Thursday, 20 February 2014 11:08
Daniel P. Kelly of Hampton Bays and Floral Park died on Feb. 3. Beloved husband of Carol. Loving father of Jacqueline (Louie), Daniel, Meredith (Tom). Dear brother of Michael, Margaret, Ann, Patricia, Mary Ellen, John, Patrick and the late Joseph. Cherished grandfather of Annamaria, Saverio, Marisa, Robert, Thomas and Matthew. Kelly is survived by many nieces and nephews. Visitation was held at Thomas F. Dalton Funeral Home in Floral Park. A funeral mass was held at St. Boniface RC Church on Feb. 10 and cremation at Fresh Pond Crematory.
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.