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A Franklin Square man was arrested on Oct. 17 at 2:35 p.m. in connection with a fatal overdose that occurred in Wantagh, according to the Nassau County Police Department. Narcotics Detectives said … more
Part three in a series. The New York State Education Department launched a new statewide curriculum in May intended to root out implicit bias and racism in all its forms in the schools while affirming students’ “racial, linguistic and cultural identities.” more
The candidates for Hempstead town supervisor brought their campaign messages to the debate stage on Oct. 10 at Molloy College in Rockville Centre. more
When Erin King Sweeney announced last month that she would not seek re-election to a second four-year term on Hempstead’s Town Board, it was as if the bottom had dropped out of the 5th … more
Seeking his third, two-year term as a Nassau County Legislator, incumbent Steve Rhoads will face first-time candidate Jill Levine in the race for the 19th Legislative District, which spans from Freeport to Seaford. more
St. Matthias Church — a small building with brown shingles and white clapboard on the border of Bellmore and Wantagh — was granted landmark status at the Oct. 2 Hempstead Town Council meeting. The site will now be protected against demolition, preserving a 100-year-plus legacy of the area’s African-American history. more
Election Day is a little less than four weeks away, but thanks to a series of reforms passed by the State Legislature in January, Nassau County residents can vote during a nine-day period before Nov. … more
Ninety-two percent of Long Island public-school teachers are white. In nearly two-thirds of Long Island schools, there are no black teachers. In more than two-fifths of them, there are no Latino teachers. And most children grow up in segregated communities that divide along school district lines. more
The deadline to begin “excluding students” from attending school if they have not received their mandatory vaccinations has passed, Nassau County Commissioner of Health Dr. Lawrence Eisenstein … more
An Amityville woman was arrested for DWI – Leandra’s Law on Thursday, Oct. 3 at 7:23 p.m. in Wantagh, according to Nassau County police. Margareth Mendoza, 36, of Offaly Street, was arrested … more
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