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Bowling alley lounge to be safe haven for Rockville Centre teens

From left, John LaSpina, owner of Rockville Centre

(Credit: Tara Conry)

For five years, Rockville Centre Youth Council chair Beth Hammerman has been talking about creating a space where local teens could socialize safely and substance-free. That vision will soon become a reality.

The not-for-profit youth group was formed in 2009 in reaction to teens in the community getting in trouble. Hammerman said there were complaints about young people consuming alcohol on...

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