Calling attention to vehicular traffic issues on Westminster Road in Cedarhurst, village resident Fred Siciliano created a petition that has nearly 30 signatures to hopefully turn the residential street into a one-way roadway.
Though minus two trustees, Lawrence village discussed several issues and approved an 11-item agenda during the board’s monthly meeting on Nov. 18. Trustees Michael Fragin and Eli Kutner were absent due to vacation. Mayor Alex Edelman, Deputy Jeff Landy and Trustee Paris Popack were present.
It was a day game on the Sunday, Nov. 28, that was the first night of Hanukkah. The Yeshiva University Maccabees, named for the ancient Hebrew family that led to the miracle of what became the eight-day Jewish holiday, won their eighth game of the season, their 44th consecutive victory (44 candles are lit during Hanukkah), a 78-56 win over Manhattanville behind the 51-point performance by senior guard Ryan Turell. A new school record.
With the coronavirus pandemic continuing to wreak havoc with the new Omicron variant, it is easy to forget that the United States was, and still is, battling a drug epidemic whose scope is made clear by a single sobering statistic: There were 100,306 overdose deaths in the 12-month period ending in April of this year, an increase of nearly 29 percent over the previous time period, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s National Center for Health Statistics.
Since the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention signed off on the Pfizer-BioNTech’s child-size coronavirus vaccine — a low dose intended for children ages 5 to 11 — in early November, Cedarhurst pediatrician Dr. Mitchell Weiler has been administering the inoculations, vaccines, and then asking his young patients to express their feelings about the shots by making drawings and writing about them.
Gathered around the Veterans Memorial Triangle at the intersection of Broadway and West Broadway in Hewlett for the annual Hewlett-Woodmere Business Association menorah lighting on Sunday, the first night of the eight-day Jewish holiday of Hanukkah.
Hewlett House, a community learning resource center on cancer, especially breast cancer, and Bethany House of Nassau County, which supports homeless woman with children from transition to stability, joined together for Fall Fest, an outreach event in Hewlett on Nov. 6.
To continue the connective tissue between diverse religions, Temple Israel of Lawrence and First Presbyterian Church of Far Rockaway once again joined forces at the 103rd annual Thanksgiving Interfaith Service that the Lawrence synagogue has held.
More than 80 patients and their families received an array of food items for Thanksgiving meals donated by employees of St. John’s Episcopal Hospital in Far Rockaway. Turkey, chicken, ham, potatoes, rice, vegetables, stuffing mix, gravy, macaroni and cheese, dinner rolls, cranberry sauce, desserts and utensils were in the decorated baskets.
An Inwood woman is charged with assault after allegedly attacking a person with a knife at 5:40 p.m. in Inwood on Nov. 26, according to police.
For the second time in the past three months, a noose, a symbol of hatred and racism, was found at the work site shared by National Grid and PSEG Long Island at 455 Mill Road in Hewlett. The noose was discovered on Nov. 22. One was also found in September.
Each year, we encourage our readers to shop locally, in your community’s downtown, during the holidays. With the coronavirus pandemic still raging, we’re doubling down on that advice.
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