Moody's downgrades Valley Stream's bond rating to junk

Moody’s Investors Service, an investment advisory firm that issues loan risk assessments grades, downgraded the Village of Valley Stream’s bond rating on Feb. 15 from Baa3 to Ba1. The …

Heralds seek 2019 spring, summer interns

Herald Community Newspapers is seeking 2019 spring and summer interns for our 18 community-based publications that stretch across Nassau County’s South Shore, from Valley Stream to Seaford, and …

Clavin to challenge Gillen in November

Surrounded by dozens of supporters, Town of Hempstead Receiver of Taxes Donald Clavin announced on Feb. 19 his candidacy for Hempstead Town supervisor. “We need a supervisor that will put the …

J R Turek is the 2019 Walt Whitman Birthplace Writer of the Year

No writer is immune to writer’s block, says Judy Turek, who has been writing at least one poem every day for 15 years, adding that she has a “bizarre” ritual to invoke creativity when she needs …

Battling anti-Semitism continues

In 2017, the most recent year for which statistics are available, there was a 57 percent jump in anti-Semitic hate crimes, according to the Anti-Defamation League. Considering what has happened since, from incidents around the globe to the inflammatory words of a congresswoman, the trend has not abated.

AIM funding restored with internet sales tax revenue

Governor Andrew Cuomo announced on Feb. 15 that the Aid and Incentives to Municipalities, AIM, Funding, would not be eliminated from the state budget. Approximately $60 million in revenues for towns …

Editorial

Amazon never really understood our region

Who’s to blame for Amazon’s sudden departure last Thursday? That was the big question as news of the tech giant’s decision to nix plans to locate its second headquarters in Long Island City filtered out to the public.

Editorial

Amazon never really understood our region

Who’s to blame for Amazon’s sudden departure last Thursday? That was the big question as news of the tech giant’s decision to nix plans to locate its second headquarters in Long Island City filtered out to the public.

Randi Kreiss

Where’s the harm in a blackface costume?

"What is wrong with these people?” That was my thought when I saw the clip of Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam offering a tortured explanation of why he appeared in his medical school yearbook in blackface.

Alfonse D'Amato

Radical leftists on the rampage!

With all the political distractions constantly bombarding us, it’s important to remember that our national economy continues to grow at a strong pace, creating new jobs and the lowest unemployment in years. But some politicians in Washington and Albany . . .

Randi Kreiss

Where’s the harm in a blackface costume?

"What is wrong with these people?” That was my thought when I saw the clip of Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam offering a tortured explanation of why he appeared in his medical school yearbook in blackface.

Alfonse D'Amato

Radical leftists on the rampage!

With all the political distractions constantly bombarding us, it’s important to remember that our national economy continues to grow at a strong pace, creating new jobs and the lowest unemployment in years. But some politicians in Washington and Albany . . .

Jerry Kremer

It’s not socialism, it’s common sense

Once upon a time, the world around us moved at a modest pace. There were no fancy smartphones, laptops, E-ZPass, car navigation systems or ATMs. People bought daily newspapers and magazines . . .

Scott Brinton

‘A Private War’ lays bare a journalist’s life

Marie Colvin, the acclaimed international war correspondent for The Sunday Times in London, lived a frenetic life, squeezed into a narrow space between sanity and madness.