Controversy continues to swirl around the death of Police Officer Geoffrey Breitkopf even as the hero policeman was laid to rest last Friday at St. Margaret of Scotland Roman Catholic Church in Selden.
For both participants and beneficiaries, the Senior Respite Program, offered by the Hempstead-based Education & Assistance Corp. (EAC) offers an invaluable service to in-house senior citizens throughout Long Island. The program involves volunteers who, once or twice a week, travel to a senior’s residence and allow caregivers, people who may be family members or professionals, a needed break from their daily routines. The volunteers perform a variety of services, but mostly they just serve as companions to the senior in need.
Tragedy struck last Saturday night in Massapequa Park as a Nassau County police officer was killed in what police term as friendly fire as officers responded to a robbery incident that took place in the Front Street area.
On Sept. 24, 1906, a large group of property owners, commerce and industry people and local interested residents gathered for a meeting at the Massapequa Hotel. The purpose of this meeting was to discuss organizing a Board of Trade in Massapequa. The main objective of the meeting was the widening and deepening of the Massapequa River that flows from the Massapequa Lake to the Great South Bay, which is parallel to present day Ocean Avenue.
As March approached and with the New York area finally seeing green grass after a long winter of several snowstorms, the Village of Massapequa Park Board of Trustees made one last budget transfer to its snow removal budget. At the Feb. 28 meeting, the BOT approved the transfer of $9,400 from the Unallocated Insurance budget and $12,000 from Unemployment Insurance to its Snow Removal-Contractural expense budget. More specifically, the monies would be used for the salt and sand portion of the budget.
As a belated Movie Man cinematic kiss for Valentine’s Day, Long Island’s famous historian, lecturer and internationally-known independent filmmaker John Carpenter continues to enthrall film fans in the comfy confines of the auditorium of the Massapequa Park Library at 40 Harbor Lane. Our still-single man about town unites musical sweethearts Dick Powell and Ginger Rogers in the 1934 classic Twenty Million Sweethearts while returning all who pack his program in the days of New York City radio broadcasting with song hits that have become standards in movie musical history. Featured in this gem are The Mills Brothers, Ted Fiorito and his band, Pat O’Brien and Allen Jenkins. The film will be shown on Saturday, March 19 at 2 p.m.
Members of the Long Island Shields police organization opened their recent meeting, held in Farmingdale, by speaking in honor of the fallen Nassau County Police Officer Michael Califano of Wantagh. Califano was tragically killed when a truck struck his patrol car while he served a summons on the Long Island Expressway on Friday, Feb. 4.
On Saturday, March 12, volunteers from all over Long Island will travel to Johnny McGorey’s in Massapequa to take part in a Conquer Kids’ Cancer event. The day will be about more than good cheer as volunteers will shave their heads all in a way to show solidarity with the thousands of youngsters who each year are diagnosed with some form of cancer.
Nassau County’s government and the state watchdog agency NIFA entered the next step in their battle for ultimate financial authority over the county, as New York State Supreme Court Justice Arthur M. Diamond ruled to put NIFA’s “control period” on hold while the court considers Nassau’s arguments against the legality of the takeover. Nassau County attorneys, under County Executive Edward P. Mangano’s lead, have submitted to the court that the takeover was executed in violation of the law and was facilitated by an unfair change in NIFA’s policies.
Students from Massapequa High School do much more than just excel on the athletic fields. The classroom is producing many top-noted students as well. Following their first-round victory, the academic team from Massapequa High School is moving on to Round Two of The Challenge, an academic quiz show designed to test students’ knowledge in a Jeopardy-style format.
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