Herald Schools

‘Ryan’s Story’ teaches East Rockaway students dangers of bullying

Tears streamed down the faces of many students and faculty members at East Rockaway Junior-Senior High School last month as John Halligan told the tragic story of his son Ryan, who took his own life at age 13 in 2003 after being bullied.

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East Rockaway village officials hand out annual honors

The East Rockaway village board of trustees honored athletes, a local businessman and an elected official at its final meeting of 2017.

East Rockaway alum raises money for former teacher’s ailing son

James Anemone played an hour’s worth of classical music on the piano on Dec. 19 to raise money for his former East Rockaway High School teacher Peter Ceglio’s son, Stephen, 13, who suffers from a rare genetic mutation.

New York State Mentoring Program expands to East Rockaway

As the First Lady of New York in 1983, Matilda Cuomo wanted to create a state program in which children facing hardships are paired with a mentor who would support them. But before her husband, former Gov. Mario Cuomo, implemented the program, Matilda wanted to test out the idea herself as a mentor to a girl, Ellie Delgado, who had anger problems and was considering dropping out of school to return to Puerto Rico where she would get a job as a prostitute.

East Rockaway village board forms committee to review code

The Village of East Rockaway board of trustees voted on Dec. 11 to create a committee comprised of board members, the village attorney and building superintendent to review the village’s code.


Mildred A. ‘Missy’ Pagliaro, political leader and community activist

Mildred A. “Missy” Pagliaro (Ruggiero) died on Dec. 1. She was 74. Pagliaro was the beloved wife of the late Joseph R. Pagliaro, and the proud mother of Joseph, Donna, and Andrew. Loving sister to Lorraine Formont and sister-in-law to her late husband and former East Rockaway Mayor, Charles H. Formont, and cherished aunt to Christopher.

The Week Ahead

Nearby things to do this week in Lynbrook, East Rockaway

The Lynbrook Public Library will be hosting a practice exam for the SATs and ACTs on Jan. 13 at 10:15 a.m.

‘Brainy book club’ meeting in East Rockaway

The ‘brainy book club’ will meet on Jan. 16 at 7 p.m. at the East Rockaway Public Library.

Make your own cleaners in East Rockaway

Guests can make their own simple environmentally friendly cleaners from household products at the East Rockaway Public Library on Jan. 18 at 6:30 p.m.

Lynbrook, East Rockaway crime watch

Here is the latest arrest report for Lynbrook and East Rockaway.