The Diocese of Rockville Centre filed for bankruptcy Thursday due to the financial strain of payments to victims of sexual abuse under New York’s Child Victims Act. According to the diocese, it was left with no choice but to file for a Chapter 11 reorganization between the payouts and decreased revenue amid the coronavirus pandemic.
A man has been arrested for robbing T.D. Bank on Merrick Road in Rockville Centre today, according to village police.
A Rockville Centre home has suddenly come into the spotlight. On Saturday, a day after the death of Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, news broke about her connection to the house on Dogwood Lane. Not only is it the home where her husband, Martin Ginsburg, grew up, but it was also the location of their wedding in 1954.
When local pharmacy owner Howard Jacobson heard the news in April that his longtime friend and colleague Bill Mantell, an 18-year resident of Rockville Centre, had died of Covid-19 complications, Jacobson vowed to find a way to honor the dedicated pharmacist.
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.
Mount Sinai South Nassau raised more than $280,000 for the Oceanside hospital’s Covid-19 relief fund at its 36th annual golf outing on Sept. 14.
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.
Rockville Centre Girl Scout Troop No. 856 met for the first time since quarantine at the Village Green to complete their “Take Action” project, which they’d began in early 2020.
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.
Nearly 50 years ago, we bought our house in Woodmere because it had a back porch.
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