Hiding in plain sight

By almost any measure, Elmont and Franklin Square are prosperous communities. Even so, they are not immune to hunger. In both communities, food insecurity is on the rise. “We’re serving …

1,500 students, elected leaders rally for gun control at SUNY Farmingdale March for Our Lives

Nearly 25 years have passed since Colin Ferguson stepped onto a Long Island Rail Road Station in Mineola and started firing a 9mm pistol at passengers indiscriminately. Six were killed and 19 …

No Place to Call Home

End to TPS would mean huge losses for economy

Part three in an ongoing series.Haitians from across Nassau County gathered at the Elmont Memorial Library to stand with their neighbors during the “Haiti is Beautiful: Culture Community …

Assemblywoman honors local women of distinction

New York State Assemblywoman Michaelle Solages, Democrat of Valley Stream, hosted the “Women of Distinction Ceremony: Embracing Our Power,” at the Elmont Memorial High School on March 11. …

Senators query DFS head on mental health coverage

In the wake of the Parkland, Fla., shootings, state senators Elaine Phillips, Republican of Floral Park, and Todd Kaminsky, Democrat of Rockville Centre, have renewed their call for an investigation …

Senior crisis hotline takes hundreds of calls since November

After the suicide of an elderly veteran in Bellmore roughly four months ago, Town of Hempstead Supervisor Anthony Santino and the Long Island Crisis Center announced the launch of a senior crisis hotline. It began operating on Dec. 1, and since then, over 200 calls have been logged.