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Environment

SPLASH crews still cleaning the South Shore

Volunteers on an Operation SPLASH boat enjoy a privilege granted to the organization’s dues-paying members: They get to pick up garbage.

Local teen is international science competition finalist

Tyler Bissoondial, a rising junior at John F. Kennedy High School in Bellmore, is a finalist in an international science competition that challenges students to find practical solutions to some of …

Community healing hike takes place in Merrick

On July 10, Long Island residents gathered at the Norman J. Levy Park and Preserve in Merrick for a “healing hike,” a monthly hike that is organized by the Long Island Progressive …

New life for abandoned condo project on Hill Street

Nearly a decade ago, the land adjacent to Congregation Tifereth Israel, on Hill Street in Glen Cove, was cleared in anticipation of a new condominium development. But not long after several units were built in 2017, the developer, Landing Cove LLC, abandoned the project, leaving the buildings half-finished, and the land became an eyesore. Now, however, with a new developer, the first phase of the project has been completed, and several residents have even moved into their units at Breton Hills.

Say Their Names celebrates Oceanside students

The Say Their Names Association closed its first year June 26 by awarding eight Black seniors from local high schools, including Oceanside High School, with scholarships for demonstrating a commitment to helping their communities and starting conversations about race.

East Rockaway native makes film for Pride Month

After 15 months of lockdown, East Rockaway native Michael Quadrino’s production company On The Quays is celebrating LGBTQ+ pride and returning to society with a film titled, “Reemergence: A Queer Visual Album.”

State Sen. Kaminsky announces run for D.A.

Todd Kaminsky, who was re-elected last November to a third two-year term in the State Senate, announced his candidacy for Nassau County district attorney Tuesday. Appearing in a dark blue suit …

Editorial

We’re in the thick of summer — safety first!

Summer should be a time of joy, spent hanging out at the beach and barbecuing in the backyard. Too often, however, summer turns tragic when it needn’t.

Scott Brinton

A writer enlightens us on ‘antiracism’

Until recently, I had never thought deeply how radical my parents were when I was a child. I’m not sure they realized it at the time.

Randi Kreiss

Searching the heavens for common ground

I just booked a reservation to see the next full solar eclipse. Call me an optimist; I expect to be there.

Op-Ed

Affordable homeownership for all must be a priority

June was National Homeownership Month. For many, homeownership is a part of the American dream that is proving to be increasingly difficult to attain. Long Island home prices . . .

Op-Ed

Four milestones on the road to racial equity

Four milestones were reached in June on the road to racial equity. They recognize progress while underscoring the distance yet to be traveled.