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Cellini Annual Italian Festival Set for August

Friday, 19 August 2011 00:00

Community Appreciation Day August 28

The Cellini Lodge #2206, Order Sons of Italy in America, located in New Hyde Park, will hold its Annual Italian Festival to start on August 24  through August 28 at Michael J. Tully Park, 1801 Evergreen Avenue (off   Denton Avenue) in New Hyde Park.  

The hours of the festival will be: Thursday and Friday from 6 to 11 p.m., Saturday from 3 to 11 p.m. and Sunday from 3 to 10 p.m. Admission is $1 and children under 8 years are free. 


New Hyde Park School Board Appoints Dr. Raymond Bredur

Written by Margaret Whitely Friday, 19 August 2011 00:00

At the last meeting of the New Hyde Park/Garden City Park School Board,  Dr.  Raymond Bredur was appointed by the board as  Director of Pupil Personnel Services.

At the outset of the meeting Board President Ernie Gentile called for any comments from the public.

A resident asked if the inquiry she had made at the last meeting regarding the moving of Special Education students from place to place had been resolved.


Hail Shatters Many Windshields In New Hyde Park

Written by Margaret Whitely Friday, 12 August 2011 00:00

Last Monday, during a fierce thunder and lightening storm, hail plummeted in New Hyde Park and surrounding areas, destroying  the windshields of many cars.

Along with the shattered windshields, residents also experienced a numerous amount of small dings in their cars the size of the rapidly falling hailstones.


Cold Spring Harbor Band Performs at William Gill Theatre

Written by Margaret Whitely Friday, 12 August 2011 00:00
The Cold Spring Harbor Band, under the direction of Pat Farrell, vocalist, on the piano, moved its concert to the William Gill Theatre, atop New Hyde Park Village Hall, due to rain.  The Cold Spring Harbor Band performs a tribute to the songs of Billy Joel and features, along with Farrell, Robert Goebel, keyboard, guitar and percussion, Lou Kouvaris, guitar, Nick Cangemi, drums, Paul Tuthill, sax and Peter Salvato, bass.

Carlyle Holds Largest Same Sex Wedding for Eighty-three Couples

Written by Rachelle Blidner and Christy Hinko Friday, 05 August 2011 00:00

Largest Ceremony on Long Island After New York Passes Gay Marriage Rights

On Tuesday, July 26 the largest same sex wedding ceremony was held on Long Island at Carlyle on the Green at Bethpage State Park in Farmingdale after the New York State Senate passing of the marriage bill on Friday, June 24.

Hosted by the Long Island GLBT Services Network, many donors made the complete event possible, from the venue and services of the Carlyle on the Green, to Andrew Scott Events and Floral, Top Tiers cakes by Jason Ellis, All Star Limousine Service, Ltd., Todd Barrie Music & Entertainment, and JoVon Photography.


New Hyde Park Village Holds Loading Zone Hearing

Written by Margaret Whitely Friday, 05 August 2011 00:00

Prior to the last New Hyde Park Village Board meeting, the village board held a hearing to determine what exactly is designated as a “loading zone.”

According to Schedule XX, the following locations are designated as loading zones:  

Second Avenue-north-from a point 94 feet west of South 5th Street Westerly 71 feet to a point 37 feet West of South 4th Street,

Brooklyn Avenue:  North from Cherry Lane to a point 100 feet east thereof.


Maragos: Coliseum Development Important; Makes Recommendations for Lease Agreement

Friday, 29 July 2011 00:00

“The development of the Hub is critically important to the Nassau County economy,” Nassau County Comptroller George Maragos said at a July 21 press conference. “It currently supports hundreds of jobs and has the potential to create thousands of construction jobs and permanent jobs as well as increase tax revenues.”

Maragos said that he conducted a review to determine the economic feasibility of the current proposal to develop the Nassau Hub and retain the NY Islanders hockey team. At this point in time, he said, a comprehensive analysis cannot be completed as the lease agreement with the Islanders is still under negotiation and several significant terms have yet to be resolved such as revenue sharing, revenue guarantees, cost overrun protections and the Islanders’ commitment to remain in Nassau County.


Western Water Authority Announces Boil Water Order Lifted

Friday, 29 July 2011 00:00

Customers of Water Authority of Western Nassau County were notified over a 24-hour period spanning July 20 and 21 of an issue with their drinking water and at that time were advised not to consume the water without boiling it first. As of July 22nd it has been determined that it is no longer necessary to use boiled or bottled water for drinking, making ice, brushing teeth, washing dishes, or food preparation.

According to the Water Authority, “After extensive testing of 171samples collected by both the Water Authority of Western Nassau County and by the Nassau County Department of Health, we are pleased to report that the issue has been addressed and that it is no longer necessary to boil the water first.”


NIFA: Nassau County Needs a Real Financial Plan Now

Written by Matthew A. Piacentini Friday, 22 July 2011 00:00

Rejects County Financial Plan, Comments on Coliseum

This winter, the state fiscal watchdog NIFA took over Nassau County’s finances. Now, six months into the “control period” this summer, the authority’s attitude has apparently been heating up to match the seasons.

Meeting July 14 at The Long Island Marriott Hotel and Conference Center in Uniondale, NIFA’s board of directors employed an impatient and chiding tone, delivering a clear message: Nassau County’s efforts to rectify what NIFA considers to be a financial disaster in the making are not good enough.


Winthrop Hospital Proposes $60 Million Research Facility

Written by Rich Forestano Friday, 22 July 2011 00:00

Expected to Break Ground in 2012

Major developments have been surfacing in Mineola over the past year. First, it was the long, drawn out process to get the Winston Manor residential complex off the ground. Now, a new research facility could grace the corner of Second Street and Mineola Boulevard if a special permit is granted to Winthrop University Hospital.

A team of lawyers, traffic and environmental experts, architects and hospital representatives presented an application to build a $60 million research facility to the board of trustees at the June 13 public hearing. The proposed four-story, .893 acre facility would house research development into obesity and diabetes as well as cardiovascular pulmonary related issues, Lou Gehrig’s (ALS) disease among others.


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