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Boy Scouts Complete Service Projects

Written by Illustrated News Staff Saturday, 25 October 2014 00:00

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. 

 

Opt-Out Rates In Herricks, NHP-GCP

Written by Dan Offner Friday, 24 October 2014 00:00

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.

 

Out-Of-District Students Removed

Written by Chris Boyle Thursday, 23 October 2014 00:00

At the Oct. 17 meeting of the Herricks Board of Education, Superintendent of Schools Dr. John Bierwirth discussed the recent investigation of students who have been illegally attending school in the Herricks School District, despite living in outer areas. Bierwirth said that 14 prospective cases were investigated and eight students were forced to leave the district.

 

Board of Education President James Gounaris said weeding out students who are attending school in Herricks under false pretenses is boiled down to one fact: it takes away valuable resources from the children of tax-paying members of the community.

 

Schools Talk Hygiene In Enterovirus Scare

Written by Rich Forestano Wednesday, 22 October 2014 00:00

Local school districts are reaffirming student hygiene standards in the wake of the non-polio enterovirus (EV- D68) that’s been found in the United States. A strain of the enterovirus was found in Southampton’s middle and high schools, but officials say it was not the virus that has caused the national EV-D68 outbreak.

 

The disease disproportionately affects infants, children and adolescents who lack immunity, according to the Center for Disease Control. School districts have been notified to follow New York State Health Department guidelines to combat possible infections.

 

Final Straw For Laundromat?

Written by Rich Forestano Friday, 17 October 2014 00:00

New Hyde Park Village Mayor Robert Lofaro gave a local laundromat until Wednesday, Oct. 15 to appear in village court to address property issues, mainly appearance and a lack of signage, or face arrest.

 

A final letter was sent to the tenant, Lofaro said.

 

Final Straw For Laundromat?

Written by Rich Forestano Friday, 17 October 2014 00:00

New Hyde Park Village Mayor Robert Lofaro gave a local laundromat until Wednesday, Oct. 15 to appear in village court to address property issues, mainly appearance and a lack of signage, or face arrest.

 

A final letter was sent to the tenant, Lofaro said.

 

Empty Storefront Gets Asian Infused

Written by Rich Forestano Thursday, 16 October 2014 13:48

After run-ins with the law, numerous fines and resident complaints, the Empire Billiards Hall closed last June. Sixteen months later, the empty storefront will bustle again, but with an Asian fusion twist.

 

The New Hyde Park Village Board approved East Setauket restaurant owner Sam Chan’s plan to open an 84-seat Asian fusion restaurant at 1215 Jericho Tpke. in New Hyde Park last week. It’s the former spot of the maligned pool hall. Chan said he expects the restaurant would be ready in three to six months after approval.

 

New Hyde Park Welcomes New AD

Written by Illustrated News Staff Saturday, 11 October 2014 00:00

The Sewanhaka Central High School District announced the probationary appointment of T.J. Burke as the New Hyde Park Memorial High School athletic director and physical education chairperson at a recent board of education meeting.

 

Burke comes to the district from Long Beach High School and has a tentative start date of Oct. 27. He also worked at Holy Trinity High School. Sewanhaka

Superintendent Dr. Ralph Ferrie announced the appointment and said he is pleased to have Burke on board.

 

Sewanhaka Digs Into Future

Written by Illustrated News Staff Friday, 10 October 2014 00:00

The Sewanhaka Central High School District marked the passage of its $86.6 million bond referendum at a groundbreaking ceremony held at Alva T. Stanford Fields on Sept. 17. 

 

Superintendent Dr. Ralph Ferrie, board of education members and school officials were joined by elected officials and community members at the site, the first in the district to see improvement as part of the bond’s approval. 

 

School District Considers E-Cig Ban

Written by Matthew Ern Thursday, 09 October 2014 00:00

The New Hyde Park-Garden City School District is considering banning electronic cigarettes from the school grounds. 

 

There is no specific mention of them in any board policies, which are currently being updated. 

 

“If you want them prohibited then you have to have them delineated,” Superintendent Robert Katulak explained at the Sept. 29 school board meeting. “And that’s why we do these reviews annually because some new invention can happen and you have to change things.”   

 

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