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OLV Gets Fresh Look

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.”

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



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