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Gov. Andrew Cuomo signed legislation today that will rename a section of the Southern State Parkway in honor of fallen NYPD Det. Steven McDonald. more
Two local Scouts were recognized for the projects they undertook to better their communities and awarded their Eagle badges, at their Court of Honor ceremonies recently. more
Michael Boland Jr. and Michael Daniels, junior firefighters for the North Bellmore Fire Department, recently kicked their training into high gear when they confronted a burning building for the first time. more
Genre-hopping local author Vincent Scialo has released his seventh novel, six years after his last, and according to him, it’s a tale of mystery and suspense revolving around “the role of chance,” that may remind readers of the “Final Destination” film series. more
Ten students — eight from Elmont Memorial High School and two from Hempstead High — recently took part in Hofstra University’s annual High School Summer Journalism Institute, led by … more
Roy Weinman was born in a house on Fredricks Street in Bellmore. Since then, his wife, Myrna, said, his story has paralleled the history of the community. more
Ten years ago, Howard T. Herber Middle School teacher Marguerite Izzo found herself in the office of U.S. Sen. Carolyn McCarthy and began recounting her observations stemming from the No Child Left Behind Act. As she was talking, McCarthy yelled for an aide to grab a notebook and start writing. “I couldn’t believe someone cared,” said Izzo, adding that this was the beginning of legislation to involve teachers in writing federal education policy. “The legislation was introduced two or three times, but never got off the ground,” Izzo said. more
U.S. Rep. Peter King, a Republican from Seaford, endorsed Jack Martins, a Republican from Mineola, for Nassau County executive. King announced his endorsement at a news conference at Massapequa … more
Amid the pulsing adrenaline rush that boxer Adam Kownacki said he experiences during a match, the 28-year-old heavyweight from Melville, also known as “Babyface,” hears “a whole lot of Polish people yelling my name, screaming my name.” more
Girl Scouts of Nassau County recently presented the Gold Award, the organization’s highest honor, to Melissa Berman, of the Bellmore Association, and Emily D'Antonio and Seabrook Kilfoil-Greaves, both of the Merrick Association, during a ceremony hosted at Adelphi University. more
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