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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
Volunteers at the Barry and Florence Freidberg Jewish Community Center in Oceanside prepared and delivered 200 traditional Passover meals on March 25. Recipients in the surrounding communities received two “Seder in a Box” dinners and a socially-distant visit. more
Following a community push, and after administrators conducted a study, middle and high school students in the Oceanside School District can return to in-person instruction full time later this month, if they choose. more
Mount Sinai South Nassau hospital in Oceanside recently launched another partnership with Nassau County to vaccinate eligible essential workers. more
Oceanside resident Dennis Herman said he was frustrated when the Long Island Rail Road’s amended schedule caused his commute from Oceanside to Brooklyn to take longer than usual, and that he felt unsafe on crowded trains. more
Every day when Debbie Cino comes home from work, there are several boxes waiting outside her Oceanside house. They represent a community of caring: Dozens of residents have come together to help stock the “sharing tables” outside her home, on which food, toiletries, diapers and other items are available to those in search of help. more
Oceanside High School junior Leah Koeppel and her friends Sara Zacharia and Ally Ferber, of Calhoun High School, have partnered with youth led non-profit Balance Boxes to provide local children with care packages containing healthy snacks and monthly themed toys and school supplies. more
Moments after rolling up his sleeve to receive the vaccine that he had awaited for months, not even the facemask he was wearing could hide the joy in Frank Luisi’s face. more
CVS pharmacies are now expanding community access to the Covid-19 vaccine at the following sites within the Heralds’ coverage area: Baldwin Bellmore Cedarhurst East Rockaway Glen … more
In normal years, Purim is celebrated with large family gatherings at which relatives exchange Purim baskets, wear costumes and share a meal. Purim, or the Festival of Lots, commemorates the survival of the Jews who, in the fifth century, were marked for death by their Persian rulers. more
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