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Lawrence Students Strut Stuff  In Annual Homecoming Parade

Lawrence Students Strut Stuff In Annual Homecoming Parade

By Danielle Puma The Lawrence High School Key Club hosted their annual Homecoming Parade on Saturday. The parade began at the Lawrence train station and was led by Mr. Norm Deitch, the Grand Marshall. The Homecoming Court smiled nobly and waved behind him: Mark Rosen, Homecoming King, Taylor Ingram, Homecoming Queen, Raquan Grandy, Homecoming Senior [...]

Finding Inner Peace and  Busting Stress in New  Jewish Meditation Group

Finding Inner Peace and Busting Stress in New Jewish Meditation Group

By Danielle Puma Are you feeling stressed or bogged down from your long week at work? There is a weekly Five Towns Meditation Circle that can help you focus your mind and detach from the outside world for an hour. Michael Merwitz, a resident of The Five Towns, created The Five Towns Meditation Circle two [...]

Higher Bid Placed for Number Six School

Higher Bid Placed for Number Six School

By Danielle Puma Another bid was made to buy the property of Lawrence’s Number Six School on Church Avenue in Woodmere by Mount Sinai Hospital in Manhattan. The bid, reportedly over $12 million, includes about $600,000 for cleanup of the former elementary school. If the bid is accepted, the property may potentially be used as [...]

The State of The Five Towns Real Estate

The State of The Five Towns Real Estate

By Raimundo Ortiz The Five Towns real estate market is currently very kind to buyers. A combination of depressed prices on homes and historically low interest rates have made the present an excellent time to buy a home. Interest rates are currently at three to four percent according to Marjorie Hausman, who said “these are [...]

Over two miles of boardwalk that stretch through Long Beach. Photo by Ryan Lavis

Long Beach: Affordable Sun, Surf and Fun Nearby

By Danielle Puma, Ryan Lavis and Raimundo Ortiz   Five Towns residents looking for a beach getaway that’s close to home and fairly priced should look no further than Long Beach. Just a short trip over the Atlantic Beach Bridge, these sandy shores have a host of bars, restaurants and shops to keep even the [...]

Dems Put-up 24 Year-Old to Face Skelos

Dems Put-up 24 Year-Old to Face Skelos

By Ryan Lavis With the District 9 State Senate race a little less than three months away, Nassau Democrats have nominated Thomas Feffer, a 24-year-old intern with the Nassau County Democratic Committee as its challenger to the incumbent, New York State Senate Majority Leader Dean Skelos in the upcoming November elections. “He is definitely younger [...]

Hewlett House’s mastectomy discussion group is all smiles. From top to bottom, left to right. Maria Blank, Barbara King, Barbara Milhaven, Christine Riccio, Geri Barish and Rosane Valletti.  Photo by Natalia Kozikowska

Hewlett House: A Home For Those Fighting Cancer

By Natalia Kozikowska Standard Staff When a patient is first diagnosed with cancer they become overwhelmed with anxiety and questions. What procedures do I need? Where can I receive treatment? Who are the best doctors? But most importantly, will I survive? For those struggling with the life changing battle it’s hard to find the answers [...]

From Franklin to Franklin

From Franklin to Franklin

The late Benjamin Franklin, diplomat, Declaration of Independence co-author, scientist and almanac publisher has been honored perhaps more than any non-President or non-general by our country. He graces our nation’s most prestigious piece of paper currency, the $100 bill. Towns, schools and streets have been named after him and his includes Franklin Place in Woodmere [...]

Jimmy Boyle at the bar

An Inwood Institution: Den Cocktail Lounge

Text and Photos By Susan Varghese   Walking into the Den Cocktail Lounge in Inwood is like taking a step back into the Mad Men era, a time when cigarette smoke wafted in the air, everybody knew everybody, and grabbing a early drink was as common as going to the grocery store. The Den is [...]

LIPA’s rates began to rise around 2005, topping out in 2009 before being cut back by the electric utility in recent years. April’s expected average bill is the lowest since 2005. Information courtesy LIPA, Infographic by Scott P. Moore.

LIPA Cutting Rates on Electricity to Below 2005 Levels

By Scott P. Moore Standard Staff Reporter Some good news for residents of The Five Towns – the Long Island Power Authority is anticipating lower rates throughout the year even as gas prices and other utilities’ prices continue to climb upwards. Since peaking to its highest monthly rates in January 2009, LIPA’s monthly electric rates [...]

Shortstop Joe Capobianco drives a ball out to right field during the sixth inning for a sacrifice fly and an RBI. Capobianco was 0-for-2 on the day. Photo by Scott P. Moore.

Lawrence Overmatched By South Side Pitching, Fall 12-2

By Scott P. Moore Standard Staff Reporter What looked to be a promising start of the game for the Lawrence Golden Tornadoes varsity baseball team turned into a pitching gem for the South Side Cyclones of Rockville Centre as the visiting team took the victory, 12-2. South Side starting pitcher Christian Colletti had a rough [...]

Hewlett-Woodmere SD

District 14 Proposes $106 Million Budget

By Scott P. Moore Standard Staff Reporter School District 14 announced a $106 million proposed budget for the 2012-2013 school year which includes a 1.91 percent property tax increase. The Hewlett-Woodmere Union Free School District released its tentative budget at a meeting on Thursday, March 22, which included a 2.7 percent overall increase from the [...]

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