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WEEKLY RECAP: Fatal Beating, Schools Chief's Contract, New Restaurant and More

In case you missed them, here are this week's top stories on Malverne-West Hempstead-Lynbrook Patch.

Busy week? No worries. Every Sunday, Patch highlights the top six stories of the week so you can catch up on all of the big local news. This week, the top stories are:

  1. : A West Hempstead man was arrested Thursday night for allegedly beating a fellow resident to death outside National Wholesale Liquidators. Click for details about the attack, the alleged murderer and the victim.
  2. : The Malverne Board of Education approved raises for members of the district's administration and central office including Superintendent James Hunderfund, who also received a 2-year contract extension. Click to see what the schools chief will earn now, hear from some of the board members who voted in favor of this resolution and see what Patch readers had to say on the matter.
  3. : Students at Lynbrook'ss elementary and middle schools performed well on the recent New York State tests. Click for an analysis of the district's latest scores. (Meanwhile, West Hempstead and Malverne showed improvements in some areas but a significant amount of students continue to struggle. Here's a ; and .)
  4. Devoted Malvernites Die: The village of Malverne lost two long-time residents Tuesday who each made significant contributions to the community. Click on the following stories to learn more about Harold Petersen and Aida Monroe:  and 
  5. : The opening of the new luxury apartment complex near the West Hempstead train station could bode well for residents in West Hempstead, Lakeview, Malverne and Westwood, who have had to do without weekend train service. Click to see what LIRR President Helena Williams told Patch.
  6. : After the Cork N' Board restaurant in Malverne closed down in early 2011 after more than 30 years of doing business, the building on Hempstead Avenue has sat vacant since. But the owner of a popular Malverne deli and Italian restaurant has presented a proposal to the village board to open up a third business there. Click for the story. (Check back tomorrow for a follow-up story to learn more about the proposal and what challenges it will face.)

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