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Not everyone can say that they got to kiss Marilyn Monroe, and then be nominated for an Academy Award for his work. Although that could have been the … more
The 26th annual Merrick Fall Festival will hold a special Sept. 11 commemoration this year, as the fair is set to run from Sept. 9 to 11. The festival, sponsored by the Merrick Chamber of … more
The Nassau County Legislature recently unanimously approved a measure to waive all building fees for Superstorm Sandy victims. The law extends the fee-waiver period to Dec. 31, … more
U.S. Senator Charles Schumer announced new legislation on Aug. 10 aimed at helping firefighters across New York state combat cancer, which frequently affects those in the emergency services sector. … more
The shooting death of a Queens imam and his associate as they walked home from afternoon prayer on Aug. 13 in Ozone Park has left Long Island Muslims grief-stricken. While some leaders of local mosques fear that the incident — which activist groups say should be investigated as a hate crime — could lead to more violence against Muslims, they noted that they would continue... more
The Rebbetzin Esther Jungreis of North Woodmere, founder of Hineni, died Tuesday. more
When you think about it, there are very few opportunities to play a key role in a major, internationally televised sporting event when you aren’t the featured athlete. One of those rarities exists at the U.S. Open. more
Growing up in Mt. Vernon, Alan Freedman wanted to be “like Mike” but not Michael Jordan. Freedman, 60, idolized his oldest brother, Michael, who played soccer and wrestled. more
This Hewlett High School senior from North Woodmere competed in the “Jeopardy!” teen tournament, served as a student host at Camp Snowball, plays the alto saxophone and flute and has a strong interest in political science — Who is Alec Fischthal? more
Jerry Foster doesn’t speak of getting his hands dirty when referring to his work. He likes to say that he gets his hands wet. Foster, 53, of Merrick, owns Freeport Kayak Rentals, a part-time seasonal venture that he started in 2013. Now in its fourth summer, the business is growing by word of mouth, and Foster said he is having the time of his life. more
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