Press Club of L.I., Herald to host community newspaper forum

The Press Club of Long Island will host a panel discussion, “Why a Community Newspaper Is a Great Place to Start — and Make — a Career in Journalism,” on Wednesday, March 15, …

South Nassau Communities Hospital receives $1 million donation for new cancer center in Oceanside

The Louis Feil Charitable Lead Annuity Trust donated $1 million to South Nassau Communities Hospital, which will go towards establishing a new cancer center at the hospital’s main campus in …

Interfaith organizations are growing on Long Island

Though restrained twice by a federal district court, President Trump’s executive order barring citizens of seven Muslim-majority countries from entering the U.S. has had at least one unexpected effect: a rise in the awareness and advocacy efforts of interfaith organizations on Long Island.

County Executive race

Democratic county exec candidates to meet in forum

Three Democratic candidates vying for the seat of County Executive Ed Mangano, a Republican who is currently under federal indictment, will meet for the first time in what the Lakeview and Rockville Centre Democratic Clubs are billing not as a debate, but as a conversation.

Politics

State to audit Hempstead IDA, Valley Stream school district over Green Acres Mall tax agreement

The state comptroller announced today that his office will audit the Hempstead Industrial Development Agency and District 30 in response to the controversy surrounding the Green Acres Mall tax breaks.

NICE to cut, reduce routes

The Nassau Inter-County Express is short nearly $7 million of its total $130 million budget for 2017-18, so at least 10 bus routes must be cut and service must be reduced on several others, unless lawmakers can find the money from other sources. The cuts could take effect in April and affect 5,400 riders, according to NICE officials.

Herald Newspapers 
seeking 2017 summer interns

Herald Community Newspapers is seeking 2017 summer interns for our 15 community-based publications that stretch across Nassau County’s South Shore, from Valley Stream to Seaford, and Long Beach to …

KookaBurra Coffee Company sets its sights on Malverne

Michael Del Gatto was going about his business running the KookaBurra Coffee Company in Rockville Centre, when Malverne Mayor Patti McDonald stopped in for coffee and muffins — and made a request. “She asked, ‘Why don’t you come to Malverne?’” Del Gatto recalled, “but I was actually thinking about opening another location in Long Beach.”

Editorial

Lessons learned about Long Island immigrants

Once upon a time, Long Island was known as one big, largely white suburb — but no more. There is no doubt that the face of Long Island is rapidly changing.

Mark your calendar

The Changing Face of Long Island

This doctor’s dream took root in Haiti

By the time Mahalia Desruisseaux was 6 or 7 years old, she had already decided that she would be a doctor. The now 46-year-old recalls her frequent trips to the Haitian orphanage run by her father, where her mother was a teacher. She saw firsthand her parents’ desire to help those who are less fortunate, which they passed on to their daughter.

The Changing Face of Long Island

The many blessings of citizenship

The day was picture-perfect. White clouds dotted the blue sky, shading the 75 people who had gathered on the sprawling lawn of President Theodore Roosevelt’s “summer White House,” Sagamore Hill, in Oyster Bay.