Seven years after her interior design business was destroyed and shuttered by Hurricane Sandy, Patricia Salcedo’s resolve has not faltered. In Bellmore, Salcedo’s long-standing dream — and her charitable spirit — live on.
In North Bellmore this year, three are competing for two seats on the Board of Education — an incumbent, a first-time candidate who is active in PTAs and a former trustee. Meanwhile, in Bellmore, two longtime school trustees run unopposed to keep their seats.
The shots that killed Lori Kaye in San Diego’s Chabad of Poway on April 27 were felt on the other side of the country as well, in Merrick’s and Bellmore’s Jewish communities. Members of the Chabad Center for Jewish Life gathered at the Merrick-based center last week to mourn as one.
A Manhattan man was arrested in Bellmore after allegedly trying to scam a senior out of thousands of dollars, police said.
In 1993, organizers at the Long Island Crisis Center created Pride for Youth, a safe space for LGBTQ youth in Suburban Long Island and Queens to discover and express themselves, and find judgment-free sources of sexual and mental health care.
Singing has defined Merrick native Ashley Mulcahy’s life. She traces her love for it back to her days at Calhoun High School. “I’ve always loved singing — I was super into theater,” said Mulcahy, who is now pursuing a Master of Music degree at Yale University.
Residents will cast their votes on the 2019-20 Bellmore-Merrick Central High School District budget on May 21. The $163 million spending plan calls for a 2.17 percent tax-levy increase — smaller than last year’s 2.65 percent hike.
Walter Schacherl’s 101-year life is an encyclopedia of international history and personal strife. As a young man, he escaped Nazi rule in Austria, served in the British Army during World War II and was a star athlete, after witnessing the birth of Israel in the late 1940s — and his legacy does not end there. In the 1950s, he and his wife, Ryfka, moved to the United States, where they raised a family. Schacherl died on March 24, surrounded by his family.
For his Hofstra University study abroad program, Gurkamal Dadra could have chosen one of the many typically sought-after destinations — bustling cities such as Paris, Madrid or Rome. Instead, he will spend a semester in the Central Asian country Kyrgyzstan.
Elaine Gross, president of ERASE Racism, wants to end racial injustice and inequity on Long Island. To tackle the problem in schools, the activist group enlisted a panel of nine concerned students — including two from the Bellmore-Merrick Central High School District.
After the #MeToo movement exploded into the national consciousness in 2017 and 2018, New York state lawmakers recently proposed no fewer than 11 bills to strengthen the state’s sexual harassment laws.
Town of Hempstead Republicans practically swelled with pride on April 16, after the Town Board unanimously passed a revamped ethics code.
U.S. Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, the 29-year-old Democrat from the Bronx, is surely the most dangerous elected official now in office. You know she is because . . .
Once upon a generation or so ago, there were people, mostly women, who specialized in guilt. Since I would feel too guilty singling out any age group or ethnicity, let me just say that some women were born to it.