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The Central High School District approved a motion on Feb. 14 to recognize Islam’s two holiest holidays on the school calendar beginning next year. more
Today, an Acura dealer sits on the corner of South Terrace Place and West Merrick Road in Valley Stream, but for many years, it was the Park Inn Garage and Park Inn Ford. more
Tommy Cuccias is a diehard cyclist. more
Representatives from the New York Islanders visited the Robert W. Carbonaro Elementary School on Feb. 14 — to many students’ delight. more
Prior to Valley Stream South’s Class A playoff game against top-seeded Elmont in the round of 16, head coach Matt Johnsen felt that his team had more than a puncher’s chance to upset the defending state champs if it followed the game plan. more
Students at Central High School spoke about prominent black figures as part of Black History Month on Feb. 17, and detailed why their chosen profiles were noteworthy. Misty Copeland, Nat Turner, Michelle Obama and Ella Fitzgerald were among some of the selected profiles, and many students chose people who they related to in some way. more
About 30 people attended a public hearing at Village Hall on Feb. 15 to learn about a Honda dealership’s application for tax incentives, which were requested in tandem with the construction of a new service center on West Merrick Road. more
If you look carefully at this photo, you will see not one, but two buildings. The structure on the left was the original Park Inn Garage built in 1916 by Joseph Buscher (1863-1930), a German immigrant, and his two sons, Frank (1889-1988) and Charles (1893-1972). It was the first service station to open in Valley Stream and its early years were fraught with danger — it was robbed three times in one year. In the September 14, 1920 edition of The Brooklyn Daily Eagle, Frank Buscher was asked why he would not report the burglaries to the county authorities. more
Gathering around an aging parent has become a frequent theme in movies and on Broadway. Siblings share their memories, emotions arise and rivalries play out. If I Forget, by Steven Levenson (Dear … more
The Press Club of Long Island will host a panel discussion, “Why a Community Newspaper Is a Great Place to Start — and Make — a Career in Journalism,” on Wednesday, March 15, … more
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