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Know anyone around town who you’d describe as a true do-gooder –– that PTA president, Little League coach or scout leader who goes above and beyond the call of duty; that community volunteer who gives so much of him or herself while asking for nothing in return; that volunteer firefighter or emergency medical technician who saved a life? more
To celebrate its 40-year anniversary, and to help fellow women look their best selves in the workplace, the Long Island Center for Business and Professional Women hosted a highly successful “40 and … more
By the time Mahalia Desruisseaux was 6 or 7 years old, she had already decided that she would be a doctor. The now 46-year-old recalls her frequent trips to the Haitian orphanage run by her father, where her mother was a teacher. She saw firsthand her parents’ desire to help those who are less fortunate, which they passed on to their daughter. more
The question is often asked, “Why, of all places in the United States, did the Japanese bomb Pearl Harbor?” more
Next Wednesday marks 75 years since Japanese fighter planes unleashed two separate attacks on Pearl Harbor and its environs, bombing ships, planes and airfields and killing more than 2,000 military personnel and civilians. It was an event that spurred the U.S.’s entry into World War II and a pro-war mindset among Americans that united the country. more
Malverne resident Perry Cuocci, vice president of the Malverne Volunteer Ambulance Corps and retired special agent to the Federal Bureau of Investigation, was sworn in as village trustee during the village’s November board meeting Nov. 2. Cuocci, a 10-year ambulance corps member and its president from 2014-2016, replaces village trustee Anthony Marino, who resigned suddenly in October citing health reasons. more
Each weekday, the busiest commuter railroad in North America, the Long Island Rail Road, carries an average of 301,000 people on 735 daily trains to their destinations. But Jillian Hughes of Malverne isn’t one of them. For Hughes her commute — or lack of it — is one of the best things about her job. Her shop, Forget Me Not Gifts, is only blocks away from the Malverne home she moved to in 2010. more
Samantha Spoto, a 24-year-old from Oceanside, said that she is considering using a form of birth control that “will last longer than a Trump presidency” — long-acting reversible … more
Nine bakeries –– six of them Italian pastry shops –– were in business in Elmont when Paul Sapienza took over his parents’ popular Hempstead Turnpike bakery, Sapienza’s, in 1973. more
Re-adjusting to civilian life can pose a big challenge for veterans, including the 2.6 million servicemen and women who served in Afghanistan and Iraq. more
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