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Alyssa Garbarino’s second concussion came on a frigid Sunday afternoon when she was 17. Under overcast skies, Garbarino, of North Merrick, who was then playing with the East Meadow Soccer Club’s Storm, bruised her way through a sea of bodies. As she battled with her opponent on the Northport Cow Harbor United Soccer Club, she was constantly driven to the ground, her head hitting the hard earth. As fast as she went down, though, she popped back up. As the game wore on, she began to feel dizzy and developed a sharp headache. more
Nearly 40 women ran or walked the 5K course that began and ended in North Woodmere Park last Sunday as part of the Friendship Circle Five Towns Generosity 5K Run/Walk that as of press time has raised $19,557 to help the Jewish organization for children with special needs. more
The first thing you see when you walk into Peninsula Public Library is a shelf filled with DVDs—a new-age library addition. But the library’s main focus remains books, which soon-to-be retired librarians—Gloria Pomerantz of Woodmere, Mary Harrow and Priscilla Kesten of Lawrence—have used to form a bond with many of the people who visit the library. more
The Town of Hempstead is strengthening its strategy to deal with so-called “zombie” properties in the area. Town officials announced on June 16 a new bill that would require banks to put deposits … more
Potential Belmont Park developer the Engel Burman Group presented its vision for the south lot of the racetrack to the community at a June 15 meeting at the Elmont Public Library. The company’s … more
The Rev. Frank Parisi, the pastor of Our Lady of Lourdes Church in Malverne for the past 11 years, announced in an open letter to parishioners last weekend that he had been accused of “inappropriate behavior with a minor” in an incident that occurred just over 20 years ago. more
The nonprofit group Reclaim New York filed a lawsuit on June 7 in Nassau County Supreme Court against the Elmont School District for failing to comply with a Freedom of Information Law … more
As the shocking details of last Sunday’s mass shooting at a nightclub in Orlando, Fla., emerged this week, local police and community organizations ramped … more
A street sign was unveiled at the intersection of Cedar Lane and Franklin Place in Woodmere last Sunday to honor the memory of Dr. John L. Santopolo, who was killed in a hit-and-run accident in January 2015. more
Combining his passions for helping special-needs children and biking, Woodmere resident Yair Sternman, 17, will be cycling from San Diego to New York over the course of six weeks this summer, as part of the Friendship Circle’s Bike 4 Friendship ride, to support Friendship Circle, an international nonprofit that provides programs and support to the families of individuals with special needs. more
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