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The state Department of Environmental Conservation has issued a “record of decision” on its planned cleanup of the site of a former dry-cleaning company in the city.
The document on the Ronhill Cleaners Site, at 71 Forest Ave., outlines the selected remedial actions. They would include removing 250 cubic yards of contaminated soil and replacing it with clean fill, enhancing an existing soil...Read more »
When Taylor Thomas, a senior captain of the Deer Park Falconettes, stepped into the arena at the ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex in Walt Disney World on March 1, she knew this would be her final kickline performance.
“I put everything I had into it,” said Thomas, 18, of her team’s pom routine, which was set to Fall Out Boy’s “The Phoenix.”
When the music stopped, Thomas said she burst...Read more »
North Hempstead officials are to hear the issue of disbanding the residential portion of the overlay district in New Cassel again later this month, after a heated public hearing in January.
Residents have sought to remove residential requirements that were designed to prevent illegal housing from taking place, such as bans on basement stairways emanating from the outside and bathrooms with...Read more »
The Nassau County Empire State Games for the Physically Challenged takes place May 29 to May 31 at Nassau Community College and Mitchel Athletic Complex.
Newsday caught up with wheelchair basketball players, along with Susan Gordon Ryan, the founder of the Games for the Physically Challenged.
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Welcome to Newsday's LI Now live post for Thursday, April 3, 2014.
We've wrapped up the live coverage, but below, you'll find a roundup of top stories, social media updates and more.
Newsday's Aisha Al Muslim will also be in Hempstead to cover the following meeting.
HEMPSTEAD VILLAGE FORUM
A coalition of Hempstead Village community organizations will host a 6:30...Read more »
LGBT center to open at new location
A center that brings together advocacy efforts and community programs for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender residents of Nassau County has moved from Garden City, where it was established in 2011, to Woodbury as the group scouts properties for a permanent home.
The Center at Woodbury is already at its new location, at 20 Crossway...Read more »
Aspiring pilot Emily Piazza found inspiration in the stories women aviators told a Suffolk Aviation Academy class on Wednesday.
For instance, Bonnie Tiburzi Caputo was the first woman hired by a commercial airline, but she struggled to land a job for nearly a year before she was hired by American Airlines.
That story struck a chord with Piazza, who was one of 24 students at the Eastern...Read more »
The reopening of the overhauled Glen Cove Cinemas has been postponed from today until next Thursday because of unfinished work and one remaining required approval, an owner said Wednesday.
Jay Levinson said the reopening ceremony with a ribbon-cutting by Mayor Reginald Spinello is now scheduled for Aptil 10 at 11 a.m.
Levinson said the theater complex is still awaiting approval of its...Read more »
When the bell rang to change classes at MacArthur High School in Levittown Wednesday afternoon, waves of students sporting blue shirts poured into the hallways.
The sight made Vincent Causeman, a social studies teacher and MacArthur’s dean of students, grateful that students and staff wore the color of autism awareness. It also made him hopeful for his own children’s future.
Causeman’s...Read more »
Thanks for visiting Newsday's LI Now live post for Wednesday, April 2, 2014.
As we close down today's post, here's the top stories to keep an eye on.
(Mobile readers: Click the link below for social media updates.) ALERT: Missing 16-year-old girl Suffolk County police are asking for the public’s help in locating a teenager who was reported missing on March 30. Nancy Meta...Read more »