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  1. Malverne, West Hempstead residents say no to county executive's speed-camera planRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Sep 20 | South Shore Record

    On social media, Malverne and West Hempstead residents reacted negatively to a plan that could return speed cameras to Nassau County school districts that request them. In August, County Executive Laura Curran proposed an opt-in program for the cameras, shortly after Gov. Andrew Cuomo signed an executive order restoring New York City's school speed camera program, which had expired because of inaction by state lawmakers.


  2. Rhythmic music at Hall's Pond Park in West HempsteadRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Sep 6 | South Shore Record

    Residents enjoyed a cool summer evening at Hall's Pond Park as The House Band performed at the gazebo on Aug. 26. As part of the West Hempstead Community Support Association's Music in the Park series, The House Band played a diverse selection of musical genres that included fusion, rhythm and blues, jazz and reggae. The group, which formed in April, is a five-piece band that consists of musicians who play a variety of instruments such as keyboards, saxophone, trumpet and guitar.


  3. Sean Murray appointed West Hempstead Middle School principalRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Aug 30 | South Shore Record

    "Eagerness" and "excitement" are the words Sean Murray used to describe his feelings about becoming the new principal of West Hempstead Middle School. Murray, who was appointed on Aug. 24, had previously served as an administrator in the Long Beach School District for seven years.


  4. Mosque holds blood drive, preps for HajjRead the original story w/Photo

    Aug 16, 2018 | South Shore Record

    More than 100 people gathered on Aug. 11 to donate blood at Masjid Hamza in Valley Stream, as members of the community prepared to depart for the annual pilgrimage, or Hajj. "We didn't plan the blood drive originally as part of the Hajj," said community spokesman Nayyer Zubair, who helped coordinate the drive.


  5. Kids from Malverne, West Hempstead meet with assistance dogs at Canine Companions for IndependenceRead the original story w/Photo

    Aug 9, 2018 | South Shore Record

    Declan Cunningham, of Malverne, and Cameron Bica, of West Hempstead, both 7-year-olds on the autism spectrum, were matched with highly trained assistance dogs at no cost on Aug. 1 by CCI, which trains service dogs for those with a variety of special needs. Both of the boys' mothers agreed that it was a moment their children would never forget.


  6. Island Park to stop sending kids to West Hempstead High SchoolRead the original story w/Photo

    Jul 26, 2018 | South Shore Record

    Island Park school officials announced in a July 11 letter to parents that starting with the 2019-20 school year, they will stop offering Island Park's middle school graduates the option of attending West Hempstead High School, ending a nearly 50-year tradition. The decision came as enrollment by freshmen in the high school had declined to the single digits in the 10 years since parents were given another choice for their children: Long Beach High School.


  7. Missing Westbury teen found safe in ManhattanRead the original story w/Photo

    Jul 25, 2018 | South Shore Record

    The search for missing Westbury teenager Louis Germosen is officially over after his stepmother posted on Facebook last Saturday that he was found in Manhattan, where he was working on his music. "After [an] awesome tip, and hours driving around NYC, Luis & I have Louis," Germosen's stepmother, Suzy Bayer, wrote on Facebook.


  8. Libraries run the gamut: Study reveals wide range of tax ratesRead the original story

    Jul 22, 2018 | South Shore Record

    A recent study by Levinson's office revealed that library property tax rates imposed on homeowners in 2005-06 vary from an average in Long Beach of $166.73 to Lakeview, where residents pay an average of more than $600. West Hempstead falls somewhere in the middle with residents paying an average of more than $275.


  9. Mt. Carmel Fest lights up Franklin SquareRead the original story w/Photo

    Jul 14, 2018 | South Shore Record

    Katie Dora Silkes, 6, came all the way from Memphis to attend the Our Lady of Mt. Carmel Festival in Franklin Square and visit her grandparents, Sandi and George Silkes of West Hempstead.


  10. Malverne, West Hempstead residents share thoughts on social media report of increase in anti-SemitismRead the original story w/Photo

    Jun 7, 2018 | South Shore Record

    The Anti-Defamation League gave Twitter an advance copy of the report "Quantifying Hate: A Year of Anti-Semitism on Twitter," and the social media platform issued the following statement: "In the last 16 months, Twitter has made more than 30 individual changes to its product, policies and operations, all with the goal of making Twitter safer and improving information quality. These include: Making hateful imagery harder to find by labeling it as sensitive content and banning it from profile and header pictures.


  11. School to be built at New York Equestrian Center in West HempsteadRead the original story w/Photo

    May 10, 2018 | South Shore Record

    The horses at the New York Equestrian Center may not talk, like the fictional television equine Mr. Ed, but the connection between autistic children and horses can build the children's communications skills, improve their social engagement and regulate their behavior - which is why the Gersh Academy , a West Hempstead school for children on the autistic spectrum, and the New York Equestrian Center are building a school for students with autism. The program is an outgrowth of the Gersh Academy's and NYEC's Equine Assisted Therapy program, which was launched five years ago and allows students to work with and care for horses.


  12. Brokers talk buying and selling in MalverneRead the original story

    May 3, 2018 | South Shore Record

    As the temperatures rise, so does interest in buying and selling homes, which - according to local experts - means that the Malverne real estate market should be busier in the coming months. "The market has been heating up steadily," said Phillip Greenblatt, a real estate broker for Village Plaza Realty in Malverne.


  13. Vote - yes' on West Hempstead spending planRead the original story w/Photo

    May 10, 2018 | South Shore Record

    Voting will take place on Tuesday at West Hempstead Middle School, 450 Nassau Blvd., from 7 a.m. to 9 p.m. In West Hempstead, residents should show their support for the proposed $61 million school budget. It calls for 1.97 percent more spending and a 2.3 percent tax-levy increase - well below the district's tax cap - and would maintain all academic programs, athletics and co-curricular activities.


  14. New retailers in West Hempstead?Read the original story w/Photo

    Jul 13, 2017 | South Shore Record

    The New York Real Estate Journal, a trade magazine, reported last week that NYCOM Cellular Corp, a Verizon retailer, signed a 10-year lease with a five-year option for 1,339 square feet of space in Nassau Plaza. The property sits at the corner of Hempstead Turnpike and Nassau Boulevard.


  15. Celebrating the contributions of women to Malverne and West Hempstead historyRead the original story w/Photo

    Mar 9, 2016 | South Shore Record

    Cathy Hunt, the first female mayor of Malverne, left, was a founding member of numerous village organizations. Rosalie Norton is currently president of the West Hempstead Community Support Association and has been instrumental in securing many grants for the beautification of West Hempstead.


  16. West Hempstead School District says farewell to Mr. EscobarRead the original story w/Photo

    Mar 8, 2018 | South Shore Record

    State Sen. Todd Kaminsky presented a proclamation to West Hempstead High School Principal Alvaro Escobar for his 18 years in the West Hempstead School District on Feb. 26. Assistant Superintendent for Curriculum and Instruction Daniel Rehman, far left, West Hempstead High Assistant Principal Adam Hopkins, Superintendent Patricia Sullivan-Kriss and West Hempstead High School Assistant Principal Michele Lambo-Maron congratulated Escobar on his retirement. Throughout his life, West Hempstead High School Principal Alvaro Escobar said that he has prided himself on consistency.


  17. Planning an even better West Hempstead for the new yearRead the original story

    Jan 4, 2017 | South Shore Record

    There is an empty, clean space at 101 Hempstead Turnpike, where a dilapidated building stood for more than 15 years. New businesses have moved into the Cherry Valley Shopping Center; one did so specifically because the location was highly recommended for a franchise.


  18. Former OFD firefighter credited with helping save Oceanside teen's lifeRead the original story w/Photo

    Feb 1, 2018 | South Shore Record

    Former Oceanside Fire Department Captain Rich Lerner, was honored at the Nassau County Fire Commission's meritorious service awards ceremony in West Hempstead on Jan. 28 for his actions in saving Lara, the 14-year-old Oceanside High School student who was hit by a car on her way to school in September. Lerner, who reportedly performed CPR on the girl minutes after the accident, had been a captain at the OFD's Engine Company No.


  19. Downgrade to upgrade for West Hempstead sixth-graders?Read the original story w/Photo

    Jan 25, 2018 | South Shore Record

    With student enrollment declining, the West Hempstead Union Free School District is proposing grade level restructuring. Plans to remove the sixth grade from West Hempstead Middle School - which currently occupies the same building as the high school - to create an intermediate school with grades four though six have been floated at recent board meetings.


  20. Table tennis teen from West Hempstead hopes to make U.S. historyRead the original story w/Photo

    Jan 17, 2018 | South Shore Record

    West Hempstead teen Estee Ackerman was only 7 when she first picked up a table-tennis paddle. She played the game with her older brother Akiva in the basement of her home.


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