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Hempstead’s Interfaith Nutrition Network, a nonprofit that operates soup kitchens throughout Long Island, recently received $75,000 from Walmart to aid with supplying food during the holidays.
The money is part of $1 million donated to pantries across the state by the retail store chain, according to a news release from Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo.
“As New Yorkers gather with families across...Read more »
North Hempstead’s Business and Tourism Development Corp. will hold social media seminars for entrepreneurs looking to learn or refine their digital skills.
The seminar, “Social Media III: Facebook, Google, YouTube & You,” is scheduled for Dec. 3 at the Harbor Links Golf Course Club House in Port Washington. It begins at 8 a.m.
Among the industry professionals scheduled to speak:...Read more »
The Hempstead Town board is scheduled to vote Tuesday on a proposed $90 million, 172-unit Harbor Isle housing development.
The developers, Blue Island Development LLC and Posillico Development Co. at Harbor Island Inc., want approval to build 140 rental apartments and 32 condos on a former oil storage and distribution site. The development, which would include boat slips, is to be called the...Read more »
As blood trickled out of Patti Reilly’s vein Tuesday morning and into the tubing strapped to her arm, she wasn’t fazed. Reilly, a secretary at Hofstra University in Hempstead, often participates in the campus’ annual fall blood drive and this year, the event took on a new purpose: commemorating the one-year anniversary of superstorm Sandy.
“It’s a little something that goes a long way,” said...Read more »
Events are being held across Long Island tomorrow to mark the one-year anniversary of superstorm Sandy.
Here are some of the events taking place:
BAYVILLE A candlelight vigil will be held at the Village Church, 9 Mountain Ave., from 7-9 p.m.
HEMPSTEAD Hofstra University will be holding a blood drive in which the donors will be in a raffle for Super Bowl tickets. The event will...Read more »
North Hempstead residents can dispose of hazardous waste during a Stop Throwing Out Pollutants — S.T.O.P. — event scheduled for Nov. 3 in Port Washington.
The event, from 9:30 a.m. to 3 p.m., will take place at North Hempstead Beach Park, 175 West Shore Rd., in the North Lot. Items residents can surrender include aerosols, pesticides, fertilizers, bulbs, lithium batteries, television sets,...Read more »
The North Hempstead Town Board voted Tuesday to hold a public hearing on the proposed 2014 budget on Nov. 7, shooting down a proposal by a Republican councilwoman to hold the hearing before Election Day.
Councilwoman Dina De Giorgio, a Republican running for town supervisor, has argued that the hearing and vote should be held before Election Day to give voters a chance to see if the adopted...Read more »
Hempstead Town’s animal shelter is now open for adoptions on Sundays.
The shelter, located at 3320 Beltagh Ave. in Wantagh, will be open for adoptions from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Sundays, town officials said in a statement.
Thursday hours will also be extended to 8 p.m., officials said.
“We are confident that residents will greatly benefit from the Animal Shelter being open on Sundays,”...Read more »