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Bodies started turning up in South Shore parks and woodlands in the past year and a half: teenagers hacked to death with machetes or shot in the face by members of the ruthless El Salvadoran gang Mara Salvatrucha, or MS-13. more
Anyone who watches or listens to daily news broadcasts encounters a steady stream of government officials insisting that the economy is improving steadily and that the lives of average Americans are getting better. more
When President Trump touted his efforts to eradicate the El Salvadoran gang MS-13 at a May 23 forum in Bethpage, he said that the threat gang members pose can be solved with immigration law reform. more
Plastic bags are about the most insidious of all plastics that humans have created over the past century or so. They easily escape from garbage trucks, and people carelessly toss them . . . more
From the look of the damage sustained by a charter bus after it crashed into the Eagle Avenue Bridge on the Southern State Parkway in early April, the incident should have been a mass tragedy. more
The promise inscribed on the Statue of Liberty — “send these, the homeless, tempest-tossed, to me” — is the promise of hope that America makes . . . more
Lawrence Board of Education trustees and school district officials maintain a close watch on spending, while making sure that students have the programs and services they need. more
Though the Hewlett-Woodmere School District is proposing the first tax- levy increase in three years — 2.86 percent — which matches the spending uptick in a $119.79 million budget, the school district is using its money wisely. more
During Tony Santino’s final meeting as Town of Hempstead supervisor in December, he couldn’t have looked more bored . . . more
Thanks to onerous newsprint tariffs that the Trump administration is proposing to enact, the price of producing the Herald Community Newspapers –– and most other newspapers across the country — could soon get a whole lot higher. more
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