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No local information on COVID-19 for non-English speakers is dangerous to all

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Having information in a person’s own language that will help them navigate their lives is crucially important during normal times, but in the midst of a pandemic, is literally a matter of life and death.

Here’s what it feels like to be Latino on Long Island right now

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Latino immigrants and U.S.-born citizens of Latino heritage live in a state of anxiety today. Column by Maria Piedrabuena

Soup and sandwich with a side of inspiration: my chance encounter with history at the Riverhead Panera Bread

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How the unexpected appearance of U.S. Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor at the Panera Bread counter wiped away my late-pregnancy blues and gave me new perspective and determination.

‘Will it happen to me, Mommy?’ Parenting in the age of school shootings

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Even as we grapple with our own emotions in reaction to the latest mass shooting at a school, as parents we also have to figure out how best to answer our children's questions— questions that have no good answers. Column by Maria Piedrabuena
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