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Local Muslim organizations expressed disappointment and concern last week at the June 26 U.S. Supreme Court ruling upholding President Trump’s travel ban on citizens from five Muslim-majority … more
As immigration lawyer Elise Damas headed into work on the morning of June 26, she had a quick meeting with a client. The man asked Damas, of the Village of Hempstead’s Central American Refugee … more
South Nassau Communities Hospital officials announced on June 29 that they had reached a contract agreement with the health insurance agency Empire Blue Cross Blue Shield, ending an impasse in … more
The Hempstead Town Board voted unanimously to institute a “Governmental Transparency” law at its June 5 meeting. The law amends the town code to make government matters more transparent to the … more
As Elmont teens played video games after school in the Elmont Memorial Library’s Teen Annex room, New York State Assemblywoman Michaelle Solages walked in to present a $125,000 grant to the library … more
It was in the summer of 1985 that Franklin Square’s Michael Massimino made his first visit to the Cradle of Aviation. As he walked into one of the Cradle’s hangers for the ’85 Space Fair, … more
Ten-term incumbent Rep. Gregory Meeks, a Democrat of St. Alban’s, Queens, decisively turned back two challengers in Tuesday’s Democratic primary for the right to represent the 5th Congressional … more
Thirty-five years ago, Nassau County’s school districts served a largely majority-white student population. As more minority groups began moving into Long Island’s suburbs, however, … more
With graduation just around the corner, most high school seniors have already decided what their immediate future will hold. Many will be heading off to college, some will be going straight into the … more
Standard & Poor’s raised its rating on the Town of Hempstead’s general obligation (GO) debt to AA- from A+. The outlook is positive. At the same time, S&P assigned it’s AA- rating and … more
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