Declaring that his candidacy for the Republican Party nomination for governor was in “great shape,” former Long Island congressman Rick Lazio made another campaign stop in Massapequa last week, with a visit to the Massapequa Diner.
In honor of Sept. 11 being designated as a national day of voluntary service, charity and good deeds, Congressman Peter T. King (R-Seaford) will be holding his Fourth annual blood drive on Saturday, Sept. 11, from 10 a.m. - 3:30 p.m. at his District Office, 1003 Park Blvd., Massapequa Park. The blood drive will be administered by Long Island Blood Services.
You may wonder why the Massapequa Water District is upset over a site in Bethpage. The answer, according to water district officials, is that “massive highly contaminated plume” might enter the water district supply wells.
At its Aug. 23 meeting, the Village of Massapequa Park board of trustees voted to amend its local law concerning the Taxi Franchise Ordinance.
The village had previously awarded a four-year franchise to a local taxi company. The new law reduces that contract down to one year.
When the St. David’s Evangelical Lutheran Church in Massapequa Park hold their annual back to Sunday School Rally Day on Sunday, Sept. 12, Lois Gaiti will be honored for her 40-plus years of faithful service to St. David’s. Mrs. Gaiti has been a dedicated church member and Sunday School teacher including a member of the church’s Clown Ministry team, chaired the Young at Heart Club, a member of the Church Council, the Little Lambs, Youth Group, education, and the church’s special events that have included Irish Night, October Fest, Mardi Gras, and so many more. Presently she is a personal trainer and has a class of more than 20 men and women for stretch and tone and an aerobics class in the church’s Fellowship Hall.
More than a thousand friends and neighbors turned out for the Village of Massapequa Park’s two-day street festival last weekend. Close to a hundred venders lined both Park Boulevard and Front Street that included arts and crafts, food booths, local businesses, service organizations, Veteran’s Posts, ice cream stands, and jewelry booths galore.
Nassau County Department of Health is reporting the second case of West Nile virus (WNV) in a Nassau County resident this year.
The individual, county officials said, is a 74-year-old female from Massapequa Park who became ill on July 28 with symptoms of fever and altered mental status. She was hospitalized on July 29, discharged on Aug. 5 and is recovering at home.
It’s been a busy spring for Massapequa resident Matthew Dorsey.
Dorsey became a 2010 recipient of a Farmingdale State College Academic Excellence Award. At the same time, he was awarded a BS in Business Management from Farmingdale’s School of Business.
The Kiwanis Club of Massapequa recently welcomed six new members to the club: Mike Mazzola, Phil Tesoriero, Dianne Finkelstein, Angela Capritto, Danielle LaRose, and Ted Levine.
It became official last week that the MTA plans to cut its funding to Long Island Bus, a move that will effectively eliminate all bus service to over 100,000 Nassau County residents who rely on it daily. A war of words between Nassau County Executive Edward P. Mangano and the MTA has now escalated to a legal battle, with the county filing suit over the controversial MTA employer payroll tax.
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