Jessica Arnone, 23, of Merrick, came home from a work trip with a severe case of the flu. The infection reached her heart and led to myocarditis, an inflammation of the muscle that suppresses its ability to pump blood. After an echocardiogram at South Nassau Hospital revealed that Arnone’s heart function was below 10 percent, she was immediately sent to St. Francis Hospital Heart Center.
For high school athletes seeking to compete in college sports, coaches care about other things besides scoring — “If we’re gonna make them part of our family for four years—first we … look at their SAT scores, then do a character check, (and) then see if they can play,” Chris Re, assistant football coach at Gettysburg College, said at a panel called, “Does Your Child Dream of Playing Sports in College?”
A gas station employee was able to fend off a would-be robber who was armed with a knife Friday night, according to Nassau County Police.
Shoppers at the Broadway Mall in Hicksville crowded around the personalities of Grindhouse Radio, an online pop-culture talk show that features a Merrick native as a host, and recently won the Bethpage Best of Long Island Best Radio Station title.
Marla Kilfoyle, of Bellmore, recited a series of numbers: 42, 59, 44, 37, 56, 54, 60, 31 to the assembled crowd at South Side High School in Rockville Centre. “These were the scores that my son …
A North Bellmore man is facing multiple charges after he kicked and punched his Uber driver’s car, then knocked the driver unconscious, according to Nassau County Police.
Sanford H. Calhoun High School was scheduled to host their annual “Evening of Improv” on Friday, Feb. 10 at 7:30 p.m., hosted by the director and members of the “On Tour Company,” before inclement weather forced a rescheduling. This upcoming performance is the third and final of the improvisation shows being held for the 2016-2017 school year.
A week after Kennedy produced six finalists and four champions at the Nassau Division I wrestling qualifying tournament hosted by Massapequa, the Cougars had mixed results last weekend at the county championships at Hofstra.
At the conclusion of the fall semester, many colleges and universities throughout the country reached out to the Herald in recognition of local students who have distinguished themselves academically. We are pleased to continue to recognize these local students who are making names for themselves in higher ed.
County Executive race
Three Democratic candidates vying for the seat of County Executive Ed Mangano, a Republican who is currently under federal indictment, will meet for the first time in what the Lakeview and Rockville Centre Democratic Clubs are billing not as a debate, but as a conversation.
Town of Hempstead Supervisor Anthony J. Santino stood at the podium next to a crate of fresh beets. The next time it snows on Long Island, the Town of Hempstead Sanitation Department will use the juice of these vegetables in a brine solution to de-ice the roads, he announced.
Alyssa Mendelowitz, of Merrick, made Sunday a Fun Day of Giving and Spinning at Casa de Spin in Massapequa on Jan. 29. Mendelowitz, along with her classmates at the Schechter School of Long Island, assembled Necessities Bags to aid people with breast cancer.
The Bellmore-Merrick Central High School District Community Cupboard received a generous gift during the board of education meeting on Feb. 1. Members of the Bellmore Lions and Kiwanis clubs presented the cupboard with a $1,500 check.
Birch School kindergartners in the Merrick School District celebrated the Chinese New Year with a traditional lion dance on Jan. 25.
Richner Communications, Long Island’s largest publisher of community media, has acquired the assets of the Gold Coast Gazette, a weekly community newspaper covering the legendary Gold Coast communities on the North Shore of Long Island. The terms of the sale were not disclosed.