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Tom Tweedy, former mayor of Floral Park, is challenging Tom Muscarella in the Town of Hempstead’s 2nd District race. The district encompasses Bellerose Terrace, Floral Park, Garden City, Garden … more
Democrat Shari James-Pierre is challenging incumbent Republican Bruce Blakeman for the Town of Hempstead’s 3rd Councilmanic District. James-Pierre of Valley Stream is seeking to leverage her … more
Election Day is a little less than four weeks away, but thanks to a series of reforms passed by the State Legislature in January, Nassau County residents can vote during a nine-day period before Nov. … more
Ninety-two percent of Long Island public-school teachers are white. In nearly two-thirds of Long Island schools, there are no black teachers. In more than two-fifths of them, there are no Latino teachers. And most children grow up in segregated communities that divide along school district lines. more
The deadline to begin “excluding students” from attending school if they have not received their mandatory vaccinations has passed, Nassau County Commissioner of Health Dr. Lawrence Eisenstein … more
For years, Maria Fitzsimons has invited the homeless to stay at her house in Franklin Square. But next month, Fitzsimons might become homeless herself. more
Franklin Square officially has a new landmark, after the Hempstead Town Board voted unanimously on Oct. 2 to grant the hamlet’s movie theater historic status. The Franklin Theatre, which became … more
More than 100 Italian Americans spent the afternoon of Sept. 29 dancing at America Lodge No. 2245’s 49th annual scholarship Dinner Dance. The Lodge aims to preserve Italian culture and history. … more
McGregory Frederique thought he was going to play an announcer in the new film “Devastation: End of Life,” but when the makeup artists started caking his face with white face paint, he said, “It hit me: I’m going to be the first black clown.” more
More than 40 fathers, uncles and grandfathers lined the entrance of the Alden Terrace School to applaud the school’s scholars as they entered the building on Sept. 17. Principal Shawnée … more
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