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Franklin Square scouts step up for veterans

It started with a group text message last week, when Nicholas Talamo, president of Franklin Square-based Venturing Crew 2718, asked his fellow troop members if they would like to raise money to buy …

School budget votes delayed to at least June 1; $177B state budget in flux

School budget votes have been delayed until at least June 1 because of the coronavirus outbreak, by order of Governor Cuomo.  The votes were to have taken place May 19. The governor issued …

Franklin Square-based cell phone store donates pizza to local hospitals

NYCOM Cellular Corporation employees raised nearly $3,800 to donate pizza to local hospital workers between March 23 and March 27. “I was pretty remarkable,” said Michael Sperduto, the …

Solages hosts virtual food drive

State Assemblywoman Michaelle Solages is working with Island Harvest to hold a virtual food drive for people affected by the coronavirus in the 22nd Assembly District. Those in need of immediate assistance …

Franklin Square residents share words of encouragement

The Herald recently asked residents to send thank-you letters and hopeful messages to be published in the paper. Here are some of the submissions: Thank you Best Market employees for your …

Editorial

Even now, patronize your local small businesses

Coronavirus has swept across New York with astounding speed, leaving sickness, fear and uncertainty in its wake. Small businesses, particularly restaurants and bars, have taken a beating . . .

Editorial

Don’t let panic destroy our humanity

Fear can bring out the worst in us. When the coronavirus pandemic erupted in China in January, Asian-Americans shared stories on social media about how people would avoid them . . .