The Rules Committee of the Nassau County Legislature recently approved a contract with a New York City engineering firm to review and inspect a 110-year-old, unused water pipe that runs under Sunrise Highway as a possible conduit for treated waste from the Bay Park Sewage Treatment Plant (now called the South Shore Water Reclamation Facility) to the outfall pipe at the Cedar Creek Water Pollution Control Plant on the Wantagh-Seaford border.
With absentee-ballot counting almost complete in the virtually tied race between Republican incumbent State Sen. Michael Venditto and Democrat challenger John Brooks in the 8th Senate District, Brooks has declared victory.
The Meadowbrook Parkway was designed as part of developer Robert Moses and the Long Island State Parks Commission’s grand vision in the early 20th century of connecting all residents and visitors to Long Island’s parks through scenic thoroughfares.
Nassau County police are investigating the suspicious death of a woman whose body was found on Nov. 23 12:48 p.m. in Baldwin.
Each weekday, the busiest commuter railroad in North America, the Long Island Rail Road, carries an average of 301,000 people on 735 daily trains to their destinations. But Jillian Hughes of Malverne isn’t one of them. For Hughes her commute — or lack of it — is one of the best things about her job. Her shop, Forget Me Not Gifts, is only blocks away from the Malverne home she moved to in 2010.
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By the time Mahalia Desruisseaux was 6 or 7 years old, she had already decided that she would be a doctor. The now 46-year-old recalls her frequent trips to the Haitian orphanage run by her father, where her mother was a teacher. She saw firsthand her parents’ desire to help those who are less fortunate, which they passed on to their daughter.
For the first time since 2010 and fifth time in program history, Freeport has captured a Long Island football championship. The Red Devils beat William Floyd, 28-14.
Surrendering its first points of the postseason and falling behind for the first time in 2016, Wantagh did anything but panic against East Islip in Saturday’s Long Island Class III football championship in front of more than 5,000 spectators at Hofstra.
Last week, Valley Stream firefighters responded to a call from a 10-year-old girl that her family's kitchen was on fire at on East Hawthorne Avenue. That girl, Diana Loveras, was honored for her quick thinking at Monday night’s board meeting, and was credited for saving her family’s lives.
Chris Sourgoutsis said she threw “all her chips in” when she left New York to join the U.S. Capitol police, which protects Congress. Today, however, she is back living with her parents in Bellmore and working at her family's restaurant while she prepares a discrimination case against the force that she said she gave all of herself to join.
About 20 people attended a forum at the Valley Stream Presbyterian Church last Saturday — a lighter turnout than organizers expected — to discuss ways to improve the relationship between police and communities of color.
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In the 25 years since the Masjid Hamza Islamic Center of the South Shore started, the North Valley Stream mosque has provided a place around which a diverse community planted roots. For many of its parishioners, America, it seems is better suited for the practice of their faith’s ideals than the Muslim countries where they were born.
Richner Communications, Long Island’s largest publisher of community media, has acquired the assets of the Gold Coast Gazette, a weekly community newspaper covering the legendary Gold Coast communities on the North Shore of Long Island. The terms of the sale were not disclosed.