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Island Harvest Food Bank is teaming up with the National Association of Letter Carriers and the United States Postal Service for the 25th annual Stamp Out Hunger campaign on Saturday, May 13. In … more
The Town of Hempstead board voted unanimously to increase the minimum age to purchase all tobacco products, liquid nicotine, electronic cigarettes and all smoking paraphernalia to 21 during a board meeting on April 25. more
New York state’s new $163 billion budget passed last week, including an allocation of $2.5 billion for the Clean Water Infrastructure Act, which aims to improve water distribution systems’ safety and quality. more
Sofia Gutierrez, a West Hempstead High School senior and a culinary student at Nassau BOCES Barry Tech, has been nominated to the U.S. Presidential Scholars Program. “It’s exciting to be in the running for this award,” Gutierrez said. more
“It’s like they just stopped painting last week,” one concertgoer said, as he walked down Section 104’s shiny grey-and-yellow stairs that seemed to sparkle in the dim pre-concert haze. After a $165 million renovation, the Uniondale venue, now called NYCB Live’s Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum, was complete, and fans filed in on April 5 to see Long Island’s favorite rock legend reopen the place. “It’s still wet,” the man joked. more
A treasure trove of original survey maps of the Long Island Motor Parkway — the country’s first road built exclusively for automobiles, in 1908 — have been in the basement of a Malverne business, the Learning Circle, for decades. “I saw them about 20 years ago and I didn’t pay much attention to them,” said Roy Knoernschild, an on-call custodian for the building. more
West Hempstead resident Dr. Stephen Mark Shore was nonverbal until age 4, and was recommended for institutionalization. Today, he is a clinical assistant professor of special education at Adelphi University, author of four books about autism, sits on the board of Autism Speaks, is president emeritus of the Asperger’s Association of New England and speaks about autism all over the world. more
Looking slightly overwhelmed by the small media circus going on around her, Halina Jozwik of West Hempstead graciously accepted the New York Lottery’s check for $7,000,000 in exchange for her winning ticket at the 7-Eleven on Hempstead Turnpike and Garden City Blvd. in West Hempstead on April 5. more
Outside, it might have been drizzly and cold, but inside spirits were running high among officials on Friday as they cut the ribbon on the new NYCB Live Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum, revamped at a cost of $165 million in private funding by Forest City Ratner Companies. Billy Joel will open the remodeled Coliseum on April 5. more
Inspired by her grandmother, who herself was the impetus behind the creation of a foundation, Kiera Harding, a fourth grade student at St. Thomas the Apostle School in West Hempstead, motivated her peers to donate money for medical research. more
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