State Senator Jack Martins joined the race for county executive on Wednesday, announcing his candidacy as a Republican at a press conference in Mineola.
The National Association of Music Merchants Foundation has named the Merrick School District one of the Best Communities for Music Education. Roughly 4 percent, or 527, of the nation’s districts are being acknowledged this year, and roughly 30 percent are in New York. This is the third consecutive year that Merrick has earned this distinction.
After Rob Verderosa, 40, of Bellmore, had a stroke that sent him to the ICU, his friends set up a gofundme page to alleviate the burden of hospital bills on him and his family.
From a newly renovated locker room at Newbridge Road Park in Bellmore, Town of Hempstead Supervisor Anthony Santino announced that the town had completed upgrades to 36 bathrooms and 8 locker rooms at its parks and pools. This is the first major improvement to town recreation facilities in over 20 years and cost roughly $1.26 million.
County Comptroller George Maragos reported on Monday that Nassau County is likely to end the year with a $38 million surplus in primary operating funds, although the surplus includes money the county borrowed.
Nassau County Democratic Committee Chairman Jay Jacobs on Monday went after county comptroller and Democratic candidate for county executive George Maragos, in an open letter headlined “Why I chose not to endorse George Margos for county executive.”
Calhoun alumnus Zach Goldstein, a utility player at Southern New Hampshire University, is anticipating this year's MLB draft, for which he is now elligible.
On April 15, Empire Hose Company 3, in Merrick, hosted their first annual Easter “Eggstravanganza,” and according to Ron Luparello, of the department, it was a smashing success.
The Merrick School District Board of Education took time on April 4 to recognize the hard work of its teachers and administrators, as they granted tenure to Chatterton Principal Dana Bermas and Assistant Principal Scott Jackson. Five other faculty members were also recognized as “Merrick Stars,” as the room cheered.
On April 17 the Nassau County chapter of the Korean War Veterans Association celebrated its 25th anniversary at Ayhan’s Shish Kebab in Baldwin.
The Long Island alternative transportation advocacy organization, Car-less Long Island, is holding its second annual Long Island "Bike-to-Work Parade" on Saturday, April 29. Gathering for the parade begins as 9 a.m. at Hofstra University's North campus.
Legislator Laura Curran and Senator John Brooks are co-sponsoring a community cleanup in Merrick on Saturday, April 22 from 10 a.m. to noon.
The governor’s recently passed 2017-2018 budget includes a healthy increase in state aid for the Bellmore-Merrick Central High School District.