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Anti-semitic hate mail sent to Jewish, refugee state senator

New York State Senator Anna Kaplan, who fled anti-Semitic violence in her home country of Iran in 1978, received a “vile piece of hate mail using well-known white supremacist, anti-Semitic hate speech” on June 22, according to a statement released by the legislator’s office. The mail, which originally contained about Covid-19 vaccinations and was sent by Kaplan’s office to constituents, was sent back to senator’s office bearing a phrase commonly used by white supremacist and anti-Semitic groups “109 soon 110.” The phrase alludes to the anti-Semitic claim that Jewish people have been expelled from 109 countries and that the United States or another nation may soon expel Jewish people.

Franklin Square, Elmont summer camps return with new safety guidelines

Last year, at the height of the coronavirus pandemic, only 60 percent of summer day camps were held in person, according to the American Camp Association. This year, following the May 28 release of updated Centers for …

A ‘safe haven’ for kids

Elmont Cardinals Sports Club celebrates 50-plus years

The phrase “Pain is temporary, pride is forever,” has been used by many of the coaches and volunteers for the Elmont Cardinals Sports Club over the past 54 years. Since their …

Elmont woman murdered at Floral Park Motel

Nassau County police reported a homicide that occurred at the Floral Park Motel on June 13. Following an investigation, 28-year-old Destinee Lavender, of Elmont, was found dead in the motel, at 30 …

Residents focus on Belmont

Transparency concerns raised about UBS Arena construction

Floral Park residents are raising concerns about just how transparent and communicative Empire State Development, the New York state economic development entity building UBS Arena at Belmont Park, …


It’s time to address safety on the Southern State

For many years, the Southern State Parkway has been known as one of the most dangerous thoroughfares in Nassau County . . .


What are you waiting for? Get vaccinated.

An alarm bell sounded last weekend: The number of New Yorkers recently diagnosed with Covid-19 surged past 1,000 on Saturday for the first time since May.


Voting is an act of choice and an exercise of voice

Many people seem to confuse democracy and capitalism. Some seem to think that capitalism defines our system of government. However, our governance is based on democratic principles, including the importance of voting.