“Just because you can’t speak doesn’t mean you don’t have a voice,” Jessica Pormigiano, a 19-year-old with selective mutism wrote. She communicates using a white board, because her condition prevents her from speaking in social settings.
Neighbors from around the Franklin Square community gathered last Saturday for the first tree lighting of the holiday season.
There’s no longer a need for a No. 2 pencil and filling in ovals when taking the SAT as the optional test used to measure a student’s reading, writing and math comprehension when applying to college moves to a fully-digital format in March 2024.
Neighbors came out to trot off last week’s holiday and gear up for the next festivities of December during a turkey trot on Nov. 26.
UBS Arena and the Islanders Children’s Foundation helped pass out 200 meals to families in need in the Elmont community and surrounding communities on Nov. 20.
Franklin Square neighbors celebrated the start of the December holiday season at the Plattduetsche Park, Restaurant, Catering and Biergarten’s Christkindl Markt last weekend.
Residents of Dogwood Terrace — an affordable senior housing complex at 1178 Martha Place in Franklin Square — continued to express concerns about being forced to relocate while the complex undergoes renovations.
More than 300 neighbors got together for a community Thanksgiving dinner on Nov. 18 at Elmont Memorial High School.
The Franklin Square and Munson Fire Department’s new training facility now bears the name of the late former fire district Commissioner Joseph Torregrossa, who helped design the much-needed facility.
Itching to get into the holiday spirit? Want to be whisked away to a winter wonderland, or see who in the community has the most eccentric ugly sweater this year? Look no further than Rescuing Families winter activities and fundraising events.
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