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The Merrick Jewish Centre has served the South Shore’s conservative population since 1929. And for 40 of those years, Rabbi Charles Klein has served as spiritual leader and friend to the synagogue’s membership. more
On Monday, Hempstead Town Supervisor Laura Gillen, a Democrat, was expected to present her tentative 2019 budget to the Town Board. However, just before Monday’s special meeting began, the other six members of the Republican-controlled board held a news conference, announcing that they had their own spending plan, which they said would lower taxes by 4.2 percent. more
Republican Ameer Benno in the 4th Congressional District is challenging incumbent two-term Congresswoman Kathleen Rice, a Democrat. The Herald asked Benno and Rice questions focusing on issues vital to the residents of the 4th C.D., which encompasses several suburban communities in southern and central Nassau County. more
It was a night of record-setting success for South Nassau Communities Hospital at its 2018 Soirée Under the Stars fundraiser, benefitting the center’s $60 million Emergency Department … more
Hempstead Town Supervisor Laura Gillen last week submitted her 2019 budget for the town. The roughly $443-million spending plan — Gillen’s first — should make for a small tax reduction for 80 percent of residents, the supervisor said. Gillen, a Democrat, said that her budget would “right the town’s fiscal ship,” after prior fiscal management. more
The sky was overcast on Oct. 3 as people silently gathered around a skinny tree in Mepham High School’s courtyard for a ceremony. Beneath the sapling, a small gray plaque, flanked by two small American flags, read, “In memory of Roy Weinman, Class of 1941.” more
The North Bellmore, South Bellmore, North and Central Merrick and South Merrick Civic Associations will host their annual “Meet the Candidates” forum on Oct. 25. more
For the second time, Democrat Mike Reid, of Merrick, is challenging longtime incumbent Republican Assemblyman Dave McDonough, also of Merrick, for his 14th District seat. The Herald asked both … more
Students at John F. Kennedy High School on Monday got a jolting taste of the dangers of driving while impaired or distracted. more
For the past month, Huntington’s FotoFoto gallery has housed “The Breast and The Sea,” a Long Island-based project aimed at empowering those impacted by breast cancer through transformative workshops, photography and writing. more
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