Bridging the inequality gap

Thirty-five years ago, Nassau County’s school districts served a largely majority-white student population. As more minority groups began moving into Long Island’s suburbs, however, …

Three candidates face off in Democratic primary

Congressman Gregory Meeks, a Democrat from St. Albans, now in the final year of his 10th two-year term, is being challenged by Elmont community activist Carl Achille and Queens resident Mizan Choudhury for the right to run against a Republican opponent for the 5th District seat.

Lawrence man charged in extortion case

Mark Weissman, 54, of Lawrence and Rabbi Igal Haimoff, 67, of Flushing, were charged with attempting to extort $7 million in exchange for not providing law enforcement with purportedly incriminating evidence, according to Eastern District officials.

Five Towns village election results

In Lawrence, counting of the ballots was delayed by one hour and 46 minutes as 10 residents learned they were not on the voter rolls and had the village send faxed appeals to a county judge. Approval came for all 10 residents, but at least three left before the judge ruled.

Goodbye and hello at Hewlett-Woodmere

They’ll be fresh faces at the next Hewlett-Woodmere Board of Education meeting, as Trustees Stephen Witt and Dr. Jonathan Altus, are stepping down, and Barbara McNiff, the executive director of human resources, is retiring. Their final meeting was June 13.

4th Pct. police officers honored as ‘Top Cops’

Nassau County police Officers Anthony Albanese, Roberto Varela and Sgt. James Crawford were honored for helping to save the life of a man who had gone into cardiac arrest outside the police department’s 4th Precinct in Hewlett on April 20.

Driving through the Kulanu Fair

A host of new attractions along with the familiar favorites, including the carousel and giant slide, and the games, crafts, entertainment and refreshments made up this year’s Kulanu Fair at Andrew J. Parise Cedarhurst Park on June 10.

Students stump for endangered species

Fourth grade students from The Brandeis School in Lawrence helped Town of Hempstead Supervisor Laura Gillen and Town Clerk Sylvia Cabana, along with Audubon New York launch an awareness campaign about the endangered species that nest on Hempstead Town beaches.

American Legion Post 339 officers inducted on June 10

Lawrence-Cedarhurst American Legion Post 339 held its induction for the 2018-19 slate of officer at the Lawrence Yacht & Country Club in Lawrence on June 10.

Celebrating Eid al-Fitr and the end of Ramadan

Ramadan, the Islamic holy month of fasting came to an end on June 15, known as Eid al-Fitr. It began on May 15, Ramadan, the ninth month of the Islamic lunar calendar, is incredibly important to Muslims as it was the time in which the Quran, the holy book of Islam was revealed to the prophet Muhammad.

Proclaiming ‘they did it,’ Lawrence seniors say goodbye

June 11, was a bittersweet day for Lawrence High School seniors. It marked the end of a fabulous school year and the end of our high school careers. During these past few days, each event and activity that was planned for our enjoyment made for beautiful memories, which we seniors will treasure forever. 

Hewlett grad wins national radio award

Elissa Candiotti who graduated Syracuse University last month and from Hewlett High School four years ago, won the national competition for the radio category in the 2017-2018 Hearst National Journalism Awards Championship, and then competed against four other finalists for the top prize. Candiotti finished fourth and took home $1,500.

Two hurt in Hewlett crash

Two people were taken to South Nassau Communities Hospital in Oceanside after an accident, where one vehicle was overturned after the two vehicles crashed at the intersection of Mill Road and Peninsula Boulevard in Hewlett just after 9:30 p.m. on June 16.

Taking their shots with archery

Cub Scout Pack 1818, the only Cub Scout Pack on Long Island geared towards accommodating Orthodox Jewish boys visited the Schiff Scout Reservation to learn about archery at the sprawling, 400-acre site on June 10.

‘Frozen’ raffle winners are ‘family’

Ella Dumast, 7, and Ellie Damashek, 8, had never met in their young lives, but their grandmothers, Leslie Aronin, (Ella) and Ronnie Hirsh ( Ellie), and mothers Kelly (Aronin) Dumast and Lara (Hirsh) Damashek have known each for years, living in Woodmere.

Fire at Cedarhurst eatery

Mike's Burgers at 531 Central Ave. in Cedarhurst suffered severe internal damage, according to village officials after an early morning fire raced through the restaurant. The blaze was detected before …