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Shortly after midnight on Wednesday, officers rescued a man who attempted to hang himself off of the bridge at Atlantic and Brower avenues in Oceanside, the 4th Precinct reported. According to … more
Two weeks ago, Chief Michael Vogt of the West Hempstead Fire Department had heard that his department was approved for a FEMA grant. “We knew we were approved for a grant, but we didn’t know how much or what it was for,” said Vogt. He soon found out, however, that the department would be receiving $228,572 to purchase much-needed self-contained breathing apparatus — known in the fire industry as SCBA. It is the largest grant ever received in the department’s history. more
Hundreds gathered at the Village Green on Aug. 9 for a doo-wop treat. more
After a falling tree limb nearly struck a pedestrian on Rockaway Avenue, the Village of Valley Stream decided to cut down seven rotting ornamental pear trees at the end of May — and the remaining trees, which are also suffering a fungus called “pear rust,” will likely be cut down within one-to-four years, according to Deputy Highway Supervisor Chris Vela. more
In an effort to preserve trees in the village, Valley Stream officials are in the early stages of discussing a new code — based on a similar one in the Village of Malverne — that would prohibit residents from cutting down trees on their property without a permit. more
Masjid Hamza, in Valley Stream, along with hundreds of mosques across the country, will open its doors to the community this weekend in an effort to break social barriers and have an honest discussion about Islam. more
She pedaled through 14 states, got two flat tires, fell three times, and ate countless meals in Dollar General parking lots. She braved hills, 110-degree heat and relentless winds. But Malvernite Sarah O’Connor, who has been riding a bike across the country to raise money for the Interfaith Nutrition Network, said she arrived in Santa Monica, Calif., on Sunday, and that the accomplishment was well worth the effort. more
A man stole three bottles of tequila from Wine and Liquors, at 196 Rockaway Ave. on Monday, according to Nassau County police and the shop’s owner. Tushar Delhiwala, the owner, said that he … more
County Legislator Howard Kopel (R-Lawrence) was joined outside the Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum on July 20 by several political and Jewish leaders to protest the upcoming appearance there of legendary rock star Roger Waters. more
Long Beach Schools Superintendent David Weiss announced on Saturday that he will resign after he accepted a position with the International Baccalaureate organization. Weiss, who was named … more
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