Thursday, 31 July 2014 11:59
As a junior last year at Kellenberg Memorial High School, Joseph Gasparini, of Floral Park, was recently awarded the Most Improved Award for the Kellenberg Boys Varsity Track team. Gasparini‘s effort over the course of the track season set him apart as an athlete worthy of recognition for his improvement.
Megan Nugent, a recent graduate of Kellenberg Memorial High School, was awarded the Bernie Ward Commitment Award for her outstanding effort and devotion to the Girls Varsity Track team. Nugent, of Floral Park, earned the award through her hard work and dedication to the team.
Saturday, 25 October 2014 00:00
Long Island communities are waging a war against prescription drug abuse and a rampant heroin epidemic. The county launched a free public training program in 2012 to teach ordinary citizens the signs of an overdose and how to reverse its effects using a drug called Narcan.
Garden City High School hosted one of these training events on Oct. 9 as a packed auditorium of parents and community members gathered to learn the skills needed to potentially save a life. Floral Park will host the event in December.
Friday, 24 October 2014 00:00
Despite the national media attention about Ebola in recent weeks, there is one virus that is actually affecting Long Islanders, Enterovirus D68 (EV-D68), with one of the first cases identified in North Hempstead on Sept. 18 and a recent case on Oct. 15 in Suffolk County, which school officials called for the closing of school, as a health precaution.
Dr. Charles Schleien, chairman of the department of pediatrics at Cohen Children’s Medical Center, said that although the enterovirus is still active, cases are dwindling on Long Island. According to Schleien, approximately 500 cases have been reported this season of enterovirus, at Cohen’s Children Medical Center, with two to six patients being admitted per day.