A Year In Review: Elmont’s Top 20 Moments of 2016

By Karl Valere Dear Neighbors, What a year it’s been! 2016 will likely go down in history as a year filled with amazing highs and heartbreaking lows. Elmont was not immune to this trend, as the community experienced historic milestones and suffered intense losses. This year saw Elmont Alumni living out their dreams, while doing wonderful and exciting thingsContinue reading “A Year In Review: Elmont’s Top 20 Moments of 2016”

Fosters Family: Why Elmont & Rosedale Are Like Brother & Sister

For those of us growing up in Elmont, the lines between Elmont and Queens have always been blurry. This fact endures today — whether geographically, culturally, socially, or politically — Elmont and Queens undeniably share a great deal in common. We reached out to Bill Florio — a Valley Stream resident, historian, and author —Continue reading “Fosters Family: Why Elmont & Rosedale Are Like Brother & Sister”

We Started Here: Paul

School is wonderful. Higher education is even better. Everyone can and ought to have a chance at a decent school where they can work hard, earn good grades and soar beyond his or her potential. Elmont Memorial High School is indeed such a place. Home to some of the best and brightest, Elmont upholds aContinue reading “We Started Here: Paul”

2 New York Police Officers Die in Ambush Shooting

Heartbreaking to hear news of two brave NYPD officers killed in a vicious and wanton attack in Brooklyn. We offer peace and condolences to the families, fellow officers and to the Bedford-Stuyvesant community. We collectively mourn loss of dear life. #HigherHeights

3 Propositions for New York State

The Editorial Board, Newsday: Long Island voters will decide on several ballot propositions in addition to the top-ticket races this upcoming election. Here are Newsday’s recommendations. State Proposition: Reject NY State proposal on redistricting New York has an awful method of drawing electoral maps. The once-a-decade process often produces twisted political boundaries for Assembly, SenateContinue reading “3 Propositions for New York State”