Eleven students from Layla’s Dance and Drum worked throughout the school year to perfect their hip-hop routine and learn back handsprings for Hip-Hop International’s World Hip-Hop Competition, which took place in Phoenix Aug. 2-12.
The Democratic gubernatorial campaign came to Valley Stream last week with an appearance by underdog candidate Cynthia Nixon at Sip This on Aug. 9. The actress-turned-activist, best known for her role in television’s “Sex and the City,” spoke to a crowd of roughly 100, who turned out to hear her pitch and to pepper her with questions.
Christopher Infantino appreciates being awake. The 23-year-old Valley Stream resident and SUNY Stony Brook master’s candidate, who just returned from studying Alzheimer’s during an internship at the University of Kentucky at Lexington, has an unusual connection with consciousness, after spending a week in a coma when he was 11.
Five people in Valley Stream died from opioid overdoses and 51 people overdosed since January 2017, Nassau County Police Commissioner Patrick Ryder announced at a news conference on Aug. 1. He also said that at the end of July 2018, there were 37 arrests for opioid possession.
The New York State Education Department Commissioner MaryEllen Elia announced on Friday that her department had made errors in calculating Title II A disbursements in 2017-18 amounting to more than $12 million. The errors resulted in overpayments to 275 charter schools and underpayments to some 677 school districts and 10 special act schools statewide. Three Suffolk County school districts also received overpayments.
More than 100 people gathered on Aug. 11 to donate blood at Masjid Hamza in Valley Stream, as members of the community prepared to depart for the annual pilgrimage, or Hajj.
About 400 people enjoyed games and rides at the Church of the Blessed Sacrament’s eighth annual Family Fest, according to Annette Farragher, who served as the chairperson for this year’s Family Fest.
The CBS board of directors meeting last week elected not to take action at this time against Chariman, CEO and Valley Stream Central High School graduate Les Moonves, 68, who has been accused of sexual misconduct with at least six women. At the same time, the media giant is “in the process of selecting outside counsel to conduct an independent investigation,” according to a statement released to the media.
New York American Water presented plans to improve the landscaping of the iron removal plant being built on North Terrace Place in Valley Stream after several residents expressed concerns about its unsightliness at a public hearing last Thursday.
The Town of Hempstead Industrial Development Agency voted last Thursday to approve the transfer of the Hawthorne Apartments PILOT agreement from its current owner, Zeus Cottage LLC, to the purchaser of its Cottage Street property.
The Week Ahead
Escape the teen room Teenagers in grades 7 through 12 can use their wits and observation skills to solve puzzles and escape the Teen Room at the Henry Waldinger Memorial Library on Aug. 10 at 6:30 …