Brooklyn man returned $17K worth of stolen items, cops say

A Brooklyn man has been arrested after returning a series of stolen items to various Home Depot stores on Long Island, including one at the Green Acres Mall in Valley Stream, according to a police …

History Hidden in Plain Sight

Valley Stream Historical Society: Home of the Hupmobile

In February 1928, Lewis C. Elderd (1875-1931), whose ancestry on Long Island dates back to 1660, built a modest 39’ by 77’ one-story brick-faced salesroom and garage. The structure, which cost …

Jerry Chiano, veterans advocate, dies at 68

Gerald “Jerry” Chiano, a veterans’ advocate and Valley Stream resident, died after years of battling bile duct cancer on Nov. 19 at Mount Sinai Hospital in Manhattan. He was 68.

Central H.S. fraternity honors brother, WWII vet

Jack Mahoney is the oldest living alum of Central High School’s chapter of Omega Gamma Delta, to which he pledged one year after the its 1937 founding. After he graduated from high school, Mahoney …

Valley Stream courthouse closer to completion

The constantly changing completion date for a new village courthouse has irked residents over the years, but Mayor Ed Fare insists now that the courthouse is nearly finished. The anticipated opening …

Editorial

The great Republican tax scam

In the coming weeks, many of us will be busy with — that is, distracted by — holiday preparations. December has traditionally been a time to tune out Washington political wrangling. This year is no time to check out, however.

Village News

Wallace Court project is focus of Valley Stream public hearing

The village board heard testimony Monday night from more than 30 Valley Streamers, who expressed concerns about a developer’s proposal to build a 28-unit apartment complex at the corner of Wallace …

School News

Valley Stream schools struggle to achieve diversity among staff

School officials are working to recruit a more diverse pool of candidates for teaching and administrative positions in Valley Stream — a community highly regarded for its wide-ranging ethnic student body, which remains almost entirely educated by white people.