The last few minutes of the Valley Stream Central High School District’s June 12 Board of Education meeting were tense, as Trustee Armando Hernandez surprised fellow board members with a motion …
Hardly anyone looks forward to a hospital visit. After all the discomfort and inconvenience, all the poking and prodding, the reward is food that is often less than appetizing.
Valley Stream’s growing Muslim population celebrated the end of Ramadan, the holy month during which Muslims fast from sunrise to sunset, with several celebrations over the course of the week.
Congressman Gregory Meeks, a Democrat from St. Albans, now in the final year of his 10th two-year term, is being challenged by Elmont community activist Carl Achille and Queens resident Mizan Choudhury for the right to run against a Republican opponent for the 5th District seat.
Standard & Poor’s raised its rating on the Town of Hempstead’s general obligation (GO) debt to AA- from A+. The outlook is positive. At the same time, S&P assigned it’s AA- rating and …
Niko Moshopoulos was cleaning out the abandoned offices above Brancard’s Delicatessen on the corner of Rockaway Avenue and E. Fairview Avenue several weeks ago, when he found more than 50 old photos. He did not know whose they were or where they came from.
With a vote of 14 to 3, the State Board of Regents has tentatively approved new regulations that would penalize districts with significant numbers of students opting out of standardized tests.
One day after publishing a story detailing the more than 50 photos found in abandoned offices above Brancard’s Delicatessan on Rockaway Avenue, the Herald received a Facebook inquiry from one Maria Anderson suggesting that the photos might be of her friend, Maria Oliviero, and her husband Dominick. Maria quickly responded, and Dominick Oliviero recovered the photos at the Herald’s offices on Monday.
As a child, Celeste Taylor spent her summers playing basketball at the courts behind Valley Stream Central High School. Last year, at the age of 16, she and her teammates won a gold medal at the International Basketball Federation (FIBA) World Cup in Argentina, where she helped lead her team to a perfect 5-0 record. Next month, she will once again represent the United States in World Cup competition in Belarus.
First-time and experienced poets alike gathered at the Sip This coffee shop in Valley Stream on June 5 for an intimate evening of poerty and prose. The event, which was sponsored by the Performance Poets Association, also featured poet Joseph Munisteri, who performed verses with a central theme of rebirth from his newly released book, “Butterflies in Space.”
The Week Ahead
Marvel trivia Sip This is holding a Marvel trivia tournament on June 25 at 7 p.m. The cost is $5 per person and up to four people can be on a team. Sign up in advance to reserve your spot.