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Several hundred Oceanside residents — cold, angry and still without power — gathered at School 8 Friday morning to voice, and oftentimes scream, their disapproval of the efforts of the Long Island Power Authority and local politicians in the nearly two weeks since Hurricane Sandy devastated their homes and community. more
Days after the Hurricane Sandy tore through Long Island, its effects were still being felt, from long gas lines to thousands without power, and people’s day-to-day lives were changed. more
Nearly a year after Hurricane Sandy devastated portions of Oceanside, Island Park, Harbor Isle and Barnum Island, a committee of residents from those communities hosted a public forum on at St. … more
The welcoming chocolate chip cookies were everywhere, and so were the people who had come to rekindle old relationships or start new ones at the Barry and Florence Friedberg Jewish Community Center … more
In the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy, with trees and power lines littering the ground, many kids didn’t get the opportunity to go out trick-or-treating on Halloween. To help give kids a slice … more
Schools in Island Park and Oceanside are still struggling to open more than a week after Hurricane Sandy devastated the area. Most schools in Oceanside came out of the storm without significant … more
Acknowledging that Hurricane Sandy’s multibillion dollar economic toll will hamper every facet of recovery while harming the fiscal stability of the region, Nassau County Executive Edward P. … more
With so many people doing so much good in the wake of Hurricane Sandy, there was no way the Herald could single out just one Person of the Year. So we didn’t. more
Nassau County and New York State will again host a pre-registration assistance program this Saturday at three Nassau County Disaster Recovery Centers in Long Beach, Island Park and Seaford for Hurricane Sandy victims. more
After a meeting on March 11 with U.S. Sens. Charles Schumer and Kirsten Gillibrand, of New York, and Bob Menendez and Cory Booker, of New Jersey, Federal Emergency Management Agency Administrator Craig Fugate announced that the agency had agreed to reopen and review every flood insurance claim — approximately 144,000 — filed in New York and New Jersey by victims of Hurricane Sandy, and not limit corrective action to just the 2,200 claims that are now in litigation. more
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