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Tom Tweedy, former mayor of Floral Park, is challenging Tom Muscarella in the Town of Hempstead’s 2nd District race. The district encompasses Bellerose Terrace, Floral Park, Garden City, Garden … more
Election Day is a little less than four weeks away, but thanks to a series of reforms passed by the State Legislature in January, Nassau County residents can vote during a nine-day period before Nov. … more
Ninety-two percent of Long Island public-school teachers are white. In nearly two-thirds of Long Island schools, there are no black teachers. In more than two-fifths of them, there are no Latino teachers. And most children grow up in segregated communities that divide along school district lines. more
The deadline to begin “excluding students” from attending school if they have not received their mandatory vaccinations has passed, Nassau County Commissioner of Health Dr. Lawrence Eisenstein … more
Part one in a series.     When Sharelle Allen gave birth to her first child in 2014, the now 31-year-old wanted a natural experience — no monitors, no pain medication, no … more
The signs are up. The refurbished ambulances are in. The 90-year-old medical institution known as South Nassau Communities Hospital is now Mount Sinai South Nassau. more
The Ocean Parkway Coastal Greenway, a path that extends east of Jones Beach for bicyclists, runners and walkers, is expected to get a 10-mile, $16.2 million extension by 2021, according to Gov. … more
Officials from the New York State Energy Research and Development Authority came to Long Beach City Hall on Sept. 19 to present the state’s plans to bring 9,000 megawatts of offshore wind power to … more
The Center for Science, Teaching and Learning in Rockville Centre is holding a naming contest for two young emu birds, which are part of its recently opened exhibit, “Dinosaurs! And People’s United Bank Animal Adventure.” more
Editor’s note: Devin Johnson, one of 10 participants in Hofstra University’s 2019 Summer High School Journalism Institute, is a rising junior at Elmont Memorial High School. The following … more
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