Goodfarb spoke about his journey in front of more than 10,000 attendees at the Nassau Community College graduation ceremony on May 23, where he was given a standing ovation at the conclusion of his speech.
The latter applies to Old Westbury 10-year-old Andrew Khafif, who formed “Team King Khafif” and fundraised more than $12,000 for the St. Baldrick’s Foundation, an organization that supports childhood cancer research.
“The money we raised will go toward research grants. The St. Baldrick’s Foundation funds more childhood cancer research than any other organization other than our U.S. government,” said a smiling and well-spoken Khafif, who got by with a little help from his friends.
Nassau County District Attorney Kathleen Rice announced on May 25 that seven people and three companies, including one man from Westbury, have been charged with stealing more than $875,000 in food stamp benefits by either trading cash for benefits or by accepting benefits for improper items, including one man from Westbury.
The arrests are the result of a two-year joint investigation by the DA’s Office, the United States Department of Agriculture, Office of Inspector General (USDA) and the New York State Office of Temporary and Disability Assistance. U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) assisted with the arrests.
Blessed with two beautiful daughters – a pair so precious you could swear you’ve seen them as a stock photograph in a picture frame – a sour reality overcame the Sweet family when Gracie experienced seizure-like episodes on June 21, 2010, while visiting family near Winthrop-University Hospital in Mineola, where doctors soon revealed that Gracie had an inoperable brain tumor, classified as an optic pathway glioma.
The MTA Long Island Rail Road announced on Monday, May 21, that $211.5 million worth of capital improvements – dubbed the MTA Capital Plan – will result in major renovations at the Hicksville train station, a new bridge on Ellison Avenue in the Village of Westbury and drainage improvements in Mineola.
By a 1263 to 789 margin, residents approved the Westbury School District budget for the 2012-13 school year. Compared to the 2011 vote, more than 700 additional residents participated in the voting process this year. The approval rate following Tuesday’s election was 62 percent, while the 2011 vote yielded a 47 percent approval rate.
The Eva Tucci Award is presented in MS. Tucci’s memory each year to the Top Nassau County Scholar-Athlete who best exemplifies the passion and efforts of sports that Eva Tucci possessed.
Leanne Iannucci is a 14-time varsity letter recipient and three-sport athlete (softball, field hockey and bowling) at Carle Place High School. She is known as a leader at Carle Place, having been a three-time softball captain, field hockey captain and bowling captain.
By a 1263 to 789 margin, voters approved the Westbury School District budget for the 2012-13 school year. Dr. Pless Dickerson was re-elected and Mr. John E. Simpkins was elected to the board of education.
Carle Place School District’s budget, with 713 votes in favor and 336 votes against, also passed. Joe LuCurto was elected to the board of education.
The East Meadow School District’s voters supported the upcoming school year budget with 2,033 votes in favor and 790 votes opposed. All three board of education incumbents were re-elected.
The show must go on – and starting this fall, Westbury residents should have plenty of shows from which to choose.
With a nearly decade-long dream coming to fruition, developer Cyrus Hakakian of Roslyn and his partners plan to part the curtains for the multi-purpose Westbury Performing Arts Center sometime this fall.
Westbury native and former Holy Trinity football standout Ronnie Cameron wasn’t selected by any National Football League teams in the recent draft but learned he was signed as a free agent by the Chicago Bears soon after the final pick in the draft was made.
Cameron, 6-foot-2, 304-pounds, earned six All-America distinctions in his final season at defensive tackle at Old Dominion University. The Westbury Times recently caught up with the new Bear, who was in contact with 22 other NFL teams before signing in Chicago.
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