In the face of rising anti-Semitism nationwide, coupled with the recent synagogue shooting at the Chabad of Poway in San Diego, the Merrick Jewish Centre, which takes in congregants from Merrick and Bellmore, is instituting new security measures, including armed guards.
In recognition of the community’s decade-long commitment to its efforts, the Chabad Center for Jewish Life will host an inaugural gala on Sunday. The event, dubbed Heart & Soul, is a fundraiser to support the chabad’s youth, social services and educational programs, as well as a celebration of those who have supported the organization.
When Mark Goldman’s daughter got a part in the Long Beach Theatre Guild’s production of “Fiddler on the Roof,” she encouraged her father to try theater, too. What followed was …
Last weekend, the Merrick Chamber of Commerce celebrated the changing colors, crisp air and flavors of fall with its annual Fall Festival, where visitors enjoyed local vendors, fair rides and street …
A graffiti vandal or vandals defaced a vacant building on Merrick Road two weeks ago, leaving behind spray-painted marks, known in street parlance as tags.
A new multi-specialty health care facility commissioned by Northwell Health will open in Merrick on Sept. 16. Signs with the company’s logo hang on either side of a building at 2119 Merrick Road — formerly Total Fitness — showing the latest location for Northwell’s Physician Partners Medicine Specialties group.
A property that houses the Merrick post office at 2040 Merrick Road is under new ownership.
The age-old saying “when one door closes, another opens” holds true in the restaurant business, and Bellmore-Merrick is no exception. But in the case of Bayou Jones, a new Cajun/Creole restaurant that opened on June 11, it took two doors —two restaurants — to close before it opened.
As Tom Bazzicalupo walked the halls of the North Bellmore Public Library on Aug. 29, his emotions ran high. The director’s retirement was approaching, encouraging staff — some had worked alongside him for nearly three decades — to say their goodbyes.
As the tattered sleeves of his red mechanic’s shirt shifted in the summer breeze, Bobby Smart told Herald Life how his love of cars started. Growing up in Franklin Square, he would accompany his grandfather to junkyards on weeknights and weekends, and pick through parts until they found something that suited their taste.
Fifteen seniors from the Bellmore-Merrick Central High School District will trade their pencils for power tools this year, as the district launches its new electrical training program for students who want to pursue careers in the trade industry.
Next Wednesday will mark the 18th anniversary of one of the most tragic days in U.S. history, when 2,606 people were killed in the 2001 terrorist attacks on the World Trade Center.
On Aug. 6, Gov. Andrew Cuomo signed a law that will allow counties, cities, towns and villages throughout the state to outfit their school buses with cameras to catch motorists illegally driving past them while their stop signs are out.
Dear Colleagues: In the weeks and months following the school shooting in Parkland, Fla., last year . . .
Age has its privileges. The big kids are off to college, the little ones are back in school, parents are kick-starting weekday routines, everyone has the back-to-business jitters, and me? I’m hanging at the beach.
A half century ago, as President Richard Nixon sought to end the Vietnam war, he propounded a “madman theory” . . .