Latina moves up in NCPD

Marinela Casas is the first Latina woman to serve as a Nassau County Police Department assistant commissioner. The 43-year-old doesn’t take the distinction lightly. “If you’re asking me …

East Meadow, Bellmore help after Levittown fire

Khurram Ahmed awoke to a burning sensation on his forehead. The Levittown resident had been sleeping with his face pressed to the wall of his apartment at Newbridge Gardens. On the other side, flames leapt at his roommate Michele Sanchez, 68, who awoke to the screech of her fire alarm on Feb. 11.

Heralds seek 2018 summer interns

Herald Community Newspapers is seeking 2018 summer interns for our 18 community-based publications that stretch across Nassau County’s South Shore, from Valley Stream to Seaford, and Long Beach …

Malverne High School senior hits 1K mark in points, rebounds

In a basketball game against Oyster Bay on Feb. 8, Malverne High School senior Alexis Lake notched two milestones as a girls’ varsity player: 1,000 points and 1,000 rebounds. Lake said she knew she …

Docs: Flu season isn’t over yet

Second part in a series. The New York State Department of Health reported last week that reported cases of the flu decreased by 3 percent, but as baseball legend Yogi Berra said, “It ain’t …

W.A.N.T.E.D. Project empowers young black men

In March 2011, Kymberly Clemons-Jones’ then 16-year-old son, Jeyson, was walking home from school when several kids hit him with a brick from behind. He had a concussion and could not remember …

Lynbrook-South Side swim team makes a big splash at county finals

Timothy Marski was just 4 when he learned to swim. And once he started, he said, he couldn’t stop. “I felt a passion for it,” Marski said, “and I kept going.” The Lynbrook High School …

Oceanside High School hosts its first-ever cheerleading invitational

Oceanside’s varsity and junior varsity cheerleading teams hosted their first-ever cheerleading invitational at the high school on Feb. 4, and the two came in second and third place respectively, …

Editorial

Holding drug addicts after detox worth considering

Parents are among the most stalwart figures in Long Island’s fight to curb the opioid crisis. Too many have lost children to addiction. They join community coalitions and turn out for public …

Scott Brinton

Obama, Trump: reason versus chaos

Start saving. As in right now. Save all that you can. In my last column, “Buckle up, L.I., the GOP tax plan is headed our way” (Jan. 25-31), I promised to offer my suggestions this week on …

Randi Kreiss

Read it and weep: ‘1984’ by George Orwell

The day after Kellyanne Conway stepped up to the microphone and suggested that there were “alternate facts” regarding crowd size at President Trump’s inauguration, Penguin Books launched a 75,000-copy reprinting of “1984” . . .

Alfonse D'Amato

Budget deal is a solid step forward

It’s easy to find fault with a major budget deal in Washington. The one just passed by Congress is no exception. Those on the right say . . .