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Thursday, September 18, 2014
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Nassau County Legislator Laura Curran, a Democrat from Baldwin who represents part of Merrick, and Bob Young, an environmental activist from Merrick, are among the local organizers preparing for the People’s Climate March on Sunday, Sept. 21, starting at 11:30 a.m. at Columbus Circle in Manhattan. more
All three Bellmore-Merrick high schools were named to The Daily Beast’s “Top High Schools of 2014” national ranking, Bellmore-Merrick Central High School District officials said … more
The Merrick Board of Education on Sept. 9 approved school tax exemptions for local veterans, ending months of rancor that followed the board’s choice last winter to miss a deadline to pass the exemptions for the 2014-15 school year. more
Merrick lost 24 of its sons and daughters in the terrorist attacks of Sept. 11, 2001. Thirteen years later, their families, friends and community members continue to remember the lives they lived and mourn their loss. more
Rain shut down the 24th annual Merrick Chamber of Commerce Fall Festival in the middle of the afternoon last Saturday. By Sunday morning, however, the rainclouds had moved northeast and the sun came out, offering a perfect day of family fun up and down Merrick Avenue, from the Long Island Rail Road station to the famed southwestern eatery R.S. Jones, at the corner of Loines Avenue. more
The message is simple –– Keep two eyes on the road, two hands on the wheel. Sadly, however, it’s too often ignored by teen drivers, with tragic consequences. Last year the State Farm insurance company began its “Celebrate My Drive” campaign to telegraph such messages to young people. Now the Bellmore-Merrick Community Parent Center is urging students from the Central District’s five schools to join in the effort. more
Kevin Vaughan, a Marine corporal who was wounded in Afghanistan and received a hero’s welcome when he returned home to North Merrick in 2012, will now receive a free house, courtesy of Building Homes for Heroes. more
Many coaches were excellent athletes at one time or another, before age, new responsibilities and lifestyle changes slowed them down. But that’s not the case with Chris Mammone, coach of Kennedy High School cross-country and track and field teams ... more
Local towns and villages will be commemorating the 13th anniversary of the 9/11 terrorists attacks with memorial ceremonies and rememberances. They include: East Rockaway: Sept. 11, 7 p.m. on the grounds of Memorial Park, adjacent to … more
Scott Lipsky, formerly of Merrick and now of Irvine, Calif., and his doubles tennis partner Rajeev Ram were doing fine in this year’s U.S. Open until the semifinals, when they ran into the buzz saw that is Bob and Mike Bryan ... more
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