Neighbors

Blue and Gold Ceremony in West Hempstead

The West Hempstead Cub Scouts Pack 240 held their Blue and Gold Ceremony at the West Hempstead Fire Department’s firehouse on Feb. 2. Four Cub Scouts crossed over to West Hempstead’s Boy Scout …

Schools

Geography excellence in West Hempstead

For the third year in a row, West Hempstead Middle School eighth-grader Mouhammad Seck won the school’s geography bee on Jan. 23. This last achievement follows up Mouhammad’s sixth-place …

Students from Cornwell, Chestnut host ‘Souper Bowl’ in West Hempstead

Students at West Hempstead Union Free School District’s Cornwell Avenue School and Chestnut Street School have combined their excitement for the Super Bowl and aiding the community as they took …

West Hempstead Library hopes to build interest in STEM

The West Hempstead Public Library was the first of eight libraries on Long Island to open a new STEM center, which is funded by the Center for Science Teaching and Learning, on Jan. 27. Supported by …

Editorial

Black history is a story of migration

February is Black History Month, and African-American history is very much a story of migration. Between 1916 and 1970, 6 million black people left behind the shackles of the rural South and its …

The Week Ahead

Nearby things to do this week in Malverne, West Hempstead

Tips on managing taxes Do you have questions about your taxes? Visit the West Hempstead Public Library for tips and pointers on taxes on Thursday, Feb. 21, from 7 to 8 p.m. Instructor Bernadette …

Randi Kreiss

How well do you think you know your kids?

The operative word above is “think,” because no parent can ever know his or her child, especially during the firestorm known as adolescence.