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Young Israel Teens Take A Step

Written by Plainview-Old Bethpage Herald Staff Friday, 08 November 2013 00:00


The Young Israel of Plainview teens participated in the Making Strides of Jones Beach, an event to honor survivors of breast cancer and to raise money to help the American Cancer Society fight this terrible disease. 


The walkers, participating under the name Team YIP, came together to support this event, one of the many orchestrated by the Making Strides Against Breast Cancer network. The team was organized by Max Kahn of Plainview, who said of the experience, “It was inspiring to look around me and see all my friends from our shul walking together as a team to raise money to fight cancer.” 


The teens raised more than $1,000 from sponsors in their synagogue.


The event, which was from 8 a.m. to 11 a.m., was formatted with a rolling start such that participants can begin their walk at different times. The walkers used each other for inspiration as they pushed forward toward the finish line, all against the backdrop of the Atlantic Ocean, a fitting representation of the enormity of the challenge faced by those affected. The walk concluded in an emotional finish as participants got together to both celebrate those that have defeated breast cancer as well as honor the memories of others not as fortunate.


Jordana Rothschild, a representative of the synagogue, expressed how uplifting the whole event was. “Seeing both the passion and dedication of the teen participants showed today’s youth to be tomorrow’s leaders. Unfortunately, breast cancer is an illness that will not be cured overnight. That being said, raising awareness by taking part in events such as these is, indeed, a great way to put our best foot forward.”


Chef Gets Down And ‘Dirty’

Written by Steve Mosco Thursday, 07 November 2013 00:00

Burger lovers in Plainview have a new location to get their fix – and the place is downright dirty. 


Established New York City chef Ian Russo needed a location to introduce burger devotees to his unique blend of spices dubbed “Dirty Dust.” He chose Plainview and this week DirtyBurger opens at 50 Manetto Hill Rd., just a few doors down from Fairway Market. 


“I thought Plainview was a great place to start my brand,” he said. “We start here, develop our personality and then move on to other locations.”


Health Fair Thrives In Plainview

Written by Steve Mosco Wednesday, 06 November 2013 00:00

Mattlin hosts Hofstra medical students

With so many unhealthy options lurking behind grinning fast food mascots and couch potato-pleasing video games, it is essential that youngsters receive guidance from the next generation of medical professionals. 


Such was the thrust of a Health Education Fair at Mattlin Middle School in Plainview last week. Medical students from the Hofstra North Shore-LIJ School of Medicine and librarians from the school’s Health Sciences Library joined

Plainview Hospital resident staff to bring healthy enlightenment and medical career exposure to the high school and elementary school level.


Panic Alarms Coming To Local Schools

Written by Betsy Abraham, Saturday, 02 November 2013 00:00

New handheld device gives

direct access to police department

A day after the middle school shooting in Nevada, Nassau County announced a new panic alarm program which will allow each school in the county to connect directly to the Nassau County Police Department in case of an emergency.

“The schools in Nassau County are a safe place, and will remain a safe place,” said County Executive Ed Mangano at a press conference at Carle Place High School last Tuesday. “Our planning and communication has increased dramatically in the past few years, culminating in this very important two-way communicator, (which) is a very important step forward in protecting our students, teachers and administrators.”


Shadows Of The Paranormal

Written by Chris Boyle, Friday, 01 November 2013 00:00

Casting light on

LI’s darkest corners

Every community has its share of the dark and unexplained; every region has its urban legends and spook stories spoken about in hushed whispers.

However, the Shadows of the Paranormal (SOP), a brave and intrepid group of spiritual sleuths, are casting light on Long Island’s darkest corners with a series of investigations and lectures on the subject of the macabre.


Plainview District Makes Strides

Written by Steve Mosco, Thursday, 31 October 2013 00:00

Local Schools Ranked On Newsweek Poll

Plainview-Old Bethpage John F. Kennedy High School continues to reach new academic heights.

The institution received high marks in a recent ranking of the top 1,000 schools in the country compiled by Newsweek/Daily Beast, nabbing the 278th spot — a grand improvement from the school’s 2012 ranking of 837th overall.


Woman Needs Transplant

Written by Steve Mosco, Wednesday, 30 October 2013 10:28

A local elected official is pushing a federal agency to allow a woman from the Philippines to enter the county and perhaps save an Old Bethpage woman’s life.

Congressman Steve Israel called on the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services to expedite the review and consideration of a humanitarian parole case for Caroline Dela Cruz, who wants to donate her kidney to Esther Slubski, who suffers from end stage renal disease.

Dela Cruz, a friend of the Slubski family, was found to be a match for her friend, but has been denied a nonimmigrant visa multiple times. This has prevented Cruz from traveling here to donate her kidney to Slubski.


Living Off The Dead

Written by Steve Mosco, Friday, 25 October 2013 10:21

Plainview filmmaker directs life of horror

It is a dark, bone-chilling night and a madman is on the loose. The guts of a thousand tormented and dismembered souls line the hallways as mutilated bodies are stacked 10 high, blocking any possible escape. The air is choked with a sinister silence, broken only by the shallow, halting breaths signaling a coming dread.

You are about to die. And you love every minute of it.

At least that is the hope of Plainview filmmaker Frank Sabatella, a horror fanatic and maven of the macabre who recently wrapped the short slasher flick “Children of the Witch,” about a troupe of undead, resurrected, turn-of-the-century trick-or-treaters who terrorize an all-girls slumber party.


The Issues – Town Of Oyster Bay

Written by Anton News Staff, Saturday, 26 October 2013 00:00

Cerro Wire Property

For nearly two decades residents and mall developer Taubman Centers have been fighting over Taubman’s plans to construct a luxury mall on the former Cerro Wire property bordering Robbins Lane and the Long Island Expressway in Syosset.

The site was once listed by The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) as a hazardous waste zone. It was removed from the list of Superfund sites in 1994 after a clean-up effort.

Taubman already owns a chunk of the land, and wants to build an upscale mall—the company’s first in New York. That would threaten Simon, which owns Walt Whitman Shops and Roosevelt Field Mall nearby. It would also threaten one of Simon’s partners in the Syosset project, Castagna Realty Co., which owns Americana Manhasset.


Meeting Of The Market Minds

Written by Chris Boyle, Friday, 25 October 2013 00:00

If there’s one thing most people have in common, it’s the drive to get ahead in a competitive and challenging economy, and one of the riskiest ways to do so is playing the stock market...especially if you’re doing it on your own.

Well, such a prospect needn’t be as intimidating or difficult as one might think; thanks to the Long Island Stock Traders Meetup Group (LISTMG), which holds monthly public meetings free of charge at the Plainview-Old Bethpage Public Library, even an average Joe or Jane can become a stock market whiz...with a little guidance and support, that is.


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