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During Sunday mass this week, the parishioners of Oceanside’s First United Methodist Church mourned the sudden death of their beloved Pastor Pearlena Lobban. Though Lobban was only in her post for four years, it was clear from the emotional service how much she meant to the church community. Lobban died of congestive heart failure last Thursday at 68, stunning her flocks in both Oceanside and Island Park, as she held the same position at the Island Park United Methodist Church. more
Frasada Salon and Day Spa in Oceanside kicked off its month-long “Cut-a-thon” to benefit the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society’s Children’s Health Initiative and St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital. The effort began in September and will wind down Oct. 27. more
Jason Abelove is challenging Don Clavin for Town of Hempstead supervisor. Ahead of Election Day on Nov. 2, the Herald asked the candidates questions about their goals and issues facing the community. more
FBI agents entered the No Limits Auto Body on Austin Boulevard in Island Park Oct. 1. A person with direct knowledge of the case said the agents were at the shop in connection with the arrest that day of former NYPD officer Michael Perri, 32, of East Islip, on bribery charges. Peri retired from the NYPD in 2020. The FBI and New York Police Department jointly conducted an investigation into the case. more
Local hospitals are in the midst of dismissing staff who refuse to get a Covid-19 vaccine after a state mandate took effect in late September. Oceanside’s Mount Sinai South Nassau hospital has seen few of its staff dismissed and is now reviewing applications for religious and medical exemptions. more
Parishioners at the First Presbyterian Church in Oceanside are preparing to celebrate the 150th anniversary of the institution in early November. The church, which is the oldest house of worship in the community, has continued to be a beacon for local residents, especially through the pandemic. more
The race for Nassau district attorney has quickly become one of the most hotly contested in the county, with Democratic State Sen. Todd Kaminsky, of Long Beach, and Republican Anne Donnelly, of … more
Models from across the country will hit the stage at the second annual “Show Your Shine” fashion show to support the Limb Kind Foundation on Oct. 9. more
Howard Weitzman, Nassau County’s comptroller from 2002 to 2009 who was known for challenging establishment politics through the power of the audit during this time in office, died Sept. 27 of a … more
Two weeks after ceremonies marked the 20th anniversary of the Sept. 11 attacks, the Town of Hempstead honored another fallen hero. On Sunday morning, Delaware Avenue, in Island Park was ceremonially renamed for retired New York City firefighter and Long Beach volunteer fire captain John R. Elges. His son, John, and his family live in the village. more
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