Federal authorities charged a Queens man on Friday with the December killing of an Oceanside clerk at a Valley Stream convenience store.
Rosario “Ross” Messina, a former Hempstead Town deputy commissioner and deputy mayor for the Village of Valley Stream died peacefully at home in Scottsdale, Ariz., on March 8. He was 90.
Valley Stream parents, as well as members of the Valley Stream Teachers Association, are actively circulating opt-out forms, posting on social media and sharing fliers around the town to encourage parents to opt their children out of taking statewide tests beginning next week. Last year, the number of students who opted out of taking the English Language Arts and math exams nearly doubled from the prior year.
Although any Valley Stream resident can learn how to make 3D creations at the Henry Waldinger Memorial Library, no adults have signed up for any of the 3D printing classes, according to Mamie Eng, the director of the library.
Local students gathered to encourage friends and family to stand up to bullying at Green Acres Mall on March 5, at New Horizon Counseling Center’s Anti-bullying Walk.
A carbon monoxide incident sent five people from North Valley Stream to the hospital on March 18, police said.
County Legislator William Gaylor III (R-Lynbrook) shared a draft of legislation with state lawmakers last week that would require school districts to return any excess tax revenue levied for the 2016-17 school year to Nassau County, and, by proxy, the taxpayers.
The Valley Stream Kiwanis Club disbanded in October 2015 due to dwindling membership. Now, the organization is campaigning to revive its Valley Stream operation.
Whether it is recycling old eyeglasses or hosting food drives, the Lions Club of Valley Stream has been active in the community for 69 years as of January. The Herald recently spoke with Janet Mahabir, the president of the organization, who says she is planning to continue its service to the community and work with former presidents to help the club succeed in 2017.
The board of trustees voted on Feb. 21 to authorize a request for developer proposals for a section of land just south of Sun Valley Towers, at 4th Street.
About 100 people stood at the beginning of the Central High School District’s regular board meeting on Feb. 14 to recite the Pledge of Allegiance.
Free health screening On March 24, the Elmont Memorial Library will be hosting a St. Francis Outreach bus to screen patients from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. for a cardiac history, blood pressure and to test cholesterol and for diabetes. Patients must be over 18 or older. St. Francis will also provide free referrals. No registration or appointment is required.