Written by The Levittown Tribune Staff Wednesday, 23 April 2014 00:00
The Jonas E. Salk Middle School gymnasium in Levittown was transformed into an arena on April 11 for an epic rumble between some of World Wrestling Entertainment’s biggest All-stars, to help raise money for the Lee Road Elementary School PTA.
The crowd was electric, as dozens of screaming fans, both old an young, flooded the schoolhouse for the chance to meet some of their all-time favorite WWE Wrestling stars, including: Matt Hardy of the Hardy Boyz, Jake “the Snake” Roberts and Mick Foley aka Mankind, aka Dude Love, aka Cactus Jack. After snapping several photos and collecting autographs, children and parents took their seats as the pros prepared to go head-to-head in the ring.
Although Foley, now retired from the world of wrestling, said he strictly planned to enforce the match from outside the ring, fans at Salk Middle School were given a special treat from the Long Island Native. During the match, Foley joined Roberts and his pet python Damien, in the ring.
In addition to the WWE favorites, promoters with Big Time Wrestling marked their Long Island debut with several arranged bouts featuring in-house favorites, such as Flex Armstrong and the Patriot. Big Time Wrestling first started in 2005, after booking several shows around Boston, Mass. Now, nearly a decade later, Big Time Wrestling has expanded, booking performances up and down the East Coast.
For more information on any upcoming bouts, visit www.big-time-wrestling.com
Saturday, 30 August 2014 00:00
In response to the county’s fly-by-night decision to remove 176 old oak trees along Seaman’s Neck Road, earlier this month, New York State Sen. Kemp Hannon has issued a letter to Nassau County Department of Public Works Commissioner Shila Shah-Gavnoudias regarding constituents’ concerns with the appearance of the roadway.
In his letter, Hannon asks Commissioner Shah-Gavnoudias if the removal of the trees were under the jurisdiction of LIPA or PSEG.
“If not, I would like to know who made the decision to remove these trees and why,” Hannon states. “I request you review this case and take whatever course of action necessary.”
Wednesday, 27 August 2014 00:00
U.S. Navy Veteran Richard Meyerowitz of Levittown joined the military in 1962, enlisting straight out of high school. While he would never see combat, Meyerowitz served as a boilerman aboard the U.S.S. Dewey amid the United States’ blockade of Cuba.
“They gave us our orders,” Meyerowitz said, “turn any vessels away. If not, blow ‘em out of the water.”
During the blockade, Meyerowitz said he only encountered one ship, which they warned to turn back. Just a kid at the time, Meyerowitz said it didn’t occur to him at the time, how the country could have been on the verge of nuclear war.
Thursday, 28 August 2014 00:00
Christopher Joseph of Levittown was recently selected to play on the United States world university hockey team in Italy this year. A 2009 MacArthur High School graduate, Joseph was captain of his high school team for two seasons, leading them to two championships. Joseph would later go on to play junior hockey for New York Apple Core and the New Jersey Rockets junior ‘A’ team.
Joseph’s parents, Hal and Theresa, along with his brother Robert and sister Kristin said they are very proud of Christopher’s accomplishments and are cheering him on as he heads off to Italy.
Thursday, 28 August 2014 00:00
Farmingdale State College had four players named to the 2014 D3baseball.com All-New York Team. Senior outfielder Edward Bergmann of East Meadow, earned First Team honors, while junior shortstop Anthony Alvino of Lindenhurst was named to the Second Team. Junior outfielder Michael Marino of Franklin Square and sophomore pitcher Alex Weingarten of East Rockaway also earned Third Team honors this year.
Bergmann batted a team-leading .421 this season and also led the Rams in hits (53), runs scored (42), doubles (8), on-base percentage (.503), stolen bases (30) and held a perfect fielding percentage. Nationally, Bergmann ranks 4th for stolen bases per game (0.88), 10th in stolen bases, 23rd in both on-base percentage and batting average and 29th in runs scored per game (1.21).