Radioactive? But how?
Cliff Kalfaian tested the black sands in Montauk with his Geiger counter earlier this year.

Professional clowns from the Big Apple Circus and its Clown Care program, including Kim Winslow, left, and Peter Strauss, a.k.a. Dr. Petey, also performed at a benefit for the circus last year. Durell Godfrey

Mark Ripolone of Ditch Plains Taxi Janis Hewitt

On Monday Zoe Vatash boarded a plane for Israel, where she will enlist in the Israeli Army and serve for the next two years. Shahar Azran
Zoe Vatash was among the Lone Soldiers group that traveled to Israel together on Monday as they get ready to enlist in the Israeli army.Shahar Azran

Luly Duke, left, with Eusebio Leal, the Havana city historian, at a ceremony in Havana last week marking the opening of the United States embassy there.

Lilia Melani, Judith Weis, Sandy Rapp, and Astrid Myers-Rosset of the East End Women’s Alliance sang a song about women’s rights that they know well from their years of activism. Britta Lokting

Steven Cohen will speak at Ross School next Thursday.