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May03

60% Vote Undermines Our Schools

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Why Elmont residents should come out in large numbers to support public education.

Superintendents Al Harper and Dr. Ferrie are busy informing the community about the upcoming 2012-13 budgets.  The Superintendents and designees are visiting local civics and have said they will present the two school district budgets to any group desirous of hearing directly from them.  The budget and school board vote is held annually on the third Tuesday of May.  This year’s vote is scheduled for May 15, and polls are open from 6 AM to 9 PM.  Elmont residents vote at polling stations located at each of the six elementary schools Alden Terrace, Dutch Broadway, 

Clara H Carlson, Covert, Gotham Ave, Stewart Manor and the school district office located at 135 Elmont Road.

Last Updated ( Friday, 04 May 2012 11:31 )
 
Mar09

Elmont High: The Arts Are Shining

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 DSC0128_001_sElmont's "Beauty and the Beast" was a big hit.  Congratulations from the Elmont Online community to all.  Photos of the event are posted in the Gallery.

Last Updated ( Friday, 09 March 2012 12:07 )
 
Mar08

Individual Stories Impact Locally And Beyond

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Allyson PhillipsIn her welcoming remarks, 2012 Black History Month Celebration chairperson Allyson Phillips noted, “We are here today to tell our story because stories matter…because they connect us to our own past, present and future.”

The “Collaboration of Song and Spoken Word” portion of the program highlighted words, actions and accomplishments that substantiate Black history, thus bringing a community’s lively race, culture and religion into the mainstream. Phillips noted that “community cannot be applied in small a context because it is not a small word, but an international concept. Even these redistricting lines, she added, are but a partial definition of community.”

Last Updated ( Thursday, 08 March 2012 15:51 )
 
Feb15

Magaly Polo Receives The Prestigious Dr. Carter G. Woodson Award

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 DSC0298_001 Elmont resident Magaly Polo is “a natural” to receive the 2012 prestigious Dr. Carter G. Woodson Award, presented at the Ninth Annual Black History Month Celebration sponsored by Elmont Online and Highlighting Success, Inc. Not only does Polo embody the accepted wisdom championed by Dr. Woodson, but she also brings to life the worth of selfless giving.

Pictured above (L-R) are Aubrey Phillips, Executive Director of Highlighting Success, Inc; Magaly Polo; Jacqueline Harris, author "Healing And Freedom Through these Sacred Tonemasters"; Carrie Solages, Nassau County Legisaltor; and; Dr. Ralph Ferrie,Superintendent of The Sewanhaka Central High School District

Like Dr. Woodson, Polo knows the importance of education. She earned an Associates Degree in Gerontology at LaGuardia Community College, while at the same time using her command of her native Creole language as the Haitian liaison for the Westbury Union Free School District. She went on to receive a Bachelor’s degree in Social Work from York College and a Masters in Social Work from Hunter College School of Social Work. She became a Licensed Master Social Worker in 2004.

Last Updated ( Saturday, 18 February 2012 12:23 )
 
Jan16

More Concerned about ...

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"Dr. King talks with NBC correspondent Tom Petit about why he chose to "take a vigorous stand" against the U. S. government's undeclared war in Vietnam, for which he had received widespread criticism from the news media, civil-rights groups, religious and labor leaders and President Lyndon B. Johnson's administration.

Last Updated ( Monday, 16 January 2012 08:13 )
 
Dec20

Elmont Memorial High School Recognizes Scholar Athletes

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At the end of each sport season, The New York State Public High School Athletic Association, (NYSPHSAA), honors high school sports teams with members that excel in the classroom and on the athletic field. A scholar athlete is a student who places equal value on maintaining a high academic average and athletic success, and a scholar athlete team is when the majority of the team earns an average grade point average of 90% and above.

Last Updated ( Thursday, 22 December 2011 06:15 )
 
Dec17

Is Religion A Force For Good In The World?

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"In a world of globalization and rapid social change does religion provide the common values and ethical foundations that diverse societies need to thrive in the 21st century? Or, do deeply held religious beliefs promote intolerance, exacerbate ethnic divisions, and impede social progress in developing and developed nations alike? To encourage a far-ranging discussion on one of human kind’s most vexing questions, the 6th semi-annual Munk Debate will tackle the resolution: be it resolved, religion is a force for good in the world" Munk Debates.  Munk Debates is a site well worth the membership fee of $10.00 - Join.  

Stephen Fry says "Amost as many words have been written about Christopher Hitchens since he died as he would write in a typical working week. He was one of very, very few people on earth whom I would have missed just as much had I never had the pleasure and fortune of knowing him. He lit fires in people’s minds. He was an educator." 

 
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DO something! He or She may never save themselves!

The National Domenstic Violence Hotline warns, "Computer use can be monitored and is impossible to completely clear. If you are afraid your internet usage might be monitored, call the National Domestic Violence Hotline at 1−800−799−7233 or TTY 1−800−787−3224".

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Today, we are talking to people about sustainable economic development, because we think it's important to show support for key issues that affect our community - like places in the Elmont for young professionals to live, shop and be entertained; like keeping families closer together and rebuilding the economic and social pillars of the community.

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