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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
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
Every day and night of the week, the 30 members of the Valley Stream Civilian Patrol cruise village streets to monitor and help deter crime. 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
The Nassau County Legislature voted 14-3 on Monday to approve a 10-year phase-in to bring all properties across the county in line with their actual market values. If it is completed, it would be the … more
Three members of Troop 336 became Eagle Scouts at a ceremony at the Lynbrook Public Library on March 19, reaching the highest rank for a Boy Scout. 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
The public got its first chance since last December to comment on or air grievances about a plan to bring the Islanders hockey franchise to Belmont Park during a scoping session on March 22. The … more
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 … more
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