Low enrollment has forced the Diocese of Rockville Centre to close down Our Lady of Lourdes Elementary School in Massapequa Park. The school’s closing will take place as of June 2010.
When Massapequa native Sean Kenniff, during the recession of 2008-2009, lost his job as a health reporter for CBS News, he went to live with cows.
The members of the Massapequa Historical Society had a busy year during 2009. The society had repairs to the stained glass windows in the Old Grace Church, held a holiday open house in December, apple and strawberry festivals during the summer. They erected a New York State Historical Marker at Kilian Road and Sunrise Highway where the famous Kilian Hotel stood until 1906. Plans are under way to place a familiar blue and yellow NYS historic marker on Grand Avenue in front of the Massapequa Water District office, the site of Massapequa’s first firehouse, later in 2010. The placement of the marker will occur during the fire department’s 100th year anniversary celebration.
The Massapequa School District is a big winner in the decision by New York Gov. David Paterson to release monies in school aid and STAR payments.
The second annual Natalie Ciappa “Not My Child” benefit concert will be held, Sunday, March 28, from 4:00 to 9:00 p.m. at Mulcahy’s, Pub and Concert Hall, 3232 Railroad Ave., Wantagh.
Fox News early morning TV show co-host, of Fox & Friends, Massapequa’s Brian Kilmeade, is in a limo to New York City before 3 a.m. weekdays, to report the news and interview the newsmakers from 6 to 9 a.m.
Saying that recurring expenses are outpacing recurring revenues in Nassau County, Nassau County Executive Ed Mangano plans to cut county spending by outlining a plan he believes will save the county $49 million, the bulk of which will come from cuts to management and support positions in the county.
While the trial of Dr. Sanji Francis has been adjourned until April, members of Drug Free Massapequa (DFM) remain active, spreading their message and making their name known throughout all parts of Long Island.
On Thursday, Feb. 25, a Nassau County Court Judge dismissed a motion to grant Judicial Diversion to Dr. Sanji Francis, the Merrick physician accused of selling prescription drugs to undercover agents.
The Sons of Italy-Columbus Lodge Scholarship Award Committee is now accepting applications from graduating high school seniors from Bethpage, Farmingdale, Massapequa, and Plainedge High School who are enrolled in a full-time college program in the fall. Candidates, regardless of race, religion, or ethnicity, should contact their guidance councilors for an application. Application deadline is May 1.
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