Written by Floral Park Dispatch Staff Thursday, 16 January 2014 00:00
The New York Jets have recently recognized Floral Park Memorial’s very own varsity head football coach, Mike Spina, with their high school coach of the week award. When asked about receiving this honor, Spina said that it is his staff of assistant coaches and other support personnel that really should share this honor.
He continued by saying, “I want to make sure they knew how much I appreciate their efforts and hard work.”
According to the Jets’ staff writers, “The award, in its 18th year, is given to a coach in the tri-state area who serves the best interests of the game through the teaching of sound football fundamentals, the motivation of young players to achieve, and the promotion of youth football by way of dedication to their community their school and the student athletes.”
Spina will receive $1,000 to benefit the school’s football program and he will be presented with a certificate from the Jets.
Friday, 25 July 2014 00:00
On Monday, July 7, Vincent J. Calamia, 48, of Floral Park, was arrested on charges related to the production and possession of child pornography. The criminal complaint, filed in the Eastern District of New York, alleges that between approximately 2005 and the date of his arrest, Calamia engaged in sexually explicit conduct with minors and possessed and produced child pornography. The complaint further alleges that approximately 10 videos seized from the defendant’s computer depict the defendant engaging in sexual contact with boys who appear to be as young as between 15 and 17 years old.
Thursday, 24 July 2014 00:00
Village Board Trustee Mary-Grace Tomecki spoke on behalf of the Noise Abatement Committee at Tuesday night’s Village Board meeting regarding the proposed helicopter track route put forth by State Senator, Charles Schumer. Changes to the route would affect noise levels in the village and to other communities along the LIRR line.
The North Shore Route is a route currently used by helicopters exiting New York City heliports to locations on the east end of Long Island.
“The current route takes helicopters over the Long Island Sound at an altitude of 2,000 feet and is designed to minimize noise on the residential communities below,” said Tomecki. “A helicopter must arrive at its destination which in the case of the North Shore Route, means it must transition from water to land.”