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As the sun set on the second-to-last day of Ramadan, Ruhee Kapadia pointed to the minarets of Masjid Hamza from the backyard of her home on Bank Street and remarked on how close she felt to God. more
In 2014, when the bike path that runs along the Wantagh Parkway was extended to Tobay Beach, many hailed its arrival as a safe, scenic trail for anyone who wanted to walk, run, cycle or skateboard. more
The Central High School District Board of Education voted on June 13 to authorize a lawsuit against District 24 for about $2 million that it withheld from the high school district for the 2016–17 school year, after the districts disputed what was owed based on the uncertainty of the taxable status of the Green Acres Mall property. more
After stating that the impact of plane noise on the health and environment is a top issue for the residents in his district, Assemblyman Brian Curran (Republican, Lynbrook) introduced legislation last week requiring the New York State Departments of Transportation and Environmental Conservation to examine and report on the effects of air traffic from John F. Kennedy and LaGuardia airports. more
A history teacher at South High School has filed a grievance against Principal Maureen Henry, after she allegedly interfered with a class project that tasked students with making change in their community. more
Village officials presented an application for the state’s Downtown Revitalization Initiative on June 9 at Village Hall to an audience of about 20. more
Gary Carlton has assisted local municipalities with legal issues since he was admitted to the New York State Bar Association in 1980 — he represented both residents and government officials — and even served as the deputy attorney for the Village of Valley Stream for the last seven years. Now he is running for the Nassau County 2nd District Court Judge, which represents the Town of Hempstead and the City of Long Beach. more
Several doctors at Long Island Jewish Valley Stream say that their ability to provide patients with the best health care has been hindered over the past few years by insurance companies. more
A committee that polices student residency in districts 13, 24 and the Central High School district found that 54 non-residents were attending the schools this year. more
A bill introduced last Thursday in the State Senate, sponsored by the entire Long Island Senate delegation, would rename a 10-mile stretch of the Southern State Parkway in honor of Malvernite and NYPD Detective Steven McDonald, who died Jan. 10. The bill, which is expected to pass the Senate this session, proposes to rename the parkway the Steven McDonald Memorial Highway. more
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