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Assemblyman McKevitt Holds Third Women of Distinction Event

Written by Margaret Whitely Friday, 28 August 2009 00:00

On a picture perfect Saturday afternoon, New York State Assemblyman Thomas McKevitt held his Third Annual Women of Distinction Ceremony at the Albertson VFW Hall on Shelter Rock Road.

This year he honored 10 vibrant women all of whom “made a difference” in their neighborhood.

Assemblyman McKevitt said, “The women that we honor represent some of the most courageous and accomplished individuals. Together their achievements and dedication have resulted in the continuous enjoyment of the community.
“We are very lucky to have these women as our friends and neighbors. Special thanks should go to their families who have allowed their loved ones so much time caring for others. ”


Addition of Classroom Prompts Former Trustee To Speak Out

Written by Margaret Whitely Friday, 21 August 2009 00:00

At the outset of the last New Hyde Park/Garden City Park school board meeting school board president Ernest Gentile made the following announcement: “As the board is committed to examining enrollment based on information received, the superintendent has made a recommendation to the board of education, to add an additional second-grade class for the students at the Manor Oaks School. This will three second-grade classes; two classes of 13 students and one class of 17 students.”


Carrie Solages Announces Candidacy For Nassau County Clerk

Friday, 21 August 2009 00:00
Dems Tap NC Human Rights Commissioner

Carrie Solages, a resident of Elmont has announced that he is running for Nassau County Clerk on the Democratic ticket. Solages is Commissioner of the Nassau County Commission on Human Rights, an attorney, a community organizer, and a lifelong resident of Nassau County. He also states he is a journalist, having written for People magazine and the NAACP publication Crisis Management.


Resident of Albert Street Thanks Village for New Signage

Written by Margaret Whitely Friday, 14 August 2009 00:00

At the last New Hyde Park Village Board meeting, a resident of Albert Street, New Hyde Park, thanked the mayor and the board for heeding to her request and the request of the residents of the street, to put up signs not to block driveways. She said it is a big help.


Clinton Martin Friday Night Concert Features the Driftwoods

Written by Margaret Whitely Friday, 14 August 2009 00:00

On a balmy August Friday evening, North Hempstead Town Clinton Martin Park featured the orchestra of The Driftwoods on the pool deck.

This entertaining group, put together through the efforts of Mary Mahaffey and her crew, features music made famous by the Bee Gees.

The entire area was packed with enthusiastic folks that kept streaming in to hear the popular Rhode Island group.







DOT Holding Up Grant by Congressman Gary Ackerman

Written by Margaret Whitely Friday, 07 August 2009 00:00

Prior to the last Village of Williston Park meeting, there was a hearing for a special exception for the installation of a partially recessed swimming pool in the backyard of a residence on Yale Street, Williston Park.


Suozzi: Clear Heroin Problem Exists

Written by Joe Rizza Friday, 07 August 2009 00:00
Addictive Drug Gaining Popularity

There aren’t many things that have gone down in price over the last few years. Unfortunately, one of them is the dangerously addictive drug heroin. In 2006, 10 glycine bags of heroin cost roughly $150. Today, that same amount of the opioid drug costs roughly $90. Heroin is cheap, easy to get and is now becoming more widely used in suburban counties such as Nassau.



Matthew George to Run for Council Seat in North Hempstead

Friday, 31 July 2009 00:00

Matthew George, a resident of Mineola has been nominated to run as a Councilman for District 3 of North Hempstead by the Nassau County Democratic Party during their convention at the Cradle of Aviation Museum. The third Council District encompasses Garden City Park, Mineola, Villages of Williston Park and New Hyde Park.


Paul Ehrbar / Peter Grisafi Sworn In as Trustees

Friday, 31 July 2009 00:00

At the last Herricks School Board meeting newly appointed and newly re-elected school board trustees Paul Ehrbar and Peter Grisafi were sworn into office by Assistant Superintendent for Business, Helen Costigan. Ehrbar is replacing trustee Kevin Dunn, who recently resigned.


Mayor Hosts Meeting of Villages to Welcome New Precinct Commander

Friday, 24 July 2009 00:00

Mineola Mayor Jack M. Martins hosted a meeting with the newly appointed commanding officer of the Nassau County Police Department’s Third Precinct, Inspector Kevin Canavan. Mayor Martins invited the mayors of each village served by the Third Precinct to participate in this initial meeting with Inspector Canavan and his deputy, Deputy Inspector Sean McCarthy, held at Mineola Village Hall.


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