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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
FirstNet, Built with AT&T, has donated $110,000 to the Nassau County Police Department Foundation so it can renovate and refurbish its Safety Town education facility in East Meadow. more
It started with a moment of silence. Then screams. And then it was a furious rage. That was the scene outside the Nassau County Courthouse in Mineola on Friday in the hours following the U.S. … more
For the first 18 days of her hospitalization following her leukemia diagnosis at age 9, Lianna Raime, of Elmont, developed a routine. She would sit on her hospital bed, gaze out the window and tell herself she wouldn’t stay in the hospital forever, and that she would be able to go outside again one day. Today, Lianna is cancer-free and thriving. more
School officials in Elmont and Franklin Square are re-evaluating and adding to their school safety plans, in the wake of the mass shooting last month at Robb Elementary School in Uvalde, Texas, where a gunman shot and killed 19 students and two teachers. more
There are more than 15,000 jobs — a record amount — posted on the state labor department’s seasonal job bank in a variety of industries from amusement parks to farms and restaurants and summer camps across every region. more
A 17-year-old male was arrested on June 24 in Franklin Square after he allegedly resisted arrest following the arrival of police officers who were responding to a reported dispute between the two juveniles, according to a statement released by the Nassau County Police Department. more
The average price of a gallon of regular gas rose to over $5 earlier this month for the first time in history, and Elmont residents have adjusted their daily lives and summer plans as a result. more
Molloy University not only has a new name, but it also has a new gift — a $2 million one the school describes as its largest single gift in its 67-year history. more
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