The Syosset Board of Education voted unanimously last week to temporarily replace current superintendent, Carole Hankin, with former Great Neck school district superintendent, Ronald Friedman.
Hankin, who submitted her resignation in July, is earning more than $500,000 per year in the position—the highest paid superintendent in Nassau County and the second highest paid in New York State— which has long been a point of contention among critics.
Oct. 29, 2003 is a date Sandy Kane remembers well. It was the day he was diagnosed with prostate cancer.
“I had a rough time psychologically,” says Kane. “For four days I went into denial.”
It was a simple blood test that saved his life—a test he almost didn’t take.
“A woman will go for a mammogram, a guy won’t go for anything,” he says. “My wife pushed me and finally I went to get tested and I found out that I was sick.”
A crushed car sat on the lawn of Jericho High School for a week last November, windshield smashed and the driver’s side door completely crushed in. The driver had been texting while driving. The car was towed to the school by police as a warning to students.
Between in-your-face local initiatives like this one, graphic television commercials, and national ad campaign the message seems to be everywhere: Texting while driving kills.
More than 140 people gathered at the Jericho Jewish Center on August 11 to honor Rabbi Marvin Richardson and his wife Maureen at a special event to promote the sale of State of Israel Bonds.
Israel Bonds, or the Development Corporation for Israel, is a New York-based broker-dealer that underwrites securities issued by the State of Israel in the United States. The money goes to strengthening Israel’s economy and technology infrastructure development.
The people of Oyster Bay have spoken, or at least 12 percent of them have, and by a margin of more than two to one they elected to sell 54 acres of Town-owned property in Syosset-Jericho for $32.5 million.
They voted to sell to a consortium of developers led by Simon Property Group, without open bidding that might fetch a higher price. In doing so, they shut out rival developer Taubman Centers Inc., which owns the neighboring 39-acre site and has been lobbying (and suing) for nearly 20 years for permission to build a megamall there.
“Take it out of the closet and play it for everybody," was Ken Maltz’ mindset when forming Kapelye, the six-member band that specialized in a type of music only two other bands worldwide performed at the time: klezmer.
The 31-year-old music teacher had no reason to believe his debut album would sell in 1980 but, with a clarinet in his hands, Maltz set out to save the genre that played within his home for as long as he could remember.
Local water commissioners recently met to discuss the creation of a regional management commission to protect Long Island’s aquifers, the sole drinking water source for nearly 3 million residents of Nassau and Suffolk counties.
The Jericho Water District—which provides water to areas including Brookville, Muttontown, Jericho, Syosset and Woodbury—was represented at the Nassau Suffolk Water Commissioners Association (NSWCA) meeting by Commissioner Nicholas Bartilucci.
Oyster Bay residents may not want to hear it, but Tuesday night’s referendum won’t end the pitched battle over retail development in Syosset-Jericho.
The votes are still being tallied as of press time, but the behemoth competitors facing off—Simon Property Group Inc. of Indianapolis and Taubman Centers Inc. of Michigan—have been fighting each other for a long time, in a lot of places. Yea or Nay, the vote won’t scare either away from the primo piece of undeveloped land at the edge of the Gold Coast.
Simon and Taubman have a lot in common. Maybe that’s what makes them such bitter corporate enemies.
Nassau County selected Nassau Events Center to redevelop Nassau Coliseum and the surrounding property, by offering the county a significantly sweeter deal.
Bruce Ratner, the developer of the Barclays Center in Brooklyn and NEC’s chief executive, beat out Hank Ratner (no relation) and the Madison Square Garden Company after the county narrowed its choices to the two entertainment giants last month.
Robbery Squad detectives are investigating a robbery that occurred in Syosset on Tuesday, August 13 at 5:20 p.m.
According to detectives, three male subjects armed with a handgun, entered Garco Jewelry store located at 334 Jericho Tpke., after being buzzed in by a female employee. One subject pointed the gun at the female victim, while another subject went into the back room where a male victim was working. The subject grabbed an undetermined amount of cash and all three subjects fled the scene on foot eastbound on Jericho Tpke. There were no patrons in the store at the time of the robbery.
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