Mitzvah Day activities inspire at Temple B'nai Torah in Wantagh

At Temple B’nai Torah in Wantagh, congregants of all ages came together to take part in a day of caring and service, Mitzvah Day, on May 19.

Seaford Harbor students learn computer science with innovative Lego set

Early this year, Katherine Black, a third-grade teacher at Seaford Harbor Elementary, received a $500 grant from the Jovia Financial Credit Union to purchase a Lego kit to teach her students about coding.

Wantagh's John Theissen Children's Foundation receives $50,000 PSEG grant

The newly opened John Theissen Children’s Foundation Family Fun Center in Wantagh has received a $50,000 Main Street Revitalization grant from PSEG Long Island.

Wantagh Elementary School mural a collective display of ambition

This year’s legacy mural at Wantagh Elementary School is complete, and every fifth grader contributed to the piece that will be admired for generations to come.

State Sen. Steve Rhoads honors Heroes at Nassau County Firematic Awards

State Senator Steve Rhoads attended the Nassau County Firematic Awards Ceremony to celebrate the extraordinary contributions of all the honorees, particularly those hailing from his Senate District.


Wishing for some of that World War II-era wisdom

Recently I had the opportunity to take part in a forum on President Franklin D. Roosevelt’s Four Freedoms, hosted by Cornell University’s Institute of Politics and Global Affairs, which is directed by former U.S. Rep. Steve Israel.


Recapturing times gone by in politics

Everyone agrees that there is a massive lack of bipartisanship in today’s political arena. Washington, D.C., is the poster child for warfare between Democrats and Republicans. Which is why my recent trip to Albany was a throwback to times gone by. I refer specifically to an event known as the Pilots Dinner.


Our public schools deserve better

After months of contentious budget negotiations, the State Legislature and Gov. Kathy Hochul recently agreed to a historic $237 billion state spending plan.