On Thursday, Nov. 17, just days after Mayor Bloomberg tried to shut out the voices of Occupy Wall Street in New York City; members of MoveOn.org joined a nationwide day of action called, “We Are the 99%.”
Marking the two-month anniversary of the Occupy Wall Street movement, nearly 70 local community members from Long Island and beyond rallied at the former K-Mart property on Hempstead Turnpike at Gardiners Avenue in Levittown to demand that the politicians in Washington focus on creating jobs and making millionaires on Wall Street pay their fair share.
Miller’s Ale House in Levittown recently hosted a breakfast event on Monday, Dec. 5 to help collect toys for the United Sates Marine Corps Toys for Tots program. Some in attendance were: Sergeant Brian Gomez USMC, Levittown Fire Commissioner Joel Berman, Matthew Allgauer, general manager of Miller’s L.I. Ale House, Major Chuck Kilbride, USMC retired director of Toys for Tots, Nassau County Executive Edward Mangano, Lance Wolff of Millers L.I. Ale House, Nassau County Police Chief Steven Skrynecki, Hempstead Town Clerk Mark Bonilla, Martin Silver President of Star Industries Inc., and Nassau County Legislator Dennis Dunne.
The Levittown Fire District will be holding elections for Fire Commissioner on Tuesday, Dec. 13. The polls will be located at the Gardiners Avenue Firehouse, just north of the Levittown Post Office, from 4 to 9 p.m.
Registered voters of the Levittown Fire District are eligible to vote for fire commissioner, it’s not just for firefighters. This is a non-salary position. There are five commissioners, and each year one completes a five-year term. There are three candidates running for election this year.
Hempstead Town Supervisor Kate Murray and the town board recognized 14 extraordinary community members for contributions to their local neighborhoods at the 15th Annual “Make a Difference” Award ceremony including Joseph and Kristine McGarry of Levittown, Florence Stabile of Wantagh, and Danielle Sander of Seaford.
“The inspirational people being honored this evening are truly the unsung heroes of our communities,” said Murray. “Their selfless acts of volunteerism and leadership are true symbols of Hempstead Town and make our township such a great place to live, work and raise a family.”
On Tuesday, Nov. 15 Senator Charles J. Fuschillo, Jr., Assemblywoman Michelle Schimel, Assemblyman Dave McDonough, officers from the Nassau County Police Department, and members of the Califano family held a ceremony to dedicate the “Police Officer Michael J. Califano Memorial Bridge” in memory of Nassau County Police Officer Michael Califano, who was killed in the line of duty earlier this year.
Toys for Tots, once again through the courtesy of Gary Melius, held its kick-off luncheon at Oheka Castle.
Organizer of the entire program is Major Chuck Kilbride with the help this year of Coordinator Gunnery Sgt. Steven Covington and Assistant Coordinator Brian Gomez.
The Levittown School District Administration has announced that the district has been named to the College Board’s second annual Advanced Placement (AP) Program’s AP Achievement District Honor Roll for increasing enrollment in college-level courses and student performance. Levittown School District is one of the 367 school districts nationwide and in Canada that were named to this prestigious honor roll, including 30 school districts in New York State.
The College Board’s AP Program provides motivated and academically prepared students with the opportunity to take more rigorous college-level courses while still in high school and to earn college credit, advanced placement or both for successful performance on the AP exam. The exams are graded on a scale of 1 to 5, with 3 or higher being a passing score.
On a chilly, blustery Veterans Day members of the Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 9592 and American Legion Post 1711 led the ceremonies for those who served in the Armed Forces.
Legislature Dennis Dunne greeted members of the community, family and friends along with members of the Levittown Fire Department who attended. The National Anthem and a prayer followed his greeting. He spoke of why we recognize those who served this country and thankfully returned home. Town Supervisor Kate Murray also attended and spoke of her father who is a veteran.
After a torrential downpour ravaged the high school football field on Saturday afternoon, Island Trees administrators were forced to dramatically alter plans for the school’s regularly scheduled Homecoming festivities.
The Bulldogs’ football game against Seaford, which was scheduled to take place Oct. 29 at 2 p.m., was delayed by 24 hours. In addition, the Homecoming Parade was completely scrapped and the Lady Dawgs’ soccer match against Clarke was also switched to Sunday morning. The decision to switch the Homecoming festivities to Sunday would ultimately prove to be a good one, as over a dozen high school football players across Long Island were reportedly hospitalized with symptoms of hypothermia on Saturday afternoon.
Town of Hempstead Supervisor Kate Murray and the Hempstead board recently honored Ex-Captain Chris Tuohy and Fire Medic Lionel Roseval of the Levittown Fire Department, and Ex-Chief Dominick Santoro of the East Meadow, who were among the 24 volunteer firefighters from surrounding departments at a ceremony, on Thursday, Oct. 20 at the Nathan L.H. Bennett Pavilion at the Town Hall in Hempstead.
Father Daniel O’Brien, S.J. who serves Oceanside’s St. Anthony’s R.C. Church and the Valley Stream Fire Department, provided a brief invocation, and Fred McFarland of the Levittown Fire Department, performed the National Anthem. The Levittown Fire Department Guard Unit retired the colors before each of the 24 fire members were honored with medals and certificates.
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