Hofstra law students lend a hand to veterans in need

On Nov. 4, the Veterans Legal Assistance Project, which was formed by law student-veterans in 2012, held its biannual one-day law clinic dedicated to veterans at the Maurice A. Deane School of Law. There, pro-bono attorneys helped veterans with discharge upgrades, pending appeals and estate planning.

Jade Suarez runs past her obstacles

Nearly six years after Jade Suarez suffered a prenatal stroke, she was watching the 2012 Summer Olympics on television. Though she watched a majority of the events, her mother, Stephanie Suarez, said …


Retired NYPD officer from Merrick dies of 9/11 illness

Seventeen years after two planes collided into New York’s World Trade Center, the death toll continues to rise. Anthony Hanlon, a New York City Police Department officer from Merrick who volunteered after the attacks, died on Oct. 21 from a resulting cancer.

VSS works overtime for state crown

Valley Stream South worked overtime for a second straight day to complete a dream season and make school history.

Kennedy repeats as Long Island champs

With Tyler Anderson leading the way, Kennedy boys’ volleyball is heading back to the state championships.


2nd Congressional District, a model race

First-time congressional candidate Liuba Grechen Shirley liked to say she wasn’t a politician. And she wasn’t. The Amityville mother of two ran a strong race . . .


We need more diversity, less ‘gotcha’ in elections

The Nov. 6 election was more of a groundswell than a seismic shift, yet it was significant. While many incumbents rode to relatively easy victories . . .

Scott Brinton

Technologists beware: ‘The Matrix’ may be nigh

In the dystopian world of the 1999 science-fiction drama “The Matrix,” extended kung fu battles, rapid-fire gunfights and chase scenes involving all manner of vehicles overshadow a deeper message . . .

Randi Kreiss

Into thin air again, and finding my way

Two months ago, I wrote about my daughter’s discovery that she has a mutation in the BRCA1 gene, which brings with it a high risk of developing breast and/or ovarian cancer during her lifetime.

Alfonse D'Amato

Securing our borders is the humane thing to do

The debate over immigration is coming to a head as the human caravan of thousands wends its way through Mexico toward the U.S. This is a stark reminder . . .