Written by Joe Scotchie Friday, 29 March 2013 00:00
A native of the South Bronx, Joanne Figueroa, like many one-time residents of the city, has found a home in Roslyn.
Dr. Figueroa has been in Roslyn Heights on 216 Mineola Ave. since 2008. Not only does she find Roslyn “a lovely place,” Dr. Figueroa also notes that her location is convenient for her patients from all over Long Island, but especially from Glen Cove, where she previously practiced medicine.
Dr. Figueroa was in Glen Cove from 2004 to 2008. Now she is in Roslyn to stay. “[Roslyn Heights] is easy for patients to get to,” she told The Roslyn News. “I love it here so much that I moved here.”
Dr. Figueroa’s practice specializes in urology and pelvic health. More specifically, the office specializes in general urology, female pelvic reconstructive surgery, painful bladder syndrome/interstitial cystitis and pelvic pain. Hospital affiliations include St. Francis Hospital, NSLIJ at Glen Cove Hospital and NSLIJ at Syosset Hospital. In addition, Dr. Figueroa is enthusiastic about her staff and equipment. “We have all the top of the line, state of the art equipment,” she said. “We have a family-friendly with a young, vibrant staff.”
A native of The Bronx, Dr. Figueroa was trained at that borough’s famed Albert Einstein. In Long Island, she earned both her undergraduate and medical degree at Stony Brook University.
“Our doors are open to all residents,” she said. “I look forward to helping my patients to help themselves.”
Saturday, 08 March 2014 00:00
Local author Rajdeep Paulus of Locust Valley is living the writer’s dream. After having her first young adult novel published last year with positive reviews, she has just released her second novel, and will be holding a book signing at The Book Revue in Huntington on March 12.
Her first book, Swimming Through Clouds, is about a high school transfer student and her friendship with the basketball captain during their senior year. The sequel, Seeing Through Stones, was released March 1.The mom of four girls only recently tried her hand at novel writing; an English major in college who then taught for a few years, says, “I spent about a decade doing the mom thing...then as my youngest got to be school age, my husband asked me, ‘What do you want to do with your life now?’”
Friday, 07 March 2014 00:00
February, Black History Month, was celebrated by the Hood A.M.E. Zion Church of Oyster Bay with a series of special events.
“The whole month was inspiring, so I am looking forward to doing it next year,” said Black History-Harriet Tubman Committee Chair Diane Cortes-Evans.
The month included a visit from Assemblyman Charles Lavine, who attended the Feb. 9 service and presented Pastor Linda Vanager with a citation from the NYS Legislature for the church’s work in preserving the Pine Hollow Cemetery, and a lecture by historian Simon Rutledge.
Thursday, 06 March 2014 12:01
On Saturday, Feb. 22, as temperatures rose to well above freezing for the first time in weeks and the melting snow created a thick fog, the Oyster Bay High School Varsity Lady Baymen Basketball Team showed up at Long Island University ready to play.
Thursday, 27 February 2014 11:48
The Winter Varsity Sports Season is into post-season play in Oyster Bay. Many fine young athletes have excelled this season and were chosen by the Oyster Bay High School coaches as Athletes of the Month for February.
Cassidy Exum has been a member of the varsity wrestling team since his freshman year. Since that time, he has achieved All-County honors, which includes a Nassau County Small School County Championship. This year, Exum started his competitive season with success. He was a place winner in the annual Locust Valley Tournament, a Hank Paris Tournament Champion and a Bethpage Tournament Champion, where he was presented with the Champion of Champions Award. Exum’s success is due to his work ethic, dedication and discipline.; he is a fierce competitor which will help him as he competes for his second Nassau County Championship. Exum is coached by 2012 Coaches of the Year Jay Davis and Doug Axman.