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Although fake news is a big issue for today’s media, particularly in the aftermath of the presidential campaign, it has been a problem in the journalism world for more than 100 years. “There are records of fake news going back as far as Lincoln that were used to [try to] derail his election,” said Dr. Cliff Jernigan, an associate professor and chairman of Hofstra University’s Department of Journalism, Media Studies and Public Relations. more
Ashley Zumba, 15, who was last seen leaving a church on Newton Boulevard in Freeport Friday at 7:30 p.m., has been located police said. more
To celebrate its 40-year anniversary, and to help fellow women look their best selves in the workplace, the Long Island Center for Business and Professional Women hosted a highly successful “40 and … more
Hewlett High School students helped by master gardeners from Cornell Cooperative Extension of Nassau County planted seven trees at the county’s Grant Park in Hewlett on Nov. 20. more
The Epstein family headed by Ross and Amy hosted the eighth annual Pancakes for Parkinson’s fundraiser at Congregation Sons of Israel in Woodmere on Nov. 20 that benefits the Michael J. Fox Foundation. more
One of the more anticipated events of the school year took place on Nov. 17-19, when David Renov Stahler (DRS) Yeshiva High School for Boys in Woodmere held its annual Shabbaton as sophomores, juniors and seniors, accompanied by their teachers and families, spent the weekend at the Mountain Laurel Hotel in White Haven, Pa. more
Hewlett High School senior, Alec Fischthal, of North Woodmere, competed in the “Jeopardy!” teen tournament last week and finished in second place. He won $50,000 in prize money. more
By the time Mahalia Desruisseaux was 6 or 7 years old, she had already decided that she would be a doctor. The now 46-year-old recalls her frequent trips to the Haitian orphanage run by her father, where her mother was a teacher. She saw firsthand her parents’ desire to help those who are less fortunate, which they passed on to their daughter. more
November is a busy month in the halls of Hewlett High School and outside the classrooms with many extracurricular activities and other events. In the past few weeks alone, there have been some exciting events. more
Celebrating their 24th year, the Shalom Task Force will honor six individuals for their community service at the annual brunch on Sunday at the Sephardic Temple at 775 Branch Blvd. in Cedarhurst at 9:30 a.m. more
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