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Members of the El Salvadoran gang MS-13 have threatened Nassau County and Village of Hempstead police officers, according to Nassau County Police Commissioner Patrick Ryder. The threats follow the arrest 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
By Bridget Downes bdownes@liherald.com Board of Education Trustee Darlene Tangney announced last week that she is not seeking re-election to a fourth term this year, paving the way for four … more
The Long Beach Board of Education voted 4 to 1 on April 12, with Dr. Dennis Ryan as the dissenting vote, to adopt a $140 million budget that is about $4.6 million larger than the current spending … more
The city said it would suspend weekend bus service after a $2.1 million bond measure to make up for separation payouts to city employees failed to pass at Tuesday’s City Council meeting, which … more
A proposal to borrow $2.1 million to make up for separation payouts distributed to city employees failed to pass at Tuesday’s City Council meeting, and officials said the rejection meant that … 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
Surf for All, a Long Beach-based non-profit that organizes surf outings for children and adults with physical and developmental disabilities — as well as war veterans and disadvantaged youth — … more
Moody’s Investors Service recently revised Long Beach’s credit outlook from positive to stable, and while the city’s credit rating — a financial score that impacts the ability … more
The National Weather Service issued a coastal flood advisory for the south shore of Nassau County on Monday as heavy winds and rain pounded Long Beach. Rain totals will range between 1 and 3 … 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
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