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County Clerk Honors Troop 298 Eagle Scouts

Friday, 05 July 2013 00:00
Nassau County Clerk Maureen O’Connell joined Boy Scout Troop #298 of New Hyde Park at their Eagle Scout Court of Honor Ceremony for Michael A. Fink and Justin D. Rezin. County Clerk O’Connell, along with other area officials, the leaders and families of Troop No. 298 honored these outstanding young men who have demonstrated great commitment to community service. Clerk O’Connell presented each of the Eagle Scouts with a County Citation in recognition of their individual achievements. Their dedication and many accomplishments earned them the rank of Eagle Scout which is the highest award in the Boy Scouts of America. Congratulations to Michael and Justin and the entire Troop #298 family on this special occasion and for all their great works on behalf of the community.

We’re Having A FIELD DAY!

Thursday, 04 July 2013 00:00

Hooray! One of the best signs the school year is coming to a close is Field Day, and last week the fields at Stewart Manor Elementary School were swarming with Red, White and Blue as the students romped through some friendly intramural competition.

Blue won the day, but that didn’t dampen the fun for the other teams. “Field Day is awesome,” said second-grader Gianna Giovinazzo. “There is a lot of working together and that is why we won; I like doing all the stuff.”


Gross Talks Town Clerk Race

Written by Betsy Abraham, Wednesday, 03 July 2013 00:00

Town Clerk Leslie Gross sat down with Anton reporters last week to explain why she’s running for re-election, her switch to the Republican ticket and why she’s the most knowledgeable person for the job.

Gross is up against Nassau County Legislator Wayne Wink for Town of North Hempstead town clerk, a position she’s held since 2007. Since then, she’s been a part of including drug testing for taxi drivers, extending office hours twice a month, and the program Hometown Heroes.


Pols Clamor For Noise Study

Written by Rich Forestano, Tuesday, 02 July 2013 14:40

Federal survey “first step” in addressing aircraft noise

Kurt Langjahr of New Hyde Park is on a mission to plant trees, yet not for the visual aesthetic, but to buffer the rumblings of airplanes flying overhead.

His next-door neighbors cut trees down in their backyard a few years ago, and that’s when he first noticed the noise. This was also after the Federal Aviation Authority (FAA) changed flight patterns to JFK, LaGuardia and Newark Liberty International airports.


New Civic Coming To Garden City Park

Written by Rich Forestano Saturday, 29 June 2013 00:00

Garden City Park, the forgotten town as Eric Rudd calls it. He wants to change that.


Rudd, former president of the Garden City Park Civic Association, revealed to the New Hyde Park Illustrated News that he, along with three former civic members would form their own group.


Started ‘Em Up With Satisfaction

Written by Danielle Macrini Friday, 28 June 2013 00:00

A review of Rolling Stones Tribute Band

New Hyde Park residents gathered on June 19 at Memorial Park, to watch Satisfaction, a Rolling Stones Tribute Band, perform live.  The crowd filled more than half the park on Wednesday evening to witness the event and the performers impersonating the original legends of rock.


While seeing the band Satisfaction play and hearing the music it was like watching and listening to the actual Rolling Stones members  live. Lead singer and band manager, Chris LeGrand, had the ‘moves like jagger,’ which were flawlessly achieved. LeGrand started this project in 2001 in his hometown, Texarkana, TX.


The Bidders Are On ‘Main Street’

Written by Rich Forestano Thursday, 27 June 2013 00:00

Two contractors up for Jericho Turnpike revamp project

Competing bids on the Village of New Hyde Park’s “Operation Main Street” project are in final review stages, according to officials. The project aims at improving the business district along Jericho Turnpike.


J. Anthony Enterprise Inc. of Bohemia bid $1,469,374, while Old Bethpage-based New York Paving, who installed the new traffic medians on the turnpike, submitted a $1,527,043.10 bid. Neither contractor returned calls for comment.


Pool Hall Scratched On Code Violations

Written by Rich Forestano Wednesday, 26 June 2013 00:00

Empire Billiards fined, state liquor hearing looming

Harinder Singh, manager of Empire Billiards on Jericho Turnpike in New Hyde Park, plead guilty to building code violations in village court last week. The hall has been subject of recent criticism from village officials and residents.


The first violation stemmed from Empire practicing as a billiard hall without a permit. The village revoked its permit last year. New Hyde Park also recently ordered the club to remove a DJ booth and dance floor, according to Mayor Robert Lofaro.


No Malice In Stakes Win

Written by Rich Forestano Saturday, 22 June 2013 00:00

Smith knew he had Belmont down the final stretch

Mike Smith atop Palace Malice knew when he looked back at a fellow jockey, he reassured victory. Smith had the 145th Belmont Stakes in hand as he thundered down the final stretch on June 8, but not because of a runaway finish. Preakness winner Oxbow with Gary Stevens manning the reins gave Smith the go-ahead as he glanced over to his fellow Hall of Fame member.


“When I ranged up next to [Oxbow], it was like a movie scene,” Smith said. “He looked over to me.  I could see his face clear as day.  He says, ‘go on little brother, you’re moving better than me.  Just ride off your win.’”


We’re Having A Field Day

Friday, 21 June 2013 00:00

Hooray! One of the best signs the school year is coming to a close is Field Day, and the signs have been all over our schools these past few weeks as the Red, White or Blue teams take to the fields for some friendly intramural competition.  Manor Oaks School, Hillside Grade School and Denton Avenue School held its field days on June 12.


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