National Hispanic Heritage Month

'I wanted the American dream'

Part two in a Hispanic Heritage Month mini-series.“Someone shouted, ‘¡la migra!’” said Yesenia Vasquez. The East Meadow mother of three sat behind a desk at her …

'She deserves it. She loves the library.'

“I’m a lover of the arts,” Jude Schanzer said, propping her feet up on a bin filled with papers in an office she shares with colleagues at the East Meadow Public Library. “I always wanted to act — I mean, who didn’t want to be a star? — but I was kindly told to stick to playwriting,” she laughed.

A delectable evening

The East Meadow High School orchestra played classical music as hundreds of guests lined the hallways of the Carltun in Eisenhower Park on Monday during the East Meadow Chamber of Commerce’s biggest fundraiser of the year, Culinary Delights.

Islanders return to the 'old barn' for a day

A sold-out, pumped-up crowd celebrated as New York Islanders Captain John Tavares scored an overtime goal on Sunday to give the team a 3-2 win over the Philadelphia Flyers in its preseason opener at NYCB Live’s Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum in Uniondale.

Pearl Harbor, D-Day East Meadow veteran was 93

Gerard “Jerry” Barbosa, who survived Japanese war planes attacks while stationed on the USS Raleigh as a gunner’s mate at Pearl Harbor, died on Sept. 15, at age 93, of natural causes.

    In moving ceremony, Town of Hempstead dedicates permanent 9/11 memorial

    The hundreds of people streaming into Point Lookout Park on Monday morning for a ceremony to dedicate the Town of Hempstead’s permanent 9/11 memorial passed through an arch at the front entrance, formed by two fire engines’ tower ladders and a massive American flag. The Point Lookout-Lido Fire Department erected the arch.