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

How White Teachers (And MANY Other Factors) Helped Me Achieve Success

Written by Sophia Sunshine Vilceus Re: “How Are These White Teachers At A Long Island School Helping Black Kids Achieve Above- Average Graduation Rates?” (New York School Talk) I, like many of my friends who graduated from Elmont, cringed when I initially read this suggestive title.  Sent by my sister-friend who is a New York … Continue reading How White Teachers (And MANY Other Factors) Helped Me Achieve Success

Bow Tie Cinemas: There Will Be No Movie Theater in Elmont

An official statement from The Elmont Excelsior Inc:

TONIGHT: Elmont Residents Unite for Public Meeting To Determine the Community’s Future

  According to reports, Elmont may soon become home to the New York Islanders professional hockey team. Tonight, July 10th, 2017 at 6 p.m. inside Elmont Memorial Library, residents and community members will have a chance to give testimony about the proposed Belmont Park redevelopment. Because Elmont is a hamlet -- not a town/village -- the community relies heavily on … Continue reading TONIGHT: Elmont Residents Unite for Public Meeting To Determine the Community’s Future

Hockey in Elmont? Residents Propose a Different Set of Plans in New Community Letter

The letter was written on behalf of Elmont, Floral Park, Cambria Heights, and Franklin Square communities, to name a few.  Source: Elmont Online 10 Years is Enough! Counting from the conception of the vision plan in 2007 to the current re-submittal of proposals in 2017 one decade later and not much has been accomplished, well … Continue reading Hockey in Elmont? Residents Propose a Different Set of Plans in New Community Letter