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”

Nassau keeping quiet as to where, when new School-zone speed cameras will be in operation

  [Via Newsday] Nassau County’s Traffic and Parking Violations Agency no longer will disclose when new speed cameras come online or how many devices are operating at any given time, and instead has issued a list of 77 school zones where the cameras potentially can operate. Since the program began Sept. 2, Nassau has providedContinue reading “Nassau keeping quiet as to where, when new School-zone speed cameras will be in operation”

Free Movie Thursdays 8/28: The Secret Life of Walter Mitty

For it’s 8th consecutive and final week of the summer, the Free Outdoor Movie series at Eisenhower Park will conclude tonight showing “The Secret Life of Walter Mitty.” (PG, 114 min.) The Harry Chapin Lakeside Theatre is located near parking fields 6 and 6A in Eisenhower Park. Special accommodations are available for disabled patrons, includingContinue reading “Free Movie Thursdays 8/28: The Secret Life of Walter Mitty”

Nassau now with red-light, speed cameras

[Via Newsday] School speed cameras showed up before we were ready. And that meant we didn’t have many answers when readers began to ask questions after reporter Laura Figueroa’s July 26 story, which revealed that three speed cameras are already at work in Nassau. We did know this much: The state law that authorized theContinue reading “Nassau now with red-light, speed cameras”