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Field Trip Helps Exam Prep

The fourth grade students of Our Lady of Victory recently got to explore the world of science at the Liberty Science Center in New Jersey. Upon arrival, all were amazed by the giant sphere hanging from the ceiling that magically expanded and contracted.

During their visit they enjoyed such exhibits as Eat and Be Eaten, Our Hudson Home, Wonder Why, and Energy Quest. All displays were fantastic but there were two that all agreed were the best: Skyscrapers and the Touch Tunnel.

In Skyscrapers, students got to walk across steel beams suspended above the gallery floor (wearing a safety harness of course).

In the Touch Tunnel, they made their way through pitch black tunnels using only their sense of touch to find the exit.

The eager learners were then treated to a movie about lemurs in the nation’s largest IMAX Dome. It was a fun learning experience for all as they prepare for the state science exams.

News

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.

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:


Calendar

Harvest Fair

Saturday, November 1

West End Civic Meets

Thursday, November 6

Floral Park Board of Trustees Meeting

Wednesday, November 5



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

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Written by Michael A. Miller, mmillercolumn@gmail.com