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What a little girl is teaching the world about racism

Around 7:30 p.m. Thursday, I stood atop the Long Island Rail Road trestle in Merrick, looking out on the sea of people who filled Sunrise Highway as far as I could see, east and west. Officials later …

Long Island Crisis Center tackles pandemic’s mental health impact

As the coronavirus pandemic continues into the summer, so does the mental health crisis that comes from both the trauma of those directly affected by Covid-19 and the fear and isolation of those …

Wantagh woman celebrates ‘cento anni’

Longtime Wantagh resident Millie Alberti celebrated her 100 years of life on May 16 by ringing in her historic birthday Covid-19 style. – The colorful, lively, and, according to Millie, …

Black Lives Matter protest, Merrick, day three

For a third straight night, Black Lives Matter demonstrators convened in Merrick and Bellmore to protest the killing of George Floyd by a Minneapolis police officer and the systemic racism that is …

Comptroller releases ‘troubling’ projections

As Nassau County neared a phase-by-phase reopening of nonessential businesses, county Comptroller Jack Schnirman released a report last week that projected sales tax losses of $156 million to $360 million.

Nassau jail activists call for more transparency about Covid-19 cases

Activists for the rights of inmates at the Nassau County Correctional Center are calling on Sheriff James Dzurenda to provide daily updates on the number of Covid-19 cases in the jail and to release …

Nassau Coliseum launches drive-in movies

NYCB Live announced on May 16 that it would be launching drive-in movie weekends this spring and summer at Nassau Coliseum in Uniondale. The first movie screening will be DreamWorks Animation's …

County honors World War II veteran, former North Merrick firefighter on his 100th birthday

Nassau County residents came out in full force to celebrate a World War II veteran’s 100th birthday on May 29. Members of the Nassau County Police Department, the Nassau County …

East Meadow family washes cars to support local causes

A van pulled into the driveway of the Diaz home in East Meadow on May 30 and, within minutes, Damien Diaz and his daughters Ysa, 10, and Celia, 9, went to work. Celia began wiping the vehicle …

How to make a mask in four easy steps

Making a mask is simple, using a T-shirt and paper towel or coffee filter. Here's how, in four simple steps.

How soap destroys the coronavirus

Hand washing with soap and water remains one of the most effective defenses against the coronavirus — provided it is done correctly.

Stress-busting made simple

Nearly everyone has heard the term "mindfulness," but even during the most stressful of circumstances, most people have only a vague idea of how it might benefit them or what they might do to be mindful. Here are some easy steps.

Editorial

New York can learn a lot from South Korea

Gov. Andrew Cuomo is set to open beaches statewide, including Jones Beach, on Friday. It is a moment we have all eagerly awaited, a symbolic gesture signaling . . .