Thursday, 06 February 2014 00:00
Patrick W. Dent, 81, a 50-year Mineola resident, died peacefully at home on Jan. 14.
Beloved husband of 52 years to Claire. Cherished father to Kevin and Kerrie, Liam and Kathleen, Noreen and James (Dodson), Mairin and Michael (Ryan) and predeceased by daughter Meaghan. Adored papa of 14 grandchildren: Kailin, Alanna, Sean, Meaghan, Patrick,
Kara, Michael, Collin, Brian, Kiera, Lauren, Fionn, Seamus and Brigid.
Loving brother of Thomas and the late Darby. Survived by many nieces, nephews, other family members and friends. Dent was a retired social studies teacher at New Hyde Park Memorial High School for more than 30 years and assistant chief of security at Shea Stadium, longtime member of B.P.O.E. #878 Elmhurst and K. Of C. Corpus Christi Council #2508. He will be lovingly missed for his compassion for others, funny jokes and kind heart.
Saturday, 20 September 2014 00:00
Senator Jack Martins discussed education, business and drug use among other topics in a an exclusive interview with this newspaper and FiOS 1 News. He’s currently seeking re-election in November, being challenged by Democrat Adam Haber. Pointing to what he called “key legislation,” particularly the tax cap legislation passed in 2011 and prescription drug bill he helped shepherd to enactment, Martins feels New York State is on track to continue fiscal responsibility.
“In these last four years, we’ve had four balanced budgets, we’ve cut taxes working together, we have paid off debt, streamlined government, kept spending below 2 percent each one of those years,” Martins said.
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
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.