Baby Blessings Program Distributes Diapers and Other Essentials

Scores of parents lined up at Huntington Assembly of God Tuesday to pick up diapers, clothing and toys for their children. The Baby Blessings program is run by Helping Hand Rescue Mission at the church every third Tuesday of the month. Volunteers assisted mothers who Read More …

Town Board Renames Street for Hindu Leader

The Huntington Town Board voted this week to rename a street in Melville fo  a Hindu religious leader. Deshon Drive will be known as HH Pramukh Swami Drive /Deshon Drive. The renaming is in honor of the centennial birth anniversary  of Pramukh Swami, who was Read More …

New Senior Pastor Named at Huntington Baptist Church

Joseph Garafolo has become senior pastor at  Huntington Baptist Church, the 25th pastor in the church’s history. He preached his first sermon at the church on Sunday. “We are delighted that Pastor Joe has accepted the call to be the next pastor of our church,” Read More …

Huntington Protesters Rally Over Abortion Ruling

About 200 people rallied Sunday night in Huntington against the Supreme Court decision to overturn the Roe v. Wade abortion ruling. Local Jewish and Protestant leaders addressed the crowd to emphasize that some faiths have a different view of when life begins than some courts Read More …

St. Anthony’s High School Celebrates With Mass, Relic

St. Anthony’s High School had a mass and veneration of a relic of Carlos Acutis on Monday. Archbishop Archbishop Domenico Sorrentino, bishop of Assisi-Nocera Umbra-Gualdo Tadino and of Foligno, Italy led the service for Acutis, who died from leukemia at 15 in 2006. The Italian Read More …

St. Patrick’s Parade Returns to Huntington

Irish pride was on full display Sunday afternoon as pipe bands, elected officials, dancers and others came out to celebrate the 88th annual St. Patrick’s parade in downtown Huntington. A year after the Covid-19 epidemic led to the cancellation of the parade in 2021, residents, Read More …

St. Philip Neri Volunteers Pack Meals to Fight Global Hunger

More than 100 volunteers turned out Saturday at St. Philip Neri Church in Northport to sort, measure and pack food that will make meals for others in need around the world. Robbie Gaines of Rise Against Hunger, an international relief organization, said that the work Read More …

Chai Center Trying to Assist Ukrainian Community

A Dix Hills synagogue has been in touch with a rabbi in Ukraine to learn more about the Russian invasion and the status of Jewish residents of the city. Rabbi Yakov Saacks of The Chai Center said that the synagogue talked Thursday on Zoom with Read More …

Pipe Break Floods Dining Hall at Helping Hand Rescue Mission

The dining hall at Helping Hand Rescue Mission was severely damaged overnight when a water pipe burst in the severe cold and flooded the building, the Rev. Kim Gambino said Monday morning. “I woke up the sound of the water alarm in the dining room Read More …

On Land and Sea, Parades and Other Holiday Celebrations

The holiday season is fast approaching, with boat and street parades, road runs, Menorah and Christmas tree lightings, the arrival of Santa and more. The Huntington Holiday Spectacular gets underway Nov. 27 on Wall Street and continues through Jan. 2, featuring music, lights and some surprises.  Read More …

Rabbi Asks Northport Board’s Help to Block More Anti-Semitic Acts

A rabbi whose Hebrew school students were accosted by a man during a Rosh Hashanah ceremony in Northport has asked for police presence next year. Rabbi Ian J. Silverman of the East Northport Jewish Center said pupils were participating in a ceremony Sept.14 involving the Read More …