St. Matthias Church — a small building with brown shingles and white clapboard on the border of Bellmore and Wantagh — was granted landmark status at the Oct. 2 Hempstead Town Council meeting. The site will now be protected against demolition, preserving a 100-year-plus legacy of the area’s African-American history.
The Hempstead Town Board held a hearing on Oct. 2 to vote on a proposed new 7-Eleven with an eight-pump gas station in North Bellmore, which would be across the street from an existing, soon-to-be-vacated 7-Eleven.
In observance of Yom Kippur, the holiest day in the Jewish religion, the Chabad Center for Jewish Life in Merrick invited congregants to attend services, fast and atone for their sins. What was different this year, however, was the Torah from which prayers were read.
Fans of “The Sopranos” will soon have another way to celebrate the show’s 20th anniversary. In addition to “The Many Saints of Newark,” a “Sopranos” prequel set for release next September, audiences can soon cook up their favorite Italian dishes using a special new sauce courtesy of one of the show’s stars.
Election Day is a little less than four weeks away, but thanks to a series of reforms passed by the State Legislature in January, Nassau County residents can vote during a nine-day period before Nov. …
In Ben Goldsmith’s Merrick home, things get loud. What’s normally a quaint living room regularly morphs into a space for jamming.
Robert Fliegel said he still feels a twinge of enchantment every time he enters his home at 99 Fox Blvd. in Merrick, where he and his wife, Joyce, have lived for more than 40 years. When they first toured the house — a Spanish Mission-style ranch with 18-foot-high living room ceilings, stucco walls and stained-glass windows — in 1978, they bought it “on the spot.”
The Mepham Pirates beat the Sewanhaka High School Indians with a score of 14-7 at their Homecoming game on Sept. 28, but excitement was not only felt on the field. As a culmination of spirit week at …
Last week, Seaford resident Christopher Carini announced his campaign for the 5th Councilmanic District in the Town of Hempstead. He replaces Erin King Sweeney on the ballot, who dropped her …
The signs are up. The refurbished ambulances are in. The 90-year-old medical institution known as South Nassau Communities Hospital is now Mount Sinai South Nassau.
Since moving into the corner house at Bellmore Avenue and Davenport Place last August, Ashley Umanzor has become aware of the intersection’s notoriety for car accidents. But she never anticipated …
There is no shortage of siblings in the National Football League, and in rare situations, a set of twins may play for the same pro team — Shaquill and Shaquem Griffin, of the Seattle Seahawks, …
A disturbing pattern of behavior has been passed down from one city administration to the next in Long Beach since at least the mid-1990s. And in the thick of it all is our current Nassau County comptroller, Democrat Jack Schnirman.
Slap yourself. Pinch yourself. Douse yourself with cold water. Do whatever it takes — short of consuming illegal substances — to stay awake. We must all pay very close attention to the frenetic doings in Washington, D.C. Our democratic ideals are at stake. And do not dare tell me that I’m overreacting.
I suppose “God’s in his heaven and all’s right with the world,” as the poet Robert Browning wrote, because Rosh Hashana fell on a perfect day this year. Some years, the Jewish New Year begins while beach chairs still sit on the sand. Other years, frost is on the pumpkin.
Like most Long Islanders, I spend a fair amount of time driving on our local highways. Most of them were built long ago, some going back to the Depression era, others to the post-World War II boom. Almost all of these roads are in a state of disrepair . . .
A new house is going up on my block for the first time in maybe 70 years.