Friday, 27 April 2012 00:00
New Hyde Park/Garden City Park School Board Trustee Frank Miranda has announced that he is running for re-election in the May 15 school board election.
Miranda has lived in the school district for 20 years and has held a position as school board trustee from 2004 to 2007 and from 2011 to 2012.
Miranda feels that the most important issue facing the New Hyde Park School District is the 2 percent tax cap and the unfunded mandates required by the state which makes meeting the budget cap a challenge.
Miranda, who is an information technologist, said he feels he will continue to work with the members of the school board to come up with alternative ways to minimize spending in order to maintain the high standard of education in the district.
Miranda is a graduate of Queensborough Community College with an A.A.S. degree in He and his wife, Lisa, have two daughters, Alexa and Ashley, who are both currently attending New Hyde Park Memorial High School.
He has been a member of the zoning board of appeals of the Village of New Hyde Park, since 1993 and a member of the Dad’s Club since 2007.
The New Hyde Park/Garden City Park school budget and school board trustee election will be held on May 15 from 6 a.m. to 9 p. m. at the New Hyde Park Manor Oaks School, 1950 Hillside Avenue, New Hyde Park.
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After, Williston Park resident Joe Botkin, Massapequa resident Sol Goldstein and several friends helped finish building a house for a family 20 years ago for Habitat for Humanity, they had a question: “What do we do now?” They were all retired, had enjoyed working together and accomplishing something for a family in need, and wanted to do more.
“I was looking for something [to do] hands-on,” said Joe Botkin, a retired principal, who had worked with Goldstein in building the home.
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New Hyde Park is still awaiting Superstorm Sandy FEMA reimbursements, Mayor Robert Lofaro revealed. The village operates on a budget of about $5.8 million.
Public works superintendent Tom Gannon and village clerk Cathryn Hillmann spent numerous hours on forms and expenses for storm reimbursement. Lofaro said the fund balance is tiny and that if, say $300,000 was spent, the fund needs to be replenished quickly.
Thursday, 23 May 2013 00:00
Our Lady of Victory CYO volleyball’s eighth-grade girls team clinched its fourth-straight playoff appearance after taking two games from St. Raymond’s and sweeping St Martin’s. The girls were led by spiking duo of Jennifer Jandovitz (pictured) and Ann Roberts along with a great serving performance from Mary Weissler.
Thursday, 23 May 2013 00:00
The Dr. Barbaro Podiatry Padres took on Dominick’s Deli Braves on a sun-drenched Sunday afternoon. Hunter Dunn, Jake Gruosso, and Julian Dewitte laced three straight singles to start the home first for the well-oiled Dr. Barbaro Podiatry Padre machine. Solid hits were contributed by Thomas Vieni, Trevor Boshnack, and Ben Harnick. Michael O’Grady clobbered the second Padre double of 2013 into left center. In the field Stephen Coffey, Chris Erxelben, and Stephen Lopez provided amazing glove work.