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I am one of two reporters, along with Patrick Whittle, covering the Town of Hempstead. I also report on the villages of Hempstead, Freeport, Garden City, Malverne, Valley Stream and others. My goal is to report stories that interest residents in the town, while being informative, fair, accurate and balanced. I will be covering stories involving local politics, safety issues and economic development. I will also highlight community members and businesses making a difference or succeeding in the town. I also speak Spanish.
Hempstead Town is extending until Sept. 1 a program that waives home reconstruction and repair permit fees to help ease rebuilding efforts for homeowners still dealing with superstorm Sandy’s aftermath.
Hempstead Town officials established the temporary program in the wake of the storm for six months, but have since extended the deadline twice. The program allows for all Hempstead Town Building...Read more »
The Crossroads Farm at the historic Grossmann’s Farm in Malverne Village will be opened this weekend in celebration of Memorial Day.
Locally grown fruits and vegetables, bedding plants, gourmet food items and baked goods will be available at the century-old farm on Hempstead Avenue. The 5.2-acre vegetable farm will be open today from noon to 5 p.m., Saturday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., Sunday from...Read more »
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 »
Hempstead Town senior Councilman Anthony Santino has announced he will no longer represent Baldwin, starting in January, when the town’s new council district map is scheduled to go into effect.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 »
Hempstead Town officials joined doctors from Zwanger-Pesiri Radiology last week to celebrate the groundbreaking for a new state-of-the-art facility on formerly blighted property in the heart of Levittown.
The property, 3235 Hempstead Tpke., was home to a Jewish community center that fell into disrepair after the building was vacated. The structure was demolished in 2011 and the property remained...Read more »
The Town-Village Aircraft Safety Noise Abatement Committee will host a meeting Monday night to discuss concerns about low-flying planes and ways to control jet noise in communities near Kennedy Airport.
The meeting will be at 7:30 p.m. Monday in Lawrence Village Hall, on 196 Central Ave. in Lawrence. Representatives from the Federal Aviation Administration, Port Authority of New York and New...Read more »
Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo announced $260,000 in funding for 23 projects, including a Roosevelt group, as part of the FreshConnect farmers market program, launched in 2011 to bring fresh produce from New York farms to underserved communities throughout the state.
The Roosevelt Community Revitalization Group Inc., which runs Roosevelt Community Farmers Market, will get $15,000 after being selected...Read more »
State Sen. Charles J. Fuschillo Jr. (R-Merrick), in conjunction with South Nassau Communities Hospital, will sponsor a free prostate cancer screening event Saturday from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Roosevelt Library, 27 W. Fulton Ave., Roosevelt.
The program is open to all Nassau County men with or without health insurance. Screenings will include a prostate-specific antigen blood test.
Patients...Read more »