December 7 marks 75 years since Japanese fighter planes unleashed two separate attacks on Pearl Harbor and its environs, bombing ships, planes and airfields and killing more than 2,000 military personnel and civilians. It was an event that spurred the U.S.’s entry into World War II and a pro-war mindset among Americans that united the country.
The question is often asked, “Why, of all places in the United States, did the Japanese bomb Pearl Harbor?”
West Hempstead held its annual Holiday at Hall’s Pond event last Sunday, attended by dozens of children, adults and community leaders, who participated in song, feasted on holiday treats, took pony rides through the park and more.
Each weekday, the busiest commuter railroad in North America, the Long Island Rail Road, carries an average of 301,000 people on 735 daily trains to their destinations. But Jillian Hughes of Malverne isn’t one of them. For Hughes her commute — or lack of it — is one of the best things about her job. Her shop, Forget Me Not Gifts, is only blocks away from the Malverne home she moved to in 2010.
Although fake news is a big issue for today’s media, particularly in the aftermath of the presidential campaign, it has been a problem in the journalism world for more than 100 years. “There are records of fake news going back as far as Lincoln that were used to [try to] derail his election,” said Dr. Cliff Jernigan, an associate professor and chairman of Hofstra University’s Department of Journalism, Media Studies and Public Relations.
Nine bakeries –– six of them Italian pastry shops –– were in business in Elmont when Paul Sapienza took over his parents’ popular Hempstead Turnpike bakery, Sapienza’s, in 1973.
The Rev. Dr. William Earl Thomas received a town certificate of recognition during his 29th pastoral anniversary dinner held at St. Johns Baptist Church located in West Hempstead.
Re-adjusting to civilian life can pose a big challenge for veterans, including the 2.6 million servicemen and women who served in Afghanistan and Iraq.
The building occupying 59 Hempstead Gardens Drive in West Hempstead looks like others on that street: industrial, nondescript and plain. But a significant chapter of national history began there, through a company that helped Americans with disabilities nationwide obtain equal rights.
Know anyone around town who you’d describe as a true do-gooder –– that PTA president, Little League coach or scout leader who goes above and beyond the call of duty; that community volunteer who gives so much of him or herself while asking for nothing in return; that volunteer firefighter or emergency medical technician who saved a life?