Community News

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 …

Neighbors

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 …

Editorial

Find peace through understanding this holiday season

In Arabic-speaking and predominantly Muslim parts of the world, Christmas is known as Eid al Milad, or the Festival of the Birthday, referring to the birth of Christ. Although not an essential part of Muslim tradition . . .

Scott Brinton

Renewing the renewable-energy debate

From afar, the five windmills looked like nothing more than toothpicks. But as our fishing boat drew close to the 30-story structures . . .

Randi Kreiss

Are the outed men contrite or just busted?

This morning I asked my mother, 94, if she was ever sexually harassed. Most days, over our coffee, we share an amiable silence. But waking up to . . .

Alfonse D'Amato

New Yorkers facing incoming fire from all sides

New Yorkers got a double threat last week. We learned that North Korea now has a missile capable of threatening New York, and we learned . . .

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. …