With redistricting on the horizon after the release of 2020 census data, local leaders shared two of their concerns: representation and resources.
Over a dozen Elmont Senior Center residents received coronavirus vaccinations from the “Vaxmobile,” a mobile vaccination van launched by the Town of Hempstead earlier this year and staffed with a clinical unit from Mount Sinai South Nassau hospital in Oceanside.
Construction of a monument dedicated to veterans of the Afghanistan and Iraq wars was announced by the Nassau County Veterans Service Agency, local veterans and Nassau County Executive Laura Curran on Oct. 8, who broke ground at the site of the monument on the 20th anniversary of the deployment of U.S. troops to Afghanistan.
Female residents of Franklin Square and Elmont are eligible to schedule appointments at a mobile mammography van that will be outside local bowling alley Dani’s Strike Zone, at 20 Village Ave. in Elmont, from 8:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Oct. 23.
The developers of the soon-to-open UBS Arena in Elmont are renovating an area of land deemed off limits in a 2019 document that was finalized after input from the community, according to Floral Park residents whose homes sit 1,200 to 1,500 feet away from the arena.
Nine local World War II veterans flew to Washington, D.C., last Sunday to visit the monument on the National Mall dedicated to veterans of the war. The trip was organized by Honor Flight Long Island, a nonprofit founded in 2004 that has flown nearly a quarter of a million American veterans to the nation’s capital at no cost to them. The organization was created by a veteran who wanted to send his brothers and sisters in arms to see for themselves the memorial dedicated to them for their service.
A missing adult was reported in Elmont and is being investigated by the Missing Persons Squad of the Nassau County Police Department, police officials said. Police were contacted by the wife of Gerald Giffith, who reported him missing on Oct. 7 at 6:45 p.m.
Community leaders and local elected officials held a press conference on Sept. 22 outside the Nassau County Legislature building to protest the “inhumane treatment” of Haitian migrants at the southern border of the United States.
Ebony Thompson lived in Sierra Leone during the civil war that ravaged the African nation from 1991 to 2002 and killed over 50,000 people. Thompson, now an artist living Elmont, moved to the United States in 2016 to seek a better life.
Elmont and Franklin Square students received more than 300 backpacks filled with school supplies last week as part of a school supply drive organized by Gateway Youth Outreach, a local organization that runs programs that serve the youth of Elmont and nearby communities.
The Sept. 11 attacks on the World Trade Center and the Pentagon and in Shanksville, Pa., set off a cascade of worldwide catastrophes over the subsequent two decades . . .
Some 87 percent of Nassau County’s adult population, ages 18 and up, has received at least a first dose of a Covid-19 vaccine. Bravo, Nassau!
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.