Elderly Merrick man dead after being struck by tractor trailer in E. Meadow

An elderly Merrick man was struck by a tractor trailer truck and killed on Tuesday afternoon in East Meadow, according to police.

Schools

Thinking rewired at Barnum Woods Elementary School

The introduction of “growth mindset” activities has been changing the way fifth-graders at Barnum Woods Elementary School in the East Meadow School District approach learning.

When two become one

After 68 years of hosting religious services, Temple Emanu-El of East Meadow will merge its synagogue with Temple B’Nai Torah in Wantagh.  The early stages of the merger have already …

'This is Hunger' exhibit visits Temple Emanu-El in East Meadow

Screen panels lined two walls of a 53-foot double expandable trailer temporarily stationed in Temple Emanu-El’s parking lot. Faces of different races and ethnicities lit up each panel: old and young, employed and unemployed, plump faces and ones with defined cheekbones. 

'Our holidays matter, too'

After years of rushing her twin daughters from school to change into traditional Indian clothing, and then hastily traveling to a Hindu temple, Hiral Mehta was relieved to spend an entired day celebrating Diwali in her East Meadow home on Oct. 19.

    'Vamos a Luna Cabana!'

    Part one in a Hispanic Heritage Month mini-series.“I opened Luna Cabana in East Meadow because I want the community to experience a real Colombian meal,” Yovanny Perez said. “I want …