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For the next few weeks, essential workers can be tested for coronavirus for free, thanks to a new initiative launched by Town of Hempstead officials in collaboration with Northwell Health. The … more
A group of Oceanside educators, former educators and one alumnus, spearheaded by retired elementary school principal Tom Capone, started a non-profit organization for the purpose of awarding scholarships to African American/Black high school seniors from Oceanside and other local communities. more
Due to the rise in the number of residents and patients testing positive for Covid-19, Mount Sinai South Nassau is suspending patient visitation in the Emergency Department until further notice. more
As the rate of coronavirus infections continues to rise on Long Island and across the state, Hempstead Town Supervisor Don Clavin and the Town Board have implemented three major Covid-19 testing initiatives in an effort to combat the incoming second wave. more
Former U.S. Senator Alfonse D’Amato, who rose from the Hempstead town council to become a U.S. senator from New York and one of the most powerful political figures in the country, has been … more
The Village of Island Park’s annual Veterans Day remembrance ceremony hosted by the American Legion Auxiliary Post 1029 was held Nov. 11 at 11 a.m. with about 100 people in attendance.  more
Despite vocal community opposition, construction is progressing on a $60 million, 230-unit apartment complex on Rockaway Avenue in Oceanside, and developers have set December 2021 as its completion date. more
The Mary Brennan Interfaith Nutrition Network soup kitchen in Hempstead will hold a no-contact Thanksgiving food drive this Saturday, Nov. 14, from 10 a.m. to noon. The INN is at 100 Madison Ave. … more
Unseasonably mild temperatures last week allowed local restaurants to take advantage of outdoor seating, but with winter weather looming, owners are bracing for the challenge of watching their new business model under the pandemic disappear until next spring. more
An LGBTQ bar opened  on Nov. 12 in Oceanside. Gina Caggiano, owner of North Village Tavern in Rockville Centre, and her fiancé, David Wuestmann, openied BTW, which stands for “born this way,” on Long Beach Road. more
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