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Republican Ameer Benno in the 4th Congressional District is challenging incumbent two-term Congresswoman Kathleen Rice, a Democrat. The Herald asked Benno and Rice questions focusing on issues vital to the residents of the 4th C.D., which encompasses several suburban communities in southern and central Nassau County. more
This month, some residents of Oceanside and taxpayers in the Oceanside School District received checks in the mail from the state’s Department of Taxation and Finance, but they aren’t sure why — or why their neighbors received more or less than they did. more
After a $60 million, 230-unit Rockaway Avenue rental apartment complex project was announced on Sept. 6, the Oceanside Civic Group has grown in numbers as residents search for answers to questions about the plan. more
On Oct. 3, the Nassau County legislature’s Rules Committee approved a $25 million legal settlement with the family of an Oceanside woman who was severely injured in a car accident in 2007, when she was 17. more
With the sixth anniversary of Hurricane Sandy ap- proaching, funding was recently announced for Phase 2 of a three-part, $40 million mitigation project in Island Park, which will include an overhaul of the village’s storm drainage system and municipal bulkheads. more
For the third time in four years, the Assembly race in the 20th District is an open and contested battle, as Juan Vides, an Oceanside businessman, and incumbent State Assemblywoman Melissa “Missy” Miller, a Republican and an Atlantic Beach resident, are the major party candidates. more
Lying in his window-side hospital bed at South Nassau Communities Hospital, Harbor Isle resident Michael Ostrander at-tempted to update his neighbors on Facebook about his condition. “I have … more
The Town of Hempstead Industrial Development Agency approved a preliminary resolution on Sept. 18 with AvalonBay Communities, on granting tax-relief measures for its planned development of an 11.6 … more
In 2014, New York joined the 30 states in the union that have legalized marijuana use for medicinal purposes, allowing doctors to prescribe it and its derivatives for ailments ranging from epilepsy … more
On a three-mile stretch of road from Oceanside to Long Beach, motorists encounter four 7-Elevens. There’s a fifth one on nearby Lawson Boulevard — and soon there will be a sixth, on Austin … more
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