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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
Two locals from Oceanside and Island Park were chosen to represent their communities in Nassau County’s police commissioner’s new police task force. Mark Mirsky, a resident from Oceanside, and … 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
The office of State Comptroller Tom DiNapoli has issued a scathing report on the Village of Island Park’s finances, indicating that current fiscal practices could jeopardize local services and lead … 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
Children were on the prowl in Oceanside and Island Park this past weekend for the communities’ respective Easter egg hunts. The kids searched far and wide for the precious, colorful commodities, … more
Sweet T- Bear is waiting for her forever home. This 4-year-old terrier mix, has been in a loving foster home with her elderly foster mom for over a year, but she is moving, and T-Bear needs a new … more
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