When David Bernard Gates, II, passed away at age 56 in March 2020, he left several gaping holes in the fabric of Hempstead Village.
This past week, I had the honor to visit our nation’s capital and represent the Village of Hempstead at the 2022 African American Mayors Conference.
New York State is honoring the Hempstead Prevention Coalition with the 2022 'What's Great in our State' System of Care Award.
New York State Senator Kevin Thomas honored Xtreme Fit Nutrition with the Empire Award in recognition of their significant contributions to the community of Hempstead. The award recognizes exceptional local businesses who have made a positive difference in New York State.
With the promise of hefty support from government aid, Hempstead's bulky school budget got a strong "yes" from voters. Proposition 2 also passed, guaranteeing major capital improvements. In the race for two school board seats, Lamont Johnson was voted continued his nine-year presence on the board, and educator Joylette Williams will join the board for the first time.
Suffolk County District Attorney Raymond A. Tierney announced on April 29 that William Wilkinson, of Hempstead, was sentenced to 10 years in prison on two counts of sex trafficking and one count of bribing a witness.
Hempstead Village Education
Two Hempstead girls, Bella Guerra and Kaylin Spinelli, have once again excelled in local and international behavioral science venues.
Hempstead and Uniondale Crime
Nassau County District Attorney Anne T. Donnelly announced the indictment of a Uniondale woman on charges including aggravated vehicular homicide, for allegedly driving while intoxicated at a high rate of speed and crashing into a parked vehicle in Hempstead, killing the occupant, in May 2021.
All times are right for remembering good people, but Black History Month is especially right for commemorating Lonnie Johnson, an athletic Air Force veteran who once owned five businesses in Hempstead.
Sean and Bobby, ages 24 and 17, argued about money in the car. Sean was driving. Their argument intensified. At one point, Sean locked the doors from the driver’s side so Bobby couldn’t leave the car.
In the waning weeks of the Civil War, President Abraham Lincoln realized that sooner rather than later, the tens of thousands of Union soldiers returning from the battlefield would be forced to fend for themselves.
Several years ago, during my first day on the job as regional disaster officer for the American Red Cross in Central and South Texas, where I worked before joining the organization here in New York . . .
In Nassau and Suffolk counties there are over 100 villages and 11 towns. While all of these jurisdictions are supported by property taxes . . .
This week the three major religions of the world marked their holy days in calendric synchrony. Over the same few days,