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Jeff Wallach, a native Five Towner, writes 'Mr. Wizard'

Reaching back to his childhood community, Jeff Wallach has written a book that encompasses plenty of places that are familiar to Five Towners in the 1970s, while plotting a story that could resonate with many people that never set foot on the South Shore.

Former Inwood resident Angela Querze, 99

To those that knew Angela Querze, she was someone who lived her live to the fullest through the number of different interests and hobbies she participated in. The former Inwood resident Querze …

Beach clubs and Atlantic Beach village beaches opening May 30

Not all local beaches, or beach clubs, will be open Memorial Day weekend. The Village of Atlantic Beach is keeping its eight beaches closed until at least until early June, when they traditionally open, and will not allow the beach clubs that dot its shoreline to open this weekend.

Five Towns Early Learning Center in Inwood remains essential

The Five Towns Early Learning Center in Inwood, an essential part of the community it has served for 80 years, has remained vital during the coronavirus pandemic by never shutting its doors to care for the children of frontline workers. During World War II, women who attended trade school dropped off their children so they could work in the place of men.

Lawrence Woodmere Academy senior Harrison Schwartz featured in virtual performing arts award show

One senior performing arts student from the Lawrence Woodmere Academy will be able to take one final bow in an upcoming virtual awards show.   LWA senior Harrison Schwartz will be one of …

Longtime Five Towns resident Shirley Lederman, 98

To those who knew Shirley Lederman, she was a Five Towns legend who had a passion and knowledge for music. Lederman died on April 27 at the Lawrence home of her daughter and son-in-law, Eileen and …

Morning prayers amid Covid-19 in Lawrence

On a picturesque spring Thursday, a father and two sons, who declined to give their names, led a morning prayer service on Lawrence Avenue near the Long Island Rail Road train station in Lawrence. Everyone else stood at a distance, most in front of their own homes.

Riding the rails amid the Covid-19 pandemic

I never imagined the emptiness. It left me with a sinking feeling, a sense of aloneness that I had not experienced before as I stood on Long Island Rail Road train trestles during the middle of what …

Rash of tire and wheel thefts in the Five Towns

Updated on May 22 at 1:25 p.m. Tires and wheels from four cars were stolen in the Five Towns on the night of May 20, according to Nassau County police. Exactly how many such incidents have …

‘Kosher Guru,’ Community Chest fuel food program

The "Kosher Guru" has come up with another initiative to help those in need of food during the coronavirus pandemic. Hewlett resident Gabriel Boxer, also known as the Kosher Guru, has launched the …

Kosher meals to be distributed by Lawrence schools

Updated May 19 at 6:55 p.m. Please note that the venue for Elite Caterers meal pick up has changed. The Lawrence School District will distribute kosher meals through Elite Caterers on Mondays, Wednesday and Fridays from 9 to 10:30 a.m. for people who preregister and 10:30 to 11 a.m. for people who did not preregister (or until all the meals have been handed out).

Lawrence native Michael Cohen is home

Lawrence native Michael Cohen, President Donald Trump's former personal lawyer, was released from upstate Otisville, a medium security federal prison, on May 21, because of the coronavirus, and is now home..