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Candidate Forum in Franklin Square

The Franklin Square Public Library is holding a Candidates Forum on Oct. 5 at 7 PM at 19 Lincoln Rd., Franklin Square. The following candidates will be attending: NYS Senate 6th - Democrat - Ryan …

Religion

Elmont Muslims react to murder of imam

The shooting death of a Queens imam and his associate as they walked home from afternoon prayer on Aug. 13 in Ozone Park has left Long Island Muslims grief-stricken. While some leaders of local mosques fear that the incident — which activist groups say should be investigated as a hate crime — could lead to more violence against Muslims, they noted that they would continue...

Crime

Guilty plea for Franklin Square drug doctor

A medical doctor with offices in Franklin Square pleaded guilty on Aug. 24 to conspiring to distribute oxycodone, a highly addictive painkiller, officials said. Noel Blackman, 68, of Valley …

New bill would track cancer in firefighters

U.S. Senator Charles Schumer announced new legislation on Aug. 10 aimed at helping firefighters across New York state combat cancer, which frequently affects those in the emergency services sector. …

Community News

Franklin Square softball sluggers leave their mark

Franklin Square’s Little League Softball team competed in this year’s Little League Major Softball New York State Tournament. From July 14-July 19, they played against the top little league …

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. …

Building a partnership

“All kinds of history is made in the Town of Hempstead,” said Councilwoman Erin King Sweeney, of Wantagh, referring to both Belmont Park in Elmont and Camp ANCHOR in Lido Beach. “But often, we don’t think about what kind.”

School News

New York Cosmos plan for Elmont school comes up short

A plan to transform an underused basketball court on the grounds of Clara H. Carlson Elementary School, in Elmont, by professional soccer team the New York Cosmos has failed to reach its funding …

Motorcyclist dead after parkway crash

A Brooklyn woman was killed on Aug. 20 after her motorcycle collided with a car on the Southern State Parkway near the border of Valley Stream and Franklin Square, police said. According to …

Candidate Forum in Franklin Square

The Franklin Square Public Library is holding a Candidates Forum on Oct. 5 at 7 PM at 19 Lincoln Rd., Franklin Square. The following candidates will be attending: NYS Senate 6th - Democrat - Ryan …

Crime

Cops: Two men stole over $300 worth of Rogaine from Franklin Square CVS

Nassau County Police are searching for two men who stole over $300 worth of Rogaine from a Franklin Square CVS on July 21. According to police, the two suspects entered the CVS at 640 Franklin …

Former fire chief honored for 50 years of service to Elmont

Former Elmont Fire Chief Daniel DiPiazza was honored last month by the department for 50 years of service. Members of Engine Company 4 surprised the retired firefighter at his home in North Valley …

Crime

Police searching for man who ransacked Franklin Square bagel shop

Nassau County police are asking the public’s help in identifying a suspect in who allegedly vandalized a bagel store in Franklin Square and stole over $1,000 in cash. According to police, the …

Crime

Cops: Elmont resident attacked in her home

The police are investigating a burglary that occurred on Sunday, Aug. 28 at 2:33 p.m. in Elmont. According to detectives, two men entered a second floor apartment of a residence on Louis Avenue …

Crime

Queens woman arrested after crashing into cop car in Elmont

Nassau County Police have arrested a Queens woman for allegedly fleeing the scene of an accident. According to police, Tanaisha Ferrell, 24, of Saint Albans crashed her 2007 BMW into a police …

Crime

Police: Queens man robbed Elmont Metro PCS store at gunpoint

Nassau County Police arrested a Queens man for allegedly robbing a cell phone store at gun point in Elmont, twice in two months. According to detectives, Shane Williams, 25, of Cambria Heights, …

Franklin Square junior firefighters feel the heat

Heat from the sun and mock flames gave teens a real-life test as members of the Nassau County Junior Firefighters Association demonstrated their skills at Camp Fahrenheit 516 on July 28. The event, …

Elmont store sells $50,000 Powerball ticket

A “third place” Powerball ticket worth $50,000 was sold at the Tudor Buy Rite Wine & Liquors on Elmont Road, the New York Lottery said on Monday. This ticket is a fraction of the $487 million …