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There was no stopping Luis Alvarez from spending months digging through rubble at ground zero in 2001, searching for survivors — not even the toxic air, recalled his brother, Phil Alvarez. more
Oceanside and the Village of Island Park each took time to pause and reflect on the lives lost in the terrorist attacks of Sept. 11, 2001, during memorial ceremonies on the 18th anniversary of the tragedies. more
Standing on the “Little Beach” in Island Park, which has eroded over the years, Sen. Chuck Schumer and local officials urged the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers to approve a $6.1 million extension of the Nassau County Back Bays Coastal Storm Risk Management Study on Sept. 4. more
Nassau County officials are seeking to name an Oceanside park in honor of late former NYPD Det. Luis Alvarez, who died in June of cancer related to his work at ground zero and served as an activist urging federal officials to replenish the September 11th Victim Compensation Fund. more
Many New York American Water customers in Oceanside, Island Park and across the South Shore have experienced a spike in their water bills. more
In response to several instances of hate crimes and anti-Semitism in the U.S., New York lawmakers recently announced legislation aimed at ensuring that “students are taught the hateful intolerance of the swastika and noose” and other symbols of hatred in order to educate them about the history of those symbols. more
Town of Hempstead Receiver of Taxes Don Clavin called on County Comptroller Jack Schnirman to resign on Tuesday amid an investigation into a “payout scandal” in Long Beach that Clavin … more
The City Council elected Anissa Moore as its new president at Tuesday’s meeting. She became the first African-American to hold the position. The vote for Moore, who was nominated by outgoing … more
Oceanside resident and NYPD Detective Luis Alvarez didn’t live to see the extension of the 9/11 Victim Compensation Fund he spent his final days fighting for, but his remarks on Capitol Hill before a Congressional committee weeks before his death helped keep hope alive. more
Hempstead Town Supervisor Laura Gillen announced the full slate of Democratic candidates for the upcoming November election on July 23 at Wynsum Avenue Park in south Merrick. more
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