Max’s Appetizing exits the Five Towns after 73 years

From Woodmere to Hewlett and now to New Hyde Park, Bobby Leshansky is taking Five Towns mainstay Max’s Appetizing & Kosher Deli further west to help ensure survival of a business that began nearly 73 years ago.

Woodmere resident Cindy Grosz challenges Kathleen Rice in 4th Congressional District

Woodmere resident and award-winning Jewish activist Cindy Grosz said she will seek the Republican Party nomination to challenge three-term incumbent Democratic Congresswoman Kathleen Rice in November in the 4th Congressional District.

Meadowmere Park Fire District lends a helping hand north of the border

The Meadowmere Park Fire District is looking to lend a helping hand to a department located north of the border and nearly 1,000 miles away.

Upscale Five Towns homes targeted in burglaries

A home on Seawane Drive in the Village of Hewlett Harbor along with residences on the North Shore were the targets of what Nassau police is a burglary pattern over the last three months that saw three people arrested in January as part of a Chilean crime ring.

Ragazzini leads Hewlett to county title

A prolific performance in field events propelled Hewlett winter track and field to its sixth straight conference title and its second County B title in three years.

Heralds seek 2020 summer interns

Herald Community Newspapers is seeking 2020 and summer interns for our 18 community-based publications that stretch across Nassau County’s South Shore, from Valley Stream to Seaford, and Long …

From white supremacist to human rights advocate

A former white supremacist and Ku Klux Klan member spoke to students at Hebrew Academy of the Five Towns and Rockaway High School about his time as a member of the known racist and violent group and why he left, and is now a human rights activist in Memphis.

Yeshiva students take part in a slice of government at Lawrence High School

The third floor of Lawrence High School became a United States Senate office floor as eight Jewish schools from across the metropolitan area, including the Five Towns, held faux committee hearings as part of the Yeshiva League Model Congress competition on Feb. 19. 

Hewlett Happenings

Spiriting toward an activity-packed Battle of the Classes

On the first Monday after February break, the mood among students is not commonly one of excitement.

Black History Month celebrated at the Five Towns Community Center

Black History Month was celebrated through music, poetry and dance at the Five Towns Community Center in Lawrence.

Hewlett reaches a dozen victories

A cursory glance at the stats seems to tell the entire story. Five-foot-8 freshman point guard Riley Weiss, standing head and shoulders over all Nassau scorers, lifted Hewlett’s girls’ basketball team to its first postseason in seven years, and its first playoff win in a decade.

Hofstra eyes postseason run

A season removed from losing 18 players, a more veteran Hofstra men’s lacrosse team is fueled for a turnaround.

DRS connects with its graduates in Israel

Davis Renov Stahler Yeshiva High for Boys in Woodmere is proud of its alumni who spend a year after high school learning at yeshivas in Israel.

Inwood New York National Guard member Alex Martinez promoted

Alex Martinez, of Inwood, a member of the New York National Guard, received a promotion in recognition for his capability, responsibility and leadership.

NCJW-Peninsula Section is seeking peace in the middle east

The National Council of Jewish Women-Peninsula Section met on Feb. 11 at the Hewlett-East Rockaway Jewish Center to discuss topics related to Jewish life around the world

Helping kids problem solve at the Number Four School in Lawrence

At Lawrence School District’s Number Four School, pre-kindergarteners met with the BeReadyLI Children’s workshop on Feb. 13, a group focusing on the importance of connecting families during times of natural disasters.

Five Towns college, high school students show their scholarly and artistic talents

Josh Brafman and Tzviki Fortgang, seniors at Davis Renov Stahler Yeshiva High School for Boys in Woodmere, were named finalists for the National Merit Scholarship, a honor which reflects dedication to studies and a commitment to learning.

Fatal two-car accident in Woodmere

One man died when his 2005 Mercury Sable struck a 2013 Dodge Grand Caravan near the intersection of Lafayette Drive and Peninsula Boulevard in Woodmere at 6:55 a.m. on Feb. 21, Nassau police said.

GOSR, Hofstra offer coastal sustainability seminars

Hofstra University and the Governor’s Office of Storm Recovery are partnering to provide environmental education to Long Island communities through a certification program.