Part seven in a series. The halls of the Central American Refugee Center in Hempstead had gone quiet. The long lines of refugees from around the world seeking assistance with their permanent resident and citizenship papers were no more. Folks had gone home for the day, and only the sound of heaters clicking could be heard. The sun had set.
It was 2012, and longtime East Meadow resident Andrew Alderman was in Israel, in a school courtyard five miles from the border with the Gaza Strip, a Palestinian territory. The then 22-year-old was traveling with the Israel Premier Lacrosse League as a volunteer, which introduces children to the game.
Chatty, festive and hungry senior citizens filled the rows of tables at the East Meadow High School’s cafeteria as they prepared to celebrate the Kiwanis Club of East Meadow’s 36th annual Senior Citizens Thanksgiving Dinner on Nov. 20. The smell of freshly cut turkey and warm bread rolls poured from the kitchen as students from the East Meadow School District, along with Kiwanis Club members, carried out plates to be devoured at the tables.
Next Wednesday marks 75 years since Japanese fighter planes unleashed two separate attacks on Pearl Harbor and its environs, bombing ships, planes and airfields and killing more than 2,000 military personnel and civilians. It was an event that spurred the U.S.’s entry into World War II and a pro-war mindset among Americans that united the country.
Infrastructure improvements are taking center stage as the East Meadow School District and the East Meadow Public Library have proposed their first joint bond referendum, each releasing plans for major improvements.
With Nassau County District Attorney Madeline Singas calling on the State Board of Regents to revamp New York’s school violence tracking system so gang attacks, discrimination and bullying are reported faster, East Meadow school officials are focusing on student safety.
Writing a history book may seem like a dreadful task for many, but not for Scott Eckers, a life-long resident of East Meadow whose love of history inspired him to pen “East Meadow,” the town’s first history book published on Oct. 17.
As the St. Raphael Parish church chorus sang, congregants from different churches and synagogues joined in harmony on Nov. 20 at the 35th annual Interfaith Thanksgiving service.
Nassau County Legislator Laura Curran, a Democrat from Baldwin, will run for county executive. Curran, 48, made an official announcement at a news conference at her home in Baldwin on Nov. 15.Despite …
On the bright summer morning of June 13, Henry Hey and his longtime girlfriend Donna Becker set out from his home in North Merrick to the hospital for a procedure that would help improve circulation in a toe on his left foot.
Know anyone around town who you’d describe as a true do-gooder –– that PTA president, Little League coach or scout leader who goes above and beyond the call of duty; that community volunteer who gives so much of him or herself while asking for nothing in return; that volunteer firefighter or emergency medical technician who saved a life?
When Alby Joseph got a text message from his parents one crisp October morning, his heart sank and his palms began to sweat. Then he read the message. He had been named a semifinalist in the elite Siemens Competition in Math, Science & Technology. His parents attached a photo they’d shot of the 17-year-old’s W.T. Clarke High School picture alongside those of 69 other Long Island semifinalists that appeared in Newsday.
When 22-year-old Joe Macchio lay on a beach in Oro Bay, New Guinea, with fellow Army Air Corps. comrades in late 1944, he heard a sound emerging from the deep jungle behind the makeshift tent he called home.
The Changing Face of Long Island
Staff members at the Central American Refugee Center, housed in a sparsely furnished second-floor office on Franklin Street in Hempstead, were finishing their lunches recently when a line formed in the small, narrow lobby.
East Meadow resident Randi Shubin Dresner, the president and chief executive officer of Island Harvest Food Bank for over 15 years, was recently appointed to the New York State Council on Hunger and Food Policy.