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Rapper Nicki Minaj says she's not welcome to speak at her alma mater, LaGuardia High School in Manhattan.
Apparently the Hempstead School District would be more than happy to take up that spot on her schedule.
On Thursday, Minaj tweeted on her verified account, "I wanted to go back to my HS and speak to the students but the new principal declined. No need for me to inspire them, I guess....Read more »
The Long Island Rail Road has scheduled a public hearing Monday on its plan to restore weekend service on its West Hempstead branch.
The LIRR announced in July its plan to bring back West Hempstead weekend service, which was eliminated in 2010 as part of an effort by the Metropolitan Transportation Authority to close a $900 million budget gap.
The LIRR targeted the line at the time because...Read more »
The Town of Hempstead will join in a welcome to the neighborhood Tuesday for United States Marine Corps Cpl. Kevin Vaughan, who has been given a mortgage-free home in his hometown of North Merrick, thanks to Building Homes for Heroes and its brigade of volunteers, donors and other supporters.
Vaughan and his family will ceremonially break ground on a new two-story Cape Cod-style home at 11...Read more »
The Town of Hempstead has approved an application to build a convenience store in Bellmore.
An application by Hartplace Reality Inc., based in Bethpage, sought a variance of the Gas Service Station District for a setback convenience store at the northwest corner of Merrick and Newbridge roads in Bellmore.
The Town Board on Tuesday voted 5-0 to approve the project, with Councilwoman Angie...Read more »
Hempstead Town will celebrate Ukrainian independence with a ceremony at Town Hall at 10:30 a.m. today in the village and conclude outside the building.
Members of St. Vladimir Ukrainian Catholic Church in Hempstead, St. Michael’s Ukrainian Orthodox Church in Uniondale and local Ukrainians will join Supervisor Kate Murray in celebrating the nation’s 23rd year of independence.
Murray said...Read more »
Sand sculptors back for 2nd competition
The Town of Hempstead and the MaliBlue Oyster Bar are hosting the second annual Seaside Sand-Sculpting Spectacular Competition Tuesday.
Residents can win prizes, including gift certificates to MaliBlue in three divisions: 10 and under, 11-15 and adults, town officials said, adding that members of Malibu Beach Camp and some of America’s...Read more »
The Town of North Hempstead is hosting the popular children’s music festival, KidStock, on Sunday beginning at 2 p.m. at North Hempstead Beach Park, 175 W. Shore Rd., Port Washington.
Nationally acclaimed musical entertainment will be featured at the fourth annual free event that will wrap up the town’s summer festival season.
“KidStock is a terrific opportunity for young families to...Read more »
While rolling his wheelchair 3,100 miles from California to Long Island last summer, Gabriel Cordell, 43, who is paralyzed from the waist down due to a car accident in 1992, was already thinking about his next journey.
The former Long Islander and his documentary crew were two thirds of the way through their 99-day trek in early June 2013 when they stopped at a YMCA in Illinois to speak with...Read more »
Four candidates are running in the Town of Hempstead's Sanitary District 2 election Thursday.
The district serves about 55,000 residents and businesses in Baldwin, Rockville Centre, South Hempstead, as well as parts of Uniondale and Freeport.
Incumbent Brian O’Connor is running unopposed for a five-year term.
Three people are vying for a four-year term for the seat of Dennis Meekins,...Read more »
The Grand Street School is no more.
Town of North Hempstead officials said demolition has been completed nearly a month after that process was started on June 30. The one-time elementary school and community center had become an eyesore. Last year, $200,000 was secured for cleanup through the Environmental Protection Agency’s Brownfields Program, which assists communities seeking to redevelop...Read more »