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One day after Donald Trump was inaugurated as the 45th President of the United States, women, men and children by the hundreds of thousands descended on Washington, D.C., New York City and more than 60 major points around the globe on Jan. 21 to send a signal to Republican lawmakers: Women’s rights are human rights. more
Mayor Ed Fare and Dr. Joseph Pompilio, principal of Central High School, hosted a brief ceremony on Jan. 5 unveiling new, historically accurate lighting fixtures in the high school’s lobby. more
Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo announced a plan to modernize 16 of Long Island’s train stations in his annual Long Island regional State of the State address on Jan. 10. Among other projects, he proposed investing $5 million to upgrade the Valley Stream Long Island Rail Road station. more
Planned Parenthood of Nassau County’s staff and supporters said that they are concerned that the Republican-majority chambers of Congress will soon move to strip health centers affiliated with … more
As thousands of police and civilians stood waiting on Fifth Avenue, and more than 100 SUVs, police cars, ambulances and motorcycles lined the street on a Friday morning in the heart of bustling midtown Manhattan, only one thing was missing. Noise. more
Nassau County Legislator C. William Gaylor, III, met with school officials at the William L. Buck Elementary School on Jan. 5 to discuss methods for returning excess school tax monies collected from residents, apparently as a result of tax incentives granted to the Green Acres Mall by the Hempstead Town Industrial Development Agency. more
The Village of Valley Stream board of trustees is implementing a new policy of guidelines for its employees in the next two weeks, so that their voiced opinions or posts on social media aren’t misconstrued as the official position of the village. more
When the clock strikes midnight on New Year’s Eve and the ball drops in Times Square, for many people it signals a new beginning and a chance to make good on their resolutions. more
A clerk at AL Mini Mart in Valley Stream was shot and killed on Dec. 16, police said. more
A few years ago, in a quiet high school classroom, Fatimah Mozawalla took a pre-calculus exam wearing an ornate, brightly colored dress — a spectacle that she said called unwanted attention to herself and messed with her focus. more
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