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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
Oceanside Sanitation District No. 7’s Board of Commissioners voted on Sept. 6 to end the practice of providing health and dental benefits to former commissioners as well as dental benefits to … 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
In the waning months of her first year in office, County Legislator Debra Mulé has hired a new legislative aide that will serve as a Hispanic community liaison in an effort to support and connect with the sizable Latino population that lives in District 5 — Baldwin, Freeport, Merrick, Oceanside and South Hempstead. more
The Nassau County Industrial Development Agency approved a financial assistance deal on Sept. 5 for a proposed $60 million, 230-unit Rockaway Avenue rental apartment complex in Oceanside. The … more
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