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Ever since St. Demetrios Greek Orthodox Church moved from Freeport to Hewlett Avenue in Merrick in 1982, parishioners there have dreamed of constructing a community center where they could hold Greek language, culture and religious classes, said the Rev. Nikiforos Fakinos, St. Demetrios’s pastor. more
Though the official results are not in yet, Todd Kaminsky seems to be poised to fill the vacant seat left by Dean Skelos. With 68,000 votes cast, Kaminsky (D-Long Beach) beat his opponent Chris … more
An audit of Nassau County Police Departmentovertime expenditures revealed systemic issues of under-budgeting, reliance on overly optimistic savings from management initiatives, complex precinct overtime rules and inadequate recordkeeping technology, Nassau County Comptroller George Maragos’s office announced Monday. more
According to information received from the Nassau County Police Department, nearly three-quarters of a million dollars has been sliced out of the county’s budget for school crossing guards since 2010. more
A half-dozen Nassau County environmental and civic activists, most from Merrick, came to Bethpage Community Park on April 21 –– the day before Earth Day –– to call on the state to accelerate efforts to clean up a massive chemical plume that has crept for more than seven decades from Bethpage toward South Oyster Bay. more
The driver of a Hunter EMS ambulance, and the patient it was transporting, are dead, and a second EMT is in critical condition after the ambulance struck the exit 18 overpass of the Southern State Parkway just after 12:00 pm on Wednesday. more
The driver of a Hunter EMS ambulance, and the patient being transported, died after the ambulance struck the exit 18 overpass of the Southern State Parkway just after 12:00 pm on April 20. A second EMT, who suffered a concussion, a broken femur and internal injuries during the crash, was reported stable a day after the accident. more
Former U.S. Army Lt. Col. Gary Port has announced that he will run for a third time for the State Assembly’s 19th District seat against Republican incumbent Ed Ra. Port, a Democrat, ran … more
State Assemblyman Todd Kaminsky (D-Long Beach) had a narrow lead over Republican Chris McGrath in Tuesday’s special election for the 9th State … more
Despite concerns, voting on two separate ballots is going smoothly, according to area residents. Voters walking out of Covert Elementary School in Rockville Centre said that there was … more
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