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Your Weekly ‘Dispatch’ Has Returned

Anton Community Newspapers is pleased to announce that the Dispatch is returning to its role as Floral Park’s premier weekly. You might have noticed that the weekly Floral Park Dispatch took a brief hiatus, although we continued to publish quarterly throughout the year. 

Starting this week, you can look forward to coverage of the things that matter most, including John Lewis Childs, Floral Park-Bellerose, Floral Park Memorial High schools, village government, Our Lady of Victory and myriad churches within the village, local businesses and civic associations, Centennial Gardens, the Recreation Center and most of all, its residents. 

Helping to tell the stories of your lives will be me, Christy Hinko, a five-year editor and reporter at Anton Newspapers. You have likely seen me over the years, a patron at many of the businesses like Raindew and Marina’s Deli along Covert, Dee Dee’s Luncheonette on Tulip, and Migliore’s Pizzeria and Long Island Shotokan Karate Dojo on Jericho Turnpike. 

 

I encourage reader participation. Email your photos, submissions, calendar listings and more to: This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it or call 516-747-8282. Send in your news; share your life events. Your Floral Park Dispatch counts on your partnership for quality content. 

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