With Covid-19 cases back on the rise and new CDC guidance announced on July 27, local hospitals and health professionals are preparing for the Delta variant of the virus. Dr. Adhi Sharma, Chief Medical Officer at Mount Sinai South Nassau Hospital, discussed how people can protect themselves and their loved ones from the B.1.617.2 (Delta) variant.
Members of the Barry and Florence Friedberg JCC gathered for the inaugural Community Heroes Luncheon and Friedberg Friends Awards at the Sunny Atlantic Beach Club July 28. The JCC honored several dedicated community members for their support of the center and community throughout the coronavirus pandemic.
County and state officials joined a chorus of voices across the country that have called for the immediate resignation of Gov. Andrew Cuomo, after New York’s Attorney General Letitia James released a blockbuster report Tuesday detailing allegations of sexual misconduct by the governor.
Over a year after Broadway was shut down, in some cases mid-show, Oceanside residents have brought back the theater to local residents. Penned by Oceanside resident Bruce Bider, Back to the 20s infuses talent from the stages of Broadway and the big and small screens with local youth.
Oceanside’s Sanitation District No. 7 is struggling to move on from a string of controversies, as embattled Commissioner Ryan Hemsley called for the resignations of Commissioners John Mannone and Joe Samoles, alleging that the two had verbal altercations with employees.
Mike Graham, owner of Flowers By Mike on Merrick Road in Oceanside, has worn the hats of business owner and community leader during the Covid-19 pandemic. Between his business and service as the Oceanside Kiwanis Club president, Graham got to see the community find a way to care for one another during tough times.
The Say Their Names Association closed its first year June 26 by awarding eight Black seniors from local high schools, including Oceanside High School, with scholarships for demonstrating a commitment to helping their communities and starting conversations about race.
On June 30, the Nassau County Legislature approved County Executive Laura Curran’s 2021-24 capital improvement plan. Under it, Austin Boulevard is scheduled for traffic and pedestrian improvements and storm and flood resiliency measures.
On the morning of June 22, Mount Sinai South Nassau hospital celebrated the groundbreaking for its J-Wing on its Oceanside campus. The wing will serve as the cornerstone of hospital’s $400 million capital expansion to increase health-care services. Projected to open in 2023, the $130 million J-Wing will stand at four stories and 100,000 square feet.
After much speculation and buzz about what will replace the vacant Waldbaum’s building in Oceanside, Amazon Fresh is slated for the location. There are 14 such stores across the country.
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