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The Village of Hempstead Police Department, in cooperation with the Governor’s Traffic Safety Committee, is cracking down on drivers who don’t buckle up.
Mayor Wayne J. Hall Sr. and Police Chief Michael McGowan announced the police department will participate in the statewide “Buckle Up New York” seat belt enforcement mobilization campaign.
“The safety of our residents continues to be...Read more »
SOUTH COUNTRY As voters traipsed in and out of Bellport Middle School Tuesday afternoon, they spoke of the choice of supporting the school budget or reigning in costs.
"I passed it, because it's for the kids," said Danette Washington of Bellport, who has two kids attending district schools.
Kathy DiFranco, also of Bellport, said she supported the budget even without a personal...Read more »
Hempstead Town senior Councilman Anthony Santino has announced he will no longer represent Baldwin, starting in January, when the town’s new council district map is scheduled to go into effect.
Santino made the announcement last week during his South Hempstead/Baldwin Town Hall meeting at the South Hempstead Fire House. Councilwoman Angie Cullin will represent Baldwin instead, he said, adding...Read more »
Officials from the Hempstead Town building department and the Federal Emergency Management Agency on Monday will attend a meeting on rebuilding for superstorm Sandy victims.
The meeting, scheduled for 7 p.m. at Seaford High School, also will include insurance attorneys, construction companies and advocates for residents who are rebuilding, said Nassau Legis. Dave Denenberg (D-Merrick), who...Read more »
The opening date of the trial of Hempstead Town Clerk Mark Bonilla will be selected on May 28, a spokesman for the Nassau district attorney’s office said Tuesday.
Bonilla was charged in September with misdemeanors stemming from allegations he tried to obtain “intimate and personal photographs” of a female subordinate who had accused him of sexual harassment, according to a criminal complaint.
He...Read more »
The Village of Hempstead Community Development Agency has received state approval for its $1.6 million Main Street Pedestrian Enhancement and Improvement Project.
The village was awarded the funding for pedestrian enhancements on Main Street in 2007 from the Federal Highway Administration through the state Department of Transportation. The village CDA is overseeing the federal grant and is...Read more »
As an only child growing up in Levittown, Kevin Dexter said he often had to “create my own fun, in a sense.”
To that end, shooting hoops outside his house became an episode of ESPN’s “SportsCenter,” with Dexter describing the highlights in his head.
“It all started when I was about 5 years old,” Dexter said of calling the action. “I would put the TV on mute and read the lineup for the...Read more »
The ABBA Leadership Center will hold its fifth annual pre-Mother’s Day celebration Saturday to honor single mothers in and around Hempstead Village.
The nonprofit, faith-based organization in Hempstead will host the event, in partnership with community and faith-based organizations and local businesses, from 5 to 8 p.m. at the Judea United Baptist Church, located at 83 Greenwich St. in Hempstead....Read more »
The Hempstead Town board Tuesday unanimously approved two resolutions to retain outside attorneys to assist in a federal lawsuit against the town’s new council district map.
The board approved the agreement that calls for retaining for $875 per hour the law firm of Jones Day, with offices in Manhattan and Washington, D.C. The board also approved another agreement with the Manhattan law firm...Read more »
Ellie Greenwich, late Cyndi Lauper collaborator and songwriting legend, remembered with Hofstra statue
Laura Alexis Greenwich Weiner stood patiently Tuesday morning on Hofstra University’s campus for a 12-foot statue depicting her sister to arrive.
It was worth the wait.
Greenwich Weiner’s sister, Ellie Greenwich, an award-winning songwriter and a 1962 Hofstra grad, died in August 2009 at the age of 68, but she left behind a legacy of music that includes hits such as “Be My Baby,” Do...Read more »