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Alternative July 4th celebration set for Merrick

The Historical Society of the Merricks has planned an alternative celebration for July 4th this year.

Bellmore's Newbridge Road pool opens to the public

Get your swimming trunks and bathing suits ready — the Newbridge Road pool will open to the public this weekend. The facility will be open starting on Saturday, June 27, a week earlier than …

Bellmore, Merrick businesses primed for Phase Three

Rocky Telese said Elisa’s Ristorante has been something of a chameleon since the coronavirus shutdown began in mid-March. “We’ve been constantly changing for the past three months,” Telese, the owner of the North Bellmore restaurant, said.

Protests produce ‘signs’ of progress in Bellmore-Merrick

Merrick’s “lack of diversity” was apparent to Jennifer Schatzman when she moved to the community from Manhattan’s Union Square three years ago, but it became even more glaring …

Celebrating Pride amid a pandemic

As this year’s Pride Month comes to a close, LGBTQ+ rights activists in Bellmore-Merrick are reflecting on the community’s progress and shortcomings in creating a safer, more welcoming …

Bellmore-Merrick CHSD to offer Summer Enrichment Academy

The Bellmore-Merrick Central High School District will offer students a Summer Enrichment Academy — remotely.

Little Leagues get OK to "Play Ball"

While Major League Baseball owners and players continue to squabble over compensation to get a shortened 2020 season off the ground, there’s excitement at the Little League level after Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced some youth sports could begin in early July as part of the Phase Three reopening in counties that qualify.

Send the Herald your stories, photos of how you're coping with the coronavirus

The coronavirus outbreak has vastly altered our daily routines. Parents are at home. Children are at home. College students are at home. All must stay put, we are told, for now. People are making …

Editorial

New York is moving ahead with police reform

Justice for George Floyd came swiftly in New York. During two weeks of intense protests at hundreds of locales across the state . . .

Editorial

For goodness’ sake, wear a mask

On May 30, a Herald editor conducted an informal, small-scale survey, counting the number of people with masks whom he passed while walking at the Norman J. Levy Park and Preserve in Merrick.

Scott Brinton

How George Floyd’s death brought us to our knees

Why did George Floyd’s death bring our nation to its knees? wondered Ava Marie DuVernay, the director of the 2014 film “Selma” . . .

Randi Kreiss

Thank you very much, but I prefer to remain alive

Last week I received a happy-talk email from a bridge club out of town where I used to play. This particular club hosted hundreds of players at a time in a big indoor space. It was a veritable petri dish of germs in the best of times . . .

Alfonse D'Amato

Yes, black lives matter!

The Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. once said, “Let us realize the arc of the moral universe is long, but it bends toward justice.” The heinous murder of George Floyd by a police officer sworn to uphold the law . . .