Two books on the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks — Nora Raleigh Baskin’s “Nine, Ten: A September 11 Story” and Gae Polisner’s “The Memory of Things” — offer young readers a glimpse into that day, before they were born. On Sept. 14, Baskin visited Merrick Avenue Middle School, while Polisner visited Calhoun High School to speak to students on the importance of that day.
The State Education Department last week announced that it would pull back on plans to penalize schools in which high numbers of students boycott state standardized tests.
Though Gennaro Jewelers has been in business in Bellmore for 95 years, the customer service remains similar to when Erwin Von der Heydt opened the store in May 1923, even as the community around it has changed drastically.
The John F. Kennedy High School Cougars boys’ volleyball team is gearing up for the season, and senior Tyler Anderson, of Merrick, is ready to step in to his position as captain.
As the school year begins, officials in the Bellmore-Merrick Central High School District are going beyond the traditional school counselors and psychologists to ensure students’ well-being.
Charlie Minn, a Long Island filmmaker, will be releasing “Parkland: Inside Building 12,” a documentary about the Parkland mass shooting, on Monday, Sept. 24 at the Bellmore Playhouse.
Come dance with the Mepham Pipettes, who are hosting their annual Fall Kickline Clinic, where your child can learn what it takes to be a member of a high school dance team. Various forms of dance will be taught, and your child will perform what they learned at the end of the clinic.
Have you considered investing in solar energy but want a hands-on look at the technology with the guidance of experts at your side? Bellmore’s newest business, PowerBoy, is the first store in the nation offering just that, according to owner and founder Jim Solano.
In the mid-1990s, Bellmore’s downtown shopping district was barren, with little activity and empty storefronts, until a revitalization project breathed new life into the area. Downtown Bellmore, now known as Bellmore Village, became a vital part of the community, and serves as a major economic asset to this day.
Safety and the 2nd
It takes a roomful of cool heads and years of expertise to treat a gunshot wound. Even then, adrenaline runs high among emergency department staff, and the patient is never guaranteed to live — no matter where the bullet wound is on the body.
Since last October, Nassau County police have identified the bodies of six teenagers who were hacked to death with machetes by members of the El Salvadoran gang MS-13. After the most recent discovery of remains . . .
I suggested that my granddaughter put out her school clothes for her first day back at school as a fourth-grader. When I popped into her room at bedtime . . .
John C. O'Connell
Next week is the 17th Sept. 11 since Al Qaeda terrorists attacked the United States, flying airliners into the World Trade Center and the Pentagon and crashing in a Pennsylvania field. Schools and villages will, I hope . . .
Every president has an opportunity to leave a mark on America. The most consequential impact the administration of Donald Trump may have is in the area of international trade.