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Cops: Pedestrian fatally struck by garbage truck on Wantagh Avenue

A woman struck by a garbage truck while walking along the intersection of Wantagh Avenue and Laurel Lane has been pronounced dead by Nassau County police. According to county detectives, the truck …

East Meadow’s Challenger League season has begun

A mask couldn’t hide the fact that Lee Cook, the director of the East Meadow Baseball Softball Association’s Challenger League, was in his glory, riding a golf cart from one baseball field to another last Sunday morning, the first day of the season.

Sharon’s Food Pantry, Anti-Racism Project meeting needs a year on

More than a year into the Covid-19 pandemic, food insecurity and financial worries have made Sharon’s Food Pantry, at the Rockville Centre Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Community Center, an …

Valley Stream districts weigh use of state universal pre-k funds

By Peter Belfiore pbelfiore@liherald.com Flush with federal relief funding, and factoring in a potential windfall from a tax hike on New York’s millionaires, state lawmakers passed a $212 …

Fall festivals set to return in September

This year, the sights of the carnival rides, the sounds of the crowds and the smells of the food trucks will return in September.  While there may be some changes — and the chambers’ plans are still being developed — the festivals should look much the same as in years past.

Petition calls for swim meets to resume this summer

More than 1,500 people have signed a petition on Change.org calling on Nassau County and the Towns of Hempstead and North Hempstead to host swim meets this summer at their outdoor pools.

Lawrence native Gabriel Leifer to be honored for basketball success

For Lawrence native Gabriel Leifer, choosing to focus on basketball instead of playing floor hockey in seventh grade, at the Hebrew Academy of Long Beach (now in Woodmere), was like winning the lottery.

E.M. educators want more books reflecting diversity

Jim Mendonis, the East Meadow School District’s director of social studies and 21st century learning, and Frank Lukasik, the director of literacy and funded programs, stood before the Board of Education on April 7 to stress the importance of having more books with diverse characters and storylines available in classrooms and school libraries.

OHS senior has science research published a second time

Oceanside High School senior Miranda Leibstein notched a rare feat when she had her research into cows’ diets published for a second time. Leibstein translated her love of riding and caring for horses over to another barnyard animal as part of her work with the prestigious University of Pennsylvania School of Veterinary Medicine.


L.I. is making strides on the environmental front

April 22 is Earth Day, when we come together as a nation — and a planet — to celebrate the natural world and renew our vows to protect the environment from harm. In honor of Earth Day five years ago . . .


J&J vaccine pause means safety checks work

The federal Food and Drug Administration and Centers for Disease Control and Prevention on April 13 advised that states temporarily pause administration of the Johnson & Johnson Covid-19 vaccine. There’s no question that the cases of six women who suffered unusual blood clots . . .

Randi Kreiss

Just another day in America: Eight shot dead

I don’t care if you are numb to this outrage. I don’t care if I’m numb to it. From where I sit, the carnage from gun violence in America, the continuing, ongoing, shocking deaths by gun, move to the head of the must-do list for this new administration.


The tyranny of false equivalencies

My March 4-10 column, “Voting is an act of choice and an expression of voice,” prompted a note from someone who wanted to talk about threats to democracy. He leads a group of citizens . . .

Jerry Kremer

Some of us are killing our friends without bullets

We Americans have experienced a horrible year since the coronavirus invaded out shores. We’ve been confined to our homes, prohibited from traveling . . .

Herald Inside LI hosts Health + Wealth webinar

In an effort to connect Long Islanders with health and wealth advocates, Herald Inside LI held a free webinar called the 50+ Health+Wealth Virtual Event on March 25.   Sponsored by …

Herald Inside LI hosts virus and vaccine webinar

A little over a week ago, the pandemic hit its global year anniversary, and on March 19, Nassau County reached 400 thousand residents who have received at least one dose of either the …

Herald Inside LI hosts College webinar on upcoming fall semester

As a result of the pandemic, colleges everywhere have had no choice but to make social and academic changes to their school settings. Students, faculty and staff have adapted to our new …

Herald Inside LI to host webinar on family businesses

Many Long Islanders are grappling with questions about how they can best start or maintain a business. Many wonder how a family business differs from other businesses and what it takes to bring …