Ernest Gentile was nominated to keep his position as board president, along with trustee Patricia Rudd, but in the end Gentile was selected to remain as president. He was sworn in by District Clerk Patricia Olive. Joseph Bongiorno was then unanimously chosen as the board’s vice president and was sworn in by Olive, as well as the other board trustees, board treasurer and superintendent of schools.
The graduates, their family and friends all gathered at Hofstra to attend the graduation of The Class of 2011 of New Hyde Park Memorial High School.
It was met with ire by school districts and local villages and commended by residents and businesses. But on June 30, with positives and negatives aside, the bill became law.
New York State Governor Andrew Cuomo visited Lynbrook last week to sign the 2 percent property tax cap into law. The tax cap was a major platform Governor Cuomo touted during his campaign to deliver property tax relief to homeowners and business owners across the state.
Due to the threat of rain, the Herricks High School 52nd graduation was held in the Herricks High School Gym.
The graduation opened with the Pledge of Allegiance and the Star Spangled Banner spoken and sung beautifully by Ryan Singh.
First it was the Lighthouse Project, then a casino and now a new redevelopment plan that could garner a minor league ballpark and new arena for the New York Islanders. Interested parties will be crossing their fingers until Aug. 1 when Nassau County residents will vote a $400 million bond referendum to redevelop the 77-acre site of the Nassau Coliseum.
Neil Pathak has earned the honored distinction of Herricks High School’s 2011 Valedictorian. Neil has spent the last four years dedicated to the highest level of academic, scientific, and social achievement. His accomplishments have spanned from intricate laboratory experimentation and medical innovation, to a number of community service projects that have reached around the world, all while mastering the most rigorous curriculum available at Herricks. His work ethic, leadership skills, profound intellect, and modest nature have propelled him to a level rarely seen at such a young age. Neil’s success over the last few years has been rooted in both domestic and international science research competitions. Most recently, he received the 1st Place Grand Award in the 2010 Taiwan International Science Fair, which hosted over 100 students from 13 countries. Neil has also taken the time to author a number of scientific abstracts that cover issues throughout the medical field, which were chosen for publication. His selfless initiatives extended further as he began raising funds locally for the education of underprivileged children in India. This type of involvement, coupled with his genuine interest in the health and happiness of others, places Neil into a very distinctive category. Whether he was engaged in cancer fighting research or facilitating the distribution of information to students as the Editor-In-Chief of the Highlander School Newspaper, Neil has always found ways to create, motivate, and educate the people around him. We as a school community wish him the very best throughout all of his future endeavors, and we look forward to learning about his accomplishments as they continue to come to light.
Last week six world-class jockeys from Belmont Park rode into the hearts of families at The Ronald McDonald House of Long Island (RMH-LI) as part of the annual Jockey Day event.
Two days before the 143rd running of the $1 million Belmont Stakes, Janice Blake-Baeza, Javier Castellano, Ryan Curatolo, Ramon Dominguez, Maylan Studart and John Velazquez travelled to RMH-LI in New Hyde Park to mingle with children at the House. Clad in their colorful silks, the riders posed for photographs and distributed gifts of personally autographed riding goggles and hats.
Immediately following the passage of the public referendum law by the Nassau County Legislature to allow county residents to decide the fate of the Nassau Memorial Coliseum, New York Islanders owner Charles Wang, sports fans, union leaders and community members joined County Executive Edward Mangano for the bill signing ceremony. The plan could hold up to a $400 million price tag.
Just minutes before, County Legislators passed the referendum, 11-7, allowing residents to vote on the County Executive’s Economic Development and Job Creation Plan at a public referendum to be held on Monday, August 1, 2011.
Due to rain showers and dark skies early on Memorial Day morning, the Williston Park American Legion Post No. 144 did not hold its Memorial Day parade, but did have a stirring tribute to the veterans inside the post. The 55th Annual Post Everlasting Services paid tribute to all those who served, departed members and those who went off to service and sadly did not return.
Post commander Frank Oliveri conducted the services. Reverend Christine van Liew of the Episcopal Church of the Resurrection gave the invocation and then former Town of North Hempstead Supervisor John Kiernan introduced guest speaker, Senator Jack M. Martins.
Senator Martins addressed the audience of veterans as well as members of the community and members of the Williston Park Fire Department.
The Herricks Community Fund was held last weekend and every single day and night were picture perfect weather days and that made for a very successful event.
Thousands jammed in and around the Herricks Community Center for the rides and delicious foods offered. It was a fun time for all, both for the children and the adults.
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