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Members of the student council at Floral-Park Bellerose raised $1,000 through a schoolwide fundraising event in order to host a breakfast on June 11 for frontline workers in the community. The fundraiser, called Hearts 2 Help, invited students to decorate the school’s sidewalk with chalk hearts. Members of the student council decided to redirect the funds back into the community by hosting a breakfast for essential workers. more
Elmont and Franklin Square, along with most areas of Nassau County and western Long Island, have experienced heavy rainfall all day Sunday brought on by Tropical Storm Henri, which was downgraded from a hurricane to a tropical storm early Sunday by the National Hurricane Center when winds less than 75 mph were detected.  more
A man was shot and killed Friday in Elmont, according to the Nassau County Police Department.   more
Schools in the Elmont Union Free School District will direct nearly $350,000 in funding provided through the Smart Schools program of the state education department toward enhanced in-classroom technologies, according to a statement released by New York State Sens. Todd Kaminsky and Anna Kaplan along with New York State Assemblywoman Michaelle Solages. more
Florida. North Africa. Italy. That was the route that Eleanor Rizutto of Franklin Square, 99, took when she served in the U.S. Army during World War II. Rizutto is one of nine veterans — and the only woman — set to take a one-day trip to Washington, D.C., on Oct. 3, organized by Honor Flight Long Island, a nonprofit that has flown over 240,000 veterans to the nation’s capital since 2005. more
The mother of a 10-year-old student at John Street School, in Franklin Square, filed a federal lawsuit earlier this month, demanding that her daughter, who suffers from asthma and anxiety, be exempted from the statewide mandate requiring students to wear masks in school. more
There are few people in Long Beach who can remember the last time that a crowd gathered outside a six-acre vacant lot just a few feet from the boardwalk, known to locals as the Superblock. But … more
Anita Doraine, who has lived in Elmont since 1988, celebrated her 40th wedding anniversary with her husband, Joe, on Aug. 23, just four months after Anita received a heart transplant following decades of heart problems. more
When Imogene Miller returned, decades ago, to her Elmont home after stepping out, she met an unexpected surprise: her daughter, Natasha, who was 13 or 14 at the time, had covered the family’s basement with spray paint. “At this time, I had no idea she had this artistic flair,” Imogene said. On August 21, Natasha Miller displayed her paintings and sold ornaments, duffel bags, t-shirts and other items donning her artwork at an outdoor art show in Elmont. more
Four residents of Franklin Square were among 10 Colombo organized crime family members and associates charged with committing labor racketeering, extortion, money laundering, loansharking, fraud, drug trafficking and other crimes on behalf of the crime organization in a federal indictment unsealed Tuesday. more
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