Written by Christy Hinko, email@example.com Thursday, 07 August 2014 00:00
This September, the staff and students at Our Lady of Victory (OLV) School in Floral Park will have a fresh new perspective on things. More than 300 windows on the school’s two buildings were replaced, after enduring more than 20 years of weather and wear.
“It was time; we had been researching it for a long time.” said OLV Principal Peg Augello. “They had to be done; they were just too old.”
The OLV Parish Finance Committee approved the capital project to have all of the windows replaced. Kelly Windows in Farmingdale began the process of changing all of the windows as soon as school ended in June and completed the installation by mid-July.
OLV Parish Business Manager Jane Parrinelli told the Floral Park Dispatch that the installation is complete, but adjustments and changes are in progress, including some work to the gymnasium windows, but everything is scheduled to be finished before school starts this fall. The teachers will be back for workshops on Aug. 28; the students will start school on Sept. 3.
“We had to complete the windows for efficiency, because of leaks,” said Parrinelli. She said some of the windows were in such bad condition that they needed to be covered with plastic to prevent water and wind from coming through. “The new windows will enable us to save substantially in fuel costs.”
Friday, 21 November 2014 00:00
At the eleventh hour on the eleventh day of the eleventh month, residents and community members joined with the Floral Park American Legion to honor veterans at the annual Veteran’s Day ceremonies at Memorial Park, following a march down Tulip Avenue to the park with the members of the veterans of the Legion post, American Legion Auxiliary members, Sons of the American Legion, Boy and Cub Scouts from Troops 482 and 678 and local officials.
During the ceremony, a plaque was dedicated in memory of General Kazimierz Pulaski and others of Polish heritage who have served in the U.S. military. The plaque dedication was led by members of the Polish American Congress, Long Island Division, President Grzegorz Worma and Honorary President Richard Brzozowski. An invocation was delivered by Father Peter Rozek of St. Hedwig Church, followed by a POW-MIA ceremony by Post 334 Vice Commander Matthew Cacciatore.
Thursday, 20 November 2014 00:00
While parking around Long Island Rail Road train stations is typically a challenge, even on a regular work day, the holidays create more of a struggle for commuters in search of parking spots. LIRR spokesman Salvatore Arena said that ridership between Thanksgiving and New Year’s Day increases by at least 10 percent; last year it was by 12 percent. Though the MTA is adding more trains to the schedule, that doesn’t ease the parking situation, which is operated not by the LIRR, but by individual municipalities in each town.
“Every station is different,” Arena said. “A good part of our parking is in the hands of the locality. They set the rules essentially.”