Creating an opportunity to give back at Lawrence Middle School

Winter won’t officially arrive until Dec. 21, however, the cold weather is already here, so with some help from the community, Danielle Aronovitz, a speech language pathologist for the Lawrence …

Town of Hempstead to support Nassau auxiliary police

The Town of Hempstead will help to support 17 Nassau County volunteer auxiliary police units, including the Fourth Precinct — South unit that patrols the Five Towns by giving each one $1,000 for …

Keeping delivered packages safe from ‘porch pirates’

“Porch pirates,” people that steal delivered packages or other items from outside other people’s homes, are the scourge of many who are awaiting mail ordered merchandise, especially during the …

HAFTR Highlights

Recognizing the importance of giving while receiving

The month of December brings with it joy, celebration and fun for the students of Hebrew Academy of the Five Towns and Rockaway High School. The eight days of Hanukkah fell early in the …

Trump attorney Michael Cohen, who grew up in Lawrence, gets three years in prison

Michael Cohen, President Trump's personal attorney who arranged six-figure payments to a porn star and a Playboy model to buy their silence about affairs with Trump, is going to prison. U.S. …

Hanukkah on ice in Hewlett was so nice

On the fourth night of Hanukkah, the Jewish holiday that is celebrated over eight days and nights, adults and children gathered at Grant Park on Hewlett for the Chabad of Hewlett’s annual Hanukkah …

Hooping it up at Jewish Heritage Night with the Long Island Nets

Cub Scout Pack 1818, led by den leader Avi Steinberg and sponsored by the Marion & Aaron Gural JCC, had the honor of presenting the colors at the Long Island Nets’ Jewish Heritage Night at …

St. John’s installs top-notch scanner

As part of the three-phase $10 million overhaul of its Emergency Department, St. John’s Episcopal Hospital in Far Rockaway will install a state-of-the-art CT Somaton Definition AS-64 Slice …

Molloy boasts more experience, confidence

The grind of a challenging East Coast Conference schedule awaits a more experienced and confident Molloy College women’s basketball squad that’s off to a 5-1 start.

Conference champions from Lawrence recognized for successful soccer season

The Lawrence High School boys’ soccer team had a tremendously successful season with an overall of 12-2-1 record and a conference mark of 9-1-1, capturing the Nassau Conference A5 championship and …

Pugatch merges with Laffey Realty

Pugatch Realty Corp. of Woodmere has merged with Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Laffey International Realty, a North Shore luxury real estate firm. Pugatch Realty brokers Barry and Susan Pugatch …

Erasing racism and bias on Long Island

Elaine Gross, president of the Syosset-based nonprofit ERASE Racism, calls it “racialized school segregation.” Long Island comprises 125 school districts — some as small as one square mile — and 42 percent are all-white or nearly all-white, according to a 2017 ERASE Racism report. Meanwhile, 24 percent are majority African-American/Hispanic districts.

Five Towns commissioner election results

Seven special districts, six for fire and one for water reclamation, held elections for commissioners on Dec. 11. Three races in two of the districts, Inwood and Woodmere, were contested. …