Betsy Abraham

Betsy Abraham is senior managing editor at Anton Media Group and editor of The Westbury Times and Massapequa Observer. She also writes for Long Island Weekly.

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Long Islanders Rally For Reunification Of Families Separated At Border

President Donald Trump may have signed an executive order yesterday stopping the separation of parents and children illegally entering at the Mexico-U.S. border, but that doesn’t mean that people have forgotten about the more than...

Philly Pretzel Factory Opens In Massapequa Park

For a treat that’s so widely loved, a good soft pretzel is hard to find. These salty knots of doughy goodness haven’t saturated the Long Island snack market just yet, meaning that pretzel enthusiasts usually...

How To Survive A Music Festival

Whether you’re into jazz, EDM, pop, indie, hip hop or a mix of it all, there’s a music festival out there for you. New Yorkers have the advantage of being able to stay close to...

Brooklyn Nine-Nine: Arrestingly Funny

Stephanie Beatriz talks diversity, weddings and looking up to Rosa Diaz When Brooklyn Nine-Nine ends its fifth season on Sunday, May 20, viewers can expect the much-anticipated wedding of Detectives Jake Peralta and Amy Santiago, as...

Cirque du Soleil Combines Extreme Sports And Acrobatics In Volta

The circus is coming to town. And while you won’t find clowns under this big top, you will find plenty of amusements, as Cirque du Soleil brings Volta to the NYCB Live Nassau Veterans’ Memorial...

Behind The Scenes Of Volta

While Cirque du Soleil is known for its death-defying feats and stunts that push the boundaries of human physicality, an immensely talented creative team helps bring these performances to life. The Fabric Of The Show The stunning...

The Greasiest Spoon Of Them All

The Laurel Diner is a Long Island mainstay Nassau County boasts more than 45 diners, but when it comes to the best of the best, the Laurel Diner sets itself apart not only because of its...

Secrets To A Hoppy Bunny

If Easter brought a new addition to your home in the form of a big-eared, fluffy-tailed bunny, you might find yourself wondering why your new friend is a bit more commitment than you initially bargained...

Serving The Masters Of The Universe

Jean Kelly gives hope to Long Island’s homeless Jean Kelly could have never imagined that a meeting in a home in Uniondale would change the course of her life. While the Glen Cove native joined that...

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Social media platforms and Newsday have been pushing one consistent message about this year’s Nassau County District Attorney (DA) election—Republican DA nominee Kate Murray...

Navy’s 3rd MCPON Passes Away

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