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Alternative July 4th celebration set for Merrick

The Historical Society of the Merricks has planned an alternative celebration for July 4th this year.

Protests produce ‘signs’ of progress in Bellmore-Merrick

Merrick’s “lack of diversity” was apparent to Jennifer Schatzman when she moved to the community from Manhattan’s Union Square three years ago, but it became even more glaring …

Newbridge Road pool will open this weekend

Get your swimming trunks and bathing suits ready — the Newbridge Road pool will open to the public this weekend. The facility will be open starting on Saturday, June 27, a week earlier than …

Local jeweler designs "Badge of Honor" for frontline workers

Gennaro Jewelers of Bellmore, which celebrated its 97th year in business on May 3, has been honoring frontline and essential workers since its return from a 10-week closure due to the pandemic. In …

Celebrating Pride amid a pandemic

As this year’s Pride Month comes to a close, LGBTQ+ rights activists in Bellmore-Merrick are reflecting on the community’s progress and shortcomings in creating a safer, more welcoming …

Merokean takes a walk to remember

Walking from the Brooklyn Bridge to Montauk had been on Todd Krystopher’s to-do list for many years. So when his longtime friend, Craig Jamison, was hospitalized with Covid-19, Krystopher, of Merrick, put the plan in motion and started a GoFundMe page to help with Jamison’s medical expenses.

Bellmore-Merrick CHSD to offer Summer Enrichment Academy

The Bellmore-Merrick Central High School District will offer students a Summer Enrichment Academy — remotely.

Send the Herald your stories, photos of how you're coping with the coronavirus

The coronavirus outbreak has vastly altered our daily routines. Parents are at home. Children are at home. College students are at home. All must stay put, we are told, for now. People are making …


New York is moving ahead with police reform

Justice for George Floyd came swiftly in New York. During two weeks of intense protests at hundreds of locales across the state . . .


For goodness’ sake, wear a mask

On May 30, a Herald editor conducted an informal, small-scale survey, counting the number of people with masks whom he passed while walking at the Norman J. Levy Park and Preserve in Merrick.

Randi Kreiss

Thank you very much, but I prefer to remain alive

Last week I received a happy-talk email from a bridge club out of town where I used to play. This particular club hosted hundreds of players at a time in a big indoor space. It was a veritable petri dish of germs in the best of times . . .

Alfonse D'Amato

Yes, black lives matter!

The Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. once said, “Let us realize the arc of the moral universe is long, but it bends toward justice.” The heinous murder of George Floyd by a police officer sworn to uphold the law . . .