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PSEG Long Island is reporting that, as of 4:21 p.m. Friday, 15,756 of its 1.1 million customers across Long Island and the Rockaways are currently without power. UPDATE: As of 4:21 p.m. on Friday: more
Estee Ackerman of West Hempstead may only be 14 years old, but don’t let that fool you. This well-spoken, very calculated young lady is a serious ping pong player, and will be competing later this week in the Olympic Trials for Table Top Tennis in North Carolina from Feb. 4 through 5. more
Several weeks after a fire on Hempstead Turnpike in West Hempstead burned her apartment and belongings, Towanda Glover was working at her cashier job at Kings supermarket in Garden City, one of the three jobs she does to make ends meet. Melissa Monteleone, a West Hempstead resident and a student at SUNY Old Westbury, approached her register to make a purchase. “We got to talking and she mentioned her situation,” said Monteleone. “I didn’t know what to do. I was shaken and speechless,” she said. more
Sometime in December, without any warning, a school crossing guard who had been stationed at West Hempstead High School for years, at the intersection of Nassau Boulevard and Johnson Lane, was taken away. more
Hundreds of people gathered on Plainfield Avenue and marched to the main entrance of Belmont Park on Saturday, protesting Nassau Off Track Betting’s decision to house video lottery terminals in the … more
Update 3 p.m. Feb 5. A 12-year-old girl was struck by a car while crossing Elmont Road, at Village Avenue — near Elmont Memorial High School, where she was a student — at around 7:30 a.m. on … more
It has thrived through the Depression, World War II and Long Island’s growth boom of the 40s, 50s and 60s. Its baked goods have changed with the pace of the times, and alongside the preferences of diverse immigrants and ethnic groups that established a life here. They have kept up with the times, incorporating popular cartoon characters of the day into their cookies, cupcakes and birthday cakes. The staff even has a tradition of marrying the bakery’s sales girls. more
Nassau BOCES announced at its meeting last week that rock icon Billy Joel would pledge $1 million from The Joel Foundation to help save the Long Island High School for the Arts in Syosset, which has been threatened with closure over the past year due to dwindling enrollment. more
Long Island experienced its first blizzard of 2016 when constant snowfall and wind pushed snow accumulation to nearly two feet, and resulted in the death of a 61 year-old man in West Hempstead. more
PSEG Long Island is reporting that, as of 2:22 p.m. Monday, 522 of its 1.1 million customers across Long Island and the Rockaways are currently without power. UPDATE: As of 2:22 p.m. on Monday: more
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