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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
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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
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
“Please, don’t kiss the butcher, please, don’t hold his hand,” are lyrics you may remember from the popular D’Agostino Supermarket commercials that played throughout the 1960s. Written by West Hempstead’s very own gifted composer Marylyn Varriale, this jingle went on to receive a Big Apple Award and became one of many musical accomplishments throughout her career. more
The nonprofit group Reclaim New York filed a lawsuit on June 7 in Nassau County Supreme Court against the Elmont School District for failing to comply with a Freedom of Information Law … more
Over the past year, West Hempstead resident Ashley Diaz has been hitting several noticeable milestones. After graduating from John Jay College with a degree in criminal justice last year, Diaz became the first in her family to enlist in the military. This year, however, her subsequent milestone is even greater, as she is now the first female cannon crew member in the New York Army National Guard, the military reported last week. more
As the shocking details of last Sunday’s mass shooting at a nightclub in Orlando, Fla., emerged this week, local police and community organizations ramped … more
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