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Lawrence School District plans grade reconfiguration

In reaction to the manner in which school was physically shutdown in March and more than likely will begin in September with socially distancing protocols in place because of the ongoing coronavirus pandemic, the Lawrence School District is looking to implement a grade reconfiguration for the 2020-21 school year.

Five Towns schools, museums discuss Phase Four reopening process

As Long Island entered Phase Four of New York state's mandated reopening stages on Wednesday, a pair of Five Towns school districts and a museum in Lawrence are still awaiting guidance from the state and the Town of Hempstead on how best to reopen.

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.

NCJW thrift store in Lawrence is open

Marci Last and Lori Grossman co-managers 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

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 .

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 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 …

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.

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. 

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 …

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 …

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 …

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 …