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Gyms have struggled throughout the pandemic, but for Glen Cove Fitness, things are finally looking brighter. After a challenging year, the gym marked its 20th anniversary with a ribbon-cutting ceremony on Tuesday. Members of the Glen Cove Chamber of Commerce, the Downtown Business Improvement District and local elected officials congratulated the gym’s owner, Alvin Batista, for hitting this milestone, especially after a particularly difficult year. more
Despite all of the hardships of the past year, there has been some good news amid the coronavirus pandemic. As they have adjusted to a new normal, many people have gotten creative, particularly in the ways they connect to others. Seeing a need for socialization and personal connection when everyone, it seemed, was staying at home, Glen Cove resident Eric Shuman created a website and began a free weekly online Bingo night that has continued to grow. more
Local seniors will once again have a place to socialize with the anticipated reopening of the Glen Cove Senior Center on Monday. After a challenging year, the facility will welcome members on a limited basis. more
After a challenging year for Glen Cove restaurant owners, things are starting to look a little brighter. Last Friday, restrictions for restaurants in New York were eased from 50 percent to 75 percent capacity for indoor dining. On the heels of a difficult winter, the timing couldn’t be better, and restaurant owners are also looking forward to the upcoming outdoor dining season. more
St. Patrick’s Day was a quiet holiday for many this year, but for Glen Cove Police Detective Chris Albin, it was a bittersweet celebration. He retired from the Glen Cove Police Department after 27 years that day, greeted as he walked out the back door of the building by three pipe bands, members of various police departments and a Nassau County Aviation helicopter fly-by. more
Many businesses have been hit hard by the pandemic, and restaurants in particular have suffered from the various restrictions set in place over the past year. La Bussola Ristorante, a staple of the Glen Cove restaurant scene for more than 40 years, has not only been supported by the community enough to get it through these hard times, it has also been able to continue its annual tradition of thanking its customers during its anniversary month by offering a weekly special. more
The rollout of the Covid-19 vaccine came with a great deal of hope, especially for higher-risk senior citizens. But many have had difficulties scheduling appointments in Nassau County, and others have been hesitant to drive to areas where shots were more widely available. more
Toni Kessel said she remained grateful for her husband, William, and considers herself fortunate he retired in December. She also appreciates her boss, County Legislator Delia DeRiggi-Whitton, for … more
CVS pharmacies are now expanding community access to the Covid-19 vaccine at the following sites within the Heralds’ coverage area: Baldwin Bellmore Cedarhurst East Rockaway Glen … more
U.S. Rep. Tom Suozzi, a Democrat from Glen Cove, joined a bipartisan group of members of Congress in a candlelight moment of silence at the U.S. Capitol on Monday, to honor the 500,000 people in the United States who have died of Covid-19.  more
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