Annual holiday 'toy mountain' event held at John Lewis School

Students at John Lewis Childs School participated in the school’s annual “toy mountain” event on Dec. 17 by providing brand new toys to be donated to needy families and children.

Holiday spirit on display at Alden Terrace School

The Alden Terrace School held a schoolwide virtual “Holiday Spectacular” celebration via Zoom on Dec. 21 to celebrate the holiday season.

Gift of Giving Foundation provides holiday meal to 95 local families

Ninety-five local families were provided with a meal at a holiday food giveaway held by an Elmont resident’s nonprofit organization on Dec. 22 in Valley Stream.


Nassau should enforce state’s mask mandate

Bruce Blakeman’s first public act as Nassau County executive-elect, in the second week of December, was one of rebellion.


Washington must act to protect affordable care

We’re about to lose one of the most significant advances in health care made over the past decade, unless Congress takes immediate action.

Randi Kreiss

Kidney donor tells story of the gift she gave

"Dear Ms. Kreiss: I read your article in the Herald about your friends’ son who needs a kidney . . .


Conservative politics could play into school elections

The war on local school boards, teaching and history is escalating as conservative activists and Republican politicians prepare for the 2022 congressional midterm elections.


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.