While Franklin Square elementary school students enjoyed their summer vacation, their teachers were busy preparing for the 2017-18 school year, and focused in particular on revising their social studies curriculum. During the break, a team of educators held several planning meetings to review and rewrite the curriculum.
Tara Faraone, 18, of Franklin Square, has been bridging the gap between her graduation with Carey High School's class of 2017 and her freshman year at the State University of New York at Cortland. She will have a little extra financial help, thanks to two scholarships she was recently awarded.
Because the summer break was coming to an end, the Franklin Square Public Library planned out a Back-to-School Bingo for children in grades 1-6 on Aug. 28.
Sixteen years have passed since that dark and tragic day in American history. The observance of Sept. 11 continues to be a time of remembrance, healing, solace and hope for the future.
Gov. Andrew Cuomo on Tuesday threw his support behind Legislator Laura Curran in the Democratic primary for Nassau County Executive.
Marcia Morgan, a speech pathologist from Elmont who teaches in Prospect Heights, Brooklyn, was walking to work last fall with a friend when something caught her eye: a Little Free Library, along the sidewalk in front of a house.
At the St. Catherine of Sienna Center in Franklin Square on Aug. 20, the Knights of Columbus Twelve Apostles hosted a blood drive in memory of William Rottkamp, who was a Franklin Square resident and original organizer of the event.
Franklin Square resident Herman Soblick, 92, said he still can see the television and lights, but not much more than that. He can still walk and carry out most other daily living tasks in his Barrymore Boulevard home, but he cannot drive.
At a board appearance in Harlem on Aug. 16, Elmont Wines and Liquors successfully appealed the New York State Liquor Authority board to be granted permission to relocate to another Elmont neighborhood.
With the Empire State Development Corporation's Request For Proposals program open to redevelop Belmont Park to bidders since late July, local community leaders are emphasizing that developers should consider Elmont's 2008 Community Vision Plan when crafting their plans.
After the suicide of an elderly veteran in Bellmore roughly four months ago, Town of Hempstead Supervisor Anthony Santino and the Long Island Crisis Center announced the launch of a senior crisis hotline. It began operating on Dec. 1, and since then, over 200 calls have been logged.