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Island Harvest Food Bank is teaming up with the National Association of Letter Carriers and the United States Postal Service for the 25th annual Stamp Out Hunger campaign on Saturday, May 13. In … more
“This is the whole office right here,” said Oceanside native Jason Steinberg, patting his silver computer at a Long Beach Road coffee shop. “Starbucks and a laptop.” The 24-year-old Brooklyn resident, a 2010 Oceanside High School graduate, quit his day job with a book publishing company just weeks ago to focus full-time on his passion: bringing sports and music to people — especially children — facing hardship around the globe. more
“There was garbage floating in the water, beer cans and broken glass everywhere,” Oceanside’s Zoie Napolitano said of the conditions at Silver Lake Park in Baldwin. “Since I’m an animal lover, I didn’t want the animals to suffer.” more
Oceanside’s Thespian Troupe No. 132 finished its last big production of the school year earlier this month, as the student actors’ performance of the spring musical, “Guys and Dolls,” delighted audiences during its two-night run. more
The Town of Hempstead board voted unanimously to increase the minimum age to purchase all tobacco products, liquid nicotine, electronic cigarettes and all smoking paraphernalia to 21 during a board meeting on April 25. more
New York state’s new $163 billion budget passed last week, including an allocation of $2.5 billion for the Clean Water Infrastructure Act, which aims to improve water distribution systems’ safety and quality. more
“There’s an expression, L’dor va’dor, and it means ‘From generation to generation,’” said Joan Goldfaden, who has worked at the Barry and Florence Friedberg Jewish Community Center for nearly 25 years and represents the JCC on the Jewish Community Council of Oceanside. more
The lights went out at Merrick’s Backstage Theatre, and playful screaming in anticipation of Second Stage Productions’ performance of “In The Heights” commenced. The musical, written by Lin-Manual Miranda, chronicles the lives of residents in Washington Heights, a largely Dominican-American neighborhood in New York City. It opened on Broadway in 2008, where it lasted for a few years, winning four Tony Awards. more
The Mill River Players, a singing group based out of Oceanside Senior Center, delighted its fellow seniors at St. Anthony’s community service center on April 13. more
In a tucked-away Hampton Road lot, Peter Curti walked from his trailer office to a neighboring forest-green shack. As he entered, a hidden speaker began blaring Frank Sinatra’s rendition of “I Love Paris.” “We have to enjoy ourselves,” he shouted over the 1953 Cole Porter-written hit. more
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