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New law protects undocumented immigrants in court

Immigration and Customs Enforcement agents can no longer arrest undocumented immigrants attending or leaving state and city courts without a warrant, under the newly passed Protect Our Courts Act, …

Franklin Square man decorates homes, businesses for the holidays

Larry Cozzolino has always been into art, from the time he was a child spray painting the windows at Phil’s Pizzeria and Restaurant in Massapequa to the time he was a young adult painting …

Franklin Square woman transfers burial rights to Covid victims

When Deborah Salant heard that victims of the coronavirus pandemic were being stored in refrigerated trucks in New York City, she knew she wanted to donate her family’s two burial plots at …

Island Harvest to distribute food to those in need

Hempstead Town officials handed out hundreds of boxes of food to Elmont residents in need last Friday, and announced a new program with Island Harvest to ensure that nobody within the town goes …

Franklin Square gets new fire commissioner, Elmont incumbent re-elected

Chris Howard, a seven-year member of the Franklin Square and Munson Fire Department, defeated incumbent Chris Gioia in the Franklin Square fire commissioners race on Tuesday, while Elmont Fire …

Franklin Square bus driver, transportation director dies of Covid

A longtime bus driver ad transportation director for the Franklin Square school district died from complications of the coronavirus on Jan. 9, Superintendent Jared Bloom told community members that …

Editorial

It’s high time truth prevails once again

Joseph Goebbels, Nazi Germany’s short, mercurial, ruthless propaganda minister, was known to many as the “poison dwarf.” By all accounts, he was insanely obsessive and manipulative, …

Editorial

Please, get vaccinated when it’s your turn

On Monday, New York entered Phase 1b of the state’s Covid-19 vaccination program, meaning that first responders, public safety and transit workers and . . .

Jerry Kremer

How long will we suffer, and how well will we heal?

It’s now nearly a year since the Trump administration learned that a deadly virus was making its way into our country. During that period, the White House and many governors have engaged in a political wrestling match . . .

Randi Kreiss

Saving our sanity and our souls through books

It nearly killed me. One of my grandkids said they “hate” books. They don’t read books except when one is assigned in school. Given the options of smartphones, TV and computers . . .