The MTA Board voted on a series of measures in order to fill a nearly $800 million hole in its budget for 2010. The measures do not include any fare increases but do include service cuts for riders of the Long Island Rail Road and Long Island Bus.
Three suspects were arrested for allegedly assaulting three police officers in the parking lot of the Courtesy Hotel in West Hempstead on Tuesday, March 16 at 9:20 p.m.
The tragic earthquake that rocked Haiti hit home for many Long Island residents. For Elsy Guibert, the earthquake and the days that followed were emotional since her son Mao, a 17-year-old college student, was still in Haiti.
Brianna Dacius, a 2-year-old Elmont girl who had been trapped in Haiti following January’s devastating earthquake, returned home and has been reunited with her family, announced Senator Craig Johnson of the 7th Senate District.
Saying the Senate Democrats have put an additional burden on New York State residents during the country’s worst recession in the last 80 years by overspending and overtaxing, Republican Jack M. Martins announced he will be running for New York State’s 7th Senate District in order to protect the interests of the residents and taxpayers.
Last month, Elmont Online held its annual Black History Month celebration. As part of the day, a roundtable discussion was held with the subject, “Hope, Growth and Opportunity – Has Anything Changed?” Panelists included Assemblyman Tom Alfano, who represents the 21st Assembly District; Carla Cohen, who is the editor and publisher of three local newspapers; Nkenge Gilliam, who teaches 11th grade U.S. and Advanced Placement U.S. History at Elmont Memorial High School; Assemblyman Carl E. Heastie, who represents the 83rd Assembly District in the Bronx; and Carl LaMarre, a journalist and Queens College student who graduated from Elmont Memorial High School in 2007.
A Nassau County Police 5th Precinct officer was commended by Nassau County Executive Ed Mangano for rescuing an 8-year-old boy from a home in North Valley Stream that contained significant amounts of carbon dioxide, apparently connected to a gas-powered generator located in the basement of the home.
Nassau County Executive Edward P. Mangano and Nassau County Police Commissioner Lawrence Mulvey were joined by Long Island Council on Alcoholism and Drug Dependence’s (LICADD) Executive Director Jeffrey Reynolds at a press conference where they announced the implementation of the “Too Good for Drugs Program,” which was created in 1978 by the Mendez Foundation.
“Too Good for Drugs” (TGFD) is a school-based prevention program for kindergarten through 12th grade. It builds on students’ resiliency by teaching them how to be socially competent and autonomous problem solvers. TGFD K-8 has a separate, developmentally appropriate curriculum for each grade level, which includes emotional competency skills, social and resistance skills, goal-setting and decision-making skills.
Elmont Online & Highlighting Success, Inc. presented its 7th Annual Black History Month (BHM) event on February 6, celebrating black history, social justice and empowerment. Drawing on the legacy of Dr. Carter G. Woodson, the father of black history and the “soul” behind the origination of EoL’s annual celebration, the event focused on the black experience, from tradition and culture to challenge and accomplishment.
Elmont resident and community leader Elsy Mecklembourg Guibert received EoL’s prestigious Dr. Carter G. Woodson Award, presented annually to highlight and educate the public about contributions made by community members for the advancement of social justice.
Residents of the East Franklin Square and Valley Stream Library Districts will be voting on March 4 to decide which library they want to serve their districts.
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