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Village Amends Flood Damage Ordinance

Written by Joe Scotchie Friday, 21 August 2009 00:00

New Codes for Commercial, Residential Construction

At its most recent meeting, the Village of Massapequa Park board of trustees approved a local law, one that amends its Flood Damage Prevention ordinance.

The BOT acted because it considers damages from flooding and erosion to be an increased problem for village residents and businesses.

 

A Brief History of Massapequa Schools

Written by John H. Meyer Friday, 14 August 2009 00:00
According to my family and several other Massapequa natives that I have spoken with, the first school in Massapequa was built during the year of 1820 on property just west of where the old Grace Church and cemetery is presently located at Merrick Road and Cedar Shore Drive.

The building built entirely of wood was totally destroyed by fire in 1852 during the night, possibly from a stove fire used for heat. It wasn’t until 1910 that Massapequa had a fire department.

 

Red Light Cameras Removed From Massapequa Intersection

Written by Joe Scotchie Friday, 14 August 2009 00:00

Altadonna, Mangano Denounce County ‘Greed’; Spokesman Cites State Law

Red light cameras are being installed at 50 of the most dangerous intersections in Nassau County. The purpose is to both reduce traffic accidents and collect fees to cut into budget deficits.

Already, the cameras are a source of controversy in Massapequa.

 

10th Anniversary for Football Clinic

Written by Joe Scotchie Friday, 07 August 2009 00:00

Local Youngsters Learn Pigskin Skills From NFL Stars

While many Massapequa residents spend the summer rooting for either the Yankees or the Mets, some folks have football on their minds even during the dog days of July.

This year, the Kiwanis Club of Massapequa held its Annual Baldinger Football clinic, one designed to raise funds for young programs in the area.

 

Massapequa Teens to Reach for the Stars

Written by Jaime L. Tomeo Friday, 07 August 2009 00:00

In Nassau County Talent Search Competition

Massapequa teens Jagger Kugler, 15, and Emily Hynes, 14, will be singing their hearts out at the 2009 Reach for the Stars Teen Talent Search on Aug. 8 at Eisenhower Park.

The annual competition, presented by Nassau County, is for solo vocal talent only. Twenty-five finalists were chosen from over 65 applicants. Winners will receive trophies, gift certificates and cash prizes.

 

Residential Robbery in Massapequa

Friday, 31 July 2009 00:00

Seventh Squad detectives report the details of a robbery in Massapequa occurring on July 21 at 2:00 a.m.

According to detectives, two subjects knocked on the rear door of a residence on Alhambra Road. The resident looked out the window and saw two unknown males, one of whom stated they were the police and asked to have the door opened, detectives added. When the victim refused to let them in, they pried open the door and forced their way in, detectives said. After assaulting the victim they took jewelry and fled the scene in an unknown direction, detectives added.

 

Summer Festival Set for the Weekend of August 8, 9

Friday, 31 July 2009 00:00

The annual summer festival, sponsored by the Massapequa Park Merchants Association, is being held in cooperation with the Village of Massapequa Park, Saturday and Sunday, Aug. 8 and 9, along Park Boulevard.

This year’s features include the ever-popular international food fest with everything from the American hot dog to Italian zeppole. There will be entertainment, and amusement rides in the streets along Park Boulevard, just one block north of Sunrise Highway. Special music and entertainment is planned and there will be special sales and merchandise, and bargains galore.

 

Saluting the Plainedge High School Class of 2009

Friday, 24 July 2009 00:00

As the sounds of “Pomp and Circumstance” reverberated off the walls of Hofstra University’s arena, the 272 members of Plainedge High School’s graduating Class of 2009 marched to their seats of distinction with wide smiles while their family and friends cheered from the stadium’s seats.

Plainedge Principal Robert Amster welcomed those in attendance and commenced the ceremony by sharing his thoughts on the students’ educational journey through the school district and their past four years at the high school.

 

Saladino Supports MTA Oversight Board

Friday, 24 July 2009 00:00
The MTA hasn’t exactly earned the trust of the public lately with its recent fair increases and a state bailout plan that includes a payroll tax to help fund the agency’s budget. The distrust of the MTA has also found its way to the state legislature as Republican lawmakers in the Assembly are planning on introducing legislation to create more oversight of the MTA.

 “The commuters and
 residents have really had it with the MTA. The fare increases, the
 payroll tax and cutting of customer service are truly disgraceful. This oversight board will bring accountability to the people,” said Assemblyman Tom Alfano, a member of the Republican delegation who represents the 21st Assembly District.

 

Rezoning of Properties in Massapequa Moratorium Area Approved

Friday, 17 July 2009 00:00

The rezoning of certain properties within the Massapequa moratorium area has been approved by the Oyster Bay Town Board, according to Town Supervisor John Venditto.

“Because of recent construction trends that are eroding the character of residential neighborhoods in Massapequa, the Town Board enacted a building moratorium, during which time the Town’s planner conducted a study of the area and made recommendations concerning zoning and other measures that would provide the proper balance to allow for development and redevelopment while protecting the character of the community,” Supervisor Venditto stated. “The Town Board has now approved certain properties zoned R1-10 to be rezoned to ‘R1-7’ and certain properties zoned R1-7 to be rezoned R1-10. This will better relate the properties to the actual lot size and help avoid split lot zoning. Additionally, certain parks will be rezoned from their current residential designations to ‘REC’ Recreation District.”

The Supervisor noted that the moratorium area includes all residentially zoned property south of Merrick Road between the Town of Oyster Bay’s borders with the Towns of Hempstead and Babylon. He added that a public hearing on the proposed rezonings was held on Jan. 6.

 

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