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St. Matthias Church — a small building with brown shingles and white clapboard on the border of Bellmore and Wantagh — was granted landmark status at the Oct. 2 Hempstead Town Council meeting. The site will now be protected against demolition, preserving a 100-year-plus legacy of the area’s African-American history. more
Fans of “The Sopranos” will soon have another way to celebrate the show’s 20th anniversary. In addition to “The Many Saints of Newark,” a “Sopranos” prequel set for release next September, audiences can soon cook up their favorite Italian dishes using a special new sauce courtesy of one of the show’s stars. more
The Hempstead Town Board held a hearing on Oct. 2 to vote on a proposed new 7-Eleven with an eight-pump gas station in North Bellmore, which would be across the street from an existing, soon-to-be-vacated 7-Eleven. more
In observance of Yom Kippur, the holiest day in the Jewish religion, the Chabad Center for Jewish Life in Merrick invited congregants to attend services, fast and atone for their sins. What was different this year, however, was the Torah from which prayers were read. more
Election Day is a little less than four weeks away, but thanks to a series of reforms passed by the State Legislature in January, Nassau County residents can vote during a nine-day period before Nov. … more
Ninety-two percent of Long Island public-school teachers are white. In nearly two-thirds of Long Island schools, there are no black teachers. In more than two-fifths of them, there are no Latino teachers. And most children grow up in segregated communities that divide along school district lines. more
The deadline to begin “excluding students” from attending school if they have not received their mandatory vaccinations has passed, Nassau County Commissioner of Health Dr. Lawrence Eisenstein … more
Nineteen years after former Merrick doctor Stuart Copperman was stripped of his medical license for reported cases of sexual assault, more than 50 of his former patients now hope to sue him for … more
A member of MS-13’s Hollywood clique pleaded guilty to murdering 15-year-old Angel Soler, a one-time Freeport High School student, in July 2017 and was sentenced to 23 years to life in prison on … more
Robert Fliegel said he still feels a twinge of enchantment every time he enters his home at 99 Fox Blvd. in Merrick, where he and his wife, Joyce, have lived for more than 40 years. When they first toured the house — a Spanish Mission-style ranch with 18-foot-high living room ceilings, stucco walls and stained-glass windows — in 1978, they bought it “on the spot.” more
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