D.A. Singas to state: Upgrade school violence reporting

With Nassau County District Attorney Madeline Singas calling on the State Board of Regents to revamp New York’s school violence tracking system so gang attacks, discrimination and bullying are reported faster, East Meadow school officials are focusing on student safety.

East Meadow resident pens town’s first history book

Writing a history book may seem like a dreadful task for many, but not for Scott Eckers, a life-long resident of East Meadow whose love of history inspired him to pen “East Meadow,” the town’s first history book published on Oct. 17.

Harvesting Thanksgiving's spirit through prayer

As the St. Raphael Parish church chorus sang, congregants from different churches and synagogues joined in harmony on Nov. 20 at the 35th annual Interfaith Thanksgiving service.

Laura Curran to run for county executive

Nassau County Legislator Laura Curran, a Democrat from Baldwin, will run for county executive. Curran, 48, made an official announcement at a news conference at her home in Baldwin on Nov. 15.Despite …

Community News

‘I have faith in God that I will walk again’

On the bright summer morning of June 13, Henry Hey and his longtime girlfriend Donna Becker set out from his home in North Merrick to the hospital for a procedure that would help improve circulation in a toe on his left foot.

Herald seeks "Person of the Year" nominations

Know anyone around town who you’d describe as a true do-gooder –– that PTA president, Little League coach or scout leader who goes above and beyond the call of duty; that community volunteer who gives so much of him or herself while asking for nothing in return; that volunteer firefighter or emergency medical technician who saved a life?

Student named to Siemens list

When Alby Joseph got a text message from his parents one crisp October morning, his heart sank and his palms began to sweat. Then he read the message. He had been named a semifinalist in the elite Siemens Competition in Math, Science & Technology. His parents attached a photo they’d shot of the 17-year-old’s W.T. Clarke High School picture alongside those of 69 other Long Island semifinalists that appeared in Newsday.

WWII veteran recalls Southwest Pacific battles

When 22-year-old Joe Macchio lay on a beach in Oro Bay, New Guinea, with fellow Army Air Corps. comrades in late 1944, he heard a sound emerging from the deep jungle behind the makeshift tent he called home.

The Changing Face of Long Island

The long and winding road to citizenship

Staff members at the Central American Refugee Center, housed in a sparsely furnished second-floor office on Franklin Street in Hempstead, were finishing their lunches recently when a line formed in the small, narrow lobby.