Letter to the Editor: Edit Your Rhetoric for Evolving Elmont

Words by Alexandria Harvey* If I were leading a seminar about Elmont, I would probably begin with the following inquiry: When you tell people that you are from Elmont, what is their reaction? If you are like me, you are all too familiar with the widened eyes, raised brows, and gaping mouths. Some recipients of ourContinue reading “Letter to the Editor: Edit Your Rhetoric for Evolving Elmont”

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”

Family, Friends, Loved Ones and Community At-Large Mourns The Death of Nine Year-Old Amiyah Dunston

Source: Lorena Mongelli, Reuven Fenton and Tina Moore, New York Post The shattered family of a little girl mauled to death by a pit bill on Long Island over the weekend mourned the loss of their ”princess” Monday — as cops weighed whether to bring criminal charges against the dog’s owner. Mayra Castillo, the devastated mom ofContinue reading “Family, Friends, Loved Ones and Community At-Large Mourns The Death of Nine Year-Old Amiyah Dunston”

19 year-old writes an emotional letter to her Town Government

[Via The Huntingtonian] To Whom it May Concern, My name is Kelly Bilodeau. I am nineteen years old, I am from Huntington Station, NY and I am currently a sophomore at the University of Maryland. I was hesitant to even contact you as most people my age have lost faith in the government’s ability toContinue reading “19 year-old writes an emotional letter to her Town Government”

Project 21 Initiative: Stop Underage Drinking

  From the Long Island Exchange: The Fourth Precinct reports the arrests of 12 individuals during the “Project 21” initiative which targets the sale of alcoholic beverages and tobacco products to minors within the confines of Nassau County. This initiative was conducted on October 16, 2014. According to Officers, with the assistance of an underageContinue reading “Project 21 Initiative: Stop Underage Drinking”