‘Super Scar’ story spreads awareness of heart defects

South Merrick resident and mother of two Melanie Tucker always knew she wanted to write a book about congenital heart disease, after her son Asher was born with the condition Tetralogy of Fallot four and a half years ago.

Masks debated at Central District BOE meeting

A small crowd gathered outside the Brookside School in Merrick on Jan. 12, eager to enter the first Bellmore-Merrick Central High School District Board of Education meeting of the new year.

L.I. Crisis Center adds new volunteers

The Long Island Crisis Center recently expanded: the company has added six new volunteer members to its team. Founded in 1971, LICC offers a multitude of services, such as a volunteer-based 24/7 …

Kennedy eliminated by Long Beach

The Long Beach boys’ soccer team picked the perfect time to break out of its scoring slump.Aran Corbett scored the Marines’ first goal in over two weeks and Yeris Miranda added two more …

Beloved music teacher, cantor remembered

Victoria Sorrentino, who was known as Viki, was all about music. She was a vocal and piano coach for many years, helping local young people pursue music-oriented careers. At the Parish of St. …


Bail reform law needs still more tweaking

Nassau County Police Commissioner Patrick Ryder convened a news conference on Jan. 13 to make a point: The state’s bail reform law, enacted in January 2020, needs further reform . . .


An inauguration like no other

I have been blessed to raise my hand and pledge to serve my community as an elected official many times over the past 16 years. However, last Monday was the first — and hopefully, last — time that I will take the oath of office in my living room.


How progressives might be left in the lurch

When U.S. Rep. Tom Suozzi announced his Democratic primary run against Gov. Kathy Hochul, it may have seemed like a D’Amato moment.


How to teach about the Jan. 6 insurrection

National Public Radio and ABC News warn, “Teachers are on the front lines in the Jan. 6 culture war.”