The case of Sanji Francis, a long-running story that has caused great anguish in the Massapequa community, came to a conclusion last week as Judge Stephen Jaeger handed down a six-month, five year sentence on the Merrick-based physician accused of selling prescription drugs to undercover police.
On Tuesday, Oct. 5, Drug Free Massapequa held its general meeting at the Marjorie Post Park Meeting Room, one that featured talks by Steven Chassman and Detective Pamela Stark, two experts on substance abuse.
The Massapequa Fire Department was organized in 1910 and has been dedicated to the safety of the community for all of the past 100 years. With the department members that number 300, they answer 2,500 calls for assistance each year.
The Massapequa Philharmonic Orchestra under the direction of Guest Conductor Zachary Schwartzman, opens its 28th season of free concerts with violinist Benjamin Beilman, performing the Tchaikovsky Violin Concerto on Saturday evening, October 16, 8:00 p.m. at the Berner Middle School. The orchestral selections are Beethoven’s Egmont Overture and Mendelssohn’s Symphony No. 3 in A-Minor, The Scotch.
The 42-year-old Kiwanis Fishing Bridge that spans the Massapequa Creek in the Massapequa Preserve is the Eagle Scout project for Greg Carman. Greg is a senior in the Farmingdale High School where his Scout Troop 261 meets. Greg came to a Kiwanis Club meeting in January to request permission to re-plank the bridge for his Eagle Badge project. The Massapequa Kiwanis Club built the bridge in 1968 and is responsible, written in the agreement with Nassau County, for repairs and maintaining the bridge. The Kiwanis Club gave their permission for the work to be done and that all permits and insurance that’s required be taken care of by the Scout group and the Carman family.
Last Tuesday, Sept. 14, New York was one of the several states to hold the final round of primary voting in advance of the mid-term elections. The usual round of pundits made the usual round of commentary by missing a dubious story of the evening: None of the several Long Island-based candidates vying for statewide office, either Democrat or Republican, won their races. In fact, most of the second-place finishers were from either Nassau or Suffolk county office seekers.
This week, Nassau County Legislators and other officials have begun to look into the hard copy of the 2011 budget that was proposed last Wednesday by County Executive Edward P. Mangano, which he said was designed to deliver no property tax increases while also addressing a budget gap of over $340 million.
On Sunday, Sept. 19, the Town of Oyster Bay will rename the TOBAY Beach Boat Basin after former Town Councilman Joseph J. Saladino. The ceremony will begin at 11:00 a.m. Supervisor John Venditto and the Town of Oyster Bay will dedicate the basin, renaming it the Joseph J. Saladino Memorial Marina.
Checker Cab Company, a firm that had recently protested a local law concerning the Taxi Franchise Ordinance, has been awarded that same franchise for the Village of Massapequa Park.
The 9th Annual Seaford High School 9-11 Memorial and Candelighting Ceremony will be held Saturday, Sept. 11, at 7:00 p.m. at the SHS 9/11 Memorial, located at 1575 Seaman’s Neck Rd.
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