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Levittown Grad Scores Top Internship

Tim Bradley, a 2009 graduate of Levittown’s General Douglas MacArthur Senior High School, is combining hands-on, real-world work experience with academics and athletics at LIU Post in Brookville.

 

A student in the accelerated B.S./MBA program in business and a goalie on the LIU Post lacrosse team, Bradley recently started an internship at Lacoste, one of the world’s largest apparel corporations. He learned about the position through university’s online bulletin, JobNet, and has been working a few days a week at the company’s U.S. headquarters in Manhattan. Bradley, a Wantagh resident, is interning with the vice president of the Visual Department, which manages the architectural renderings and blueprints for Lacoste’s retail stores and boutiques in North America.

 

“As an athlete, I learned about time management, especially when it comes to juggling a heavy game schedule and practice with school work,” said Bradley. “As a goalie, you need to be vocal and learn to be a leader. When I am at the office, I don’t have a problem with taking the initiative. If I see that something needs to be done, I don’t have to be told to do it. I know instinctively to move ahead to achieve the goal.”

 

Bradley is one of many students at the college involved in sports and internships. 

 

“Our scholar-athletes bring to the workforce a special blend of mental agility, determination and teamwork; their skills are easily transferable from the sports field to the board room,” said Jason Cascone, director of Career Services at LIU Post.


News

A group of Levittown parents are voicing their concerns with letting their children walk to school, since it would mean they would continue to cross Hempstead Turnpike.

 

“My kid has to cross [Hempstead Tpke.] daily without a crossing guard,” said Division Avenue parent Wendy Lantigua. 

 

For Lantigua and others, the dangers of Hempstead Turnpike became all to real after 13-year-old Brianna Soplin was struck and killed by a hit-and-run driver, last June. Not to mention the fact that another 14-year-old Levittown student suffered multiple injuries after being struck in hit-and-run, last February. 

On Sept. 14, Hempstead town officials joined family and friends of fallen New York City paramedic Rudy Havelka, to unveil the re-dedication of Birch Lane in Levittown. 

While surviving the World Trade Center attacks on Sept. 11, 2001, Havelka wou ld later die of an illness related to his service at Ground Zero.


Sports

The annual One Love Long Island (OLLI) Yoga Festival takes place at the Sands Point Preserve on Sunday, Sept. 21 from 8:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. All profits will be donated to organizations that support survivors of human trafficking, locally and globally. 

 

The festival will unite 16 Long Island yoga studio communities in a round robin of the traditional yogic practice of 108 Sun Salutations from 9:30 a.m. to noon, whose offerings will look to create long-term and sustainable solutions to eradicate the human trafficking epidemic by raising funds and awareness for the cause.  

As a fitness coach and a mother, Melissa Monteforte of Locust Valley knows how important it is to stay healthy, and how difficult it can be for women to make themselves, and their health, a priority. Wanting to help women take charge and feel more in control, she organized the Fit & Healthy Mamas Annual 5K run, now in its third year, which took place on Saturday, Sept. 13 at Eisenhower Park in East Meadow.

 

“I felt like running was the best outlet when I became a mother; it’s such a great way to get fit and feel healthy and I wanted to share that with other moms,” says Monteforte, 31. “I wanted women to feel celebrated, no matter their fitness level, and to put their health first.”


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