Last Thursday, Jan. 13, Nassau County District Attorney Kathleen Rice announced that a Suffolk man has been arrested and charged with stealing more than $100,000 given to him $50 at a time by thousands of victims who thought they were buying a raffle ticket to win the man’s million-dollar waterfront home in Massapequa. Rice said the man used the raffle money to pay for luxury vacations and payments on his Mercedes Benz.
Massapequa resident James Rhodes was among the 10 Dowling College aviation students who recently celebrated the 75th anniversary of the first flight of the DC-3.
Rhodes and his fellow students noted how the DC-3 launched a revolution in air travel, changing how the world travels.
Members of the 112th Congress were sworn in last Wednesday with the lone Republican from the Long Island delegation back in his old job as chairman of the Homeland Security Committee.
The holiest day in the Christian calendar turned out to be a potentially unhealthy one for parishioners at Our Lady of Lourdes Church.
Earlier this week, Nassau County Department of Health officials confirmed that parishioners at that Massapequa Park church who received Holy Communion during both the 10:30 a.m. and noon Christmas Day masses were exposed to the hepatitis A virus.
It was a big year in sports, politics, and the arts in Massapequa for both its natives and residents. The village continues to solidify its standing as not only the Parade Capital of Long Island, but also as the Movie Classics Capital, thanks to the ongoing efforts of John Carpenter, whose fame as the Movie Man grows far and wide.
Massapequa UFSD cut the ceremonial ribbons on its newly renovated cafeteria at Massapequa High School-Main Campus, after months of construction that transformed the outdated space into a 21st-century design model sure to enhance the quality of life for all students.
Next month, on Jan. 22, 2011, Mulcahy’s Pub and Music Hall in Wantagh will play host to the 5th annual tribute to James D. McNaughton, the Centereach native who in 2005, was the first New York City police officer to die while serving in Iraq.
The event will be held from 1 to 6 p.m. and will include a $20 cover charge. The evening will feature prizes, giveaways, music, drink specials, and free food. Big Shot, the longtime Billy Joel tribute band will also make an appearance.
Over the past few years, John Carpenter, known far and wide as the Massapequa Movie Man has turned his town into the Movie Mecca of Long Island, an oasis of culture in suburbia.
Declaring that by 2013, the county’s finances will be “back on track,” a confident Edward P. Mangano announced $23 million in new budget cuts in anticipation of the 2011 fiscal year.
The Long Island Youth Safety Coalition, in association with the Nassau County District Attorney’s Office, held its first Internet Safety and Bullying Prevention Conference on Dec. 2 at Hofstra University. Several educators from the county’s school districts and other community organizations attended the event which focused on addressing both bullying that happens in schools and online. Registration for the conference was so popular that it was eventually capped to 320, with a waitlist that exceeded 100.
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