Education

Diocese of Rockville Centre gearing up for Catholic Schools Week Jan. 29-Feb. 4

Catholic schools across the South Shore are busily preparing for the upcoming Catholic Schools Week from Jan. 29 to Feb. 4, which will be celebrated across the country with an array of fun, …

Marching in his memory

City officials and Long Beach residents alike marched along West Park Avenue on Monday to commemorate the legacy of the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Before the annual march — which first started …

All Aboard!

State to undertake $5M revamp of Valley Stream LIRR station

Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo announced a plan to modernize 16 of Long Island’s train stations in his annual Long Island regional State of the State address on Jan. 10. Among other projects, he proposed investing $5 million to upgrade the Valley Stream Long Island Rail Road station.

L.B. Starbucks stops selling wine and beer

Nearly a year after the State Liquor Authority granted Starbucks a license to sell wine and beer at its Long Beach location, the high-end coffee chain revealed this month that it would stop selling …

County gun buyback program coming Jan. 28

Nassau County Executive Edward Mangano, District Attorney Madeline Singas and Acting Police Commissioner Tom Krumpter will host a Gun Buy Back event in conjunction with the Hempstead Police Department on Saturday, Jan. 28, from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. at the Judea United Baptist Church, 83 Greenwich Street in Hempstead.

School

Central District boasts four new science scholars

This year Regeneron became the third sponsor to partner with the Science Talent Search, a competition of the Society for Science & the Public that recognizes research conducted by high school students. The contest was formerly sponsored by the Intel Corporation and, before that, Westinghouse.

Atlantic Beach man pleads guilty to taking bribes at Merchant Marine Academy

John McCormick, from Atlantic Beach, a former planner and estimator for the Department of Public Works of the U.S. Merchant Marine Academy, pleaded guilty on Friday to receiving bribes as part of a scheme to give contracts to specific companies.

Editorial

Lessons learned about Long Island immigrants

Once upon a time, Long Island was known as one big, largely white suburb — but no more. There is no doubt that the face of Long Island is rapidly changing.

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The Changing Face of Long Island

This doctor’s dream took root in Haiti

By the time Mahalia Desruisseaux was 6 or 7 years old, she had already decided that she would be a doctor. The now 46-year-old recalls her frequent trips to the Haitian orphanage run by her father, where her mother was a teacher. She saw firsthand her parents’ desire to help those who are less fortunate, which they passed on to their daughter.

The Changing Face of Long Island

The many blessings of citizenship

The day was picture-perfect. White clouds dotted the blue sky, shading the 75 people who had gathered on the sprawling lawn of President Theodore Roosevelt’s “summer White House,” Sagamore Hill, in Oyster Bay.