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“There are very few ways to fight hate, except through love and unity,” said Rabbi Steven Graber of Temple Hillel in North Woodmere. “We’re here together hoping that it will somehow help us to start to heal as well as to be able to send a message to the families of the victims as well as the rest of America that we care.” more
When Olivia Medford’s friend Liam Galvin was preparing to try out for the seventh-grade football team at South Side Middle School, she would tag along and play with him and his dad, Gene, at the Village Green. more
“The people who speak are supposed to be here to try to comfort us,” said Rabbi Howard Diamond, who addressed members of his congregation and others during a vigil at Congregation B’nai Sholom-Beth David on Oct. 30. “. . . It’s very hard to be comforted. It’s very hard for me to be comforting.” more
The Tommy Brull Foundation is set to hold its 11th annual fundraiser on Nov. 10, which will celebrate a decade of raising money for people with physical, mental and emotional challenges. more
When James Ferguson came home in 2010 after serving for nearly eight months in Afghanistan as a platoon commander in the Marines, that chapter of his life remained painfully incomplete. Reuniting with his unit five years later, however, changed his life, and today Ferguson leads the Warrior Reunion Foundation, which has so far reconnected combat veterans at seven gatherings around the country. more
Molloy announced a record fundraising total for its 2018 Gala, which was held at the campus’s Madison Theatre on Nov. 2. The purpose of the annual event is to raise funds to support student scholarships. more
South Nassau Communities Hospital has changed its plans for the development of the Long Beach Medical Center property, saying that it recently determined that construction of a new medical facility … more
State Sen. Todd Kaminsky, a Democrat from Long Beach, was elected to another two-year term in the 9th Senate District on Tuesday, defeating his challenger, Francis X. Becker, a Republican from … more
Democrat Judy Griffin defeated incumbent Brian Curran in the 21st Assembly District in Tuesday’s election. Griffin, a Rockville Centre community activist and a former director of community outreach … more
Democrat Judy Griffin defeated incumbent Brian Curran in the 21st Assembly District in Tuesday’s election. Griffin, a Rockville Centre community activist and a former director of community outreach for State Sen. Todd Kaminsky, took 53 percent of the vote to unseat Curran, of Lynbrook, who garnered 47 percent. more
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