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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
Let’s say it like it was: 2020 was miserable. It was a horrid year for us all. Everyone — everyone — was affected to one degree or another by . . . more
The Food and Drug Administration last Saturday issued an emergency-use authorization for the Moderna Covid-19 vaccine . . . more
Listening to Gabrielle “Gabby” Giffords speak, you’re quickly overcome by the urge to cry. The former congresswoman was once known for her incisive rhetoric, delivered with a magnetic smile. Then . . . more
It's a frightening statistic: Pedestrian deaths shot up by nearly 56 percent nationally between 2009 and 2018, from roughly 4,000 lives lost to cars and trucks to 6,227. Long Island has its share, averaging about 60 deaths per year. more
In mid-May, as the coronavirus pandemic raged in New York, the Heralds undertook what became a monumental project to feature each week the front-line heroes . . . more
President-elect Joseph Biden recently committed to re-entering the 2015 Paris Agreement to limit carbon dioxide emissions worldwide, which President Trump pulled the U.S. out of in June 2017. more
In a year when so much has gone awry — so many lives lost, businesses battered, jobs vanished — it strains the imagination to think what we might be thankful for, particularly as the nation enters its second wave of the coronavirus pandemic. more
We are pleased that Nassau County Executive Laura Curran is once again promoting small businesses ahead of the holiday season — which is vital this pandemic year. more
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