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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, …

Islamic Center L.I. pantry manager receives award

Nassau County Comptroller Jack Schnirman held a virtual award ceremony on May 20 as part of Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month in which Waheed Siddiqui, the coordinator of Westbury’s Islamic Center of Long Island food pantry, was among the award recipients.

East Meadow’s Sean Hogan is named baseball MVP

Sean Hogan, a Molloy College graduate student, once played for the East Meadow Baseball Softball Association, beginning on a T-ball team and playing all the way through Senior League.

New name for a well-known itch: ‘maskne'

Nancy Widman said that when she first noticed the rash on her neck, she didn’t think anything of it. But it got worse, spreading down her throat onto her chest. Widman’s doctor attributed her condition to the cloth masks she had been wearing to avoid getting Covid-19. She  recommended that she switch to paper masks, and gave her a prescription for medication.

CAPE is back for summer fun in East Meadow

The beloved Creative Art Program of the East Meadow School District is back after a yearlong hiatus caused by the pandemic.

East Meadow Public Library to hold 11th EMCON Animefest

Before the pandemic, East Meadow Public Library would be home to thousands of teens and young adults in the spring donning costumes, otherwise known as cosplays, and meeting new friends that share the same interests — anime. EMCON Animefest, the free convention in its 11th year, remains a popular event, attracting roughly 5,000 people in one weekend. But instead of taking place at the library, it will be virtual for the second year in the row this weekend. The event is primarily geared towards teens and young adults.

American Rescue Plan, state aid supports East Meadow

East Meadow is getting a boost.


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.