Doing science right at Hewlett High School

Jan. 23 can’t come fast enough for Hewlett High School seniors Samuel Bogdanov, Julia Grossman and Siyuan Yue, because that’s when the 2019 Regeneron Science Talent Search semifinalists …

Court ruling strikes down building ban

A Town of Hempstead building moratorium, enacted in November 2016 to halt golf course development and most recently extended in November 2017, was declared “null and void” in a seven-page …

Woodmere native makes a ‘family film’

Herb Gildin was a 10-year-old Jewish boy living in Nazi Germany in 1939. Gildin was luckier than many others, with help from the Hebrew Immigrant Aid Society he and his older sisters Cele, 14, and …

John’s Coffee Shop in Cedarhurst closes

For Mark Friedman, who first frequented John’s Coffee Shop as a Lawrence High School student (class of 1986), worked at Pancho’s on the same Cedarhurst property as a teenager and then …

Lawrence sewage treatment land still in play

The three primary issues discussed at the Jan. 7 Village of Lawrence board meeting focused on the vacant sewage treatment land, the possible creation of a bicycle lane and replacing the irrigation …

What I could do on my summer vacation

“How I spent my summer vacation,” is one of the most popular essay topics for students at the beginning of a school year. On Jan. 10, Hewlett High School hosted a summer opportunities …

Lawrence pulls away from VSN

Considering how the Nassau Conference IV boys’ basketball standings took shape early, and with two games remaining against each of the two frontrunners, Lawrence’s margin for error was already low as the calendar flipped to 2019.

Students acknowledged for academic achievement

Hewlett resident Jessica Keeler was named to the fall dean’s list at the University of Rhode Island. To be eligible, students must have completed 12 or more credits during a semester for letter …

Hebrew Academy of the Five Towns and Rockaway Elementary School students are all around town

After an early morning fire in Jan. 10, Hebrew Academy of the Five Towns and Rockaway Elementary School remains closed, but the students are receiving instruction at the HAFTR Middle School, Beth Sholom synagogue and Young Israel of Lawrence-Cedarhurst shul, officials said.

There is an app for medical diagnosis

When the first signs of a cold arrive, many people will first run to their computer to type their symptoms into WebMD.com, before visiting an actual doctor. By feeding details about what symptoms …

Peninsula Kiwanis Builders Club serves the community with two programs

The Woodmere Middle School students who are part of the Peninsula Kiwanis Builders Club have completed two successful service projects, according to club adviser Dennis Brining. First the club …

HAFTR Highlights

Bonding at Shabbaton, remembering Scott Satran

Hebrew Academy of the Five Towns and Rockaway High School students exhibited their school spirit as they cheered on the HAFTR boys’ varsity basketball team at the Scott Satran Memorial Tournament …

Hama’agal program gets started

Hama’agal, the new adult Friendship Circle recreational program for adults with developmental delays, held its inaugural event on Dec. 30, with 15 adult participants along with seven volunteer …

Record-breaking year for IFD

In 2018 The Inwood Fire Department responded to 1,030 alarms in 2018, department officials posted on Facebook, the most runs recorded in the history of the department.   Of those 1,030 runs, 15 …

Brandeis first-graders receive their prayer books

First grade students at The Brandeis School in Lawrence were said to be very excited when they received their prayer books (siddurs) at the celebration called Chagigat Siddur, coordinated by Ken Katz …

St. John’s Hospital’s first New Year baby

At four minutes past midnight on Jan. 2, Baby boy Thorsen was the first baby born at St. John’s Episcopal Hospital in Far Rockaway. He weighed 6 pounds, 8 ounces and measured 20 inches long. His …