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The Mineola Theater

Saturday, 07 September 2013 00:00

Pictured here is the Mineola Theater in 1962, when The Desperate Hours, a play Sammy Davis Jr. starred in, was making its rounds across the country. Have a vintage photo depicting old time Mineola and want it featured in the Mineola American? Contact editor Rich Forestano at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it or 516-747-8282.

(Photo courtesy of the Mineola Historical Society)


Parks Group Endorses Haber

Written by Joe Scotchie Friday, 06 September 2013 00:00

Candidate touts environmental agenda

Both the county parks and the state of the environment were on Adam Haber’s mind last Friday as he traveled to the Park at East Hills to issue statements on both subjects.

Haber, a Mineola business owner, is running for Nassau County executive in an election set for Tuesday, Sept. 10. A Democrat, Haber was picking up the endorsement of Bruce Piel, chairman of the Park Advocacy & Recreation Council of Nassau County (PARCnassau).


Local Pols Speak On Municipal Bankruptcies

Written by Chris Boyle Thursday, 05 September 2013 00:00

LI relatively stable so far, but macro clouds still loom 

Local municipalities are among the areas hardest hit by the economic recession, and a handful have gone so far as to declare bankruptcy — although none yet in New York State. 


 At the Theodore Roosevelt Legislative Building in Mineola on Tuesday, Aug. 27, Sen. Jack Martins and State Senator Carl Marcellino held a public hearing entitled, “Fiscally Distressed Municipalities: Preparing for and Preventing Municipal Bankruptcy in New York.” 


Sumter Avenue Vote Is In: ‘No’

Written by Rich Forestano Wednesday, 04 September 2013 00:00

East Williston Planning Board denies subdivision application

The East Williston Planning Board denied a subdivision application from Mineola-based BNL Construction Corp. to build two homes on the dilapidated 8 Sumter Avenue property, where a single vermin-ridden dwelling currently stands. The board voted 4-1 on Tuesday, Aug. 27, with the sole dissenting vote coming from Trustee Robert Shannon.


The board had postponed the vote at its July 18 meeting to review the case again so that Trustee Roger Cocci could be present for the vote. He was absent last month due to personal reasons. 


Mineola Train Station Circa 1923

Saturday, 31 August 2013 00:00

Pictured here is the Mineola Train Station when it opened in September 1923.This photo, courtesy of the Mineola Historical Society, was restored and colorized by photographer and Mineola resident Keith Warhola. It was part of his August 2012 exhibit at the Mineola Library. 

Have a vintage photo depicting old time Mineola and want it featured in the Mineola American? Contact editor Rich Forestano at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it or 516-747-8282.


Pet Of The Week

Friday, 30 August 2013 00:00

Rocco is a 7-year-old Havanese from Williston Park. He’s friendly, sweet and loves to be around people.

Want your pet featured in the Mineola American? Email a high quality photo taken with a digital camera (no cellphone pictures please) to Rich Forestano at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it with a brief description of your pet. Submissions will be published in the order they are received.


Making His Way Back Home

Written by Joe Scotchie Thursday, 29 August 2013 00:00
Starring role in legal drama for Hoffman

Rick Hoffman has come a long way from waiting tables in Hollywood. He is a veteran of several television series. But The Wheatley School graduate is currently starring in his biggest role yet, that of Louis Litt in the successful USA Network legal drama, Suits.


Hoffman has had roles in various television series, starting in 1997 with Conspiracy Theory. From there, Hoffman found plenty of work, appearing in such shows as Philly, The

Bernie Mac Show, Jake in Progress and Samantha Who? On the road to Suits, Hoffman achieved a breakout role as Freddie Sacker in the short-lived 2000 Fox series, The $treet.

Despite having Jennifer Connelly as a starring character, the show only aired six episodes on American television. Still, Hoffman’s role as Sacker was considered the highlight of the program. It allowed him to quit his job as a waiter and leave Hollywood for New York.


‘Raise The Age’ Says Monica’s Manor

Written by Rich Forestano Wednesday, 28 August 2013 00:00

Rally calls for age-based criminal justice reform

Joseph Wood, a Mineola resident and founder of three transitional homes for at-risk youths and adults, is in full support of a group of advocates fighting to change a very old law in New York State: the age to prosecute youngsters as adults. 


Currently, among U.S. states only New York and North Carolina prosecute children as adults starting at 16 years old. The Raise The Age Campaign, an advocacy group calling on the state to change the age, held a rally at the Nassau County Supreme Court House on Aug. 20 and has garnered support from local officials to press Governor Andrew Cuomo to take action. 


Sumter Avenue Still A Hot Topic

Written by Rick Karas Saturday, 24 August 2013 00:00

There’s no rest for the East Williston Board of Trustees during the dog days of summer. The business of running the village rolls on, and the Board held its monthly meeting at

Village Hall on Monday, Aug. 12.


Not surprisingly, the future of the property at 8 Sumter Avenue was once again the topic of the night.


The village planning board is set to vote near the end of the month on whether to approve subdivision of the land. If that goes through, developer BNL would purchase the property from owner John Muzio, and build two houses on the land. If the developer is denied, control of the property would revert back to the village.


Scholar Of Year: Sujith Maracheril

Written by Nick Palma Friday, 23 August 2013 00:00

MHS grad looking toward future

When you have three cousins and a brother, who all excelled at very high levels at the Mineola High School, the pressure is put on you the minute you walk through those doors for the first time in ninth-grade. “Watching them inspired me to work harder,” says this year’s Valedictorian, Sujith Maracheril. Sujith was able to sustain high grades all four years at Mineola High School, which placed him at the top of his graduating class, ultimately rewarding him with the Valedictorian award.


“Being Valedictorian means I was able to rise up to the challenge that my cousins and brother set before me. It means that I was able to forge an attitude that will enable me to work hard in the future and become a great doctor,” says Maracheril. It also means that his high school career has now come to an end and he was able to end that chapter of his life on a strong note.


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