Three former South Side High School soccer players and two coaches will be inducted into the Nassau County High School Athletics Hall of Fame on Sept. 29 at the Crest Hollow Country Club in Woodbury.
Eleni Maria Panaghi, 13, was not yet born when her uncle, George Merkouris, died in the terrorist attacks of Sept. 11, 2001, but that didn’t keep her from collecting money in his memory to commemorate the 20th anniversary of his death.
Two philanthropic Rockville Centre residents will be recognized at the Maurer Foundation Gala next month for their efforts to increase breast cancer awareness among students.
South Side High School’s girls’ soccer coaching saga took yet another turn on Monday when the Board of Education accepted the resignation of the team’s new coach, Jude Massillon, after just one week. In his resignation letter to the board, Massillon, who is Black, said he received numerous anonymous phone calls, many of which were “racially derogatory.”
Rockville Centre has hosted a ceremony to commemorate the events of Sept. 11, 2001, every year since the terrorist attacks, but organizers are planning an even more special ceremony this year to mark the 20th anniversary.
On Sunday, residents gathered at the Village Green in Rockville Centre in front of the recently renovated 9/11 memorial to continue their promise to never forget the lives lost on that fateful Tuesday morning in 2001. Residents lit candles to commemorate the nearly 3,000 people that died that day, including 49 from the village.
Thomas Christian Yannelli died on Aug. 18, peacefully at home in his sleep, surrounded by his loving family. A loving husband, devoted father of two, and beloved friend to too many to count, he was 47 years old.
Rockville Centre residents, elected officials, community groups and members of the police and fire departments will gather on Sept. 12 to commemorate the 20th anniversary of the terrorist attacks of Sept. 11, 2001.
A letter to the Rockville Centre editor concerning the recent situation with the South Side High School varsity girls' soccer coach.
Years ago, my wife and I walked onto a Martha Vineyard’s beach with my Cornell University advisee and his parents, only to be confronted by a white man asking where we thought we were going.
My wife called soon after 9 a.m. on Sept. 11, 2001, her voice measured but tense. I was half-awake, preparing myself for the day . . .
It has been a season of extremes, but after the floods, fires, winds, Covid surges, ICUs getting slammed, little ones getting sick, and the heat waves, one drumbeat persists . . .