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Elise Damas, director of the Pathway to Citizenship Long Island Program at the Central American Refugee Center in Hempstead, says she is really worried about the possible end to the Temporary Protected Status program for El Salvadorans, Hondurans, Haitians, Nicaraguans and Guatemalans because it could lead to a rise in crime. more
The New York State Legislature finalized a $168.3 billion budget for the 2018-19 fiscal year just hours before its April 1 deadline. While lawmakers approved a number of provisions, such as tax … more
Elaine Duke, former Department of Homeland Security secretary, and current Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen announced last year that the Temporary Protected Status programs for El Salvador, Guatemala, … more
Village of Valley Stream Treasurer Mike Fox handed the Board of Trustees a proposed $41.8 million village budget for the 2018-19 fiscal year at a board of trustees work session on March 19. The … more
The staff of Howell Road School wants to become more culturally proficient this year. “This goal itself doesn’t just challenge our practices, but asked us to reflect upon our beliefs,” Principal Frank Hupolsky told the District 13 Board of Education on March 27. more
The Nassau County Legislature voted 14-3 on Monday to approve a 10-year phase-in to bring all properties across the county in line with their actual market values. If it is completed, it would be the … more
The public got its first chance since last December to comment on or air grievances about a plan to bring the Islanders hockey franchise to Belmont Park during a scoping session on March 22. The … more
Restaurateur Harendra Singh was center stage on March 15 at the U.S. District courthouse in Central Islip, as he testified about a years-long history of doing favors for former County Executive Ed … more
Students at all four Valley Stream Central High School District buildings walked out of class on March 14 as part of the National School Walkout to remember the 17 victims of the mass shooting at … more
Updated 4:25 p.m. March 22: Snow totals might have been lower than expected during the daytime Wednesday, but snow continued to fall into the evening, with total accumulations reaching more than 8 inches in Valley Stream. more
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