Written by Rich Forestano Friday, 05 October 2012 00:00The traffic issues are slightly noticeable at “high-tide” but the end result seems promising. The construction phases along Mineola Boulevard and Second Street should prove to have a positive end result once Winthrop has its new research facility erected on the northwest corner of the two intersecting streets; the essential gateway to the village. The Mineola American first reported the $60 million proposed project on July 20, 2011. It was approved on Sept. 21, 2011.
Passing the Nassau County Legislature as you head over the Mineola Boulevard Bridge, you enter the realm of the shopping core of the village, with little or no eye-catching structures. The primary focus of the facility will be concentrated on obesity and diabetes, two major issues in New York State and the nation. Winthrop has recently been nationally recognized in its research in adult and pediatric diabetes.
Hopefully, this structure will prove to serve as a beacon when drivers and passersby frequent our friendly village. My drive to work includes the bridge, and what a site it would be to have the sun shine on a new, pristine building as my car rolls over the hill, with people inside fighting an ever-growing problem in America today.
Friday, 19 September 2014 00:00
A contingent of 80 Mineola runners embarked on their first trek to lower Manhattan last year for the Tunnel To Towers 5K Run through the Brooklyn Battery Tunnel toward the World Trade Center site. This year, the United Mavericks, a networking group of local business people that support local charities and causes, are gearing up surpass that number.
Mavericks reps say they’re half way to gathering 1,000 people to run in the event’s 13th year on Saturday, Sept. 28.
The run honors a fireman Stephen Siller, who was enjoying a day off planning to play golf before he learned the Twin Towers were hit by two airplanes during the Sept. 11, 2001 attacks. He was one of the 343 firefighters who died when the towers collapsed.
Thursday, 18 September 2014 00:00
As the night sky fell on Memorial Park last Thursday, Mineola residents and officials paused to remember the almost 3,000 lives that were lost in the Sept. 11, 2001 attacks.
Mayor Scott Strauss, a former NYPD EMS worker and 9/11 first responder, was one of the many who rushed into Manhattan after the attacks, searching the rubble for survivors. He was part of the rescue effort that saved the lives of Port Authority Police officers Will Jimeno and John McLoughlin.
Thursday, 18 September 2014 00:00
Though it had already hosted the series of lacrosse games during the regular season this past spring, Chaminade High School’s new Gold Star Stadium was officially christened on Saturday, Sept. 6, named in honor of the 56 alumni who had perished during combat.
“Tradition holds that when one dies in the service a gold star is given to the family,” said Chaminade President Bro. Thomas Cleary. “Our 56 Gold Star Alumni are honored for their selflessness, courage, and integrity.”
Thursday, 11 September 2014 00:00
Although the expectations for the 2014 Mineola Mustangs boy’s varsity soccer season may be somewhat measured, the team enters the season with the goal of a berth in the Nassau County playoffs. The team is young and inexperienced but there is light at the end of the tunnel.
There is considerable talent on the horizon. There are only four starting seniors and five sophomores on the roster. Four year starting senior forward Daniel Pardo returns (19 goals in three seasons) as does senior standout goalkeeper Andrew Pereira.