Josato Requests Variance From Zoning Board
Almost 20 years after their first attempt, representatives for Josato Inc. once again appeared before the Town of Hempstead Board of Zoning Appeals last week to ask the board for variances in relation to the property on what was known as the Vanderbilt Motor Parkway in Levittown. Josato hopes to use this property to build 20 new homes and two new streets in the community. However, in order to proceed with their plans, they need a variance in regard to the depth of the houses, as they would not be in accordance with the Levittown Planned Residence District (LPRD). Currently, as the property stands today, there is room for a standard 50-foot road, including a sidewalk, and, according to Josato, 20 homes. However, in order to be in compliance with the LPRD, they would need a depth of 100 feet to construct homes. With a 50-foot road, there would only be enough room for a depth of 85-feet, thus the need for a variance.
Residents Invited to Eighth Precinct's Community Forum
On Thursday, Feb. 5, the Nassau County Police Department's 8th Precinct will once again hold a community forum at Levittown Hall, located on the Levittown Parkway in Hicksville.
MacArthur Boys Basketball 3-0 in League
The MacArthur Boys Basketball team is off to a fast start in League A-I with a record of 3-0 (7-2 overall). MacArthur opened the League season by dominating New Hyde Park by the score of 86-45, The Generals scored 27 1st quarter points with senior Erik Milk's 11 points leading the way. Junior Steve Belmonte (12) and Joe Cammarata (11) combined for 23 points. Senior Rick Bailey contributed with 11 points. The Generals then hosted league favorite Roslyn. With MacArthur in early foul trouble, juniors Andrew Kost, Steve Belmonte and Vin D'Accordo kept the Generals in the game ending the first half with the lead 31-28. In the second half, Joe Cammarata scored 13 points as the Generals sealed the victory with a score of 63-55. Senior Erik Milk earned his first double, double with 16 points and 13 rebounds. Erik's defense against Roslyn's top player, Willy Dillard, was also instrumental in the victory. MacArthur finished the week by defeating cross-town rival Division by the score of 55-32. It was a great defensive effort by junior Mike Gerdes (10 points) and senior Rob Goetchius that led the Generals to victory. Joe Cammarata led the team with 16 points, 3 steals and Erik Milk collected his second consecutive double, double with 10 points and 11 rebounds.
Young General Wrestlers Defeat #1 Ranked Massapequa HS
Though MacArthur's starting lineup up consists mostly of sophomores and juniors the wrestlers have made a huge statement in both dual meet and tournament wrestling. The Generals were crowned tournament champions at the Nassau County Cup on Dec. 20. The wrestlers defeated Massapequa, East Meadow, Long Beach and the rest of Nassau County's elite wrestling schools.
From the Desk of Assemblyman McDonough