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Amato Completes Mercy Ships Tour

Written by Joe Scotchie Friday, 01 April 2011 00:00

Massapequa Resident Assists Needy Patients in West Africa

As he has been doing since 2005, Massapequa Park resident Anthony Amato recently completed another tour of duty for Mercy Ships, one of the worldís largest fleet of floating hospitals.

Earlier this week, Amato finished his third tour of duty with Mercy Ships and now is back on Long Island. All three of the tours have been to West Africa, this time he performed his nursing duties at a stop in Freetown, Sierra Leone.


Oyster Bay Town Board Adopts Massapequa Creek Watershed Plan

Friday, 01 April 2011 00:00

The Oyster Bay Town Board formally adopted the Massapequa Creek Watershed Management and Corridor Restoration Plan on March 22, announced Town Supervisor John Venditto.


Fatal House Fire in Massapequa

Friday, 25 March 2011 00:00

Police Identify Fire Victims

Tragedy continues to plague the Massapequa area as an early morning house fire, one that took place on March 17, claimed the life of two local residents.

According to the Arson Bomb Squad of the Nassau County police department, the fire occurred on Thursday, March 17 at 3:45 a.m. at a residence in Massapequa.


More Questions Surround Officer’s Death Investigation Ongoing Into March 12 Tragic Turn of Events By Joe Scotchie Controversy continues to swirl around the death of Police Officer Geoffrey Breitkopf even as the hero policeman was laid to rest last Fr

Written by Joe Scotchie Friday, 25 March 2011 00:00

Investigation Ongoing Into March 12 Tragic Turn of Events

Controversy continues to swirl around the death of Police Officer Geoffrey Breitkopf even as the hero policeman was laid to rest last Friday at St. Margaret of Scotland Roman Catholic Church in Selden.


Making the Case for Respite Program

Written by Joe Scotchie Friday, 18 March 2011 00:00

Volunteers Assist Seniors—And Their Caregivers, Too

For both participants and beneficiaries, the Senior Respite Program, offered by the Hempstead-based Education & Assistance Corp. (EAC) offers an invaluable service to in-house senior citizens throughout Long Island. The program involves volunteers who, once or twice a week, travel to a senior’s residence and allow caregivers, people who may be family members or professionals, a needed break from their daily routines. The volunteers perform a variety of services, but mostly they just serve as companions to the senior in need.


Friendly Fire Claims County Police Officer

Written by Joe Scotchie Friday, 18 March 2011 00:00

Robbery Incident In Massapequa Park Ends With Fatal Shootings

Tragedy struck last Saturday night in Massapequa Park as a Nassau County police officer was killed in what police term as friendly fire as officers responded to a robbery incident that took place in the Front Street area.


‘Massapequa Port’ Was Too Costly for Congress

Written by John H. Meyer Friday, 11 March 2011 00:00

On Sept. 24, 1906, a large group of property owners, commerce and industry people and local interested residents gathered for a meeting at the Massapequa Hotel. The purpose of this meeting was to discuss organizing a Board of Trade in Massapequa. The main objective of the meeting was the widening and deepening of the Massapequa River that flows from the Massapequa Lake to the Great South Bay, which is parallel to present day Ocean Avenue.


More Budget Transfers At BOT Meeting

Written by Joe Scotchie Friday, 11 March 2011 00:00

As March approached and with the New York area finally seeing green grass after a long winter of several snowstorms, the Village of Massapequa Park Board of Trustees made one last budget transfer to its snow removal budget. At the Feb. 28 meeting, the BOT approved the transfer of $9,400 from the Unallocated Insurance budget and $12,000 from Unemployment Insurance to its Snow Removal-Contractural expense budget. More specifically, the monies would be used for the salt and sand portion of the budget.


Cinematic Valentine from The Movie Man

Friday, 04 March 2011 00:00

Twenty Million Sweethearts Viewing March 19

As a belated Movie Man cinematic kiss for Valentine’s Day, Long Island’s famous historian, lecturer and internationally-known independent filmmaker John Carpenter continues to enthrall film fans in the comfy confines of the auditorium of the Massapequa Park Library at 40 Harbor Lane. Our still-single man about town unites musical sweethearts Dick Powell and Ginger Rogers in the 1934 classic Twenty Million Sweethearts while returning all who pack his program in the days of New York City radio broadcasting with song hits that have become standards in movie musical history. Featured in this gem are The Mills Brothers, Ted Fiorito and his band, Pat O’Brien and Allen Jenkins. The film will be shown on Saturday, March 19 at 2 p.m.


Long Island Shields Officers Remember Life Of Fallen Officer Califano

Written by Christy Hinko Friday, 04 March 2011 00:00

Members of the Long Island Shields police organization opened their recent meeting, held in Farmingdale, by speaking in honor of the fallen Nassau County Police Officer Michael Califano of Wantagh. Califano was tragically killed when a truck struck his patrol car while he served a summons on the Long Island Expressway on Friday, Feb. 4.


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