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Elected leaders often look upon the Freedom of Information Act with barely disguised disapproval, and more often with outright disdain. Heck, the president who signed the act . . . more
In 1917, the International Committee of the Red Cross received its first of three Nobel Peace Prizes for its life-saving work on the nightmarish battlefields of World War I. The Long Island chapter of the Red Cross was founded . . . more
For 10 straight years, starting in 2007, New York state has reduced aid to libraries. Now Gov. Andrew Cuomo is proposing to cut another $4 million in library funding in the 2017-18 state budget, due April 1. That is unacceptable. more
In late 1916, Brooklyn’s Inez Milholland Boissevain, a prominent New York attorney and suffragist, was traveling the country, demanding equal rights for women, including the right to vote. By the time she reached the West Coast . . . more
Islanders fans at the Nassau Coliseum had the “old barn” rocking for what proved to be the final time on April 29, 2015, when the club beat the Washington Capitals . . . more
New York’s voter turnout record is poor at best, abysmal at worst, even in a high-profile presidential election such as the national melee that we witnessed in November. A paltry 52 percent of New Yorkers . . . more
Imagine an infant, a baby girl, who jolts with pain each time she coughs up mucus and blood as she battles bronchitis caused by secondhand cigarette smoke. more
It has been nearly three years since the bright blue eyesores began appearing on highways statewide. That’s three years of complaints from local officials and residents . . . more
According to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, there are more than 119,000 men, women and children on the national waiting list for organ donations. Even more sobering . . . more
We were supposed to have been healed by now, right? With the first African-American president finally elected not once but twice, the nation was supposed to be . . . more
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