Oxygen was in high demand at the height of the coronavirus pandemic this spring at Mount Sinai South Nassau hospital, and its oxygen system struggled to keep up. In re-sponse, a new, $100,000 system was installed at the hospital earlier this month, in-creasing its oxygen volume by 500 percent.
Throughout October — Breast Cancer Awareness Month — Oceanside resident Susan Samaroo and her team at the Maurer Foundation have been working to fund their breast cancer education programs, which they said they believe save lives.
A 4,500-square-foot vacant lot in Oceanside that has been the center of controversy and lawsuits may finally be developed after Sunrise Development Inc. presented an application to build a new assisted-living facility there to the Hempstead Town Board on Oct. 1.
An Oceanside Sanitation District No. 7 commissioner who was recently re-elected to the board was asked to resign after he was alleged to have posted previous racist, anti-Semitic and homophobic social media posts in the past.
In search of a way to stay busy during the coronavirus pandemic and support a good cause, a group of Oceanside students decided to hit the streets and create a lemonade stand, which raised more than $1,700 to help children with special needs.
Nine months into a worldwide pandemic, less than half of metro area residents said they plan to get a Covid-19 vaccine when it becomes available, according to the latest Mount Sinai South Nassau public health poll.
RichnerLive and Herald Community Newspapers presented “50 Plus Health and Wealth,” a virtual event featuring speakers from the healthcare, wellness and elder law sectors, on Oct. 14.
In the Fourth Congressional District, incumbent Kathleen Rice, a Democrat from Garden City, faces Douglas Tuman, a Republican from West Hempstead.
Jennifer Wolfe, an Oceanside High School social studies teacher, said she cried tears of joy when she received the call in mid-July that the New York State Education Department chose her as the state’s 2021 Teacher of the Year. “I just felt overwhelmed by the acknowledgement that my life’s work is important,” she said.
“Nothing I learned in rabbinical school could prepare me for the exact circumstances since I’ve been here,” said Oceanside Jewish Center Rabbi Aaron Marsh, reflecting on one year in his position at the synagogue — a year that challenged him to bring new people together in new ways.
For 15 years, Kathleen Rice has worked hard to serve the public, first as the Nassau County District attorney and then as a member of Congress, and she deserves another term representing the 4th Congressional District. Though her opponent, Douglas Tuman, showed a commendable desire to serve in Congress, Rice is the more well-rounded, experienced candidate.
The Ninth State Senate District includes a wide swath of southwestern Nassau County, from the sand in Long Beach to the streets of busy Rockville Centre, as well as portions of Valley Stream, Elmont and the Five Towns.
The Herald endorses State Assemblywoman Judy Griffin in the race for the seat in the 21st District. In her first term, Griffin has been a forceful advocate for her constituents in Albany, …
For the past four years, District 20 Assemblywoman Melissa “Missy” Miller, a Republican, has been in the minority party in the State Assembly, but that hasn’t stopped her from …