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Lawrence rabbi receives written threat

A lengthy, threatening note slipped into a package of Five Towns Jewish Times newspapers that were left on the doorstep of Rabbi Kenneth Hain’s Lawrence home last Friday attacked him after Hain, a prominent spiritual leader, took a stand against a news photo that the outlet recently published on its front page.

Hewlett Neck native Kathy Boockvar plays pivotal role in presidential election

A Hewlett Neck native who lives in Pennsylvania and played a pivotal role in the 2020 presidential election has had a penchant for making herself at home in new places.


Former Hewlett Fire Department Chief William Lahey, 87, dies

Longtime Five Towns resident William Edward Lahey, the patriarch of the Lahey family, several of whom have served as firefighters in the Hewlett Fire Department over three generations, died on Jan. 9 at his home in Woodmere after what was described as a prolonged illness. He was 87.

CommUnity Coalition honors Martin Luther King's legacy

A member of the Memphis 13 highlighted a virtual Zoom event on Martin Luther King Jr. Day hosted by the newly established CommUnity Coalition of the Five Towns, Valley Stream and the Rockaways on Jan. 18.

HAFTR Highlights

Fun and games, kindness bonds HAFTR students

As Hebrew Academy of the Five Towns and Rockaway High School wraps up first semester, students and faculty are so grateful to have been learning in person, uninterrupted.

Learn how to create a personal Holocaust presentation

An online course hosted by the Nassau County Holocaust Memorial and Tolerance Museum, “Preserving Your Family Story: How to Prepare a Personal Presentation about the Holocaust,” is geared towards aiding second and third  generation descendants of Holocaust Survivors bring their family’s stories and experiences to life in order to inform posterity.

State Education Department extends Lawrence kosher food program one week

Lawrence School District officials said that the State Education Department has allowed the kosher food distribution program that provides up to 21,000 households with food every Wednesday was extended another week, Jan. 20, while the SED awaits data from the school district. The program is a partnership between the Lawrence School District and Lawrence-based Elite Caterers.

Cedarhurst offers prepaid meter parking permits

The Village of  Cedarhurst, at the request of many merchants, shoppers and residents, is offering a limited number of prepaid meter parking permits that will allow motorists to park at a parking meter in any of the village’s parking fields without the need to make a payment at the meter.  


Let the healing begin

On March 4, 1861, President-elect Abraham Lincoln stood on the East Portico of the U.S. Capitol to take the oath of office and deliver his first inaugural address. Seven southern states had already . . .

Kessler named chief science officer for Covid vaccine drive

Woodmere Academy graduate Dr. David Kessler, the former head of the Food and Drug Administration who was named to President-elect Joe Biden's coronavirus task force in November was now chosen to be the chief science officer for the vaccine drive to stop the spread of coronavirus.

Restaurants can apply for New York state grants

Restaurants can apply for New York state grants for up to $5,000 from the state economic development agency for help to survive through the coronavirus pandemic.


President Biden has his work cut out for him

We will need years, if not decades, to unravel and repair the damage that President Trump has done to the nation with his politics and policies.

Jerry Kremer

What we do right now will echo in history

America is in a state of shock in the wake of the assault on the U.S. Capitol, a second impeachment of President Trump and months of denial of the validity of November’s election. We have a new president . . .

Randi Kreiss

Fear hovered over Biden inauguration week

As I write this, after the mob attack on the Capitol and before this week’s Presidential Inauguration, like many of you, I don’t know what to believe.