Some of the news from around Long Island that you may have missed this week.
Long Island is now home to the nation's first offiicial gay PTA group, which will hold its charter meeting in Garden City South next week.
The National Parent Teacher Association and its New York State branch granted permission Thursday to the Long Island Gay Parent Teacher Student Association to join its official PTA network, reports CBS New York.
UPDATE: The Plainview teen for whom several benefits had been scheduled died Sunday night.
A bone-marrow drive for , a Plainview stricken with cancer, was a huge success on Friday, drawing about 300 visitors and garnering about 140 donors, organizers said.
The event, held all day at the headquarters on Old Country Road, was combined with an effort to benefit a Northport 7-year-old, who is afflicted with a similar form of cancer.
The information is put in a nation-wide data base that attempts to match a donor to a cancer patient in need.
Construction has begun on a renovation project at Walt Whitman Shops, formerly known as , that will introduce new stores and restaurants to Huntington.
Eleven new stores, encompassing a total of 72,000 square feet of additional retail space are planned, according to Indianapolis-based Simon Property Group, the mall's owners.
The Dix Hills Jewish Center is facing a $25,000 lawsuit after the temple allegedly double sold a family's cemetery plots to two other people.
Cynthia Hornig describes her father, Richard Schultz who died of pancreatic cancer on Jan. 31, as someone “bigger than life.” In an essay she wrote about her family’s tragedy, she describes Schultz as a caring husband, loving father and doting grandfather, as well as a friend and colleague to many. Having been diagnosed just five months prior to his death, Hornig’s close-knit family was “beyond devastated,” she wrote.
Families sprawled themselves across the gym floor at the Hewlett-East Rockaway Jewish Centre last week. No, they weren’t doing yoga or playing floor hockey, they were building a replica of the city of Jerusalem — out of Legos.
The program, organized by the center’s nursery school, was designed to introduce the religious city to younger children, using the popular toy as a vehicle.