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Bellmore-Merrick residents roll up their sleeves for Covid-19 vaccine

As the Pfizer-BioNTech and Moderna Covid-19 vaccines roll out across the country, Bellmore and Merrick residents are among the thousands of New Yorkers who have already received their first doses of …

Hempstead Town earmarks $12k Covid relief grant for Merrick Fire Department company

Last month, the Town of Hempstead authorized more than $300,000 in relief grants to help local fire departments pay for coronavirus-related expenses incurred during the pandemic. Merrick Fire …

Former Merrick Life editor Harriet Luce dies at age 90

When Harriet Luce (nee Work) received a press badge certifying her position as the Merrick Life editor, the community’s former hometown newspaper, her son Allan said she “lit up like a …

PEOPLE OF THE YEAR

‘Living angels’ Brooke Jones and Jill Levine feed front-line workers

Maria Adragna couldn’t recall the exact day the food delivery came. Having worked in a Covid-19 intensive care unit during the peak of the pandemic last spring, “I can’t …

BELLMORE HERALD 2020 PERSON OF THE YEAR

Anticipating ‘the good times ahead’

Simply read Dr. Lawrence Eisenstein’s title — commissioner of the Nassau County Department of Health — and you know he’s had a hectic year.

Merrick residents deck the streets to spread holiday cheer

‘Twas the week before Christmas and all through the streets, Merrick residents hustled and bustled to meet. On nearly 30 lawns throughout the neighborhood, specially themed trees adorned with …

Bellmore-Merrick CHSD reflects on messages of Dr. King

The lessons of the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. are especially poignant for the students of the Bellmore-Merrick Central High School District this year — namely what he said was the most urgent question in life: “What are you doing for others?”

Editorial

Resolve to monitor your mental health in 2021

Let’s say it like it was: 2020 was miserable. It was a horrid year for us all. Everyone — everyone — was affected to one degree or another by . . .

Op-Ed

Cardiac Covid: How the virus impacts the heart

We have learned a lot about Covid-19 over the past 10 months. Importantly, we know now that it isn’t just a lung and respiratory issue, as was thought early on.

Jerry Kremer

How long will we suffer, and how well will we heal?

It’s now nearly a year since the Trump administration learned that a deadly virus was making its way into our country. During that period, the White House and many governors have engaged in a political wrestling match . . .

Randi Kreiss

Saving our sanity and our souls through books

It nearly killed me. One of my grandkids said they “hate” books. They don’t read books except when one is assigned in school. Given the options of smartphones, TV and computers . . .