Schindler’s list survivor remembers

“Oskar Schindler saved my life, but Steven [Spielberg] gave me a voice.”Celina Biniaz was just 12 when Schindler, a Czech industrialist and Nazi Party member, saved her and her parents …

Kevin Thomas: a balanced view

Levittown Democrat Kevin Thomas was never supposed to win. The 34-year-old was running in the 6th Senate District last November against 15-term incumbent Kemp Hannon. Yet win he did, with just 50.6 …

In Levittown, grand masters in the making

The future grand masters gathered in a brightly lit classroom at East Broadway Elementary School in Levittown on Jan. 31 to receive instructions from school psychologist and chess club adviser Dr. …

On the road with governor’s 2019 budget

Gov. Andrew Cuomo brought his 2019 budget road show to Woodbury last week with a rousing address to the Long Island Association. But while he gave significant nods to transportation, education, …

Wantagh athlete reaches 1,000 points

The Wantagh High School front gymnasium was silent as senior varsity basketball player Caitlin Albanese made a free throw to score her 1,000th career point on Jan. 29.Once the ball swished through …

'A Private War' lays bare a journalist's life

It’s not my family/ In your head, in your head, they are fighting/ With their tanks, and their bombs/ And their bombs, and their guns/ In your head, in your head they are crying.” — From …

Valentine’s Day mission: find the real thing

Valentine’s Day, the fire sale of romantic love, seems a perfect time to push back and get real. Let’s sift through the dross of life for gold nuggets, for the small things and moments that we …