Hebrew Academy of the Five Towns and Rockaway Elementary School students are all around town

After an early morning fire in Jan. 10, Hebrew Academy of the Five Towns and Rockaway Elementary School remains closed, but the students are receiving instruction at the HAFTR Middle School, Beth Sholom synagogue and Young Israel of Lawrence-Cedarhurst shul, officials said.

Governor Cuomo proposes legalizing recreational marijuana

When Cindy Wolff first learned of Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s proposal to legalize and tax recreational marijuana for adults the executive director of Woodmere-based Tempo Group was taken …

Road-safety roundtable in Rockville Centre hones in on marijuana legalization safeguards

With recreational marijuana expected to be legalized this year, lawmakers, prosecutors and community leaders aired their concerns at Molloy College in Rockville Centre on Jan. 7 and discussed ways to soften the potential negative effects that such a law might have in New York.

Arlene Epstein, 82

From the Tony award-winning shows to the off-off-Broadway plays, Arlene Barbara Cohen Epstein wrote elegantly and with intelligence for roughly 33 years for the South Shore Record.Epstein, an …

Battling over the bay and a barge in Inwood

Roger Realty Co., the owners of 150 Roger Ave. in Inwood, filed a lawsuit on Dec. 14, against the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation, the Town of Hempstead and Inwood Realty …

Suzanne Gayle Kornfeld, 82; lived in Far Rockaway and the Five Towns

For the majority of Suzanne Gayle Kornfeld’s life Far Rockaway was her home community, where she met her husband, worked and raised three children and doted on a trio of grandchildren. Kornfeld, …

Hewlett Happenings

Sporting a passion could spur future success

On Jan. 2, Hewlett High School students and teachers returned to school with their New Years’ resolutions in mind, after what felt like (and always seems to feels like) too short of a vacation. …

Alleged ‘porch pirate’ arrested for North Woodmere thefts

A Queens man has been arrested in connection with four incidents of allegedly stealing items off the porches of homes in North Woodmere in November and December, Nassau County police said.

Boockvar named Pennsylvania Secretary of State

Kathy Boockvar, a former Hewlett Neck resident who graduated from Hewlett High School class of 1986, was appointed to be Pennsylvania Secretary of State by Gov. Tom Wolf. Boockvar’s experience …

Marion & Aaron Gural JCC in the Five Towns names new chief executive officer

Aaron Rosenfeld was appointed the new chief executive director of the Marion & Aaron Gural Jewish Community Center, which serves the Five Towns and surrounding South Shore communities.Rosenfeld, …

New Lawrence school playground is ‘amazing’

Christine Lopeck’s second grade class under the guidance of physical education teach Don Makofske ignored the cold weather and were running with playful abandon as the Lawrence Primary School …

Achiezer of Lawrence celebrates unity in the community

Commemorating 11 years of service, Achiezer, the Lawrence-based community resource center founded and run by Rabbi Boruch Bender, which works with other groups to help families enduring hardships …

Hillel Day Camp in Lawrence has new director

Evan Leibowitz, a Woodmere resident, is the new director of Hillel Day Camp, succeeding Ari Solomon, who is the executive of the Hebrew Academy of the Five Towns and Rockaway. Leibowitz has worked at …

Celebrating 50 years of Peninsula Kiwanis

Peninsula Kiwanis marked a half century of helping those in need, especially the youngest Town of Hempstead neighbors, in 2018. The organization works with youth groups, houses of worship support and …

Get ready for H-W Pre-K registration

For families who have a child who will be 4-years-old on or before Dec. 1, 2019, pre-kindergarten information meeting for the Hewlett-Woodmere School District on Wednesday, Jan. 16 from 9:45 to 11 …

Dean and Adam Skelos head to prison after July convictions

Former State Senate Majority Leader Dean Skelos and his son Adam, both of Rockville Centre, were scheduled to report to separate federal prisons on Tuesday after they were convicted on corruption charges in July following a four-week retrial.

Oceanside native Jay Fiedler honored by the Jewish Sports Heritage Association in Lawrence

The phrase student-athlete and the word mensch are commonly used but rarely to describe one person. Mensch, a Yiddish word, means “a person of integrity and honor.”According to the many …