The same day that the Diocese of Rockville Centre unveiled its compensation program on Monday for victims of clergy sexual abuse, Boston attorney Mitchell Garabedian stood outside the diocese’s headquarters on North Park Avenue with one of his clients, asserting that the church, through the program, is “trying to put a positive spin on an evil situation.”
Ellen White, founder of Rockville Centre’s Backyard Players & Friends, picked up a rock painted with the word “Peace” while sitting in a 30-by-80-foot plot behind St. Mark’s United Methodist Church. “There’s a lot of crazy things going on in the world,” she said, pointing to another that read “Love.”
“It’s pretty impressive,” the Rev. Scott Ressman said as he walked into the sanctuary of the United Church of Rockville Centre, looking around at the dozens of buckets filling the last several pews. “It also forces people to sit near the front of the church,” he added, smiling.
At a Rockville Centre Board of Education forum held at South Side High School on Oct. 3, elementary school parents voiced their concerns over a suspended district policy designed to help …
Rockville Centre crossing guards have recently learned that a village-wide wage freeze means that some of them won’t get the raises they originally had planned on. The village’s crossing …
Hempstead Town Councilman Anthony D’Esposito, of Island Park, is seeking re-election as East Rockaway resident Douglas Mayer looks to take his seat and represent District 4.
The Rockville Centre community was represented well during the Autism Speaks Walk at Jones Beach on Oct. 1, as RVC Blue Speaks raised about $47,000 for the cause, garnering more funds than any other of the roughly 500 teams in attendance.
Attack in Las Vegas
The death toll was climbing steadily on Monday, less than 24 hours after a lone gunman opened fire with an assault weapon from the Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino in Las Vegas during country music star Jason Aldean's performance at the Route 91 Harvest Festival. In the crowd at the Aldean concert was Peter Meehan, 24, of Rockville Centre, who flew to Las Vegas last Thursday to attend the three-day music festival with his girlfriend.
A private screening of the new anti-climate change film “An Inconvenient Sequel,” successor to Al Gore’s “An Inconvenient Truth,” at the AMC Fantasy movie theater on Sept. 27, drew …
“I was very nervous, of course,” Barbara Bohan said, speaking about her debut as a fashion model at the Sandel Senior Center’s Fall Fashion Show and Luncheon on Oct. 6. “But it was actually a …
Kathryn Chalavoutis and Gloria Rodriguez sat in the lobby of Rockville Centre’s Maple Pointe Assisted Living center next to a colorful table of mostly pink-accented scarves, each diligently knitting another to add to their collection, which would be sold to support breast cancer care.
Shortly after Rockville Centre’s Daniel Finnegan and his walking partner, Abby Bongaarts, made their way across San Francisco’s Golden Gate Bridge, flanked by friends and family on Sept. 16, the cart they had pushed throughout their 3,200-mile walk graced the sand of Baker Beach, where the cross-country trek officially ended.
Imagine a 5-year-old girl sitting in a chair watching her Mom walk out the door of her family’s life, while her Dad paced the floor in tears. She was a little girl who didn't know what to do, except offer her distraught father a tissue to dry his tear-filled eyes.
After two years of collecting input from parents, educators and the public to revise New York’s controversial learning standards and assessments, the Board of Regents approved the State Education Department’s Next Generation Learning Standards for English and mathematics earlier this month, sparking hope among some Rockville Centre school leaders.