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Elaine Gross, president of the Syosset-based nonprofit ERASE Racism, calls it “racialized school segregation.” Long Island comprises 125 school districts — some as small as one square mile — and 42 percent are all-white or nearly all-white, according to a 2017 ERASE Racism report. Meanwhile, 24 percent are majority African-American/Hispanic districts. more
Jay T. Korth recalled that his late father, Jay F. Korth, loved his family, the Village of Lynbrook and golf. more
Dozens of firefighters and local residents attended the funeral of former East Rockaway Fire Department Chief Gene Torborg on Tuesday. more
A report released by the National Transportation Safety Board last week cited alcohol as a factor that played into the death of a man who was fatally struck by a train at the Lynbrook Long Island Rail Road station in April. more
Last year, members of Girl Scout Troop 2223 got the chance to ask the Radio City Rockettes about their experiences on stage. This year, the girls’ questions were answered when they performed at Radio City Music Hall themselves. more
Veterans and other community members came together at Mill River Complex Park on Dec. 7 to remember those who died in the attacks on Pearl Harbor in 1941 and honor brave heroes. more
“Somehow, when they should have been sunk in 15 minutes, this group managed to hold off the Japanese for two and a half hours,” said George Wells, gazing at a group of American ships sailing on a shelf on the second floor of Rockville Centre’s American Legion Post 303. more
Nassau County police are searching for an unknown male suspect who scammed and stole $45,000 from an elderly Oceanside woman. more
Dozens of students sat in the Hofstra University Lawrence Herbert School of Communication NewsHub. Sounds of chatter and typing filled the air. more
Despite being soaking wet on a chilly day in late October, Olukemi Anazodo, a 21-year-old student from Hofstra University, could barely contain her excitement after her baptism. “I feel like … more
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