Devastating Blast Destroys Home
Last Friday afternoon shortly after 1 p.m., a blast rocked the north end of town when a home in Kings Point on Broadlawn Avenue exploded leaving only a flattened, charred foundation, a chimney and a nearby child's play structure standing. Firefighters and medics from Alert and Vigilant Hook and Ladder Companies, police officers from Kings Point, investigators from the Nassau County Fire Marshal's office, the Bomb Squad, LIPA, Keyspan, and Brooklyn Union Gas had rushed to the scene.
Frustration, a Common Bond: Lockheed Martin Corporation Cleanup
The former Unisys Facility, a 94 acre spread that is situated in Lake Success and the Town of North Hempstead, that was recently sold by the Lockheed Martin Corporation but remains their legal responsibility to remediate, is a lightning rod of frustration for the citizens of the surrounding neighborhoods, local officials and the cleanup oversight agency, the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC). The complexity of the cleanup is staggering to understand as it is governed by two different sets of rules, regulations and procedures; those set forth by the Super Fund Act of the Environmental Protection Agency and those that come under the Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA) of New York State. It is at pivotal decision-making junctures that the process and communications appear to become derailed.
Kings Point USMMA Weekly SportsWrap-up
The Mariners slipped under the .500 mark in 2000 finishing the season 11-13, but concluded the year winning eight of their last 11 games, including their final six outings. Kings Point finished the newly-formed Knickerbocker Conference with a 5-8 ledger. The squad also played in the Skyline Conference finishing in second place with a 4-1 mark. The team is extremely young, only losing two seniors to graduation, and will return their full arsenal of hitters and pitchers in 2001.
Junior Tennis Tournament Will Help Our Town
The junior tennis tournament, sponsored by The Great Neck United Community Fund, will be held for both boys and girls between the ages of eight to 14, on Sunday, June 4.
How About a Book Store in Great Neck!
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