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When a handful of residents arrived at Village Hall on Dec. 4 to protest a proposed 18-unit apartment building on the corner of Roosevelt Avenue and Cochran Place before the Board of Zoning Appeals, … more
Michael Cohen, President Trump's personal attorney who arranged six-figure payments to a porn star and a Playboy model to buy their silence about affairs with Trump, is going to prison. U.S. … more
It was clear early on during the Valley Stream Downtown Revitalization Task Force’s second official meeting on Nov. 27 that the challenges of turning the stretch of Rockaway Avenue from Sunrise … more
All 250 of Valley Stream’s firefighters will be eligible for cancer coverage when New York States Volunteer Firefighter Enhanced Cancer Disability Law goes into effect on Jan. 1. more
Eleven nonresident students were removed from District 24 and the Central High School District between May and October, Clifford Odell, the high school district’s assistant superintendent for personnel and administration, reported at the Residency Advisory Committee’s semi-annual meeting on Nov. 19. more
The Village of Valley Stream board of trustees approved an intermunicipal agreement on Nov. 19 to re-asphalt Roosevelt Avenue, which utility companies have been tearing up over the past few months to … more
Mohamed Tarek, a 14-year-old Elmont High School student, was walking home from a basketball game when an unlicensed driver who was trying to move into the eastbound lanes of the Southern State Parkway from North Central Avenue struck him, leaving him in a coma. In the aftermath, representatives of the State Department of Transportation agreed to conduct a traffic study at Exit 13. more
Following a shooting at the Tree of Life synagogue in Pittsburgh, Pa. that killed 11 congregants, local rabbis met with elected and Nassau County police officials late last month to discuss security. more
The Republican-majority Hempstead Town Board on Oct. 30 passed its $432.5-million budget by a vote of 6-1. Town Supervisor Laura Gillen, a Democrat, did not endorse the spending plan, which, she said, relied on uncertain savings to fund an $11-million tax cut. more
Election night 2018 yielded significant gains for state Democrats, with hotly contested races leading to the party’s first true Senate majority since 1965. Incumbent U.S. Rep. Kathleen Rice, of … more
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