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When Kymberley Clemons-Jones first became the pastor of the Valley Stream Presbyterian Church more than 10 years ago, the church only had 27 congregants and Long Island Presbytery officials were considering either merging it with another congregation or closing it all together. But with a lot of hard work and dedication, Clemons-Jones was able to change the church’s fate, and it now boasts more than 150 members. more
In only two weeks, Genine Iadevaio was able to collect more than 100 Valentine’s Day cards for an Air Force troop in Afghanistan in memory of her father, Gerald “Jerry” Chiano. Jerry served … more
On Jan. 30, state lawmakers approved the first new gun control laws since the Secure Ammunition and Firearms Enforcement Act passed in 2013. Gun control advocates cheered the further tightening … more
When Central Florist owner Lisa Elfante took the reigns of the business in 2005, she said she couldn’t tell the difference between a rose and a carnation. But seeking to own her own shop after … more
New York State Police have identified the body found in a wooded area near the Southern State Parkway Exit 15 South as Stephen Roque, a 65 year old from Franklin Square. The Nassau County Police … more
Herald Community Newspapers seeks an entry-level journalist to report for one of our newspapers covering Long Island’s South Shore. Recent graduates and reporters in their first year or two in the … more
Vivian Lajoie can often be found in thrift stores searching for work by other “outsider musicians” — those without classical training who record albums in the comfort of their own homes. Their music, she said, helps inspire her own work, which she described as ambient electronic and low-fidelity music. more
After local activists spoke in favor of South High School senior Devi Arjune’s petition to have Diwali added to the school calendar, the Board of Education decided it would dissuade teachers from assigning homework and tests on the holiday. more
Billy Gillespie had been active in the South High School community from the time he started attending the school in 1974 to his death in 2017. He raised his children there, and served as the president of South’s Parents’ Club. more
Steve Buscemi is set to take the chief executive seat at Heaven Inc., an extra-terrestrial corporation in charge of managing the planet Earth and all of its living souls, in TBS’s upcoming show … more
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