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Robbery at Twin Lakes Preserve

Friday, 25 September 2009 10:18

Suspect Used ‘What Appeared’ to Be Machete

The First Squad reports the details of a robbery that occurred in Wantagh on Sunday, Sept. 20 at 1:50 p.m.

According to detectives, five teenage male victims, report that while they were in Twin Lakes Preserve, three male suspects, at least one armed with what appeared to be a machete approached them and demanded that they empty their pockets.


Robbery Arrest Ends Crime Spree

Friday, 18 September 2009 07:12

The Robbery Squad reports the details of the arrest of an Amityville teen for a robbery that occurred on Saturday, Sept. 5 at 8:10 p.m. in Massapequa.

The arrest ended an alleged crime spree by the defendant in the Massapequa area, one that saw two other attempted robberies at earlier dates in September.


Remembering the Massapequa Zoo

Written by John H. Meyer Friday, 18 September 2009 07:10

The Story of the Legendary Frank Bucks

How many residents who live in the Massapequas know that during the 1930s and ‘40s there was a zoo located on Sunrise Highway? Yes, it’s true. Frank Buck of Bring ‘Em Back Alive fame had an award-winning zoo with a menagerie of his prize collection of “bring ‘em back alive” wild animals, birds and reptiles.

It all happened shortly after the building of the new Sunrise Highway and railroad trestle by the current Westfield Mall. My father was a carpenter and worked on the trestle construction. Back then the land where the mall now stands was thickly wooded, vacant and owned by a New York water company.


DeRiso Named Principal of Plainedge MS

Friday, 11 September 2009 00:00

The Plainedge School District has appointed Anthony DeRiso as Principal of Plainedge Middle School.

DeRiso has been working with the district since 1999 and has served in a variety of capacities. Most recently, DeRiso worked as the district’s Director of Personnel and Operations. As such, he was responsible for managing districtwide operations and initiating and overseeing capital improvement projects, which have included the high school music room and the beautification of West and Schwarting Elementary Schools.


On the Road With Patrick Fenton

Written by Joe Scotchie Friday, 11 September 2009 00:00

More Honors for Jack’s Last Call

Massapequa resident Patrick Fenton continues his tireless work to keep the literary legacy of Jack Kerouac alive and kicking.

Fenton, who is the author of Jack’s Last Call: Say Goodbye to Kerouac, a play dramatizing Kerouac’s final night in Northport, has been in the news lately, this time making the rounds in Kerouac’s stomping grounds in Queens County.


Congressman King Sponsors September 11 Blood Drive

Friday, 04 September 2009 00:00

In his continuing effort to promote September 11 as a national day of voluntary service, charity and good deeds, Congressman Peter T. King (R-Seaford) will be holding his 3rd annual blood drive on Friday, September 11, from 10 a.m.- 3:30 p.m. at his District Office, 1003 Park Boulevard, Massapequa Park. The blood drive will be administered by Long Island Blood Services.

“This blood drive is a way to encourage people to perform one special deed on September 11 as a way to honor the victims and heroes of that tragic day,” Congressman King stated. “It is also a way to rekindle the spirit of unity and compassion that existed in the nation after the tragedy.”


NMFD Battalion Parade and Drill Saturday, September 19

Friday, 04 September 2009 00:00

The North Massapequa Fire Department will be hosting the Annual 6th Battalion Parade and Drill on Saturday, Sept. 19, according to Chief Sean K. Abrams.

“This special event celebrates 75 years of service to the community by the members of the North Massapequa Fire Department,” Chief Abrams said. “It is a prestigious parade and I’m sure the community will come out to show their support of our volunteer firefighters and attend the gala festival following the parade.”


Red Light Cameras Going Back Up

Written by Joe Scotchie Friday, 28 August 2009 00:00

Village Agrees to Give Revenue to the County

The red light cameras are going back up in Massapequa.

At its Aug. 24 meeting, the village board of trustees voted on a resolution, one that would allow the cameras to return to the intersection of Merrick Road and Park Boulevard. Moreover, the BOT agreed to return all revenue from vehicle violations to Nassau County coffers.


Swift Named Principal at Our Lady of Lourdes

Friday, 28 August 2009 00:00

Our Lady of Lourdes School, located in Massapequa Park, has named Rita Anne Swift, a longtime Catholic school educator and administrator, as its new principal. The appointment comes as the school is in the midst of launching an ambitious series of initiatives to improve services and resources for students.


Progress Made on Dredging Project

Friday, 21 August 2009 00:00

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.


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