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Moriches Community Center thrives despite no permanent home
The smell of popcorn wafted through the room above Buckley’s Irish Pub as ping-pong balls whizzed around at the hands of two teenage boys.
Others cheered them on from a nearby couch, or ran to the whiteboard hanging on the wall to update the score.
They were at the “drop-in lounge,” an informal program for teens run by the Moriches Community Center in the space it rents above the Center...