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Cars in Elmont Tagged with Graffiti Vandalism

Source: Long Island Exchange Fourth Squad detectives are investigating multiple incidents of Criminal Mischief that occurred in Elmont. According to detectives, during the overnight hours of Wednesday, June 24, 2015 into the morning of Thursday, June 25, 2015, a total of 4 vehicles were sprayed with the letters “GBK” in red paint. The vehicles involved … Continue reading Cars in Elmont Tagged with Graffiti Vandalism

Who Is Kristaps Porzingis? 5 Facts About Knicks’ 1st-Round Pick

CBS New York

NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — Kristaps Porzingis can be summed up in a word: polarizing.

Knicks fans didn’t try to hide their disgust when New York took the 19-year-old mystery man from Latvia with the fourth overall pick Thursday night. But many analysts are giving the franchise high marks for taking a chance on Porzingis, saying he could end up being the best player to come out of the 2015 NBA Draft.

It’ll take time — perhaps years — before we can call the selection a home run or an air ball. Here’s what we know right know about the European forward:

1. He really, really wanted to join the Knicks: The day before the draft, Porzingis said it was his “dream” to play for New York. “It’s a basketball city. It definitely is a big spotlight. I think I can take it. I would love to be a part…

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Crystal Haynes Presents: Rebounding

Sometimes I think about rubber bands. They are relatively small yet they stretch once, twice and- if done carefully- even thrice! It should not be a surprise that rubber bands can do this; they are named for their purpose, but think about it. Rubber bands are circular and flexible; when a rubber band is stretched … Continue reading Crystal Haynes Presents: Rebounding

3 Suspects Rob Elmont Deli At Gunpoint

Source: Newsday Police are searching for three men who robbed an Elmont deli at gunpoint Monday afternoon, stealing a DVR, several cartons of cigarettes, lottery tickets and cash. The robbery occurred at the Elmont Grocery, at 782 Hempstead Tpke., at 3:55 p.m., Nassau County police said. Police said the 23-year-old clerk was inside the store … Continue reading 3 Suspects Rob Elmont Deli At Gunpoint

Haitians Deported From Dominican Republic Face Uncertain Future

Elmont has one of the highest numbers of Haitian-born ancestry across the country.
-The Elmont Excelsior

Black America Web

FONBAYA, Haiti (AP) — Saint-Soi Souverin sat on a bench resting and thinking about his plight after being uprooted from his longtime home on the other side of the border in the Dominican Republic, far from the Haitian shelter where he is staying.

Dominican authorities deported the 35-year-old farm worker along with his wife and four children early this week, leaving Souverin to ponder what he will do in Haiti — a deeply poor country that he left at age 17 to find work in the relatively more prosperous Dominican Republic.

“I’m not taking this well,” he told The Associated Press in Spanish as his small daughter fell asleep on the shelter’s concrete floor Thursday. “They sent me here with two empty hands. Everything I own was left behind.”

The Dominican Republic has long had uneasy relations with migrant workers like Souverin and it is becoming decidedly more unfriendly.

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We Started Here: Leslie

Elmont made me the person I am today. I love being able to call Elmont my hometown. I had always appreciated my upbringing, but it wasn’t until I got to college and compared my experiences to those of my peers that I realized how fortunate I actually was to be able to call Elmont home. … Continue reading We Started Here: Leslie

2 Elmont Men Arrested for Grand Larceny

Source: Newsday Nassau County police arrested two Elmont men on grand larceny charges after they were seen using multiple stolen credit cards. Police said Paul A. Webster, 25, of 104 Village Ave., was seen on video surveillance about 6:30 p.m. Friday using an ATM at a Waldbaum's store at 336 N. Broadway in Jericho, while … Continue reading 2 Elmont Men Arrested for Grand Larceny

Letter To My Father: Sincerely, The Daughter You Don’t Know

By Our New Guest Writer of Inspiration, Crystal Haynes, of CrystalSays.com: *WARNING: What you are about to read is real. It is raw and emotion filled.* Dear Father, I've decided to write you a letter you'll probably never read. My intentions are not to slander or hurt you but to tell you the truth that … Continue reading Letter To My Father: Sincerely, The Daughter You Don’t Know

Elmont Community Day: June 27th

Come out for a day of food, fun, and excitement with your community! My Forever Young Charity, Inc. will host its Third Annual Block Party and Community Day, next Saturday June 27th in Elmont. The event features free giveaways, food, activities, a live DJ and more. For more information about Elmont Community Day and My … Continue reading Elmont Community Day: June 27th