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Republican Ameer Benno in the 4th Congressional District is challenging incumbent two-term Congresswoman Kathleen Rice, a Democrat. The Herald asked Benno and Rice questions focusing on issues vital to the residents of the 4th C.D., which encompasses several suburban communities in southern and central Nassau County. more
Almost every day of the week, Valley Stream freshman John Valencia stays after school at Chaminade High School for various clubs. But because of local school district busing policies, he routinely struggles to find a way back home. more
Angela Green wanted to sleep late on Sept. 11, 2001, her first day off after nearly two weeks in her new job as an officer with the New York City Police Department. But the phone in her Valley Stream apartment rang insistently, forcing her to answer it. more
Students throughout the Valley Stream Central High School District continued to refuse to take the seventh- and eighth-grade State English Language Arts and mathematics tests last spring. more
Village of Valley Stream officials have been working over the past month to help rebuild Rockaway Avenue. more
Two of Valley Stream’s four school districts overfilled their unassigned reserve funds in the past school year, according to financial statements filed with the state. more
Superintendents from four Valley Stream school districts said they would consider installing speed cameras around schools, after Nassau County Executive Laura Curran proposed an opt-in program for school districts earlier this month. more
New Yorkers headed to the polls to vote in the 2018 primaries on a Thursday, rather than a Tuesday. Gov. Andrew Cuomo, who is facing his own primary challenge by "Sex and the City" actress Cynthia … more
To quell parents’ and students’ fears about the Valley Stream Central High School District’s security, the Board of Education approved a $77,850 contract with Wisdom Protective Services on Aug. 28 and named Dave Buxbaum the district’s director of security. more
Local elected and school officials and parents joined the swelling chorus last week of those opposed to a proposal to use federal funds to arm classroom teachers, including in Franklin Square, Elmont … more
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