With the coronavirus pandemic still coursing across the country and the vaccine rollout yet to hit its stride, leaders in the Five Towns public school districts agree with the New York State United Teachers union that this school year’s state standardized tests for grades three through eight should be canceled, and possibly the state Regents exams as well.
Whether it’s regularly calling congregants, delivering goody bags on holidays or holding virtual programs ranging from educational to social, Five Towns synagogues continue to find creative ways to remain connected with their membership.
After previous complaints of trucks parking along Nassau Expressway before the road was renovated, State Sen. Todd Kaminsky sent a letter to the state’s Department of Transportation in early January asking for a resolution to trucks parking on the side of a road in Inwood.
Hewlett Bay Park resident Brenda Wilbur typically buys the gas for her car at the Sunoco station at the intersection of Mill Road and Peninsula Boulevard in Hewlett and noticed that in the past few weeks the prices have zoomed up from $2.15 per gallon for regular gas to $2.43, and the BP station on the opposite side of Peninsula Boulevard was $2.61 as of Jan. 20.
Taking the temperature of the country after a presidential election, especially one as controversial as 2020, that saw arguably the most divisive president in the nation’s history ousted after nearly four years of vitriol, could be considered a fool’s errand.
With the lifting of the state’s prohibition against high-risk sports such as basketball and wrestling, the possibility of Lawrence schools reinstating winter sports could become a reality.
Seth Rudetsky, a musician, actor, writer and radio host, who grew up in North Woodmere graduated Hewlett High School, was part of the Broadway video put together for the inauguration. He produced the songs and was in the band.
Hewlett-Woodmere School District’s Central Council PTA raised more than $1,000 through its “Stronger Together” fundraiser, a first of its kind for the PTA, that sold a unique collection of clothing items for children and adults that celebrated the strength of the Hewlett-Woodmere community.
Hewlett-based psychologist and psychoanalyst Dr. Richard Sternberg wrote a book that describes the backgrounds of criminally insane people that he came across while working at a psychiatric …
Former member of the New York City Police Department Phillip McEneaney has been appointed as interim director of Health, Safety and Security for the Hewlett-Woodmere School District as of Jan. …
An online course hosted by the Nassau County Holocaust Memorial and Tolerance Museum, “Preserving Your Family Story: How to Prepare a Personal Presentation about the Holocaust,” is geared towards aiding second and third generation descendants of Holocaust Survivors bring their family’s stories and experiences to life in order to inform posterity.
Longtime Five Towns resident William Edward Lahey, the patriarch of the Lahey family, several of whom have served as firefighters in the Hewlett Fire Department over three generations, died on Jan. 9 at his home in Woodmere after what was described as a prolonged illness. He was 87.
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.
As Hebrew Academy of the Five Towns and Rockaway High School wraps up first semester, students and faculty are so grateful to have been learning in person, uninterrupted.
Restaurants can apply for New York state grants for up to $5,000 from the state economic development agency for help to survive through the coronavirus pandemic.