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The Freeport Trailer, a work-hiring center for low-wage workers and immigrants, had its most successful fundraiser to date last Sunday, according to Liz O’Shaughnessy, a Merrick resident and executive director of CoLoKi, Inc., which runs the trailer. more
Back in the early days of Wantagh High School, there were no sports for girls, but there was Sports Night. The annual competition has withstood the test of time, even with the advent of Title IX and a wealth of opportunities for female athletes. more
It has been a little more than two months since Erin King Sweeney was appointed the new councilwoman in the Town of Hempstead’s 5th District, following the retirement of Angie Cullin. more
When Nassau BOCES came up with the idea to create the Doshi STEM Institute, a half-day, five-days-a-week learning experience for high school students focusing on science, technology, engineering and math, the Malverne school district immediately saw its value. more
Friends, family and even strangers have helped to raise nearly $60,000 so far for Meghan Madden, a 20-year-old Wantagh woman who was struck by a drunk driver during a trip upstate earlier this month. more
Eight women from Wantagh will be honored on March 30 for their unique and long-standing contributions to the community. The Miss Wantagh Court, in honor of Women’s History Month, is sponsoring this program, to be held at Wantagh Elementary School on Beech Street. more
Facing pressure from state and local officials, New York Rising announced a major policy change on Thursday to part of its reimbursement formula that officials say has stalled the rebuilding process … more
After a meeting on March 11 with U.S. Sens. Charles Schumer and Kirsten Gillibrand, of New York, and Bob Menendez and Cory Booker, of New Jersey, Federal Emergency Management Agency Administrator Craig Fugate announced that the agency had agreed to reopen and review every flood insurance claim — approximately 144,000 — filed in New York and New Jersey by victims of Hurricane Sandy, and not limit corrective action to just the 2,200 claims that are now in litigation. more
In his State of the County speech Wednesday night in East Meadow, Nassau County Executive Ed Mangano painted a bright picture of Nassau’s present and future, touting his administration’s efforts to attract young people and families to the county, spur growth in the private sector, downsize government and hold down taxes. more
Dave Denenberg, the former Nassau County legislator from Merrick who resigned on Jan. 21, the same day he pleaded guilty to mail fraud in connection with swindling a law client of $2.3 million, co-founded a business two weeks later to advise clients about how to reduce their property taxes. It is called Cobra Consulting Group, LLC. more
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