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West Hempstead gang member charged with sex trafficking in RVC, East Meadow, Freeport

A West Hempstead gang member was indicted on Thursday for numerous charges of sex trafficking. The defendant, Joshua Lampley-Reid, 26, who is a member of the Makk Balla set of the Bloods street gang, …

Finished at Hofstra, and he’s all of 18

As students crossed the stage at Hofstra University’s graduation commencement last month, they marked the conclusion of their academic careers before taking the first steps into professional …

Holocaust survivor celebrates 100th birthday in Bellmore

The party for Theresa Mermelstein’s 100th birthday in Bellmore on June 4 was a massive celebration, with family, friends and guests of honor in abundance — despite a downpour. For …

Parade held for retiring Bellmore-Merrick Superintendent

On June 2, a small crowd gathered outside of Brookside School on Meadowbrook Road for a car parade honoring the Superintendent of the Bellmore-Merrick Central High School District, John DeTommaso, …

Valley Stream Historical Society looks ahead to preserve the past

After the Pagan Fletcher Restoration closed for more than a year, it has reopened to offer visitors a glimpse into Valley Stream’s history

Art in Cedarhurst Park on Sunday is postponed

The Cedarhurst village and  the Cedarhurst Business Improvement District "Art in the Park" for Sunday, June 13 from 11 a.m. to  5 p.m. at Andrew J. Paise Cedarhurst Parkhas been postpoed, village officials said. A new date is yet to be announced.


Saving the planet, in your backyard

The Central Long Island Chapter of the Surfrider Foundation recently constructed an “ocean-friendly garden” at Pennsylvania Avenue and Ocean Beach Park in Long Beach . . .

Randi Kreiss

Are we immune to Texas-style xenophobia?

There is a trifecta of trouble deep in the heart of Texas: Gov. Greg Abbott, the Texas legislature and the state Board of Education.

Jerry Kremer

Ranked-choice voting? Not my choice.

I must confess that I’m an old-fashioned guy who honors certain customs. I hold doors open for women and people with packages. I put my hand over my heart . . .


We must reduce the dangers of fire-retardant chemicals

Our brave firefighters risk their lives every day to keep our communities safe. The least we can do is protect them from dangerous, cancer-causing chemicals.

Randi Kreiss

It isn’t your grandma’s senior prom night

Prom 2021 is an act of faith. It is kids needing to shake off more than a year of lockdowns, shutdowns, sickness and isolation. It is a down payment on good times ahead after an avalanche of disappointments.

Herald Inside LI hosts Health + Wealth webinar

In an effort to connect Long Islanders with health and wealth advocates, Herald Inside LI held a free webinar called the 50+ Health+Wealth Virtual Event on March 25.   Sponsored by …

Herald Inside LI hosts virus and vaccine webinar

A little over a week ago, the pandemic hit its global year anniversary, and on March 19, Nassau County reached 400 thousand residents who have received at least one dose of either the …

Herald Inside LI hosts College webinar on upcoming fall semester

As a result of the pandemic, colleges everywhere have had no choice but to make social and academic changes to their school settings. Students, faculty and staff have adapted to our new …

Herald Inside LI to host webinar on family businesses

Many Long Islanders are grappling with questions about how they can best start or maintain a business. Many wonder how a family business differs from other businesses and what it takes to bring …