Alixandra Wilens said it was her love of learning and desire to always do her best that led to her being named 2017 valedictorian at John. F. Kennedy High School.
The Bellmore-Merrick Central High School District Board of Education voted unanimously last week to move forward with the sale of the 15.77-acre Jerusalem Avenue School building to the Nassau Board of Cooperative Educational Services.
Long Island’s newest mikvah was dedicated at a ribbon-cutting ceremony on June 11. Now, all that stands between it and its furtherance of Jewish ritual purity is a small amount of additional rainwater.
Between writing for the school newspaper, working as a junior EMT, singing with the school’s choir and acting for television, Calhoun’s 2017 valedictorian, Julia Losner, has had a busy schedule, but has managed to keep her studies as her top priority.
County Legislator Carrié Solages, a Democrat from Elmont, was arrested after a domestic dispute with his girlfriend on June 21.
Gov. Andrew Cuomo on Wednesday nominated Justice Paul Feinman, a graduate of John F. Kennedy High School and openly gay associate justice at the State Supreme Court, to serve as an associate judge on the state Court of Appeals.
A federal judge on Friday dismissed the federal charges against a Merrick physician accused of illegally distributing opioid pain medication to patients.
A Central Islip woman was arrested Saturday night after allegedly assaulting a police officer at a Merrick Hotel.
David Stayer read from a short story about a blind day as he ran his fingers over the Braille in which he wrote it. A Merrick resident of 45 years, he was one of many who shared their work with the members of the Merrick Senior Center’s Creative Writing Workshop at its June 7 showcase.
Richard and Lisa Schary, founders of the Friends of Massapequa Preserve, stood at the entrance of the Crest Hollow Country Club in Woodbury on Friday, eager to find John Cameron, of Rockville Centre, …
Valbrook Baseball Camp is designed for aspiring baseball players from ages five through 14 who are looking to improve their skills, learn more about the game and, above all, have fun. This summer, four one-week sessions will take place in three locations.
n the previous column, I discussed the way schools used to operate: Teachers entered their classrooms at the beginning of the day, and except for lunch, didn’t surface until the end. There was minimal contact among colleagues. We’ve come a long way since then!
After a long battle with dementia, longtime Merrick resident Henrietta “Hetty” Hochberg, daughter of the late Esther and Lewis Solomons, owners of Dawn’s Beauty Salon, died on Feb. 13.