Herald Neighbors

Hope for Heroes 5K raises money for veterans

Dozens of war veterans, elected officials and residents from Lynbrook, East Rockaway and their surrounding communities came out on May 7 to support the second annual Run for Heroes 5K, hosted by Assemblyman Brian Curran.

Van catches fire in Lynbrook

Under the command of Chief Carl Langel, members of the Lynbrook Fire Department extinguished a fire in a commercial van parked on Merrick Road near Denton Avenue on May 9.

Lawmakers respond to East Rockaway students on school funding

Rhame Avenue students gave up their lunch period one March day to write letters to New York State Sen. Todd Kaminsky and Assemblywoman Melissa ‘Missy’ Miller about the importance of school funding. The letters were mailed to Albany on March 21, and now the elected officials are expressing their gratitude for the students’ efforts.

Remembering a hero

Family of man born in Ireland, killed in Vietnam, wants U.S. Navy ship named in his honor

Pauline Gallagher was 3 when her brother Patrick, a hero of the United States military who once made Lynbrook his home, was shot and killed in combat.

More than 60 percent of students opt out of math test

Third- through eighth-grade students throughout New York State took the New York State Common Core Mathematics Test from May 2 through May 4, but more than 60 percent of eligible Lynbrook and East Rockaway students refused to take the exam.

The Week Ahead

Nearby things to do this week in Lynbrook, East Rockaway

On May 27 at 8 p.m., Thunder Road, a tribute band to Bruce Springsteen, will be playing its music at Michael’s Porthole.

Harlem Wizards come to East Rockaway

The Harlem Wizards will be playing at East Rockaway High School at 7 p.m. on May 25.

Knitting for charity at the Lynbrook Public Library

Residents can spend an evening knitting, crocheting or quilting hats, robes and blankets for children and veterans in need at the Lynbrook Public Library on May 31 at 6:30 p.m.

Crime watch: Lynbrook, East Rockaway

Arrests On May 16 at 8:07 a.m. a 33-year-old Elmont man was arrested and charged with unlicensed operator, aggravated unlicensed operator, uninspected vehicle and an open warrant on Sunrise …

Letters to the Editor: Lynbrook, East Rockaway

Recognizing Lynbrook students’ journalistic excellence Recognizing Lynbrook students’ journalistic excellence To the Editor: Congratulations to the student staff of Lynbrook High …