The Massapequa Preserve stream and drainage pond-dredging project took on another step recently. The laying of the underground piping connecting the water flow in the Massapequa Creek from Linden Street south to the Massapequa Lake at Merrick Road took place. The purpose of this part of the project is to pump water from the lake underground to a pumping system at Linden Street and back into the creek. The project when completed will keep water circulating and much cleaner. Water in the creek and drainage ponds will be kept cleaner from the filtration systems already in place at the catch basins that funneled roadways storm water into the preserves drainage ponds.
The BOT acted because it considers damages from flooding and erosion to be an increased problem for village residents and businesses.
The building built entirely of wood was totally destroyed by fire in 1852 during the night, possibly from a stove fire used for heat. It wasn’t until 1910 that Massapequa had a fire department.
Already, the cameras are a source of controversy in Massapequa.
This year, the Kiwanis Club of Massapequa held its Annual Baldinger Football clinic, one designed to raise funds for young programs in the area.
The annual competition, presented by Nassau County, is for solo vocal talent only. Twenty-five finalists were chosen from over 65 applicants. Winners will receive trophies, gift certificates and cash prizes.
Seventh Squad detectives report the details of a robbery in Massapequa occurring on July 21 at 2:00 a.m.
According to detectives, two subjects knocked on the rear door of a residence on Alhambra Road. The resident looked out the window and saw two unknown males, one of whom stated they were the police and asked to have the door opened, detectives added. When the victim refused to let them in, they pried open the door and forced their way in, detectives said. After assaulting the victim they took jewelry and fled the scene in an unknown direction, detectives added.
The annual summer festival, sponsored by the Massapequa Park Merchants Association, is being held in cooperation with the Village of Massapequa Park, Saturday and Sunday, Aug. 8 and 9, along Park Boulevard.
This year’s features include the ever-popular international food fest with everything from the American hot dog to Italian zeppole. There will be entertainment, and amusement rides in the streets along Park Boulevard, just one block north of Sunrise Highway. Special music and entertainment is planned and there will be special sales and merchandise, and bargains galore.
As the sounds of “Pomp and Circumstance” reverberated off the walls of Hofstra University’s arena, the 272 members of Plainedge High School’s graduating Class of 2009 marched to their seats of distinction with wide smiles while their family and friends cheered from the stadium’s seats.
Plainedge Principal Robert Amster welcomed those in attendance and commenced the ceremony by sharing his thoughts on the students’ educational journey through the school district and their past four years at the high school.
“The commuters and residents have really had it with the MTA. The fare increases, the payroll tax and cutting of customer service are truly disgraceful. This oversight board will bring accountability to the people,” said Assemblyman Tom Alfano, a member of the Republican delegation who represents the 21st Assembly District.
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