Lawrence teachers demand contract talks, stalled since ’15

More than 200 members of the roughly 280-member Lawrence Teachers Association rallied for a new contract at the district Board of Education meeting on Nov. 6, and, led by union President Lori Skonberg they repeatedly called on the trustees to reopen negotiations. According to the LTA, there have been no contract discussions since Feb. 26, 2015.

Mistrial in Huberfeld, Seabrook mistrial

On the same day that New Jersey Sen. Bob Menendez’s corruption trial ended in a mistrial, the federal jury in the bribery case of Lawrence resident Murray Huberfeld and Norman Seabrook, the former president of the Correction Officers’ Benevolent Association, were released after they could not break a deadlock.

Lawrence holds off Wantagh for title

Lawrence’s Jordan Alexander waited almost three full quarters for Wantagh to break out its customary bag of tricks in last Saturday’s Nassau Conference III football championship game at Hofstra.

Atlantic Beach man charged in Woodmere bank robbery

An Atlantic Beach man was arrested for allegedly robbing the Chase Bank at 1000 Railroad Ave. in Woodmere on Aug. 16, police said.

Facing the opioid epidemic in the Five Towns

In light of the 493 deaths by opiate overdose on Long Island as reported by the Suffolk and Nassau medical examiner offices in 2016, the Marion & Aaron Gural JCC in Cedarhurst was prompted to host a workshop titled: “Understanding the World of Prescription Drugs and Substance Abuse.” The goal was to educate the community on how to address the effects of prescription drugs and recognize the signs of abuse.

Sacrificing their lives to keep Israel safe

The words hero, heroine and role model are either overused or not used properly. For three Israel Defense Forces soldiers, those words define them perfectly.

Feds: Alleged kickback scheme began as soon as Mangano took office

According to federal prosecutors, outgoing Nassau County Executive Ed Mangano and former Town of Oyster Bay Supervisor John Venditto began a scheme involving kickbacks bribes and a “sham” job for Mangano’s wife with a former local restaurateur “immediately” after Mangano took office in 2010.

Midreshet Shalhevet High School students were learning, touring and lobbying in Washington, D.C.

Midreshet Shalhevet High School students, seniors Aviva Marmer and Sarah Austin and juniors Sarah Spielman and Nava Yastrab, along with faculty advisor coach Ilona Diamond, attended the Schusterman American Israel Public Affairs Committee High School summit in Washington, D.C. from Oct. 29-31

Cedarhurst resident Hindel Jesselson named executive director of Amber Court Assisted Living

Hindel Jesselson, a Cedarhurst resident, with a husband and three children was named the executive director of Amber Court Assisted Living of Smithtown, a new community set to open later this year on Lake Avenue in Nesconset.

Free holiday parking in Lawrence

The Village of Lawrence will have free parking on Nov. 23 and 24, and on the weekends of Nov. 25-26; Dec. 2-3; Dec. 9-10; Dec. 16-17; Dec. 23-24; and Dec. 30-31 in lost Nos. 3 — the north side of Central Avenue and 4 — the south side of Central Avenue from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Metered parking remains in effect, officials said.

Hewlett Happenings

Bulldogs continue striding toward greatness

As the colder weather begins to engulf the Hewlett and Woodmere communities, the Hewlett Bulldog sports teams refuse to let anything deter them in their quest for success.

Aktion Club captures state scrapbook competition

Camp Anchor’s Kiwanis Aktion Club took first place in the scrapbook category at the recent Kiwanis state convention.

Atlantic Beach resident named to South Nassau Communities Hospital board

Anthony Ponte, of Atlantic Beach, was one of two people appointed to the board of directors of South Nassau Communities Hospital in Oceanside.

Rockin’ and wrappin’ with the Joke Man

Rock and Wrap It Up!’s chief executive officer and founder Syd Mandelbaum attended the book release for Jackie “The Joke Man” Martling’s book “Bow to Stern” at the Friars Club in Manhattan on Oct. 27.

Peninsula Kiwanis honors volunteer firefighters

Firefighters from the Hewlett, Inwood, Lawrence-Cedarhurst, Meadowmere Park, Oceanside and Woodmere fire departments were recognized for their volunteer service by the Peninsula Kiwanis Club at the organization’s 43rd annual Fireman’s Awards Night at O’Connell Gardens in Oceanside on Oct. 25.

Socializing and dancing creates ‘wall to wall smiles’

For the fifth year in a row students danced, mingled and ate the complimentary food thanks to the Leaders Club at Hewlett High School.

Zionist Organization of America honors Lawrence residents with the Justice Louis D. Brandeis Award

Iris and Shalom Maidenbaum, of Lawrence, were presented with the Zionist Organization of America’s Justice Louis D. Brandeis award, at the organization’s gala at the Grand Hyatt in Manhattan on Nov. 12.

Learning about commitment and sacrifice

Tony Richardson was a high school senior in Alabama. The Army brat and the youngest of seven children didn’t know anything but living somewhere for a brief time, packing up and moving to where his father was stationed.

Successful run for Hewlett cross country

Kaylyn Forbes went into the state qualifying cross-country meet at Bethpage State Park on Nov. 4 with a mission.