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Kiwanis president reflects on the pandemic

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.

Say Their Names celebrates Oceanside students

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.

Austin Boulevard a focus of county plans

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.

Mount Sinai South Nassau breaks ground on $130M wing

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.

Amazon Fresh slated for Oceanside

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.


Take an active role against Covid by getting inoculated

There has been a fixation on comparison throughout the coronavirus pandemic. First came the comparison of cases, the seismic shock of northern Italian coronavirus news . . .

Jerry Kremer

The political losers are killing your neighbors

Back in the old days when people used to tell jokes, one of my favorite one-liners was, “I’m from the government, and I’m here to help you.”

Randi Kreiss

Where have all the human beings gone?

It’s been a long time since I took a pregnancy test, but it was the perfect application of what passed for high tech in its day: private, accurate and consequential. Today, as technology advances . . .