Bellmore, Merrick civics hosting 'Meet the Candidates Night'

The North Bellmore, South Bellmore, North and Central Merrick and South Merrick Civic Associations will host their annual “Meet the Candidates” forum on Oct. 25.

South Shore duo organizes Island’s first Halal Fest

Two South Shore men are on a mission to change the way people see — and eat — halal food. Tahmid Bashir, of Merrick, and Adil Palwala, of Valley Stream, have created Hal & Al Meats and Provisions, a halal food distribution company, with hopes set on changing the halal food industry.

Merrick Jewish Centre welcomes new assistant rabbi

On Aug. 1, the Merrick Jewish Centre welcomed its new assistant rabbi, Jack Dermer. According to Centre officials, Dermer “hit the ground running,” with a moving Shabbat at the Beach, and an …

Ben and Jerry return to Long Island

“We grew up in the 1960s, during a time of peace, love and caring for other human beings,” said Jerry Greenfield. “That’s who Ben and I were.”

North Merrick school pilots Google technology

The Old Mill Road Elementary School in the North Merrick School District was selected to be one of the first schools to participate in the Google Expedition Pioneers Program and pilot augmented …

North Merrick thanks its Board of Education

The North Merrick School District thanked the Board of Education – President Wendy Gargiulo, Vice President John Pinto, and Trustees Edward Corona, Steve Enella, Jennifer Hyland, Tracey Miller, and Todd Ransom – at the November 14th Board of Education meeting as part of School Board Recognition Week.


Reducing sexual assault in schools is ongoing fight

The recent U.S. Senate hearings to confirm Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh captivated the nation in some of the most contentious weeks of the Trump presidency. We will never know . . .


Making the case for Hempstead’s budget

I was elected Town of Hempstead supervisor in 2017 to make our local government more accessible and accountable to residents. Since the first day of my administration . . .

John C. O'Connell

‘No day shall erase you from the memory of time’

Next week is the 17th Sept. 11 since Al Qaeda terrorists attacked the United States, flying airliners into the World Trade Center and the Pentagon and crashing in a Pennsylvania field. Schools and villages will, I hope . . .