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The Merrick RadioShack store, on the Sunrise Highway, will soon shut its doors, along with 184 others nationwide, representatives from the electronics retail chain announced last week. more
The Vine Wine Bar, in Merrick, has commemorated Judy’ Mione's life by holding a fundraiser every April and participating in the St. Jude “Give Thanks. Give Hope. campaign,” in which it collects donations throughout the same month. This year's will take place on April 13 from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. more
Jim Hamilton, a 60-year-old lifelone resident of Merrick, achieved a dream of his when he opened Balabalo's Hot Dogs on March 6. more
A new form of communication has been introduced to smartphones via Emusi, an application that allows users to send 15-30-second songs as text messages, emails and Facebook/Twitter messages. Lynn Portas, 55, of Merrick, launched the app in September 2016 and continues to update the library of 800 songs with original pieces. The composer, musician and former music teacher created the platform as a way to engage a younger generation through song. more
The Merrick Chamber of Commerce is inviting the community to come out and have some fun for a good cause at its annual spring Kids Fest, which will be held on Friday, Saturday and Sunday, April 28, 29 and 30. more
Research from the Citizens Campaign for the Environment, compiled from three years of publicly available water quality reports, found high levels of 1,4 dioxane in water serviced by the 39 water districts, including the Water Authority of Western Nassau, the Franklin Square Water District, New York American Water’s Lynbrook and Merrick Operations Districts, and the Town of Hempstead Water District. more
The Town of Hempstead is fighting a court decision that temporarily bars it from requiring gas station owners to provide free compressed air 24 hours a day so drivers can fill their tires. more
Shoppers at the Broadway Mall in Hicksville crowded around the personalities of Grindhouse Radio, an online pop-culture talk show that features a Merrick native as a host, and recently won the Bethpage Best of Long Island Best Radio Station title. more
Four years ago, Uriel Longman-Gonzalez, 26, of Freeport, rushed to the nearest Northwell Health hospital because of agonizing abdominal distress. After an examination and blood work, he received a call from a doctor who wanted to speak with him in private. He was told that he had the human immunodeficiency virus (HIV), and that if he didn’t come in when he did, his stomach could rupture, killing him. more
Sam Asatur, 56, walks through the doors of the Bagel Plaza at 5 a.m. every day. He begins preparing menu items from scratch like his Israeli hot blintzes and specialty salads. more
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