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When residents noticed a colorful “Smoke and Vape Shop” sign on a previously vacant storefront on Merrick Road, they jumped into action. Only days after their protests flooded social … more
Last weekend, the Merrick Chamber of Commerce celebrated the changing colors, crisp air and flavors of fall with its annual Fall Festival, where visitors enjoyed local vendors, fair rides and street … more
A new multi-specialty health care facility commissioned by Northwell Health will open in Merrick on Sept. 16. Signs with the company’s logo hang on either side of a building at 2119 Merrick Road — formerly Total Fitness — showing the latest location for Northwell’s Physician Partners Medicine Specialties group. more
A graffiti vandal or vandals defaced a vacant building on Merrick Road two weeks ago, leaving behind spray-painted marks, known in street parlance as tags. more
A property that houses the Merrick post office at 2040 Merrick Road is under new ownership. more
Fifteen seniors from the Bellmore-Merrick Central High School District will trade their pencils for power tools this year, as the district launches its new electrical training program for students who want to pursue careers in the trade industry. more
With its shelves freshly lined with books and magazines and a slew of new technological offerings, the North Bellmore Public Library opened on Aug. 20, inviting a crowd of residents inside. The building’s more than year-long construction project concluded with a ribbon cutting that afternoon. more
The age-old saying “when one door closes, another opens” holds true in the restaurant business, and Bellmore-Merrick is no exception. But in the case of Bayou Jones, a new Cajun/Creole restaurant that opened on June 11, it took two doors —two restaurants — to close before it opened. more
State Sen. John Brooks, a Democrat from Seaford, will introduce legislation for a feasibility study that would assess whether the Suffolk County Water Authority could take over New York American Water’s Nassau County service areas. The announcement came a week after Citizens Campaign for the Environment released a report showing discrepancies among what residents across Long Island are paying for their water. more
For 90 years, everyone who has lived on Long Island for more than a few months or who has visited Jones Beach State Park has had a favorite story about it. The official anniversary of the … more
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