Man seriously injured in one-car crash in Cedarhurst

A man, 26, the passenger in a vehicle that struck a pole, sustained serious injuries to his head, face and stomach, according to police after the vehicle he was crashed at the intersection of West …

Five Towns commuters shrug off ‘summer of hell’

Though the next six weeks of Amtrak repair work in Penn Station is being referred to as the “summer of hell,” a few Five Towns commuters were blasé about the train schedule changes. The work began on July 10, and should be completed by Sept. 1.

Sparking their Jewish souls

Standing in front of seven women at the Chabad of Hewlett, Rebbitzen Rivkie Tenenboim struck a long wooden match and ignited a flame to illustrate that God, according to the Jewish Bible, created light first — a spark that culminates with a bat or bar mitzvah for girls or boys, respectively, as they take on the responsibilities of Judaism.

Looking to get ahead of the addiction problem

As of March 2017 the New York State Department of Health data shows that deaths attributed to opioid overdose in Nassau County decreased from September of 2015 to the same month in 2016. However, outpatient emergency room visits for all opioid overdoses have risen. Some activists are now calling for schools to step up their curriculum in regards to drug and alcohol prevention, and the state’s Education Department is providing some of the tools to do that.

Shopping at NCJW’s Back 2 School store

Roughly 800 children will take part in the fifth annual National Council of Jewish Women’s Back 2 School store on July 30. The event where children “shop” for an array of items and parents can get information on a variety of resources is a collaboration between the Peninsula and South Shore NCJW sections.

Woodmere native marries on July 8

After meeting at a Latin dance party in Manhattan more than three years ago, Cheryl Josselyn Bravo, the daughter of Maria and Manuel Bravo of Woodmere, married Oscar Javier Suarez at St. Patrick’s Cathedral in Manhattan July 8.

Playing doubles on the Fourth of July

Independence Day was perfect at the Lawrence Yacht & Country Club as the men’s tennis club held the semifinals and finals of doubles tournament under postcard-like skies on July 4.

Weidman victorious on home stage

Last Saturday night, NYCB Live at Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum welcomed the Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) for the first time in history. The long-anticipated event drew a crowd of 11,198, compiled a gate of more than $1 million, and saw five Long Island-born fighters compete on a card headlined by former middleweight champ Chris Weidman of Baldwin.

Having fun and food at the Santa Marina Feast

For two days, July 14 and 15, there were rides, games music and culinary treats at the annual Santa Marina Feast sponsored by Our Lady of Good Counsel Church in Inwood.

Grooving to tunes at Zion Park

The weather was great and the free performance by classic rock group JK and the Bones entertained the roughly 60 people who attended the concert sponsored by Peninsula Public Library and the Village of Lawrence at Zion Park at the intersection of Central and Lawrence avenues on July 9.

Having a friendly time at Rock Hall Museum

The Friends of Rock Hall held its 42nd annual meeting ad installation officers at the 18th century plantation turned town of Hempstead museum in Lawrence on June 7.

Mets players and Mr. Met visit Hillel Day Camp

For the third year in a row campers at Hillel Day Camp were treated to a day of fun with a pair of New York Mets players when infielders Wilmer Flores and Bronxite T.J. Rivera visited on July 21.

Sparking their Jewish souls

Standing in front of seven women at the Chabad of Hewlett, Rebbitzen Rivkie Tenenboim struck a long wooden match and ignited a flame to illustrate that God, according to the Jewish Bible, created light first — a spark that culminates with a bat or bar mitzvah for girls or boys, respectively, as they take on the responsibilities of Judaism.

Easier access to the beach

The newly installed Mobi-Mat at the Genesee Boulevard entrance will make it easier for disabled and elderly citizens of Atlantic Beach to get onto the beach and reach the water.

Edwina ‘Cookie’ Levin, 89

Edwina “Cookie” Levin (née Ettinger) crocheted hundreds of yarmulkes for many family bar and bat mitzvahs, knitted handmade sweaters for babies, and hats and scarves galore, her daughter Joanne Levin said.

Growing Muslim congregation worships in Hewlett

The only mosque in the Five Towns is found just off Peninsula Boulevard in Hewlett on Hamilton Avenue, a short dead end street. The Islamic Center of Five Towns has been officially serving the local Muslim community since 2013. Although, Tanvir Ahmad, the center’s president, and his brother-in-law and board member, Eqbal Rasheed have been praying there with small groups since 2006, but they’ve been a part of the Five Towns for much longer.