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As the East Rockaway Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 335 enters phase three of reopening, they are now operating again at 50 percent occupancy and bringing back some programs. more
While many Long Island camps have shuttered for the summer amid the coronavirus pandemic, Rolling River Day Camp in East Rockaway will open, but administrators had to make major changes to comply with health guidelines. more
After 43 years serving as a rabbi — 13 of which were spent at the Hewlett-East Rockaway Jewish Centre — Rabbi Andrew Warmflash said it was sad, but relieving to call it a career in early June. more
The Belmont Stakes looked a little different to fans and the larger horseracing community this year, as industry officials had to alter their operations due to the ongoing novel coronavirus … more
The pressure for schools to expand their curriculums on the subject of racial inequality, systemic bias and modern injustices continues to increase with the strengthening of the Black Lives Matter movement in the wake of George Floyd’s death. There is now a greater push than ever to widen kindergarten through 12th grade teachings in order to ensure that students learn about racism in modern times. more
The New York Elks Lodge No. 1 in Lynbrook recently permitted Our Lady of Peace School to use the facility to honor the graduating eighth grade class of 2020. more
Though the coronavirus and remote learning impacted their senior years, Lynbrook High School valedictorian Arpie Bakhshian and salutatorian Anna Rath said they were proud to represent their class and excited for the future.  more
As they look back on their four years at East Rockaway Junior-Senior High School and toward their futures, valedictorian Zackary Hirashima and salutatorian Gianna Wayar both remembered how the small class consistently came together to support one another. more
Long-time East Rockaway resident Louis DeVivo can still recall the moment he came up with the idea to establish the Bay Park Victory Garden. more
Double amputee Patricia Lewis acted quickly when a fire started in her basement on April 10. She put on her artificial legs and got out of her Rockville Centre home before the Lakeview Fire Department arrived to put out the fire. more
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