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Feb. 12: Pope Resigns, Inaugural Civic Meeting

  1. Bellmore-Merrick Roman Catholics were stunned along with the rest of world by the announcement that Pope Benedict XVI would step down at the end of February. Click this link for some local reactions.
  2. The South Bellmore Civic Association (SBCA) held its inaugural meeting at the Bellmore Memorial Library last week. For more on what was discussed at this meeting, click here.
  3. While approving a measure that would provide a district-wide safety evaluation by a private security firm, the Merrick Board of Education (BOE) temporarily nixed the idea of hiring security personnel to patrol their schools until a possible later date. Click here for more.
  4. The Merrick Avenue Middle School eighth Grade Boys' Soccer Team went undefeated this year. For more on this great accomplishment by a group of young athletes, click here.
  5. The Merrick Kiwanis Club will host a free showing of "Escape from Planet Earth" at Merrick Cinemas on Feb. 18. Click here for all of the details on this  event.

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