Herald Neighbors

Hope for Heroes 5K raises money for veterans

Dozens of war veterans, elected officials and residents from Lynbrook, East Rockaway and their surrounding communities came out on May 7 to support the second annual Run for Heroes 5K, hosted by Assemblyman Brian Curran.

Van catches fire in Lynbrook

Under the command of Chief Carl Langel, members of the Lynbrook Fire Department extinguished a fire in a commercial van parked on Merrick Road near Denton Avenue on May 9.

Lawmakers respond to East Rockaway students on school funding

Rhame Avenue students gave up their lunch period one March day to write letters to New York State Sen. Todd Kaminsky and Assemblywoman Melissa ‘Missy’ Miller about the importance of school funding. The letters were mailed to Albany on March 21, and now the elected officials are expressing their gratitude for the students’ efforts.

Remembering a hero

Family of man born in Ireland, killed in Vietnam, wants U.S. Navy ship named in his honor

Pauline Gallagher was 3 when her brother Patrick, a hero of the United States military who once made Lynbrook his home, was shot and killed in combat.

More than 60 percent of students opt out of math test

Third- through eighth-grade students throughout New York State took the New York State Common Core Mathematics Test from May 2 through May 4, but more than 60 percent of eligible Lynbrook and East Rockaway students refused to take the exam.

The Week Ahead

Nearby things to do this week in Lynbrook, East Rockaway

The Lynbrook Public Library is inviting guests to enjoy warm scones, tea sandwiches, desserts and assorted teas at the library on May 21 from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m.

Child food choking prevention workshop

A registered nurse practitioner will teach guests how to properly administer the Heimlich maneuver on infants, children and adults at the Lynbrook Public Library.

First-time homebuyer seminar

The East Rockaway Public Library will host a seminar for first-time homebuyers on Tuesday, May 23 at 7 p.m.

Crime watch: Lynbrook, East Rockaway

The latest crime report for Lynbrook and East Rockaway.

Letters to the Editor: Lynbrook, East Rockaway

Recognizing Lynbrook students’ journalistic excellence Recognizing Lynbrook students’ journalistic excellence To the Editor: Congratulations to the student staff of Lynbrook High …