Republican Paul Sapienza, owner of Sapizena Pastry Inc., on Hempstead Turnpike, and president of the Elmont Chamber of Commerce, will challenge Legislator Carrié Solages (D-Elmont) on Nov. 7 for the county’s 3rd Legislative District seat.
Islanders co-owner Jonathan Ledecky said on Oct. 10 that building a sports arena at Belmont Park was the team’s top priority, in his first public remarks since the team announced its bid to build “a world-class sports and entertainment destination” last month.
After 50 years of running Walt Itgen’s Ice Cream Parlour on Rockaway Avenue, Michael Itgen is considering selling the old-fashioned luncheonette.
It took until last Saturday’s Conference ABC-III regular-season finale for Valley Stream South’s offense to show the type of balance likely needed for a deep run in the Nassau Class A boys’ soccer playoffs.
Mayor William Hendrick died of complications from a heart attack on Oct. 11. He was 64. On Monday, firefighters, police officers, elected officials, the Lynbrook board of trustees and hundreds of residents attended his funeral.
Nassau police are searching for two suspects in connection with a home invasion on Oct. 19 near North Valley Stream’s border with Elmont.
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.
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.
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.
On Thursday morning, U.S.Senate Democratic Leader Chuck Schumer threw his support behind Laura Curran, the Democratic candidate for Nassau County Executive.
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.”
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.
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.
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
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.
Some terrifying creatures, known as the “League of the Undead,” are skulking around Nassau Coliseum this month.