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It’s been over 27 years since Colin Ferguson stepped onto a Long Island Rail Road train in Mineola and started indiscriminately firing a 9mm pistol at passengers. The attack propelled Carolyn McCarthy to run for Congress. more
The coronavirus pandemic reached Long Island a year ago next week, at first bringing a handful of cases before it dug in and exploded, wreaking havoc. more
The rollout of New York state’s Covid-19 vaccine distribution has been, at times, disorganized, even chaotic, but in fairness, the state has received a mere 300,000 doses per week, while the need is significantly greater than that . . . more
Nassau County Comptroller Jack Schnirman announced last week that he would not run for re-election — a wise move, given the tenuous nature of any candidacy he might have tried to mount. more
During February, Black History Month, we celebrate the great African-American political and civil rights leaders, scientists, artists, poets, movie stars and athletes. But we must also pause to recall America's dark past . . . more
Some 100,000 New Yorkers may face debilitating long-term health effects after falling ill to Covid-19, according to “What If You Never Get Better?” in the most recent issue of The New York Times Magazine. more
Governor Cuomo recently announced his 2021 agenda — aptly titled “Reimagine, Rebuild, Renew” — and included in it is an ambitious $26 billion green-energy plan . . . more
We will need years, if not decades, to unravel and repair the damage that President Trump has done to the nation with his politics and policies. more
On Monday, New York entered Phase 1b of the state’s Covid-19 vaccination program, meaning that first responders, public safety and transit workers and . . . more
Joseph Goebbels, Nazi Germany’s short, mercurial, ruthless propaganda minister, was known to many as the “poison dwarf.” By all accounts, he was insanely obsessive and manipulative, … more
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