Wednesday, 13 August 2014 10:56
Free Barbeque Dinner For Local Veterans
Thursday, August 14
Hockey Team Concert Benefit
Friday, August 15
Summer Recreation Awards Ceremony
Thursday, August 21
The library board meeting will be held on Wednesday, Aug. 13 at the Floral Park Public Library at 7:30 p.m.
Assemblyman Ed Ra is hosting a free barbeque dinner to honor local veterans. The dinner will be held from 3 to 5 p.m. on Thursday, Aug. 14 at VFW Post 2718 in Franklin Square. Representatives from Nassau County Clerk Maureen O’Connell’s Veterans ID Program will be at the event. Veterans must bring their discharge papers or their DD214 to the barbeque. Upon presenting these papers, they will receive an ID card, a discount card and will be able to keep a copy of their discharge papers/DD214 form on file in the county clerk’s office. The copies filed with the clerk’s office will be considered legitimate documentation in the event that the original is lost. Veterans and one guest are invited to attend the event. Reservations are necessary and can be made by calling 516-535-4095.
The Floral Park Summer Recreation Awards Ceremony will be held on Thursday, Aug. 21 at 7:30 p.m. at the Recreation Center.
Andy Cooney, the nation’s most beloved Irish American singer and world-touring band return to Floral Park on Friday, Aug. 22 at 7:30 p.m. as part of the Floral Park Summer of Stars 2014 series at Memorial Park at Tulip and Plainfield avenues. Bring your own chair or blanket. All concerts are held rain or shine.
Town of Hempstead STOP, hazardous materials collection will be held on Saturday, Aug. 23 from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. at 450 Milburn Ave. in Hempstead. Visit www.toh.li or call 516-378-4210 for details.
On Saturday, Aug. 23 at 7:45 p.m. the movie Frozen plays at the North Hempstead Beach Park, and it will be set up as an old-fashioned drive-in movie. It is part of the Town of North Hempstead’s free summer film series. Visit www.northhempsteadny.gov for details.
The Sewanhaka Central High School board of education meeting will be held on Tuesday, Aug. 26 at 8 p.m. at Sewanhaka High School. Visit www.sewanhaka.k12.ny.us for additional information and agenda material.
The Floral Park Architectural Review Board Meeting will be held on Wednesday, Aug. 27 at 7:30 p.m. at the Recreation Center.
Village offices closed in observance of Labor Day. Monday, Sept. 1
First day of school for Sewanhaka and Floral Park Memorial high school students is Tuesday, Sept. 2.
The Town of Hempstead will hold its regular board meeting on Tuesday, Sept. 2 at 10:30 a.m. at the Nathan L.H. Bennett Pavilion, Hempstead Town Hall, 1 Washington St. in Hempstead. Agendas post the town’s website on the Friday before the meeting date. Visit www.toh.li for more information.
The Floral Park Chamber of Commerce will meet on Sept. 4 for a luncheon at Jack Duggans.
Friday, 31 October 2014 00:00
Tammany Hall is an essential part of the vocabulary of New York City politics. For many, Tammany Hall and political corruption are synonymous. For others, Tammany Hall was a lifesaver tossed into the turbulent and unforgiving sea of 19th- and early 20th-century New York City. The author of a new book about Tammany Hall, Terry Golway, will speak about these complexities at the Wednesday, Nov. 12 meeting of the Irish Cultural Society of the Garden City area.
Golway’s book Machine Made: Tammany Hall and the Creation of Modern American Politics has been well received in book reviews. His talk will acknowledge the misgovernment of Tammany Hall with its creation of “Boss” Tweed as the very face of political corruption. But he will also argue that Tammany Hall was an influence on the progressive legislation which helped working people, the Irish among them, to form a vibrant middle class in the United States.
Thursday, 30 October 2014 00:00
On Oct. 23, Nassau County District Attorney Kathleen Rice announced the arrest of a Floral Park woman for stealing nearly $700,000 from a longtime employer, as well as more than $10,000 from a new employer, by writing herself checks drawn from company bank accounts.
Deborah Tangredi was arrested and arraigned on Oct. 23 before Nassau District Court Judge Joy Watson on the following charges: