Erasing racism and bias on Long Island

Elaine Gross, president of the Syosset-based nonprofit ERASE Racism, calls it “racialized school segregation.” Long Island comprises 125 school districts — some as small as one square mile — and 42 percent are all-white or nearly all-white, according to a 2017 ERASE Racism report. Meanwhile, 24 percent are majority African-American/Hispanic districts.

Hempstead Town will only publish notices in Suffolk-based LIBN

The Hempstead Town Board on Tuesday voted 6-1 to only publish legal and bid notices in the Suffolk County-based Long Island Business News in 2019.

Boat parade lights up the holidays

Despite heavy rain, hundreds of families visited Freeport for an evening of holiday celebrations last Saturday. The night started with the lighting of the village Christmas tree and menorah at Sunrise Highway and Church Street. The festivities then carried over to the Nautical Mile, where people lined the docks to check out holiday-decorated boats for the annual Nautical Mile Holiday Boat Parade.

Tuition aid restored for fire volunteers in Nassau County

On Nov. 19, legislators unanimously approved an emergency resolution to allocate funding for a lost Federal Emergency Management Agency grant that provides college scholarships for volunteer …

Rockaway Avenue revitalization talks begin

It was clear early on during the Valley Stream Downtown Revitalization Task Force’s second official meeting on Nov. 27 that the challenges of turning the stretch of Rockaway Avenue from Sunrise …

Tuition aid restored for fire volunteers, EMS workers in Nassau County

Nassau County’s 19 legislators voted unanimously on Nov. 19 to allocate funding to make up for a lost Federal Emergency Management Agency grant that provides college scholarships for volunteer …

Editorial

With Amazon on the way, let’s rethink housing

With news that Amazon’s second headquarters is coming to Long Island City, Queens, bringing with it 50,000 new jobs, the Island is poised for a housing renaissance, but in order for that to happen, residents must be open to change.

Some personal notes on the 'perfect American'

I first heard the news that the Iraqi military had rolled into Kuwait on Aug. 3, 1990, the day after the invasion. I can’t forget that moment. I was watching over 9- and 10-year-old boys at the …

Randi Kreiss

The wobbling arc of the moral universe

From one vantage point, we are blessed to live in these times. Consider us here on Long Island, enjoying our safe neighborhoods, good schools and . . .

Op-Ed

I’m committed to fixing Nassau’s tax-assessment system

Recently, I gave the order to post online tax-impact notices using last year’s tax levy and the new assessed market values for property owners across Nassau County. Throughout my first 11 months in office . . .