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New York State Sen. Kevin Thomas, a Levittown Democrat, recently proposed a bill to cap tuition at all SUNY and CUNY schools at $5,000 per year for in-state students. more
February, known nationally as Black History Month, is an appropriate time to work toward closing the opportunity gap for people of color. more
February marks another year of Black History Month, and it’s important for us to take note of how far America has come since black slaves were first brought to the country some 400 years ago. more
While state Democratic lawmakers managed to pass crucial legislation in their first year of controlling both houses of the State Legislature, they must work to tweak a controversial criminal justice law in Year Two. more
Puerto Rico was jolted by a series of earthquakes and aftershocks in the first two weeks of the year, and thousands of people need urgent help. more
At the Herald, we like to give credit where credit is due. In our Nov. 8-14 editorial, “Nassau should take the Climate Smart Pledge,” we called on County Executive Laura Curran . . . more
For years, we have spoken about a so-called “brain drain” on Long Island — the steady departure of young people in their 20s and 30s. They’re fed up with the Island’s high cost of housing . . . more
A new year brings new promises, an opportunity for a fresh start. A chance to rid yourself of unhealthy habits and commit to doing better in the year ahead. more
After 10 fulfilling years with the Long Beach Herald and Richner Communications, it is with a heavy heart that I announce my last day, Jan. 9, as your local newspaper editor.It wasn’t an easy … more
We had never seen a tempest the likes of Hurricane Sandy before, one so mammoth, so fierce, that it wiped out whole shoreline communities while leaving much of the rest of the Northeast in tatters, … more
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