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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
A few days after Thanksgiving, a man received a Covid-19 vaccination after waiting outside the Rite Aid in Franklin Square’s Franklin Plaza and asking staff heading home for the night if there were any vaccinations left over from the day’s supply. 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
Coronavirus cases are rising among students, teachers and staff at Elmont and Franklin Square schools amid the surge of the Omicron variant. more
Students and staff at John Lewis Childs School in Floral Park decorated two ‘Mitten Trees’ throughout December to help local residents in need. more
Franklin Square residents Janice Corio and Steven Stantyos were married on Dec. 21. more
Britney Bennett, a student at Elmont Memorial High School, was announced as a nominee for the 2022 Presidential Scholars Program.  more
The Mary Brennan INN, at 100 Madison Ave. in Hempstead, will hold a food and toiletries drive Saturday, Jan. 22, from 10 a.m. to noon at the soup kitchen. This is a no-contact drive. Donors will … more
Months after expressing concerns about construction at the UBS Arena in Elmont, Floral Park residents who live close to the arena — within 1,500 feet of it — are voicing complaints about horn honking, triggered vehicle alarms, public urination and other disturbances after events at the arena. more
While most school districts within the Herald Community Newspapers coverage area closed on Friday because of snow, a handful — including Baldwin, Freeport and Malverne — switched to … more
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