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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
Elmont and Franklin Square, along with most areas of Nassau County and western Long Island, have experienced heavy rainfall all day Sunday brought on by Tropical Storm Henri, which was downgraded from a hurricane to a tropical storm early Sunday by the National Hurricane Center when winds less than 75 mph were detected.  more
There are few people in Long Beach who can remember the last time that a crowd gathered outside a six-acre vacant lot just a few feet from the boardwalk, known to locals as the Superblock. But … more
Anita Doraine, who has lived in Elmont since 1988, celebrated her 40th wedding anniversary with her husband, Joe, on Aug. 23, just four months after Anita received a heart transplant following decades of heart problems. more
When Imogene Miller returned, decades ago, to her Elmont home after stepping out, she met an unexpected surprise: her daughter, Natasha, who was 13 or 14 at the time, had covered the family’s basement with spray paint. “At this time, I had no idea she had this artistic flair,” Imogene said. On August 21, Natasha Miller displayed her paintings and sold ornaments, duffel bags, t-shirts and other items donning her artwork at an outdoor art show in Elmont. more
Four residents of Franklin Square were among 10 Colombo organized crime family members and associates charged with committing labor racketeering, extortion, money laundering, loansharking, fraud, drug trafficking and other crimes on behalf of the crime organization in a federal indictment unsealed Tuesday. more
A man from Franklin Square and a woman from North Valley Stream were arrested the evening of September 5 in Franklin Square after violently resisting arrest during a narcotics investigation. more
Sept. 11, 2021, dawned as a stunningly beautiful late summer morning, the sky an azure blue and the sunshine a bright yellow — just as it was on the same day 20 years ago. At the Hempstead … more
Phil Malloy and Ralph Esposito, then members of the Nassau County Fire Commission, were driving east, to a fire truck repair and supply shop in Yaphank, on Sept. 11, 2001. When they arrived, they were surprised to find no one outside the shop. What they discovered inside shocked them. “Nobody was doing anything besides staring at the television,” Esposito recounted. “Are you serious?” Malloy recalled asking himself as he learned that a commercial jet had struck the north tower of the World Trade Center. When a second jet crashed into the south tower 18 minutes later, he turned to Esposito. “Something’s not right,” he said. “Something’s up.” Soon, Malloy and Esposito were at the front of a long line of police cars and fire trucks heading from Long Island to Lower Manhattan. more
The Franklin Square and Munson Fire Department will hold a Sept. 11 remembrance ceremony on Sunday, at 6 p.m., at the 9/11 Memorial in Rath Park, to honor those who died in the terrorist attacks in 2001. more
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