A planned beach party was canceled, but Long Beach files suit

Long Beach city officials gave an update last week on legal action they initiated after the planning of an unauthorized gathering of more than 500 people on the beach three weeks ago that, as it …

New Franklin Square BOE trustees look to the future

Franklin Square’s newly elected education board trustees Domenico Ciaccio and Anna McCombs took their seats after being sworn in at the board’s reorganization meeting July 2.

Reflecting on a successful year at Oceanside’s Friedberg JCC

Leaders of the Friedberg JCC, in Oceanside, recently reflected on a successful year, and handed out awards to longstanding members and others who have made significant contributions to the …

Kiwanis Club of East Meadow honors standout students

The Kiwanis Club of East Meadow awarded its annual scholarships to recent graduates of the East Meadow Union Free School District at a scholarship night on July 2. A dinner and ceremony were held at Borrelli’s Italian Restaurant in East Meadow.

PHOTOS: Cleaning up parks in Baldwin

Assemblyman Brian Curran, alongside the Baldwin Chamber of Commerce, Councilwoman Laura Ryder, and County Executive Bruce Blakeman, hosted a park clean-up at Lofts Pond Park and Silver Lake Park in Baldwin on June 22.

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Mr. B's Inclusive Playground is making progress

Mr. B’s Inclusive Playground — a brand new, state-of-the-art playground in Rockville Centre designed to be accessible to children of all abilities, is expected to open sometime this …

Wantagh shelter seeks home for abandoned dog

Roxi, a 4-year-old English mastiff, was left abandoned on the westbound Southern State Parkway on July 1. Town of Hempstead officials said they were looking for a permanent home for the dog, and law enforcement was looking for whoever left her on the side of the road.

Public hearing to be held Aug. 5 to discuss changes

Strengthening the Sea Cliff building inspector's authority

The Village of Sea Cliff has begun the process to amend its village code to grant the building inspector the authority to regulate the working hours of contractors operating within village limits. …

Uniondale board highlights successes, points toward future

The Uniondale Board of Education discussed summer programs and plans for the 2024-25 academic year on July 2.

Freeport’s Dunn a first-round NBA pick

Ryan Dunn, former Long Island Lutheran standout, drafted 28th overall by Denver Nuggets in 2024 NBA Draft, traded to Phoenix Suns.

Bryson Anderson is speeding toward success

At just 14, Bryson Anderson, who recently finished eighth grade at Howard T. Herber Middle School in Malverne, is already being nationally recognized for his speed. He was the only male athlete from …

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A holiday that we should never take for granted

July Fourth is a holiday that truly deserves to be celebrated by all Americans. The bottom line is that July 4, 1776 began the daring experiment that led to the formation of the greatest nation in the history of the world, which has produced more opportunity and more freedoms for more types of people than ever thought imaginable.

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Like President Reagan said, trust but verify

In the course of one week — well before last week’s debate with Donald Trump — Biden had to face multiple false claims about his sanity, made by a political underground that thrives on destroying reputations to help Trump.

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This Independence Day, remember what unites us

As a community and as a nation, we have faced great challenges and have always emerged stronger. This resilience lies at the heart of the American spirit. So as we come together this Fourth of July, let’s remember what unites us as Americans, and recommit ourselves to building a more inclusive, tolerant and understanding society.

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New Yorkers deserve better than Alvin Bragg

There’s plenty of hateful ignorance in the world, and it certainly feels like we’ve been treated to a boatload of it the last few months. Although it will ruffle some feathers, we shouldn’t be afraid to call it out. How else will reasonable people — on any side of an issue — recognize one another and agree on what’s unacceptable? Drawing attention to a problem is always the first step in correcting it.

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Only our police officers should be doing police work

Although I have been involved with many aspects of the criminal justice system during my legal career as a Queens County assistant district attorney and as a private practitioner, the academy was an eye-opening and enlightening experience that I believe would give any Nassau resident vital insights into the daily activities of our law enforcement professionals.