The Merrick physician facing federal charges of illegally prescribing opioids, and causing the overdose deaths of two South Shore men, began on Wednesday, with prosecutors calling Dr. Michael Belfiore “a dealer, not a healer,” and Belfiore's defense attorney insisting that the doctor is being unfairly prosecuted.
Members of the El Salvadoran gang MS-13, or Mara Salvatrucha, have threatened Nassau County and Village of Hempstead police officers, according to County Police Commissioner Patrick Ryder. The threats follow the extradition from Maryland this week of Miguel Angel Corea Diaz, known on the street as “the Reaper,” an MS-13 kingpin who is the gang’s highest-ranking member on the East Coast.
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 …
The Bellmore-Merrick Central High School Board of Education announced on Wednesday that Gerard Owenburg would be the next principal at John F. Kennedy High School.
Four Bellmore-Merrick high school students were highlighted Saturday on WGBB Radio, as they shared their thoughts on the post-Parkland, Florida, shooting movement against gun violence.
Pipe project progresses
A county plan to use a 112-year-old aqueduct beneath Sunrise Highway to transport treated effluent eight miles from Bay Park to the Wantagh-Seaford border is on the cusp of becoming a reality.
Safety and the 2nd
When 13 people were shot dead at Columbine High School in 1999, many of today’s youth, including the survivors of the Feb. 14 mass shooting in Parkland, Fla., had not yet been born. Hayden Gise, a senior at Hewlett High School, recalled the routine lockdown drills conducted when he was in elementary school just a few years later.
In times of crisis, it’s easy to overreact. President Trump overreacted when he called over the weekend for funding to train and arm teachers . . .
Over the past year and a half, the incidence of hate crimes has skyrocketed across the nation, and Long Island. Just a few weeks ago, swastikas were scrawled on sidewalks . . .
Trade deficits and their long-term effects on the nation’s well-being aren’t something Americans tend to think much about. We buy cars, clothes, TVs and appliances without . . .
Ira Levin imagined it in 1976. The novelist wrote “The Boys from Brazil,” fictionalizing the story of Nazi war criminal Dr. Josef Mengele. In Levin’s book, which became a blockbuster movie . . .