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New York state’s new $163 billion budget passed last week, including an allocation of $2.5 billion for the Clean Water Infrastructure Act, which aims to improve water distribution systems’ safety and quality. more
Little Flower Children and Family Services of New York held a grand opening for its new alternative residence for special-needs adults on Essex Place in Valley Stream on April 12. more
Friends and family of Henry Andresen, a Valley Stream resident who died in Blessed Sacrament Church two years ago, held a fundraiser at Eisenhower Park on April 8 to raise money to fund and distribute automated external defibrillators to local churches that don’t have them. more
“It’s like they just stopped painting last week,” one concertgoer said, as he walked down Section 104’s shiny grey-and-yellow stairs that seemed to sparkle in the dim pre-concert haze. After a $165 million renovation, the Uniondale venue, now called NYCB Live’s Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum, was complete, and fans filed in on April 5 to see Long Island’s favorite rock legend reopen the place. “It’s still wet,” the man joked. more
Two Valley Stream doctors were among 13 indicted on April 7 in connection with schemes to defraud Medicaid and Medicare of millions of dollars, illegally sell prescriptions for opioid painkillers and launder money, according to the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration. more
Central High School alumna Kaitlinn Estevez, 24, is used to speaking on stage, but she said that preparing for her talk at the second annual TEDxAdelphiUniversity, on March 31, was different. more
A treasure trove of original survey maps of the Long Island Motor Parkway — the country’s first road built exclusively for automobiles, in 1908 — have been in the basement of a Malverne business, the Learning Circle, for decades. “I saw them about 20 years ago and I didn’t pay much attention to them,” said Roy Knoernschild, an on-call custodian for the building. more
Walter “Wally” Joseph Schilo, a resident of Spring Hill, Fla. and formerly of Valley Stream, Long Island, died at home on Feb. 14. He was 75. more
When SallyAnn Esposito began working at the Community Center about five years ago, she noticed that several senior citizens in the Silver Threads program, who crocheted things like clothes for infants, blankets and wheelchair bags, were running out of yarn. She then enlisted the help of members of a local Girl Scout troop to create boxes to solicit yarn donations to keep the program going. more
Nancy Dwyer has attended more protests than she can remember. more
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