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Claudia Borecky, a Nassau County Board of Elections worker and president of the North and Central Merrick Civic Association, is challenging Nassau County Legislator Steve Rhoads for the 19th District seat this November. more
The Senior Pops Orchestra, an intergenerational group under the direction of Stephen Michael Smith, will appear at the Brookside School in North Merrick on Sunday, Oct. 11, at 2 p.m. The suggested donation is $5. more
Eighteen years after the merger that created the North Shore-LIJ Health System, its Board of Trustees unanimously approved a name change for the health care provider to Northwell Health on Sept. 14. … more
Some people know Long Islander Tony Garofalo as a retired New York City Police Department sergeant. Others know him as a Douglas Elliman real estate agent. Still others know him as the talented John … more
Back in the day, Merokean Dan Forlenza, now 90, wanted to apply to The Cooper Union in Manhattan, considered among the most prestigious art, architecture and engineering schools in the country, with a minuscule acceptance rate. As was the case with most college applications, Cooper Union’s required an essay. Like so many young people who came of age during the Great Depression, however, Forlenza hadn’t traveled much beyond his childhood neighborhood of Ridgewood, Queens, so he didn’t think he had much to write about. more
Children, teachers and staff members at Harold D. Fayette and Old Mill Road elementary schools welcomed special guests from the New York State Education Department on Sept. 29 after they achieved Reward School status. more
Working quietly and diligently in her third-period Advanced Science Research class, Calhoun High School junior Samantha Hernandez looks like any other normal high school student on any other normal day. Except she’s not. more
Nasrin Ahmad, a Republican, began working as a file clerk in the Town of Hempstead Clerk’s office in 1998, before rising to the position of town clerk in September 2013, appointed after Mark Bonilla abruptly left office. Prior to that, the Salisbury resident served in an advocacy role in Parent Teacher Associations in the East Meadow School District, where she founded clubs that promoted diversity and helped include foreign cultures into the schools. more
It’s the first time running for both candidates in the Town of Hempstead’s 5th Council District, which covers the southeast corner of the town. The incumbent is Republican Erin King Sweeney, who is seeking a full four-year term after being appointed to the board in January, following the resignation of Angie Cullin. more
Teachers and community members wasted little time in calling for public education reforms in the new school year when dozens of protesters gathered on Merrick Road for a Sept. 17 rally. … more
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