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RVC-based Anti-Racism Project receives national recognition

Rena Riback and Judy Rattner, co-administrators of the Rockville Centre-based Anti-Racism Project, were surprised when, at the end of May, the organization's website views shot up — from 500 to 47,000 — and its email inbox flooded with hundreds of messages from people across the country.

Rockville Centre to rename administration building after retiring superintendent

Dr. William H. Johnson is in the final days of his 40-year tenure with the Rockville Centre School District, but his legacy will remain. The day after his retirement, on July 1, the district’s administration building will be renamed the William H. Johnson Administration Building, a decision made by the Board of Education to honor the retiring superintendent.

RVCPD, local activists react to Cuomo's order on police reforms

After weeks of nationwide protests following the police killing of George Floyd in Minneapolis, Gov. Andrew Cuomo signed a 10-bill package of police reforms passed earlier in the week by the State Legislature.

CJ’s Coffee Shop: A family tradition

CJ’s Coffee Shop in Rockville Centre prides itself in being family owned and operated. As the daughters of the owner, Chris Lawrence, sisters Loreen, Jennifer, and Kerri Lawrence have spent a lot of time in the Long Beach Road eatery throughout the years. The family restaurant is owned and operated by the Lawrences, founded by Chris and his brother John in 1979. The sisters have worked alongside their father for as long as they can remember. Some of their favorite moments with Chris have CJ’s as a backdrop.

St. Agnes Cathedral reopens, while other Rockville Centre places of worship hold off

St. Agnes Cathedral in Rockville Centre held mass on Sunday for the first time since March. However, many other places of worship in the village have opted to wait longer to hold in-person services.

Village of Rockville Centre launches 2020 tree program

The Village of Rockville Centre is now accepting order forms for trees to be planted in residential areas. Trees are $250 for the tree only or $350 for the tree with planting.

RVC-raised Amy Schumer offers support for sexual assault victims

Rockville Centre-raised comedian Amy Schumer expressed solidarity with victims of sexual assault on Saturday, posting a message to Instagram along with her phone number for women seeking support to call.

School, library budgets pass in Rockville Centre

Residents of Rockville Centre voted in favor of the $122.86 million budget for the 2020-21 school year, which passed by a vote of 3,629 to 2,275. The budget represents a tax levy increase of 2.01 percent, is under the tax cap, and keeps all current programs.