Never gamble at railroad crossings

The Metropolitan Transportation Authority flier reads, “Isn’t your life worth the wait? Don’t race the gate, play it safe.” It’s part of the campaign to remind motorists and pedestrians to take precaution when driving through or walking across railroad crossings.

James “Jimmy” Mazzitelli, 70

James “Jimmy” Mazzitelli a fixture of the Five Towns community, and the owner of Mazzitelli Construction, a company based in Atlantic Beach, died on July 8. He was 70.

Feldman wins theater award

Andrew Feldman, now a junior at Lawrence Woodmere Academy in Woodmere, took home the top prize at the National High School Musical Theatre Awards, also known as the Jimmy Awards, on June 25 at Broadway’s Minskoff Theatre. The Jimmy Awards were named in honor of James M. Nederlander, a theater owner and Broadway producer who died in 2016.

Less parking spaces, please

Parking in Cedarhurst is usually at a premium. The village has 11 municipal lots, seven of which have assigned permitted parking spaces. Lot No. 3, located between Willow Avenue and Chestnut Street is one of them.

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.

Prepping to de-pollute the Hewlett plume

In 1991 the Environmental Protection Agency discovered the carcinogenic chemicals tetrachloroethylene and trichloroethylene had leached into the groundwater plume located under Peninsula Boulevard near Woodmere Middle School in Hewlett.

Brodsky Foundation donates toys to Head Start

The Richard M. Brodsky Foundation donated $3,000 in toys to the Five Towns Community Center and Felicia Grandy’s Operation Head Start Program in Lawrence on July 2.

Celebrating Jewish Heritage Night with the Cyclones

Community Chest South Shore, Dime Bank, the Nassau Herald and Jewish Star sponsored 80 ticketholders from the Marion & Aaron Gural JCC Sustenance Hope Opportunities Place and kosher food pantry at the Brooklyn Cyclones game on Jewish Heritage Night on June 26.

Beltrani re-elected as sanitary district commissioner

159 votes were cast in the Sanitary District No.1 election on July 9, and unopposed incumbent, Harry Beltrani, made a clean sweep, receiving all 159 of them in his bid for re-election. Beltrani said, “We’ve been doing a good job, and I’m looking to keep that up.”

Cleaning up North Woodmere

On June 22, several people, including a few North Woodmere residents spent a couple of hours from 5 to 5 p.m. cleaning up behind the locked fence on Park Lane, by Rosedale Road, opposite Jewel Drive, and around the corner from the Key Food shopping center on Rosedale Road.

NCJW-Long Island salutes women making a difference

Six women considered to be making a difference were honored by the National Council of Jewish Women-Long Island sections at a luncheon at Temple Avodah in Oceanside on June 6.

Rory Cameron Tobin Kaminsky is now part of the family

State Sen. Todd Kaminsky (D-Long Beach), his wife Ellen, and Rafe Alexander Tobin Kaminsky, 3, welcomed Rory Cameron Tobin Kaminsky to the family on June 28. He weighed six pound, eight ounces and now shares a birthday with his great-great uncle, Mel Brooks, who turned 92, this year.

Nassau H.S. Athletic HOF grows

The Nassau County High School Athletics Hall of Fame will hold its 2018 induction ceremony on Wednesday, Sept. 26 at 6 p.m. at the Crest Hollow County Club. For ticket information, go to The fourth class of inductees is led by legendary basketball coach Larry Brown and former Heisman Trophy winner Vinny Testaverde. Here’s a breakdown of the athletes and coaches of the 2018 class.

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.

Hewlett-Woodmere teacher charged with sexual abuse

A fourth grade teacher at Ogden Elementary School in the Hewlett-Woodmere School District who was working at an upstate summer camp for boys was arrested on July 4, and charged with five counts of sexual abuse first-degree, state police said.

Look for the large green box

If the ending of another school year has led to an influx of books in your home, you night want to consider donating them to Better World Books, an online for-profit bookseller for used and new books founded in 2002 by Christopher “Kreece” Fuchs, Xavier Helgesen and Jeff Kurtzman, who have stated their mission is to “extend the life-cycle of the book through reuse.”