After the flu-related deaths of nearly 70 children across the country and increased cases in Nassau County, doctors are warning about an “epidemic.”
Only days before the death of an Oceanside High School senior last weekend, the school district announced a partnership with Rockville Centre and several other districts in Northwell Health’s new Behavioral Health Center. The facility helps students find care for any crises they may be facing.
The Oceanside Sanitation District No. 7 board of commissioners is mulling a future tax cut after announcing that they had a $589,000 surplus from their 2019 budget and a legal settlement.
On Jan. 27, the Nassau County Legislature tooks steps towad finalizing an agreement with the Long Island Power Authority and PSEG Long Island to spend $30 million on a power line that will stretch from the E.F. Barrett Generation Station in Island Park to the Bay Park Water Reclamation Facility.
Inspired by his brother’s heroism, Phil Alvarez is continuing to fight for those who are suffering from 9/11-related illnesses.
The Public Service Commission recently announced that it had decided to defer a 27 percent rate hike for New York American Water customers in the Lynbrook service area in April.
Herald in the classroom
In John Messina’s physical education classes, Oceanside Middle School students are on their feet — and sometimes, their hands — for the whole class period.
“We already tackled water,” said Rebecca Weissman, Oceanside High School’s CARE Club president. “So now we’re on to paper.”
Based on preliminary state aid numbers, there could be a tax levy increase to fund the Oceanside School District’s 2020-21 budget, according to District Superintendent Dr. Phyllis Harrington.
Oceanside’s wrestling team is eyeing a presence on the county finals podium this weekend. A young Sailors squad qualified six for the Nassau County individual championships.
The Week Ahead
The Grand Rehabilitation and Nursing at South Point, on Long Beach Road in Island Park, is hosting a job fair
The Anti-Racism Project, an educational group, hosts a session at Oceanside Library on Feb. 18 from 7 to 8 p.m.
During February break, the Oceanside Department of Community Activities offers a Space Journey program for 4-year-olds and kindergarteners.
Friday is Valentine’s Day. In honor of the annual celebration of love, several long-wedded couples renewed their vows at Oceanside Library on Sunday.