Navy names ship in honor of Irish-born war hero who lived in Lynbrook

After years of hoping to honor their fallen brother, the family of an Irish-born immigrant and former Lynbrook resident who was killed while serving the U.S. in Vietnam got their wish. It was announced at a news conference in New York City on Monday that a Navy ship would be named in his honor.

Lynbrook school officials awaiting funds for safety initiatives

With educators across the country evaluating safety procedures after the recent mass shooting in Parkland, Fla., Lynbrook School District officials sent a letter to the State Education Department seeking to expedite hundreds of thousands of dollars in funding that the district should have been awarded last spring for security initiatives — but was not.

App to enable Lynbrook parkers to pay by phone

In an effort to make paying for parking easier, Lynbrook officials unanimously voted on March 5 to approve bringing the phone app PayByPhone into the village.

East Rockaway Education Foundation preparing for annual 5K

The East Rockaway Education Foundation will host its third annual 5K race on March 24 at 9 a.m. to raise funds for projects for the East Rockaway School District.

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Lessons of fitness — and football — in Haiti

PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti — A little over eight years ago, Haiti was rocked by a magnitude 7.0 earthquake that left the low-lying areas of the country covered with piles of rubble, and claimed the lives of an estimated 300,000 people. The quake further crushed a population already struggling to survive in what was — and still is — the poorest country in the Western Hemisphere.

The Week Ahead

Nearby things to do this week in Lynbrook, East Rockaway

Babies 29-months-old and younger will have an opportunity to play with toys at the Lynbrook Public Library on March 16 at 10:15 a.m.

Fall prevention lecture in East Rockaway

Allison Anderson, from South Nassau Communities Hospital, of Oceanside, will be at the East Rockaway Public Library on March 20 at 1 p.m.

Chi gong in Lynbrook

Guests are invited to try Chi Gong, an ancient Chinese meditative practice that uses slow graceful movements and breathing, at the Lynbrook Public Library on March 22 at 10:30 a.m.

Crime watch: Lynbrook, East Rockaway

Here is the latest crime report courtesy the Lynbrook Police Department.

Letter to the Editor: Lynbrook, East Rockaway

So many Americans agree on gunsTo the Editor:Sensible gun-control laws aren’t complicated. For example, take universal background checks. We have a Second Amendment, but we also have a Fourth …