Furloughed federal workers can get help at the Gural JCC Sustenance Hope Opportunities Place

The Marion & Aaron Gural JCC is offering the services of its Sustenance Hope Opportunities Place (S.H.O.P.), which includes the Rina Shkolnik Kosher Food Pantry and the assistance of the social work staff to help federal workers who have been furloughed because of the partial federal government shutdown.

Elmont resident plans primary run against Carrie Solages

Elmont attorney Monique Hardial announced on Jan. 21 that she is planning to run against Nassau County Legislator Carrie Solages for the Democratic ticket in this year’s primary race. Hardial, 37, …

Freeport vet dies on flight to China

It was love at first sight. Norman Easy and Nixtia Arits were standing in front of the Mona Lisa, the famed portrait by Renaissance artist Leonardo da Vinci, at the Louvre Museum in Paris when they met 15 years ago. Dec. 29 would have been the Freeport couple’s 11th wedding anniversary, but they never got the chance to celebrate it.

Stuck truck slows traffic in Sea Cliff

A trucker traveling from Pennsylvania on Jan. 8 made a wrong turn on the Shore Road/Boulevard thoroughfare — which runs between Sea Cliff and Glen Cove — while on his way to the Webb Institute. …

‘Lone soldier’ from West Hempstead fulfills his dream of serving in the Israel Defense Forces

West Hempstead native Yitzchak Milworn decided long ago that he wanted to serve in the Israel Defense Forces. During his senior year of high school at Rambam Mesivta, a Jewish private school in …

Levittown’s Gillis hits 1,000

Senior point guard Madison Gillis is poised to make Division Avenue High School basketball history, after passing the 1,000-point career mark in dramatic fashion on Jan. 5. Gillis, who is in her …


With new Senate, the hope for greater fairness

As the New York State Senate convenes for its spring session, let’s take a moment to reflect on how momentous — and historic — an occasion this is.


We were prepared to escape. Too many others weren’t.

"There’s a man with a gun,” a voice blared on the loudspeaker at the Heralds’ Garden City office on Jan. 3. “Get out of the building.”

Randi Kreiss

Peace of mind: Don’t leave home without it

I’ll be sheltering in place, thank you. I’m experiencing the uneasiness I used to feel when I walked out of my house, leaving my 13- and 11-year-old home by themselves.


Support law enforcement in the fight against opioid epidemic

It is difficult to fully comprehend the opioid epidemic’s effects across New York state. But without the brave service of our law enforcement officials, it’s likely that the impacts of opioid addiction and overdoses would be even more severe.

Letter to the Editor

Report on opioid monitoring misleads

New York, along with the rest of the nation, is in the middle of a deadly opioid epidemic. Recently, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reported that the average life expectancy of Americans continued a three-year decline driven by deaths from overdoses. The rate of overdose deaths involving opioids other than methadone increased by 45 percent from 2016 to 2017.