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Roosevelt senior heads to prom after 'Princess Diaries' makeover

Roosevelt High School senior Roberta Samson, 17, attends

(Credit: Tara Conry)

Roosevelt High School senior Roberta Samson wore a red, fitted lace gown to her prom Thursday night at Mineola’s Jericho Terrace. But if not for the generosity of strangers, she said the expenses of prom would have put her family “in the red” instead.

“My dad said I still would have went, but I know we would have struggled afterward, because we’re not good financially at all,” said Samson,...

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Charles Lindbergh's trans-Atlantic flight's anniversary

The Spirit of St. Louis, Charles Lindbergh's airplane,

(Credit: Drennan Photos)

Eighty-seven years ago today, Charles Lindbergh lifted off at 7:52 a.m. from Roosevelt Field and made history, completing the first solo nonstop trans-Atlantic flight.

The 25-year old accomplished the flight alone in a silver monoplane -- the Spirit of St. Louis.

Lindbergh would land in Paris a day later, on May 21, 1927, successfully completing a flight that lasted 33 hours, 30 minutes...

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Roosevelt church parishioners locked in battle with pastor

Church board members and parishioners called in a

Church board members and parishioners called in a locksmith on Friday, according to News 12 Long Island, to take back the Calvary Baptist Church in Roosevelt, in an attempt to oust the pastor, Arthur Kindle Jr.

In the News 12 video, Kindle says he won a recent vote that shows a majority of parishioners support him, but some churchgoers argue he actually lost the vote and should step down....

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