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An East Rockaway resident was arrested on June 30 and charged with making purchases with a debit card that she allegedly stole at Lakeside Elementary School in Merrick, where she works as a teacher. … more
A jury convicted a Merrick woman on July 9 in Brooklyn federal court of embezzling $1 million from the Lynbrook nonprofit organization for the disabled that she led. She used the money to renovate her home and fund vacations and cosmetic surgeries, prosecutors said. more
George Conte reached the very high end of the Medical End-Stage Liver Disease scale last summer. The low end of the range is 6 — mild liver disease — and the upper end is 40 — near … more
A North Bellmore man has been charged with leaving the scene of an accident after he allegedly struck a Nassau County police officer on routine motorcycle patrol. The suspect, police said, was … more
Herald Community Newspapers and RichnerLive will host a summer Senior Health & Beyond Expo on Thursday, Aug. 8, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Merrick Jewish Centre. This free event is dedicated … more
For his 70th birthday this year, Jewish War Veterans Post 652 Commander Gary Glick was surprised to find that his family applied to have his name added to the Walls of Honor in Eisenhower Park. He … more
For Michael Korins, the stage is home. At least, that’s where he feels most comfortable. A 25-year-old Calhoun High School graduate with autism, Korins has difficulty communicating, often struggling to find the right words during conversation. But when he has a microphone or piano at his fingertips, he finds his voice. more
State Sen. John Brooks recently sponsored a bill that could reshape the way Long Island’s public schools are funded. more
“To get them to socialize more, I said, ‘Let’s put on a play,’” said Kathy Brickmeier, a paraprofessional at Sanford H. Calhoun High School who works with special-education students. When they discovered that there was no availability in Calhoun’s auditorium, however, the concept shifted and blossomed into something bigger. more
The Merrick Board of Education passed an emergency resolution to remove and replace the flooring in Norman J. Levy Lakeside School’s Cubs Cave, after elevated levels of mercury vapor were detected and state senators called for action. more
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