A hero by certain standards could be a fictional character, a professional athlete or a TV actor. But a true hero thinks of others before himself, exhibits a passion for helping others and uses kindness as his or her strength. Mineola resident and honorary Fire Chief Bill Gresalfi fits that bill.
The Town of North Hempstead selected Bill as its Mineola Hometown Hero last week. Town Clerk Leslie Gross was on hand to commend Gresalfi and his accomplishments.
A heart attack can be a painful, life-changing and frightening thing. Just ask North Hempstead Town Clerk Leslie Gross and hospice nurse Nancy Black.
Don’t pencil in Larry Werther on the ballot in March just yet Mineola. As Bob Dylan said, ‘the times, they are a changin.’
In an exclusive interview with the Mineola American, current-mayor Larry Werther said he would not run for mayor in March when his term ends. Werther had been deputy mayor under current 7th Senate District Senator Jack Martins since 2003. Werther was sworn in as mayor on Dec. 15, 2010.
As the calendar pages turn, the Mineola School District is getting closer to the Feb. 8 bond vote and a clearer picture of next year, when schools will begin to close.
District Superintendent Michael Nagler stated at the last school board meeting that he met a newly formed Committee on the Hampton Addition Project (CHAP) on Jan. 5. The committee is comprised of parents, teachers and some “interested residents” and principals from the school district.
The gift of giving has become the norm lately, especially in Elmont and Mineola. And for 11-year-old Elmont resident J.P Iacona, it’s just practical.
“I was always taught to give if the cause was right,” he said. “And I think this is.”
In case you were surfing it up, basking under the Maui sun or just under a rock the day after Christmas, the northeast was rocked by a snowstorm that dumped 18-20 inches of snow and delayed everything from the workweek, train times, flight departures and arrivals. New York City received harsh criticism for its handling of the storm; and Mineola heard much of the same.
It’s official. After launching his campaign in March 2010, standing outside train stations, restaurants and local businesses and after a long and arduous court battle, Jack Martins can take the “-elect” off of the end of his new job title.
Former Mineola Mayor Jack Martins was sworn in as the Seventh District senator last Tuesday. Martins was accompanied by his wife Paula and the rest of the Martins family as he took the oath of senator around noon.
Festive spirits, Christmas carols and some very good food was the norm at the Mineola Chamber of Commerce Holiday Party on Tuesday, Dec. 21. The Mineola Choral Society sang Christmas carols and the Village of Mineola’s new mayor, Larry Werther, was introduced to the chamber.
The Mineola School District is in the process of completing a lease agreement with Solomon Schechter Day School of Nassau County for the use of the Cross Street School, which the board of education decided would be the first school to close in 2011.
At the board of education’s regular meeting at the Willis Avenue School, the board unanimously passed a resolution for the district’s administration to negotiate a lease in good faith for the Cross Street School. District Superintenent Dr. Mi-chael Nagler had mentioned in previous meetings that numerous parties were interested in leasing the buildings the district planned to close.
He knocked her down, but not out. One very brave woman wasn’t going to let her handbag and a mugger get away. The Third Squad reported the details of a robbery that occurred on Tuesday, Dec. 21 at 6 p.m. in Mineola.
According to detectives, a 32-year-old female was sitting on a bench on the north side of the Mineola Rail Road Station when a male subject ran past her and grabbed her purse. When the victim chased the subject and grabbed him, the suspect pushed her down, causing her to fall on her hands and knees. She suffered minor abrasions.
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