The developers of the soon-to-open UBS Arena in Elmont are renovating an area of land deemed off limits in a 2019 document that was finalized after input from the community, according to Floral Park residents whose homes sit 1,200 to 1,500 feet away from the arena.
Students at H. Frank Carey High School in Franklin Square honored hometown World War II veteran Eleanor Rizutto on Oct. 1 by making her hundreds of cards and presenting her with red, white and blue flowers marking her 100th birthday, which she celebrated on Sept. 28.
The first annual Franklin Square Fall Fair will be held on Oct. 16 at Rath Park in Franklin Square between 10 a.m. and 4 p.m.
The Franklin Square Civic Association updated seasonal banners and placed cornstalks around the community to decorate Franklin Square for autumn.
Eight students from New Hyde Park Memorial High School were named Commended Students in the 2022 National Merit Scholarship Program.
The new Long Island Rail Road station in Elmont is set to open for partial service in November, according to a statement released by the Metropolitan Transportation Authority.
Community leaders and local elected officials held a press conference on Sept. 22 outside the Nassau County Legislature building to protest the “inhumane treatment” of Haitian migrants at the southern border of the United States.
Nine local World War II veterans flew to Washington, D.C., last Sunday to visit the monument on the National Mall dedicated to veterans of the war. The trip was organized by Honor Flight Long Island, a nonprofit founded in 2004 that has flown nearly a quarter of a million American veterans to the nation’s capital at no cost to them. The organization was created by a veteran who wanted to send his brothers and sisters in arms to see for themselves the memorial dedicated to them for their service.
Elmont resident Jacqueline Archer, a healthcare worker who directly treated Covid-19 patients during the height of the coronavirus pandemic, was selected as a person of distinction by the New York State Senate.
The Elmont Union Free School District launched a new website on Sept. 7, according to a statement released by the district. The website, according to the district, was redesigned for easier access and efficiency.
The Sept. 11 attacks on the World Trade Center and the Pentagon and in Shanksville, Pa., set off a cascade of worldwide catastrophes over the subsequent two decades . . .
Some 87 percent of Nassau County’s adult population, ages 18 and up, has received at least a first dose of a Covid-19 vaccine. Bravo, Nassau!
Many people seem to confuse democracy and capitalism. Some seem to think that capitalism defines our system of government. However, our governance is based on democratic principles, including the importance of voting.