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Members of the El Salvadoran gang MS-13, or Mara Salvatrucha, have threatened Nassau County and Village of Hempstead police officers, according to County Police Commissioner Patrick Ryder. The threats follow the extradition from Maryland this week of Miguel Angel Corea Diaz, known on the street as “the Reaper,” an MS-13 kingpin who is the gang’s highest-ranking member on the East Coast. 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
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
Veteran civil rights lawyer Norman Siegel has often represented the powerless against the powerful in his 50-year career. So when he said he had “some experience” in David and Goliath … more
With a swift, fluid motion, Deborah Carleton did as she was instructed and disarmed the “gunman.” She moved in quickly toward the shooter, pushed the rifle barrel up so as to point it … more
A commercial bus carrying a student group from Kennedy International Airport to the Walt Whitman Shops in Huntington slammed into the overpass at the Lakeview exit of the Southern State Parkway … 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
The Nassau County Legislature voted 14-3 on Monday to approve a 10-year phase-in to bring all properties across the county in line with their actual market values. If it is completed, it would be the … 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
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