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Five Towns shuls receive federal funding for security

U.S. Rep. Kathleen Rice, who represents the 4th Congressional District, announced that the United States Department of Homeland Security has awarded roughly $1.3 million to 14 Jewish and other …

Mail carrier behavior riles Woodmere residents

At least three residents of Forest Avenue in Woodmere have registered complaints with the community’s postmaster, Pauline Argicola, and another submitted a complaint to the United States Postal Service concerning the behavior of one mail carrier.

Hewlett resident Cary Epstein honored for lifeguard saving efforts

Hewlett resident and Jones Beach lifeguard Cary Epstein was one of five lifeguards honored by Assemblywoman Judy Griffin, Nassau County Executive Laura Curran and State Sen. Todd Kaminsky (D-Long …

NCJW thrift store in Lawrence is open

Marci Last and Lori Grossman are co-owners of the National Council of Jewish Women-Peninsula Section thrift store in Lawrence. The NCJW seeks to turn progressive ideals into action, and by applying …

Five Towns Community Center has census information center

Updated July 8 at 6 p.m. The Five Towns Community now has what is being called a popup census station to dispense information on the importance of the census through an unspecified amount of money from The Marion & Aaron Gural JCC from a UJA-Federation of New York grant .

Marion & Aaron Gural JCC introduces SHEMA! initiative

The Marion & Aaron Gural JCC in Cedarhurst has announced a new initiative that will encourage second generation Holocaust survivors to speak about their parents experiences. The initiative is …

NCJW donates $4,000 to aid Gural JCC’s SHOP in Cedarhurst

The coronavirus pandemic has resulted in another crisis, people not having enough food because of the unemployment caused by the state-mandated closures of many businesses. In an effort to help …

Update: Hempstead, Lawrence, Woodsburgh approve creation of coastal district at Woodmere Club

Updated July 2 at 11:30 a.m. After a nearly two-hour in-person and virtually held public hearing on June 23, the Town of Hempstead and the villages of Lawrence and Woodsburgh voted to approve the …

MS-13 gang menber sentenced in Far Rockaway and Lawrence murders

A member of the street gang MS-13, Yonathan Sanchez, 43, a/k/a Turbo, was sentenced to 34 years to life in prison on July 1 by Judge Tammy Robbins for his role in two murders. 

Peaceful Black Lives Matter protest in Hewlett

It was not as silent as advertised and the roughly 20 participants stood for more than 90 minutes, however what was billed on Instagram as a silent sit-in with Black Lives Matter-themed signs was peaceful along Broadway near Johnson Place where Hewlett meets Woodmere on Sunday.

Talking Yankees history with Marty Appel in Temple Israel of Lawrence virtual discussion

From answering Mickey Mantle’s fan mail to becoming the public relations director for the New York Yankees at the age of 24, award-winning author and producer Marty Appel shared his experiences …

Five Towners dive in at North Woodmere Park pools

From the Olympic-sized pool to the trio of pools for children, lounging, playing and swimming were the activities that only Nassau County residents, many from the Five Towns, took part in at North Woodmere Park on July 3, the first day the six county pools were open for the summer and during the coronavirus pandemic.