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The Rev. John Barres, bishop of Allentown, Pa., has been appointed the Diocese of Rockville Centre’s new bishop, according to a notice posted on the diocese’s website this morning. Pope Francis made the appointment. more
There’s been a lot of activity going on at Malverne American Legion Post #44, thanks to prospective Eagle Scout, David Matos. Matos, 18, a Valley Stream Central High School senior, was in the … more
Town of Hempstead Supervisor Anthony Santino met with representatives of the League of Women Voters of Nassau County and addressed their questions and concerns about diverse issues during a Dec. 1 … more
Nonprofit social-service agencies like the Five Towns Community Center were facing steep funding cuts by Nassau County as late as Monday night. more
Although fake news is a big issue for today’s media, particularly in the aftermath of the presidential campaign, it has been a problem in the journalism world for more than 100 years. “There are records of fake news going back as far as Lincoln that were used to [try to] derail his election,” said Dr. Cliff Jernigan, an associate professor and chairman of Hofstra University’s Department of Journalism, Media Studies and Public Relations. more
Looking for fun, local activities to share with the family? Check out what's happening right in your own neighborhood in The Week Ahead: more
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. more
Know anyone around town who you’d describe as a true do-gooder –– that PTA president, Little League coach or scout leader who goes above and beyond the call of duty; that community volunteer who gives so much of him or herself while asking for nothing in return; that volunteer firefighter or emergency medical technician who saved a life? more
To celebrate its 40-year anniversary, and to help fellow women look their best selves in the workplace, the Long Island Center for Business and Professional Women hosted a highly successful “40 and … more
By the time Mahalia Desruisseaux was 6 or 7 years old, she had already decided that she would be a doctor. The now 46-year-old recalls her frequent trips to the Haitian orphanage run by her father, where her mother was a teacher. She saw firsthand her parents’ desire to help those who are less fortunate, which they passed on to their daughter. more
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