Mepham senior opens minds with second annual Culture Night

For two years, Mepham High School senior Rina Sarfraz, a Pakistani-American and a Muslim, has helped highlight Middle Eastern and South Asian cultures, and bring them to life for students and parents in the Bellmore-Merrick Central High School District.

‘Violence is not a healthy response’

From the Columbine High School mass shooting in Colorado in April 1999 to the killing of 17 people at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High in Parkland, Fla., a month ago, one of the recurring themes in these tragedies is the mental state of the murderers.

Malverne is looking for a few good mothers

Celebrating its 40th anniversary, the Mothers of Malverne is looking to gather members and former presidents from the past 40 years to honor them at a special dinner. The group has helped connect …

‘Hunger never takes a vacation’

A two-ton donation of kosher Passover food will be delivered by Stop & Shop to the Marion & Aaron Gural JCC Sustenance Center in Cedarhurst on March 20. The delivery, part of the supermarket chain’s community outreach program, will help further the JCC’s mission to aid people in need.

Cheering on a national stage

Across the U.S., there are communities with renowned high school varsity cheerleading teams. But few, if any, have two championship squads separated by a six-minute drive.

East Rockaway wins L.I. title

It took about four months, but the East Rockaway girls finally played what basketball enthusiasts would call a complete game. And they picked precisely the right time to do it.

Baldwin repeats as L.I. champs

Even though Baldwin captured its first-ever girls basketball state title last winter, memories of back-to-back losses to Commack in the 2015 and ‘16 Long Island Class AA championship games remained fresh in the minds of standouts Aziah Hudson and Jenna Annecchiarico.


Teachers carrying guns? Not here.

In times of crisis, it’s easy to overreact. President Trump overreacted when he called over the weekend for funding to train and arm teachers . . .


Avoiding the pitfalls of pothole season

In late winter and early spring, Nassau County roads become minefields of sorts . . .

Randi Kreiss

Imagine dozens of Adolf Hitlers

Ira Levin imagined it in 1976. The novelist wrote “The Boys from Brazil,” fictionalizing the story of Nazi war criminal Dr. Josef Mengele. In Levin’s book, which became a blockbuster movie . . .

Alfonse D'Amato

On trade, let’s make peace, not war

Trade deficits and their long-term effects on the nation’s well-being aren’t something Americans tend to think much about. We buy cars, clothes, TVs and appliances without . . .

Todd Kaminsky

Stamping out this spate of hate

Over the past year and a half, the incidence of hate crimes has skyrocketed across the nation, and Long Island. Just a few weeks ago, swastikas were scrawled on sidewalks . . .