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Elmont Community Rallies Support for People of Haiti

Written by Joe Rizza Friday, 22 January 2010 00:00

Supplies and Prayers to Be Sent to Earthquake Victims

The Elmont community came together in a rally of support for the earthquake victims of Haiti. On the front lawn of the home of Haitian community leader David Duchatelier on Renfrew Avenue in Elmont, amid boxes of food, bottled water and supplies to be sent to Haiti, the message was clearly one of giving, help and support for the people of Haiti who have seen tragedy to their lives and their country.
 

‘Fake’ Landlord Arrested For Grand Larceny

Friday, 15 January 2010 00:00

Police have arrested a 26-year-old Elmont man for grand larceny after they allege he took money from three different people and falsely promised them occupancy for a three-bedroom apartment at his residence on Belmont Avenue.

According to police, Stanley Heriveaux placed an ad for the rental of an apartment, collected deposit money from three people who answered the ad and promised them occupancy.

 

Study Says Hempstead Turnpike Most Dangerous County Road

Written by Joe Rizza Friday, 15 January 2010 00:00

The Tri-State Transportation Campaign released a study that claims what most in Elmont, Franklin Square and West Hempstead already know — that Hempstead Turnpike is Nassau County’s most dangerous road for walkers.

According to the report, Route 24, which includes Hempstead Turnpike, Fulton Avenue and Conklin Street, had seven pedestrian fatalities in 2006, two in 2007 and four in 2008 for a total of 13 during that time. During the same time span, Merrick Road had seven and Jericho Turnpike (Route 25) had five.

 

Hempstead Town, LI Housing Partnership to Host Open House

Friday, 08 January 2010 00:00

Co-Op Units at Foster Meadow to Be On Display for Seniors

Town of Hempstead Supervisor Kate Murray and the Long Island Housing Partnership invite seniors to a special open house at Foster Meadow Golden Age Residence from Thursday through Sunday, Jan. 14, 15, 16 and 17, from noon until 4 p.m. The Golden Age Residence is located at 1888 Foster Meadow Drive in Elmont (just south of Hempstead Turnpike off Elmont Road).

 

Big Promises After Big Win From Nassau County GOP Legislators

Written by Matthew A. Piacentini Friday, 08 January 2010 00:00

Assure Lower Costs, Same Service, No New Taxes at Inauguration

The ticket that County Executive Edward P. Mangano rode to victory was the same one that Republican candidates used in Nassau County to regain a majority in the legislature this November – lower spending, fees and taxes.
 

WH 7-11 Robbed

Friday, 01 January 2010 00:00

On Dec. 22 at 11:09 p.m., a male subject entered 7-11, located at 310 Hempstead Avenue in West Hempstead, with a black ski mask over his head and face, approached the 46-year-old female clerk as she worked the soda machine, according to police. The subject produced a handgun and directed the victim over to the cash register, demanding that she place its undisclosed proceeds into a gray gym bag, police said.

 

Legislators Join Together and Repeal Home Energy Tax

Written by Victoria Caruso-Davis Friday, 01 January 2010 00:00
Despite narrowly passing a 2.5 percent home energy tax earlier this year, the Nassau County legislature last week voted 13-5 in favor of repealing it. During a meeting Dec. 21, the 19-member legislature voted 13-5 in favor of eliminating the tax; Republican Nassau County Executive-elect Edward Mangano, who currently represents the 17th District, was not present for the meeting and therefore did not vote.
 

Tom Suozzi’s Legacy As County Executive

Written by Joe Rizza Friday, 25 December 2009 00:00

Time Will Tell Its Story

On Wednesday, Dec. 16, Nassau County Executive Tom Suozzi held a farewell party at the Garden City Hotel. He reflected on his years as county executive in front of staff members and supporters.
 

Belmont Train Service to Be Eliminated?

Written by Joe Rizza Friday, 25 December 2009 00:00

It was called the “Doomsday Budget” for the MTA and including massive fare increases and service cuts to help close a deficit in the MTA’s budget. However, the “Doomsday” was averted with help from an MTA bailout that included a payroll tax and fare increases to a lesser extent. However, with the MTA still struggling financially, the service cuts may still become a reality.

 

West Hempstead Weekend Train Service in Jeopardy

Written by Joe Rizza Friday, 18 December 2009 00:00

The MTA payroll tax might not even be enough to save the MTA from making further reductions in service. One of the cuts that can be implemented is weekend service to and from the West Hempstead train station by the Long Island Rail Road.

 

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