Lady Spartans Hope to Continue Perfect Run

Source: Long Island Herald It’s shaping up to be a special season for Elmont’s girls’ basketball team, which last week took a large step toward securing its first conference title since 2009-10 with a pair of impressive victories. Three days after rallying from a 13-point deficit on the road to complete a season sweep of … Continue reading Lady Spartans Hope to Continue Perfect Run

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Ashley Simon, AP Scholar, Named Class Valedictorian of 2015

Source: Long Island Herald Elmont Memorial High School announced last week senior Ashley Simon as valedictorian and Harold Ekeh as salutatorian of the Class of 2015. Ashley Simon is a bright, inquisitive student who has adhered to a rigorous college preparatory course schedule that includes honors and advancement placement classes throughout her high school career. … Continue reading Ashley Simon, AP Scholar, Named Class Valedictorian of 2015

Blizzard Juno 2015 – Long Island, New York

A local photographer walks the streets of Elmont and captures some great shots of Winter Storm Juno! -Elmont XL

Police: 12-year-old survives after father shoots, kills family members in Queens

Evil takes from loved ones and grips communities with fear. We send our deepest condolences to our neighbors in Rosedale, Queens. Mental health deserves greater attention, intervention and prevention with added resources. -Elmont XL

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ROSEDALE, Queens (PIX11) —  A 12-year-old girl is the sole survivor of a shooting in a Queens home where her father shot and killed several family members before killing himself Saturday morning.

Police responded to the shooting at 231-11 148th Avenue in Queens around 5:40 a.m.

Jonathon Walker, 34, is accused of shooting and killing his family, including 31-year-old Shantai Hale, his 62-year-old mother-in-law Viola Warren, and his 7-year-old daughter Kayla Walker, according to police.

The three victims were found shot in the head, and all were pronounced dead at the scene.

Police say Walker’s 12-year-old daughter was also shot in the head, but managed to call 911.

She was transported to Long Island Jewish Hospital and has been upgraded to stable condition. Her identity has not been released.

Walker was found hours later in his 2013 Silver GMC Acadia in a wooded area of Queens. He was dead of an apparent self-inflicted gunshot…

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Chiazam Nwankwo is ‘Omnipresent’ For Elmont Spartans

Source: Newsday Chiazam Nwankwo is known by coaches, teammates and Elmont fans as Chaz, as in jazz. His game was harmonious Saturday, a melodious combination of smooth shooting (a trio of long-range three-pointers) blended with the steady drumbeat of strong drives that produced layups and drew fouls. Nwankwo, a 6-3 senior swing man, scored 29 … Continue reading Chiazam Nwankwo is ‘Omnipresent’ For Elmont Spartans

The Sun Sets on Sunrise Cinemas

Source: Newsday The Sunrise Multiplex Cinemas, which has operated in Valley Stream since 1979, will offer its last picture show Monday night, according to a notice recently mailed to movie pass holders. Theater officials, locally and at the office of its owners -- Norwood, Massachusetts-based National Amusement -- did not respond to telephone calls or … Continue reading The Sun Sets on Sunrise Cinemas

Elmont Student’s Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s Research Wins Awards

Source: The Island Now Elmont Memorial High School Senior Harold Ekeh was among 43 Long Island students to rank as Intel Science Talent Search semifinalists on Wednesday. Ekeh, who was chosen among 1,800 entries from 41 states, will compete with 300 semi-finalists nationwide for monetary prizes, including three first-place awards of $150,000 each. “It was … Continue reading Elmont Student’s Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s Research Wins Awards

2 New York Police Officers Shot During Robbery Call

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Two police officers were shot in New York City’s Bronx neighborhood on Monday night, as the city reels from the fatal shootings of two officers last month while on duty.

The two officers were out of uniform at the time of the shooting Monday night and were among five “anti-crime officers” responding to a call about an armed robbery, NBC New York reports.

The two officers, aged 30 and 38, were reportedly in critical but stable condition and are expected to recover. Two suspects in the shooting are still on the loose.

Mayor Bill de Blasio held a joint news conference with New York City Police Commissioner William Bratton early Tuesday morning, praising the officers for their service to the city.

He called the shootings “another indicator of the dangers our officers face while they’re on duty” and said the city would support them as they recover.

“As always, the…

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