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Ever since St. Demetrios Greek Orthodox Church moved from Freeport to Hewlett Avenue in Merrick in 1982, parishioners there have dreamed of constructing a community center where they could hold Greek language, culture and religious classes, said the Rev. Nikiforos Fakinos, St. Demetrios’s pastor. more
Assemblyman Todd Kaminsky (D-Long Beach) was officially declared the winner on Monday after last month’s special election for the 9th Senate District seat, affirming his win over Republican … more
Police are searching for a suspect who reportedly attempted to shoot a man at the Channel Park Homes late Thursday. Police Commissioner Mike Tangney said that police responded to a reported … more
Curbing distracted driving is a hot topic, and rightfully so. More than 450,000 people were injured in crashes that reportedly involved distracted driving in 2009, according to the National Highway … more
The City Council will hold a public hearing at next week’s meeting as it considers a measure that would ban smoking at the city’s beaches, parks and recreational areas. more
After the Board of Education voted against a change order on March 31 that would increase construction costs on the administration building by $233,400, the body reversed the decision at its meeting a week later, as work now resumes on the structure with the price hike in place. more
Seven drug suppliers were arrested last week for their roles in allegedly distributing 10,000 individual doses of heroin per week throughout the South Shore communities of Merrick, Freeport, … more
Though the official results are not in yet, Todd Kaminsky seems to be poised to fill the vacant seat left by Dean Skelos. With 68,000 votes cast, Kaminsky (D-Long Beach) beat his opponent Chris … more
Though the State Senate returns on Thursday, the Nassau County Board of Elections has not yet counted the more than 4,000 absentee ballots and affidavits after last week’s special election for the … more
An audit of Nassau County Police Departmentovertime expenditures revealed systemic issues of under-budgeting, reliance on overly optimistic savings from management initiatives, complex precinct overtime rules and inadequate recordkeeping technology, Nassau County Comptroller George Maragos’s office announced Monday. more
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