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In the wake of more than 100 reported threats aimed at Jewish Community Centers across the country — including one in Oceanside and another in Plainview — Nassau County law enforcement and legislative officials have taken steps to maintain residents’ safety. more
The Merrick Lions Club hosted its fifth annual Taste of Merrick at the Cure of Ars Roman Catholic Church on April 28, raising roughly $6,000 to be split between the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation and Cure of Ars Food Pantry. more
The Town of Hempstead board voted unanimously to increase the minimum age to purchase all tobacco products, liquid nicotine, electronic cigarettes and all smoking paraphernalia to 21 during a board meeting on April 25. more
Chris Koutsis, 42, a lifelong resident of Merrick, has “fate” written across his knuckles, a flame in the center of his neck and a star in the right corner of his forehead. The tattoo artist opened his business, Scharff & Sons Tattoo, on March 17 on Merrick Avenue in Merrick. more
Behind the scenes access to the new NYCB Live Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum. more
New York State named the Town of Hempstead a Clean Energy Community earlier this month, a designation that qualifies the town for $150,000 in grant funding to pursue additional renewable energy … more
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
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