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The alleged Northeast kingpin of the international criminal gang MS-13, or Mara Salvatrucha, 35-year-old Miguel Angel Corea Diaz, of Laurel, Md., was arraigned on Thursday before Acting Nassau County … more
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
Francine Goldstein, of Merrick, has already marked many milestones in the journey that has become her life’s work. Just two years ago, she surpassed her lifetime goal of raising $500,000 for AIDS research. This year she is asking for the community’s help once more as she participates in her 30th AIDS Walk. 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
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
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
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
In recognition of their leadership, community involvement and generosity, two Long Island real estate executives, Matthew Whalen and Joel Schneider, have been named co-honorees of South Nassau … more
No doubt, Literacy Nassau’s annual gala is different than most such dinners. There’s plenty of food and drink, but no DJ blasting music and no dancing. For much (though not all) of the night, attendees don’t converse and network. Rather, they’re lost in play. more
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