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Israel, Ambassador Appear Here

IsraelIsrael_052715ACongressman Steve Israel joined Israel’s Permanent Representative to the United Nations. Ambassador Ron Prosor at Great Neck Synagogue recently. More than 200 guests from 19 area synagogues attended Ambassador Prosor’s speech. Rep. Israel and Ambassador Prosor spoke to the crowd about combating anti-Semitism around the world and updated attendees on the Iran nuclear negotiations.

Rep. Israel said, “Ambassador Prosor has been a significant voice in the fight against anti-Semitism for nearly 30 years. His tireless leadership at the UN has been critical to advancing the safety and security of Israel and strengthening the partnership between the United States and our greatest ally. I am honored that he was able to visit Great Neck and share his experience with hundreds of members of our vibrant Jewish community from across Queens and Long Island.”

Mann Resigned, Library Says


The audience waits for a response from the Library Board

Very little clarity was revealed in the Great Neck Library’s press release last week regarding Ethan Mann’s status with its Levels program. It simply stated than Mann, after 16 years as the program’s director, had resigned. [Read more…]

Deer Return to Great Neck

Deer_052715ANow that the warm, sunny spring weather has arrived in Great Neck, it also seems that some so-called “wild animals” are back [Read more…]

Chrysler’s Chrysler Returns


Howard Kroplick, behind the wheel of his Chrysler

Of the 75 or more antique and classic cars on display at the first auto show ever held at the Merchant Marine Academy last week, a black 1937 Chrysler seven passenger limousine built especially for Walter Chrysler was clearly the star. [Read more…]

Allen Cemetery is Restored


(left to right) Vera Allen, Nancy Allen and Supervisor Judi Bosworth

There were plenty of happy people gathered as the historic Allen Family Cemetery was restored to its original condition last week in the tiny strip of land behind the Gussack Plaza parking garage in Great Neck Plaza, but no one was happier than Vera Allen. [Read more…]

Dance At The Arts Center

GCACDance_052015ALove the arts? Love to dance? Come to the Gold Coast Arts Center and choose the dance courses for you. [Read more…]

Deena Lesser Retires From Town

deena (1)Longtime Great Neck resident Deena Lesser was honored at a reception and a presentation at North Hempstead Town Hall [Read more…]

Lighthouse Needs Big Donations


The Great Neck Historical Society’s Bob Lincoln (left) and its President, Alice Kasten, admire Kennedy School student projects about the Stepping Stones Lighthouse

Frustrated by the difficulty in attracting major donations in its quest to save and restore the Stepping Stones Lighthouse, the Great Neck Historical Society’s Lighthouse Restoration Committee met last week to discuss its next steps. [Read more…]

School, Library Budgets Pass Easily

School Budget – Yes, 839; No, 179

Library  – Yes, 715; No, 251


Establishment of a Capital Reserve Fund for the schools: Yes, 807; No, 165

Donald Ashkenase and Barbara Berkowitz Reelected as Board of Education Trustees
Donald Ashkenase — 773
Barbara Berkowitz — 807