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The plane noise plaguing parts of Queens and Nassau counties was the focus of discussion last week at a citizen advocacy meeting to explain NextGen, a satellite GPS technology that the Federal Aviation Administration says has resulted in $1.6 billion in benefits to airlines and travelers by allowing planes to fly more frequently and closer together, take more direct routes and save time and fuel. more
A number of Democrats and Republicans called on Nassau County Executive Ed Mangano and Oyster Bay Town Supervisor John Venditto to resign on Thursday following their arrests on federal corruption … more
Nassau County Executive Ed Mangano, along with his wife, Linda, and Town of Oyster Bay Supervisor John Venditto, were arrested early Thursday on a 13-county indictment, according to published reports. more
The New York State Department of Health is probing two Rockville Centre long-term care facilities after they may have received tainted shipments of flush syringes, according to officials. They … more
An Elmont man was arrested and charged on Oct. 11 in connection with a dozen burglaries and attempted burglaries across central Nassau County, including at locations in Merrick, Elmont, Floral Park, … more
Legendary musician Billy Joel will perform the first show at the new Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum on Wednesday, April 5, 2017. The announcement signifies the venue’s reopening after undergoing an extensive renovation. more
Long Island Rail Road riders were advised on Sunday morning to expect delays and heavier-than-usual passenger volume on trains on the Babylon Branch, which runs along the South Shore, after a LIRR train derailed outside New Hyde Park around 9:10 p.m. on Saturday. more
Part one in an ongoing series. People arrive on Long Island from points around the world. According to statistics, the pace of immigration has accelerated over the past two decades, changing the face of Long Island, which was known for years as a largely white suburb of New York City. Over the next seven weeks, the Herald will document the lives of the immigrants and people of color who are rapidly transforming Long Island’s demographics and reshaping its educational, political and economic landscapes. more
Alexandre Renoir has very big shoes — or certainly a big canvas — to fill. An accomplished painter in his own right, he is the great-grandson of the great French impressionist Pierre-Auguste … more
Nassau County and the Town of Hempstead are in a state of moderate fiscal stress, the state’s second-highest fiscal stress rating, according to a report by New York state Comptroller Thomas DiNapoli. more
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