Town establishes a new TOD district in Inwood and Lawrence

More than 20 acres of land that surround the Inwood and Lawrence Long Island Rail Road train stations is targeted for development after the Town of Hempstead’s board unanimously approved the creation of a Transit Oriented Development District on May 7.

Five Towns Community Center wants your bottles and cans

The Five Towns Community Center aims to raise money, help the environment and teach children the importance of recycling through a simple program of collecting plastic bottles and cans from Memorial Day to Labor Day.

Brandeis commemorates Israel’s 71st anniversary

In a solemn ceremony that evokes a somber message and compels participants to act as if they are in synagogue, The Brandeis School in Lawrence commemorated the 71st anniversary of Israel’s annual Memorial Day, known in Hebrew as Yom HaZikaron on May 7.

Inwood resident Charles Ashby has a century-worth of memories

A lifelong Inwood resident who is a lifetime member of his church, Charles Ashby is revered by the people who know him. To show Ashby their appreciation they celebrated his 100th birthday on May 11, a day after he was born in 1919.

Hewlett shows fight and bite

Things are finally looking up for the Hewlett girls’ lacrosse program. One year after a dismal three-win season, the Lady Bulldogs, under first-year coach Jackie Hughes, won nine games and defeated a strong Carey team in the first round of the Nassau B playoffs.

Lawrence man allegedly scammed out of $296,000

A 76-year-old Lawrence resident allegedly had $296,000 stolen from him through a scheme that had him transferring money into several fraudulent accounts, police said.

Lawrence students take on the DECA world

Four Lawrence High School students, seniors Brooke Kirchner and Amil Virani and sophomores Danielle Hance and Luke Kirchner competed in the DECA international competition in Orlando, Fla. April 29 to May 2.

Woodmere resident rebrands his law firm

Avi Cohen, of Woodmere, founded A. Cohen Law Firm in 2015 after practicing more than eight years at Manhattan-based Kasowitz Benson Torres LLP.

National Council of Jewish Women honors five

The National Council of Jewish Women-Long Island sections recognized five women. Including Judy Bernstein at its 24th annual Women Who Make a Difference luncheon at Temple Avodah, in Oceanside, on May 1.

Lawrence Lately

From tests to trips, students rejoice in end-of-year activities

Lawrence High School students have spent the preceding weeks dedicating countless hours to preparation for Advanced Placement exams. Much to their delight, two weeks of testing finally ended on May 17.

A taste of the world at Hewlett Elementary

There were tantalizing portions of food from Argentina, Chile, China, Greece, Ireland, India, Israel, Italy, Mexico, Nepal, Puerto Rico and the Ukraine, made by the parents of the children at Hewlett Elementary School.

Holocaust survivors tell their stories

Marion & Aaron Gural JCC members Bernie Igielski, 91 and Marvin Jacobs, 97, both Holocaust survivors, shared their stories at the UJA-Federation of New York’s Yom HaShoah commemoration on May 1.

Winning awards, studying abroad

Victor Mintz, from Inwood, was named Men’s Football Most Improved Player by Monroe College in the Bronx what the school called “a strong commitment to athletic and academic excellence,” while playing for the Mustangs.