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Hofstra moves Jefferson statue amid outcries

By Visvajit Sriramrajan A statue of Thomas Jefferson, which has stood in front of Hofstra University’s David S. Mack Student Center for more than 20 years, has been relocated to Emily Lowe …

L.I. preps for Phase Four reopening Wednesday

Long Island is set to begin Phase Four reopening of the economy on July 8, including universities and colleges. As of press time Monday, however, Governor Cuomo said there was no word yet whether the …

Many scenarios in play for H.S. sports

While still awaiting guidance and direction from Gov. Andrew Cuomo and New York State’s Education Department on how schools could operate this fall, the state Public High School Athletic Association Covid-19 Task Force held two meetings in June to discuss multiple scenarios for sports.

Sparks fly over fireworks in Franklin Square

When Angelica Cerniglia has returned to her Franklin Square home from work over the past few weeks, she has had to sit under a desk, hold her dog and play loud music to drown out the noise of …

Town officials, gym owners call for safe reopening of fitness centers

As New York State continues with its phased reopening, fitness centers keep getting pushed off the list. Several local gym owners, along with town officials, have said they are ready to reopen safely and want the chance to do so as soon as possible.

Reopening Nassau

MSK doctor: Now’s the time for a checkup

The coronavirus pandemic, which swept across the New York metropolitan area from March through May, had a paralyzing effect, forcing millions of people to put their plans on hold — including …

MS-13 gang menber sentenced in Far Rockaway and Lawrence murders

A member of the street gang MS-13, Yonathan Sanchez, 43, a/k/a Turbo, was sentenced to 34 years to life in prison on July 1 by Judge Tammy Robbins for his role in two murders. 

Editorial

Why we must commemorate Juneteenth

On April 9, 1865, Confederate Gen. Robert E. Lee surrendered to Union Gen. Ulysses S. Grant at Appomattox Courthouse in Virginia, ending the Civil War . . .

POCatHewlett stands up for racial equality

POCatHewlett, with POC standing for people of color, has begun adding its voice to the growing calls for an end to racial inequality. A self-described team spearheaded by two young women, …

North Shore schools to evaluate learning lost in pandemic

During his portion of speaking during the North Shore School District’s Board of Education meeting on May 28, Assistant Superintendent for Instruction Dr. Christopher Zublionis focused on one …

Editorial

Mark July Fourth by reading the Declaration

Next week, the Herald Community Newspapers will publish the Declaration of Independence and a likeness of the American flag. The Declaration will appear . . .

Editorial

Be prepared for hurricanes — now, not later

With all the news of the coronavirus crisis, it would be easy to forget that we are more than a month into the Atlantic hurricane season — and now is the time to prepare for the possibility of a major storm.

Scott Brinton

Was Teddy Roosevelt a racist? You decide.

I grew up on Long Island, and like so many local kids, I made the pilgrimage to Sagamore Hill, Theodore Roosevelt’s stately Cove Neck mansion, full of Americana and animal heads and skins.

Randi Kreiss

We’re all in the room where it happened

We are blessed with the curse of living in interesting times, and our duty is to bear witness. Like the Greatest Generation, we are in the midst of a fight for our lives . . .

Op-Ed

With pandemic abating, town’s on the road to recovery

It is an understatement to say that the coronavirus pandemic has had profoundly negative impacts on the health and well-being of Americans, as well as the job market, personal finances and the economy.