Music in Our Schools Month has students and staff feeling the beat

In the North Bellmore School District’s elementary schools, students and staff embraced National Music in Our Schools Month, celebrated in March. Created by the National Association for Music Education, the nationwide event raises awareness of the importance of children’s access to a quality music education.

Balloon Mission continues to set the bar ‘high’ in Merrick, Bellmore

Since Balloon Mission, a nonprofit environmental organization created by North Merrick resident Cynthia Seibold, launched in December 2022, its efforts to combat a relatively simple but nagging problem have taken off, so to speak.

Purim celebrations are ‘out of this world’

The Chabad Center of Merrick-Bellmore-Wantagh celebrated the holiday of Purim with an event that transported attendees to galaxies far, far away.


In spring, all eyes turn to the diamond

It has arrived. Baseball’s opening day.


Netanyahu is a supporter of one party: himself

I have known Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer since 1972. I have watched him grow from being a state assemblyman to one of the most powerful political leaders in the United States. Schumer is a serious and smart lawmaker, and he measures his every word with the greatest of caution. When he speaks, it is well planned, because he is conscious of the fact that the press will hold him accountable for his actions.


We must understand what antisemitism is, and isn’t

The American Jewish Committee recently released its annual State of Antisemitism in America 2023 Report, which revealed that 63 percent of American Jews say the status of Jews in the U.S. is “less secure than a year ago” — a 22-percentage-point increase in just one year, and a 32-point increase over two years.