John F. Kennedy High School, in Bellmore, regularly boasts a number of semifinalists in the Regeneron Science Talent Search, and this year is no exception. Three seniors were announced as Regeneron scholars on Jan. 8, and the students’ months-long projects led to practical, potentially world-changing conclusions.
For over two years, Muslim families in Bellmore and Merrick have attended Board of Education meetings to advocate for the inclusion of the Muslim holidays of Eid al-Fitr and Eid al-Adha on district calendars. Last week, their voices were heard.
Nassau County District Attorney Madeline Singas announced Friday that an attorney from Merrick was arrested and arraigned for allegedly stealing nearly $300,000 from two clients.
The Bellmore, Merrick and Baldwin communities are mourning the loss of a longtime community advocate and beloved teacher. Hundreds of people filled the pews of St. Christopher’s Church in …
On a brisk January afternoon, Marcia DiTieri strolled through the narrow streets of the North Merrick Campgrounds, where she has lived for the past 35 years. The neighborhood, also known as Tiny …
North Merrick resident Dina Lohan was arrested Saturday for driving while intoxicated and leaving the scene of a car accident, Nassau police said.
Republican Town of Hempstead officials celebrated at Town Hall on Jan. 7 as newly minted Supervisor Donald X. Clavin and the three of the town’s five council members took the oath of office. Former Supervisor Kate Murray was also sworn as town clerk, and Jeanine Driscoll stepped into Clavin’s previous position as receiver of taxes.
When Laura Gillen refused to concede in the race for her re-election to the highest seat in the Town of Hempstead, few were surprised. Much like her first term as supervisor, Gillen, a Democrat from …
Many of Bellmore’s surrounding hamlets and villages — Merrick, Freeport, Seaford, Wantagh and more — have historical societies or groups that help preserve the area’s past. So …
Nassau County police blockaded Beach Drive between Ann and Alexis roads in south Merrick Tuesday night, two men, at least one of whom was armed, attempted to burglarize a home there.
It has become a major mission of Jewish War Veterans Post 652 Commander Gary Glick to help his fellow veterans receive the benefits they are entitled to. Their meeting scheduled for Feb. 16 at the …
People of the Year
Years before Wynsum Avenue Park received its long-awaited playground, Jenna Field, who was 4 at the time, eyed the vacant lot in Merrick, perplexed as to where the slides and swings were. She was …
The Mepham High School community packed the auditorium on Dec. 9 for the highly anticipated 11th annual “Mr. Mepham” pageant, which pitted nine student contestants in a friendly battle of wit, brains and talent to compete for the coveted title.
A new year brings new promises, an opportunity for a fresh start. A chance to rid yourself of unhealthy habits and commit to doing better in the year ahead.
New York saw a spike in hate crimes directed at the Jewish community toward the end of 2019 — during Hanukkah, of all times. It was particularly disturbing . . .
I’m sorry I missed writer-director James Gray’s sweeping sci-fi thriller “Ad Astra” — Latin for “To the Stars” — when it was in theaters last fall. I finally caught it over the holidays . . .