Keeping Your Children Out of Trouble
It was last month when some of Nassau County's legislators got together to hold a public hearing on gang activity on Nassau County. Based on the testimony given by some of those in law enforcement as well as one former gang member, it was learned that no community is exempt from gang activity or violence.
Communities Receive Money for Internet Access
Three years ago, Congresswoman Carolyn McCarthy began to advertise the E-Rate program, an opportunity for Nassau schools and libraries to apply for educational and Internet access grants. McCarthy recently announced that the Elmont community has received approximately $11,130 this year to be distributed among the Elmont Union Free School District, Elmont Public Library, Sewanhaka Central High School District and St. Boniface School. In addition, the community of Franklin Square received $7,029 to be distributed between the Franklin Square Union Free School District and the Franklin Square Public Library.
Elmont Basketball Soars as Season Begins
The Elmont boys varsity basketball team begins its season in fine fashion carving out wins versus local rivals Floral Park and Garden City. Coached by Dave Kinsley and Mike Graham, the varsity Spartans beat a scrappy Floral Park team in its first game of the season. Charles Fernandez converted two free throws with 31 seconds left in the game to put Elmont ahead 63-61. Fernandez had 20 points to pace the Spartans and Troy Cammock added 23 points as the team opened the season in style. Against Garden City in the first round of the Haggerty Tournament, Steven Wong tallied 21 points and added 10 rebounds as the Spartans won 66-43.
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