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Gerard DeGregoris Sr. founded Gregoris Datsun in August 1967. Fifty years later, though the business has expanded — and the name changed when Nissan phased out Datsuns in 1986 — it is still run by the same family in Valley Stream. more
Jews throughout Valley Stream celebrated the Jewish festival of Sukkot last week — translated as the Feast of Tabernacles ­— celebrating the fall harvest and commemorating the 40 years Jews spent wandering the desert after their Exodus from Egypt. more
In August 1953, another fraternal organization, the Free and Accepted Masons (Freemasons), opened a local chapter — Valley Stream Lodge No. 143. They did not buy a building in Valley Stream at that … more
In 1926, the Junior Order of United American Mechanics , a fraternal organization that was founded in 1853, moved into their stately new home on Jamaica Avenue. “JOUAM-owned buildings from that … more
Members of the Valley Stream Fire Department Engine No. 2 recently raised money for Nassau County Firefighters Operation Wounded Warrior, a non-profit that provides wounded members of the armed … more
School officials are working to recruit a more diverse pool of candidates for teaching and administrative positions in Valley Stream — a community highly regarded for its wide-ranging ethnic student body, which remains almost entirely educated by white people. more
A group of five nurses and surgical technicians from Long Island Jewish-Valley Stream went to Houston for a week starting on Labor Day, to relieve overwhelmed staff at MD Anderson Cancer Center who … more
Although the Valley Stream Historical Society was founded in June 1972, an emblem for the organization wasn’t realized until three years later. In 1975, the society, still in its infancy, held a … more
Thousands of congregants from Valley Stream and beyond flocked to Masjid Hamza on Sept. 1 to celebrate Eid al-Adha — the second of two major annual Islamic holidays. Some 1.6 billion people who … more
In 1933, only a few years after Curtiss-Wright Airport opened in Valley Stream, the negative impact of the Depression led to the airport’s closure. The closing, however, only referred to the … more
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