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The Press Club of Long Island will host a panel discussion, “Why a Community Newspaper Is a Great Place to Start — and Make — a Career in Journalism,” on Wednesday, March 15, … more
Coming off of the recent election, the Merrick Fire Department has assigned its brand new chiefs. Paul Scolieri, 58, Patrick J. Gavigan, 42, and Thomas W. Gies, 33 of Merrick have taken on the positions as chief of the department, 1st assistant chief and 2nd assistant chief respectively for 2017. more
Shoppers at the Broadway Mall in Hicksville crowded around the personalities of Grindhouse Radio, an online pop-culture talk show that features a Merrick native as a host, and recently won the Bethpage Best of Long Island Best Radio Station title. more
Jessica Arnone, 23, of Merrick, came home from a work trip with a severe case of the flu. The infection reached her heart and led to myocarditis, an inflammation of the muscle that suppresses its ability to pump blood. After an echocardiogram at South Nassau Hospital revealed that Arnone’s heart function was below 10 percent, she was immediately sent to St. Francis Hospital Heart Center. more
It is a massive, towering brick structure, set in the heart of downtown Rockville Centre. St. Agnes Cathedral — Long Island’s only Roman Catholic Cathedral — was constructed in … more
Bellmore native and co-founder of Seven13 Films Lee Kolinsky believes in the importance of mentoring children, especially in areas of the country that are mired in poverty or crime. This is seen in his first documentary, “PEI Kids: Generation Change,” for which Kolinsky partnered with the Trenton, NJ-based non-profit Prevention, Education Incorporated Kids, and followed several young adults striving to improve their community instead of turning their back on it. more
The Bellmore-Merrick Central High School District Community Cupboard received a generous gift during the board of education meeting on Feb. 1. Members of the Bellmore Lions and Kiwanis clubs presented the cupboard with a $1,500 check. more
David Mahler, of Bellmore, has been named commander of the U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary Flotilla 1313 in Baldwin. more
“The first day I was really scared,” said Mary Askin, 51, of Bellmore, recalling her state of mind driving to ProCure Proton Therapy Center in New Jersey for her first cancer treatment session. The procedure involved wearing a formed-fitting mask that would direct beams of energy at her cancerous areas. After completing a total of thirty-three 20-minute sessions, she looked back on her first and said, “the machinery was kind of big and scary looking, but everybody there was so nice.” more
Four years ago, Uriel Longman-Gonzalez, 26, of Freeport, rushed to the nearest Northwell Health hospital because of agonizing abdominal distress. After an examination and blood work, he received a call from a doctor who wanted to speak with him in private. He was told that he had the human immunodeficiency virus (HIV), and that if he didn’t come in when he did, his stomach could rupture, killing him. more
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