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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. more
The Town of Hempstead Board voted at a Sept. 8 virtual meeting to increase the fine for illegal dumping in the town from $1,500 to $10,00 per incident. Town Supervisor Donald Clavin said the board … more
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. more
The coronavirus crisis has forced us all to rethink how we carry out many of our responsibilities, including here at the Herald. Each election season, we normally invite political candidates to our … more
Educational leaders on the latest Herald Inside LI webinar agreed that reopening schools amid the coronavirus pandemic has been challenging, and the learning curve for students and teachers is ongoing. more
RaisingVoicesUSA, a Rockville Centre-based advocacy group, held a virtual meeting Sept. 15 to address voting in the November 2020 election. more
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. more
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. more
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. more
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. more
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