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Coronavirus pandemic spurs volunteerism at Five Towns Community Center

While Inwood resident Sasha Young has been recognized for her volunteerism in the Five Towns at Gammy’s Pantry, she considers the efforts that she and others have made throughout the coronavirus pandemic a team effort.

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 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 …

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 .

POCatHewlett stands up for racial equality

POCatHewlett, with POC standing for people of color, has begun adding its voice to the growing calls for an end to racial inequality. A self-described team spearheaded by two young women, …

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 …

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 …

Lawrence native Michael Cohen returned to upstate Otisville

After being taken back into custody on July 9, for violating the terms of his furloughed release from prison, Lawrence native and former lawyer for President Donald Trump, Michael Cohen was returned to upstate Otisville, where he was before his May 21 release.

Scott Brinton

Was Teddy Roosevelt a racist? You decide.

I grew up on Long Island, and like so many local kids, I made the pilgrimage to Sagamore Hill, Theodore Roosevelt’s stately Cove Neck mansion, full of Americana and animal heads and skins.

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 …

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 …

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 …

Nassau H.S. baseball summer league a home run

About 25 percent of Nassau County High School varsity baseball players are getting a chance to step on the field together in 2020 thanks to the efforts of many coaches, led by Clarke’s Tom Abruscato.

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.