Years ago, longtime Roslyn resident Ellen Pober Rittberg gave birth to three children all within a three-year time span. Such an experience gave her a unique perspective on parenting. Ms. Rittberg decided to parlay that into a book, 35 Things Your Teen Won’t Tell You, So I Will.
The children in Ms. LaMagna’s third grade class at Harbor Hill School were transfixed with the story of Mario Flores, the worker who was trapped and eventually rescued from the cesspool at a residential construction site in East Hills last December. As the rescue unfolded throughout the school day, the children followed the events and were truly concerned about Flores’ welfare during the more than four hours that he was trapped in the 18-foot hole.
In office for just a few weeks, Nassau County’s new comptroller George Maragos reports that he has “taken charge” and is eager to make the job his own. A long-time Great Neck resident, Comptroller Maragos met recently with Anton Community Newspapers editors. Much of the interview focused on taxes and assessment.
On Wednesday, Feb. 24, The Roslyn Landmark Society presents a lecture by Dr. Evie Joselow on “Forgers & Fakes: Studies in Art & Character” with the support of the New York Council for the Humanities.
One of Roslyn High School’s premier athletes will be continuing her mastery of the track world in Philadelphia next year.
On Feb. 4, Emily Lipari, a senior at the high school, signed a letter of intent with Villanova University, which has offered her a full athletic scholarship.
The Roslyn School District embezzlement scandal hit the news again as Frank A. Tassone, the former superintendent who pleaded guilty to grand larceny, has been granted parole and was scheduled to leave jail this past Tuesday.
In difficult economic times, the opening of a new business is always a welcome sign. And that is happening in downtown Roslyn, with the opening of Roslyn Pharmacy, located at 1314 Main St., under the shadow of the Roslyn Clock Tower. The grand opening took place last Saturday and was attended by local dignitaries, including Mayor John Durkin.
Teens at Temple Sinai have engaged in various social justice projects over the past few weeks. This month, over 60 students in grades 7, 11 and 12 volunteered at the soup kitchen at Hebrew Union College–Jewish Institute of Religion (HUC-JIR) in New York City. They helped set up for dinner, served the guests and assisted with cleanup. They also assisted with distributing clothing to the guests. Many of the students brought food and clothing items to donate to the kitchen.
On Tuesday, Feb. 2, beginning at 7:30 p.m., the East Williston-Roslyn Community Coalition for Drug Free Youth will hold an important program on the heroin addiction problem on Long Island.
Nassau County District Attorney Kathleen Rice has announced that an Old Westbury couple has been charged with stealing more than $33,000 in undeserved Medicaid benefits by under-reporting their income and failing to disclose that they owned their own real estate development company and two houses worth more than $3 million.
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