Lynbrook mayor Alan Beach names new deputy mayor

In the wake of a heated mayoral election, the Lynbrook village board reorganized at its April 1 meeting, with Mayor Alan Beach naming Trustee Michael Hawxhurst the new deputy mayor.

Legislator to tackle veteran homelessness with new bills

County officials and veterans appeared before the Nassau County Legislature in Mineola on April 3 as Legislator Josh Lafazan, an independent from Woodbury, introduced two new bills aimed at ending …

Restoring Elmont Road Park

In the late 1990s and early 2000s, Elmont Road Park was the center of the community. Residents of all ages gathered to play at the park’s sports facilities and playground, but as the years passed, …

Local leaders gather to discuss State of Elmont

The Elmont Chamber of Commerce held its third annual State of Elmont meeting at the American Legion Post 1033 on April 3. The State of Elmont, which used to be a staple in the community more than 25 …

Health

Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center opens in central Nassau

Thirty-nine-year-old Stacy Miranda is an ice climber — that is, she scales cliff faces coated in ice. She does so as a member of Climb for Hope, a nonprofit organization that raises funds to …

Neighbors

A ‘souper’ collection in Malverne

In an effort to help stock the food pantry at Our Lady of Lourdes Church in Malverne, as well as bringing the community together, the church held its annual Souper Scavenger Hunt last …

Seaford actress to appear in Garden gig

Jacqueline Fisher is only 26, but she is already a show biz veteran. Currently part of the “PAW Patrol Live” national touring company, the Seaford native has been appearing onstage for …

Valley Stream Chabad offers pre-Passover relaxation

Almost 40 women gathered at Temple Hillel on April 3 to decompress from their Passover preparations, which include destroying or selling leavened food, cleaning appliances and setting the table for the first two Seders. During the Seders — which are held on the first and second night of the holiday — Jews eat matzo, read the story of Exodus, drink four cups of wine and sing songs.

GOP candidate to be appointed to Ambrosino's seat on Tuesday

Tom Muscarella, the Garden City Republican tapped by the County GOP to run for convicted Hempstead Councilman Ed Ambrosino's seat, is likely to be seated before he begins campaigning. At next week's Hempstead Town Board meeting, the Republican-controlled board is set to appoint Muscarella to the seat left empty after Ambrosino resigned, over the objections of Democratic Town Supervisor Laura Gillen.

Editorial

We must rethink state testing for grades 3-8

Welcome to another annual rite of spring: the state exams for grades three through eight.

Op-Ed

Catholics must speak up to end abuse

When I see stories of sexual abuse by clergy members, I’m often angry with many people. Mostly, I’m angry with those who allowed the abuse to go on uninterrupted for years . . .

Op-Ed

We’ve got a plan to make L.I. commuters’ lives easier

For far too long, the Metropolitan Transportation Authority has been a faceless organization, with Long Island Rail Road riders paying for overpriced tickets while receiving subpar service. For years, over 300,000 daily LIRR riders . . .

Randi Kreiss

Uncle Joe would have loved my Aunt Helen

You might think that there’s nothing more to say about former Vice President Joe Biden and the touchy-feely behavior that makes some women “uncomfortable,” but that’s only because you didn’t know my Aunt Helen.