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Merrick’s Noah Rubin needed five sets to win his opening-round match at the Australian Open on Jan. 16, rallying to defeat fellow American Bjorn Fratangelo 6-7 (4), 7-5, 3-6, 6-2, 6-2 in a battle that lasted over three-hours. more
As thousands of police and civilians stood waiting on Fifth Avenue, and more than 100 SUVs, police cars, ambulances and motorcycles lined the street on a Friday morning in the heart of bustling midtown Manhattan, only one thing was missing. Noise. more
With black bands over the shields, hundreds of New York City police officers gathered in buses, vans, SUVs and on motorcycles early Friday morning to lead a massive procession carrying NYPD Detective … more
NYPD Det. Steven McDonald, a Malverne resident who became known nationwide for his messages of forgiveness and peace after being shot in Central Park in 1986, has died, the New York City Police Department reported Jan. 10. more
Holding candles and reciting prayers along with members of the clergy in Malverne, hundreds of people gathered for a vigil to pray for Malvernite and NYPD Det. Steven McDonald at the Charles Reese Memorial Park in the village on Jan. 9. McDonald, who had a heart attack on Jan. 6, is still in critical condition at North Shore University Hospital in Nassau County. McDonald reportedly died Jan. 10 at North Shore Hosptial while still on life support. He was 59 years old. more
The New York Senior America Organization is seeking gracious women 60 or older who best exemplify the qualities of the modern dynamic senior to audition for the upcoming April 2 pageant, to be held … more
Alexandria Wuria had not seen her father in over eight months. When U.S. Navy Lt. Anthony Wuria found out he was coming home for the holiday break, he decided to surprise his 3-year-old daughter at the Teaching Little Children Day Care Center she attends in Merrick. When he entered with her sister Briana, Alexandria screamed and run into his arms before clinging to his shoulder until the family left for the parking lot. Anthony Wuria was stationed at Camp Lemonnier in Djibouti, Africa, where he will return on Jan. 2 after the holidays. more
Philip Zysberg, of Wantagh, was born in Poland in 1935. Two years later, his father noticed that for the Jewish people, “things were not good.” His voice rose from the audience during a presentation by WWII veteran Bernard Rader. Zysberg spoke with a heavy accent and a crack in his voice, eyes glossy with the promise of tears. more
In June 2001, an 11-year old boy left his home in Santa Tecla, a picturesque city of more than 133,000 in El Salvador, to start a new life in the United States with his family in Freeport. So began a … more
Dozens of families gathered on Friday at the Veteran’s Memorial near the Bellmore train station to watch 3,000 lights illuminate the village Christmas tree. The festive event, hosted by the Chamber of Commerce of the Bellmores, included horse and carriage rides up and down Bedford Ave., a nativity scene, and a visit from Santa. Between 6 p.m. and 10 p.m. Bedford Avenue and Petit Avenue were closed off for the public to enjoy the seasonal activities. more
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