The scourge of drug abuse will be the topic of a community event at Congregation Beth Sholom in Lawrence on July 16 at 8 p.m. A seven-member panel will be moderated by Rabbi Boruch Ber Bender, founder and president of the Achiezer Community Resource Center, a Lawrence-based organization that partners with other groups to help families enduring hardships ranging from illness to financial troubles. The discussion will focus on parents, with a provocative query: “Our kids know about drugs. Do we?”
While driving south along Sheridan Boulevard in Inwood, Kenny Barrios, 30, of Far Rockaway, lost control of his vehicle as he attempted to navigate the place the street winds, following its intersection with Mott Avenue.
Even with a lawsuit already filed by the Woodmere Club owners against the Town of Hempstead, town officials are exploring the option of turning the 118-acre golf club into a town park or creating a “park district.” The Town Board unanimously approved a resolution on July 3 to hire outside counsel to study those alternatives.
Five Towns Club Athletics is not promising that its campers will be the next LeBron James, DeMarcus Cousins or Kevin Durant — All-Star NBA basketball players who signed big money free agent contracts — but they do assure parents that participants will learn hoop skills and have fun.
Shifting the kindergarten — seven classes in the coming school year — from the Early Childhood Center at the Number Four School to the Lawrence Primary School at the Number Two School, both in Inwood, was a lightening rod as roughly 30 district residents attended the July 9 Board of Education meeting to publicly express their displeasure.
The Metropolitan Transportation Authority flier reads, “Isn’t your life worth the wait? Don’t race the gate, play it safe.” It’s part of the campaign to remind motorists and pedestrians to take precaution when driving through or walking across railroad crossings.
James “Jimmy” Mazzitelli a fixture of the Five Towns community, and the owner of Mazzitelli Construction, a company based in Atlantic Beach, died on July 8. He was 70.
Andrew Feldman, now a junior at Lawrence Woodmere Academy in Woodmere, took home the top prize at the National High School Musical Theatre Awards, also known as the Jimmy Awards, on June 25 at Broadway’s Minskoff Theatre. The Jimmy Awards were named in honor of James M. Nederlander, a theater owner and Broadway producer who died in 2016.
Parking in Cedarhurst is usually at a premium. The village has 11 municipal lots, seven of which have assigned permitted parking spaces. Lot No. 3, located between Willow Avenue and Chestnut Street is one of them.
The Nassau County Police Department and Crime Stoppers are seeking the public’s help with identifying a man sought in connection with a burglary that occurred in Cedarhurst.
In 1991 the Environmental Protection Agency discovered the carcinogenic chemicals tetrachloroethylene and trichloroethylene had leached into the groundwater plume located under Peninsula Boulevard near Woodmere Middle School in Hewlett.
The Richard M. Brodsky Foundation donated $3,000 in toys to the Five Towns Community Center and Felicia Grandy’s Operation Head Start Program in Lawrence on July 2.
Community Chest South Shore, Dime Bank, the Nassau Herald and Jewish Star sponsored 80 ticketholders from the Marion & Aaron Gural JCC Sustenance Hope Opportunities Place and kosher food pantry at the Brooklyn Cyclones game on Jewish Heritage Night on June 26.
159 votes were cast in the Sanitary District No.1 election on July 9, and unopposed incumbent, Harry Beltrani, made a clean sweep, receiving all 159 of them in his bid for re-election. Beltrani said, “We’ve been doing a good job, and I’m looking to keep that up.”
On June 22, several people, including a few North Woodmere residents spent a couple of hours from 5 to 5 p.m. cleaning up behind the locked fence on Park Lane, by Rosedale Road, opposite Jewel Drive, and around the corner from the Key Food shopping center on Rosedale Road.
Six women considered to be making a difference were honored by the National Council of Jewish Women-Long Island sections at a luncheon at Temple Avodah in Oceanside on June 6.
State Sen. Todd Kaminsky (D-Long Beach), his wife Ellen, and Rafe Alexander Tobin Kaminsky, 3, welcomed Rory Cameron Tobin Kaminsky to the family on June 28. He weighed six pound, eight ounces and now shares a birthday with his great-great uncle, Mel Brooks, who turned 92, this year.
The Nassau County High School Athletics Hall of Fame will hold its 2018 induction ceremony on Wednesday, Sept. 26 at 6 p.m. at the Crest Hollow County Club. For ticket information, go to https://gofan.co/app/events/26873. The fourth class of inductees is led by legendary basketball coach Larry Brown and former Heisman Trophy winner Vinny Testaverde. Here’s a breakdown of the athletes and coaches of the 2018 class.
Second-half of the year general tax payments are due Aug. 10, without penalty, and to help make paying the money easier, the Hempstead Town of Receiver office has set up a number of payment options including extended office hours at the Hempstead Tax Office, two satellite offices, drive-thru payment windows and mobile tax office stops.
A fourth grade teacher at Ogden Elementary School in the Hewlett-Woodmere School District who was working at an upstate summer camp for boys was arrested on July 4, and charged with five counts of sexual abuse first-degree, state police said.
If the ending of another school year has led to an influx of books in your home, you night want to consider donating them to Better World Books, an online for-profit bookseller for used and new books founded in 2002 by Christopher “Kreece” Fuchs, Xavier Helgesen and Jeff Kurtzman, who have stated their mission is to “extend the life-cycle of the book through reuse.”