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Five Towns shuls receive federal funding for security

U.S. Rep. Kathleen Rice, who represents the 4th Congressional District, announced that the United States Department of Homeland Security has awarded roughly $1.3 million to 14 Jewish and other …

Mail carrier behavior riles Woodmere residents

At least three residents of Forest Avenue in Woodmere have registered complaints with the community’s postmaster, Pauline Argicola, and another submitted a complaint to the United States Postal Service concerning the behavior of one mail carrier.

Update: Hempstead, Lawrence, Woodsburgh approve creation of coastal district at Woodmere Club

Updated July 2 at 11:30 a.m. After a nearly two-hour in-person and virtually held public hearing on June 23, the Town of Hempstead and the villages of Lawrence and Woodsburgh voted to approve the …

Talking Yankees history with Marty Appel in Temple Israel of Lawrence virtual discussion

From answering Mickey Mantle’s fan mail to becoming the public relations director for the New York Yankees at the age of 24, award-winning author and producer Marty Appel shared his experiences …

Far Rockaway woman rescues dogs and cats

When she was 4-years-old, Christine Drakatos found a litter of kittens in a sewer drain and made her mother help rescue them, and since then the Astoria native who lives in Far Rockaway has helped saved animals.

Marion & Aaron Gural JCC introduces SHEMA! initiative

The Marion & Aaron Gural JCC in Cedarhurst has announced a new initiative that will encourage second generation Holocaust survivors to speak about their parents experiences. The initiative is …

L.I. preps for Phase Four reopening Wednesday

Long Island is set to begin Phase Four reopening of the economy on July 8, including universities and colleges. As of press time Monday, however, Governor Cuomo said there was no word yet whether the …

Lawrence resident Rabbi Dr. Josh Joseph named new EVP and COO of Orthodox Union

The Orthodox Union announced that Lawrence resident Rabbi Dr. Josh Joseph has been appointed as the organization's executive vice president and chief operating officer.  Starting on Sept. 1, …

MS-13 gang menber sentenced in Far Rockaway and Lawrence murders

A member of the street gang MS-13, Yonathan Sanchez, 43, a/k/a Turbo, was sentenced to 34 years to life in prison on July 1 by Judge Tammy Robbins for his role in two murders. 

Peaceful Black Lives Matter protest in Hewlett

It was not as silent as advertised and the roughly 20 participants stood for more than 90 minutes, however what was billed on Instagram as a silent sit-in with Black Lives Matter-themed signs was peaceful along Broadway near Johnson Place where Hewlett meets Woodmere on Sunday.

The Brandeis School in Lawrence celebrates graduation

Even during the coronavirus pandemic, The Brandeis School class of 2020 had the opportunity to celebrate together as the eighth-graders their diplomas and officially marked the end of their years at the Jewish Day School in Lawrence.

Five Towners dive in at North Woodmere Park pools

From the Olympic-sized pool to the trio of pools for children, lounging, playing and swimming were the activities that only Nassau County residents, many from the Five Towns, took part in at North Woodmere Park on July 3, the first day the six county pools were open for the summer and during the coronavirus pandemic.

Five Towners dive in at North Woodmere Park pools

From the Olympic-sized pool to the trio of pools for children, lounging, playing and swimming were the activities that only Nassau County residents, many from the Five Towns, took part in at North Woodmere Park on July 3, the first day the six county pools were open for the summer and during the coronavirus pandemic.