State Senator Jack Martins joined the race for county executive on Wednesday, announcing his candidacy as a Republican at a press conference in Mineola.
The Bellmore-Merrick Central High School District recently received a bigger-than-expected state aid increase, so officials say they will give back the extra funds to local property owners by reducing taxes in 2017-18, though it was unclear by how much.
“Looking at the long term, one of our biggest concerns is longevity,” said Brendan Narrell, second assistant chief of the North Bellmore Fire Department.
From a newly renovated locker room at Newbridge Road Park in Bellmore, Town of Hempstead Supervisor Anthony Santino announced that the town had completed upgrades to 36 bathrooms and 8 locker rooms at its parks and pools. This is the first major improvement to town recreation facilities in over 20 years and cost roughly $1.26 million.
County Comptroller George Maragos reported on Monday that Nassau County is likely to end the year with a $38 million surplus in primary operating funds, although the surplus includes money the county borrowed.
The 12th annual Robbie’s Run, a Merrick-based 5K race to benefit Forever 9: The Robbie Levine Foundation, will be held on April 30 at the Levy-Lakeside Elementary School in Merrick.
As of next year, Mepham High School will have 13 alumni from its football team who have continued to play in college— the school’s highest number in over 10 years, according to Anthony Cracco, the school’s head varsity football coach, dean and athletic coordinator.
Hundreds of athletes from Nassau and Suffolk counties, and as far as Brooklyn, converged last Saturday on Kennedy High School for this year’s Cougar Invitational.
The sweet smell of cinnamon lingered in the air April 22 at the first CoLoKi Inc. Earth Day Celebration off Bennington Ave in Freeport. Attendees leisurely walked up and down the steps of the Freeport Trailer with white Styrofoam cups in their hands, enjoying homemade arroz con leche (rice pudding), while children worked on arts and crafts. Every spring, the day laborers at the Freeport Trailer, most of whom work construction jobs, plant a community garden to grow vegetables that they can cook in their own kitchens to feed themselves. This year they decided to host an event inviting the community to take part in their Earth Day celebration.
Merrick native Francine Goldstein has been an active participant of AIDS Walk New York for the past 28 years, raising thousands of dollars to fight the virus that took a dear friend. Goldstein will participate at this year’s walk on May 21 and hopes to break $41,000, which she raised last year.
After fifth-grade students at Birch School in Merrick finished completing a series of puzzles to unlock several “Breakout Boxes,” Assistant Principal Chris Hoisik led them in a dialogue on modern technology and instant gratification.
On April 5, several students from the News Tech Club at the Old Mill Road School in North Merrick visited the Bellmore-Merrick Broadcasting program with their advisor, Deborah Walsh.
The Bellmore-Merrick Central High School District and Community Parent Center will host their annual Drug Take-Back Day from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Saturday, May 13, at Grand Avenue Middle School in Bellmore.
Georgia A. Fasano, of Merrick, will display her work in the Chezar Art Studio's Fifth Annual Art Show. It will take place May 1 to June 30 at the Farmingdale Public Library. In addition, everyone is invited to meet Georgia and the other artists at the reception on May 13 from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. in the gallery. Refreshments will be served.