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The coronavirus pandemic has resulted in devastating loss around the world, and Rockville Centre has been no exception. Nursing homes and assisted living facilities, which are tasked with taking care of an already vulnerable population, were particularly affected: Maple Pointe Assisted Living of Rockville Centre lost 37 people this year, and held a ceremony outdoors last month to dedicate a rock garden to those who died this year. more
When local pharmacy owner Howard Jacobson heard the news in April that his longtime friend and colleague Bill Mantell, an 18-year resident of Rockville Centre, had died of Covid-19 complications, Jacobson vowed to find a way to honor the dedicated pharmacist. more
Throughout the pandemic, the Rockville Centre Police Department has been on the front lines and has kept the community safe. As a way to both show appreciation for what they are doing and to continue to keep police officers safe, Izabela Saboski, owner and president of Colour Bar Hair on North Village Avenue, is starting a community effort to help protect the members of the department amid the pandemic through donations of high-quality face masks. more
The Herald recently published a Salute to Hometown Heroes special section, recognizing and thanking essential workers across Long Island. We then partnered with local businesses to deliver meals, sweets and gifts to Long Island’s heroes using the proceeds of the section. more
For the next two weeks, a food collection drive will be held at Long Island pharmacies, culminating in a drop-off event at Ryan Medical Pharmacy in Rockville Centre on Sunday, Sept. 13. The event, called Pharm Aid, sponsored by The Long Island Pharmacists Society, the New York Society of Health System Pharmacists and RockCanRoll, is intended to help people who have been negatively impacted by the coronavirus pandemic while also highlighting the work pharmacists have done throughout the past six months. more
In 1984, a group of Hispanic residents of Rockville Centre got together to form the Hispanic Brotherhood of Rockville Centre. The organization has grown since then, but it continues to support the Hispanic community of Rockville Centre with outright zeal. Under the direction of Executive Director Margarita Grasing, the Brotherhood upholds its mission of service and empowerment. As the pandemic continues to ravage minority populations, the Hispanic Brotherhood of Rockville Centre offers specialized aid to the community it services. more
Gym owners are rejoicing this week as fitness centers in Rockville Centre began welcoming back members for indoor workouts for the first time in over five months. more
“When Covid-19 hit, survival intuition became important for everyone because individual lives and livelihoods were immediately at stake,” said Bianca Baldwin, head of admissions and … more
Town of Hempstead officials, along with members of Northwell Health, announced Friday the launch of Covid-19 mobile testing locations. The initiative is intended to provide increased testing to … more
Gyms throughout Nassau and Suffolk counties, along with the rest of the state, can reopen as soon as Aug. 24, following inspection by local authorities, Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced today. Facilities … more
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