Bellmore, Merrick civics hosting 'Meet the Candidates Night'

The North Bellmore, South Bellmore, North and Central Merrick and South Merrick Civic Associations will host their annual “Meet the Candidates” forum on Oct. 25.

South Shore duo organizes Island’s first Halal Fest

Two South Shore men are on a mission to change the way people see — and eat — halal food. Tahmid Bashir, of Merrick, and Adil Palwala, of Valley Stream, have created Hal & Al Meats and Provisions, a halal food distribution company, with hopes set on changing the halal food industry.

Merrick Jewish Centre welcomes new assistant rabbi

On Aug. 1, the Merrick Jewish Centre welcomed its new assistant rabbi, Jack Dermer. According to Centre officials, Dermer “hit the ground running,” with a moving Shabbat at the Beach, and an …

Ben and Jerry return to Long Island

“We grew up in the 1960s, during a time of peace, love and caring for other human beings,” said Jerry Greenfield. “That’s who Ben and I were.”

North Merrick school pilots Google technology

The Old Mill Road Elementary School in the North Merrick School District was selected to be one of the first schools to participate in the Google Expedition Pioneers Program and pilot augmented …

North Merrick thanks its Board of Education

The North Merrick School District thanked the Board of Education – President Wendy Gargiulo, Vice President John Pinto, and Trustees Edward Corona, Steve Enella, Jennifer Hyland, Tracey Miller, and Todd Ransom – at the November 14th Board of Education meeting as part of School Board Recognition Week.


It’s hurricane season, so be prepared

The images of destruction caused by Hurricane Florence last week were particularly frightening for Long Islanders, many of whom are still reeling from the havoc and devastation that Hurricane Sandy wrought six years ago.

Randi Kreiss

Promises kept, in the wilds of the High Sierra

Fifty-one years ago a handsome hunk of a guy showed up for Rosh Hashana dinner at my parents’ house in Cedarhurst with an engagement ring in his pocket. He was all dark curls, red cheeks and heavy breathing, and he couldn’t even wait . . .

John C. O'Connell

‘No day shall erase you from the memory of time’

Next week is the 17th Sept. 11 since Al Qaeda terrorists attacked the United States, flying airliners into the World Trade Center and the Pentagon and crashing in a Pennsylvania field. Schools and villages will, I hope . . .