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Ogden Elementary School celebrates graduation 'Grease' style

Taking their cue from the Tony Award-winning Broadway show “Grease” that became two movies and countless school productions, Ogden Elementary School in the Hewlett-Woodmere School District celebrated the graduation of its fifth-graders with a 1950s-style car parade on June 28.

Lawrence native Michael Cohen returned to upstate Otisville

After being taken back into custody on July 9, for violating the terms of his furloughed release from prison, Lawrence native and former lawyer for President Donald Trump, Michael Cohen was returned to upstate Otisville, where he was before his May 21 release.

Gural JCC forms two Covid related support groups

In response to the coronavirus pandemic, the Marion & Aaron Gural JCC in Cedarhurst has formed two new weekly support groups. The "Moving Forward After Covid-19" group will be hosted by Lisa …

Lawrence schools aims to enhance its digital infrastructure

The Lawrence School District and schools within its boundaries that have filled out requests could have a total of a little more than $1 million through a New York state grant to buy technology equipment and enhance digital infrastructure.

Five Towns schools, museums discuss Phase Four reopening process

As Long Island entered Phase Four of New York state's mandated reopening stages on Wednesday, a pair of Five Towns school districts and a museum in Lawrence are still awaiting guidance from the state and the Town of Hempstead on how best to reopen.

Lawrence School District plans grade reconfiguration

In reaction to the manner in which school was physically shutdown in March and more than likely will begin in September with socially distancing protocols in place because of the ongoing coronavirus pandemic, the Lawrence School District is looking to implement a grade reconfiguration for the 2020-21 school year.

POCatHewlett stands up for racial equality

POCatHewlett, with POC standing for people of color, has begun adding its voice to the growing calls for an end to racial inequality. A self-described team spearheaded by two young women, …

NCJW thrift store in Lawrence is open

Marci Last and Lori Grossman co-managers of the National Council of Jewish Women-Peninsula Section thrift store in Lawrence. The NCJW seeks to turn progressive ideals into action, and by applying …

Five Towns Community Center has census information center

The Five Towns Community now has what is being called a popup census station to dispense information on the importance of the census through an unspecified amount of money from The Marion & Aaron Gural JCC from a UJA-Federation of New York grant .

Coronavirus pandemic spurs volunteerism at Five Towns Community Center

While Inwood resident Sasha Young has been recognized for her volunteerism in the Five Towns at Gammy’s Pantry, she considers the efforts that she and others have made throughout the coronavirus pandemic a team effort.

Five Towns shuls receive federal funding for security

U.S. Rep. Kathleen Rice, who represents the 4th Congressional District, announced that the United States Department of Homeland Security has awarded roughly $1.3 million to 14 Jewish and other …

NCJW donates $4,000 to aid Gural JCC’s SHOP in Cedarhurst

The coronavirus pandemic has resulted in another crisis, people not having enough food because of the unemployment caused by the state-mandated closures of many businesses. In an effort to help …

Talking Yankees history with Marty Appel in Temple Israel of Lawrence virtual discussion

From answering Mickey Mantle’s fan mail to becoming the public relations director for the New York Yankees at the age of 24, award-winning author and producer Marty Appel shared his experiences …