Assemblyman Tom Alfano announced that he was able to secure $90,000 in grant funding for Elmont Memorial High School to build a new outdoor concession stand with announcer’s booth and new training equipment for the Elmont Memorial High School weight room.
The grant funding comes on the heels of a new weight room Alfano secured for Sewanhaka High School that is now fully operational. The grants were secured by Alfano through the state budget process and are part of his education investment initiatives in the 21st Assembly District.
The West Hempstead Community Support Association Executive Board, in selecting the recipient of the “West Hempstead Person of the Year 2008,” had to look no further than Scott Jablow. For the past 18 years, Scott, his wife Janet and their two sons have lived in West Hempstead. During those years, he organized the Cathedral Gardens Civic Association with a goal to bring neighbors together to help one another and take pride in their community.
Police have arrested an 18-year-old Queens Village man in connection with a stabbing made at the track field at Elmont Memorial High School on Sept. 9.
According to police, at 6:40 p.m. on that date, a fight involving approximately 20 males, ages 17 to 20, took place with a 17-year-old male who is a student of the school sustaining a stab wound.
Ann Ashmeade of Floral Park stood with tears in her eyes as Nassau County Executive Tom Suozzi congratulated her for being a lottery winner in the county’s Neighborhood Stabilization Program, which gives first-time homebuyers in Nassau County the opportunity to own their own home.
The program calls for the county to purchase and rehabilitate homes that have been foreclosed and then sell them affordably to those who qualify, including first-time homebuyers.
Armed with petitions containing over 50,000 signatures of Nassau County residents, the Republican caucus of the Nassau County Legislature, led by Minority Leader Peter Schmitt, plans on calling for the repeal of the Home Energy Tax, which is being imposed on consumers to help the county close a budget deficit, if Republicans are successful in reclaiming the Nassau County Legislature on Election Day this November.
Elected officials who represent the Elmont area joined with a representative for Governor David Paterson to announce a $2.4 million grant to revitalize a portion of Hempstead Turnpike in Elmont.
The $2.412 million Restore New York III grant is being issued through the New York Empire State Development Corporation. The funds will be utilized to beautify storefronts and walkways along Hempstead Turnpike, across from Belmont Racetrack.
The start of a new school year can bring excitement as well as anxiety, but this school year, it is also bringing a concern over the possibility of students and staff contracting the H1N1 or “Swine Flu” virus.
The swine flu took hold during the last school year and it remains a possibility that people will contract the virus during this school year. The West Hempstead School District has posted information regarding the H1N1 virus on its website, www.westhempstead.k12.ny.us.
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