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Spreading ‘a little extra love'

Drive Out Hunger to hold food drive in West Hempstead

With the hope of spreading some Valentine’s Day love, Molly Miskiewicz, of West Hempstead, will host a food drive called “Long Island-tines Day” on Saturday from noon to 3 p.m. The …

Pompei, a ‘cornerstone’ of West Hempstead, closes

When restaurateurs Nadir and Jenny Rago purchased Pete’s Cuisine, at 401 Hempstead Ave. in West Hempstead, and opened Pompei restaurant in 1971, they had big visions for the business. They …

Schools

West Hempstead students crack the code

Oscar Aguilar and Yosef Lalehzari, two sixth-grade students from the George Washington School in West Hempstead, have excelled in coding and recently mastered a platform typically aimed toward middle …

Practicing confidence and kindness in West Hempstead

Young women from West Hempstead Middle School recently took part in Beautiful Me, Self-Esteem Rising, a program presented by The Hance Family Foundation. The program covers topics such as …

Neighbors

West Hempstead teen awarded by TOPSoccer

West Hempstead teen Jessica Lee was named as the 2020 recipient of the Marg McGory TOPSoccer Volunteer of the Year award on Dec. 8. Lee received the award from the Long Island Junior Soccer League, …

Editorial

Vaccine distribution needs improvement

The rollout of New York state’s Covid-19 vaccine distribution has been, at times, disorganized, even chaotic, but in fairness, the state has received a mere 300,000 doses per week, while the need is significantly greater than that . . .

Op-Ed

Momentum builds to eliminate housing discrimination

The new year is off to a promising start in the effort to eliminate housing discrimination, with significant actions taken by the federal and state governments. Those actions, and related ones that are brewing . . .