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12/06/18 6:28am
12/06/2018 6:28 AM

How can we build a just Long Island?

That was the overarching question posed at a forum held in Aquebogue Tuesday by ERASE Racism and the Riverhead Anti-Bias Task Force.

Acknowledging that structural racism exists and understanding how it impacts Long Island communities is the first step, organizers and attendees concluded. READ

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01/05/18 11:20am
01/05/2018 11:20 AM

Riverhead resident Byron Perez dons the navy blue uniform of a Riverhead Town police officer by day. Mr. Perez, who was hired in December 2014, is the department’s first full-time Hispanic officer. Speaking fluent Spanish, he has been working on bridging the gap between local law enforcement and the town’s growing Hispanic population. READ

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10/18/17 6:00am
10/18/2017 6:00 AM

The racist Facebook rant posted late Sunday by Dianne Kozakiewicz sparked a renewed dialogue about race relations in Riverhead Town, where about 20 people, mostly African-American, spoke Monday night at the town’s Anti-Bias Task Force meeting.

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07/27/15 3:13pm
07/27/2015 3:13 PM

BARBARAELLEN KOCH FILE PHOTO | Riverhead police speaking to a Hispanic bicyclist on West Main Street in downtown Riverhead in 2009.

Members of the Riverhead Town Anti-Bias Task Force say recent comments made by some members of the Town Board may “undermine the work that we’re doing to try to bring the community together.”

But some of those members, including the liaison to that committee, stand by their statements, noting that they don’t want the town to be seen as a haven for anyone who comes into the country illegally. READ