Students learn hometown history with hands-on learning at Franklin Square Historical Museum

Students from the Franklin Square school district have had the chance to travel back in time with their education at the Franklin Square Historical Society’s Museum on Naple Avenue.

Wake services held for NYPD Officer Jonathan Diller, a Franklin Square native

New York Police Department Officer Jonathan Diller, a Franklin Square native, was shot and killed in Far Rockaway during a traffic stop on March 25.

Elmont High Model UN excels at West Coast conference

Elmont Memorial High School’s Model United Nations earns seven awards during the international University of California at Berkeley Model UN Conference.

Rescuing Families is off to the races

Community members enjoyed Franklin Square-based nonprofit Rescuing Families’ third annual Night at the Races fundraiser on March 15.

Library Director Aviva Kane recognized for commitment to community

Aviva Kane, director of the Franklin Square Public Library, received the Community Service Award at SCOPE Educational Services School District Awards Dinner.

10 years in Franklin Square: ‘The little Red Mango that could’ on LI

Chris Cianciulli opened his Red Mango shop at 721 Franklin Ave. in Franklin Square back in 2013 — when the popular frozen yogurt franchise was just starting to pick up steam. At the time, there …

A 'sweet' addition to Franklin Square: The Sweet Life Bake Shop celebrates its grand opening

Owners Nicole Minor and Jose Velasquez officially debuted their new bakery The Sweet Life Bake Shop on May 12 and are excited to offer quality desserts to the Franklin Square community. Minor, …


In spring, all eyes turn to the diamond

It has arrived. Baseball’s opening day.


We need stronger enforcement of youth vaping laws

Parents, teachers and school administrators on Long Island all understand the gravity of the youth vaping epidemic. Young people are using vaping devices at alarming rates, exposing themselves to nicotine and numerous other dangerous chemicals that have adverse effects on their health. New York state must respond to this crisis by requiring greater transparency when it comes to the sale of vaping products, holding distributors accountable for illegal sales and rigorously enforcing penalties for bad actors.


Have you got the fire(fighter) in you?

They’re good people. They’re strong. And they’re heroes. That’s how people in New York describe volunteer firefighters, according to a survey conducted by the …


We must understand what antisemitism is, and isn’t

The American Jewish Committee recently released its annual State of Antisemitism in America 2023 Report, which revealed that 63 percent of American Jews say the status of Jews in the U.S. is “less secure than a year ago” — a 22-percentage-point increase in just one year, and a 32-point increase over two years.