Underscoring the need for “dependable and dignified” commuter transportation, State Sen. Todd Kaminsky, a Democrat, and State Assemblywoman Melissa Miller, a Republican, showed bipartisan support for a Manhattan-bound South Shore ferry as they signed a letter sent to Metropolitan Transportation Authority Chairman Joe Lhota to explore locations near Inwood for residents of the Five Towns, Long Beach, Valley Stream and other surrounding communities.
Though the next six weeks of Amtrak repair work in Penn Station is being referred to as the “summer of hell,” a few Five Towns commuters were blasé about the train schedule changes. The work began on July 10, and should be completed by Sept. 1.
Standing in front of seven women at the Chabad of Hewlett, Rebbitzen Rivkie Tenenboim struck a long wooden match and ignited a flame to illustrate that God, according to the Jewish Bible, created light first — a spark that culminates with a bat or bar mitzvah for girls or boys, respectively, as they take on the responsibilities of Judaism.
As of March 2017 the New York State Department of Health data shows that deaths attributed to opioid overdose in Nassau County decreased from September of 2015 to the same month in 2016. However, outpatient emergency room visits for all opioid overdoses have risen. Some activists are now calling for schools to step up their curriculum in regards to drug and alcohol prevention, and the state’s Education Department is providing some of the tools to do that.
The newly installed Mobi-Mat at the Genesee Boulevard entrance will make it easier for disabled and elderly citizens of Atlantic Beach to get onto the beach and reach the water.
Tuvia Tenenbom, the Israeli born best-selling author, journalist, dramatist, and the founder of the Jewish Theater of New York, will speak on Sunday, July 23 at 7:30 p.m. at Congregation Beth Shalom at 390 Broadway in Lawrence.
The only mosque in the Five Towns is found just off Peninsula Boulevard in Hewlett on Hamilton Avenue, a short dead end street. The Islamic Center of Five Towns has been officially serving the local Muslim community since 2013. Although, Tanvir Ahamad, the center’s president, and his brother-in-law and board member, Eqbal Rasheed have been praying there with small groups since 2006, but they’ve been a part of the Five Towns for much longer.
Nassau County officials are calling for the cancellation of two concerts featuring Roger Waters at the Nassau Coliseum, saying that its operator, Nassau Events Center, would be in violation of a recently passed anti-discrimination law for letting the Pink Floyd bassist perform.
Bouquets, both of flowers and words, were handed out at the Lawrence Board of Education organizational meeting in the middle school cafeteria on July 10. The trustees in attendance re-elected Murray Forman president and Dr. Asher Mansdorf vice president of the board, respectively. Dr. Ann Pedersen presided over her first BOE meeting as superintendent and four teachers were granted tenure.
Edwina “Cookie” Levin (née Ettinger) crocheted hundreds of yarmulkes for many family bar and bat mitzvahs, knitted handmade sweaters for babies, and hats and scarves galore, her daughter Joanne Levin said.
Now in its 21st season, the Village of Cedarhurst’s Tuesday night concert series began with Ben Cohen performing magic and then the Billy Joel tribute band Captain Jack cranking out the classic hits from the Hicksville native under the gazebo at Andrew J. Parise Cedarhurst Park on July 11.
Police arrested an Inwood man on July 12 for allegedly robbing a 51-year-old man, along with two other men on April 28.
Hewlett Elementary School student Madison Miley was honored for her winning creation as part of the Covanta Re-cycling Poster Contest. Miley received a Town of Hempstead certificate of recognition …
The Hewlett Fire Department, which is part of the 3rd Battalion, took part in the 4th Battalion Parade hosted by the East Rockaway Fire Department on June 24. Lakeview, Lynbrook, Malverne, and …
A Queens man who involved police in a brief but a violent struggle after a traffic stop is allegedly responsible for a string of robberies on Long Island, police said.
The Nassau County High School Athletics Hall of Fame, soon to be located at the new Nassau Coliseum, recently announced its third class of inductees, led by Olympic gold medalist hurdler Derrick Adkins and numerous former NFL players.
Eight Hewlett and Lawrence High School seniors and their families were feted by Peninsula Kiwanis at the charitable organization’s annual scholarship awards night dinner at SaVino’s in …
The Atlantic Beach Estates Civic Association held its July 4 barbecue two days earlier than Independence Day is celebrated, but that didn’t dampen the spirit of those who attended the shindig …