School officials in Elmont and Franklin Square are re-evaluating and adding to their school safety plans, in the wake of the mass shooting last month at Robb Elementary School in Uvalde, Texas, where a gunman shot and killed 19 students and two teachers.
For the first 18 days of her hospitalization following her leukemia diagnosis at age 9, Lianna Raime, of Elmont, developed a routine. She would sit on her hospital bed, gaze out the window and tell herself she wouldn’t stay in the hospital forever, and that she would be able to go outside again one day. Today, Lianna is cancer-free and thriving.
Elmont Road Park, once a hub for recreation and play for Elmont families and children before falling into decay over decades, was reopened on Friday, June 17 following a long-awaited $3 million renovation project.
The average price of a gallon of regular gas rose to over $5 earlier this month for the first time in history, and Elmont residents have adjusted their daily lives and summer plans as a result.
The King Kullen in Franklin Square, which has served as a staple supermarket for the community since it opened 48 years ago, will close on July 14.
A man from Freeport and a woman from Massapequa Park were arrested early June 21 in Elmont when, during a routine traffic stop, they were found to be in possession of cocaine and heroin, according to a statement released by the Nassau County Police Department.
Two years after the Elmont Union Free School District took action to create more diverse, inclusive school environments, curriculum and opportunities for students following the nationwide reckoning spurred by the police killing of George Floyd, the district’s four-phase diversity, equity and inclusion program and its implementation of the My Brother’s Keeper program are in full swing.
Elmont plans to celebrate Juneteenth for the second year in a row at the Juneteenth Festival, hosted by the Elmont Cultural Center, this year on Saturday, June 18.
Chants of “Belmont Park has blood on its hands” and “horses die on racing tracks” rang out along Hempstead Turnpike in front of Belmont Park before the annual Belmont Stakes on June 11.
Fourth-grade students from each of Franklin Square’s three elementary schools traveled back in time on June 1 and June 2, visiting the Franklin Square Museum and learning about the history of their community.
The Franklin Square Historical Society is set to hold its annual dinner on Thursday, April 28, 2022 at 5 p.m. at the Plattduetsche Park Restaurant in Franklin Square.
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