When Oceanside native Jason Steinberg first set out to bring smiles to people around the globe facing hardship through his nonprofit, the International Sports and Music Project, he never envisioned there being a global pandemic. Now, those very same people are relying on his company to help them battle starvation.
People started to stream into the demonstration in front of the Theodore Roosevelt Executive and Legislative Building in Mineola nearly an hour before the scheduled 5:30 p.m. start time on Monday. They had come to protest the killing of George Floyd by a Minneapolis police officer.
It’s “business as unusual” for Oceanside and Island Park businesses and restaurants — that is, they are at limited capacity, said Sami Saatchi, owner of SVS Fine Jewelry in Oceanside.
An Oceanside man was arraigned Thursday on manslaughter and other charges after allegedly recklessly operating a speed boat and killing an 18-year-old jet skier.
Doctors at Mount Sinai South Nassau hospital had to put off 800 to 1,000 elective surgeries to treat Covid-19 patients during the height of the pandemic. With cases steadily declining, however, the staff is starting to schedule the procedures.
Island Park School District’s proposed $40.6 million budget for the 2020-21 school year includes Covid-19 preparations, such as technology for students and protective supplies for school buildings, and maintains all current programs.
The future of the Oceanside Library will be in the hands of residents who will vote on a proposed $33.5 million bond, known as Vision 2020, to upgrade the facility. Ballots were sent out last Friday and must be mailed in and postmarked by June 9.
Temple Avodah in Oceanside recently donated 200 breakfast meals to the staff at Mount Sinai South Nassau hospital.
Christine Bavaro wanted to help those living at the Oceanside Senior Center, where her mother, Georgia, resides.
Oceanside and Island Park’s college graduates, like many across the globe, won’t get their moment to walk the stage, accept their diplomas and celebrate with family and friends this month as planned.
Gov. Andrew Cuomo is set to open beaches statewide, including Jones Beach, on Friday. It is a moment we have all eagerly awaited, a symbolic gesture signaling . . .
Last weekend was cold and windy, which likely prevented many people from venturing outside to potentially crowded spaces like the Jones Beach Boardwalk. For now, that’s a good thing.