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Lead was found in water coming from one drinking fountain at the Maurice W. Downing School in Malverne, and four bathroom sinks in the school district, school officials reported May 26. more
The Second World War was raging. In Europe, Hitler invaded Poland on Sept. 3, 1939. France and Britain declared war on Nazi Germany and they engaged in a bloody conflict.  At the … more
In 1996, a young Will Skudin experienced the biggest waves he had ever seen. Hurricane Edouard had made its way to Long Beach, and the 11-year-old was just trying to keep up with his two older brothers. He would switch to his boogie board, then give surfing another go, but as he got stuck in the frothy currents, his brothers labeled him Whitewater Willy. more
After three public hearings and a backlash from residents over tax increases totaling more than 8 percent in the proposed budget for the 2016-17 fiscal year, the City Council voted 3-2 on Tuesday to approve a revised $90.1 million spending plan that reduces the property tax levy increase and eliminates raises for council members and City Manager Jack Schnirman. more
The city unveiled plans to launch a “Clean Team” at last week’s City Council meeting in order to make the downtown areas more welcoming to tourists and residents. more
The Nassau County Industrial Development Agency canceled a hearing in Mineola on Wednesday where it was expected to vote on a 20-year, $109 million tax break a developer is seeking to build two luxury apartment buildings on the long-vacant Superblock property. more
After hosting its first scavenger hunt in October, the city led a "spring hunt" on May 15, in which teams of residents uncovered fun facts about Long Beach by exploring shops, restaurants and historic sights while competing for great prizes.  more
City Council Vice President Anthony Eramo formally announced his candidacy on Tuesday for the open 20th Assembly District seat recently vacated by newly minted State Sen. Todd Kaminsky. Eramo, a … more
A heavy rain could not stop hundreds from running or walking in the 11th annual Robbie’s Run at Levy-Lakeside Elementary School in Merrick on May 22, as the event has continued to grow since its start in 2006. James Forte, a 17-year-old senior on the Calhoun High School track team, won the 5K for the second straight year, with a time of 17 minutes, 15 seconds. more
A large cast of characters from Japanese art, a slew of comic books and international forms of entertainment flooded the East Meadow Public Library this weekend for the annual EMcon anime … more
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