Photos found in Valley Stream chronicle life, adventure

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.

Regents vote 14-3 to approve new test regs

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.

Valley Stream photo mystery solved — mostly

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.

Valley Stream girl makes World Cup basketball team

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.

Poetry Night: A sense of community in Valley Stream

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

June 21 - June 28

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.