New Hyde Park Village and the G & E Linder Post No. 8031 of the Veterans of Foreign Wars held its Annual Memorial Day Parade on Saturday, May 28.
The parade went from Hillside Boulevard, stopped at village hall for a brief ceremony and the reading of those young men who died and then turned on New Hyde Park Road to Lincoln Boulevard and the New Hyde Park Village Memorial Park.
Village Mayor Daniel Petruccio was the Master of Ceremonies and then delivered an inspiring speech in keeping with Memorial Day.
At the last Herricks School Board meeting Joan Keegan was confirmed as the new principal of the Herricks Middle School.
Community activist Tess Fiorentino then asked why newly elected school board member James Gounaris had not been invited to join the board table as many other candidates had been asked to do prior to installation.
Herricks Board president Christine Turner, who was also returned to the board said, “We have already started an orientation process with Mr. Gounaris. We will have meetings with him and are already sending him correspondence.”
Last week the Garden City Park Fire Department Rescue Squad was called to the Michael J. Tully Pool Complex on Evergreen Avenue, New Hyde Park, to assist three workers at Tully Pool who were overcome by what was thought to be toxic fumes.
The three workers, who exited the building on their own power, were removed to an area hospital by the Garden City Park EMS Ambulance for further evaluation.
At the last Williston Park Village Board meeting the focus was on the recently released, but very preliminary, traffic report commissioned by the Mineola School District.
The report was conducted by Robert Eschbacher, of Hauppague-based VHB Engineering, a firm specializing in traffic studies. The final report is not expected for at least another two or three more weeks.
The study was a series of observations in and around Cross Street, St. Aidan’s and the surrounding neighborhood on or around March 24.
At a recent New Hyde Park Village Board meeting it was announced by trustee Lawrence Montreuil that the Annual Memorial Day Parade, sponsored by the New Hyde Park VFW and the New Hyde Park American Legion in conjunction with the Village of New Hyde Park will be held on Saturday, May 28.
The parade will assemble on Hillside Boulevard and step-off at 10 a.m. The marchers will then head east on Jericho Turnpike and stop at New Hyde Park Village Hall for a brief ceremony at the village green with the members of the Gold Star families.
The parade will then re-assemble and head north on New Hyde Park Road to Lincoln Boulevard and the corner of Wilton Street to New Hyde Park Memorial Park.
Members of the volunteer fire services are used to coming to the aid of others. Knowing the value of volunteer firefighters in Nassau County communities, New York State Senator Jack M. Martins was glad to help one of the members of New Hyde Park’s Fire Department’s bravest.
Last Feb. 4, members of the New Hyde Park Fire Department responded to a fire in the basement of a home on 6th Avenue in New Hyde Park. Several firefighters were injured fighting the blaze including Max Devane, who was taken to the hospital in critical condition.
Williston Park Village Mayor Paul Ehrbar, at last week’s work session, announced that the increase in this year’s village budget would be four percent.
He said, “This budget was started last year and we have worked diligently and very hard on it and there are many deductions. The largest deduction was moving the refuse to another location, resulting in the savings of quite a bit of money.
The Illustrated News received a call from V/R SFC, Robert Barker, Marketing, NCOIC, stationed in Iraq with news that a resident of New Hyde Park, Allyson Parla, was stationed at the same base as a photojournalist and would we be interested in a telephone interview, which of course, we were.
Therefore, on Friday we received a call from Joint Base Balad in Iraq and had the pleasure of speaking with Sgt. Parla.
Addressing the nation late Sunday night, May 1, President Barack Obama announced that Osama bin Laden, the leader of Al Qaeda and planner of the Sept. 11, 2001 attacks on the United States, was killed by a team of U.S. military operatives in Pakistan.
“Tonight, I can report to the American people and to the world that the United States has conducted an operation that killed Osama bin Laden, the leader of Al Qaeda, and a terrorist who’s responsible for the murder of thousands of innocent men, women, and children,” President Obama said.
The Herricks Board took a final vote on the budget to be presented to the public on May 17 at the Herricks Community Center Gym, 999 Herricks Road, New Hyde Park from 6 a.m. to 9 p.m.
Prior to the vote Dr. Bierwirth pointed out that Tom Rogers has been appointed as head of Nassau BOCES, and has streamlined the entire program making it very efficient. After that the board voted on the Board of Cooperative Educational Services (BOCES) budget of $18,947,178 which amounts to an increase of 2.8 percent.
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