Letter to the Editor: Are Elmont Residents Defeated?

Words by Jairo Martinez The colored population of Long Island is in a Defeatist coma.  I recently read a letter written by Elmont, NY native Derny Fleurima to WeAreElmont.com.  The letter refers to his theory that the people of Elmont are educated people but unfortunately “that education simply isn’t correct.”  Fleurima states that regardless of … Continue reading Letter to the Editor: Are Elmont Residents Defeated?

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Regents Testing Week 2016 at Elmont Memorial High School

    A Message from Elmont Memorial High School Principal Kevin Dougherty  Dear Parent/Guardian: The following days have been designated as district testing days on our school calendar: Tuesday, January 26th, Wednesday, January 27th, Thursday, January 28th and Friday, January 29th. For the first two days of testing, regular classes will not be in session … Continue reading Regents Testing Week 2016 at Elmont Memorial High School

Letter to the Editor: The Mis-Education of the Elmont Resident

    Words by Derny Fleurima “Miseducation thrives in my community.” Those were the first five words of my college essay. Miseducation, by its very denotation, implies that there is some form of education, but that education simply isn’t correct. There are roughly 30,000 people living here in Elmont. These people choose to live here for … Continue reading Letter to the Editor: The Mis-Education of the Elmont Resident

Elmont Class of 2016 Valedictorian Named Intel Science Talent Search National Finalist

Source: Elmont Memorial High School The [Sewanhaka Central High School] District is thrilled to announce that Elmont Memorial valedictorian Augusta Uwamanzu-Nna is a 2016 Intel Science Talent Search finalist. Augusta was recognized for her project, “Rheological Characterization of Attapulgite Nanoclay Modified Cement Slurries for Oil Well Applications,” which she conducted in the Civil Engineering and … Continue reading Elmont Class of 2016 Valedictorian Named Intel Science Talent Search National Finalist

Young Elmont Men Feed the Homeless of New York City

Days before his 22nd birthday, Elmont native, Daniel Alexis, decided he wanted to do something different to celebrate this year: The Class of 2012 graduate rounded up all of his friends in Elmont and set out on a mission to feed the homeless of New York City. "I believe the greatest gift God gave us is … Continue reading Young Elmont Men Feed the Homeless of New York City

@WhoIsAriel – “New Year/Waves”

Elmont native, @WhoIsAriel, started 2016 off right with his latest release, "New Year/Waves." The 19-year-old multi-talented creative artist shows his hunger and lyrical aptitude, before mellowing out in a Drake-type, reflective outro. Give it a listen! Click here to read our exclusive interview with @WhoIsAriel. #HigherHeights

Armed Home-Invasion: Suspects steal iPhone from 13-year-old Elmont resident

Source: Newsday It was an armed home-invasion robbery where the three suspects ended up stealing a gold iPhone from a 13-year-old. Now, Nassau County police are asking the public’s help in identifying the men who broke into a home in Elmont on Nov. 15 — and they’re asking anyone with information to call Crime Stoppers … Continue reading Armed Home-Invasion: Suspects steal iPhone from 13-year-old Elmont resident

Massive Rally Against Belmont Casino Tuesday Night

Words by Organizer and Elmont resident, Crystal Berger You may have wondered why this issue means so much to me.  As many of you know, I have lived in Elmont for almost 22 years, since 1994.  My mother saw to it that I attended private school, and so Floral Park became my second home.  I … Continue reading Massive Rally Against Belmont Casino Tuesday Night

Man Arrested After Burglarizing Elmont Restaurant, Police Say

Source: Patch.com A homeless man was arrested after burglarizing an Elmont restaurant on Friday morning, according to Nassau Police. Police responded to an alarm at Royal Fried Chicken on 2101 Dutch Broadway at about 3:21 a.m. When the officers arrived they found 52-year-old Thomas King in the vestibule of the building, police said. When officers ordered … Continue reading Man Arrested After Burglarizing Elmont Restaurant, Police Say

Elmont Civics Say ‘No’ To Casino at Belmont

From the Parkhurst and Tudor Civic Associations: Elmont, NY -- It has come to our attention through both online sources and several articles in reputable newspapers, including the New York Times, that Governor Cuomo and the state of New York has granted permission to Nassau County OTB to implement 1,000 Video Lottery Terminals (VLTs) within Nassau … Continue reading Elmont Civics Say ‘No’ To Casino at Belmont