Neighbors upset by an uptick in event traffic

At a recent Lawrence Village board meeting, residents voiced concerns over alleged "illegal operations" by Mark David Catering, prompting discussions on zoning laws and potential legal actions to address community concerns.

Woodmere Club saga coming to an end? Meeting in Lawrence on June 3

A little more than seven years after developers Efrem Gerszberg and Robert Weiss bought the then 109-old Woodmere Club for a little more than $9 million and assumed the club’s nearly $15 …

Hewlett-Woodmere school district budget passes

The Hewlett-Woodmere school district budget of $138 million was approved on May 21.

Lawrence school district budget passes, Trustee Heshy Blachorsky re-elected

The Lawrence school district budget of $101.99 million was passed and two incumbent trustees were re-elected on May 21.

Expansion underway for Yeshiva Darchei Torah in Far Rockaway

Yeshiva Darchei Torah in Far Rockaway is expanding with two new buildings, a study hall and a dormitory, to accommodate its growing enrollment and enhance educational facilities.

New York lawmakers propose bill to deny state funding for antisemitic behavior on college campuses

Assemblyman Ari Brown and Sen. Bill Weber propose legislation to withhold state funding from college students engaging in antisemitic behavior, amid concerns of rising antisemitism on New York campuses.

$2,500 stolen from car in TD Bank lot in Hewlett

Two unidentified men engineered a daylight robbery of $2,500 from the car of a TD Bank customer in Hewlett at 1:45 p.m. on May 24.


After 125 years, Nassau County still thrives

Celebrating 125 years, Nassau County, formed in 1898 from parts of Queens, has become New York’s fifth-largest county, known for its spacious homes, quiet neighborhoods, excellent schools, rich history, and vibrant community spirit.


Wishing for some of that World War II-era wisdom

Recently I had the opportunity to take part in a forum on President Franklin D. Roosevelt’s Four Freedoms, hosted by Cornell University’s Institute of Politics and Global Affairs, which is directed by former U.S. Rep. Steve Israel.


A broader path to a future of cleaner energy

Poll after poll shows that most Americans believe the United States is more divided than usual. With many contentious issues appearing to lack compromises, constructive policies can emerge, but zealots on either side must have no greater influence in the debate, and solutions must be based not on either side’s so-called “facts,” but rather on the truth.


Our public schools deserve better

After months of contentious budget negotiations, the State Legislature and Gov. Kathy Hochul recently agreed to a historic $237 billion state spending plan.


Recapturing times gone by in politics

Everyone agrees that there is a massive lack of bipartisanship in today’s political arena. Washington, D.C., is the poster child for warfare between Democrats and Republicans. Which is why my recent trip to Albany was a throwback to times gone by. I refer specifically to an event known as the Pilots Dinner.


The real work gets done in the middle

Our elected officials resist finding common ground, and prefer vilifying opponents instead of seeking compromise. Consequently, many New York voters have abandoned both parties, declaring a pox on the houses of both Democrats and Republicans.