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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
Island Harvest Food Bank, the largest hunger-relief organization on Long Island, purchased an industrial property in Melville in March for $8.1 million. The 43,560-square-foot building, on three acres of property, is twice the size of its former headquarters in Hauppauge. more
Cynthia Manuel, wearing a Release Aging People in Prison T-shirt, stood outside the Nassau County Correctional Center in East Meadow, where a member of her family is currently being held. A coronavirus policy is preventing her from going inside to visit her relative. more
Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced on March 19 that the maximum capacity for indoor dining could increase to 75 percent in Nassau County and 50 percent in Manhattan. The announcement was good news for the restaurant owners and managers across East Meadow because they will no longer have to turn away as many potential diners because of capacity guidelines. more
When the Covid-19 vaccine first became available, Salisbury residents, like so many people everywhere, had a tough time booking appointments. Tom Vassel, who owns Carman Drugs with Robert Galli, said he wanted to help his customers who called often, inquiring about whether his pharmacy would offer the vaccine. more
Through a virtual webinar hosted by State Sen. Kevin Thomas, residents were able to ask medical professionals and experts the questions they had about the Covid-19 vaccine, as well as learn how the vaccine works to protecting themselves, their loved ones and communities. more
As the cars lined up, four little girls could barely contain their excitement. Wearing bright blue Girl Scout vests, the members of East Meadow Daisy Troop 1119 stood behind a table filled with boxes … more
Jackie Sutera remembers crying while on the phone with her daughter when the coronavirus pandemic began last year, because she feared that she wouldn’t be able to see her 6-month-old grandson, MJ, again. The next day, she said, she found out that her unit at North Shore University Hospital in Manhasset, where she is an assistant nurse manager, would be converted into a Covid-19 ward. more
Veterans who meet current eligibility requirements will need to look no further than Nassau University Medical Center in East Meadow to get their Covid-19 vaccines. more
Parents across East Meadow joined the Facebook group to discuss how they can help make the most of their children’s last year of high school. In November, they decided to start deliver to each East Meadow High School senior themed gifts. more
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