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Sheldon Silver, the longtime leader of the Democratically-controlled state Assembly was arrested on several federal corruption charges on Jan. 22,according to the FBI. more
In youth soccer, one arena tops all others –– the ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex at Walt Disney World in Florida. It is a mecca for youth soccer players itching to display their skills before hundreds of college coaches at the Disney Soccer Showcase. more
“Conflict is normal,” the social worker said as she opened up her presentation on bullying at the Cornwell Avenue School last Wednesday. “None of us get through life without experiencing conflict.” This was a good point to remember as the social worker, Renee Haber, got into the specifics of how to handle the gut-wrenching problems surrounding bullying, a issue affecting millions of children and their families across the country. Haber, who is from the Child Abuse Prevention Services on Long Island, was invited to speak at the West Hempstead Special Education Parent Teacher Association’s monthly meeting, but her talk could have been applicable to any parent with a child in any social situation. more
One of Long Island’s largest nonprofit substance-abuse treatment agencies received three grants this winter that officials said will help them teach young people about the dire consequences of … more
More than 1,000 people gathered for a community meeting in Westbury on Jan. 15 in a show of united opposition to a proposed video lottery terminal in a now-vacant Fortunoff at the Source Mall. more
One after another, for four hours, speakers at a hearing last Wednesday in Jamaica, Queens lined up to decry a proposal to build a liquefied natural gas terminal in the Atlantic Ocean 18.5 miles southeast of Jones Beach. more
On Wednesday, Jan. 7, Senator Dean Skelos was sworn in for his 16th term in the senate and was also elected Majority Leader by the Republican caucus. more
The Hempstead town board is expected to announce several changes to its board at its Jan. 13 meeting. Councilman James Darcy, who told the Herald last week that he was busy preparing for his move … more
Due to budget cuts in 2013, the West Hempstead School District was forced to make some tough decisions, which included reducing the number of periods in the school day at the high school from nine to eight that September. more
Imagine being a recent immigrant without access to much, a senior citizen on a fixed income forced to count every penny or anyone who has recently endured a major trauma. These are the people who rely on others for help at food pantries across Nassau County. Nassau is the 13th wealthiest... more
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