Paying it forward with acts of kindness

In 1996, when Jennifer Lentini was only 13, she was suffering from a heart muscle disease and in desperate need of a transplant. For months,she waited for one in a hospital, as her heart got progressively worse. “The doctors told my parents to say goodbye to me on July Fourth,” Lentini recalled. “Then on July 5, the organ came in.”

1997 murder linked to remains found in 2011

Josh Zeman and Rachel Mills, film producers of A&E’s “The Killing Season” were interested in information about the remains of an unidentified woman found at Hempstead Lake State Park in 1997. …

Attacking veterans’ legal issues pro bono at Hofstra

In August 2015, Matthew Goodison-Orr, a third-year Hofstra University law student, began working with Gary Port, a West Hempstead resident, attorney and U.S. Army veteran, on a pro bono legal case: A marine had suffered a brain injury and post-traumatic stress disorder while on duty in Iraq, and never received treatment from the military after he requested it. He began to self-medicate with marijuana, and was kicked out of the Marine Corps after a urine test.

A lovely Holiday at Hall’s Pond

West Hempstead held its annual Holiday at Hall’s Pond event last Sunday, attended by dozens of children, adults and community leaders, who participated in song, feasted on holiday treats, took pony rides through the park and more.

Champion of the disabled

The building occupying 59 Hempstead Gardens Drive in West Hempstead looks like others on that street: industrial, nondescript and plain. But a significant chapter of national history began there, through a company that helped Americans with disabilities nationwide obtain equal rights.