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Sandra Ingraffia, a talented bowler and a co-owner of Malverne’s San-Dee Lanes bowling center, died August 23 of liver cancer. She was 79. more
It was Friday afternoon during the Qualifying Tournaments week of the U.S. Open, and Long Island’s presence was found throughout the National Tennis Center in Flushing Meadow Park. On Practice Court Three, 13 members of Malverne High School girls tennis team was firmly situated in the grandstand seats with their coach, Patrice Ward, examining the professionals’ techniques. “I’m looking at her serves,” said Minahil Mudassar as she and her teammates watched Venus Williams practice. “It is the most important thing in the game.” Others, like Roshni Shukla were examining other skills. “I’m looking at backhands,” said Shukla, who just joined the tennis team this year and said the two-handed backhand was the more difficult skill for her. more
Editor’s note: Merokean David Stonehill served as a Hillary Clinton campaign volunteer during the primary season and is now volunteering for Clinton’s effort to defeat Donald Trump. Below … more
As a first-generation Italian-American child, a tomato milling machine was as ordinary to me as a skate key. At the same time, the very sight of it triggered my flight instinct: I knew the minute that machine appeared on my kitchen table that hours upon hours of stewing tomatoes, running them through the mill, pouring the sauce into Mason jars and then boiling them until ready were soon to follow. It was a process that I dreaded. more
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
Last week, 36 volunteers met at Our Lady of Lourdes in Malverne and caravanned into New York City where they distributed food, clothing, blankets and personal care items to the homeless and poor on the streets. more
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