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Each weekday, the busiest commuter railroad in North America, the Long Island Rail Road, carries an average of 301,000 people on 735 daily trains to their destinations. But Jillian Hughes of Malverne isn’t one of them. For Hughes her commute — or lack of it — is one of the best things about her job. Her shop, Forget Me Not Gifts, is only blocks away from the Malverne home she moved to in 2010. more
Nine bakeries –– six of them Italian pastry shops –– were in business in Elmont when Paul Sapienza took over his parents’ popular Hempstead Turnpike bakery, Sapienza’s, in 1973. more
The building occupying 59 Hempstead Gardens Drive in West Hempstead looks like others on that street: industrial, nondescript and plain. But a significant chapter of national history began there, through a company that helped Americans with disabilities nationwide obtain equal rights. more
Several dozen Nassau County residents, interest groups and politicians came together at a Oct. 26 public hearing to comment on an 8.4 percent rate hike sought by New York American Water to pay for infrastructure, taxes and water delivery costs. The hearing was organized and chaired by the Department of Public Service and held at Malverne Village Hall. more
The plane noise plaguing parts of Queens and Nassau counties was the focus of discussion last week at a citizen advocacy meeting to explain NextGen, a satellite GPS technology that the Federal Aviation Administration says has resulted in $1.6 billion in benefits to airlines and travelers by allowing planes to fly more frequently and closer together, take more direct routes and save time and fuel. more
A number of Democrats and Republicans called on Nassau County Executive Ed Mangano and Oyster Bay Town Supervisor John Venditto to resign on Thursday following their arrests on federal corruption … more
Nassau County and the Town of Hempstead are in a state of moderate fiscal stress, the state’s second-highest fiscal stress rating, according to a report by New York state Comptroller Thomas DiNapoli. more
Nassau County Legislator Laura Curran (D-Baldwin) held a press conference at the Theodore Roosevelt Nassau County Legislative & Executive Building in Mineola on Aug. 23 in hopes of putting an end to … more
A medical doctor with offices in Franklin Square pleaded guilty on Aug. 24 to conspiring to distribute oxycodone, a highly addictive painkiller, officials said. Noel Blackman, 68, of Valley … more
A Franklin Square restaurant will compete at the National Buffalo Wing Festival in the upstate city of that name on Saturday. Brews Brothers Grille owners Michael Weinberg and Brian Clermont will … more
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