“I got involved with wheelchair basketball when I was 16 years old. I was looking for a racing wheelchair after seeing another athlete race and the wheelchair sales rep told me to play basketball instead,” said Serio, who was able to learn the game with the Long Island Lightning Junior Wheelchair Basketball Team.
Close to 2,000 onlookers cheered raucously as a decades-old dream was realized when Supervisor Jon Kaiman, Legislator Robert Troiano, Councilwoman Viviana Russell along with the North Hempstead Town Board and a host of other federal, state, county, town and village officials cut the ribbon to the North Hempstead “Yes We Can” Community Center in Westbury.
The grand opening on Sept. 8 of the 60,000 square foot community center—arguably the most environmentally advanced community center in the region—capped New Cassel’s model ongoing revitalization effort.
“Our company is here in Westbury and we’re a high-tech development company and we have a very exciting product. It is an electronic box called the Instant 3-D Converter. It converts your TV into a 3DTV and you have unlimited 3-D content,” Dolgoff said.
“Since the last time we met, we went through a fairly arduous process with the rating agency Standard & Poor’s, and we announced about a week-and-a-half ago that the village’s credit rating has been updated from AA- to AA,” said Cavallaro.
The Metropolitan Transit Authority stands to lose about $1.5 billion in revenue per year after a New York State Supreme Court judge ruled on Wednesday, Aug. 22 that the MTA payroll tax is unconstitutional. The MTA plans to appeal the decision made by Judge R. Bruce Cozzens Jr., according to a released statement last week.
This didn’t stop local officials from calling the ruling a “win for taxpayers” during a press conference last Thursday. Nassau County Executive Edward P. Mangano, along with numerous members of local and state government, were out in full force to applaud the decision, and plead to the powers that be to not grant a successful MTA appeal.
In the wake of a storm that blew through Mineola, a meeting was held at the Nassau County Legislature building to discuss the construction phase of the project that will overhaul storm drainage systems in Mineola and the border of Carle Place. Mineola Mayor Scott Strauss, along with members of the Village Department of Public Works, State Senator Jack Martins, County Legislator Rich Nicolello and North Hempstead Town officials attended the meeting.
The 68,000-square-foot store is now open seven days a week from 7 a.m. to 11 p.m. and boasts fresh and organic foods from all over the world, including cheeses, fish and meat, kosher products, a deli and the well-known Fairway Café, which features both indoor and outdoor seating for its patrons.
The “Yes We Can” Community Center, located at 141 Garden Street in Westbury, is putting the finishing touches on its two-year construction and is ready to meet the needs of its community.
On Sunday, Aug. 12, Ricco was named Miss Long Island 2013 at the Patchogue Theater for the Performing Arts.
The community activist, who has been participating in pageants since she was 16, has taught in the Westbury School District and made advocacy for the prevention of child abuse one of her main focal points during her time on the pageant scene.
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