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Mainland Eats! Jersey Mike’s Subs and Slice of Bay Shore

by Emma Boskovski |

With the insane number of new restaurants opening on Bay Shore’s Main Street, Jersey Mike’s Subs and Slice of Bay Shore proved to be excellently managed, decorated, and delicious places to dine. It was also nice to escape the frenzy of diners that Main Street has been attracting, with Jersey Mike’s on the eastern end of it and Slice to the west. When I was tasked with writing a dining review for two Bay Shore restaurants, I brought along with me the largest critic I know – my grandmother, Nanya.

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New Records Set at Maggie Fischer Cross Bay Swim 2021

by Emma Boskovski |

“Charity is one thing, a race is another, the Cross Bay is both a charity and a race. I love that there’s a lot of people here because it’s a race … and they’re trying to set a record. It’s human nature to be competitive, but to be charitable is also human nature. That’s why we do it, and I know my family feels better making something good out of a charity,” Fischer said.

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OP-ED: COVID-19 and Me

by Emma Boskovski |

  I did what any college student would do: I called my mother with the little scratchy voice I had left and begged for help, but she was able to offer none. I was infected with a virus that could pose deadly consequences for her and I was seven hours from home. I was alone in uncharted territory.

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April Freely (1982-2021)

by Emma Boskovski |

April Freely passed away unexpectedly on July 9, 2021. The decorated poet and essayist lived in New York City and committed her last few months of life to the Fire Island Artist Residency (FIAR).

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Remembering the Story to Save Fire Island

by Emma Boskovski |

Author of “Saving Fire Island from Robert Moses,” Christopher Verga, delivered a virtual lecture, hosted by Fire Island School Adult Education Program, on Thursday, July 15, giving those who tuned in a presentation about the fight for a national seashore.

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Daniel “Danny Boy” Salmon (1957-2021)

by Emma Boskovski |

Daniel “Danny Boy” Solomon strived to grow his Fire Island tree-trimming business over three decades and succeeded to become a Seaview household name. His sudden heart attack and passing on Jan. 30, 2021, came as a shock to his loved ones and those he serviced in Seaview, Ocean Bay Park and Ocean Beach, as their clientele relationship quickly became a friendship.

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INTERVIEW: Tomik Dash

by Emma Boskovski |

Thirty-seven year-old, Brooklyn-born Tomik Dash serves the Fire Island community as president of the recently established Black and Brown Equity Coalition of Cherry Grove or BaBEC and is editor of Fag Rag Magazine. The Equity Coalition was created last year … Full Story