Danny Lippin, a W.T. Clarke High School alum, is going by a different alias these days.
Lippin, who grew up in Westbury but currently lives in Burbank, CA, is the main character in an increasingly popular Internet web-series, “The Unemployment of Danny London.” The show, which Lippin categorized as appropriate for ages 17 and up, revolves around a former public relations ace who finds himself jobless and dealing with life in the wake of unemployment.
The Jan. 20 Westbury Board of Education Action Meeting featured many inquiries from residents as well as updates on a handful of happenings throughout the district.
Superintendent Dr. Clark-Snead’s monthly report featured a number of items from the previous weeks’ planning meeting, including the availability of Mandarin Chinese in February and the newly-dubbed Accelerated Scholars Program, which met during the week at the Cradle of Aviation and formed an initial cohort of 28 students. The superintendent also cited the concerns regarding the proposed property tax cap and the possible impact on district funding. She noted that each school’s budget is being reviewed for 2011-2012 and discussions for the public begin in March.
The Town of North Hempstead recently honored 6-year-old Girl Scout Emma Madalon Khafif from Old Westbury on Tuesday, Dec. 14 at the Town of Hempstead Board Meeting.
At the event Donna Ceravolo, CEO of Girl Scouts of Nassau County presented Emma with the Medal of Honor from Girl Scouts of the USA, given for saving a life or attempting to save a life without risk to the candidate’s own life.
The Westbury Board of Education held its planning meeting on Jan. 13 in the high school library and provided updates on several policies including the district’s registration, student and employee dress codes and the wellness program.
Assistant Superintendent Mary Lagnado, along with Mike Gongas, a member of the Westbury Nutrition Committee, offered information regarding the district’s wellness policy.
As we commemorate Dr. Martin Luther King’s 82nd birthday this weekend, it is important to remember what he stood for: correcting past injustices, giving the voiceless a voice, righting the wrongs and making the invisible visible. In this spirit, I share some of the results of my research, which shows that African Americans have lived in Westbury since the 18th century and helped to build the village we know today.
Just after 5:30 p.m. on Tuesday, Jan. 4, a two-car collision on Salisbury Road and Bowling Green Drive in Westbury left one young man dead and two seriously injured.
Francesco Posillico, 17, was driving a 2006 BMW when he overlooked a stop sign and struck another vehicle driven by a 24-year-old woman from Levittown, police said.
The next drop-off day for the Village of Westbury’s e-cycle program will be held on Saturday, Jan. 8, 2011 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the village’s public works facility at 500 Dover St.
Mayor Cavallaro said, “Many people just received new electronics as gifts for the holidays, and want to dispose of old or broken items. Instead of throwing those old items out, we are urging them to drop their used, broken and unwanted electronic equipment, televisions, computers, monitors, radios, stereo equipment, VCR machines, phones, clocks and any other electronic devices at our collection site.”
The Westbury Board of Education held a dual Planning/Action Meeting on Dec. 16, 2010. In addition to addressing questions and concerns from the community, the board identified challenges facing the district as well as anticipated successes from upcoming new programs.
During the public forum, several residents made inquiries as to current district policies and expressed concerns about the past instability experienced by the board.
Volunteers who manage the greenhouse located on the NUMC campus recently presented Deidra Parrish-Williams, executive director of the NuHealth Foundation, with a check for $10,332.80. These funds were raised during 2010 from the sale of plants and flowers to support the mission of NUMC.
Arthur A. Gianelli, President/CEO of the NuHealth System, congratulated the volunteers who run the greenhouse, seven days a week, 365 days a year, rain or shine, snow or sleet, for their commitment to supporting the NuHealth Foundation, the philanthropic arm of the NuHealth System.
Where Maple Avenue meets Union Avenue on the Westbury-New Cassel border, two state-of-the-art housing units rise several stories above the heavy volume intersection.
Their collective height is a testament to the above and beyond effort of the non-profit group responsible for bringing the Apex project to life: the Kimmel Housing Development Foundation.
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