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Members of the student council at Floral-Park Bellerose raised $1,000 through a schoolwide fundraising event in order to host a breakfast on June 11 for frontline workers in the community. The fundraiser, called Hearts 2 Help, invited students to decorate the school’s sidewalk with chalk hearts. Members of the student council decided to redirect the funds back into the community by hosting a breakfast for essential workers. more
A few days after Thanksgiving, a man received a Covid-19 vaccination after waiting outside the Rite Aid in Franklin Square’s Franklin Plaza and asking staff heading home for the night if there were any vaccinations left over from the day’s supply. more
Kelly Arcillas returned to her Elmont home for the first time in over two and a half years on May 12. It had recently been renovated by the Franklin Square-based nonprofit Rescuing Families to help Kelly, who was diagnosed with a rare disease in the summer of 2019 and now uses a wheelchair to get around. more
Employees at the Keller Williams Legendary real estate location in Franklin Square spent the work day on May 12 traveling to food shelters and community fridges across both Nassau County and Queens on the company’s annual Renew, Energize and Donate (R.E.D.) day dedicated to community service to deliver peanut butter and jelly sandwiches they made earlier in the day to individuals in need. more
Two men allegedly robbed Credit Reset Inc., located at 63 Hempstead Tpke. in Franklin Square, on May 20. more
Nassau County officials have created a special legislative task force to combat antisemitism and, immediately after being sworn in, went right to work. Made up of eight legislators … more
Nassau County cemented its relationship with Israel last week, signing an economic and cultural agreement with the Shomron. more
There are certainly some advantages to living on an island — advantages Matt Cohen says Long Island doesn’t exploit enough. Especially when it comes to alternative energy sources like offshore wind. more
After polls closed Tuesday night the budget for the Franklin Square Union Free School District was approved by a vote of 695 to 337. The $44M spending plan for the upcoming school year will raise … more
People may have to hold onto their hats — and just about anything else — today as the National Weather Service warns a squall of severe thunderstorms are expected to invade. more
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