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Police Seek Robbery Details

Written by Floral Park Dispatch Staff, Thursday, 25 September 2014 09:55

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.


Floral Park Named Safest In State

Written by Dan Offner, Friday, 26 September 2014 00:00

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.


Alums Hold 50-Year Reunion

Written by Floral Park Dispatch Staff, Saturday, 27 September 2014 00:00

Thirty-four members of the Floral Park Memorial High School class of 1964 participated in a 50-year reunion during the weekend of Sept. 12. Early-arriving alums were treated to a guided tour of the high school, including the two large building extensions and the enlarged composite track. On Friday evening, many more members of the class met for refreshments at a popular local pub.

On Saturday, the reunion dinner-dance was held. Attendees wore name tags which featured their high school yearbook photos, and received commemorative reunion T-shirts. There was a brief ceremony honoring the 22 deceased members of the class. Personal messages from those who could not attend were read out to those present.


Airing On A Television Set Near You

Written by Stephen Levine Saturday, 20 September 2014 00:00

TV studio enhances web presence, wins awards

Lights. Camera. Action. These are the words you may hear if you are in Floral Park’s village hall. 


For almost two decades Floral Park has been home to Four Village Studio (4VS), a local community television station serving the four-village area.  

The community station airs a variety of programs hosted by residents, a community billboard and its own weather station. However, according to Operations Manager James Green, this is not the only goal of the studio.


Martins Talks Issues In NY

Written by Rich Forestano Friday, 19 September 2014 00:00

Senator Jack Martins mentioned education, business and drug use among other topics in a recent interview with the Floral Park Dispatch. He’s currently seeking re-election in November, being challenged by Democrat Adam Haber. 

Pointing to what he called “key legislation,” particularly the tax cap legislation passed in 2011 and prescription drug bill he helped foster to enactment, Martins feels New York State is on track to continue fiscal responsibility.


Remembering Those Lost On 9/11

Written by Christy Hinko Thursday, 18 September 2014 00:00

On Thursday, Sept. 11, members of the Floral Park community gathered to honor the memories of the lives lost of Sept. 11, 2001, at the village’s annual 9-11 Remembrance ceremony. The Floral Park Volunteer firefighters served as Color Guard and the Holy Spirit Church Choir sang. Mayor Thomas Tweedy delivered the welcoming speech (see page 12 of this Floral Park Dispatch) and delivered the recitation of names, between the bell tolls of the United Methodist Church. Members of the fire department placed roses on the name panels at the village’s relic memorial. The following are the names of residents who perished in the 9/11 attacks and who are honored at the village’s memorial: Keith Fairben, EMT; William Dean, of Marsh & McLennan; Ryan Fitzgerald, of Fiduciary Trust Company International; Brian Magee, of Compaq; Charles Mendez, FDNY Ladder 7; Robert Regan, FDNY Ladder 118; Robert King, Jr., FDNY Engine 33; Howard Gelling, Jr., of Sandler O’Neill & Partners; Thomas Hetzel, FDNY Ladder 13; Ronald Kloepfer, NYPD ESU Squad 7; Michelle Bratton, of Cantor Fitzgerald.


20th Annual Covert Avenue Festival

Written by Christy Hinko Wednesday, 17 September 2014 00:00

Dozens of merchants and vendors gather once again on Saturday, Sept. 6 for the 20th Annual Covert Avenue Chamber of Commerce Street Festival, beating out the threat of rain for a successful event. 


Gonna Pop Some Tags?

Written by Christy Hinko, Thursday, 11 September 2014 10:43

Maybe not a scene from the rap song video, Thrift Shop, but the popular spot in Floral Park to score some of the best deals on lightly used goods and clothing, the United Methodist Church’s Thrift Shop, was just as exciting to watch when it re-opened to customers for the season. The thrift shop re-opened on Wednesday, Sept. 3 after being closed for the summer for restocking, cleaning and organizing the shelves and racks.

Thrift Shop Manager Dolores Rossi said more than nine volunteers helped throughout the summer to get the shop back into top shape for its re-opening, including her 17-year-old grandsons, Andrew Rossi of Floral Park and Jake Kennedy of New Hyde Park.


Sewanhaka Alums’ 70th Year Reunion

Written by Lulu Cohen, Wednesday, 10 September 2014 00:00

In 1963, Sewanhaka High School alumni and Floral Park resident, Adele Werthmuller pulled out her yearbook. She was on a mission and began paging through the pictures and names of her beloved classmates. She decided to look through the phone book for familiar names. She said, “I kept in contact with many of my girlfriends so I started looking for the men first.”


The Mayor’s Corner: September 12, 2014

Written by Sheila Ferrari Friday, 12 September 2014 00:00

Great Summer Memories

What a spectacular summer! After such a brutal winter we certainly deserved some respite from Mother Nature and she could not have been more kind. This summer at Village Hall was quite a busy one. We have been collaborating with Cameron Engineering for more than 20 months on the design of our new pool facility. Cameron Engineering & Assoc. is a recognized leader in aquatic recreation facility design. Throughout the design process Cameron’s design team pro-actively assessed our needs, attended and attentively listened to our residents at the many public information sessions and incorporated these ideas into their final design.

We are very pleased with the plans which were put out for bids due in July. Bids were received and the difference among the four lowest bidders was less than eight percent. The winning bid was submitted by Phillip Ross Industries who was awarded the project on Aug. 5.