Too scared to seek justice

As immigration lawyer Elise Damas headed into work on the morning of June 26, she had a quick meeting with a client. The man asked Damas, of the Village of Hempstead’s Central American Refugee …

South Nassau, Blue Cross reach agreement

South Nassau Communities Hospital officials announced on June 29 that they had reached a contract agreement with the health insurance agency Empire Blue Cross Blue Shield, ending an impasse in …

A salute to champions from 2017-18

It was a banner season for many high school athletic programs in the Herald’s coverage area. Listed are many of the top team accomplishments, in chronological order.

Elmont, F.S. libraries launch summer reading challenge

Libraries all across the country kicked off their summer reading challenge last week, and the Elmont Memorial Library and Franklin Square Public Library have joined in the collaborative reading …

Bridging the inequality gap in high school

Thirty-five years ago, Nassau County’s school districts served a largely majority-white student population. As more minority groups began moving into Long Island’s suburbs, however, …

Senior crisis hotline takes hundreds of calls since November

After the suicide of an elderly veteran in Bellmore roughly four months ago, Town of Hempstead Supervisor Anthony Santino and the Long Island Crisis Center announced the launch of a senior crisis hotline. It began operating on Dec. 1, and since then, over 200 calls have been logged.

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