Tuvia Tenenbom visits the Five Towns

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.

Growing Muslim congregation worships in Hewlett

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 demand cancellation of Roger Waters shows

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.

Lawrence BOE reorganizes for another year

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, 89

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.

Cedarhurst’s summer concert series gets underway

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.

Inwood man arrested for robbery

Police arrested an Inwood man on July 12 for allegedly robbing a 51-year-old man, along with two other men on April 28.

Miley wins poster contest

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 …

Hewlett firefighters march in 4th Battalion parade

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 …

Queens man arrested for string of Long Island robberies

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.

Nassau H.S. sports Hall of Fame grows

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.

Kiwanis hands out college scholarships

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 …

Pols attend civic barbecue

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 …