Elmont Graduate Stars in a New Subway Mini-Documentary

    Elmont Class of 2006 graduate, Naiika Sings, was recently featured in a short film about her creative arts and musical journey along the subway lines of New York City. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1JfA3kZQC9k Out of Transit, the docu-series by Visual Arts Masters student and cinematographer, Shravya Kag, follows Naiika along with several other creative artists who set … Continue reading Elmont Graduate Stars in a New Subway Mini-Documentary

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Lawmakers Finalizing Deal To Move Mini-Casino From Belmont To Aqueduct — CBS New YorkCBS New York

NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — State lawmakers in Albany are finalizing a deal that moves a proposed mini casino from Belmont Racetrack to Aqueduct. It’s a victory for Nassau County residents opposed to video slot games at Belmont, but as CBS2’s Hazel Sanchez reported, others are upset about the loss of promised jobs. Dominick Lilavois shook… via … Continue reading Lawmakers Finalizing Deal To Move Mini-Casino From Belmont To Aqueduct — CBS New YorkCBS New York

Elmont Community Rallies Together at Applebee’s Fundraiser for Katiana Fongsam

    Words by Sophia Sunshine Vilceus It was a brisk Spring morning on Saturday, March 26th, 2016. Between the hours of 8 and 10 a.m. a stream of loved ones trickled in and filled the seats of Applebee’s on Hempstead Turnpike in Elmont. What could possibly get us all out of our beds and … Continue reading Elmont Community Rallies Together at Applebee’s Fundraiser for Katiana Fongsam

Historic Season Ends for Elmont Spartans, One Win Shy of Federation Title

Source: Bob Herzog, Newsday ALBANY — It was a season of firsts for the Elmont boys basketball program. And despite the unsatisfying ending, 2015-16 will be a season that lasts. The Spartans could not contain 6-8 junior Hameir Wright, who scored 28 points, and had their winning streak snapped at 14 games when they lost … Continue reading Historic Season Ends for Elmont Spartans, One Win Shy of Federation Title

Spartans Trounce Telecom, Look Ahead to Federation Championship Game

Source: Bob Herzog, Newsday ALBANY — K.C. Ndefo was stuffing Cheerios into his mouth as he walked into the Times Union Center on Friday morning. An early wakeup call for a 9 a.m. start disrupted the routines of most of Elmont’s players, and it showed when the Spartans surrendered the first seven points of the … Continue reading Spartans Trounce Telecom, Look Ahead to Federation Championship Game

Elmont Spartans Topple Troy, Win First-Ever Class A Title

Source: Bob Herzog, Newsday Elmont’s players and coaches were at the arena early Saturday, paying close attention to the 9 a.m. semifinal game between Williamsville South and Troy, possible opponents in the final if the Spartans won their own semifinal game later that morning. They did, and class was in session. “We call it going … Continue reading Elmont Spartans Topple Troy, Win First-Ever Class A Title

Spartans Defeat Byram Hills, Face-Off Against Troy in Class A Final

  Source: Bob Herzog, Newsday GLENS FALLS, N.Y. — Elmont’s historic basketball season almost ended because of a tweet. No, not a social-media post, but rather the shrill sound of an inadvertent whistle that had the crowd and both teams twittering among themselves in the final seconds. Elmont, clinging to a two-point lead with 3.8 … Continue reading Spartans Defeat Byram Hills, Face-Off Against Troy in Class A Final

Elmont Spartans Win Long Island Championship

Source: Tony Bellissimo, Long Island Herald Defense wins championships, especially when you don’t allow any points in the final 11 minutes and 25 seconds as Elmont did Sunday afternoon on the way to beating Harborfields, 41-32, for the Long Island Class A boys’ basketball title before a crowd of 2,750 at LIU Post. The Spartans, … Continue reading Elmont Spartans Win Long Island Championship

Deadly Dine & Dash: Police Say a Brooklyn Man Is Dead After Fleeing a Bill at Applebee’s in Elmont

Source: News 12 Long Island ELMONT (March 3, 2016) -- Nassau police have released video surveillance of a police chase that left one man dead from a medical emergency while in custody. Police say a manager at the Applebee's on Hempstead Turnpike in Elmont told officers that a group, including three men in a gold … Continue reading Deadly Dine & Dash: Police Say a Brooklyn Man Is Dead After Fleeing a Bill at Applebee’s in Elmont

Intersection: A Tale of Two Towns

Long read -- but also a must read! Written by Crystal Berger Intersection: A Tale of Two Towns  As I reflect on my first two weeks in my new (temporary!) home, it has become abundantly clear that one thing is missing – all of you. Over the past few months, it has been my most … Continue reading Intersection: A Tale of Two Towns