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Street Honors Fallen Hero

Written by Levittown Tribune Staff Saturday, 20 September 2014 00:00

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.

 

Reflecting On Tragedy

Written by Levittown Tribune Staff Friday, 19 September 2014 08:28

Thirteen years since the tragic events of Sept. 11, 2001, hundreds of residents flocked to Town Park Point Lookout, to witness a compelling new memorial tribute honoring all those who lost their lives that day.

 

At the center of the ceremony were two 18-foot-tall, sand-crafted tribute towers set against a 35-foot-long “Wall of Heroes” mural, which depicts the Manhattan skyline, and a reflecting pool at the base of the memorial display. 

 

Charity Marks Decade With A Run

Written by Dr. Cynthia Paulis Friday, 12 September 2014 00:00

More than 475 runners from all across Long Island, came together on Aug. 30, for the tenth annual Companions in Courage one-mile run.

 

For Andrea Kopatka, 49, of Levittown, this was her first race in three years. 

 

“I wanted to run this race before I turned 50,” she said. “It was on my bucket list.” 

 

Lineman To Compete In All-Star Bowl

Written by Daniel Offner Thursday, 11 September 2014 00:00

Over the summer, 13-year-old Zachary Martin of Levittown was named an All-American athlete for his performance on the gridiron, earning him an invitation to the ninth annual Offense-Defense Youth All-American Bowl in Orlando, Fla.

 

Martin, a defensive lineman for the Wisdom Lane Middle School Wildcats, said he was selected among a group of young athletes after attending a rigorous five-day football camp at LIU Post.  

 

No ‘Junk’ In The Trunk

Written by Levittown Tribune Staff Wednesday, 10 September 2014 00:00

Nassau County Police recently arrested a 28-year-old woman from Suffolk County on allegations she endangered the welfare of her child. 

 

On Sept. 1, detectives with the second precinct responded to 3023 Hempstead Tpke. in Levittown for a female who was passed out and severely sweating with a male infant inside of a 2013 Dodge Dart. 

 

DPW Decision Called To Question

Written by Daniel Offner, doffner@antonnews.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.”

 

Veteran Spotlight: U.S. Navy Veteran Richard Meyerowitz

Written by Daniel Offner, doffner@antonnews.com 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.

 

Town To Repair Longfellow Ave.

Written by Levittown Tribune Staff, levittown@antonnews.com Thursday, 28 August 2014 00:00

Hempstead town officials recently announced plans to improve the roadway along Longfellow Avenue in Levittown.

“One way we invest in our communities is by improving our roadways,” said Town Supervisor Kate Murray. “Upgrading our streets saves money in the long term, while making roadways safer and more aesthetically pleasing for neighbors.”

Construction is slated to begin as early as this month and is expected to be complete by October. The project will include repairs to Longfellow Avenue and Byron Place, as well as portions of Milton and Emerson avenues.

 

School Zone Tickets Nulled

Written by Daniel Offner, doffner@antonnews.com Wednesday, 27 August 2014 10:06

Last week, County Executive Ed Mangano declared amnesty for all speed camera tickets issued this summer.

Drivers across Nassau County were up in arms due to the recent implementation of the school zone cameras, which had issued numerous violations since they were installed just weeks ago. The source of residents anger with the county’s speed cameras stems from lack of warning and the cameras issuing speed violations even when school wasn’t in session.

According to Chris Mistron, director of Nassau County Traffic Safety, while some residents were taken by surprise, summer school hours were considered a violation period.

 

Arrest Turns Violent

Written by Levittown Tribune Staff Saturday, 23 August 2014 00:00

Nassau County Police with the second precinct recently arrested a 25-year-old Levittown woman on allegations of assault. 

On Aug. 16, police responded to reports of two people fighting along Ponder Lane. According to police, an investigation determined that the defendant Theresa A. Signoriello assaulted a 24-year-old female. The victim has a valid order of protection against Signoriello, which she violated.

 

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