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Levittowners Step In the Ring

Organizers with the Long Island Fight for Charity recently held a special “Final Call for Boxers and Boxer Announcement” reception, welcoming nearly 200 boxers, sponsors, supporters, committee members, volunteers, families and fans as well as business, nonprofit and other community leaders, who were anxious to hear the names of this year’s fighters. 

 

During the reception, this year’s competitors were introduced for the first time. The list included Stefan “Lights Out” Borovina and Mell “The Kid” Goldman of Levittown. 

 

The 11th Long Island Fight for Charity scheduled for Monday, November 24 is expected to attract more than 1,200 people and raise more than $200,000 for local charitable organizations.  To date $850,000 has been donated to Long Island charities. The Final Call reception was the last call for men and women to get involved in this unique marketing experience that benefits the Long Island Community Chest,

The Genesis School and the National Foundation for Human Potential, and other not-for-profits.

 

“We are looking forward to the November’s Fight for Charity Main Event and expect it to be a huge fundraising success,” said Fight for Charity Co-Founder Matt Silver. “This event is one of a series of events leading up to the big night that the Long Island business community is supporting. Once again, Victor Scotto and Scotto Brothers have demonstrated their support of our mission by sponsoring this event at the Chateau Briand, the perfect place for introducing the 2014 boxers and the individuals who will be working to make the 11th Fight for Charity a memorable night and a fundraising success.” 

 

For more information on participants, sponsors and tickets, visit Long Island Fight for Charity online at lifightforcharity.org. 

News

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.”

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.


Sports

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.

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).


Calendar

BOE Planning Session

Wednesday, Aug. 27

Bad Seed Auditions

Thursday, Aug. 28

Close Encounters with Benevolent ETs

Friday, Aug. 29



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