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Normally talkative and cheerful, Bellmorite Margaret Pearsall suddenly turned quiet and sorrowful. “Don’t start,” she said. “Don’t bring that up. It’s very sad. … more
Hundreds of elite swimmers from across the country visited East Meadow earlier this month, as the United States Synchronized Swimming Junior Olympics Championship was held at the Nassau County … more
Dozens of Long Islanders gathered at Eisenhower Park in East Meadow on July 9 to march in the first Black Lives Matter rally in central Nassau County. The march was organized by a group of Long Island youth following the recent killings of two African-American men by police in Baton Rouge, La., and Falcon Heights, Minn. more
Rockville Centre gave an Olympic-sized sendoff to Crystal Dunn, who earned a spot on the U.S. women’s soccer team that will compete in the Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro. More than 1,000 … more
About thirty people watched a hand-to-hand combat instructor demonstrate how to take down an active shooter at a church in Jamaica, Queens on July 14. The event was organized by State Sen. James Sanders Jr., whose district borders Valley Stream. more
The Valley Stream Soccer Club was awarded a $70,000 grant to fund the installation of two miniature soccer fields at Barrett Park last month, which members of the organization hope will mitigate the ongoing difficulties of reserving field space. more
Thirty-one people, including a Valley Stream man, were indicted on July 14 in one of the largest drug busts in Nassau County’s history, according to District Attorney Madeline Singas. more
A handful of Valley Stream officials were among the thousands of attendees at the 2016 Republican National Convention in Cleveland this week. They reported an environment unlike anything they had ever been part of. more
Fears of another terrorist attack are running high after a series of ruthless strikes in Western Europe and the United States over the past year, perpetrated with semiautomatic rifles and suicide vests. The gravest threat to humanity, however, remains nuclear arms, according to Holocaust survivor Bernard Otterman, 79, formerly of Merrick. It has been so since World War II, he noted. more
About a dozen people blocked Huntley Road on July 16, adjacent to the south parking lot of Belmont Park, to protest a proposal by the New York Cosmos to build a new soccer stadium at the … more
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