November 9, 2017 RSS feed / People/Social

Elijah McKelvin, U.S. Navy, WWII, found opportunity in a segregated military

When he was 16 years old, Elijah McKelvin left the little town where he was born and raised, Moultrie, Georgia, and moved to New York.  “I was wanted to escape segregation and look for freedom and opportunity,” he recalls.  More...

Cliff Ivie, Vietnam veteran who came home to an unwelcoming country

Though it has been nearly five decades since his honorable discharge from the United States Marines, Cliff Ivie of Massapequa still carries uncountable and vivid memories from his time in the service during the Vietnam War. More...

Memorial Park in name of veteran killed in Vietnam is rededicated

The John C. Pape Memorial Park in West Babylon was recently rededicated.  The sports field and park, located on Old Farmingdale Road, was named after Captain John C. Pape, 25, after he was killed in action in Vietnam. More...

The Beacon’s SCOUTING REPORT

Welcome to the Beacon’s monthly Scouting Report! Fall is a busy, yet exciting, season for our cub scouts. It’s the time of year when dens start back up with their weekly meetings and activities. More...

Copiague clubs join together for hurricane relief event

Walter G. O’Connell Copiague High School clubs came together to support victims of Hurricane Maria on Oct. 20. More...

BACCA hosts veteran’s photography exhibition

The Babylon Citizens Council on the Arts joined with Project9Line in presenting “Active about the Arts,” an art and photography exhibition open to Active Duty Military and Veterans on Long Island.  The exhibit ran from October 16 to More...

For veteran Joseph Regina, service is an enduring part of his life

For Vietnam veteran Joseph Regina, serving his country isn’t just a job— it’s a lifelong mission. More...

Police and EBT speak up for safety during School Bus Safety Week

Educational Bus Transportation recently participated in a press conference with Suffolk County Police Commissioner Timothy Sini announcing extra attention on violations for motorists who fail to practice safe driving around school buses. More...

Boss of Deer Park organizes music festivals in late friends honor

Deer Park resident James Boss was recently recognized with an an official Certificate of Appreciation from The Town of Babylon. More...













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