Oceanside celebrates July 4 with a BBQ

The Kiwanis Club of Oceanside and the Oceanside Library celebrated the 18th annual Summer gazebo readings at Schoolhouse Green, with an Independence Day free barbecue and patriotic readings on July …

Barrier Brewery holds benefit for animal lovers

Those with an affinity for beer and beasties came together on June 12 at Barrier Brewery in Oceanside for Animal Lovers Night. The event was a fundraiser for Humane Long Island, which raised $370 and …

Sacred Heart Church’s annual pilgrimage celebrates faith

HSacred Heart Church in Island Park embarked on their second annual pilgrimage to St. Agnes Cathedral in Rockville Centre to honor the Feast of the Sacred Heart of Jesus. The event on June 7 was a …

Harbor Isle residents complete a masterpiece

Harbor Isle has a new symbol of unity and artistic excellence with the unveiling of a large-scale mural at Harbor Isle Beach. This mural, a colorful celebration of the community’s spirit, …

Oceanside pool will open this summer, Town says

The summer season has arrived, yet the Oceanside pool remains conspicuously closed, prompting concern and speculation among residents. The pool, a community staple for over half a century, has been …

Paul Engel provides support and healing with group therapy

Oceanside resident and clinical social worker Paul Engel will be facilitating an eight-week-long group therapy session called “Healing from Emotional Anger and Relational Trauma”. The sessions …

Columnist

Cricket brings Nassau into the international spotlight

Like almost every Long Islander, until recently I had no knowledge of or interest in cricket. Now that the 2024 ICC Men’s T20 World Cup in Eisenhower Park has been such a success, I can …

Editorial

Juneteenth is a time for reflection, celebration

Observed every June 19, Juneteenth celebrates the end of slavery in the U.S. and highlights the ongoing struggle for equality and justice, emphasizing the historical and contemporary significance for all Americans, including those on Long Island."

Columnist

Tackling health disparities affecting Black Long Islanders

People of color in New York state have a vastly different experience navigating the health care system than their white counterparts. From challenges accessing care and disparate health outcomes to higher death rates and premature deaths, the urgency of this crisis cannot be understated.

Columnist

Fighting antisemitism and hate needs to start early

As a former Board of Education member and president in the Long Beach school district who has worked to provide a safe and more inclusive environment for our students, I am gravely concerned about the unprecedented escalation of antisemitism on our college campuses that many young Jewish people in our community will be facing in just a couple of months.