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Memorial Day In Floral Park

VFW Edwin J. Murphy Post No. 6910 held its annual Memorial Day Ceremony on Monday, May 27 at the Floral Park Centre Memorial Park on McKee Street and Willis Avenue. On Nov. 10, 1946, Floral Park Centre citizens came together to honor eight servicemen from the community, unveiling a bronze memorial plaque. William Murphy, president of the Floral Park Centre Civic Association, gave the opening remarks 67 years ago.

 

“The ceremonies which we are now holding in recognition of the splendid services, often beyond the call of duty, made by these young men is deserving of the highest commendation.”

 

In 2013, Commander Richard Mooney opened the ceremony was joined by Vice Commanders Larry Sica Sr., Joseph Nigro Jr., Quartermasater Bill Baur, Adjutant Leonard Jindra, Officer of the Day Harold Marin and guest speaker Dr. Lawrence Jindra. 

 

News

The Town of North Hempstead has prepared a transportation contingency plan for local commuters who may be looking for alternatives if the Long Island Railroad (LIRR) workers strike on July 20.

The plan includes adding free parking at North Hempstead Beach Park, on West Shore Rd. in Port Washington, to aid car pooling, and providing up to 300 spaces at iPark, 1305 Union Tpke. in New Hyde Park, enabling commuters to catch bus service along Union Tpke. or meet up with carpooling buddies.

Speaking for a group of local residents, Santo Cipolla is asking the Sewanhaka Central High School District to revisit a 28-year-old policy that allows one community to attend any of the five district high schools, including Floral Park Memorial High School.

“It was a policy that was created to desegregate South Floral Park and a portion of Floral Park called Jamaica Square,” Cipolla said at a school board meeting last week. “It is our belief that there is not equal access to the schools and violates the equal protection clause under the Fourteenth Amendment.”


Calendar

Mike Barry will perform at Swing The Teapot

Friday, July 18

Bellerose Village’s Board of Trustees Meeting

Monday, July 21

Summer Rummage Sale

Wednesday, July 23

 


 

 


Columns

1959: The Year The Music Stopped Playing
Written by Michael A. Miller, mmillercolumn@gmail.com

The Eccentric Heiress Of ‘Empty Mansions’
Written by Mike Barry, MFBarry@optonline.net

Yellow Margarine And A Pitch For The Ages
Written by Michael A. Miller, mmillercolumn@gmail.com