On May 9, five days before the 70th anniversary of the founding of Israel, when the United States opened its new embassy in Jerusalem, 450 people showed their support for the Jewish state’s military at the seventh annual Five Towns and Greater South Shore dinner at the Sephardic Temple in Cedarhurst. The event raised roughly $300,000 for the Friends of Israel Defense Forces.
Who are the people tasked with your well-being should you have a medical emergency? The Hewlett Fire Department wants to acquaint residents with its emergency medical technicians, or EMTs, at an open house from 4 to 6:30 p.m. on May 19, at 25 Franklin Ave. Emergency Medical Services Week officially kicks off the next day, and continues through May 26.
The scars of Hurricane Sandy are still plainly visible throughout Meadowmere Park. It’s been more than five and half years since the storm flooded the enclave of roughly 100 homes, tucked away on an island between the Nassau County and Queens border.
An 18-year-old woman was allegedly assaulted on Doughty Boulevard in Inwood at 11 a.m. on May 16, by a man she knows, according to police.
Yeshiva Darchei Torah students introduced U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos to a few Jewish blessings, what they think of poetry, how they learn in one-on-one settings, what they build and how they pray as the federal Cabinet member toured the Far Rockaway boys’ school on Wednesday.
Known for teaching the fundamental instead of focusing on wins and losses propelled John Wooden to a Hall of Fame career as coach of the UCLA Bruins, where the team won 10 NCAA championships in 12 years, including seven consecutive titles. After stunning defeats in last November’s elections, when both the county executive position and Town of Hempstead supervisor post went to Democrats, the Inwood-N. Lawrence-Atlantic Beach Republican Club is aiming to use Wooden’s lessons and improve the party’s standing as the 2018 midterm elections approach.
A grocery store employee allegedly contaminates produce with hepatitis A, an inflammatory condition that occurs within the liver and transmitted by consuming water or food that was contaminated by the excrement of a person infected with the virus. How is this handled? Who or what agencies do exactly what?
Charity, fasting, and introspection, that is what the next month has in store for more than one billion Muslims across the globe. Ramadan has begun.
With victories in six of its last seven games, Lawrence (9-6) secured its first winning softball season since 2009 while matching its win total from the past three years combined.
Residents in the Hewlett-Woodmere and Lawrence school districts passed the respective budgets, and in the only contested Board of Education race Heshy Blachorsky defeated Asher Matathias on Tuesday.
Joyce Oberman Goldfeder, a former Woodmere resident, loved being outdoors. She spent her summers at the beach or by the pool, played golf and tennis and camped in Maine during her younger days.
With the end of the school year just around the corner, the last month of Hebrew Academy of the Five Towns and Rockaway High School has been busy and exciting, with more than a few tears shed by students in our graduating class. While we’re sad to say goodbye to an amazing group of kids, welcoming in next year’s freshman class is something to which we all look forward.
Betzalel Krasnow, of Lawrence, whose personal experience of needing extensive dental work done when a youngster inspired his career choice to be a dentist, is the class of 2018 valedictorian at Touro’s Lander College of Arts & Sciences in Flatbush.
Inwood resident and New York Army National Guard Spc. Jeffrey Guzman received the Humanitarian Service Award for service in Puerto Rico after Hurricane Maria from Oct. 1 to Nov. 6, of last year. Guzman, who serves with the 442nd Military Police Company, was one of more than 400 National Guard soldiers who are eligible for the award.
Music and dancing, entertainment from Cirque Taquilar, relay races, inflatables, a petting zoo and a huge bonfire were all part of Chabad of Five Towns 23rd annual family fun day for the Jewish holiday of Lag B’Omer at Andrew J. Parise Cedarhurst Park on May 3.
Stella K. Abraham High School for Girls class of 2018 honorees valedictorian is Ayelet Aharon. She is an Advanced Placement scholar, National Merit Scholarship commended student and Science Olympiad team captain and Gold medalist.
The Lawrence Cedarhurst Fire Department dedicated its recent building extension (2012) and also had a monument and street sign dedication on May 6, in honor of firefighter Kevin M. O’Rourke, who lost his life on 9/11, while operating with FDNY Rescue Company 2.
The National Council of Jewish Women-Peninsula Section will present the Hannah G. Solomon Award to Hope Coleman, a longtime Lynbrook and now Baldwin resident, at its Founder’s Day luncheon at the Seawane Club in Hewlett Harbor on May 23. Solomon founded the NCJW. The Peninsula Section is based in Lawrence.
Between 2004 and 2018, Peter Singh, 43, of Riviera Drive, Selden, allegedly embezzled more than $3 million from Pediatric Healthcare of Long Island in Woodmere, according to police. After turning himself into Nassau County detectives he was arrested on May 15.
Inside or outside, the Hewlett-Woodmere Public Library has a museum pass for you and your family. Many with a print on demand feature for nearly 12 of the museums. You can reserve and borrow a pass for more than 20 of the metropolitan area’s most popular museums and outdoor venues.
Nassau County police and Crime Stoppers are asking for the public’s help in identifying than man who allegedly took the Nike slogan to heart and stole two pairs of the famous sneaker brand from the DSW at 345 Rockaway Tpke., Lawrence, at 10:42 a.m. on March 5.