Driving past 1515 Stewart Avenue, there’s a non descript fenced-in compound with a tower, that upon first glance resembles a cable television outpost. But inside, directions are being provided to a steady stream of incoming and outgoing aircraft from four of the largest airports in the tri-state area.
These crucial directives could be transmitted from further afield if the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) goes through with plans to relocate air traffic control facilities in Garden City and Ronkonkoma to a new site in upstate New York. At a recent press conference held at the front of the aforementioned Stewart Avenue address, a bipartisan Long Island congressional delegation laid out its plan to keep the facilities in their current locations.
The camp was open to children of all skill levels, ranging from ages 5-18. The camp fee was $250, which included T-shirts, lunch, drawstring backpacks, contest prizes, as well as the valuable skills taught in the class.
East Meadow, Bethpage and Rockville Centre fire departments battled in the 4th Annual “BBQ Grilling Throwdown” sponsored by Fairway Markets in Uniondale last week. The key message of the contest: holiday barbecue safety.
Professional athletes and teams from New York came through in a very big way for the Senator Jack Martins 3-on-3 Basketball Tournament donating incredible prizes for event winners in the ninth annual tournament. Game tickets, jerseys, hats, collectibles and autographed basketballs will be given out to tournament players and winners. The tournament will be played on July 14 at the Dutch Broadway School in Elmont. The raindate is July 15. Tip off is at 10 a.m. with check-in at 9 a.m.
“Without question these are some of the best prizes the 3-on-3 has ever offered,” said Marvin Lee, tournament vice-chairman. “The response from the Knicks, Nets, Mets and Yankees has been truly extraordinary. The prizes will surely please everyone.”
It’s often said “breakfast is the most important meal of the day.” With a schedule that includes a selection of advanced placement classes, three different varsity sports and three separate clubs, this is especially true for Floral Park Memorial High School graduating senior Jahan Mirchandani.
In applying for the scholarship, Mirchandani submitted a video to the ‘Got Milk?’ website, explaining how adding milk to his breakfast routine has helped in all aspects of life because it gives him the energy he needs to get through his long days. It’s also one of the reasons he was recently awarded a 2012 School Athlete Milk Mustache of the Year award.
Voters approved the $77.59 million for the elementary school-only district on Tuesday, June 19, ending weeks of tug and pull in the only Long Island district that sought for a second time to override the tax cap. More than 62 percent approved the measure, with 2,249 favoring it and 1,352 opposed, according to district official.
The Martins Classic 3-on-3 Basketball Tournament Committee had another packed meeting this past weekend in preparation for the annual community day on July 14 at Dutch Broadway School. Tournament organizers hosted more than 320 volunteers and community members at the Dutch Broadway School cafeteria. Last year, 4,500 community residents came through the tournament, which featured basketball, soccer, football and specialty events for all ages. Tip off takes place at 10 a.m.
Tournament Chairman Scott Cushing led the session that assigned volunteers to their respective areas and briefed the audience on the tournament’s progress.
The 126 pound jockey said it was an unbelievable race, even though the win didn’t come with spoiling history. I’ll Have Another was scratched one day before a chance to push Affirmed aside in the history books as the last to win all three jewels of the Triple Crown. The horse became the second since 1936 to win the first two legs, only to be unable to compete in the “Test of Champions.”
It appeared as if the misfortune of Union Rags would carry through to the Belmont Stakes. The promising colt had been so impressive as a 2-year-old that throughout the winter he was considered the favorite for the Kentucky Derby as well as a realistic threat to capture horse racing’s elusive Triple Crown.
After a disastrous trip in the Kentucky Derby, Union’s Rags connections decided to bypass the Preakness in order to have a fresh horse for the Belmont. Yet, although new rider, John Velazquez, had given Union Rags a perfect ground-saving journey, the horse was behind horses as the Belmont field turned for home.
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