Wednesday, 05 February 2014 00:00
Village of Floral Park former mayors Kevin Greene, Ann Corbett and Tom Hayden join Mayor Tom Tweedy, Trustee Dom Longobardi, Campaign Manager Arthur Walsh in re-electing the Citizens’ Party candidates, Trustees Jim Rhatigan and Kevin Fitzgerald.
They also remind residents that the annual signature-gathering drive is on and will continue until Feb. 11. Your support and vote for Trustees Jim Rhatigan and Kevin Fitzgerald is appreciated. Village Election Day is Tuesday, March 18 from noon to 9 p.m.
A family brunch is planned for Saturday, March 1, 9 a.m. at Crabtree’s at 226 Jericho Tpke. For information visit www.FPCitizensParty.com or call 516-381-9101.
- Submitted by John Lockwood, chairman of Citizens’ Party of Floral Park
Saturday, 25 October 2014 00:00
Long Island communities are waging a war against prescription drug abuse and a rampant heroin epidemic. The county launched a free public training program in 2012 to teach ordinary citizens the signs of an overdose and how to reverse its effects using a drug called Narcan.
Garden City High School hosted one of these training events on Oct. 9 as a packed auditorium of parents and community members gathered to learn the skills needed to potentially save a life. Floral Park will host the event in December.
Friday, 24 October 2014 00:00
Despite the national media attention about Ebola in recent weeks, there is one virus that is actually affecting Long Islanders, Enterovirus D68 (EV-D68), with one of the first cases identified in North Hempstead on Sept. 18 and a recent case on Oct. 15 in Suffolk County, which school officials called for the closing of school, as a health precaution.
Dr. Charles Schleien, chairman of the department of pediatrics at Cohen Children’s Medical Center, said that although the enterovirus is still active, cases are dwindling on Long Island. According to Schleien, approximately 500 cases have been reported this season of enterovirus, at Cohen’s Children Medical Center, with two to six patients being admitted per day.