After a Queens imam and his friend were shot and killed on Aug. 13 while walking home from an afternoon prayer, Muslim parishioners across Long Island detailed the somber week of mourning that followed, and stepped-up security at local mosques.
Village Trustee Vincent Grasso met with volunteer artists on Aug. 22 at the Community Center to create stencils, which will be used to paint artistic crosswalks on village roads along Rockaway Avenue.
Years after a mechanism was installed to collect debris from the county’s storm-water drainage system on the north side of Hendrickson Park, village officials are stepping up maintenance of the device, which they said requires constant upkeep.
Gaetano “Guy” Ferrara, 80, sat in the kitchen of his house on Grant Drive in Valley Stream recently with the bearing of a celebrity, wearing sunglasses and a shirt printed with palm trees and sailboats.
Four decorative bike racks were installed on Aug. 15 in downtown Valley Stream to test the interest of the community for more, Mayor Ed Fare said, and all of the racks point toward the village’s business district.
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The village’s new rental permit law, which was met with a mixed response from residents, took effect on Aug. 15 — though officials say the process of establishing a rental registry and enforcing new requirements for absentee landlords could take up to a year to complete.
A Brooklyn woman was killed on Aug. 20 after her motorcycle collided with a car on the Southern State Parkway near the border of Valley Stream and Franklin Square, police said. According to …
When you think about it, there are very few opportunities to play a key role in a major, internationally televised sporting event when you aren’t the featured athlete. One of those rarities exists at the U.S. Open.
Nassau County is in talks to enter a two-year contract with a financial adviser to study a potential public-private partnership for the county’s sewage system, which some officials believe could help mitigate the burden of 10 years of sewage debts.
Henrietta Carbonaro, former District 24 Board of Education member and longtime resident of Valley Stream, died on Aug. 5. She was 94.
Former Elmont Fire Chief Daniel DiPiazza was honored last month by the department for 50 years of service. Members of Engine Company 4 surprised the retired firefighter at his home in North Valley …
I began a summer internship at the Valley Stream Herald last week, one month before I start my sophomore year at South High School. As I was brought up to speed on recent coverage, I noticed one article that caused some controversy: The Black Lives Matter march that took place in July. Reading some of the online reactions to the demonstration was startling because I was there.
Inside Morris Variety on Rockaway Avenue, owner Jack Cazes was explaining his reasons for selling the store when he noticed a regular customer watching him.
New York State Comptroller Thomas DiNapoli published an audit on Aug. 5 that concluded that school officials in District 13 did not always get competitive quotes or adhere to bidding policies set by the Board of Education for purchasing.
Police said an enraged employee threw a muffler at a car and fired shots at his workplace in Valley Stream after being fired on Aug. 15 at 3:27 p.m.
The Week Ahead
Nearby things to do in Valley Stream this week!