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Bodies started turning up in South Shore parks and woodlands in the past year and a half: teenagers hacked to death with machetes or shot in the face by members of the ruthless El Salvadoran gang Mara Salvatrucha, or MS-13. more
Anyone who watches or listens to daily news broadcasts encounters a steady stream of government officials insisting that the economy is improving steadily and that the lives of average Americans are getting better. more
When President Trump touted his efforts to eradicate the El Salvadoran gang MS-13 at a May 23 forum in Bethpage, he said that the threat gang members pose can be solved with immigration law reform. more
Plastic bags are about the most insidious of all plastics that humans have created over the past century or so. They easily escape from garbage trucks, and people carelessly toss them . . . more
From the look of the damage sustained by a charter bus after it crashed into the Eagle Avenue Bridge on the Southern State Parkway in early April, the incident should have been a mass tragedy. more
Only two members of the current Town of Hempstead Board were elected to their posts without first having been appointed to them. That’s it. Two. more
The promise inscribed on the Statue of Liberty — “send these, the homeless, tempest-tossed, to me” — is the promise of hope that America makes . . . more
The Herald urges Bellmore Elementary School District residents to show their support for incumbent Board of Education trustees Marion Blane and Brian Desmond, who are running unopposed for re-election this year. more
Despite increasing security measures in the wake of the mass shooting in Parkland, Fla., and instituting new student health and wellness centers, officials in the Bellmore-Merrick Central School District are keeping the 2018-19 budget within the state-mandated tax-levy cap. more
During Tony Santino’s final meeting as Town of Hempstead supervisor in December, he couldn’t have looked more bored . . . more
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