Nearby: Continuing Concern Over Common Core

Stories making headlines nearby this week.

Parents Voice Continuing Concern Over Common Core

Confidence-defeating work and testing stemming from the Common Core rollout in New York State is still a top concern for Mineola parents.

Dozens gathered at Mineola Middle School Tuesday evening as Superintendent Michael Nagler and a panel of educators took them through an overview of the new standards and heard their concerns. Click here for the full story.

Car Smashes into Oceanside Trader Joe's

A car crashed completely into the Trader Joe’s in Oceanside Friday afternoon, police said. 

The accident occurred at 1:03 p.m. and the amount of people injured is currently unknown, said a public information officer for Nassau County Police, who added that no further information was currently available. Click here for the full story.

Traps Set for Pack of Wild Dogs

Town of Hempstead Animal Control has set traps for a pack of wild dogs spotted around the Five Towns.

The three or four dogs, which resemble foxes, have ripped up garbages bags and attacked pets, squirrels, rabbits and foxes, according to Guy Bove, animal control supervisor. No humans have reported being attacked. Click here for the full story.

South Side Track a 'Competitive Family'

The key to South Side High School junior Kieran McCarthy’scounty championship win was discipline, said his coach.

Chris Webster, coach of the cross country team, told Dr. William Johnson on the latest episode of “Exploring Our Schools” that runners are driven by nature, and strive to improve themselves.Click here for the full story.

Judge Rules Garden City Zoning Ordinance Violated Fair Housing Act

A U.S. District Court judge ruled Friday that a 2004 Garden City zoning ordinance intentionally discriminated against minorities in an attempt to keep them from living in the village. Click here for the full story.

Iavarone Bros. Founder Dies

A beloved founder of a Long Island staple in gourmet Italian food, Joseph Iavarone, died Sunday in Garden City. He was 88 years old.

Iavarone was the head of Iavarone Bros., an Italian gourmet business started by his father, Pasquale, in New York City after he emigrated from Italy in 1919. After serving as a medic in World War II, Joseph joined his father in the family business. Joined by his brother, Jerry, who returned from fighting in Korea, the two took over their fathers' business and expanded it beyond its city roots. Click here for the full story.

Voters Reject $99.5M Bond

A proposed $99.5 million bond for the Sewanhaka Central High School District was turned down by voters Wednesday by less than 300 votes.

"It's disappointing that the community didn't support it," said Joan Romagnoli, the New Hyde Park representative on the Sewanhaka School Board. Click here for the full story.

Moody's: Long Beach Finances Remain 'Stable'

Moody’s Investors Service reaffirmed the City of Long Beach’s bond rating and “stable” financial outlook, according to a statementthe Manhattan-based ratings agency released Tuesday.Click here for the full story.


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