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Small Business Saturday, created five years ago to encourage residents’ interest in shopping at local businesses, is set for Nov. 28. Each year, on the Saturday after Thanksgiving, participating shoppers forgo the malls and big-box stores to patronize the businesses in their own neighborhoods. more
Zombie homes, a common result of Long Island’s foreclosure crisis several years ago, are becoming the focus of several efforts to rejuvenate the homes and put them in the hands of veterans in need. more
Before the New York Equestrian Center opened its Horse Gym, Spa & Rehabilitation Center in West Hempstead a few months ago, the nearest facility offering physical therapy for horses was three hours away, in southern New Jersey. “Horses would have to ride in trailers for three hours to get treatment,” said Alex Jacobson, who has owned the equestrian center for nearly 10 years. more
According to a report by the New York State Cancer Registry, which is maintained by the Department of Health, the occurrence of female breast cancer in many Nassau County areas is much higher than the state expectancy rate. In fact, of Nassau County’s 65 zip codes, 35 had at least a 15 percent increase in the number of breast cancer cases anticipated in those areas, the report said. more
Two weeks ago, the Herald published a story addressing the prevalence of political signs in the Town of Hempstead, the regulations surrounding them, and their potential influence over voter behavior. Our article was met with additional reader questions and comments concerning the legalities of political signs placed on county and state roads, hung on utility poles, and the public’s right to remove them. more
Acting Nassau County District Attorney Madeline Singas announced today that a West Hempstead attorney was arrested this morning for stealing more than $5.7 million from clients between September 2012 and February 2014. more
Eighteen years after the merger that created the North Shore-LIJ Health System, its Board of Trustees unanimously approved a name change for the health care provider to Northwell Health on Sept. 14. … more
Some people know Long Islander Tony Garofalo as a retired New York City Police Department sergeant. Others know him as a Douglas Elliman real estate agent. Still others know him as the talented John … more
Sid Krimsky, a retired engineer and a West Hempstead resident, doesn’t want to complain about aircraft noise — he really doesn’t. He understands that the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey has much bigger fish to fry, and just wants to focus on solutions that will help mitigate the noise. more
Next month, after a five-month hiatus from airplane noise, Runway 4L-22R at John F. Kennedy International Airport will reopen after undergoing an expansion to accommodate more and bigger planes — and, highly likely, bring more airplane noise to the area. more
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