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It was standing room only as parents, grandparents, friends, teachers, administrators, and the stars of the show, the students, crammed into the gymnasium for the Hebrew Academy of the Long Beach’s celebration of Israel at 70 on April 19. more
Lawrence High School celebrated its annual Multicultural Week April 9-13. Throughout the week, flags from various countries were hung in the main lobby for students to admire and trace their ancestry. A map was also displayed that depicted different continents and countries of the world, offering Lawrence students the opportunity to pinpoint their roots with a push pin. more
Seeking to open a Chick-fil-A outlet at 249-23 Rockaway Blvd. in Woodmere on the former site of a Pizza Hut, representatives from the franchise presented their request for a parking variance at Town of Hempstead Board of Appeals hearing on April 23. The original hearing on April 18, was postponed because of damaged water pipe in town hall. more
Any library is bound to have dozens of biographies on past presidents George Washington or Abraham Lincoln, scientists Albert Einstein and Stephen Hawkins and athletes Jackie Robinson or Michael Jordan. What those bookshelves are missing are the life stories of Five Towns residents who have seen the world change before their eyes. more
After having written more than 15 books on Jewish history, it might seem overwhelming to boil thousands of years of history or even seven decades to a presentation lasting less than an hour, but Rabbi Berel Wein did just that for an audience at the Marion & Gural JCC in Cedarhurst on April 18. more
The Jewish Community Council of the Rockaway Peninsula will honor a Long Beach native and 30-year Far Rockaway resident, who is a principal for the school he attended in his youth and graduated from a former Five Towns high school for his achievements in education. more
Part six in an ongoing series. Read parts [1, 2, 3, 4, 5] here. When temporary protected status for Haitians was revoked last November, TPS recipients from other countries suspected they might lose their status as well. more
All that was missing was a “Welcome to Freeport” sign, and the city of New Bedford, Mass., could have easily been mistaken for the village. Both communities are located on relatively small bays … more
Among the many items included in the proposed $102.44 million Lawrence School District budget are an increase in security personnel, $4 million in capital improvements, a high school sports wing and adding Mandarin as a language elective. more
Facebook, Snapchat, Twitch and YouTube, parents these days have to navigate the minefield of technology when raising their kids, who thanks to the internet have a near infinite host of information at their fingertips. more
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