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The Eagle Avenue bridge, off exit 18 of the Southern State Parkway, isn’t just any old overpass. With a height of just 7 feet, 7 inches, it has one of the lowest clearances of any bridge on any Long Island parkway, and is struck from beneath by oversized trucks an average of three times a year, according to the New York State Department of Transportation. more
Alden Terrace School first-graders in Maria Leva’s class put on their detective hats and searched for clues during a recent grade-level activity that focused on the use of prepositions. The … more
Franklin Square artist and Outrlimits Art Studio owner Darren Boerckel, better known at Darren (D’mon) Borkel, is a painter who sometimes uses an unconventional canvas. While many of his paintings … more
The 2015 report from the Long Island Index warns that, if no steps are taken, Long Island’s economy and future will stagnate over the next 25 years. The Long Island Index is an organization … more
Despite last year’s vehement opposition to a proposed charter school in the Lawrence School District, which forced the applicants to withdraw the application in November, a similar group wants to open a newly named charter, the Lawrence Charter School. The group behind the effort submitted a letter of intent to the State Education Department ahead of the Feb. 10 deadline. more
An Elmont High School graduate and Valley Stream native has plenty of new hardware for his trophy case after an outstanding start to the indoor track season at Jamaica’s York College. Roshane … more
Carmen De La Cruz, an employee of the Town of Hempstead Department of Public Works, will soon be leaving her post and Elmont home to retire to Jacksonville, Fla. with her husband of 32 years, Ramon. … more
Three to four inches of snow fell through the night into Tuesday morning on Long Island’s south shore, enough to make driving — and walking — hazardous. The snow was expected to end around noon … more
The MTA announced Friday morning that all LIRR lines were experiencing 20- to 30-minute delays due to a broken rail in Babylon and a broken third rail in Bay Shore. Also, the Port Washington Branch is … more
Madeline Singas, Nassau County’s new acting district attorney, stopped by Herald Community Newspapers’ Garden City office last Thursday for a discussion with editors and reporters about the views, goals and strategies she brings to the job. The conversation touched on topics from gun violence to illegal drugs, police practices, public corruption and what Singas sees as the need for “smart prosecution,” from crime-prevention strategies to alternatives to jailing young, non-violent offenders. more
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