Written by Eva Bose, email@example.com Friday, 06 June 2014 00:00
My First School and Floral Park’s Department of Public Works joined forces on Friday, May 16 to create another fun experience for the children of the town at the My First School Annual Truck Day. The children in their bright yellow school T-shirts had the wonderful opportunity to explore all the vehicles that help keep Floral Park safe and clean. They visited fire trucks, school buses, sanitation trucks and had the chance to ride a train around the parking lot of the Floral Park Recreation Center. Special thanks to the Floral Park Police Department for ensuring that the day was went safely for our children and families.
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.