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Rain shut down the 24th annual Merrick Chamber of Commerce Fall Festival in the middle of the afternoon last Saturday. By Sunday morning, however, the rainclouds had moved northeast and the sun came out, offering a perfect day of family fun up and down Merrick Avenue, from the Long Island Rail Road station to the famed southwestern eatery R.S. Jones, at the corner of Loines Avenue. more
Actor Billy Crystal stood on the corner of Monroe Boulevard and East Chester Street, just a few blocks from where he grew up, and recalled playing ball as a boy in the center malls along Park … more
With the summer winding down, so is work on the Bellmore-Merrick Central High School District’s three new artificial-turf athletic fields at Calhoun, Kennedy and Mepham high schools. The fields passed their final “bounce test” and were certified playable on Sept. 9, according to Saul Lerner, the Central District's athletics director. more
Nassau County started video enforcement of school speed zones at 20 sites across the county, including two in the Bellmore-Merrick area, during the first week of September, when school began. Eventually, Nassau officials say they will install 56 cameras across the county. more
The message is simple –– Keep two eyes on the road, two hands on the wheel. Sadly, however, it’s too often ignored by teen drivers, with tragic consequences. Last year the State Farm insurance company began its “Celebrate My Drive” campaign to telegraph such messages to young people. Now the Bellmore-Merrick Community Parent Center is urging students from the Central District’s five schools to join in the effort. more
A Zoning Board of Appeals trustee claims that the city’s corporation counsel, Corey Klein, was not authorized to approve what the zoning official called a “terrible” stipulation agreement with … more
The Valley Stream dog run community grew by 28 members from outside the Village of Valley Stream after the Board of Trustees opened the run to all Town of Hempstead residents this June. The run, … more
Schools in three of Valley Stream’s four districts were recognized as some of the highest performing in the state by the New York State Department of Education last month. District 13’s James … more
Smoke from the World Trade Center could be seen from the third floor of Central High School on Sept. 11, 2001. It was Joseph Pompilio’s first year as principal, and as chaos enveloped Lower … more
Edna Shostak celebrated a life that has seen nearly the entirety of the 20th century and 14 years into the 21st century on Aug. 29 as friends and family gathered at the Bristal of North Woodmere for … more
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