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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
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
Alyssa Mendelowitz, of Merrick, made Sunday a Fun Day of Giving and Spinning at Casa de Spin in Massapequa on Jan. 29. Mendelowitz, along with her classmates at the Schechter School of Long Island, assembled Necessities Bags to aid people with breast cancer. more
Charlie Kosina, 16, of Rockville Center, danced enthusiastically to Bruno Mars’s “Marry You,” with Lady Gaga’s “Marry the Night” edited in near the end. His routine earned him second place in the 14 to 17 age group at the BroadHallow Theater Company and Family Residences and Essential Enterprises, Inc.’s first-ever “Special Needs Got Talent.” more
Calhoun High School senior Hadi Aziz, 17, arrived at the crowded reception area of Medewell Health Center at 8 a.m. each day to observe its operations. The hospital lies in the District of Kibaha, in Tanzania, and according to Aziz, it is its “crown jewel.” It wasn’t always that way, however. Before the hospital, the community, dotted by “huts and trees,” had no medical facility. 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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