Part 3 in a Hispanic Heritage Month mini-series. When William Miranda II could not communicate with his relatives in Puerto Rico after Hurricane Maria tore across the island — leaving 3.4 million people without electricity or running water — he sprang into action.
East Meadow High School’s longtime American Sign Language teacher, Robin Portnoy, was one of just four educators from New York state to receive a $2,000 Unsung Heroes grant recently from Voya Financials through its Innovative Teaching Program.
Accepting the Long Island Arts Council at Freeport’s most prestigious award on Oct. 8, Jude Schanzer, Freeporter and the East Meadow Public Library’s director of public relations and programming, …
Migdalia Otero, vice president of operations at the Island Harvest Food Bank, and Rebecca Dresner, an East Meadow volunteer, flew to Bayamón, Puerto Rico, on Monday to help set up two food warehouses, two weeks after Hurricane Maria tore across the island, leaving thousands without food, shelter, drinking water or electricity.
National Hispanic Heritage Month
Part two in a Hispanic Heritage Month mini-series.“Someone shouted, ‘¡la migra!’” said Yesenia Vasquez. The East Meadow mother of three sat behind a desk at her …
“I’m a lover of the arts,” Jude Schanzer said, propping her feet up on a bin filled with papers in an office she shares with colleagues at the East Meadow Public Library. “I always wanted to act — I mean, who didn’t want to be a star? — but I was kindly told to stick to playwriting,” she laughed.
The East Meadow High School orchestra played classical music as hundreds of guests lined the hallways of the Carltun in Eisenhower Park on Monday during the East Meadow Chamber of Commerce’s biggest fundraiser of the year, Culinary Delights.
A sold-out, pumped-up crowd celebrated as New York Islanders Captain John Tavares scored an overtime goal on Sunday to give the team a 3-2 win over the Philadelphia Flyers in its preseason opener at NYCB Live’s Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum in Uniondale.
Gerard “Jerry” Barbosa, who survived Japanese war planes attacks while stationed on the USS Raleigh as a gunner’s mate at Pearl Harbor, died on Sept. 15, at age 93, of natural causes.
The hundreds of people streaming into Point Lookout Park on Monday morning for a ceremony to dedicate the Town of Hempstead’s permanent 9/11 memorial passed through an arch at the front entrance, formed by two fire engines’ tower ladders and a massive American flag. The Point Lookout-Lido Fire Department erected the arch.