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OBITUARY

Merokean Alan Nemser, who served in World War II, dies at 106

Alan Nemser, who served in the Army Air Corps during World War II and spent decades practicing law, “made everyone feel comfortable in his presence,” his daughter, Kathy Nemser, said. …

Kennedy High School graduates the class of 2020

The graduating class of 2020 was celebrated at 18 ceremonies on the Wellington C. Mepham, Sanford H. Calhoun and John F. Kennedy High School football fields, spread out across three days in order to …

Mepham High School graduates the class of 2020

The graduating class of 2020 was celebrated at 18 ceremonies on the Wellington C. Mepham, Sanford H. Calhoun and John F. Kennedy High School football fields, spread out across three days in order to …

Calhoun High School graduates the class of 2020

The graduating class of 2020 was celebrated at 18 ceremonies on the Wellington C. Mepham, Sanford H. Calhoun and John F. Kennedy High School football fields, spread out across three days in order to …

Bellmore Lions donate $2,500 to support NBSD special education summer program

The North Bellmore School District will continue its special education summer school program this year, which will be the first in-person instruction in the schools since the Covid-19 closure in …

Bellmore's Newbridge Road pool opens to the public

Get your swimming trunks and bathing suits ready — the Newbridge Road pool will open to the public this weekend. The facility will be open starting on Saturday, June 27, a week earlier than …

School districts, synagogues partner with eateries to feed families

Community organizations have stepped up in recent weeks to support residents hard hit by the coronavirus pandemic. People dependent on meal assistance programs, such as school lunches, have …

Send the Herald your stories, photos of how you're coping with the coronavirus

The coronavirus outbreak has vastly altered our daily routines. Parents are at home. Children are at home. College students are at home. All must stay put, we are told, for now. People are making …

Editorial

New York is moving ahead with police reform

Justice for George Floyd came swiftly in New York. During two weeks of intense protests at hundreds of locales across the state . . .

Editorial

For goodness’ sake, wear a mask

On May 30, a Herald editor conducted an informal, small-scale survey, counting the number of people with masks whom he passed while walking at the Norman J. Levy Park and Preserve in Merrick.

Scott Brinton

How George Floyd’s death brought us to our knees

Why did George Floyd’s death bring our nation to its knees? wondered Ava Marie DuVernay, the director of the 2014 film “Selma” . . .

Randi Kreiss

Thank you very much, but I prefer to remain alive

Last week I received a happy-talk email from a bridge club out of town where I used to play. This particular club hosted hundreds of players at a time in a big indoor space. It was a veritable petri dish of germs in the best of times . . .

Alfonse D'Amato

Yes, black lives matter!

The Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. once said, “Let us realize the arc of the moral universe is long, but it bends toward justice.” The heinous murder of George Floyd by a police officer sworn to uphold the law . . .