Elmont Grad, Jacqueline Aquino, Speaks Out Against Sexual Abuse, Helps Others Cope with Trauma through Storytelling

Our voices are powerful.  By Karl Valere This isn’t simply true for when we yell at the top of our lungs, but rather each time that we are able to share ideas or stories that are meaningful, we exercise a form of power.  Stories to which others can relate have the power to resonate deeply … Continue reading Elmont Grad, Jacqueline Aquino, Speaks Out Against Sexual Abuse, Helps Others Cope with Trauma through Storytelling

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 things … Continue reading A Year In Review: Elmont’s Top 20 Moments of 2016

Elmont Mourns Again: 12-year-old Elmont Student, Gabrielle Christina Johnson, Fatally Struck By Car While Crossing the Street To Elmont Memorial High School

Source: Nicole Fuller and William Murphy, Newsday An Elmont seventh-grader described by her family as a “star” was fatally struck by a sport-utility vehicle Monday morning as she crossed a busy street with her twin sister on their way to school, officials said. It’s not the first time the family of Gabrielle Christina Johnson has been … Continue reading Elmont Mourns Again: 12-year-old Elmont Student, Gabrielle Christina Johnson, Fatally Struck By Car While Crossing the Street To Elmont Memorial High School

Review: Girls P.R.I.D.E. Project 3rd Annual Women’s HERstory Month Celebration

On Saturday March 14th, a rainy afternoon did not stop an audience full of girls, young ladies, women and community members from packing the Elmont Memorial Library Theatre for the 3rd Annual Women's HERstory Month Celebration organized by Girls PRIDE Project. The event featured inspiring dance performances, musical selections, poetry, motivational speakers and more -- … Continue reading Review: Girls P.R.I.D.E. Project 3rd Annual Women’s HERstory Month Celebration

Elmont Native, Odrine Belot, Now UCONN Standout

Source: University of Connecticut Huskies After delivering one of the nation's best results in the triple jump on Saturday at the David Hemery Valentine Invitational, University of Connecticut women's track and field junior Odrine Belot has been selected as the American Athletic Conference Female Field Athlete of the Week, as announced by the league on Tuesday. Belot set … Continue reading Elmont Native, Odrine Belot, Now UCONN Standout

We Started Here: Dominique

Our next generation of social leaders are rising up today. We know they are among the most unique in history due to a niche set by the explosion of social media and the Information Age. Today’s youth are multi-layered: vocal, with social media as a soapbox; headstrong, with a taste for adventures & trying new … Continue reading We Started Here: Dominique

We Started Here: Tammie

Irish playwright George Bernard Shaw once wrote, "Some see things as they are and ask why. Others dream things that never were and ask why not." Tammie asks, "why not?" We first learned of her impact and tireless work through a friend in Red Hook-Brooklyn who described to us a passionate young woman from Elmont … Continue reading We Started Here: Tammie

A New Beginning at Green Acres Mall

[Long Island Herald] The Green Acres mall announced on July 10 [2014] that six retailers, featuring a mix of shops and restaurants, are making their way to town, with one already opened, according to a release. Popular eateries Panera Bread, Häagen-Dazs, Chipotle and Starbucks will join Justice, which opened in April, and Journeys Kids as … Continue reading A New Beginning at Green Acres Mall

Review: We Met the Candidates

The Excelsior was in attendance this past Monday, together with an audience of residents, who came to hear the candidates for elected office share their views regarding Elmont, Nassau County and the State of New York. The non-partisan event was sponsored by the Elmont Community Coalition Council (CCC) and featured candidates for State Assembly, Senate, Nassau County … Continue reading Review: We Met the Candidates

Meet the Candidates Night, 7 p.m.

The Elmont Community Coalition Council invites you to "Meet the Candidates" night at Elmont Public Library (7 p.m.). The Elmont Community Coalition Council is a band of local civic associations, or volunteer groups in the Elmont area, including: Argo, East End, Parkhurst and Tudor Manor Civic Associations. A Note from the Organizers: This November, we … Continue reading Meet the Candidates Night, 7 p.m.