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Church Celebrates Centennial In FP

Written by Stephen Levine Friday, 17 August 2012 00:00

Local church shares long, storied history with town

By the year 1912, many Lutherans had begun to move to the village of Floral Park. Among them were Mrs. Homeyer, Mrs. Metzendorf and a missionary named Pastor Halter. These three individuals went around the village and other towns looking to recruit Lutherans and by March 10 of that same year, Pastor Halter led a service and Christ Evangelical Lutheran Church of Floral Park was born.

Now 100 years later, the same church that developed during the presidency of Woodrow Wilson is continuing to go strong in 2012 as it recently celebrated its centennial.


Mangano Touts Assessment Reforms

Written by Joe Scotchie Friday, 17 August 2012 00:00

Claims millions have been saved for Nassau taxpayers

Denouncing what he called a “dysfunctional” assessment system, County Executive Edward P. Mangano announced that for the first time in county history, there will be zero liability in the assessment system, an achievement that the county executive also claimed would save taxpayers $30 million, including $4.3 million a year in the labor assessment process.

Flanked by several county workers, Mangano praised their diligence, while mapping out a future assessment process for the county. Noting that the majority of municipalities in New York State perform assessments on a five-year period, Mangano said that while the county is currently on a four-year period, he hopes to up that one year to the five year total that he believes represents a prudent assessment system. In addition to a five-year plan, Mangano laid out two other goals. The first is to “stop the debt from growing and then [to] reverse it.” The second, he added, was to “find a better, intelligent system to handle assessments,” including computer software.


Man Pleads Not Guilty In West Hempstead Beating Death

Written by Rich Forestano Friday, 10 August 2012 00:00

Defendant had priors for robbery, DWI in 2001 and 2009

A West Hempstead man beat an acquaintance to death outside a shopping center last Friday, Aug. 3, police stated at a press briefing. Bruny E. Fenelon, 30, pleaded not guilty to second-degree murder at his arraignment in First District Court in Hempstead. He was held without bail.

According to authorities, Fenelon and Michael Rambaran, 39, were standing near the east side loading dock of National Wholesale Liquidators on Hempstead Turnpike on Thursday, Aug. 2. Inspector Kenneth Lack stated the two began arguing and a fight ensued. It is unknown what the tussle was over and Lack said police do not know who threw the first punch.


Scaturro Won’t Endorse Becker, Will Run On Conservative Line

Written by Rich Forestano Friday, 10 August 2012 00:00

Becker says a vote for Scaturro is a vote for McCarthy

Frank Scaturro had been mum on whether he’d pursue another run for Congress after winning the Conservative Party primary as a write-in candidate over Nassau County Legislator Francis X. Becker by a 259-213 vote margin on June 26. Becker took the Republican primary 6,836 to 5,531 over Scaturro.

The New Hyde Park resident put the speculation to bed on Aug. 1. Standing on the steps of the Nassau County Supreme Court Building in Mineola, Scaturro, 40, announced his intention to run on the Conservative Party line against incumbent Democrat Rep. Carolyn McCarthy.


Senator Martins Holds Roundtable, Press Conference

Written by Rich Forestano Friday, 03 August 2012 00:00

Discusses budget, MTA, I-STOP and unfunded mandates

Coming into the final four months of his current term as senator of the 7th Senate District, Jack Martins sat down with Anton Community Newspapers editors on Wednesday, July 25. He will seek re-election in November, facing off against Manhasset Democrat Daniel Ross.

Martins “tipped his hat” to Governor Andrew Cuomo concerning initiatives including the new 2 percent tax cap, a timely budget process, the states dealings concerning the Metropolitan Transit Authority (MTA) and state school district issues, most notably unfunded mandates.


Malone Mulhall Benefit Game Returns For Second Year

Written by Stephen Levine Friday, 03 August 2012 00:00

Camp Anchor volunteers honored at Adelphi University gymnasium

They say the hardest thing in life is to lose a child. One cannot imagine the pain, especially when the children being lost were everything you could hope them to grow up to be, as were Jamie Malone, Paige Malone, and Michael Mulhall, who were lost in a fatal car accident on their way to work at Camp ANCHOR (Answering the Needs of Citizens with Handicaps through Organized Recreation), a camp for Long Island’s special needs individuals. For the father of Jamie and Paige, longtime Garden City High School guidance counselor Jim Malone, the Saturday, July 28 was “bittersweet,” as Adelphi University’s gymnasium filled up at 1 p.m. for the second annual Malone Mulhall Benefit Game that was held in honor of the three young Floral Park residents.

Malone Mulhall Benefit Game Honors Local Citizens

Written by Stephen Levine Friday, 27 July 2012 00:00

All-Stars honor memory of FP victims of 2010 Meadowbrook Parkway crash on July 28

Danny Green (San Antonio Spurs), Scott Machado (Iona, Houston Rockets), Justin Burrell (St. John’s, Golden State Warriors [NBA Summer League]), Paris Horne (St. John’s, Charlotte Bobcats [NBA Summer League]) and other elite basketball players from New York have agreed to star in the Malone Mulhall Benefit Basketball Game to be held on July 28 to honor the loss of three close friends, Michael Mulhall, Jamie Malone and Paige Malone. NBA Hall-of-Famer Chris Mullin will be a celebrity coach for one of the teams.

On July 15, 2010, Paige, Jamie and Michael were on their way to work at Camp ANCHOR (Answering the Needs of Citizens with Handicaps through Organized Recreation), a recreational summer camp for mentally and physically handicapped people of all ages, when their daily commute turned into a fatal accident.


Mangano Outlines Budget Reductions

Written by Joe Scotchie Friday, 27 July 2012 00:00

Claims to balance budget without property tax increase

Recently, Nassau County Comptroller George Maragos announced that the county’s unaudited 2011 budget deficit would reach $50.4 million. Maragos blamed the gap on failures to approve pending bonding legislation.

Maragos also said that County Executive Edward P. Mangano would be announcing a fresh round of budget reductions. And that is what happened at a press conference on Monday, July 23. There, Mangano, along with Maragos and Presiding Officer Peter J. Schmitt (R – Massapequa) outlined a $45 million deficit reduction plan, one that the county executive said would balance the budget without raising property taxes.


3-on-3 Basketball Tourney A Smash In Elmont Once Again

Written by Rick Karas Friday, 20 July 2012 00:00

Thousands converge on Dutch Broadway for 9th annual tournament, featuring players of all ages and abilities

It’s Elmont’s finest hour, and it takes the efforts of the best officials, athletes, and volunteers the town has to offer. The Senator Jack Martins Classic 3-on-3 Basketball Tournament was held at the Dutch Broadway School on Saturday, July 14. Now in its ninth year, the event instills a sense of community spirit, with some exciting hoops action thrown in.

Indeed, basketball is at the heart of the event. Players from fifth-grade and up take each other on in a series of 3-on-3 games, sponsored by various local officials. Winners received everything from Yankee and JetBlue tickets, even diamond watches.


A Piece Of Hollywood Comes To Nassau County Again

Written by Stephen Levine Friday, 20 July 2012 00:00

The Good Wife films upcoming episode in Floral Park

While the glitz and glamour of Hollywood can usually be found just a short train ride away for Long Island residents in Manhattan, a little touch of the spotlight hit Nassau County recently. Scenes for an upcoming episode of the CBS legal drama The Good Wife were shot in Floral Park’s Town Hall on June 28.

This isn’t the first time the hit series decided to make its way toward Nassau County. Although the drama is set in Chicago, production is done throughout New York and sound stages are even located in Greenpoint, Brooklyn.


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