Former NFL quarterback shares success story

“Play it, play it!” a small group of students shouted at the Oceanside High School alum and former NFL quarterback, who was visiting to share his success story as part of the school’s Human Relations Day on April 5. Jay Fiedler, most known for his five-year stint with the Dolphins at the turn of the century, was about to show those packed into the OHS auditorium a video of his game-winning touchdown run against the Oakland Raiders in Week 2 of the 2001 season, when the bell rang, signaling the end of seventh period.

Oceanside Temple Avodah Congregants enjoy 'once-in-a-lifetime' experience

Temple Avodah congregants were treated to a special occasion on April 2. With the help of master Torah restorer and scribe Neil Yerman, they had the opportunity to press a loaded quill to their …

Oceanside High School seniors move on to international science fair

“It’s been a good year,” said Oceanside High School Research Coordinator Heather Hall. Over the last eight months, three of her researchers have earned national awards in as many competitions. …

Local egg hunts provide Easter fun

The Oceanside and Island Park communities got in the Easter spirit on April 8, as children took to Masone Beach and the Schoolhouse Green to hunt for eggs in preparation of the upcoming holiday. The event provided fun for dozens of residents, including children of all ages.

Billy Joel reopens Coliseum with memorable show

“It’s like they just stopped painting last week,” one concertgoer said, as he walked down Section 104’s shiny grey-and-yellow stairs that seemed to sparkle in the dim pre-concert haze. After a $165 million renovation, the Uniondale venue, now called NYCB Live’s Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum, was complete, and fans filed in on April 5 to see Long Island’s favorite rock legend reopen the place. “It’s still wet,” the man joked.

Oceanside resource fair highlights danger of addiction

For many, like Hofstra University graduate David D’Errico, it started with pills. As a football player and freshman in high school, he tore a ligament in his knee and was prescribed painkillers. …

Half of Oceanside students opt out

About half of all eligible third- through eighth-grade students in the Oceanside School District — 50.2 percent — did not sit for the state English Language Arts Common Core tests last week, a …

Heralds bring home the gold in New York Press Association contest

The Herald Community Newspapers came up big in the New York Press Association’s 2016 Better Newspaper Contest, taking 15 honors in the statewide competition, for which 184 newspapers submitted nearly 3,000 entries. The awards were presented at NYPA’s annual convention in Saratoga Springs, N.Y., last weekend.