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More than 100 people gathered on Aug. 11 to donate blood at Masjid Hamza in Valley Stream, as members of the community prepared to depart for the annual pilgrimage, or Hajj.“We didn’t … more
Ever since the first newspapers began printing in Europe in the early 1600s, the relationship between the media and the powerful has been rocky. No one in memory, however, has strained that relationship more than the current occupant of the White House, Donald J. Trump. more
The Democratic gubernatorial campaign came to Valley Stream last week with an appearance by underdog candidate Cynthia Nixon at Sip This on Aug. 9. The actress-turned-activist, best known for her role in television’s “Sex and the City,” spoke to a crowd of roughly 100, who turned out to hear her pitch and to pepper her with questions. more
Eleven students from Layla’s Dance and Drum worked throughout the school year to perfect their hip-hop routine and learn back handsprings for Hip-Hop International’s World Hip-Hop Competition, which took place in Phoenix Aug. 2-12. more
More than 100 people gathered on Aug. 11 to donate blood at Masjid Hamza in Valley Stream, as members of the community prepared to depart for the annual pilgrimage, or Hajj. more
About 400 people enjoyed games and rides at the Church of the Blessed Sacrament’s eighth annual Family Fest, according to Annette Farragher, who served as the chairperson for this year’s Family Fest. more
Two men from Hempstead were charged with murder for allegedly fatally shooting a Valley Stream man at the Hempstead train station on Christmas Day. more
Dr. Timothy Lynch has been appointed as interim president of Queensborough Community College by CUNY Interim Chancellor Vita Rabinowitz, effective Sept. 1. Lynch will succeed Dr. Diane Call, who … more
Christopher Infantino appreciates being awake. The 23-year-old Valley Stream resident and SUNY Stony Brook master’s candidate, who just returned from studying Alzheimer’s during an internship at the University of Kentucky at Lexington, has an unusual connection with consciousness, after spending a week in a coma when he was 11. more
The New York State Education Department Commissioner MaryEllen Elia announced on Friday that her department had made errors in calculating Title II A disbursements in 2017-18 amounting to more than $12 million. The errors resulted in overpayments to 275 charter schools and underpayments to some 677 school districts and 10 special act schools statewide. Three Suffolk County school districts also received overpayments. more
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