RVC Police, Hispanic Brotherhood unite for summer BBQ

The Rockville Centre Police Department threw a summer barbecue for the village’s Hispanic Brotherhood on Aug. 3, during which about 50 senior citizens, children and other community members enjoyed the sunshine.

Lauren Henkel, resident, NYU track star, dies at 35

Lauren Henkel, a lifelong Rockville Centre resident and accomplished athlete that was named head coach of women’s cross country and track and field at Molloy College last month, died suddenly on July 29. She was 35.

Suspect in Queens sexual assault identified from DNA collected during prior RVC theft arrest

A Long Island man who was arrested by Rockville Centre police in 2016 for stealing aluminum bleachers from various local parks was nabbed by the New York City Police Department and charged with using a stun gun to sexually assault a woman in Queens.

Man allegedly videotapes girls in shower at Sacred Heart University

Girls between the ages of 10 and 16, who were attending a sports camp at Sacred Heart University, reportedly saw a man recording video of them while they took showers in their dormitory on July 31.

Just north of RVC, gangs clash

“If anyone said to me, ‘What are the chances your kid will be involved in a drive-by shooting?’ I’d laugh at them,” said Rockville Centre resident Kathy Paesano, the mother of a 9-year-old girl who was in a car struck by a stray bullet in Hempstead seven weeks ago.

With road repairs comes tree removal

“Look at our block,” said Rockville Centre resident Lisa King, pointing north on Brouwer Lane, the street she has called home for the past 12 years. The village, as part of its road repair program, removed trees that had provided shade and greenery just days before, and only their stumps remained. “It looks like a city block now,” she added, her voice fraught with disappointment.

Two states to go for cross-country travelers

Daniel Finnegan, of Rockville Centre, along with friend and walking partner Abby Bongaarts were 20 miles short of Nevada — their 12th state — on Monday during their trek across America, which has now spanned five months.

Amy Schumer to make Broadway debut

Rockville Centre-raised comedian Amy Schumer is slated to debut on Broadway in Steve Martin’s newest play, “Meteor Shower,” which is set to open in November at Manhattan’s Booth Theatre.

Miss Long Island hopefuls dazzle at Molloy

Miss Long Island hopefuls gathered at Molloy College in Rockville Centre last Sunday to vie for two titles, as Brentwood’s Briana Siaca earned Miss Long Island 2018 and Alexa Cox, of Central Islip, was crowned Miss Long Island Teen.

Three-store property sold on Sunrise Highway

A 5,100-square-foot mixed-use property on Sunrise Highway, which includes three stores and two upstairs apartments, was recently sold in Rockville Centre for $1.03 million.