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Herald offers $500K in grants for small businesses

Richner Communications Inc., publisher of Herald Community Newspapers and The Riverdale Press, this week announced a $500,000 grant program to support local businesses. Through the Herald Small Business Marketing Grant Program, each Long Island business is eligible to receive up to $15,000 of matching grant funds, which can be used for marketing services to promote the business’ products and services. The Herald Small Business Marketing Grant Program is being supported by

Big Chief persists through the pandemic

A row of about 25 cars sat idle in the parking lot of St. Raphael’s Roman Catholic Church in East Meadow on May 7. One child stuck his head out of the sunroof of one van and other children …

Nassau to reinstate elective surgeries: county executive

Governor Cuomo has granted Nassau's request to reinstate elective surgeries, County Executive Laura Curran tweeted Tuesday afternoon. Curran had made the request in a letter to the governor …

Nassau C.E. details tennis guidelines, announces Memorial Day car parade

Residents were already swinging their rackets on the tennis courts at Eisenhower Park in East Meadow on Friday morning when Nassau County Executive Laura Curran detailed the guidelines by which …

Salisbury raises over $8,000 for a variety of causes through Bingo games

Some families in Salisbury are battling pandemic isolation by raising money for charity. On Mother’s Day they spent their third Sunday playing a community-wide game of Bingo on Zoom. This week …


To Congress: Fund the states — now

Aside from the slings and arrows thrown more sparingly than usual by President Trump, the nearly two-month-long coronavirus crisis has been largely free of the bitter partisan politics that have roiled our nation in recent years. Until last week, that is.


Keep extending the Ocean Parkway bike trail

With most people confined to their homes by the coronavirus pandemic and itching to get out into open space, it becomes abundantly clear that Nassau County is lacking when it comes to bike trails.

Virtual Timing

Because of the lead-time required by the East Meadow Herald, I am writing this on Saturday, May 16, which is exactly two months since my workplace sent us home to shelter in place. There were, as …

A Look Back

Turn-of-the-Century East Meadow Hotels

In the last two articles, I outlined the history of some of the people who lived and worked at the corner of what is now Prospect Avenue and East Meadow Avenue. Here are a few photographs showing the …