Bellmorites Norma Seidman and Lenny Rosenzweig have waited a long time for the new Town of Hempstead dog park at Newbridge Road Park. “We’ve been waiting, and calling up and saying when is it going to be ready?” Seidman said.
On Sept. 18, the Bellmore-based Long Island Crisis Center hosted a walk with a singular theme: Every life matters. It was the eighth annual “Let’s Walk, Let’s Talk … Stepping Together to Prevent Suicide” event, sponsored by the LICC and dedicated to suicide prevention and awareness, on the Long Beach boardwalk.
On Grand Avenue, a block east of the main strip at the Bellmore Family Street Festival, the sounds of the 1960s were blasting Sunday afternoon. Under a blue canopy in the center of the street, the Backyard Birds were playing Van Morrison’s “Brown Eyed Girl,” as passersby danced across the hot pavement.
Horses do not see disabilities, said Nancy Tejo, of Merrick, owner of Sky Riding LI at Parkview Stables in Central Islip. They only see people. Sky Riding LI is a therapeutic riding center and school geared toward people with special needs, though its lessons are open to anyone. “Horses respect you so long as you treat them well,” Tejo, 51, noted.
Bellmorite Billy Esposito never had the chance to see the marriages of his two children or the births of his five grandchildren. Esposito, a vice president and partner of the equity investment firm Cantor Fitzgerald, died in the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks on the World Trade Center.
Three Bellmore-Merrick Central High School District students have been named semifinalists in the 62nd annual National Merit Scholarship Program. Alaina Anderson of Sanford H. Calhoun, Maximilian Bazil of John F. Kennedy and Rachel Jozwick of Wellington C. Mepham all received the distinction.
The Bellmore Fire Department held its Sept. 11 memorial service on Sunday, marking the 15th year since the deadly terrorist attacks on the World Trade Center.
Merrick Boy Scout Troop 225 invites all boys to join in the fun of scouting. The troop will hold an open house in the Birch Elementary School auditorium in Merrick on Monday, Sept. 26, from 8 to 9 p.m.
Bellmore-Merrick Central High School District students got off to a fresh start last week as they entered buildings that were updated and upgraded over the summer, thanks to a $49.89 million bond that voters passed in December 2013.
15 years later...
On Feb. 26, 1993, terrorists detonated a 1,336-pound nitrate-hydrogen bomb in the underground parking lot of the World Trade Center’s North Tower, intending to send the structure crashing into the South Tower, destroying both buildings. Merokean Aram Iskenderian was there that day, working as a bond broker high atop New York City in Cantor Fitzgerald’s corporate headquarters, on the World Trade Center’s 101st to 105th floors.
A Bellmore spa is among a half-dozen Long Island nail salons that owe a total of $203,000 in back wages, damages and penalties, according to the U.S. Department of Labor.
A disbarred attorney from Bellmore was arrested and charged on Thursday with stealing more than $400,000 from an estate that he represented, according to Nassau County District Attorney Madeline Singas.
Film Examining the Vast Ice Wilderness of the Arctic Will Screen in 3D Digital and 2D Set in the frozen wilderness at the top of the world, Wonders of the Arctic tells the story of survival …