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Undaunted by the Covid-19 pandemic, a young Merrick resident has won several major research competitions — including one normally reserved for college and graduate students. Sophia … more
Wellington C. Mepham High School football player Sofia LaSpina made Long Island history last Saturday, becoming the first female to score a touchdown. The Pirates went on to win the game against … more
A years-old idea to create a hall of fame to honor standout John F. Kennedy High School athletes through the decades is finally becoming a reality. On Saturday, the JFK Athletics Hall of Fame will … more
Joseph Keegan, of Merrick, with Michael Calabria and Casey Silver, of Manorville and Stamford, CT., respectively, pleaded guilty on Sept. 15 in federal court in Central Islip to criminal copyright … more
Fundraising sales are abundant throughout September and October, the awareness months for many diseases. Merokeans Erin Phillips and her son Nicholas are among the many to host a sale — with a special purpose — to raise money and spread awareness of the rare and potentially serious genetic disorder, Polycystic Kidney Disease. more
Tristan Bissoondial, an 8th grade student at Grand Avenue Middle School, was recently named a semifinalist in the Broadcom Masters science competition. more
Because of her affable nature, Cindy Knoll was everybody’s best friend. She was perhaps best known for getting people to passionately support a good cause. She was an influential member of the … more
Merokean Jaden Foster — better known by his ring name, Jaden Valo — is working toward a career on the professional wrestling circuit. more
There are few people in Long Beach who can remember the last time that a crowd gathered outside a six-acre vacant lot just a few feet from the boardwalk, known to locals as the Superblock. But … more
It was an emotional evening, but one in which the community again stood together. Twenty years ago, the Sept. 11 attacks on the World Trade Center shook the Merrick neighborhood, which lost residents in … more
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