UPDATE: The Herald covered both the Jan. 10 and Jan. 17 Hewlett-Woodmere Board of Education meetings that focused on whether the school district would add the Muslim holidays of Eid al-Fitr and Eid Al Adha to its calendar as days off.
After opening Small Business Alliance chapters in New Jersey and Queens, the Manhattan-based Orthodox Jewish Chamber of Commerce recently came to Lawrence and launched a Five Towns chapter of the networking group.
Rarely has Long Island felt Washington’s political reverberations as strongly as it has during the first year of Donald J. Trump’s presidency.
The contract impasse between the Lawrence School District and the roughly 280-member Lawrence Teachers Association continues as the Board of Education unanimously rejected the fact-finder’s report and the LTA filed an improper practice charge against the BOE.
For the past 14 years at St. John’s Episcopal Hospital has contracted their wound care center to an outside company, Restorix. The only hospital on the Rockaway Peninsula unveiled a state-of-the-art self-operated center on Jan. 11, complete with two new hyperbaric oxygen machines, which aid in the healing of serious wounds.
A process that has already taken a few years will take some more time as the Village of Lawrence board of trustees unanimously voted to reject the current bids for an ambulance and restart the bidding at a special board meeting on Jan. 12.
New Nassau County Comptroller Jack Schnirman is settling into his second floor office at 240 Old Country Road in Mineola, and said he has begun to understand what it will take to do the job effectively.
The Village of Atlantic Beach is gearing up to make its boardwalk a better venue this summer. “We try to get most of the work on the boardwalk done in the winter,” said Deputy Mayor Edward Sullivan. “Whenever it isn’t super cold, raining or snowing.”
When the 2017-2018 boys’ basketball season got underway, most expected Sewanhaka and Hewlett to be among the teams vying for the Nassau Conference A-II title. Last Saturday afternoon’s matchup, the first of two meetings between the teams, confirmed just that.
On Jan. 9 at noon, many Hewlett High School students waited years anxiously awaiting this moment. While the clock struck, all the students who competed in the Regeneron STS competition speedily searched for their names on the semifinalist webpage.
At the seventh annual Nedivei Lev Service Society induction ceremony, 16 seniors from David Renov Stahler Yeshiva High School for Boys were recognized for their community and school service and acts of kindness (chessed). Student Activities Director Rabbi Eli Brazil coordinates all the cheesed opportunities at DRS.
It’s been called an eyesore and a danger to the surrounding homes, and now Nassau County has taken a step forward to demolishing the decaying vacant building at 175 Roger Ave. in Inwood.
Because of Long Island Rail Road track work at Penn Station, the Far Rockaway branch will have two changes to its regular schedule through May 28, LIRR officials said.
Just a few short years ago, laser cutters and 3-D printers sounded more like they belonged in a Star Wars movie rather than in a classroom, but the Hebrew Academy of the Five Towns and Rockaway is now employing such cutting-edge technologies.
The Hewlett-Woodmere School District will host a Pre-kindergarten Open House on Wednesday, Jan. 17 from 9:45 to 11:30 a.m. at the Franklin Early Childhood Center at 1180 Henrietta Place in Hewlett, Registration and more information will be available.