Crime

Nassau police searching for two men after home invasion

Nassau police are searching for two suspects in connection with a home invasion on Oct. 19 near North Valley Stream’s border with Elmont.

Schools

Former Knick shoots hoops in Valley Stream

Annette Gray-Thom, the president of the Nassau County Police Activity League’s Valley Stream unit, was only expecting about 50 children to show up to Memorial Junior High School for its two-hour basketball clinic with former New York Knicks power forward Larry Johnson on Oct. 12, and was surprised when more than 100 children from Valley Stream, Franklin Square and came out.

Buck students make pinwheels for International Peace Day

Before the school year started, Nicole Barci, a new part-time art teacher at the William L. Buck School, saw on her calendar that Sept. 21 was the United Nations’ International Day of Peace. She then decided that she would commemorate the day by having her students design their own pinwheels with positive messages on them.

Valley Stream Jewish community — young and old — observes Sukkot

Jews throughout Valley Stream celebrated the Jewish festival of Sukkot last week — translated as the Feast of Tabernacles ­— celebrating the fall harvest and commemorating the 40 years Jews spent wandering the desert after their Exodus from Egypt.

Election 2017

Chuck Schumer backs Curran in county executive race

On Thursday morning, U.S.Senate Democratic Leader Chuck Schumer threw his support behind Laura Curran, the Democratic candidate for Nassau County Executive.

Man says Franklin Square priest abused him

The same day that the Diocese of Rockville Centre unveiled its compensation program on Monday for victims of clergy sexual abuse, Boston attorney Mitchell Garabedian stood outside the diocese’s headquarters on North Park Avenue with one of his clients, asserting that the church, through the program, is “trying to put a positive spin on an evil situation.”

Police: Queens man arrested after drug overdose investigation

Nassau police said a Queens man was arrested in Valley Stream on Oct. 17 and charged with drug possession in connection with a prior, non-fatal drug overdose case.

VSS in conference driver's seat

Valley Stream South has picked up where it left off last season on the girls’ soccer pitch to assume the early driver’s seat in Nassau Conference AB-V. After closing 2016 with five consecutive wins, the Lady Falcons have opened 2017 in similar fashion.

Valley Stream man charged in two Lawrence burglaries

A Valley Stream man was arrested by Nassau County Fourth Squad detectives for burglaries of a Lawrence eatery on Aug. 30 and Sept. 4.

National Hispanic Heritage Month

'Puerto Ricans are Americans, too'

Part 3 in a Hispanic Heritage Month mini-series. When William Miranda II could not communicate with his relatives in Puerto Rico after Hurricane Maria tore across the island — leaving 3.4 million people without electricity or running water — he sprang into action.

Stepping Out

Tales from the crypt

Some terrifying creatures, known as the “League of the Undead,” are skulking around Nassau Coliseum this month.