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DAHS Blue Dragons Celebrate Homecoming

Written by Eric Holden Friday, 23 September 2011 00:00

Under picture perfect skies, the Division Avenue High School (DAHS) Blue Dragons (2-0) celebrated their homecoming Saturday, Sept. 17 with a 28-0 shutout of Glen Cove (0-2).

The undefeated Blue Dragons, which have already won twice as many games as last year’s team, opened up a 14-0 lead by the midway point of the second quarter with a six-yard run to the end zone by senior fullback Joe Vanasco (18 carries for 146 yards).


No Answers Yet on School Re-Zoning Plan

Written by Eric Holden Friday, 23 September 2011 00:00

To rezone or not to rezone? That was the burning question discussed at the Sept. 14 Board of Education meeting, but Levittown parents were left without any final resolution.

The rezoning plan, which would potentially affect over two dozen current Levittown students, focuses around the changing of the catchment area of Wisdom Lane Middle School and Division Avenue High School to fully include the current Abbey Lane Elementary School attendance zone. The rezoning issue originally came up at the July 5 Board of Education meeting, but Superintendent James Grossane pulled the motion from the agenda at that time because he felt it needed further review and consideration.


Pieces of World Trade Center Are Now Monument to Those Lost of Levittown

Written by Christy Hinko, Owen Magee, and Rich Santer Friday, 16 September 2011 00:00

Levittown Gathers for Memorial Services, National Day of Service

The Levittown Fire Department, at its 10th anniversary memorial service, unveiled two pieces of steel that were once part of the World Trade Center towers. Every year since the attack took place, Levittown’s firefighters have gathered on September 11 at the monument erected in honor of their former Chief, Ronald T. Kerwin who, as a lieutenant in Squad Co. 288 of New York City Fire Department (FDNY), gave his life along with other members of his company evacuating people from the South tower of the World Trade Center.

On July 19, a group of firefighters from Levittown Fire Company, Ladder One, led by Chief Charles Giudice traveled into the city to take possession of an I-beam, nearly 1,800 pounds, donated by the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey to be displayed at the monument previously erected in his honor at fire headquarters on Gardiners Avenue in Levittown.


Thousands Attend TOH 9/11 Sunrise Memorial

Written by Eric Holden Friday, 16 September 2011 00:00
Ten-year anniversary commemorations of the 9/11 attacks were held across the nation Sunday, but the heartfelt ceremony at Point Lookout was among the most touching of them all.

Emotion filled the air as grieving families, along with rescue workers from New York City and local town officials, gathered to honor the memories of the 2,983 innocent lives lost in the Sept. 11, 2001 terrorist attacks on the World Trade Center.


Remembering the Local Victims On Sept. 11, 2001 Anniversary

Written by Christy Hinko Friday, 09 September 2011 00:00

Sunday, Sept. 11 will be the 10th anniversary of the terrorist attack on the World Trade Center.

There are many local memorial services available for residents. Nassau County’s ceremonies were scheduled for Wednesday, Sept. 7.

At 7:30 a.m. on Sunday, Sept. 11 the Town of Hempstead will hold its 9-11 Memorial Service at Town Park Point Lookout, on Lido Blvd. A service of remembrance alongside the waters of the Atlantic on the 10th anniversary will be held.


New York Mets Honor Levittown Slammers

Friday, 09 September 2011 00:00

One last hurrah for the Levittown Slammers. The New York Mets recently honored the players of the Levittown Slammers at Citifeld. The girls watched batting practice on the field, were introduced pregame and posed for photos. The team: Meghan Acton, Jennifer Arbiter, Kristen Arbiter, Kristina Barberi, Alannah Basile, Samantha Basile, Danielle Fogarty, Sabrina Gordek, Kaitlin Mars, Ashley Massoni, Kim Nowak, Toniann Pasqueralle, Shamar Sanchez, Alexa Serrano, Haley Torswick. Manager: Mike Gordek; Coaches: Steve Mars, Rob Massoni, Craig Torswick. Sabrina Gordek and Ashley Massoni were Babe Ruth World Series All Stars; Massoni also pitched the first perfect game in the World Series history. Photo by Marc Levine


Irene Packs a Punch in Levittown

Friday, 02 September 2011 00:00

Many trees fell in Levittown; rescue workers worked quickly to remove as much as possible. Levittown volunteers responded to 34 power line related incidents, five automatic fire alarms caused by power loss or surges, three EMS calls, seven false alarms from carbon monoxide detectors (a chronic problem even without a storm) and three fires of a minor nature. In addition to the alarms, firefighters assisted in clearing trees from the local streets. Photo by Kevin Imm.


IT Teachers Set to Face Strict Evaluation Measures

Written by Eric Holden Friday, 02 September 2011 00:00
The unofficial theme of the Aug. 24 Island Trees Board of Education meeting was “Teacher Accountability,” as educators in the district this year will be subjected to a new grading system and observation process that will evaluate the effectiveness of their lesson plans.

According to Superintendent Charles Murphy, the domains of an effective lesson plan will be broken down into three categories. “It comes down to instructional performance,” said Murphy. “Also, student/teacher interactions and professional attributes.”


WLVAC Makes House Call to Welcome Littlest Borisuck

Written by Christy Hinko Friday, 26 August 2011 00:00

Daniel Borisuck Born in Family’s Balsam Lane Home

On Tuesday, May 31 the members of the Wantagh Levittown Volunteer Ambulance Corp (WLVAC) who were wrapping up an overnight shift at the station house on Balsam Lane received a 911 call for something they had only responded to possibly once before. It was a woman in labor, at her home, a home located directly adjacent from the station.

The Borisuck family, Diana and her husband Daniel with their four young children, had just moved to Levittown from Queens less than one day earlier. All of the excitement from the move to a new house put Diana right into labor with her fifth child the following morning.


Levittown School Board Sets 2011-12 Tax Levy

Written by Christy Hinko Friday, 26 August 2011 00:00

NetBlast Media Proposes to Bring ‘Varsity Scoreboard’ to District

On Wednesday, Aug. 10 about 26 residents, parents and other community members attended the regular meeting of the Levittown Board of Education at the Levittown Memorial Education Center (LMEC).

The members of the Levittown Board of Education resolved (5-0) to approve the budget of the necessary claims and expenditures in Levittown Union Free School District. The breakdown is as follows: $197,907,475 for School Purpose and  $6,985,156 for Library Purpose for a total of $204,892,631. The remainder of the adopted budget $131,874,828 is to be levied upon the taxable property of the school district.


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