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In every bad situation, there is also always something good that comes of it.  The Talmudic character Nachum Ish Gamzu is famous, in Jewish tradition, for seeing the silver lining in … more
Within the past month, St. John’s Episcopal Hospital in Far Rockaway has successfully treated and discharged more than 120 patients with coronavirus, hospital officials said. St. John’s had the first confirmed case of Covid-19 in Queens in early March. more
The number of Covid-19 deaths spiked to its highest overnight number yet from Tuesday into Wednesday, with 779 losing their lives, Governor Cuomo said Wednesday. That deadly night brought the … more
In the weeks since all “non-essential” businesses in New York state were closed until at least April 30 because of the coronavirus pandemic, mental health organizations have had to adjust the way they offer treatment while also ensuring that their patients know that help is available. more
Sh’or Yoshuv Institute, an Orthodox Jewish school in Lawrence, donated 25 ventilators to the Northwell Health System, and its Cedar Lawn Avenue building has been proposed as a possible location for an ad hoc hospital where mild cases of Covid-19 could be treated. more
For the past three months, the Rockville Centre Board of Education and administration have been fine-tuning the 2020-21 school district budget, and were prepared to move forward with a public discussion last week. The budget vote and school board election, however, have been delayed until at least June 1 because of the coronavirus pandemic, by an executive order issued by Gov. Andrew Cuomo. They had been scheduled for May 19. more
Everything seems to be different during the coronavirus pandemic, including funerals and burials. Business has increased dramatically, local funeral directors acknowledge, because of Covid-19. … more
Easter will be very different this year. The Christian holiday is the holiest of the year, with additional services offered almost daily throughout the week. The faithful tend to spend multiple additional hours in pews during this time, but social distancing guidelines have forced both churches and their parishioners to adjust. more
As the coronavirus pandemic continues to take its toll, spiritual leaders in Lynbrook and East Rockaway are finding new ways to keep in contact with congregants and to celebrate their spring holidays. more
With Gov. Andrew Cuomo mandating that schools and non-essential businesses remain closed through April 29, remote learning continues to be the “new normal” for Lynbrook and East Rockaway students, staff members and parents. more
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