Elmont listed as one of America’s Top 10 wealthiest Black neighborhoods

Click here to read the article: http://www.theroot.com/photos/2014/04/_10_affluent_black_neighborhoods.html Here's the full list, according to median household income: 1. Fort Washington, Maryland - $110,759 2. Mitchelville, Maryland - $109,184 3. Bowie, Maryland - $105,936 4. Friendly, Maryland - $97,598 5. Ladera Heights, California - $97,568 6. Hillcrest, New York - $96,838 7. Kettering, Maryland - $89,577 8. … Continue reading Elmont listed as one of America’s Top 10 wealthiest Black neighborhoods

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Hometown talent joins WNBA

Elmont, N.Y. native, Ariel Edwards, was recently signed to the Tulsa Shock of the WNBA.  The 22 year-old Edwards was added to the Shock's training camp roster on Wednesday as a free agent.Edwards, a forward from Penn State University, averaged 15.7 points and 5.7 rebounds per game, and shot 45.2 percent from the field during the … Continue reading Hometown talent joins WNBA

History (Part 2)

[via franklinsquarehistory.org]: Fosters Meadow was named for two brothers who used the western tip of the Hempstead Plains as a sheep pasture in the 17th Century. In the 18th and first half of the 19th Century it was populated by descendants of Dutch and English immigrants who established a vibrant farming community. But it was in the 1850s when the … Continue reading History (Part 2)

U.S. encourages nationals of Haiti to re-register for TPS by May 2nd deadline

Click here to read the article: http://www.caribbeanlifenews.com/stories/2014/4/2014_04_21_nk_tps.html Click here to find out more information: http://www.uscis.gov/humanitarian/temporary-protected-status-deferred-enforced-departure/tps-designated-country-haiti

Local Laundromat Remodeled

The eye-catching new paint job at a local 24-hr wash. What do you think?

Update: Former Cara Nurseries lot to become self-storage facility, with Nassau tax breaks

  Here is a tentative timeline of construction progress: December 2014 March 2015   Source: Extraspace.com An industrial development agency in Elmont, Nassau County on Long Island, unanimously agreed to give a prospective self storage facility a sales tax exemption. The exemption consists of $258,750 and $20,475 off the mortgage recording tax. Also, the property … Continue reading Update: Former Cara Nurseries lot to become self-storage facility, with Nassau tax breaks

History (Part 1)

In 1650, Christopher and Thomas Foster purchased a large plot of land controlled by Dutch settlers with the intention of raising cattle and sheep. They named this place “Foster’s Meadow” — a name which would remain for the next 200 years of the village’s history. Control of the Dutch colony of New Amsterdam shifted to England in 1664, marking … Continue reading History (Part 1)