Tisha B’Av: It’s message and meaning

Tisha B’Av, which literally means the ninth day of the Hebrew month of Av, is a 24-25-hour period of fasting in remembrance of the destruction of the First and Second temples in Jerusalem.

Aiming to make bicycling safer in Atlantic Beach

With summer in full swing, many people are looking for any excuse to be outside, get some fresh air and take a bicycle ride around the South Shore communities, including Atlantic Beach.

Obituary

Margaret DeNapoli Capobianco, 94

A longtime churchgoer, Margaret DeNapoli Capobianco did not allow health problems deter her from praying. The lifelong Inwood resident kept a spiral notebook full of the names of staff and other people she met at Oceanside Care Center in her eight years as a resident at the nursing and rehabilitation facility.

Jury finds Dean Skelos, son guilty in corruption retrial

A jury found former State Senate Majority Leader Dean Skelos and his son, Adam, guilty on all counts Tuesday in their corruption retrial in Manhattan’s U.S. District Court. The four-week proceeding …

Hempstead Town of Receiver office aims to make paying taxes easier

Second-half of the year general tax payments are due Aug. 10, without penalty, and to help make paying the money easier, the Hempstead Town of Receiver office has set up a number of payment options including extended office hours at the Hempstead Tax Office, two satellite offices, drive-thru payment windows and mobile tax office stops.

Playing, eating at the Santa Marina Feast

For two days —July 13 and July 14 from 7 p.m. to midnight — the parking lot across the street from Our Lady of Good Council Church, 68 Wanser Ave., Inwood, was transformed into the Santa Marina Feast, a fundraiser for the Santa Marina Society complete with rides, games, food and musical entertainment celebrating Santa Marina Vergine, the patron saint of Filandari, Italy.

Woodmere resident wins stamp contest

Stewart Lyons, of Woodmere, was the winner of Linn’s Stamp News June philatelic line contest. His stamp, like many submissions avoided today’s political controversies, and used the knowledge that President Franklin D. Roosevelt was an avid and informed stamp collector. Linn Stamp News is an American weekly magazine devoted to stamp collecting.

Achieving college academic honors

Woodmere resident Isabelle Clarke graduated from Roger Williams University with a bachelor’s in construction management from the Bristol, Rhode Island school in May.

Wanted for Cedarhurst burglary on Arbuckle Avenue

The Nassau County Police Department and Crime Stoppers are seeking the public’s help with identifying a man sought in connection with a burglary that occurred in Cedarhurst.

H-W teens named Students of the Quarter

Nassau BOCES highlighted the accomplishments of Hewlett-Woodmere School District students Emanuel Cho and Lindo Gentile, naming them Students of the Quarter. Both were recognized for grades, attendance, work ethic and preparedness.

Kulanu takes 50 to the ole ball game

Compliments of the Dime Community Bank, a group of 50 Kulanu members visited MCU Park to see the Brooklyn Cyclones play the Staten Island Yankees on July 8. All were said to be excited to witness the return of New York Mets’ star pitcher Noah Syndergaard to the mound after suffering an injury in May.

Multi-vehicle accident in Inwood

While driving south along Sheridan Boulevard in Inwood, Kenny Barrios, 30, of Far Rockaway, lost control of his vehicle as he attempted to navigate the place the street winds, following its intersection with Mott Avenue.