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An examination of data available on the United States Census’s website revealed that Malverne’s population has been in a slow, steady decline since 1980, growing slightly more diverse, but remaining primarily a white-populated neighborhood. West Hempstead, conversely, has managed to retain its population but has grown in diversity. more
Like many hospitals regionally and nationwide, South Nassau Communities Hospital is adjusting to the changing face of health care delivery and accommodating patient needs. more
The MTA announced on Thursday that Long Island Rail Road Service between Hicksville and Mineola on the Port Jefferson and Ronkonkoma Lines has been suspended for this Saturday and Sunday, May 16 and … more
More than 200 residents of Elmont and the surrounding communities packed Sewanhaka High School on May 7 to ask questions and hear details about a proposed $400 million stadium, restaurant and retail … more
Getting pre-teens to listen to important parental messages is sometimes tricky, and should be done by using a proven, tactical approach — like getting two teenage heartthrobs to convey it. more
When Suzanne Reek, of Wantagh, used to bring her young son, Joseph, to the dentist, she would hire a team of two to six people to carry him into the office. Once there, he was strapped down to an examination table for treatment in what the American Dental Association calls a “papoose board,” essentially a stretcher with wide Velcro braces. In the end, Reek said, she would be hit with a $5,000 bill because her son, who suffered from extreme “dental anxiety,” would inevitably need to be sedated during treatment, which insurance didn’t cover. more
Peter Hawkins was the first to complete the 26.2-mile Long Island Marathon on May 3. The 51-year-old Malverne resident won the wheelchair division of the race, completing it in two hours and 10 minutes. It was Hawkins’ 22nd L.I. marathon. more
This May 8 marks the 70th anniversary of VE Day — the end of World War II in Europe. To pay tribute to the occasion, and in honor of those from the Greatest Generation who fought in it, the Herald reached out to some of the remaining WWII servicemen in our area to give us a glimpse of their incredible lives and sacrifices during that monumental time in United States history. These are edited excerpts of their fascinating stories: more
Merrick Herald Life Senior Editor Scott Brinton, third from right, who is an adjunct journalism professor at Hofstra University, recently brought his Issues in Science Reporting students to a cleanup in the Merrick woodlands off the Meadowbrook Parkway to help out and report on the event. More than 50 volunteers attended the cleanup. more
Long Islanders who want to participate will set out non-perishable food by their mailboxes on May 9, which will then be picked up by their letter carriers while delivering the day’s mail. more
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