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Wednesday, July 1, 2015
Community Efforts
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Tuesday, June 16, 5 p.m. to 9 p.m.; Long Beach Hotel, 405 East Broadway, Long Beach more
After a meeting on March 11 with U.S. Sens. Charles Schumer and Kirsten Gillibrand, of New York, and Bob Menendez and Cory Booker, of New Jersey, Federal Emergency Management Agency Administrator Craig Fugate announced that the agency had agreed to reopen and review every flood insurance claim — approximately 144,000 — filed in New York and New Jersey by victims of Hurricane Sandy, and not limit corrective action to just the 2,200 claims that are now in litigation. more
The11518 organization has organized a candlelit reflection ceremony commemorating the first anniversary of the storm that changed the lives of many people. On Tues., Oct. at 7 p.m., community … more
Nearly a year after Hurricane Sandy devastated portions of Oceanside, Island Park, Harbor Isle and Barnum Island, a committee of residents from those communities hosted a public forum on at St. … more
Nassau County and New York State will again host a pre-registration assistance program this Saturday at three Nassau County Disaster Recovery Centers in Long Beach, Island Park and Seaford for Hurricane Sandy victims. more
Hurricane Sandy led to one of Long Island’s worst environmental disasters ever, if not the worst. Sandy’s massive storm surge flooded hundreds of South Shore homes. Fuel oil tanks broke loose and floated away, spilling oil as they went. Cars were flooded as well, which sent a witches’ brew of chemicals spilling out. Sewage leaked from the Bay Park Sewage Treatment Plant. more
Like no other storm since the “Long Island Express” of 1938, Hurricane Sandy ripped apart Long Island’s South Shore, lifting docks off their moorings and depositing them miles away, tearing hot tubs from backyard decks and dumping them in the canals that line the coast, and sending boats big and small hurtling out to sea. more
The Prudential Spirit of Community Awards named an Oceanside Middle School student one of New York’s top youth volunteers of 2013. The national program, which focuses on outstanding volunteer … more
The welcoming chocolate chip cookies were everywhere, and so were the people who had come to rekindle old relationships or start new ones at the Barry and Florence Friedberg Jewish Community Center … more
With so many people doing so much good in the wake of Hurricane Sandy, there was no way the Herald could single out just one Person of the Year. So we didn’t. more
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