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Long awaited and highly anticipated renovations to the Lynbrook Long Island Rail Road station began on Sept. 10, months after the LIRR announced a $17.9 million upgrade to the facility. more
A long-awaited project to remove nitrogen from the Western Bays gained steam on Sept. 9, when the Nassau County Legislature unanimously voted to borrow $408 million to build a system to divert treated sewage from Bay Park to Wantagh, and from there into the Atlantic Ocean. more
U.S. Sen. Chuck Schumer and several elected officials are urging the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers to approve a $6.1 million extension of the Nassau County Back Bays Coastal Storm Risk Management Study, which is set to expire on Sept. 30. more
East Rockaway’s annual Stars & Stripes Festival is scheduled for Friday, Sept. 13 through Sunday, Sept. 15. more
The East Rockaway Village Pride Party is hosting a Taste of East Rockaway fundraiser on Sept. 17 from 5 to 7 p.m. along Main Street, with proceeds going to businesses damaged by a recent fire. more
Village officials are weighing whether to install synthetic turf on two playing fields in Greis Park, in the heart of the village. more
The Village Pride Party will host a fundraiser called “A Taste of East Rockaway” on Sept. 17 to help cover repairs to the restaurant B Bistro: A Taste of Vietnam and the VIP Love Your Pet grooming shop on Main Street in East Rockaway, after they were damaged by a fire in August. more
In response to several instances of hate crimes and anti-Semitism in the U.S., New York lawmakers recently announced legislation aimed at ensuring that “students are taught the hateful intolerance of the swastika and noose” and other symbols of hatred in order to educate them about the history of those symbols. more
Many homeowners across Lynbrook, East Rockaway and the South Shore have seen a sharp rise in their water bills over the past two years. more
Dozens of residents circulated around a room full of tables at the Lynbrook Knights of Columbus on Aug. 20, when they had the chance to ask questions of, and offer suggestions to, the developers of an apartment complex planned for the site of the Capri Lynbrook Motor Inn. more
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