After wellness centers opened in all three high schools in October, the scope of the Bellmore-Merrick Central High School District’s mental-health campaign continues to grow. A new $102,000 contract with South Oaks Hospital, approved by the Board of Education at its meeting on Jan. 2, will provide students with more options for their mental health needs.
Five John F. Kennedy High School students were involved in a serious car accident in Merrick on the way home from wrestling practice Tuesday night.
After battling post-traumatic stress disorder and a brain injury, retired U.S. Navy Petty Officer Ryan Shannon can now settle down with his family in a new home, provided in part by dedicated seniors from Mepham High School.
On Dec. 22, Lisa DeStefano, of Bellmore, was treated to a makeover, a dinner and more when members of Ms. New York Senior America dropped by to honor her service in the Marine Corps.
Over the past few decades, dozens of family-owned theaters on Long Island have been forced to fold in the face of competition from the massive chains. Yet, defying all odds, Henry and Anne Stampfels’ Bellmore Movies — a single-screen theater — remains a fixture in the Bellmore community.
Bellmore’s Effin Gruven was known for straying away from typical South Shore bar culture and transforming the way Long Islanders drink beer, according to its new owners, Michael Cassano and Maria Pallotta. But on Dec. 8, 2017, it shuttered after nearly two decades. Effin Beauty, a new creation in the same location, hopes to fill that void.
Tensions between Hempstead Town Supervisor Laura Gillen and Tax Receiver Don Clavin came to a boil last week when Gillen accused Clavin of self-promotion on the taxpayers’ dime.
Elaine Gross, president of ERASE Racism, wants to end racial injustice and inequity on Long Island. To tackle the problem in schools, the activist group enlisted a panel of nine concerned students — including two from the Bellmore-Merrick Central High School District.
Sixteen-year-old Abigail Penny loves to dance, but spina bifida — a disease that impairs mobility — prevents her legs from moving to the beat. Luckily, Dancing Dreams gives her the outlet she needs to pursue her passion.
For the second time in two years, volunteer basketball teams competed at John F. Kennedy High School to raise money for children’s cancer research. The Hoops for Sadie tournament last Sunday netted more than $15,000 for the NYU Winthrop Cancer Center for Kids, in honor of Birch School sixth-grader Sadie Freifeld.
This holiday season, when American consumers are once again gearing up to brave the crowds at the malls and outlet stores, or the endless expanse of the online marketplace, the Herald encourages you to do at least some of your shopping in the places you know best — your local downtowns.
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