A New Path: From Psychic to Writer
Rochelle Jewel Shapiro is about to release her first book, Miriam the Medium, published by Simon and Schuster, which is set right here in Great Neck. She has been living in Great Neck for 27 years and she even learned how to write at the Great Neck Adult Education Program where she studied poetry with Kent Ozarow and prose with Cynthia Shor. "Both teachers not only have a great ear for language, but they also know how to find what's good about your writing," she said.
Old Village BZA Grants Application for Apartment Complex
A chapter closed on May 6 when the Board of Zoning Appeals in the Village of Great Neck voted 4-1 to approve the variances sought by Frank Lalazarian of Oxford Developers to erect a 67-unit, three-story rental apartment building on the northwest corner of Arrandale Avenue and Middle Neck Road. After months of emotional and sometimes bitter public hearings with neighbor pitted against neighbor and a host of experts hired by the developer to make his case, the board approved the application whittling 6 inches from the height, 33'6", and shaving 7,000 square feet from the total 78,000 square footage at the May 6 meeting. The original proposal was for a 78 unit, four-story apartment building.
USMMA Track & Field Competes at Oneonta Invitational
The U.S. Merchant Marine Academy men's track & field team garnered second place, Saturday, May 1, at the Oneonta Track & Field Invitational, collecting 156 points, while trailing only the host school, Oneonta State (181) in a field of seven institutions. The women's team placed third, while the host school made a clean sweep, winning the women's contingent.
South JV Lacrosse Ends Successful Season
The Great Neck South High School girls JV lacrosse team ended the season with 10 wins and only one loss.
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