Thursday, 11 July 2013 00:00
Joshua Wurtzel of Plainview graduated first in the 2013 graduating class of the Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law in New York, NY. Joshua won the prestigious Louis D. Brandeis Award for having the highest GPA in the entire graduating class of 399 students.
He also graduated Summa Cum Laude and was elected to the Order of the Coif. Joshua was a Staff Editor and the Business Manager of the Cardozo Law Review as well as the Managing Editor of the law school’s student newspaper, the Jurist. Joshua graduated from P.O.B.J.F.K. High School in 2006 and graduated Summa Cum Laude from Binghamton University in 2010.
Joshua is the son of Plainview residents Gail and Elan Wurtzel, brother of Matthew Wurtzel, and is engaged to marry Amanda Chad of Plainview. Joshua will be joining the law firm of Weil, Gotshal & Manges as an associate in the fall.
Wednesday, 30 July 2014 00:00
Thousands of Long Islanders streamed into Burn Park in Massapequa recently for the Town of Oyster Bay’s annual Salute to America concert featuring Dean Karahalis and the Concert Pop Orchestra with fireworks by Grucci.
The event paid tribute to veterans, past and present, and honored three deserving honorees: Guillermo Torres, Plainview’s Robert Reahl and Barbara Tortorice.
Torres is the winner of the Town’s Veteran Lifetime Achievement Award. A Vietnam veteran and Purple Heart recipient, Torres was wounded while on maneuvers.
Saturday, 26 July 2014 00:00
The kids may be grown. The marriage may have not worked out. Perhaps retirement affords more free time than was anticipated.
Enter The Transition Network, an national social group featuring an active chapter on Long Island that meets regularly at the Plainview-Old Bethpage Library.
Judy Forman, Plainview resident and program co-chair, noted that The Transition Network is an organization of women ages 50 and over who are ‘transitioning’ into the next phase of their lives — whether it be retirement, divorce, losing a loved one or so on — and helping them to meet new people while expanding their horizons.