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 our … Continue reading Letter to the Editor: Edit Your Rhetoric for Evolving Elmont

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Man Robs Little Caesar’s in Elmont with a Kitchen Knife

Source: Newsday An Elmont pizza shop was robbed Wednesday night of an undisclosed amount of cash -- and the cash register drawer that held the money -- by a man armed with a large kitchen knife, Nassau police said. A thin man who was described as 6 feet, 3 inches tall and wearing a black … Continue reading Man Robs Little Caesar’s in Elmont with a Kitchen Knife

3 Suspects Rob Elmont Deli At Gunpoint

Source: Newsday Police are searching for three men who robbed an Elmont deli at gunpoint Monday afternoon, stealing a DVR, several cartons of cigarettes, lottery tickets and cash. The robbery occurred at the Elmont Grocery, at 782 Hempstead Tpke., at 3:55 p.m., Nassau County police said. Police said the 23-year-old clerk was inside the store … Continue reading 3 Suspects Rob Elmont Deli At Gunpoint

We Started Here: Gabrielle

"Let your light shine before men, that they may see your good works." If we were to sum up this next young leader in one word, it would be "light." We Started Here, an original series by The Elmont Excelsior, sheds light on courageous young adults from Elmont who are following their dreams and making … Continue reading We Started Here: Gabrielle

Goodbye, School Zone Speed Cameras

Source: Paul Larocco & Laura Figueroa, Newsday The Nassau County Legislature last night repealed the county's controversial speed camera program, as it resisted a late push by the camera vendor to merely suspend it. County Executive Edward Mangano said last night he will sign the repeal bill and cameras will be off effective Tuesday. Tickets … Continue reading Goodbye, School Zone Speed Cameras

Bye-Bye, Speed Cameras?

Source: Long Island Herald Nassau County lawmakers will propose legislation calling for the removal of school speed zone cameras, Presiding Officer Norma Gonsalves said, days after County Executive Ed Mangano drastically shortened the hours in which the cameras are in effect. The cameras, which first went into operation in speed zones outside certain schools beginning … Continue reading Bye-Bye, Speed Cameras?

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, Senate … Continue reading 3 Propositions for New York State

Election Day is November 4th

  Election Day is four weeks away - Tuesday November 4th - and several public figures want to ensure everyone is aware. New York State Board of Elections requires voter registration be postmarked 25 days before the election - Friday October 10th - and received no less than 20 days before the election - Wednesday … Continue reading Election Day is November 4th

Locations of Nassau speed cameras released

  Automated Speed Camera Enforcement Program The state law will be enforced in September with the start of school.  All tickets issued over the summer will be forgiven and any paid violation will be refunded. [Via Newsday] Here are the locations for fixed and mobile speed cameras in Nassau County: East Meadow High School, 101 … Continue reading Locations of Nassau speed cameras released

August 5th is National Night Out

The introduction of National Night Out, “America’s Night Out Against Crime”, in 1984 began an effort to promote involvement in crime prevention activities, police-community partnerships, neighborhood camaraderie and send a message to criminals letting them know that neighborhoods are organized and fighting back. NATW’s National Night Out program culminates annually, on the first Tuesday of … Continue reading August 5th is National Night Out