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The District 24 Board of Education meeting was scheduled for 3:30 p.m. on Monday — the agenda for the reorganization meeting, posted on the website earlier that day, confirmed the time. But it was almost 4:20 when the trustees entered the William L. Buck Multipurpose Room. more
Five months after Anthony Cruz stood before the Valley Stream Central High School District Board of Education advocating for the creation of a student liaison position to the board, members voted … more
Ten-term incumbent Rep. Gregory Meeks, a Democrat of St. Alban’s, Queens, decisively turned back two challengers in Tuesday’s Democratic primary for the right to represent the 5th Congressional … more
Freeport generates roughly $15.8 million a year in state sales taxes. The state collects the money, and then sends back roughly $6.2 million to Nassau County and the Town of Hempstead.The share of … more
The last few minutes of the Valley Stream Central High School District’s June 12 Board of Education meeting were tense, as Trustee Armando Hernandez surprised fellow board members with a motion … more
As a child, Celeste Taylor spent her summers playing basketball at the courts behind Valley Stream Central High School. Last year, at the age of 16, she and her teammates won a gold medal at the … more
Standard & Poor’s raised its rating on the Town of Hempstead’s general obligation (GO) debt to AA- from A+. The outlook is positive. At the same time, S&P assigned it’s AA- rating and … more
Congressman Gregory Meeks, a Democrat from St. Albans, now in the final year of his 10th two-year term, is being challenged by Elmont community activist Carl Achille and Queens resident Mizan Choudhury for the right to run against a Republican opponent for the 5th District seat. more
The last few minutes of the Valley Stream Central High School District’s June 12 Board of Education meeting were tense, as Trustee Armando Hernandez surprised fellow board members with a motion to revoke the district’s decades-old school-choice policy. more
Dean Skelos, the former Rockville Centre politico who rose to become speaker of the State Senate, and his son, Adam, are scheduled to return to federal court on June 18 to face charges that Dean … more
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