School staff honored for saving choking student

Jung Lee and Jesse Friedman received the John Street School Hero Award for successfully applying the Heimlich maneuver in May to a choking student during lunch. Franklin Square School District Superintendent Dr. Jared Bloom presented Lee, the school’s assistant principal, and Friedman, a teacher at the school, with the award at a board of education meeting on August 4.

Islanders host hockey instructional for Elmont children

One hundred local children learned how to play hockey at an instructional event held during the last week of July by the New York Islanders and organized by Gateway Youth Outreach, a community-focused organization that organizes programs for the youth of Elmont.

Back-to-school drive gives back to the community

The Jamaica Square Improvement League, a local civic organization that works to serve the community in Elmont, donated over 300 backpacks to Elmont families at a back-to-school drive it held on August 21 at Hendrickson Avenue Park in Elmont.

'A bridge to recovery'

The Central Nassau Rotary Club held an emergency meeting after a 7.2 magnitude earthquake struck Haiti on Aug. 25, and decided to donate $10,000 to two organizations that were helping out in the crippled island nation.

'It's nothing new for us'

Sports programs at Sewanhaka Central High School District schools are adjusting to the in-school mask mandate recently imposed by Gov. Kathy Hochul. “We’ve been down the road of having Covid underway and still being able to play athletics,” said Matt McLees, the district’s athletic director. “… It’s nothing new for us.”


Reflecting on the Sept. 11 attacks 20 years later

The Sept. 11 attacks on the World Trade Center and the Pentagon and in Shanksville, Pa., set off a cascade of worldwide catastrophes over the subsequent two decades . . .


Get your teenagers vaccinated ASAP . . .

Some 87 percent of Nassau County’s adult population, ages 18 and up, has received at least a first dose of a Covid-19 vaccine. Bravo, Nassau!


Voting is an act of choice and an exercise of voice

Many people seem to confuse democracy and capitalism. Some seem to think that capitalism defines our system of government. However, our governance is based on democratic principles, including the importance of voting.