Glen Cove firefighter with a ‘great heart’ donates a kidney to a stranger

Maryann Rich, a lifelong Glen Cover, receives a gift every year on Mother’s Day in the form of a plant, which is always waiting outside her front door. There is never a card or any kind of clue as …

A Hall of Famer that Rocks

Longtime East Rockaway boys' basketball coach enshrined in state hall

Joe Lores’s long road to the Basketball Coaches Association of New York Hall of Fame began in seventh grade. The now 61-year-old ran with a rough crowd back then, prompting his father to take his 12-year-old son, already 6 feet tall, to the St. Raymond’s School gym in East Rockaway to join the basketball team.

‘In recognition of their service'

State Sen. John Brooks joined Town of Hempstead Supervisor Laura Gillen last week to outline a proposal that would give certain active-duty service personnel a break from property taxes. Speaking on …

West Hempstead Chamber of Commerce hopes to build interest in local businesses

Roughly 60 residents filled the West Hempstead Fire Department for the Chamber of Commerce’s community forum on April 10. Local groups and organizations included the West Hempstead Historical …

Former Ohio governor John Kasich tackles divisiveness at Molloy College forum

Tackling divisiveness, disrupting the status quo, showing up for something you believe in and changing the world were just a few of the messages former Ohio Gov. John Kasich shared with a crowd of several hundred at Molloy College on April 10.

Neighbors

A ‘souper’ collection in Malverne

In an effort to help stock the food pantry at Our Lady of Lourdes Church in Malverne, as well as bringing the community together, the church held its annual Souper Scavenger Hunt last …

Seaford actress to appear in Garden gig

Jacqueline Fisher is only 26, but she is already a show biz veteran. Currently part of the “PAW Patrol Live” national touring company, the Seaford native has been appearing onstage for …

Valley Stream Chabad offers pre-Passover relaxation

Almost 40 women gathered at Temple Hillel on April 3 to decompress from their Passover preparations, which include destroying or selling leavened food, cleaning appliances and setting the table for the first two Seders. During the Seders — which are held on the first and second night of the holiday — Jews eat matzo, read the story of Exodus, drink four cups of wine and sing songs.

GOP candidate to be appointed to Ambrosino's seat on Tuesday

Tom Muscarella, the Garden City Republican tapped by the County GOP to run for convicted Hempstead Councilman Ed Ambrosino's seat, is likely to be seated before he begins campaigning. At next week's Hempstead Town Board meeting, the Republican-controlled board is set to appoint Muscarella to the seat left empty after Ambrosino resigned, over the objections of Democratic Town Supervisor Laura Gillen.

Editorial

GOP is hardly Rooseveltian on conservation

Nassau County’s most famous Republican, President Theodore Roosevelt, dedicated much of his life to preserving nature. During his time in the White House, the Oyster Bay resident . . .

Op-Ed

Catholics must speak up to end abuse

When I see stories of sexual abuse by clergy members, I’m often angry with many people. Mostly, I’m angry with those who allowed the abuse to go on uninterrupted for years . . .

Op-Ed

We’ve got a plan to make L.I. commuters’ lives easier

For far too long, the Metropolitan Transportation Authority has been a faceless organization, with Long Island Rail Road riders paying for overpriced tickets while receiving subpar service. For years, over 300,000 daily LIRR riders . . .

Randi Kreiss

Uncle Joe would have loved my Aunt Helen

You might think that there’s nothing more to say about former Vice President Joe Biden and the touchy-feely behavior that makes some women “uncomfortable,” but that’s only because you didn’t know my Aunt Helen.