Community spreads holiday cheer at Rockville Centre tree lighting

Residents gathered and got into the holiday spirit at the annual tree lighting on Nov. 29. Families and community members enjoyed free hot chocolate, photo-ops with Frosty and Rudolph, Christmas carols and a visit from Santa Claus.

South Side students inducted into New York State Science Honor Society

South Side High School recently recognized the 48 students who were inducted into the New York State Science Honor Society on Oct. 29. The honor society is endorsed by the New York State Science …

Longtime Rockville Centre resident Ray Fishler, a Holocaust survivor, dies at 93

“The idea that a Holocaust survivor disappears, his story does not,” said Irving Roth, a friend of Ray Fishler’s. “His spirit and soul continues to live.” Fishler, of Wayne, N.J., a former Rockville Centre resident who shared his stories of the Holocaust to inspire local students and families, died on Nov. 19.

From Centre Stage to NYU

Sean McGowan has wanted to be an actor since elementary school. With the support of his family, friends and teachers, the 21-year-old Valley Stream resident with Down syndrome is pursuing that dream.

Rockville Centre community to host fundraiser for victim sexually abused at St. Agnes

After Sean O’Brien recently opened up about the abuse he suffered at the hands of a St. Agnes Cathedral priest while serving as an altar boy nearly 40 years ago, the support he received from the Rockville Centre community was more than he imagined.

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Rabbi Marc Gruber: Hanukkah is a time for rededication

After years of war against the Seleucid Empire, the Jews won back the holy temple in Jerusalem. The Greeks had desecrated the temple, making it a place to bring sacrifices to their chief god, Zeus. The Maccabees cleaned the temple and rededicated it to the service of the Jewish people and God. T

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South Nassau Communities Hospital, Mount Sinai Health Systems officially partner

Representatives of South Nassau Communities Hospital and the Mount Sinai Health System were set to finalize a partnership at a news conference on Dec. 4. The merger makes South Nassau the Long Island …

Rockville Centre resident hits the century mark

Evelyn McAteer, born and raised in Rockville Centre, celebrated her 100th birthday on Nov. 27 at Maple Pointe Assisted Living.