Families sat in their cars in the parking lot of Nassau Coliseum, their radios tuned in to listen to the speeches, and watched the large screen that displayed students receiving their diplomas. It was not the graduation ceremony the 290 seniors from South Side High School had planned on, but the socially distant event still brought an air of excitement as it brought the Class of 2020 together for a final time.
The Village of Rockville Centre Recreation Department’s Summer Playground program usually attracts about 500 children from multiple towns. This year, though, there will be only 144 children — Rockville Centre residents only.
Citing too many obstacles to overcome, Rockville Centre Little League cancelled its spring baseball and softball seasons but could return to action in the fall.
Luis M. Romero Fernandez was ordained as auxiliary bishop for the Diocese of Rockville Centre June 29 at St. Agnes Cathedral before a limited group of attendees, as well as bishops and priests from the region.
Rockville Centre was eager to begin Phase 3 of New York state’s reopening protocols on Wednesday.
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.
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.
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 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 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.
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.
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.
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.