At the height of the Black Lives Matter movement last year, and as the rhetoric of the presidential campaign heated up, unity was hard to come by. Across the country, division became more evident in a turbulent time. But communities such as Elmont sought to find ways promote positive discussion among disparate groups, and that’s what took place during its inaugural Unity in the Community Day last Saturday at Dutch Broadway Park.
Thirty-two years ago, Gateway Youth Outreach Executive Director Patrick Boyle imagined his time there might amount to a one-year stint. Today, Boyle is leading the organization to a new post-coronavirus pandemic era of providing services for the Elmont community.
Since the assassination of Haitian President Jovenel Moïse on July 7, Nassau County’s Haitian Americans have reached out to help the Haitian community, both those living in the county and those in the crisis-ridden nation.
Bethany French Baptist Church, in Elmont, hosted a vigil on July 10 for the recently assassinated Jovenel Moïse, the president of Haiti, who was shot and killed in his home on July 7, as the …
By Robert Traverso email@example.com Charging stations for electric vehicles are set to arrive in Elmont this fall with the opening of the UBS Arena at Belmont Park, as residents of …
Franklin Square, Elmont and other areas across Nassau County are taking steps to protect elderly residents and other vulnerable populations from extreme heat this summer. Extreme heat, defined as “Summertime temperatures that are substantially hotter and/or more humid than expected or typical for a specific” by a report conducted by the New York State Department of Health on the effect of high temperatures on vulnerable populations, is on the rise in Nassau County. The report, titled “Heat and Health Profile Report: Nassau County,” found that “Summertime temperatures in NYS have been increasing for past several decades and are predicted to continue to increase along with more frequent and intense (extreme heat events) over the next century.”
New York State Senator Anna Kaplan, who fled anti-Semitic violence in her home country of Iran in 1978, received a “vile piece of hate mail using well-known white supremacist, anti-Semitic hate speech” on June 22, according to a statement released by the legislator’s office. The mail, which originally contained about Covid-19 vaccinations and was sent by Kaplan’s office to constituents, was sent back to senator’s office bearing a phrase commonly used by white supremacist and anti-Semitic groups “109 soon 110.” The phrase alludes to the anti-Semitic claim that Jewish people have been expelled from 109 countries and that the United States or another nation may soon expel Jewish people.
Last year, at the height of the coronavirus pandemic, only 60 percent of summer day camps were held in person, according to the American Camp Association. This year, following the May 28 release of updated Centers for …
Longtime bicyclist Arne Johnson, 72, said that his cycling speed has slowed with his age. And as a member of Huntington Bicycle Club, Johnson said he struggled to keep up with the younger, faster …
The Community League of Garden City South planted and dedicated a dogwood tree on June 12 at Garden City South Park on Nassau Blvd, part of the civic organization’s two-year-long campaign to add to the county’s gardens.
For many years, the Southern State Parkway has been known as one of the most dangerous thoroughfares in Nassau County . . .
An alarm bell sounded last weekend: The number of New Yorkers recently diagnosed with Covid-19 surged past 1,000 on Saturday for the first time since May.
Many people seem to confuse democracy and capitalism. Some seem to think that capitalism defines our system of government. However, our governance is based on democratic principles, including the importance of voting.