Kelly Dall, a Long Island-based interior designer and participant in the Ronald McDonald House of Long Island’s (RMH-LI) $5.1 million Project Design initiative, is just one of the 45 prestigious designers of the nonprofit organization’s recently completed renovation. Her participation, however, is particularly unique, as her family is a former resident family of RMH-LI in New Hyde Park, a home away from home for families of seriously ill children.
During RMH-LI’s designer recruitment phase, Dall stood out not only because of her interior design talents and abilities, but her personal history with the house and understanding of its mission. In 2007, the Dall family faced one of the most difficult times in their lives when their third child, Elle, was born with a diaphragmatic hernia. This diagnosis has a 15 percent survival rate.
Gov. Andrew Cuomo stood fast in his reasoning of home quarantine guidelines for returning healthcare workers that treated Ebola patients in West Africa, after a school technology talk at Mineola Middle School last week. He said he disagrees with the federal government’s response to the disease and thinks a quarantine could be lawfully enforced if needed.
“All we’re saying is healthcare workers who were exposed to infected people, or citizens coming from those countries who were exposed to infected people, to have a 21-day quarantine at home,” Cuomo said. “I believe people will comply. If they don’t, it’s legally enforceable that we can mandate the quarantine. I don’t believe it’s going to come to that.”
A select group of teachers argued against proposed middle school curriculum changes, including the elimination of Regents-level classes, during a Sewanhaka Central High School District meeting last week. Adjustments suggested by a committee of district and building administrators include advanced curriculum in seventh and eighth grade as early as next year.
New Hyde Park Memorial High School Guidance Counselor Craig Barbieri noted the classes taken by students leading up to graduation including physics, chemistry, earth science, living environment, geometry, algebra and pre-calculus.
Each of the five high schools in the Sewanhaka Central High School District will receive electronic signs after a group of Nassau County legislators approved a grant through the county’s Community Revitalization Program. The program, which is giving $250,000 toward the signs, provides infrastructure funding for streetscape, parks and other improvements through the county’s capital fund program.
The signs were originally part of the failed school bond last December. A scaled-back $86.6 million plan was approved in May, without signs.
Peter Zuckerman is running as the Democratic Party’s incumbent candidate for 2nd District on the Town of North Hempstead Council. The Second District encompasses the villages in the Mineola area.
“Nine months ago, I was recommended by Supervisor Judi Bosworth and approved with bipartisan support of the Town Board. This has been a dream job for me,” Zuckerman told the
Mineola American, on explaining why he is running for office. “I had the pleasure of serving the residents of the incorporated Village of East Hills for 11 great years, but this job has given me the opportunity to expand the area I represent and, thus, the opportunity to be of service to a greater number of people.”
Running for his second major office in as many years, Adam Haber touched on familiar themes in a visit to Anton Media Group to discuss his candidacy for the Seventh District New York State Senate seat, where Haber is challenging the Republican incumbent, Jack Martins.
Haber entered politics in 2009, when he ran for and won, a seat on the Roslyn School Board. The district was then reeling from an embezzlement scandal that had cost it millions of dollars. Haber touted his achievements on the board, including bringing finances into line to the point where the district has seen the lowest tax increases of any district in Nassau County. Last year, Haber ran for the Democratic Party’s nomination to challenge Edward P. Mangano for the Nassau County executive’s race.
After a recent security scare, the New Hyde Park-Garden City Park School District is leading a push to get public election polling moved out of school buildings. The board of education is aiming to pass its resolution at the state level to encompass all New York Schools and address what they see as a broad school security flaw.
“What’s good for our kids should be good for any child in any other public school in the entire state,” Superintendent Robert Katulak said.
Maserati is planning to open a service center in New Hyde Park to compliment its new Great Neck showroom. The owner, Stuart Hayim, is looking to couple the 433 Jericho Tpke. opening in December with the Great Neck launch.
Maserati will conduct sales, repairs and inspect vehicles at the site. Bobb Howards Automotive previously operated at the location.
James Sokol and Jake Leeds from Boy Scout Troop 298 recently completed their service projects.
Sokol and fellow Scouts replaced the backboards, rims and nets in the basketball court in Nuzzi Park. They also trimmed trees and repainted the court lines.
The debate over New York State Common Core standards continues, with students from local school districts showing a mild resistance to the exams.
According to the New York State Allies for Public Education, 39 students in the Herricks School District opted out of the English exam, while 74 did not take the math test. For the New Hyde Park-Garden City Park School District, 17 students did not take the English test while 18 refused to take the math test.
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