About 200 Rockville Centre residents gathered at the village’s Sept. 11 Memorial on the Village Green on Sunday to commemorate the 2001 terrorist attacks.
Nancy Howard emerged as the winner in Tuesday’s special election in Rockville Centre, and will continue to serve as a trustee on the village board until July 5, 2021. Howard defeated challenger Michael Scalere for the open seat by a vote of 757 to 680.
Rabbi David Lerner and his family were given a warm welcome to their new Rockville Centre home this month. The Sisterhood of Congregation B’nai Sholom-Beth David presented the new rabbi with a mezuzah and joined him as he hung it on the doorpost of the parsonage on Sept. 6.
For the residents of North, South and East Wood Roads in Rockville Centre, the neighborhood is more like an extended family. For years, families have gotten together every month for a party, though these regular get-togethers have been put on hold during the pandemic. But, when one of their beloved neighbors, Sam Litin, turned 103 last month, a celebration was in order.
Throughout the pandemic, the Rockville Centre Police Department has been on the front lines and has kept the community safe. As a way to both show appreciation for what they are doing and to continue to keep police officers safe, Izabela Saboski, owner and president of Colour Bar Hair on North Village Avenue, is starting a community effort to help protect the members of the department amid the pandemic through donations of high-quality face masks.
The High Holy Days, specifically Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur, are Judaism’s answer to life’s existential predicament.
In September, the goal for several Rockville Centre residents is to see the village lit up with gold in honor of Pediatric Cancer Awareness Month, and several campaigns are taking place to get others involved in the effort. The second annual lighting of a gold tree is scheduled for Tuesday at Village Hall, at 7:30 p.m., and efforts are under way to have the streets lit with luminarias later this month, with proceeds going to the Mary Ruchalski Foundation.
RaisingVoicesUSA, a Rockville Centre-based advocacy group, held a virtual meeting Sept. 15 to address voting in the November 2020 election.
With students returning back to school this week for the first time since Covid-19 struck in March, the role of school nurses has become more important than ever. Tara Algerio-Vento, family nurse practitioner at Rockville Centre School District, is rising to meet the time’s most pressing challenges.
After nearly six months away, students in the Rockville Centre School District began returning to school in person this week. The doors opened at all seven school buildings on Tuesday, with teachers and principals eager to welcome students back.
Elected leaders from across Nassau County are urging — even pleading with — residents to fill out the U.S. census if they have not already done so, and time is running out.
Donald Trump revealed his true self to The Washington Post’s Bob Woodward over the course of 18 interviews beginning last December, appearing coherent and well-informed . . .
Five years ago, I returned from a visit to my kids and grandkids, who live in a mountain town in northern California, and in this space I wrote, “I have come back from the future, and if you plan on going, better wear your fire-retardant underwear.”