Walmart evacuated for small electrical fire

The Walmart at the Green Acres Mall was evacuated Wednesday morning after a wire shortage caused a small electrical fire in the meat department.

Central H.S. student seeks representation on the Valley Stream Central High School District school board

Anthony Cruz stood before the Board of Education at its meeting on Jan. 9 to explain why he thinks a student should serve as a non-voting member of the Board of Education.

Artist showcases his ‘love of Valley Stream’

Throughout the month of December, Michael Stanko’s paintings of Valley Stream winter scenes were for sale as holiday greeting cards at Sip This for $3. As of press time, Stanko did not have a total …

Carrié Solages calls for inspector general on immigration policy

Nassau County Legislator Carrié Solages (D-Elmont) wrote a letter on Jan. 12 asking New York senators and congressmen representing Long Island to create an inspector general position on immigration policy.

Person of the Year

Gaetano 'Guy' Ferrara: Documenting history, with a side of salsa

Ask about Gaetano “Guy” Ferrara in Valley Stream and you’ll get responses that range into the unexpected: historian, teacher, devout Catholic, civilian patrol officer, tennis champion, …


New leaders, and the hope for a new day, in Nassau

This week, Nassau welcomed two new — and increasingly familiar — faces to county government: Laura Curran, of Baldwin, who was inaugurated as Long Island’s first female county executive; and Jack Schnirman, of Long Beach . . .

The week ahead Jan. 18 - 25

Celebrate: Pete the Cat at the library Children in kindergarten through second-grade can celebrate the popular children’s book character Pete the Cat with games and activities on Jan. 20 at 11 …