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Lawrence rabbi receives written threat

A lengthy, threatening note slipped into a package of Five Towns Jewish Times newspapers that were left on the doorstep of Rabbi Kenneth Hain’s Lawrence home last Friday attacked him after Hain, a prominent spiritual leader, took a stand against a news photo that the outlet recently published on its front page.

Lynbrook boy donates to local families in need

When 12-year-old Kaden Rogers saw that the Covid-19 pandemic had left some local families hungry and in need of household supplies, he collected donations to benefit them as part of his mitzvah project, a community-service deed in preparation for his bar mitzvah.

Franklin Square student creates claymation masterpieces

After watching a special starring the popular children’s video character Morph last March, Tony Pugliese decided to do some research on Morph, and discovered that he was made of clay — as …

A place of ‘solace and peace’

New signage erected at McDonald Pond

Just five days after the anniversary of New York City Police Detective Steven McDonald’s death in 2017, state and local elected officials honored him at Hempstead Lake State Park on Jan. 15. …

Students return to Molloy College as dorms reopen for spring semester

Despite restrictions that remain in place as the number of Covid-19 cases continues to rise, students at Molloy College in Rockville Centre are striving for some normalcy in their campus life. On Sunday and Monday, nearly 200 students returned to school and moved into its three residence halls for the spring semester — about 35 more students than lived on campus last fall. To ensure social distancing, they moved in by scheduled appointment, avoiding crowded elevators and hallways as they hauled in suitcases and supplies.

Learning about Baldwin’s rich history

The Baldwin Historical Society, in collaboration with the Baldwin Public Library, hosted a Zoom meeting on Jan. 7 to explore the history of Baldwin. Marialisa Ar-nold, of the Baldwin Public …

Bellmore-Merrick residents roll up their sleeves for Covid-19 vaccine

As the Pfizer-BioNTech and Moderna Covid-19 vaccines roll out across the country, Bellmore and Merrick residents are among the thousands of New Yorkers who have already received their first doses of …

Mary Brennan INN in Hempstead hosting contactless food drive Jan. 16

The Mary Brennan INN in Hempstead will host its next no-contact curbside food drive to collect the most needed items for guests of the soup kitchen.   Call (516) 732-6009 with …

Wantagh High School choir, audio engineering class perform virtual community concert

As the coronavirus pandemic raged on, many people — and especially senior citizens — were unable to celebrate the holiday season with family and friends. At Wantagh High School, …

LB PBA fils suit to overturn state pay decision

The Long Beach Patrolmen's Benevolent Association, whose members have been working without a contract for over three years, has filed suit in State Supreme Court in Mineola, …

JAM Dance organizes flash mob proposal in Wantagh

Evan Styron said he defied the odds when planning to propose to his girlfriend, Lisa Friedrich, of East Meadow. Between the Covid-19 pandemic, a last-minute location change and inclement weather the …


President Biden has his work cut out for him

We will need years, if not decades, to unravel and repair the damage that President Trump has done to the nation with his politics and policies.


Let the healing begin

On March 4, 1861, President-elect Abraham Lincoln stood on the East Portico of the U.S. Capitol to take the oath of office and deliver his first inaugural address. Seven southern states had already . . .

Jerry Kremer

What we do right now will echo in history

America is in a state of shock in the wake of the assault on the U.S. Capitol, a second impeachment of President Trump and months of denial of the validity of November’s election. We have a new president . . .

Randi Kreiss

Fear hovered over Biden inauguration week

As I write this, after the mob attack on the Capitol and before this week’s Presidential Inauguration, like many of you, I don’t know what to believe.


New leaders are the suburbs’ best shot at health equity

Inauguration Day, Jan. 20, will bring much-needed change in our country. President-elect Joe Biden has made controlling the coronavirus pandemic a priority, and for the first time, the incoming administration . . .

Herald Inside Long Island hosts applying to college amid pandemic webinar

  For the purpose of reducing Long Islanders' stress about applying to college during the pandemic, Herald Inside LI held a webinar sponsored by Molloy College, on November 19, which was …