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Holocaust survivor celebrates 100th birthday in Bellmore

The party for Theresa Mermelstein’s 100th birthday in Bellmore on June 4 was a massive celebration, with family, friends and guests of honor in abundance — despite a downpour. For …

Finished at Hofstra, and he’s all of 18

As students crossed the stage at Hofstra University’s graduation commencement last month, they marked the conclusion of their academic careers before taking the first steps into professional …

Parade held for retiring Bellmore-Merrick Superintendent

On June 2, a small crowd gathered outside of Brookside School on Meadowbrook Road for a car parade honoring the Superintendent of the Bellmore-Merrick Central High School District, John DeTommaso, …

Mepham hosts in-person St. Baldrick’s fundraiser

A school community collaboration is the reason why Wellington C. Mepham High School was able to host its annual Chop Your Locks for charity event benefiting the St. Baldrick’s …

Tiny Town resident worries that too many trees are disappearing

As Marcia DiTieri opened the gate to her North Merrick home one Friday afternoon, a mourning dove plopped onto the ground in front of her. The grayish bird attempted to fly off the lawn, only to …

PFY prepares for a month of pride

As Pride Month begins, PFY, formerly known as Pride for Youth, is set to kick off the month with a virtual event while continuing to serve the LGBTQ+ community.

Sun shines on Memorial Day ceremony

After a rain-filled weekend that threatened to intrude on the Memorial Day ceremony in Merrick on Monday, the sun broke through the clouds and shone down upon the veterans and residents who gathered. …


Fix SALT first, then infrastructure

The Biden administration has rightly proposed a massive $1.7 trillion infrastructure bill, dubbed the American Jobs Plan, to repair and restore . . .


Nassau County hits a welcome milestone

Last April and May, Gov. Andrew Cuomo described the coronavirus as a “fire spreading” across Long Island . . .


Hempstead is gearing up for an eventful summer

A year ago, communities were slowly reopening as the state began to lift restrictions imposed during the height of the devastating Covid-19 surge. From the start of the crisis, the Town of Hempstead remained keenly focused on . . .


Remembering the massacre in Tulsa

One hundred years ago, Memorial Day was the start of perhaps the worst anti-Black racist violence in the history of the United States, in the Greenwood district of Tulsa, Okla.

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It isn’t your grandma’s senior prom night

Prom 2021 is an act of faith. It is kids needing to shake off more than a year of lockdowns, shutdowns, sickness and isolation. It is a down payment on good times ahead after an avalanche of disappointments.