Jonathan Ielpi 'Comes Home'
One of Great Neck's bravest, firefighter Jonathan L. Ielpi, finally came home last week. Jonathan, Vigilant's first assistant fire chief and a New York City firefighter, lost his life on Sept. 11, one of the first fighters into the World Trade Center following the attacks. He was found at the site of the south tower last week.
GNE Approves Demolition Moratorium
In an effort to halt the proliferation of the construction of houses that look like Úquot;big boxes,Úquot; Great Neck Estates Mayor Ed Causin confirmed that the board of trustees at its Dec. 10 meeting approved a four-month moratorium on demolition.
A "Golden Apple" for the Teacher!
Susan Petersen Lubow, head of the Department of Physical Education and Athletics at Kings Point, was honored recently by the March of Dimes at the Fifth Annual Golden Apple Awards Dinner. The awards were created to recognize and honor outstanding individuals who have made a difference on Long Island through their commitment to education.
Kings Point Weekly Sports Wrap-up
The U.S. Merchant Marine Academy defeated the Valiants of Manhattanville by a 79-73 final score on Dec. 12 in Liebertz Gymnasium in a crucial battle between the Skyline Conference's top two teams, both entering the game with unbeaten records in Conference play. The defending Skyline Champions, the Mariners, now own a 6-1 mark thus far in 2001 and are 3-0 in the Skyline Conference. The Valiants are 6-3 on the year and were knocked from atop the Conference standings with a their first loss (4-1).
Ackerman Condemns JDL Plot Against Mosque and Fellow Member of Congress