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More than 400 animals –– many exotic, some endangered –– were removed by officials from the Bellmore home of Gary Gruber, according to the Society for the Prevention of Animal Cruelty and the … more
Alyssa Garbarino’s second concussion came on a frigid Sunday afternoon when she was 17. Under overcast skies, Garbarino, of North Merrick, who was then playing with the East Meadow Soccer Club’s Storm, bruised her way through a sea of bodies. As she battled with her opponent on the Northport Cow Harbor United Soccer Club, she was constantly driven to the ground, her head hitting the hard earth. As fast as she went down, though, she popped back up. As the game wore on, she began to feel dizzy and developed a sharp headache. more
The Town of Hempstead is strengthening its strategy to deal with so-called “zombie” properties in the area. Town officials announced on June 16 a new bill that would require banks to put deposits … more
Potential Belmont Park developer the Engel Burman Group presented its vision for the south lot of the racetrack to the community at a June 15 meeting at the Elmont Public Library. The company’s … more
Perseverance and dedication to academics, extracurricular activities and community outreach paid off for West Hempstead High School seniors Maheen Khan and Gabriel Berkowitz, who have been designated valedictorian and salutatorian, respectively, of the Class of 2016. more
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For the past three years, residents of the Meadows at West Hempstead, a 53-home development in Lakeview, have been enduring a lack of municipal services because the developer refused to pay required Nassau County fees. But it was an incident earlier this year that was the last straw. more
Last week, a bill requiring all public schools to test their water for lead was given the green light by both the Senate and the Assembly, and is expected to be signed by Governor Andrew Cuomo. more
After nine years as superintendent of the West Hempstead school district, John Hogan will call an end to a 38-year career in education and retire. Hogan spoke with the Herald last week about his career, his life’s work, and what he will miss most about the West Hempstead school district. more
A Hempstead man and a Valley Stream woman face federal charges after they were arrested on June 8, accused of working together to rob businesses in Nassau, Suffolk and Queens counties in recent months. Authorities ... more
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