New York Cosmos soccer franchise officials announced on June 4 that they have partnered with Emirates Airline for a multi-year jersey sponsorship as the team prepares to open play in the North American Soccer League on Aug. 3. Two days later, Cosmos officials held a ribbon cutting ceremony at the county’s Mitchel Field, where the team will be practicing. The Cosmos are currently awaiting word from Empire State Development Corp. on whether their proposal for the construction of a 25,000-seat soccer stadium, hotel, restaurants and retail space at Belmont Park, in Elmont, will be approved.
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Felix Procacci, a 15-year resident of Franklin Square, was nominated on May 28 to run on the Democratic ticket for Town of Hempstead supervisor against Republican incumbent Kate Murray in November.