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Veteran Spotlight: U.S. Navy Veteran Richard Meyerowitz

Written by Daniel Offner, doffner@antonnews.com Wednesday, 27 August 2014 00:00

U.S. Navy Veteran Richard Meyerowitz of Levittown joined the military in 1962, enlisting straight out of high school. While he would never see combat, Meyerowitz served as a boilerman aboard the U.S.S. Dewey amid the United States’ blockade of Cuba.

“They gave us our orders,” Meyerowitz said, “turn any vessels away. If not, blow ‘em out of the water.”

During the blockade, Meyerowitz said he only encountered one ship, which they warned to turn back. Just a kid at the time, Meyerowitz said it didn’t occur to him at the time, how the country could have been on the verge of nuclear war.

 

Town To Repair Longfellow Ave.

Written by Levittown Tribune Staff, levittown@antonnews.com Thursday, 28 August 2014 00:00

Hempstead town officials recently announced plans to improve the roadway along Longfellow Avenue in Levittown.

“One way we invest in our communities is by improving our roadways,” said Town Supervisor Kate Murray. “Upgrading our streets saves money in the long term, while making roadways safer and more aesthetically pleasing for neighbors.”

Construction is slated to begin as early as this month and is expected to be complete by October. The project will include repairs to Longfellow Avenue and Byron Place, as well as portions of Milton and Emerson avenues.

 

School Zone Tickets Nulled

Written by Daniel Offner, doffner@antonnews.com Wednesday, 27 August 2014 10:06

Last week, County Executive Ed Mangano declared amnesty for all speed camera tickets issued this summer.

Drivers across Nassau County were up in arms due to the recent implementation of the school zone cameras, which had issued numerous violations since they were installed just weeks ago. The source of residents anger with the county’s speed cameras stems from lack of warning and the cameras issuing speed violations even when school wasn’t in session.

According to Chris Mistron, director of Nassau County Traffic Safety, while some residents were taken by surprise, summer school hours were considered a violation period.

 

Arrest Turns Violent

Written by Levittown Tribune Staff Saturday, 23 August 2014 00:00

Nassau County Police with the second precinct recently arrested a 25-year-old Levittown woman on allegations of assault. 

On Aug. 16, police responded to reports of two people fighting along Ponder Lane. According to police, an investigation determined that the defendant Theresa A. Signoriello assaulted a 24-year-old female. The victim has a valid order of protection against Signoriello, which she violated.

 

Veteran Spotlight: U.S. Marine Corps Sgt. Peter D’Angelo

Written by Daniel Offner Friday, 22 August 2014 00:00

After graduating from MacArthur High School in the fall of 1994, United States Marine Corps Veteran Sgt. Peter D’Angelo attended one semester at C.W. Post before he decided to drop out and join the military.

 

“I couldn’t afford it,” D’Angelo said, “so I enlisted.”

 

Once finished with his basic training at Paris Island, S.C., D’Angelo was assigned to an administrative position in Arlington, Va. There, Deangelo would be put in charge of payroll... until one day when opportunity knocked.

 

County Kicks Trees To The Curb

Written by Daniel Offner Thursday, 21 August 2014 00:00

Residents are in a fervor over Nassau County’s recent decision to remove 176 oak trees along a mile-and-a-half stretch of Seaman’s Neck Road.

 

“It’s outrageous,” said local resident Lee Gardner. “It changed the entire landscape.”

 

Like most of her neighbors, Gardner said she was shocked, since the county did not notify residents. 

 

Smile, You’re On School Zone Camera

Written by Daniel Offner Wednesday, 20 August 2014 00:00

Nassau County drivers are up in arms due to the recent implementation of school zone speed cameras, which have issued numerous violations since they were installed just weeks ago. The source of residents beef with the county’s speed cameras stems from the cameras issuing speed violations even when school wasn’t in session.

 

Director of Nassau County Traffic Safety Chris Mistron said that while some residents were taken by surprise, summer school hours are still considered a violation period. 

 

Family-Run Acting Studio Opens

Written by Marlo Jappen Saturday, 16 August 2014 00:00

One local mom was concerned about her shy daughter’s first acting class at the newly opened Neighborhood Entertainment Arts and Theatre (NEAT) at 166 Center Lane in Levittown; but after her daughter’s lesson with Theatre Director Watson Miller, she was surprised to hear her daughter broke out of her shell, singing not one, but two songs for the class. 

 

“My husband has a very special gift with kids,” Koula Miller said. “He brings out the best in them.” 

 

Town Thwarts T-Mobile Towers

Written by Daniel Offner Friday, 15 August 2014 00:00

Four years after the Hempstead Town Board of Appeals denied a proposal to construct six T-Mobile transmitters on the roof of the Farmingdale-Wantagh Jewish Center along Woodbine Avenue, a federal district court decision, on July 22, dismissed the case.

 

“The court’s decision to dismiss this case signifies another crucial victory for Hempstead Town and Wantagh neighbors,” said Town Supervisor Kate Murray. “The proposal never conformed to the character of this cherished suburban community, and we’re thrilled that our preservation efforts have been rewarded.”

 

In 2010, the town hired Richard Comi, a consultant with the Center for Municipal Solutions, to ensure that any of the company’s new wireless communications would be sited in a location with the least negative impact on the community.

 

Veteran Spotlight: U.S. Air Force Radar Repairman Frank Marcinek

Written by Daniel Offner Thursday, 14 August 2014 00:00

Growing up in a large family, U.S. Air Force Veteran Frank Marcinek, 61, of Levittown, was eager to enlist, hoping to one day follow in the footsteps of his father and eight uncles, all of whom served in either World Word II, Korea or Vietnam.

 

Graduating from Plainedge High School at age 17, Frank wanted to join the Marine Corps, but was let down when he was told he had to be at least 18 to sign up. 

 

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