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MTA: Same issues a year later

For more than a year, the Wantagh and Seaford Long Island Rail Road stations and their surroundings have seen damage by vandalism, including broken windows and graffiti, as well as maintenance …

Pharmacist uses nature to heal

Finding comfort in a slow walk in an open field. Seeking solace in a short retreat along wooded trails. Escaping stress and anxiety in a bracing coastal breeze. Imagine sharing these experiences with …

Jones Beach turns 90!

For 90 years, everyone who has lived on Long Island for more than a few months or who has visited Jones Beach State Park has had a favorite story about it. The official anniversary of the …

Schmoozing about the Yiddish language

For one-third of the past 1,000 years, 66 percent of the Jewish population spoke Yiddish, yet the “mama lushen” — the mother tongue of Jews — appeared consigned to the dust bin of history, …

‘They knew I was the guy that was gonna get ’em out’

It’s been 50 years since Army veteran Harold Jantz singlehandedly saved his platoon during an enemy ambush in a Vietnam jungle, but he said that night still haunts him to this day. “That …

Op-Ed

Multifamily housing caught in its own ‘Groundhog Day’

Remember Bill Murray in “Groundhog Day”? He played a TV reporter repeating Groundhog Day in Punxsutawney, Pa., again and again. I often feel the same when I look back at my 20 years of public meetings and debates about multifamily housing’s effects on Long Island schools.

Op-Ed

1969: watershed in a decade of change

By now, nearly every publication has written about the iconic moments in the summer of 1969 when humankind seemed to take a collective breath and move forward . . .

50 years on, and the space race still resonates

This past week marked the 50th anniversary of the safe return of the Apollo 11 crew after a 476,000-mile round trip to the moon. Neil Armstrong, Buzz Aldrin and Michael Collins splashed down in the …