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Ten years ago, Howard T. Herber Middle School teacher Marguerite Izzo found herself in the office of U.S. Sen. Carolyn McCarthy and began recounting her observations stemming from the No Child Left Behind Act. As she was talking, McCarthy yelled for an aide to grab a notebook and start writing. “I couldn’t believe someone cared,” said Izzo, adding that this was the beginning of legislation to involve teachers in writing federal education policy. “The legislation was introduced two or three times, but never got off the ground,” Izzo said. more
Ralph Polverino and his wife, Tina, go dancing every Wednesday afternoon at the Knights of Columbus in Mineola. But the dance on July 19 was even more special to Ralph, as shared a dance with his long-time friend, Jean Mastrangelo, for her 103rd birthday the next day. more
Harris Dinkoff, who served on the District 13 Board of Education for 33 years, died on Dec. 31 after a brief illness. He was 89. On July 5, members of the District 13 school community gathered outside the James A. Dever Elementary School for a commemorative tree planting ceremony to honor his legacy. more
U.S. Rep. Peter King, a Republican from Seaford, endorsed Jack Martins, a Republican from Mineola, for Nassau County executive. King announced his endorsement at a news conference at Massapequa … more
Hadassah Willig fell into a coma as a child 25 years ago, and last week, she finally met the pediatric nurse who was by her bedside. more
The Blue Dome opened for business in 1940. John J. Smith (1876-1955), a Valley Streamer who lived on Miriam Street, built an eight-stool hamburger stand, surrounded by a picket fence. “On your way home stop at the Blue Dome. Five hamburgers for 10¢ on carry-out orders only,” read an ad in the February 11, 1941, issue of Newsday. more
David Trizano, a Mamorneck resident, was appointed the principal of North High School at this month’s board meeting. He fills a vacancy left by James Bolen, who recently accepted a position as principal of Cold Spring Harbor High School. more
Valley Stream firefighters, under the command of Chief James Ervolino, responded to a reported gas main break at a home on Fairview Avenue just before 3 p.m. on July 7. more
The Valley Stream Chamber of Commerce has served the village’s business community since April 1955, and it has since sponsored a variety of events to promote the village’s downtown. Recently, the Herald sat down with Dominick Minerva, the chamber president, to see what the organization has planned for the year. more
Kulbir Singh, 53, owner of three gas stations in Nassau County, pleaded guilty on Tuesday to three counts of third degree grand larceny upon his failure to report about $1 million in state sales tax, Attorney General Eric T. Schneiderman has announced. more
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