Shaar Lev reopens at the Hebrew Academy of Long Beach in Woodmere

aunched in 2018 as a pilot program, the Hebrew Academy of Long Beach’s Shaar Lev program that teaches Judaic studies to children from the Lawrence School District who have unique learning needs has grown to having 34 student from kindergarten to eighth grade this school year.

Cedarhurst’s century-old gas main to be replaced

The 100-year-old gas main under Cedarhurst Avenue that stretches from Peninsula Boulevard to West Broadway will be replaced by National Grid beginning this week, with the project expected to take roughly four months, officials said.

Nicks challenges Murray for town clerk

In a municipality of more than 750,000 people, the Town of Hempstead’s clerk’s office relies on efficiency and transparency to provide various services to its patrons, which includes …

Hewlett Neck revises residency requirements for two appointed posts

Hewlett Neck Deputy treasurer and associate justice appointees are now required to be residents of Nassau County after a Sept. 30 public hearing.

Queens man charged with DWI in Inwood

A Queens man who struck a vehicle from behind in Inwood was arrested and charged with aggravated driving while intoxicated, which is known as Leandra’s Law, and other violations on Oct. 8, according to police.  


Recalling Long Island’s Indigenous peoples

Columbus Day has been celebrated in the United States since 1971, when President Lyndon B. Johnson signed legislation proclaiming it a federal holiday. For years, the holiday has been controversial.

Randi Kreiss

Into the abyss, and discovering a new world

Some octopuses probably could score better than I did on an SAT. It’s hard to figure, though, since they can’t hold a pen or read the questions . . .


The progressive left’s New York power play

The race to the progressive left is under way in New York state, with word that New York City Public Advocate Jumaane Williams is forming an “exploratory committee” and may launch a Democratic primary challenge to Gov. Kathy Hochul.

Scott Brinton

Elegy for Sears — and, perhaps, mall culture

Long Island recently lost its last Sears, that once ubiquitous powerhouse retailer that sold a range of goods, from sturdy jeans to solidly built power tools and refrigerators.