Legislators aim to warn of opioid dangers at the pharmacy

Legislator Delia DeRiggi-Whitton, a Glen Cove Democrat, on Monday introduced new legislation that she and her fellow Democrats hope will help to curb prescription opioid addiction and overdoses.

A life cut short by addiction

One afternoon in February 2009, when Mario Marra was supposed to take his boys to a WWE wrestling event in New York City, he began to complain of chest pains.

NIFA: County making progress, but new revenues, cuts still needed

Nassau County’s fiscal control board released a report last week with good and bad financial news for the county.

From Calhoun to Mepham

Eric Gomez sat in Calhoun High School’s main office and recalled the interactions that he has had with students there during his five years as assistant principal. Each, he said, reminded him why he chose a career in education.


Second of two parts In the previous column, I described an exciting program called “My Own Book Fund,” which strives to help inner city school children. Specifically, I shared an interview with Dan Greenburg, one of the volunteers for the programs who is very excited about the impact which it’s having.