Keeping the children safe

There have been 18 incidences where shots have been fired on school grounds to this date in 2018, according to Everytown, an organization that works to stop gun violence in the United States. The shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Fla. on Feb. 14 became the ninth deadliest massing shooting in modern American history.

Jumpstarting their exponential growth

Four Lawrence High School students, three seniors and a junior, who were assisted in their high-caliber behavioral research by two other juniors, presented at the Greater New York Junior Science & Humanities Symposium at York College on Feb. 4.

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Involved in an avalanche of winter activities

The winter has brought a storm of nonstop activities for the students at Hebrew Academy of the Five Towns and Rockaway High School. Students aimed to increase awareness of breast cancer and showed support for victims of the disease by wearing pink on Pink Day on Feb. 7. The PTA sponsored the distribution of pink doughnuts, the student government held an apparel sale and us girls were able to get manicures with pink nail polish.

Learning the vitality of Jewish prayer

A group of 10 Midreshet Shalhevet High School students took a train to New York City with Principal Esther Eisenman on Feb. 6, and it forever changed the way the girls pray and speak to God. They …

Smoother bridge crossings

After years of perceived issues of mismanagement and patronage, the Nassau County Bridge Authority is on the upswing with a high bond rating based on strong financial management and completion of a long-term Atlantic Beach Bridge overhaul.

Cedarhurst resident pleads guilty to fraud

Cedarhurst resident and accountant Shaun Greenwald admitted to being guilty of a stock market manipulation scheme in United States District Court in New Jersey on Feb. 20. On his LinkedIn account, Greenwald is listed as president Cedarhurst-based SGS Advisors.

Inwood man charged in Woodmere robberies

Justin Valentin, 19, of Sheridan Boulevard, in Inwood, was arrested for allegedly stealing property from vehicles on Arbuckle Avenue and Woodmere and Clubhouse Road in Woodmere on Feb. 16, Nassau County police said.

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Bringing Valentine’s Day to Mary’s Manor in Inwood

The Peninsula Kiwanis and the Molloy College Circle K visited Mary’s Manor Senior Residence in Inwood for a Valentine’s Day celebration on Feb. 10.

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Holocaust survivor photo exhibit

Hewlett resident Marion Blumenthal Lazan, a Holocaust survivor who crosses the globe sharing her experiences with children and adults, has an 80-photo exhibit at the Hewlett-Woodmere Public Library, 1125 Broadway, Hewlett through March 22.

Be sad, get angry, then act

Two days last wee I drove home from work drenched in tears. First, learning of another mass shooting, then hearing the pain of those people who lost sons, daughters, friends and co-workers at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Fla. on Feb. 14.

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Students artwork on display at L. I. Children’s Museum

The Long Island Children’s Museum in Garden City has the artwork of 54 students from the Lawrence Primary School at the Number Two School on display in the Community Gallery through Feb. 27.

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Take part in Shabbat Across America in Cedarhurst on March 9

On Friday, March 9, nearly 750 synagogues across North America will take part on Shabbat Across America and experience a traditional Shabbat service and a dinner in a festive environment.

Dancing the night away at Ogden

Fathers, daughters or that special someone in a young girl’s life spent time together at the Winter Wonderland Father-Daughter Dance at Ogden Elementary School in the Hewlett-Woodmere School District on Feb. 13.

Five Town Black History Month Event Postponed

The Black History Month Celebration originally planned by the Five Towns Community Center for Feb. 27 is being postponed. The center hopes to host a similar event at some point in the near future.

Hewlett-Woodmere library seeks public input

To create better long-rage plans, the Hewlett-Woodmere Public Library is asking for feedback residents in its coverage. Through March 2, a brief survey can be filled out and submitted by email, website and printed copies in the library at 1125 Broadway in Hewlett.