Learning how to take 'reflexive' action in West Hempstead

Two assailants, armed with several weapons, pushed through the doors at Anshei Shalom in West Hempstead on the morning of June 16. Some congregants headed for cover under the pews and behind chairs, …

Schools

West Hempstead High School's graduates look towards the future

West Hempstead High School’s class of 2019 received their diplomas, which marked the end of their years in the school district at the Tilles Center at LIU Post last Sunday. The graduation …

Herald, RichnerLive teaming up to host Senior Expo in August

Herald Community Newspapers and RichnerLive will host a summer Senior Health & Beyond Expo on Thursday, Aug. 8, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Merrick Jewish Centre. This free event is dedicated …

West Hempstead’s top scholars celebrate the past and focus on the future

For West Hempstead High School’s Marisa Sheehan and Isabella Caldwell, learning they were named valedictorian and salutatorian lightened up a less-than-stellar day. Someone stole Caldwell’s chips …

Schools

Student standouts in Malverne, West Hempstead

State Assemblywoman Judy Griffin hosted her inaugural Student Standout Awards ceremony on June 2. Griffin recognized 13 high school students who have stood out in their school and communities. …

Op-Ed

Be alert to elder abuse

Every June 15 we commemorate World Elder Abuse Awareness Day. It is important that we speak openly about elder abuse, because it is a hidden crime that most Americans are reluctant to talk about or even acknowledge.

The Week Ahead

Nearby things to do this week in Malverne, West Hempstead

Risky Business Malverne’s annual summer entertainment series is set to return on Friday, July 12, at 8 p.m. This year’s summer entertainment series will kick off with the sounds of Motown, …

Randi Kreiss

Quality of mercy deleted from curriculum

There are real benefits to holding the collective memory of a community in one’s head. To that point, I recall that more than 25 years ago, a college admissions scandal rocked a nearby high school.