St. Luke's, Local Libertarian Join Forces
A rally was held March 25 in front of St. Luke's Pentecostal Church in New Cassel to protest the proposed seizure of the church by the Town of North Hempstead's Community Development Agency (CDA) under the eminent domain law in the name of "community revitalization." The rally was organized by Westbury resident Richard Cooper, chair of the Libertarian Party of Nassau County.
Westbury BID Steps Up Fund-Raising Efforts
In what spokesperson Andrea Feinberg called a "grassroots" approach to fund raising, the Westbury Business Improvement District (BID) recently placed 20 donation boxes in some of the retail stores, banks and businesses along Post Avenue. The boxes are meant to provide the BID with more private funds with which to support future projects.
Carle Place Athlete Wins Lacrosse Honor
Carle Place resident Michelle Bruckner, a freshman at Sacred Heart University, recently earned the Lacrosse Rookie of the Week nod after exploding for 6 goals in Sacred Heart's 2-0 week. She recorded 4 points (3 goals and 1 assist) in SHU's 14-3 shellacking of Marist, and then registered her second hat trick of the week (3 goals) in a 13-6 win over Manhattan. Bruckner has emerged as one of the Pioneers' top offensive threats this year, as she currently ranks second in the team in scoring (11 points/2.75 ppg), goals (7 goals/1.75 gpg) and assists (4 assists/1.0 apg).
The Westbury Amateur Baseball Association will hold its annual parade up Post Avenue April 8, at 10 a.m. Featured in the parade will be marchers from the Bethpage Restoration Village dressed in colorful baseball uniforms of the past, members of the Eisenhower Park Mounted Police Unit, Nassau County Chief Executive Thomas Gulotta, Town of North Hempstead Supervisor May Newburger, Assemblywoman Donna Ferrara, Westbury Mayor Ernest Strada, Legislators Roger Corbin and Dennis Dunne, Westbury Village Trustee John Meegan, and other dignitaries.
A Warm Welcome to Willet