Town proposes to prohibit short-term rentals

Showing a disdain for short-term rentals in the Town of Hempstead, Supervisor Anthony Santino announced that the board plans to prohibit living arrangements that are shorter than 28 days.

Five Towns man charged in Staten Island shooting

Hewlett resident Semion Mosheshvili, 42, was arrested after turning himself into the police at the 123rd Precinct in the Tottenville section of Staten Island just after midnight on June 18, after allegedly shooting a 10-year-old boy in the shoulder at a family gathering in Prince’s Bay last Saturday about 7 p.m.

Hewlett man arrested for two Mineola fires

Two fires that were set last year in Mineola have been connected to a Hewlett resident, according to police.

New restaurant hopes to become the G.O.A.T.

Visitors to Central Avenue in Cedarhurst village have a new place to eat while out and about with the opening of The G.O.A.T., a kosher sports themed restaurant that began taking reservations on June 4. Located where the Courtside Grill Sports Bar and Brasserie Halevi were, The G.O.A.T. hopes to become a community staple.

Community members say West Broadway needs fixing

Dozens of Five Towns residents packed the Boehm Meeting Room in the Hewlett- Woodmere Public Library on June 6 to voice concerns on the condition and safety of West Broadway, from Mill Road in Hewlett to Rockaway Turnpike in Cedarhurst.

Creating a family atmosphere at a trio of Five Towns churches

The congregations of St. Joseph’s R.C. Church, St. Joachim’s R.C. Church and Our Lady of Good Counsel joined together on June 11 to celebrate Father Thomas Moriarty’s 25th anniversary of his ordainment.

North Woodmere resident graduates Harvard law

Hewlett High School class of 2009 graduate Jordan Reisch, from North Woodmere, earned his law degree from Harvard Law School, graduating cum laude last month.

Gural JCC members visit on Tolerance Day

Bernie Igielski and Rachel Gleitman, members of the Marion & Aaron Gural JCC in Cedarhurst, were once again the guest speakers at the Floral Park/Bellrose School District’s Tolerance Day, an event both Five Towns residents have attended all 10 years its been held.

Hewlett resident wins Upstander Award

Sophie Riegel, a 10th-grader at Hewlett High School and Hewlett resident, was given the Holocaust Memorial & Tolerance Center of Nassau County’s Friedlander Upstander Award for standing up to bullying or intolerance.

Sid Tanenbaum scholarship awarded

Lawrence High School senior Erika Kirchner was one of this year’s recipients of the 31st Annual Rock and Wrap It Up! Sid Tanenbaum Awards.

Sephardic Temple in Cedarhurst honors Arthur Quentzel

Arthur Quentzel was honored for his devoted service to the Sephardic Temple at its 54th annual testimonial luncheon on June 10 at the synagogue on Branch Boulevard in Cedarhurst.

Honoring my father’s name

Three days after Father’s Day, my dad, Harvey, will be here in New York, making his annual visit from Florida. It will be great to see him after another year of just speaking on the phone weekly. We talk every Sunday night around 8 p.m.

Temple and town remember Reagan’s visit

With David Friedman, the son of Rabbi Morris Friedman, serving as the U.S. ambassador to Israel in President Donald Trump’s administration, it is a good time to remember a previous president’s visit to Temple Hillel in North Woodmere, where Rabbi Friedman was the spiritual leader.

Blue Badgers advance to Long Island Cup final

It’s not the Stanley Cup, but playing in the Long Island Cup final of the Long Island Junior Soccer League is a big enough accomplishment for the U9 Blue Badgers of the Hewlett-Lawrence Soccer Club.

Unique store opens in Cedarhurst

Gift it Forward, located at 445 Central Ave. in Cedarhurst, is a gift shop unlike most. The store’s owner, Miriam Dure, accepts donations of new and some like-new household gifts, art, jewelry, ceramics and crystal and donates the money earned to charities.

Temple Israel of Lawrence celebrates confirmation and graduation

The 109th Shavuot confirmation and graduation service in Temple Israel of Lawrence’s history took place on May 31.

Tennis season underway at the Lawrence club

Though rain forced the rescheduling of the semifinals and final of the annual Lawrence Men’s Tennis Club Memorial Day tournament, that did not dampen the spirits of a growing membership as a new season got underway at the Lawrence Yacht & Country Club.

Sign up for the Kiwanis Marty Mongoni golf outing

Sign up for the Kiwanis Marty Mongoni golf outing Take off from work on Monday, July 17 and play golf for the Kiwanis Pediatric Trauma Center Foundation at the Tam O’Shanter Club.