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Floral Park AARP Chapter News

The Floral Park Chapter 5224 of AARP recently held its annual installation luncheon at the Floral Park Recreation Center, ahead of the chapter's regular break for the summer months. Incoming AARP chapter officers were sworn in by Mayor Thomas Tweedy.

Chapter members’ birthday were also celebrated and a sing-a-long was organized and led by Kenny Hendricks. The convocation was given by Floral Park Methodist Church Pastor Sikes.

The Floral Park AARP chapter organizes special events and trips of interest to people age 50 and older. Members of the national organization of AARP can submit a chapter application for Floral Park to join.  

The Floral Park chapter meets on the third Mondays of each month at 1 p.m. from September through June, at the Floral Park Recreation Center. The next meeting will be held on Monday, Sept. 16 at 1 p.m.

Call 516-437-7817 for more information.

News

The Nassau County Robbery Squad detectives are investigating a bank robbery that occurred on Wednesday, Sept. 17 which occurred at 5:40 p.m. in Floral Park.

According to detectives, a black, male subject entered the Capital One Bank, 170 Tulip Ave. and approached a teller. The subject produced a handgun and demanded money. After obtaining an undisclosed about of cash, the subject fled the bank and was last seen heading southbound on Plainfield Ave. The subject was described as being 35 to 40 years old, 6’ tall, stocky build, wearing a dark colored baseball cap, sunglasses, a white T-shirt and dark pants, During the incident there were four employees and one customer present. No injuries were reported.

Home security company Safe Choice Security recently compiled a list of the 29 safest places to live in New York State, and Floral Park made the ranks as one of four places in Nassau County. Using 2012 FCI crime statistics to analyze violent and property crime rates in the area, Safe Choice Security said it ranks each community based on its potential risk.


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