Written by Rich Forestano Tuesday, 05 August 2014 09:23
A project that would remediate flood issues at South 14th Street and 6th Avenue in New Hyde Park has yet to go out to bid. The plan also includes repaving the Village Hall parking lot.
“We’re working with our engineers to get that done,” Mayor Robert Lofaro said. “The parking lot at Village Hall, that bid has not gone out yet either. We will be going out to bid on a requirements contract to replace the current contract that’s currently expired.”
Village officials say its engineers, Dvirka & Bartilucci, are in the final pre-bid stages and will be soliciting prospective contractors in August.
“Our engineers are still working everything out,” Lofaro said. “We’ll know more in a few weeks. We’d hope to get it started in September and finished in October. That is certainly our hope for this plan.”
Then-Senator Craig Johnson secured a $150,000 grant when he was in office for the project. The money was restored by current Senator Jack Martins after grants secured by Johnson were eliminated after Johnson’s loss to Martins in the 2010 election.
“If we had the grant money from the start, it might have been different,” said Lofaro.
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James Sokol and Jake Leeds from Boy Scout Troop 298 recently completed their service projects.
Sokol and fellow Scouts replaced the backboards, rims and nets in the basketball court in Nuzzi Park. They also trimmed trees and repainted the court lines.
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The debate over New York State Common Core standards continues, with students from local school districts showing a mild resistance to the exams.
According to the New York State Allies for Public Education, 39 students in the Herricks School District opted out of the English exam, while 74 did not take the math test. For the New Hyde Park-Garden City Park School District, 17 students did not take the English test while 18 refused to take the math test.
Thursday, 23 October 2014 00:00
The Sewanhaka Indians varsity football team hosted Elmont Spartans on Saturday, Oct. 18 in its final home game of the regular season.
It certainly did not go as the Indians had hoped, falling 18-8, in a mistake filled game. Head coach George Kasimatis said the Indians had their chances, but kept digging themselves into a hole with mental mistakes on both sides of the ball.
Playing from behind, senior running back Brenton Mighty was able to break free for a long touchdown run, to put the Indians on the board.
Thursday, 16 October 2014 00:00
Sewanhaka Indians Head football coach George Kasimatis told his team to expect a dogfight in this weeks game against the New Hyde Park Gladiators, and he was right after its 35-21 victory last week.
“All the kids know each other really well, it’s always competitive when we play each other,” he said.