Local hospitals are in the midst of dismissing staff who refuse to get a Covid-19 vaccine after a state mandate took effect in late September. Oceanside’s Mount Sinai South Nassau hospital has seen few of its staff dismissed and is now reviewing applications for religious and medical exemptions.
FBI agents entered the No Limits Auto Body on Austin Boulevard in Island Park Oct. 1. A person with direct knowledge of the case said the agents were at the shop in connection with the arrest that day of former NYPD officer Michael Perri, 32, of East Islip, on bribery charges. Peri retired from the NYPD in 2020. The FBI and New York Police Department jointly conducted an investigation into the case.
Parishioners at the First Presbyterian Church in Oceanside are preparing to celebrate the 150th anniversary of the institution in early November. The church, which is the oldest house of worship in the community, has continued to be a beacon for local residents, especially through the pandemic.
Two weeks after ceremonies marked the 20th anniversary of the Sept. 11 attacks, the Town of Hempstead honored another fallen hero. On Sunday morning, Delaware Avenue, in Island Park was ceremonially renamed for retired New York City firefighter and Long Beach volunteer fire captain John R. Elges. His son, John, and his family live in the village.
Oceanside-staple Nemo’s on Long Beach Road will close at the end of September after decades of operation. Owners Carl and Marty Isaacson said they are thankful for the support of the community through the years and are excited to head into retirement.
Jason Abelove is challenging Don Clavin for Town of Hempstead supervisor. Ahead of Election Day on Nov. 2, the Herald asked the candidates questions about their goals and issues facing the community.
The Oceanside School District will hold several events on the weekend of the 20th anniversary of the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks. A ceremony commemorating the events of that day will take place …
It was an evening of remembrance on the Schoolhouse Green as members of the Oceanside community gathered on International Overdose Awareness day Sept. 1 to commemorate those who have lost their lives …
Hope’s Land of Candy in Island Park celebrated Purple Heart Day Aug. 7 after the coronavirus pandemic prevented the 2020 edition of the event. Joan and Hope Cohen, a mother-daughter team who opened the candy shop seven years ago, partnered with the Museum of American Armor in Bethpage to provide passionate military re-enactors and vehicles for children to pose with and learn from and about.
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.
Race and racism are in the news and on our minds. In response, many thoughtful commentaries have referred to W.E.B. Du Bois and James Baldwin, both of whom, in their day, wrote about the “Negro problem.”
I follow the developments in the political world to keep myself up to date on the issues. Sadly, the more I read, the more I’m convinced that the American political system has been poisoned . . .
It’s the job nobody wants, but when you get a diagnosis of breast cancer, the job is yours.