Thursday, 20 February 2014 11:08
Daniel P. Kelly of Hampton Bays and Floral Park died on Feb. 3. Beloved husband of Carol. Loving father of Jacqueline (Louie), Daniel, Meredith (Tom). Dear brother of Michael, Margaret, Ann, Patricia, Mary Ellen, John, Patrick and the late Joseph. Cherished grandfather of Annamaria, Saverio, Marisa, Robert, Thomas and Matthew. Kelly is survived by many nieces and nephews. Visitation was held at Thomas F. Dalton Funeral Home in Floral Park. A funeral mass was held at St. Boniface RC Church on Feb. 10 and cremation at Fresh Pond Crematory.
Wednesday, 12 March 2014 00:00
The Floral Park Fire Department has maintained a stalwart presence in the community for more than a century. It boasts three station locations—Vernon Street and Floral Boulevard (headquarters), Holland Avenue north of Jericho Turnpike, and Atlantic Avenue and Pine Street—which are home to five companies: Rescue Co. #1, Hook & Ladder Co. #2, Alert Engine Co. #1, Reliance Engine Co. #2 and Active Engine Co. #3. All told, the department comprises more than 100 volunteers.
While that is an impressive number, it is down from a decade ago.
Friday, 07 March 2014 00:00
In 2012, Howard Kroplick was named town historian for the Town of North Hempstead. Now, two years later, he has published a pictorial history of the town, including several historical accounts of Floral Park, simply titled North Hempstead, a volume brought out by Arcadia Publishing as part of its extensive Images of America series.
“As town historian, it was the logical thing to write such a book,” Kroplick said. “This is the first published book on the town.” The volume, he added, is “long overdue” and also a publication that coincides with the 400th anniversary of the town’s discovery by the Dutch explorer, Adriaen Block.