Residents of Rockville Centre are already feeling the effects of Tropical Storm Isaias as it hit the village on Tuesday afternoon. With heavy winds and gusts up to 78 mph, the storm caused power outages and downed trees in Hempstead Lake State Park and on residential streets.
The Village of Rockville Centre’s Sandel Senior Center, on South Park Avenue, remains temporarily closed, but its staff is working hard to keep senior residents connected while physically apart.
After 10 years in Rockville Centre, preceded by decades leading various congregations around Long Island, Rabbi Howard Diamond will lead his final service at Congregation B’nai Sholom-Beth David on Aug. 8, and then retire. Diamond has been the only rabbi there since the two temples merged in 2010, and was instrumental not only in bringing them together, but also in helping the congregants form bonds.
If not for the efforts of a South Hempstead mother of three, staff members at Mercy Medical Center, Mount Sinai South Nassau and other local hospitals might not have been so well fed during the coronavirus pandemic, and several Rockville Centre businesses might not have survived the crisis.
After an hour of courteous debate at a special meeting on July 23, the Village of Rockville Centre board of trustees voted to claim ownership of Killarney Lane, a new street that will lead into a cul-de-sac of a development at 220 Hempstead Ave.
The coronavirus pandemic has presented new challenges to local community centers, including the Sandel Senior Center and Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., Center in Rockville Centre. Nassau County has responded by distributing $45,000 in federal grant funding to the centers to help them better serve residents during this time.
Rabbi Michael Cohen, who officially became rabbi of Central Synagogue-Beth Emeth (CSBE) on July 1, knew that a rabbinical career was his calling since his teenage years.
Every Wednesday and Friday, staff members at the Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., Center in Rockville Centre have been turning the recreation room into a roller rink.
About 40 residents gathered outside Stephen E. Tighe Memorial Park Monday evening to protest the village’s installation of an artificial-turf field there.
Micah Dank, a Rockville Centre native and Baldwin resident, explores astrology and hidden codes in his debut novel “Beneath the Veil,” the first in a series entitled “Into the Rabbit Hole.”
The Village of Rockville Centre will hold a special election for trustee on Sept. 15.
The Tommy Brull Foundation is hosting a virtual bingo fundraiser on Aug. 5 to raise money for the Anchor Program Fund.
Calling all Rockville Centre musicians — the Chamber of Commerce’s second annual Playing on the Porch event is a go.