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Major crime is down 31 percent since 2009, according to Nassau County Police Commissioner Patrick Ryder. more
When Laura Gillen refused to concede in the race for her re-election to the highest seat in the Town of Hempstead, few were surprised. Much like her first term as supervisor, Gillen, a Democrat from … more
Three hundred semifinalists in the Regeneron Science Talent Search were announced Wednesday afternoon, and 36 seniors from Long Island high schools — including seven from the Heralds’ coverage area — were among the mix. more
New York state’s new, long-overdue bail reform law, which passed last April and took effect Jan. 1, is desperately needed. Changes to the law were last made in 1971. Requiring anyone and … more
Six bullets pierced Jessica Ghawi’s body on July 20, 2012. The “kill shot,” said her mother, Sandy Phillips, cut a five-inch hole in the side of her face. The aspiring sports … more
The Nassau County Legislature unanimously approved legislation on Nov. 25 to restrict the sale of most flavored vape products countywide. The law’s passage follows a recent uptick in vaping-related … more
If the holiday season approaches, but you’re not feeling very holly-jolly, you’re not alone. Forty-six percent of New York metro area residents have high or very high levels of holiday-induced stress, according to a new “Truth in Medicine” poll conducted by Mount Sinai South Nassau. By comparison, only 31 percent are very highly or highly stressed during non-holiday periods. more
Tom and Mercy, Ben, Nancy and Jacob. These were only five of the slaves who lived on Long Island before New York abolished slavery in 1827. “In some cases, a single piece of paper with one of … more
By Nicole Alcindor  nalcindor@liherald.com  With local stores and eateries gearing up for the holidays, Nassau County Executive Laura Curran, the county Industrial Agency and the Nassau … more
Newly elected Town of Hempstead Supervisor, Don Clavin, announced his transition team at the Hofstra University Club on Monday. The team, which is comprised of more than 50 people, is headed by … more
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