Written by Jaclyn Gallucci Thursday, 12 September 2013 00:00
While stressing that there has been no specific terrorist or hate crime threat made to the area, Nassau County officials have intensified police patrols around temples and synagogues for Yom Kippur.
“All religious leaders should know that the Nassau County Police Department will take any and all threats to public safety seriously as nothing is more important than the safety of our residents,” said Nassau County Executive Edward Mangano at a press conference last Tuesday.
Police intelligence officials say they will use information they’ve gathered from various crimes over prior years to pre-determine where criminal action may occur and take the proper precautions by assigning resources accordingly.
“Last week the County Executive brought together Jewish leaders and the precinct commanders for their particular areas to establish or re-establish a better working relationship ahead of the holidays,” said Nassau Police Commissioner
Thomas Dale, who added that the department’s Intelligence and Analysis Unit has become a model for other departments around the country.
Officials also stressed that residents should report anything suspicious immediately to the county police tipline at 516-573-7720.
“Residents can help be the eyes and ears for the police department,” said Mangano. “If you see an unattended package, at or outside of a church, temple, train station, synagogue, mall or high traffic area—or if you see anything suspicious, report it. Let the police know. If you are unsure about something, or your gut tells you something may not be right, call.”
Friday, 06 December 2013 00:00
On a crisp November evening, more than 200 people arrived at Chelsea Mansion at East Norwich for the Syosset-based Long Island Jewish Community Relations Council’s holiday party, entitled “Multicultural Visions, Artists Exploring Identity.” People from all ethnic and religious walks of life mingled under the heated tent viewing art from six local artists, equally diverse, including Manu Kaur Saluja, a Sikh artist from Old Brookville.
Each artist addressed the audience and talked about art and how it reflects their individual identity as a Jew, a Sikh woman, a Latino woman or an African American man. Saluja, a portrait artist, explained to the audience how identity is a very complicated issue. Standing between two portraits of her brother, a cardiologist, one wearing a black turban and one with his long hair cascading down his shoulders, she explained why she chose to paint these two portraits.
Thursday, 05 December 2013 00:00
If you’ve ever been to the 16 Handles store in Jericho and topped your frozen yogurt with the crumbcake crumbs, you know why shop owner Scott Silverman has to re-order them frequently. They are that popular.
“And they always come in fresh,” he says.It’s not surprising, since they are made just a few miles away at Laura & Co. Snacks: The Crumb Without the Cake in Glen Cove.
Thursday, 05 December 2013 00:00
Fourteen student-athletes from Syosset High School have committed to play at a college or university next year.
Thursday, 28 November 2013 00:00
Jericho Celeste Taub, 13, showed that she could run with the big girls (and the big boys!) on Sunday, Nov. 17, as she scored a decisive victory in the Women’s Division of the 5th annual Blue Ribbon Run for Prostate Cancer, a 5-kilometer road race that started and finished at Syosset-Woodbury Community Park.
Taub finished the Run in 20 minutes, 17 seconds, 53 seconds in front of 36-year-old runner-up Kelly Bregou of New York City.