Northport Historical Society Honors Immigrants in Post-Pandemic Reopening

After a year in the dark, the Northport Historical Society has opened its doors once again, choosing a look at the impact of immigration for its first big exhibit. In the heat of a beautiful Sunday afternoon, miniature flags hung outside of the building, with Read More …

From Undocumented to Heart Surgeon, Dr. Harold Fernandez Shares His Story

The journey of Huntington resident Dr. Harold Fernandez is not just unique but one of triumph through tribulation and struggle in achieving the epitome of the American dream. Yet, his story also encompasses the dreams and aspirations of many others seeking a better life.  Fernandez Read More …

U.S. Accuses 6 of Committing ‘Birth Tourism’ Fraud, Money Laundering

Updated 7:52 p.m. Six people were accused Wednesday of committing fraud in a scheme that brought 117 pregnant Turkish women to Long Island to give birth so that their children would be born American citizens. Two of the seven homes where the births occurred are Read More …

Immigration Forum Scheduled for June

Two organizations are co-sponsoring a forum to examine immigration. Long Island Network for Change (LINC) and the Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of Huntington  have scheduled  the Facets and Faces of Immigration on Sunday, June 2, at the UUF at 3 p.m. at 109 Browns Road, Huntington. Read More …

Groups Want Migrant Children Found, Reunited With Parents

Protesters rallied again Sunday to demand that the federal government find the thousands of migrant children who have been separated from their families at the border with Mexico. The protesters gathered at the intersection of Route 110 and Jericho Turnpike included Patricia Okoumou, who climbed Read More …

Groups Protest Immigration Policies

Groups opposed to U.S. immigration policies, including tear-gassing of Central American immigrants on the southern U.S. border, gathered Saturday to demand change. Carrying signs and shouting slogans, the protesters  at the Stop the Tears rally drew both support and opposition from passing motorists at the Read More …

Updated: Ex-Owner of Thatched Cottage Pleads Guilty to Forced Labor Charges

Ralph Colamussi, the former owner of Thatched Cottage catering hall in Centerport, pleaded guilty Wednesday to charges that include forced labor. The site closed in  2014 after falling into bankruptcy but is scheduled to reopen in January under new ownership and a new name, Water’s Read More …

2 Protests Scheduled This Weekend

Two protests are planned this weekend in Huntington. On Saturday, Families Belong Together, Together We Will Long Island and  Long Island Inclusive Communities Against Hate will rally again at the intersection of Jericho Turnpike and Route 110 in Huntington Station to demand a resolution of the Read More …

Pediatrician Forms Anti-Hate Group

“Through education we are teaching to stand against hate wherever we see it,” says Dr. Eve Krief, pediatrician and activist, of her organization called Long Island Inclusive Communities Against Hate, or LIICAH. Although always involved in advocacy, Krief says what she witnessed during the “Unite Read More …

Protesters Denounce Family Separations

Protesters gathered in the sweltering heat Saturday in Huntington to denounce President Trump’s border policies separating children from parents. Hundreds of religious leaders, doctors, social workers and others took to all four corners of the intersection of Route 110 and Jericho Turnpike to demand that the Read More …