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Police Seek Robbery Tips

Written by Levittown Tribune Staff, levittown@antonnews.com Thursday, 25 September 2014 13:31

Crime Stoppers and the Nassau County Police Department are seeking help with identifying the unknown subject pictured. The subject is wanted in connection with a robbery that occurred in Levittown.

On Friday, Aug. 23, 2013, at approximately 8:04 p.m., the unknown subject pictured above was inside Target, at 3850 Hempstead Tpke. in Levittown. At that time, the subject took a quantity of DVDs, and exited the store without paying for them.

 

Manic Mileage

Written by Daniel Offner Friday, 19 September 2014 08:29

A group of Levittown parents are voicing their concerns with letting their children walk to school, since it would mean they would continue to cross Hempstead Turnpike.

 

“My kid has to cross [Hempstead Tpke.] daily without a crossing guard,” said Division Avenue parent Wendy Lantigua. 

 

For Lantigua and others, the dangers of Hempstead Turnpike became all to real after 13-year-old Brianna Soplin was struck and killed by a hit-and-run driver, last June. Not to mention the fact that another 14-year-old Levittown student suffered multiple injuries after being struck in hit-and-run, last February. 

 

Street Honors Fallen Hero

Written by Levittown Tribune Staff Saturday, 20 September 2014 00:00

On Sept. 14, Hempstead town officials joined family and friends of fallen New York City paramedic Rudy Havelka, to unveil the re-dedication of Birch Lane in Levittown. 

While surviving the World Trade Center attacks on Sept. 11, 2001, Havelka wou ld later die of an illness related to his service at Ground Zero.

 

Reflecting On Tragedy

Written by Levittown Tribune Staff Friday, 19 September 2014 08:28

Thirteen years since the tragic events of Sept. 11, 2001, hundreds of residents flocked to Town Park Point Lookout, to witness a compelling new memorial tribute honoring all those who lost their lives that day.

 

At the center of the ceremony were two 18-foot-tall, sand-crafted tribute towers set against a 35-foot-long “Wall of Heroes” mural, which depicts the Manhattan skyline, and a reflecting pool at the base of the memorial display. 

 

Charity Marks Decade With A Run

Written by Dr. Cynthia Paulis Friday, 12 September 2014 00:00

More than 475 runners from all across Long Island, came together on Aug. 30, for the tenth annual Companions in Courage one-mile run.

 

For Andrea Kopatka, 49, of Levittown, this was her first race in three years. 

 

“I wanted to run this race before I turned 50,” she said. “It was on my bucket list.” 

 

Lineman To Compete In All-Star Bowl

Written by Daniel Offner Thursday, 11 September 2014 00:00

Over the summer, 13-year-old Zachary Martin of Levittown was named an All-American athlete for his performance on the gridiron, earning him an invitation to the ninth annual Offense-Defense Youth All-American Bowl in Orlando, Fla.

 

Martin, a defensive lineman for the Wisdom Lane Middle School Wildcats, said he was selected among a group of young athletes after attending a rigorous five-day football camp at LIU Post.  

 

No ‘Junk’ In The Trunk

Written by Levittown Tribune Staff Wednesday, 10 September 2014 00:00

Nassau County Police recently arrested a 28-year-old woman from Suffolk County on allegations she endangered the welfare of her child. 

 

On Sept. 1, detectives with the second precinct responded to 3023 Hempstead Tpke. in Levittown for a female who was passed out and severely sweating with a male infant inside of a 2013 Dodge Dart. 

 

DPW Decision Called To Question

Written by Daniel Offner, doffner@antonnews.com Saturday, 30 August 2014 00:00

In response to the county’s fly-by-night decision to remove 176 old oak trees along Seaman’s Neck Road, earlier this month, New York State Sen. Kemp Hannon has issued a letter to Nassau County Department of Public Works Commissioner Shila Shah-Gavnoudias regarding constituents’ concerns with the appearance of the roadway.

In his letter, Hannon asks Commissioner Shah-Gavnoudias if the removal of the trees were under the jurisdiction of LIPA or PSEG.

“If not, I would like to know who made the decision to remove these trees and why,” Hannon states. “I request you review this case and take whatever course of action necessary.”

 

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.

 

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