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Long Beach High School graduate Emily Agudelo did not have to travel far to thrive on a national level as a women’s college soccer player. more
Valley Streamers moseyed around the Arthur J. Hendrickson Park parking lot on Saturday, sifting through collectibles, antiques and other items at the Lions Club’s annual flea market. more
About 70 people and their four-legged friends attended the second annual Dog Pool Party on Sept. 6 at the Valley Stream Pool in Village Hall. more
Patrick “Captain Pat” Anthony Focazio, longtime resident of Valley Stream, died peacefully surrounded by his family on Sept. 10 at Medical City Dallas Hospital in Texas. He was 76. more
And so it begins! Those of us in high school have spent the last two months managing our own schedule and operating on our own free will. Well-rested and generally stress-free, we’re back in the cycle. The summer was fun, but we knew it wouldn’t last forever. more
Nassau County recently rolled out a new alert system for school officials designed to improve communication between the district and the police department in the event of an emergency, and all four Valley Stream school districts have expressed interest in learning more about the program and adding to crisis plans already in place. more
The city and organizers of the annual St. Brendan the Navigator Irish Day Parade and Festival, scheduled for Oct. 1, reached an agreement last month to shrink the festival area on West Beech Street by several blocks as part of an effort to reduce the cost of the event and address residents’ quality-of-life concerns. more
No Long Beach local hopes for bad weather during the summer season, unless, perhaps, you live on Virginia Avenue. more
In response to environmental and quality-of-life issues spurred by ever-present single-use-plastic-bag pollution in Long Beach, the city has drafted legislation similar to laws passed in Suffolk County and New York City that would charge shoppers who choose to use the bags five cents each. more
“There was a loud low rumble, and somebody yelled, ‘The tower is going down,’” said Dr. Gregory Fried, former executive chief surgeon for the New York City Police Department. “I rolled into a ball, my hands behind my head, and I expected to die.” more
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