Here’s this week’s headlines:
Billy Crystal Presents Gifts to Long Beach
Long Beach native Billy Crystal presented the City of Long Beach with two checks totaling $1 million at a ceremony held at the beach Saturday.
“This was the perfect place to grow up for me, and it helped me form in so many ways, so to be able to come back and help an ‘old friend’ means you never really left,” Crystal told Patch.Click here to read more about Crystal's donation.
'Friday Night Promenade' Coming to Garden City
The Garden City Merchant Professional Retailers Group has been working closely with the Garden City Board of Trustees to bring a Friday night promenade to Seventh Street in July and August in an attempt to provide a much-needed shot in the arm for local merchants.
The promenade will be similar to Garden City's annual Belmont Festival and street fair.
Click here to read more about the promenade.
Lawrence Schools Settles 'Anti-Orthodox' Firing Case
The Lawrence School District has settled a lawsuit for $145,000 that was brought by former guidance counselor Jay Silverstein, who alleged he was fired for being viewed as “anti-Orthodox,” according to his attorney.
Silverstein, of Atlantic Beach, alleged in his 2010 lawsuit that he was let go from his $140,000-a-year guidance director's job because Lawrence School Board members, who are mostly Orthodox Jews, viewed him as "anti-Orthodox." The suit alleged that the firing violated Silverstein’s right to freedom of speech.