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Valley Stream bocce champ’s bravado infuriates and endears

Sal Visone may be one of the most fiercely competitive, determined and meticulous bocce players in New York — and he knows it. The 71-year-old Valley Streamer admitted, through a thick Italian …


Hot Chocolate Run a hit in Seaford

Hundreds of runners and walkers hit the streets of Seaford on Dec. 2 for the 14th annual Hot Chocolate Run. The Seaford Wellness Council, an organization that supports dozens of community projects, …

Fighting for a cause

Lynbrook resident, 60, goes the distance in charity boxing bout

Chants of “Eddie! Eddie!” filled the Huntington Hilton on Nov. 20 as Lynbrook resident Ed “Formerly Fast Eddie” Parry entered the ring for the 14th annual Long Island Fight for Charity boxing event.

Hundreds commemorate the life of rapper Lil Peep

Family, friends and fans gathered at the Allegria Hotel on Saturday to celebrate the life of the late Gustav Ahr, also known as rapper Lil Peep. Lil Peep, who was born and raised in Long Beach, …

Study looks into neighborhood revitalization

As part of Glen Cove’s revitalization efforts, the city is using a Brownfield Opportunity Area program grant to evaluate potential redevelopment in an area that encompasses the neighborhoods …


Policies alone won't stop sexual harassment

The latest bipartisan issue facing the country is sexual harassment. And it goes beyond politics.


Puppy love touches the heart, and the purse

“Grandma ate rat poison.” That was the text my sister sent to her son. Anguished, he thought of his sick grandmother, who was living alone in Lynbrook. He ran for his car and called my sister on the way.


Trump's first year ends where it should have started

The mad dash is on in Washington to enact a tax bill, and at the same time to pass a funding bill to keep the U.S. government open and functioning into the new year. How did we come to such a scrambled situation, in which these major issues are backed up against the clock ticking down toward 2018? As the saying goes, timing is everything.


My holiday spirit? It's complicated.

There’s always that pivotal moment when it’s clear that the holidays have arrived.

You get more than presents when you shop local

Oceanside According to Maria Heller, a former president of the Oceanside Chamber of Commerce, the best way to make your holiday shopping a more pleasant experience is to keep it close to home. …