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Nassau County has agreed to undertake a traffic study of Merrick Road in Valley Stream, at the village’s request. It will survey the two-mile stretch from Rosedale to Lynbrook, examining traffic patterns and identifying ways to make the roadway safer for pedestrians. more
Alyssa Garbarino’s second concussion came on a frigid Sunday afternoon when she was 17. Under overcast skies, Garbarino, of North Merrick, who was then playing with the East Meadow Soccer Club’s Storm, bruised her way through a sea of bodies. As she battled with her opponent on the Northport Cow Harbor United Soccer Club, she was constantly driven to the ground, her head hitting the hard earth. As fast as she went down, though, she popped back up. As the game wore on, she began to feel dizzy and developed a sharp headache. more
John Youssef, 12, sprinkled a scoop of pearlite over a raised bed behind the Wheeler Avenue School on June 9 — his birthday. “It improves drainage and aeration,” he said. “That means it … more
Blessed Sacrament Church held a special dedication ceremony after Father’s Day Mass on June 19 to honor the late Henry Andresen, a Valley Stream man who died from a heart attack at the church last … more
The Town of Hempstead is strengthening its strategy to deal with so-called “zombie” properties in the area. Town officials announced on June 16 a new bill that would require banks to put deposits … more
Christopher Ferrall returned from a trip to Washington, D.C., in 2008 with a gift for his son, Thomas — a souvenir that celebrated then-presidential candidate Barack Obama. The reticence with which … more
Potential Belmont Park developer the Engel Burman Group presented its vision for the south lot of the racetrack to the community at a June 15 meeting at the Elmont Public Library. The company’s … more
A film student from Valley Stream is turning a short film project he helped produce last year into a feature-length film, and he’s hoping to attract some local support for it. more
South High School held its annual Project Citizen hearing on June 9, in which students presented detailed public policy action plans for national and global issues based on their extensive research. more
New York lawmakers are pushing forward a bill in the last days of the legislative session that would require school districts to be more vigilant in testing drinking water for lead content. Recent tests of Valley Stream schools’ drinking water revealed traces of lead in Districts 13 and 24 and in the Valley Stream Central High School District, and were swiftly addressed, according to school officials, who see no problems with the pending legislation. more
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