Throughout Thomas Cook’s 64-year career in the Rockville Centre Fire Department, there were nights he came home dirty from fighting fires, recalled his son, Brian, who is now the department’s chief.
Ninety-two percent of South Side High School seniors graduated in June with a Regents diploma with Advanced Designation — an all-time high, according to Principal John Murphy. Meanwhile, 41 percent of the graduating class earned an International Baccalaureate diploma — another record.
A potentially groundbreaking online service for patients with brain injuries is gaining momentum, and South Side High School alum Matt Giovanniello is the young chief executive officer behind it all.
“Thinking of the heroes who join us here today and those who are here only in spirit, a person can’t help but feel awed,” Rockville Centre Mayor Francis X. Murray told dozens of residents, community leaders and former service members during the village’s Veterans Day ceremony last Sunday. “We stand in the midst of patriots and the family and friends of those who have nobly served.”
About 400 runners took part in the village of Rockville Centre’s 36th annual 5-kilometer race and 1-mile Fun Run last Saturday.
Members of St. Agnes Cathedral School’s service club loaded bags of toiletries, clothing and other supplies into the back of a pick-up truck on the afternoon of Nov. 9 to be sent to veterans in need.
When James Ferguson came home in 2010 after serving for nearly eight months in Afghanistan as a platoon commander in the Marines, that chapter of his life remained painfully incomplete. Reuniting with his unit five years later, however, changed his life, and today Ferguson leads the Warrior Reunion Foundation, which has so far reconnected combat veterans at seven gatherings around the country.
Democrat Judy Griffin defeated incumbent Brian Curran in the 21st Assembly District in Tuesday’s election. Griffin, a Rockville Centre community activist and a former director of community outreach for State Sen. Todd Kaminsky, took 53 percent of the vote to unseat Curran, of Lynbrook, who garnered 47 percent.
When Olivia Medford’s friend Liam Galvin was preparing to try out for the seventh-grade football team at South Side Middle School, she would tag along and play with him and his dad, Gene, at the Village Green.
“The people who speak are supposed to be here to try to comfort us,” said Rabbi Howard Diamond, who addressed members of his congregation and others during a vigil at Congregation B’nai Sholom-Beth David on Oct. 30. “. . . It’s very hard to be comforted. It’s very hard for me to be comforting.”
It has come to our attention that a group of concerned parents are lobbying the Board of Education to reinstate a lower-track class, thus undoing the requirement for all students to take International Baccalaureate, or IB, English in grades 11 and 12, and IB History in 11th grade.
I recently read about Special Education Partners’ opposition to the Rockville Centre School District’s policy mandating that all students, including those with special needs, enroll in International Baccalaureate English and history courses.
When Sarah Casella was expecting her first child in 2016, she scheduled an appointment with Dr. Edmund F. Tomlinson Jr., a local obstetrician of Horizon OB/GYN in Rockville Centre.