About 60 firefighters responded to a Mott Street blaze in Oceanside early this morning after two pickup trucks caught fire outside of the Sanitation District No. 7 building and garage, according to …
“This is the whole office right here,” said Oceanside native Jason Steinberg, patting his silver computer at a Long Beach Road coffee shop. “Starbucks and a laptop.” The 24-year-old Brooklyn resident, a 2010 Oceanside High School graduate, quit his day job with a book publishing company just weeks ago to focus full-time on his passion: bringing sports and music to people — especially children — facing hardship around the globe.
Oceanside firefighters could be putting their life-saving skills to the test at a new facility by the end of this year, fire officials said, as a potential plan to install a training tower at Firemen Memorial Field is moving forward.
“There was garbage floating in the water, beer cans and broken glass everywhere,” Oceanside’s Zoie Napolitano said of the conditions at Silver Lake Park in Baldwin. “Since I’m an animal lover, I didn’t want the animals to suffer.”
An Oceanside man who appeared to abuse a dog at his training and boarding facility in a viral video released last year was arrested Thursday morning and charged with aggravated harassment, police said, which involved sending threatening text messages, according to court documents.
Oceanside’s Thespian Troupe No. 132 finished its last big production of the school year earlier this month, as the student actors’ performance of the spring musical, “Guys and Dolls,” delighted audiences during its two-night run.
In a talk that covered a wide range of topics, first-year Assemblywoman Melissa “Missy” Miller offered roughly 20 attendees a newcomer’s behind-the-scenes look at the New York State budget …
The lights went out at Merrick’s Backstage Theatre, and playful screaming in anticipation of Second Stage Productions’ performance of “In The Heights” commenced. The musical, written by Lin-Manual Miranda, chronicles the lives of residents in Washington Heights, a largely Dominican-American neighborhood in New York City. It opened on Broadway in 2008, where it lasted for a few years, winning four Tony Awards.
The Mill River Players, a singing group based out of Oceanside Senior Center, delighted its fellow seniors at St. Anthony’s community service center on April 13.
In a tucked-away Hampton Road lot, Peter Curti walked from his trailer office to a neighboring forest-green shack. As he entered, a hidden speaker began blaring Frank Sinatra’s rendition of “I Love Paris.” “We have to enjoy ourselves,” he shouted over the 1953 Cole Porter-written hit.
“Play it, play it!” a small group of students shouted at the Oceanside High School alum and former NFL quarterback, who was visiting to share his success story as part of the school’s Human Relations Day on April 5. Jay Fiedler, most known for his five-year stint with the Dolphins at the turn of the century, was about to show those packed into the OHS auditorium a video of his game-winning touchdown run against the Oakland Raiders in Week 2 of the 2001 season, when the bell rang, signaling the end of seventh period.
“It’s been a good year,” said Oceanside High School Research Coordinator Heather Hall. Over the last eight months, three of her researchers have earned national awards in as many competitions. …
The Herald Community Newspapers came up big in the New York Press Association’s 2016 Better Newspaper Contest, taking 15 honors in the statewide competition, for which 184 newspapers submitted nearly 3,000 entries. The awards were presented at NYPA’s annual convention in Saratoga Springs, N.Y., last weekend.