For eight days, the Rev. Moira Ahearne, of Merrick’s Community Presbyterian Church, saw for herself the trials and tribulations that asylum-seekers face daily at the U.S.-Mexico border. She ate homemade tortillas alongside migrants at a resource center in Agua Prieta, Mexico, toured overcrowded tent cities rife with misery and felt the eerie, omnipresent eyes of the drug cartels that control the area watching her.
Residents in the Merrick, Lynbrook and Sea Cliff water districts found a letter from New York American Water in their mailboxes during the final week of October, and it was not a water bill. It was a …
Nearly two years after she filed a sex discrimination lawsuit against the U.S. Capitol Police, which protect Congress, Bellmorite Chris Sourgoutsis is getting her day in court. Sourgoutsis, 35, filed …
Incumbent Steve Rhoads, a Republican from Bellmore, was re-elected to his third term as Nassau County legislator for the 19th District, besting first-time candidate Jill Levine, a Democrat from …
Following Erin King Sweeney’s surprise withdrawal from the Town Board race in September, Christopher Carini, a Republican from Seaford, announced his campaign for the 5th Councilmatic District. He …
Donald Clavin declared victory over Laura Gillen in the race for Town of Hempstead supervisor Tuesday night. Gillen was seeking a second term and has not conceded the race.
Clergy members from St. Demetrios Greek Orthodox Church in Merrick said they hope to continue the construction of a community center following negotiations with neighbors. Initial plans for the center included a 36,000-square-foot, two-story building on the corner of Annette and Hewlett avenues, but after discussions with residents who offered critical feedback, the original plan has been downsized.
Thousands of runners from all over the world will descend on the east end of Staten Island at the starting line of the TCS New York City Marathon on Sunday. Among the masses will be Team Mission United, a group of runners participating in support of local veterans and military families. Joining the seven-person squad this year is Merrick native Daniel Bornstein.
Congregation Ohav Sholom, in Merrick, will host its first-ever Hungerthon in partnership with Long Island Cares, home of The Harry Chapin Food Bank, on Nov. 9. The fundraiser is a concert/food drive hybrid aimed at helping the hungry on Long Island.
The Nassau County Council of Chambers of Commerce hosted its 35th annual Businessperson of the Year and Legislative Breakfast on Oct. 18, and 36 small-business owners were recognized for the contributions they make to their communities.
What are heavy, yet have no weight, take up no room and stay with you forever? As I pack up my family home, with the intention of selling and downsizing, the things that no mover can transport are the stories of the house and our life within its walls over the past 46 years.
My column two weeks ago generated significant interest and input on New York’s proposed offshore wind power projects and their potential negative effects on Long Island’s commercial fishing industry. That led me to dig further into the subject.
When government officials promote their programs, they attach a cost to them, and in many cases the numbers and the claims don’t add up. We call it fuzzy math.