Long lines form for emergency food in Long Beach after halt in state program

They stood along Center Street in Long Beach as crisp wind blew off Reynolds Channel on Friday morning. Some walked arm-in-arm the few blocks from their apartments in a housing project to get there on …

Petition decries Bellmore murderer nearing parole

The convicted murderer of a Bellmore mother may soon be released on parole — but more than 12,000 petition signers say his incarceration should be extended. John Jackson was charged in the …

Lynbrook officials announce that National Grid will reimburse residents, business owners impacted by moratorium

In the aftermath of a controversial gas moratorium that impacted new businesses and residents from receiving natural-gas hookups from National Grid, the utility is reimbursing its customers who were impacted.

Lynbrook Police Department investigating string of mailbox thefts

The Lynbrook Police Department is investigating a string of robberies in which criminals have stolen checks and other items from mailboxes around the village.

This Freeporter has some truly frightening collectibles

After revealing a photo of Charles Manson in a beige prison jumpsuit with a lock of the cult leader’s hair in a plastic protector, Freeporter Dr. David Adamovich reached over and unveiled other plastic protectors with locks of John Wayne Gacy’s and Ted Bundy’s hair.

Bellmore-Merrick residents elected to Literacy Nassau’s board of directors

The board of directors of Literacy Nassau, a Wantagh-based nonprofit that provides language-building programs to children and adults, recently promoted two current board members. Judy Beckman, of …

Honoring the Four Chaplains

As Christopher Lau sang the national anthem on Feb. 9, more than 100 people stood with their hands over their hearts or, for those in uniform, in a salute. Veterans and their families had gathered at …

Cultural Arts Playhouse opens in Merrick

The muffled sounds of an eager audience gathered in the lobby crept into the theater of the Cultural Arts Playhouse in Merrick last Saturday night, but the cast of “Bare” milled about the …


A tuition freeze is worth considering

New York State Sen. Kevin Thomas, a Levittown Democrat, recently proposed a bill to cap tuition at all SUNY and CUNY schools at $5,000 per year for in-state students.

Scott Brinton

The New York Times, a historical treasure trove

The Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. and Jesse Jackson were chatting, King on the balcony of the Lorraine Motel in Memphis, Tenn., and Jackson in the parking lot below, when the shot rang out.

Randi Kreiss

2020: love in the time of the coronavirus

This Valentine’s Day, maybe skip the kisses and consider an elbow bump or shaking hands — even with your boyfriend or your wife or your kids.

Alfonse D'Amato

You heard the president: The state of our union is strong

As a senator, I was privileged to attend many State of the Union addresses . . .