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Valley Stream will hold its village election on March 19, and two slates of candidates are vying for village mayor, two trustee seats and the position of village court justice. The trustee race is at … 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
Members of Valley Stream’s Downtown Revitalization Task Force gathered at the village courthouse on Jan. 29 to hear from three Nassau County mayors how they improved their downtowns, the … more
Responding to criticism of non-union labor at the $5.5 million Arlington Avenue sanitation transfer station reconstruction project, Racanelli Construction, the contractor hired by the village to … more
It is a spectacle that has become less frequent as private-sector union labor has declined over the past three decades, but there it was in Valley Stream last week: a 12-foot-tall rodent standing in … more
The morning commute for Elmont and Valley Stream residents used to be simple. More than a decade ago, they could hop aboard the northbound N1 bus and ride to the Jamaica subway station, or the … more
If Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s proposed budget passes, the Village of Valley Stream could lose more than half a million dollars in state aid next year. more
Town Supervisor Laura Gillen announced on Jan. 16 that she was seeking to hire an outside consultant to audit the town Building Department and offer recommendations on how to streamline its building … more
Elmont attorney Monique Hardial announced on Jan. 21 that she is planning to run against Nassau County Legislator Carrie Solages for the Democratic ticket in this year’s primary race. Hardial, 37, … more
After nearly a decade of grappling with a broken property-assessment system that left Nassau County vulnerable to property-tax challenges by residents and their attorneys, the administration of … more
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