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‘Sopranos’ star Vincent Pastore set to launch new tomato sauce at A&S in Merrick

Fans of “The Sopranos” will soon have another way to celebrate the show’s 20th anniversary. In addition to “The Many Saints of Newark,” a “Sopranos” prequel set for release next September, audiences can soon cook up their favorite Italian dishes using a special new sauce courtesy of one of the show’s stars.

St. Matthias Church granted landmark status

St. Matthias Church — a small building with brown shingles and white clapboard on the border of Bellmore and Wantagh — was granted landmark status at the Oct. 2 Hempstead Town Council meeting. The site will now be protected against demolition, preserving a 100-year-plus legacy of the area’s African-American history.

7-Eleven gas station proposed for Bellmore

The Hempstead Town Board held a hearing on Oct. 2 to vote on a proposed new 7-Eleven with an eight-pump gas station in North Bellmore, which would be across the street from an existing, soon-to-be-vacated 7-Eleven.

Chabad Center for Jewish Life observes Yom Kippur with the Kristallnacht Torah

In observance of Yom Kippur, the holiest day in the Jewish religion, the Chabad Center for Jewish Life in Merrick invited congregants to attend services, fast and atone for their sins. What was different this year, however, was the Torah from which prayers were read.

Where to vote (early) in Nassau County

Election Day is a little less than four weeks away, but thanks to a series of reforms passed by the State Legislature in January, Nassau County residents can vote during a nine-day period before Nov. …

Merokean seeks to landmark three homes in Gables district

Robert Fliegel said he still feels a twinge of enchantment every time he enters his home at 99 Fox Blvd. in Merrick, where he and his wife, Joyce, have lived for more than 40 years. When they first toured the house — a Spanish Mission-style ranch with 18-foot-high living room ceilings, stucco walls and stained-glass windows — in 1978, they bought it “on the spot.”

Mepham Pirates 'argh' 3-0 after Homecoming win

The Mepham Pirates beat the Sewanhaka High School Indians with a score of 14-7 at their Homecoming game on Sept. 28, but excitement was not only felt on the field. As a culmination of spirit week at …


Get out and vote this election season

Election Day is Tuesday, Nov. 5, but thanks to a new law, New Yorkers will get a running start on the process for the first time in the state’s history.

Scott Brinton

Why we must reflect on the Mueller Report

Amid all the mind-numbing debate over the impeachment inquiry into President Trump’s Ukraine doings in recent weeks, somehow the Mueller Report got lost — or at least its findings did. Why, I must ask, do the cable pundits keep treating it as if it were all for naught?

Randi Kreiss

Coming to America, from Ukraine

My grandfather Morris Brownstein fled the Russian Ukraine in 1912, and made the long crossing of the Atlantic from Antwerp, Belgium, to the U.S. He was 15 years old and he was alone.

Jerry Kremer

What will be bigger than the election? The primary.

The year 2020 promises to be a historic time for all Americans. It will be the year that voters choose a president, a new House of Representatives and a State Legislature. Many people think the next election is next November . . .