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As part of the recently passed American Rescue Plan Act of 2021, Nassau County will receive almost $400 million to be used for Covid-19 relief.  more
Gyms have struggled throughout the pandemic, but for Glen Cove Fitness, things are finally looking brighter. After a challenging year, the gym marked its 20th anniversary with a ribbon-cutting ceremony on Tuesday. Members of the Glen Cove Chamber of Commerce, the Downtown Business Improvement District and local elected officials congratulated the gym’s owner, Alvin Batista, for hitting this milestone, especially after a particularly difficult year. more
The potential for a return to normalcy rolled through Island Park on April 7 and 8 as the Mount Sinai South Nassau hospital “Vaxmobile” came to town. more
The East Meadow Chamber of Commerce held its second in-person event since the pandemic on April 8 at Pinot’s Palette of East Meadow. It’s first in-person event was the Easter-egg hunt. The events serve as a welcome “forward” as the community inches towards a post-pandemic world. more
Several experts on mental health, substance abuse and addiction spoke to the Herald last week about the pandemic’s impacts on these issues, ahead of a webinar this Saturday that will be hosted by Catholic Health’s Mercy Medical Center in Rockville Centre. more
A vibrant spring afternoon and community pride was the backdrop for Wantagh High School’s annual Homecoming game and senior day, held on April 10 against the West Hempstead Rams. more
More than 1,500 people have signed a petition on Change.org calling on Nassau County and the Towns of Hempstead and North Hempstead to host swim meets this summer at their outdoor pools. more
Growing up, sisters Jeanne Rodrigues and Beth Escobar remember their father, Pete Haller, praying for the homeless before family dinners in their New Hyde Park home. more
Despite all of the hardships of the past year, there has been some good news amid the coronavirus pandemic. As they have adjusted to a new normal, many people have gotten creative, particularly in the ways they connect to others. Seeing a need for socialization and personal connection when everyone, it seemed, was staying at home, Glen Cove resident Eric Shuman created a website and began a free weekly online Bingo night that has continued to grow. more
Local seniors will once again have a place to socialize with the anticipated reopening of the Glen Cove Senior Center on Monday. After a challenging year, the facility will welcome members on a limited basis. more
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