Gerson Strassberg has history in his hands.
The former mayor of Roslyn Harbor is finally going public with two pieces of newspaper history that have been in his possession since the 1960s.
Strassberg, also founder of the Mineola based-Anglers Group, has long held the original New York Times printing plates, or “flongs,” of two of the most historic events of the turbulent 1960s: One of them the most traumatic event of that decade, the other an achievement of scientific marvel.
The Roslyn Rotary Club honored the sister and brother team of Paige and Zachary Mintz as their December students of the Month at their luncheon on Thursday, Dec. 16.
At the last Herricks School Board meeting, at the Herricks Middle School, and after all the students in the Middle School delivered their comments, the board got down to the business of what problems they will have to deal with in creating a budget for the new year.
On Saturday, Dec. 11, a diverse crowd of community leaders, government officials, artists, preservation and art enthusiasts and residents from Long Island’s North Shore filled North Shore Architectural Stone’s atelier in Glen Head and raised nearly $15,000 towards the restoration of the Roslyn Landmark Society’s Mackay horse sculpture. The immense 25-ton statue stood on the 650-acre estate Harbor Hill, the celebrated but short-lived (ca. 1901-1947) Roslyn home of Mr. and Mrs. Clarence Mackay.
Declaring that by 2013, the county’s finances will be “back on track,” a confident Edward P. Mangano announced $23 million in new budget cuts in anticipation of the 2011 fiscal year.
On December 7, 2010, Pearl Harbor Day, at the historic USS Intrepid, a panel of judges chose Team Alphabet Soup as the winning team for their design of an energy-efficient hangar.
The Roslyn Special Education Parent Teacher Association (SEPTA) held one of its most successful events ever as it hosted Eustacia Cutler, author of A Thorn in My Pocket: Temple Grandin’s Mother Tells The Family Story. On Tuesday, Dec. 7, Ms. Cutler lectured on autistic children to an audience of over 150 people, which included parents, teachers, administrators, and therapists.
At first considered a long-shot, he won by a nose hair.
After all the counts, recounts, deliberations and court sessions, the 7th Senate District has a new senator. Mineola Mayor Jack Martins was declared the victor over incumbent Craig Johnson in the aftermath of the conundrum that was the 7th Senate District race last Saturday morning.
This Saturday, Dec. 11, the Roslyn Landmark Society will kick off the Holiday Season with “The Race is On to Restore the Mackay Horses” fundraiser. The event will be held on that date from 5:00 - 7:30 p.m. at the North Shore Architectural Stone Gallery Showroom 66. The gallery is located on Glen Head Road, Glen Head.
In game four of the 1963 World Series, Sandy Koufax of the Los Angeles Dodgers held a 1-0 lead over the New York Yankees. The Dodgers were up three games to none and on their way to a four-game sweep of the defending World Champions. But in the fifth inning, Mickey Mantle tied the game with one swing of the bat, delivering a patented tape measure blast to the left field bleachers at Chavez Ravine.
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