A new outside site for testing COVID-19 has opened in Elmont following the creation of sites in Hempstead and Freeport Nassau County Executive Laura Curran announced. Similar to other testing set-ups, the new one in Elmont will be in operation from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Monday through Friday and will be open to everyone
By Saadia Z. Yunus, LMFT The days before the month of Ramadan are typically filled with nervous excitement as Muslims all over the globe prepare for our holy month of fasting. It is a month of reflection, God-consciousness, community and giving back to others. Although Muslims will be fasting this Ramadan just like any other
Freeport and Hempstead, Two of the hardest hit areas in terms of the coronavirus on Long Island, has created new testing sites. Assemblywoman Taylor Darling, a Hempstead resident and representative of district 18, posted about the new set up in Hempstead on Instagram. You have to call 516-396-7500 ahead of time to make an appointment
To increase detection of coronavirus, Suffolk County Executive Steve Bellone announced that additional testing sites will be set up in North Amityville and Wyandanch. This announcement comes soon after data was released by the New York State Department of Health showing that a disproportionate number of COVID-19 cases have occurred in African-American and Hispanic communities.
Coronavirus is hard to ignore at this stage in the game. It’s taking a toll worldwide forcing us to shift all aspects of our lives. Surfaces are unsafe and every cough is met with a paranoid stare or Google search. We decided to check in with some people on Long Island to see how they
Tuesday marks the highest number of deaths on Long Island in one day at 183 due to coronavirus. This brings to total up to 500 deaths in Nassau County and 263 in Suffolk County. Right now, Long Island is still considered a “hot spot.” The number of overall cases has reached over 30,000 cases on
By Dongyoon Shin Instagram: @dnbacon Mahathir Mohamed, 94, was the world’s oldest state leader before stepping down as a Prime Minister of Malaysia on March 1. Following his resignation came another leader Muhyiddin Yassin, who now has to run the country amidst all the political turmoil and coronavirus pandemic. Mohamed is a virtuoso politician, who
“Networking” can be a broad and scary term. There is a misconception that this tactic of forming and maintaining relationships is only significant when it’s with top executives at one’s dream company. Mingling with a corporation’s VIPs is a great way to foster future opportunities, but in this age of technology, it is not the
Peer pressure is a common term we often hear about. It is a phenomenon in which, teenagers especially, are influenced by their peer groups. Like the sides of a coin, peer pressure has both pros and cons. Researchers say peer pressure is detrimental to a teenagers’ psyche, but at times it can act as a
Even though we took a hit this month (thanks to coronavirus 🙄), the power of social media has allowed us to highlight some amazing women on Long Island. To close out Women’s History Month, we’re shouting out the female medical professionals, food service workers, women in media, teachers, and other essential workers who are putting
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