Having a Happy Hanukkah in Hewlett

Gathered around the Veterans Memorial Triangle at the intersection of Broadway and West Broadway in Hewlett for the annual Hewlett-Woodmere Business Association menorah lighting on Sunday, the first night of the eight-day Jewish holiday of Hanukkah.

Houses of help joined forces in Hewlett

Hewlett House, a community learning resource center on cancer, especially breast cancer, and Bethany House of Nassau County, which supports homeless woman with children from transition to stability, joined together for Fall Fest, an outreach event in Hewlett on Nov. 6.

From Far Rockaway to Lawrence, connecting Jews, Christians on Thanksgiving

To continue the connective tissue between diverse religions, Temple Israel of Lawrence and First Presbyterian Church of Far Rockaway once again joined forces at the 103rd annual Thanksgiving Interfaith Service that the Lawrence synagogue has held.

St. John’s Hospital feeds patients, families for Thanksgiving

More than 80 patients and their families received an array of food items for Thanksgiving meals donated by employees of St. John’s Episcopal Hospital in Far Rockaway. Turkey, chicken, ham, potatoes, rice, vegetables, stuffing mix, gravy, macaroni and cheese, dinner rolls, cranberry sauce, desserts and utensils were in the decorated baskets.

Inwood woman charged with assault

An Inwood woman is charged with assault after allegedly attacking a person with a knife at 5:40 p.m. in Inwood on Nov. 26, according to police.

Second noose found in Hewlett, $30,000 reward being offered

For the second time in the past three months, a noose, a symbol of hatred and racism, was found at the work site shared by National Grid and PSEG Long Island at 455 Mill Road in Hewlett. The noose was discovered on Nov. 22. One was also found in September.


This holiday season for sure, shop locally

Each year, we encourage our readers to shop locally, in your community’s downtown, during the holidays. With the coronavirus pandemic still raging, we’re doubling down on that advice.

Jerry Kremer

RIP Paul Jackson, renowned South Shore historian

The towns, cities and villages of Long Island have their own recorded and unrecorded histories. Their stories are told by local historians, librarians and historical societies. In many cases . . .


A new Covid variant is on the march. Mask up!

In recent months, we have seen a growing number of parents crowding school board meetings across Long Island, protesting the state mandate requiring students to mask up in schools.


Public health is political, but shouldn’t be partisan

Taxes, property assessments, crime and schools were top concerns for Long Island politicians in the Nov. 2 elections. Both Democrats and Republicans tried to persuade voters that . . .

Randi Kreiss

How did you get through? In 50 words or less.

Tell me your story. If you’re reading this, you are living through a deadly pandemic that has killed more than five million people worldwide. So far. If you’re reading this . . .