Rep. Meeks prevails in low-turnout primary

Shortly after polls closed at 9 p.m. on June 28, it became clear that Elmont businessman Ali Mirza had failed in his bid to unseat incumbent Democratic U.S. Rep. Gregory Meeks in the 5th Congressional District primary. Meeks, who has been in office since 1998, received over 80 percent of the vote, dwarfing Mirza’s 18 percent.

Phillips kicks off Senate campaign

Republican State Senate hopeful Elaine Phillips officially kicked off her campaign on June 30, telling voters that she’s a fighter and that she will win the 7th District seat in November. Jack …

Sewanhaka scholars trust in the process

An appreciation for the process of learning and growing have defined Sewanhaka High School’s valedictorian and salutatorian, Merlyn John and Sidney Saint-Hilaire. Both students attribute their …

Elmont students take the next step

Family and friends filled the seats in the Mack Sports Complex at Hofstra University for Elmont Memorial High School’s graduation ceremony. All the speakers from the ceremony gave speeches that …

H. Frank Carey grads celebrate

H. Frank Carey seniors packed into the David S. Mack Center at Hofstra University on Sunday afternoon to bid farewell to their high school career and begin the next phase of their education. Carey …

Community News

Residents and locals have a fun-filled day at the Franklin Square spring fair

The 15th annual Franklin Square Spring festival took place this past Sunday. People of all ages strolled along Franklin Avenue to check out vendors, get a delicious sausage and peppers hero, stop at …

Franklin Square Civic Association holds inaugural meeting

The meeting room in Franklin Square’s Public Library was filled with citizens from different areas of the community as the Franklin Square Civic Association held its first public meeting. …

Belmont Development

Community reacts to Belmont proposal

Potential Belmont Park developer the Engel Burman Group presented its vision for the south lot of the racetrack to the community at a June 15 meeting at the Elmont Public Library. The company’s …

Community News

World War II veteran honored on 72nd anniversary of D-Day

June 6th marked the 72nd anniversary of D-Day, the Allied forces invasion of Normandy, France during World War II. U.S. Army Air Forces Captain Harold W. Smith received the Chevalier of the Legion of …

Town News

Town to make banks help with ‘zombie’ homes and businesses

The Town of Hempstead is strengthening its strategy to deal with so-called “zombie” properties in the area. Town officials announced on June 16 a new bill that would require banks to put deposits …

Elmont teen missing

The police are investigating the disappearance of a teenager who went missing on Saturday, July 9, at 9 a.m. in Elmont. According to detectives, Joshua Mayes, 15, was last seen at his Hendrickson …

School News

Elmont School District sued by transparency group

The nonprofit group Reclaim New York filed a lawsuit on June 7 in Nassau County Supreme Court against the Elmont School District for failing to comply with a Freedom of Information Law …

Crime

Domestic dispute ends with fatal shooting, police say

An Elmont man has fatally shot himself following an argument with a woman inside of a home on Woodstock Street on Thursday, Nassau County Police said. Police responded to multiple calls of …

Cops: West Hempstead man menaces volunteer of Franklin Square Fire Department

A West Hempstead man threatened a volunteer of the Franklin Square/Munson Fire Department with a gun while the victim was collecting donations on July 19 at 8:30 p.m. in West Hempstead, Nassau County …

Crime Watch

Suspect charged in knife-wielding thefts

A Hempstead man and a Valley Stream woman face federal charges after they were arrested on June 8, accused of working together to rob businesses in Nassau, Suffolk and Queens counties in recent months. Authorities ...

School news

Elmont student newspaper wins top prize

The Elmont High School student newspaper, the Elmont Phoenix, has been named Long Island’s best high school newspaper by the Press Club of Long Island. Though the awards ceremony is not until June …

Community News

Upgrading Jones Beach

“You haven’t been to the new Jones Beach,” Gov. Andrew Cuomo said at a press conference on May 26, when he announced $36 million worth of improvements to the park. The governor had just finished touring Jones Beach State Park’s newest renovations and cutting the ribbon for the brand new Taste NY Cafe.

Elmont’s top students motivate each other

Augusta Uwamanzu-Nna and Lerone Clark are Elmont High School’s 2016 valedictorian and salutatorian. They have been classmates since elementary school, and now they are the top students in their …

Missing Atlantic Beach paddle boarder body found

A search that began a few hours after Atlantic Beach resident Gary Turkel was reported missing after going paddle boarding last Sunday ended on Friday morning when Turkel’s body was found by a tugboat crew at 7 a.m., about 30 miles off shore.