a doctor or she would tell his parents that something was wrong. more
According to information received from the Nassau County Police Department, nearly three-quarters of a million dollars has been sliced out of the county’s budget for school crossing guards since 2010. more
A half-dozen Nassau County environmental and civic activists, most from Merrick, came to Bethpage Community Park on April 21 –– the day before Earth Day –– to call on the state to accelerate efforts to clean up a massive chemical plume that has crept for more than seven decades from Bethpage toward South Oyster Bay. more
A pedestrian suffered non-life-threatening injuries when they were struck by a car on Mill Road on Saturday. more
When June Williamson, a professor of architecture at the City College of New York, asked her students for some creative problem solving last fall, one idea was for a network of protected bike lanes connecting 100 acres of Valley Stream parkland that would make the community safer for cyclists and reduce roadway traffic. more
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