Racial and safety concerns mount over Nassau County's special deputy initiative

Inside the contentious plan by Nassau County Executive Bruce Blakeman to deputize gun-owning residents for emergency protection. Discover the concerns raised by residents, activists, and officials regarding racial discrimination, lack of police union consultation, and potential risks associated with an armed militia.

Long Island celebrates near-total solar eclipse at Cradle of Aviation Museum"

Hundreds of Uniondale and Long Island residents gather at the Cradle of Aviation Museum for a memorable solar eclipse watch party.

NYIT's initiative paves pathways to healthcare careers for Uniondale high students

The New York Institute of Technology’s School of Health Professions Workforce Development Initiative, backed by a $250,000 grant from the New York State Department of Labor

Uniondale wins big at American Debate Classic

Uniondale High School recently played host to the second American Debate League Long Island Classic tournament

Professional scouts eye talent at 5am Brotherhood's Nassau Coliseum championship

Discover the electrifying atmosphere of the 5am Brotherhood basketball league's championship at Nassau Coliseum. Witness top talent like MVP Johnny Garcia leading The Avengers to an unbeaten season. Learn how the league serves as a platform for players, with one receiving a professional contract.


Solving Long Island’s housing problem

We have seen how a global pandemic has made local housing prices surge to levels that make them unaffordable for many disheartened house hunters on Long Island. While the housing market is starting to return to pre-Covid levels, an average price is still out of reach for most young adults starting their careers, single-income households, and older residents looking to downsize. Long Island has also been plagued by a lack of home inventory, which for many has turned the American dream into a dream deferred.


At our schools, they’re cutting to the bone

My wife and I know a successful young couple who live in a spacious Manhattan apartment. They have lots of dining and entertainment options, a doorman and great views of a park. Best of all, they roll out of bed, hop on a subway and they’re at the office in a matter of minutes. They’ve got it made, yet everyone’s debating how long it will be before they move to Long Island.


Our communities need more doctors who look like me

I’m 26, and have lived virtually my whole life in Hempstead. I’ve seen a lot of health-related issues — low-income people of color, like me, suffering from chronic conditions like asthma, diabetes, obesity, high blood pressure, and untreated mental illness. Often they haven’t been able to receive proper treatment for their conditions. I wanted to do something about it, and soon I will be able to, because I’m on my way to becoming a doctor.


The challenge of a Supreme Court that isn’t supreme

As a lawyer, I have the greatest respect for the American court system. Our country is one of the few in the world whose courts are not used for political vendettas, as is the case in Russia. That system is manipulated by one man, Russian President Vladimir Putin, and there are countless cases in which he has punished his political enemies by using the judicial system.