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Part six in an ongoing series. Read parts [1, 2, 3, 4, 5] here. When temporary protected status for Haitians was revoked last November, TPS recipients from other countries suspected they might lose their status as well. more
All that was missing was a “Welcome to Freeport” sign, and the city of New Bedford, Mass., could have easily been mistaken for the village. Both communities are located on relatively small bays … more
As deadlines loom in the Long Island Power Authority’s bid to have the property taxes reduced on its aging power plants across Long Island — including the E.F. Barrett plant in Island Park — … more
Two locals from Oceanside and Island Park were chosen to represent their communities in Nassau County’s police commissioner’s new police task force. Mark Mirsky, a resident from Oceanside, and … more
The Herald Community Newspapers won big in the New York Press Association’s 2017 Better Newspaper Contest, taking home 29 awards — 26 of them for editorial excellence. That was a record … more
Elise Damas, director of the Pathway to Citizenship Long Island Program at the Central American Refugee Center in Hempstead, says she is really worried about the possible end to the Temporary Protected Status program for El Salvadorans, Hondurans, Haitians, Nicaraguans and Guatemalans because it could lead to a rise in crime. more
The New York State Legislature finalized a $168.3 billion budget for the 2018-19 fiscal year just hours before its April 1 deadline. While lawmakers approved a number of provisions, such as tax … more
Elaine Duke, former Department of Homeland Security secretary, and current Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen announced last year that the Temporary Protected Status programs for El Salvador, Guatemala, … more
Editor's note: Melanie Haid is a freshman journalism major at Hofstra University. This piece originally appeared in the Hofstra Chronicle, the student-run newspaper. Exactly a month after the mass … more
Nearly 25 years have passed since Colin Ferguson stepped onto a Long Island Rail Road Station in Mineola and started firing a 9mm pistol at passengers indiscriminately. Six were killed and 19 … more
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