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The Herald Community Newspapers won big in the New York Press Association’s 2017 Better Newspaper Contest, taking home 29 awards — 26 of them for editorial excellence. That was a record … more
Elise Damas, director of the Pathway to Citizenship Long Island Program at the Central American Refugee Center in Hempstead, says she is really worried about the possible end to the Temporary Protected Status program for El Salvadorans, Hondurans, Haitians, Nicaraguans and Guatemalans because it could lead to a rise in crime. more
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The New York State Legislature finalized a $168.3 billion budget for the 2018-19 fiscal year just hours before its April 1 deadline. While lawmakers approved a number of provisions, such as tax … more
April showers did not deter dozens of children from racing into Diane Radtke’s backyard in search of colorful plastic eggs during her 21st community Easter egg hunt on March 29. more
In a ceremony to cap off Women’s History Month, three members of the East Meadow community were recognized by the Town of Hempstead for their dedication. more
Elaine Duke, former Department of Homeland Security secretary, and current Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen announced last year that the Temporary Protected Status programs for El Salvador, Guatemala, … more
Joe Parisi and Donna LaScala were chosen as the East Meadow Parent Teacher’s Association Council’s honorees at its annual Founder’s Day dinner and ceremony. The East Meadow PTA Council is comprised of PTA units from each school as well as the Special Education PTA. Each PTA Unit selects three honorees and the council select two who have a broader range of accomplishments and contributions, explained PTA Council President Robin Fitzpatrick. more
Editor's note: Melanie Haid is a freshman journalism major at Hofstra University. This piece originally appeared in the Hofstra Chronicle, the student-run newspaper. Exactly a month after the mass … more
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