When James Ferguson came home in 2010 after serving for nearly eight months in Afghanistan as a platoon commander in the Marines, that chapter of his life remained painfully incomplete. Reuniting with his unit five years later, however, changed his life, and today Ferguson leads the Warrior Reunion Foundation, which has so far reconnected combat veterans at seven gatherings around the country.
Democrat Judy Griffin defeated incumbent Brian Curran in the 21st Assembly District in Tuesday’s election. Griffin, a Rockville Centre community activist and a former director of community outreach for State Sen. Todd Kaminsky, took 53 percent of the vote to unseat Curran, of Lynbrook, who garnered 47 percent.
“The people who speak are supposed to be here to try to comfort us,” said Rabbi Howard Diamond, who addressed members of his congregation and others during a vigil at Congregation B’nai Sholom-Beth David on Oct. 30. “. . . It’s very hard to be comforted. It’s very hard for me to be comforting.”
Gabriella O. Pellicani, a former student at St. Mark’s Cooperative Nursery School, died on Oct. 16 after a fight with brain cancer. She was 5.
When Olivia Medford’s friend Liam Galvin was preparing to try out for the seventh-grade football team at South Side Middle School, she would tag along and play with him and his dad, Gene, at the Village Green.
The Tommy Brull Foundation is set to hold its 11th annual fundraiser on Nov. 10, which will celebrate a decade of raising money for people with physical, mental and emotional challenges.
Michael Eisman has been complaining for three years about the conditions at 460 Seaman Ave. “It’s becoming a zombie home,” Eisman said. “The grass isn’t cut … we have concerns about snow …
After retiring into executive session ‘to obtain legal advice,” the Rockville Centre Planning Board unanimously voted on Oct. 23 to close the hearing related specifically to the State Environmental Quality Review Act process for a proposed subdivision at 220 Hempstead Ave.
Rabbi Marc Gruber, of Central Synagogue-Beth Emeth in Rockville Centre, said he found out about the shooting at his Saturday morning service. During the memorial prayers, a congregant noted a shooting in Pittsburgh. “It was really peculiar,” said Gruber, who didn’t yet know what the person was referring to.
South Side Middle School students performed their latest Broadway revue, “Makin’ Change,” on Nov. 2 and 3 for hundreds of theater-goers.
Molloy announced a record fundraising total for its 2018 Gala, which was held at the campus’s Madison Theatre on Nov. 2. The purpose of the annual event is to raise funds to support student scholarships.
The Nassau County Council of Chambers of Commerce named Lisa Umansky, owner of Polka Dot Pound Cake, Rockville Centre’s Businessperson of the Year at its 34th annual Legislative Breakfast on Oct. 19.