Crime Watch

NCPD: MS-13 threatens police officers

Members of the El Salvadoran gang MS-13, or Mara Salvatrucha, have threatened Nassau County and Village of Hempstead police officers, according to County Police Commissioner Patrick Ryder. The threats follow the extradition from Maryland this week of Miguel Angel Corea Diaz, known on the street as “the Reaper,” an MS-13 kingpin who is the gang’s highest-ranking member on the East Coast.

Hiding in plain sight

By almost any measure, Elmont and Franklin Square are prosperous communities. Even so, they are not immune to hunger. In both communities, food insecurity is on the rise. “We’re serving …

1,500 students, elected leaders rally for gun control at SUNY Farmingdale March for Our Lives

Nearly 25 years have passed since Colin Ferguson stepped onto a Long Island Rail Road Station in Mineola and started firing a 9mm pistol at passengers indiscriminately. Six were killed and 19 …

No Place to Call Home

End to TPS would mean huge losses for economy

Part three in an ongoing series.Haitians from across Nassau County gathered at the Elmont Memorial Library to stand with their neighbors during the “Haiti is Beautiful: Culture Community …

Senior crisis hotline takes hundreds of calls since November

After the suicide of an elderly veteran in Bellmore roughly four months ago, Town of Hempstead Supervisor Anthony Santino and the Long Island Crisis Center announced the launch of a senior crisis hotline. It began operating on Dec. 1, and since then, over 200 calls have been logged.