Veterans’ mental health at the heart of new county initiative

When East Meadow American Legion Post 1082 Commander Pete Wenninger served in the Navy in the 1970s, there was an understanding: Service members never asked for help. That often left them suffering …

Now renovated, East Meadow library reopens

The East Meadow Public Library opened on Sept. 23 after two years of construction, a relief to residents, who said they missed their library. It was a quiet opening with no fanfare to commemorate the …

NUMC is honored by Heart Association for treatment

Nassau University Medical Center earned national recognition for its efforts to improve the management of heart failure in September. The medical center, in East Meadow, received the American Heart …

East Meadow street dedicated to local man who died in Vietnam

Lancaster Street in East Meadow now has a new name. The street was dedicated Saturday to East Meadow resident John G. Glassey, who was killed while serving his country in Vietnam on April 15, 1969, …

EMHS speed zone extended

For years, residents around East Meadow High School have complained about speeding on their streets. On Monday, Erma Drive, Nottingham Road and Conti Square Boulevard became school safety zones. …

Victims say anti-Muslim acts continued after Sept. 11

Jijoe Joseph, 42, an emergency doctor who worked at Nassau University Medical Center in East Meadow from 2016 to 2020, can clearly remember Sept. 11, 2001, and, more so, how much his life changed …

Marking a day like no other

In the early evening of Sept. 11, 2001, Kathy Martinez Walsh and Patricia Magnus Brown, captains of the East Meadow Fire Department’s Rescue 5 Ambulance Company, were stationed at Chelsea Pier …

Editorial

The sharp decline in mammograms is worrying

There is perhaps no disease that strikes greater fear in the hearts of women than breast cancer. It is the second-leading cause of cancer deaths, behind lung cancer, and . . .

Op-Ed

White men have had no shortage of ‘problems’

Race and racism are in the news and on our minds. In response, many thoughtful commentaries have referred to W.E.B. Du Bois and James Baldwin, both of whom, in their day, wrote about the “Negro problem.”

Jerry Kremer

American politics is in the gutter

I follow the developments in the political world to keep myself up to date on the issues. Sadly, the more I read, the more I’m convinced that the American political system has been poisoned . . .

Randi Kreiss

Becoming the expert in your own disease

It’s the job nobody wants, but when you get a diagnosis of breast cancer, the job is yours.

Op-Ed

Reflections on race, racism and respect

Years ago, my wife and I walked onto a Martha Vineyard’s beach with my Cornell University advisee and his parents, only to be confronted by a white man asking where we thought we were going.