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.
For older Americans, the pandemic was especially difficult. Many felt alone and purposeless during the lockdowns and had to be extremely careful to avoid contracting the deadly Covid-19 virus. After over a year and a half, many are excited to return to normal life, but 95-year-old Mary Ann Sherry wanted to go the extra mile and get back to work at Oceanside’s Jordan Lobster Farms in Island Park.
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.
Town of Hempstead officials and Mount Sinai South Nassau Hospital in Oceanside have partnered to implement complimentary sunscreen dispensers at town-operated beaches and pool complexes.
Both the New York State Assembly and Senate last week passed a bill to establish a North Shore Water Authority and a South Nassau Water Authority that would replace New York American Water for …
Though an $8.9 million repair to Austin Boulevard has snarled traffic on the Island Park thoroughfare, residents have accepted the inconvenience, saying they have waited two decades for completion of the project.
The legalization of the sale and use of recreational marijuana in New York has been met with stiff opposition in the form of opt-outs from local municipalities. In Oceanside, the high school’s youth council made their mark on the conversation by creating signs to run on Nassau Inter-County Express buses to warn county residents about the effects the drug can have on developing brains.
The New York Times published a number of articles on July 10 on the impact of climate change on our lives today. Collectively, they were frightening . . .
We’re in the midst of a global reset in the wake of a pandemic that has humbled us all, reminding us how quickly a microscopic virus can send us hurtling off the rails.