“Pay your fair share! Pay your fair share!” shouted a dozen or so Valley Stream residents last Saturday at the corner of Sidney Place and Mill Road, near the entrance to the Green Acres Mall.
While local lawmakers are working to return the Green Acres Mall to the county tax rolls for the upcoming school year, the mall’s ownership is pursuing legal options to do just the opposite, in the wake of the Town of Hempstead Industrial Development Agency’s abrupt April 27 decision to revoke the mall’s tax breaks due to a lack of job creation just two years after it granted them.
Kerry Boring became an advocate for teaching CPR and training people how to use automated external defibrillators after her father died in Blessed Sacrament Church in Valley Steam in 2015. She and volunteer Tom Avallone held a CPR training session at the church on May 9 for members of the Knights of Columbus.
A garage on Cornwell Avenue was destroyed in a house fire on Sunday at about 3 p.m., according to Valley Stream fire officials, but no injuries were reported.
District 30 officials said on Thursday that it was unclear if voters were influenced by false information spread by a poll worker at the Forest Road Elementary School during Tuesday’s Board of Education election, but that it did not occur on a scale that influenced the outcome.
Nassau County police are searching for a missing adult with dementia who was last seen in Valley Stream Thursday morning, according to a police news release.
A California man was sentenced to 25 years to life for murdering his estranged wife’s boyfriend in a November 2015 shooting on East Hawthorne Avenue in Valley Stream, the county’s district attorney announced on Tuesday.
History Hidden in Plain Sight
“Cameras clicked faster than the wheels of the steam train on Sunday when 350 gaping passengers were taken on a tour over long-abandoned tracks,” reported Newsday on October 28, 1952. For nine hours that day, avid rail and camera enthusiasts rode over 90 miles on a Long Island Rail Road “Fan-Trip” sponsored by the New York Chapter of the National Railway Historical Society. With a screeching whistle, and a vast plume of smoke and steam, the No. 107 chugged its way northward on the single-track West Hempstead Branch over Merrick Road.
Anthony Daley, 29, of Greenwood Place in Valley Stream, was arrested on May 18 at 1:03 a.m. for possession of an unregistered gun.
The Central High School District has hired a special counsel in response to District 24’s refusal to pay more than what its officials deem to be a fair share of the tax burden — dealing a blow to the otherwise-agreeable relationship between the Valley Stream school districts since the start of the Green Acres Mall tax-break controversy last year.
Long Islanders have long had a love-hate relationship with the Long Island Rail Road. On one hand, they love the service, which, on good days, speeds them into New York City . . .
The Week Ahead
Anime features and card games at the library Teenagers in sixth-grade through high school seniors can enjoy anime features and card games at the Henry Waldinger Memorial Library on May 26 from 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. Registration is required, and is limited to 20 teenagers. For more information, contact Faith Kenney at (516) 825 – 6422 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.