Friday, 07 December 2012 00:00
Gerry Bambrick was appointed village administrator and was sworn in by Mayor Thomas Tweedy at the Nov. 20 board of trustees meeting. He started his position on Nov. 26.
Bambrick previously served the village as trustee for six years from 2001 to 2007. As trustee, he served as recreation commissioner, library commissioner, building commissioner and as the village board liaison to the police department.
Bambrick also has extensive governmental experience in addition to his work as trustee. He was vice chairman of the Nassau County Planning Commission and member of the Nassau County Board of Ethics.
In his legal practice, he also advised and represented various governmental entities, including the New York State Department of Taxation and Finance and public benefit corporations. He also brings administrative experience to the position having served as general counsel to various real estate investment funds.
“The village board and I are very familiar with Gerry’s ability to address, analyze and tackle a problem,” Floral Park Mayor Tom Tweedy said. “To cite just one example, Gerry’s planning and zoning experience previously benefited the village when, as trustee, he led the efforts to significantly revise the village’s zoning code to address the subdivision and overdevelopment of properties by outside contractors. We are confident his skills will be a tremendous asset to the village.”
He received his law degree from St. John’s University School of Law where he was an editor of the Law Review and a St. Thomas More Scholarship recipient. He received his undergraduate degree from The Catholic University of America. Prior to his appointment, Bambrick was a partner in the Carle Place law firm of Bambrick & Ryan. His professionalism and legal ability have earned him the highest peer review rating of AV Preeminent from Martindale Hubbell directory of legal professionals from 2001 to the present.
He was also recognized in 2011 and 2012 by Long Island Pulse Magazine as one of “Long Island’s Top Legal Eagles” in the bankruptcy field. Recently, he was included in the Irish Voice’s 2012 “Irish Legal 100.”
Bambrick has lived in Floral Park for the past 20 years with his wife, Mary, also an attorney and their four children, Christopher, Sheila, Daniel and Theresa.
Wednesday, 30 July 2014 00:00
The Floral Park Recreation Summer 2014 programs have now reached their half way point. While youngsters still have four more weeks of camps and activities, the night time volleyball and basketball programs are now gearing up for their final push to the playoff and championship rounds. Of the 55 adult teams competing, only Madness and Chaos (B league basketball) and Poppy’s (Women’s competitive volleyball) have managed to move through the season without a blemish on their records. Playoffs for volleyball are on Aug. 6 and Aug. 7, while basketball quarterfinals begin Thursday, July 31. Family, friends and spectators are always welcome. Good luck to all teams and players during their quest to become Floral Park’s Champions of the Summer of 2014.
As in past years, the Floral Park Recreation Department sprinkled in some expert instruction along with the recreational format of the various camps. Many thanks go out to Lisa O’Grady (OLV volleyball coach) for presenting an excellent volleyball clinic for our beginning junior players. Once again, Nassau Community College football Coach Ed Mack and his players have volunteered their time to give a few pointers for all youngsters grades 4 and above on Wednesday, June 30. The junior football clinic kicks off at 8:30 a.m., while senior campers (grades 7 and above) will receive instruction beginning at 10 a.m. Some features will include pass and catch techniques and NFL style agility drills. All Floral Park youth entering grades 4 and above are invited to attend. At that same time, Chris Schneider, outstanding and championship basketball coach at both St. Mary’s and Sacred Heart, will be on hand to present a comprehensive basketball clinic for both our junior and senior future female basketball stars.
Saturday, 26 July 2014 00:00
The 36th annual Thunderbird American Indian Mid-Summer Pow-Wow will be held at the Queens County Farm Museum from Friday, July 25 through Sunday, July 27. It is the longest-running American Indian Pow-Wow and will feature three days of inter-tribal Native American Dance Competitions.
More than 40 Indian nations will be represented. Chanting, drumming and brilliantly-colored, finely-detailed regalia will provide stimulating entertainment for people of all ages. All dance competitions and performances will be narrated for your appreciation of the rich tradition and culture that is being shared. American Indian art and craft vendors will offer a unique array of times for shoppers.