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.
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
For more than half of a century, Kenny Goodman has decorated the hands of Fire Islander’s, each with their own handcrafted, original silver jewelry pieces that linger in the air of the island as “Kenny’s.” The resident sculptor’s legacy is … Full Story
On July 26, Fire Island Ferries, Inc. crew rescued six passengers from a capsized motorboat off the shore of Ocean Bay Park. Among the Fire Island ferry rescue are other tragedies in local waters, including a recent boating accident resulting … Full Story
Vanoy Harris, 58, has traveled from Kentucky to Fire Island since 2014, to embark on the five-mile journey that is the Maggie Fischer Memorial Cross Bay Swim. He will not be participating in the 2020 race because of restrictions to … Full Story
LIKE ROBERT MOSES, an additional sea of online petitions and protests have crashed on the shores of Long Island, surrounding what many residents believe to be another heavily celebrated figure worth discussing – William Floyd. The sole Suffolk County signer … Full Story
ONLINE PETITIONS HAVE reignited community debate on the legacy of Long Island’s historical titans – as well as the region’s lingering racist roots in the wake of Black Lives Matter protests – individuals with strong ties to Fire Island. One … Full Story
On May 25, a 46-year-old black man lost his life in Minneapolis, Minnesota, at the hands of a white police officer. On June 6, at 5 p.m., around 100 Fire Islanders began marching in Ocean Bay Park, they congregated in … Full Story
Island News urges our readers to get acquainted with and respect the NOAA Marine Life Viewing Guidelines guidelines in both the viewing and taking photos of seals and all marine life that inhabit the waters.
By Emma Boskovski ~ Garnet is the birthstone of January. The wine rose colored stone also happens to be the official gem of New York State. Perhaps, most amazingly, Fire Island’s beaches are covered in it. It comes up right … Full Story
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