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WWII Vet Dies At 100

Robert H. Haggerty died at the age of 100 in Vero Beach, FL. on Saturday, Oct. 12. Haggerty was a long time Manhasset resident, a WWII veteran and a prominent New York attorney. Born on Feb....

And The Wall Came Tumbling Down

“Mr. Gorbachev, tear down this wall.” So said President Ronald Reagan in a 1987 speech at West Berlin’s Brandenburg Gate. And on Nov. 8, 1989, after years of Soviet decline, that is indeed what happened....

Five Things You Probably Didn’t Know About New York City

By Harold Gray There’s no doubt about it—New York is definitely one of the most famous and oft-visited cities on the entire planet. However, even with its legendary status in pop culture being set in stone,...

Horace Harding: More Than A Big Wheel

In northeastern Queens, the Horace Harding Expressway intersects with Francis Lewis Boulevard. The expressway is really just a long service road, a chance for motorists to skip the traffic on the Long Island Expressway (LIE)...

Project Nyame Nsa Rethinks Orphan Care In Ghana

Long Islanders travel to children’s village in Africa Twenty people from Shelter Rock Church—which has three locations across Nassau County—traveled to Ghana in West Africa this summer. For a week, they spent their mornings helping Ghanaian...

Francis Lewis: Suffering For The Cause Of American Independence

Of the New Yorkers involved in the nation’s founding, Alexander Hamilton is the one best known to the public. Francis Lewis (1713-1802) was a New Yorker who suffered greatly for the cause of American independence....
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