Thursday, 04 September 2014 09:50
Brother John (Jack) Moylan died on July 27. Son of the late John and Mary (Hanney), he is survived by his sister Regina and nephews Dennis Dowd and John Duffe. He was raised in Floral Park and attended St. Mary’s High School in Manhasset. After becoming a Franciscan Brother in 1958 he taught in various schools and then in 1979 began his ministry in the Diocese of Rockville Centre to the incarcerated, their families and formerly incarcerated persons. Reposing was held at the Montfort Retreat Center in Bay Shore with a mass and burial at Holy Rood in Westbury.
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.