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Editor’s note: Merokean David Stonehill served as a Hillary Clinton campaign volunteer during the primary season and is now volunteering for Clinton’s effort to defeat Donald Trump. Below … more
The Nassau County Legislature recently unanimously approved a measure to waive all building fees for Superstorm Sandy victims. The law extends the fee-waiver period to Dec. 31, … more
U.S. Senator Charles Schumer announced new legislation on Aug. 10 aimed at helping firefighters across New York state combat cancer, which frequently affects those in the emergency services sector. … more
The village’s new rental permit law, which was met with a mixed response from residents, took effect on Aug. 15 — though officials say the process of establishing a rental registry and enforcing new requirements for absentee landlords could take up to a year to complete. more
After a Queens imam and his friend were shot and killed on Aug. 13 while walking home from an afternoon prayer, Muslim parishioners across Long Island detailed the somber week of mourning that followed, and stepped-up security at local mosques. more
The shooting death of a Queens imam and his associate as they walked home from afternoon prayer on Aug. 13 in Ozone Park has left Long Island Muslims grief-stricken. While some leaders of local mosques fear that the incident — which activist groups say should be investigated as a hate crime — could lead to more violence against Muslims, they noted that they would continue... more
Graffiti depicting presidential candidate Donald Trump’s campaign slogan was discovered last week on the south side of a medical building located at 40 E. Merrick Rd. more
Gaetano “Guy” Ferrara, 80, sat in the kitchen of his house on Grant Drive in Valley Stream recently with the bearing of a celebrity, wearing sunglasses and a shirt printed with palm trees and sailboats. more
Nassau County Legislator Laura Curran (D-Baldwin) hosted a Substance Abuse Education Awareness Community Seminar at the Merrick Library on July 28. Curran, who had hosted two previous seminars with … more
It’s been five years since Valley Stream’s master plan was created to guide the village’s physical evolution, and the next phase of its implementation is approaching. more
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