The Rev. John Barres, bishop of Allentown, Pa., has been appointed the Diocese of Rockville Centre’s new bishop, according to a notice posted on the diocese’s website this morning. Pope Francis made the appointment.
On Dec. 13, Franklin Square residents will cast their ballots for fire commissioner at the Franklin Square Munson Fire Station on Liberty Place, and Elmont residents will vote at the Elmont Fire District Building, at 100 School Road.
Part seven in a series. The halls of the Central American Refugee Center in Hempstead had gone quiet. The long lines of refugees from around the world seeking assistance with their permanent resident and citizenship papers were no more. Folks had gone home for the day, and only the sound of heaters clicking could be heard. The sun had set.
Whether customers are shopping at small businesses or department stores in Franklin Square or Elmont this year, people are excited about to buy and exchange gifts. The reasons are apparent in the eyes of couples getting engaged in Franklin Square, and the enthusiasm of customers browsing a new Target that opened in Elmont on Nov. 30.
The Major Case Bureau is investigating a bank robbery that took place at the Capital One Bank at 550 Franklin Avenue in Franklin Square Wednesday at 9:19 a.m.
For the second year in a row, Robert Destefano has installed festive lights and inflatable characters on his front lawn—this year, including his neighbor’s lawn—along with collecting donations for the St. Jude’s children’s charity, to commemorate the holiday season.
There were many question marks surrounding the Molloy College men’s basketball team entering this season. Head coach Charles Marquardt sought to get a better idea of what he had in his roster, which features nine underclassmen and several new faces, so he made sure not to shy away from scheduling some difficult early tests for his ballclub.
The Molloy College women’s basketball program seems to be on an upswing, after posting a winning conference record and earning a berth in the East Coast Conference playoffs last winter.
Several Sewanhaka Central High School District student athletes participated in the Nassau County Senior Bowl held at Mitchell Field on Nov. 24, Thanksgiving morning. Elmont Memorial High School quarterback Aaron Ruthman was selected as the game’s Most Valuable Offensive Player. District students who were also selected to play in the game along with Ruthman included Jayden Richardson and Lucas Mathieu, also from Elmont Memorial, Floral Park Memorial High School’s Liam Flanagan and Cole Horan, New Hyde Park Memorial High School’s CJ Carrick and Steven Chambers, and Sewanhaka High School’s Jovianni Garcia and Alex Cherry.
Floral Park Memorial High School English teacher Kaitlyn Mosie received the Gazzola Fellowship Award at the Nassau Region PTA Presidents-Principals Dinner on Nov. 21.
Once upon a time, holiday shopping was an experience. Folks carved out entire Saturdays or Sundays and headed to their local downtowns to browse through the retail shops. The experience was fun and quaint. You had lunch at the local diner. Then along came the malls.