Wednesday, December 29, 2010

Nassau Count Fire Marshals Office Releases the Following






Thursday, December 23, 2010

Nassau County Fire Marshals Office




CHIEF FIRE MARSHAL 516-573-9991 FX 516-573-9071

GENERAL INSPECTION DIV 516-573-9910 FX 516-573-9072

EDU & SPECIAL FACILITIES DIV 516-573-9930 FX 516-573-9938

INDUSTRIAL INSPECTION DIV 516-573-9940 FX 516-573-9074

HAZARDOUS MATERIALS DIV 516-573-9960 FX 516-573-9073

FIRE INVESTIGATION DIV 516-573-9970 FX 516-573-9075

LICENSE & PERMITS DIV 516-573-9870 FX 516-573-9076

PUBLIC INFORMATION & EDU 516-573-9930 FX 516-573-9938

Wednesday, December 22, 2010

Working Together To Give Kids The Warmth of the Season

New Coats Collected For Kids To Be Distributed

With temperatures already dipping into the low twenties, the demand for warm coats for the needy is greater than ever. In an effort to get as many children as possible the proper winter apparel, the Town of Hempstead has partnered with Kids Helping Kids, by Kids Way, Inc., a local non-profit organization with various local social service groups that assist the needy.

"I'm delighted that the Town of Hempstead was able to facilitate an association between this wonderful organization and local groups that can distribute a vast quantity of warm apparel to those who truly need it", stated Town Supervisor Kate Murray. "Just in time for Christmas, thousands of young people will now be able to enjoy the "warmth of the season."

Circulo de la Hispanidad, the Salvation Army and The Interfaith Nutrition Network were the recipients of thousands of brand new winter coats and warm outerwear provided by Kids Helping Kids. A media event, announcing the availability of new coats was attended by Murray, Councilwoman Dorothy Goosby, Town Clerk Mark Bonilla, Receiver of Taxes Don Clavin, Kids Helping Kids President Bob Eslick and representatives for three organizations who are receiving the new apparel.

Now in its seventh year, Kids Helping Kids by Kids Way, Inc. has distributed thousands of "new only" winter coats and warm outerwear to area children. This year the organization has received over $175,000 worth of new coats, sweatshirts, sweatpants, infant and toddler apparel, and more on the way. "Our goal this holiday season is to provide the gift of warmth to children in need who may not otherwise receive new things" stated Bob Eslick, Executive Director of Kids Helping Kids.

Due to the generosity of clothing importers such as Albert Pardo of Mecca 5/Star and Issac Levy of High Life Apparel, Kids Helping Kids has received to date 3,463 units of apparel to be distributed to needy families and their children throughout Long Island and surrounding areas. Other importers include Adjmi Apparel Group. Long Street, Haddad Brands, Silver Goose and G&W Industries. In addition, because of the financial support from Claudio Zarate of Empire Bakery Equipment and Angelo Giannuzzi of Tesoro Restaurant and the generosity of Joe DiFiore of Monreale Bakery, who has donated the use of his trucks to make all the deliveries, area kids in need will have a truly warm holiday season.

"Thanks to Bob Eslick of Kids Helping Kids, thousands of young people will have a warm feeling all over this holiday season," concluded Murray.

To learn more about Kids Helping Kids go to

Police Advisory

During the holiday season, police are advising residents to take precautionary measures to protect their homes and vehicles. The busy holiday season and early nightfall are some factors which elevate the number of property crimes. Dark homes and overgrown shrubbery are an invitation to a potential thief.

People can minimize potential criminal activity (burglaries and larcenies from vehicles) by recognizing suspicious activity in their community and reporting such behavior to the police by dialing 911.

Consider the following activities as suspicious:

· A person or vehicle that stays in the same place for an unusual length of time
· A parked car with the engine running
· A person looking into cars or houses
· A person carrying unusual objects during the day or night
· Vehicles that drive around your block frequently slowing down or speeding up
· A vehicle without lights on when arriving or leaving at night
· Unfamiliar vehicles such as those with out of state plates or tinted windows
· Persons going door to door. If they knock for a prolonged time or go to the rear or side door
· Persons walking through your backyard


· Even if you park in your driveway or in front of your own home, lock your vehicle. Put all packages in the trunk out of view. Do not leave the GPS, I-pods, cell phone, cd case, wallet, pocketbook or cash/change in clear view.

· Make certain that your home is locked and secured. Make sure your security system is activated. Consider using light timers. Alert neighbors if you plan on going away for an extended period to remove mail or newspapers/flyers. Have someone park in your driveway to make it look someone is at home.

Above all people should rely on their intuition when they suspect unusual behavior or activity. Call 911 whenever you observe suspicious activity and provide as much information as possible.

Labels: burglaries, POP, robberies 1

Tuesday, December 21, 2010

Hempstead Town Shelter and Rescue Inc.

As part of the "Home for the Holidays" Pet Adoption Program, Hempstead Town is waiving all adoption fees as well as rabies vaccination fees for all pets adopted from the town's animal shelter through January 15, 2011. What's more, all cats and dogs adopted will be spayed or neutered and microchipped free of charge. In the holiday spirit, each adopted pet will receive a special gift generously donated by Animal Appetites Limited of Wantagh.

Hempstead Town Supervisor Kate Murray joined with the men of Rescue Ink, an animal rescue group well known for their National Geographic television series, to host a Holiday Pet Adoption Fair at the town's Animal Shelter on Saturday, December 18th.

"Especially during the holiday season, few things can equal the joy of giving a loving cat or dog a home," Supervisor Murray said. "We invite everyone to celebrate in the holiday spirit and adopt a loving pet at the town's Animal Shelter."

The Holiday Party and Pet Adoption Fair featured a Rescue Ink motorcycle motorcade, a visit from Santa "Claws," live music, holiday drinks and refreshments provided by Stop & Shop and many furry friends. PETCO, Eukanuba, Animal Appetites and Dog Grooming by Rachel also joined the festivities.

"Along with some of the most ardent animal rescuers in the metropolitan area, we'll be ringing in the holiday spirit while working to give shelter dogs and cats a loving home for the holidays," Councilwoman Angie Cullin stated.

Joe Panz of Rescue Ink said, "This holiday season, give the gift of a forever home to an animal ... It is the gift you will give yourself: the love of an animal. The gift that will keep on giving. ... Remember, this holiday season don't shop: Adopt!"

"Through the 'Home for the Holidays' program, we hope to continue helping residents experience the joys of pet ownership while giving wonderful dogs and cats good homes with loving owners," Councilman Gary Hudes said.

Because the 'Home for the Holidays' program has been such a success, town officials decided to make it even easier for residents to adopt furry friends all throughout the year.

"I'm thrilled to announce that the town will be waiving adoption fees for all seniors, veterans, physically challenged residents, volunteer firefighters and auxiliary police officers who bring new pets into their homes throughout any season," Supervisor Murray said.

Additionally, the Hempstead Town Animal Shelter has launched a Facebook page to help more adoptable pets find loving homes. Residents and friends can visit Facebook and search for Hempstead Town AnimalShelter to see photos and videos of the wonderful dogs and cats at the shelter and to keep up with all of the animal shelter employees, events and news. Families are invited to post photos of the furry friends they've adopted from our shelter so everyone can see how happy the pets are with their new families.

Anyone who is not signed up for Facebook but is interested in pet adoption can experience holiday joy on the web by viewing pets on the town's website ( and using the Petfinder link on the animal shelter web page. You can also visit the shelter, located at 3320 Beltagh Avenue in Wantagh, Monday through Saturday, 9 a.m. to 4:45 p.m.

"Make pet adoption a big part of your holiday season by giving a wonderful dog or cat the gift of a loving family," Murray concluded.

Hempstead Town Supervisor Kate Murray joined with the men of Rescue Ink, an animal rescue group well known for their National Geographic television series, to host a Holiday Pet Adoption Fair at the town's Animal Shelter on Saturday, December 18th.

"Especially during the holiday season, few things can equal the joy of giving a loving cat or dog a home," Supervisor Murray said. "We invite everyone to celebrate in the holiday spirit and adopt a loving pet at the town's Animal Shelter."

The Holiday Party and Pet Adoption Fair featured a Rescue Ink motorcycle motorcade, a visit from Santa "Claws," live music, holiday drinks and refreshments provided by Stop & Shop and many furry friends. PETCO, Eukanuba, Animal Appetites and Dog Grooming by Rachel also joined the festivities.

"Along with some of the most ardent animal rescuers in the metropolitan area, we'll be ringing in the holiday spirit while working to give shelter dogs and cats a loving home for the holidays," Councilwoman Angie Cullin stated.

Joe Panz of Rescue Ink said, "This holiday season, give the gift of a forever home to an animal ... It is the gift you will give yourself: the love of an animal. The gift that will keep on giving. ... Remember, this holiday season don't shop: Adopt!"

As part of the "Home for the Holidays" Pet Adoption Program, Hempstead Town is waiving all adoption fees as well as rabies vaccination fees for all pets adopted from the town's animal shelter through January 15, 2011. What's more, all cats and dogs adopted will be spayed or neutered and microchipped free of charge. In the holiday spirit, each adopted pet will receive a special gift generously donated by Animal Appetites Limited of Wantagh.

"Through the 'Home for the Holidays' program, we hope to continue helping residents experience the joys of pet ownership while giving wonderful dogs and cats good homes with loving owners," Councilman Gary Hudes said.

Because the 'Home for the Holidays' program has been such a success, town officials decided to make it even easier for residents to adopt furry friends all throughout the year.

"I'm thrilled to announce that the town will be waiving adoption fees for all seniors, veterans, physically challenged residents, volunteer firefighters and auxiliary police officers who bring new pets into their homes throughout any season," Supervisor Murray said.

Additionally, the Hempstead Town Animal Shelter has launched a Facebook page to help more adoptable pets find loving homes. Residents and friends can visit Facebook and search for Hempstead Town AnimalShelter to see photos and videos of the wonderful dogs and cats at the shelter and to keep up with all of the animal shelter employees, events and news. Families are invited to post photos of the furry friends they've adopted from our shelter so everyone can see how happy the pets are with their new families.

Anyone who is not signed up for Facebook but is interested in pet adoption can experience holiday joy on the web by viewing pets on the town's website ( and using the Petfinder link on the animal shelter web page. You can also visit the shelter, located at 3320 Beltagh Avenue in Wantagh, Monday through Saturday, 9 a.m. to 4:45 p.m.

"Make pet adoption a big part of your holiday season by giving a wonderful dog or cat the gift of a loving family," Murray concluded.

Monday, December 20, 2010

2011 GirlScout Cookie Program

While much of the world is in holiday mode for Chanukah, Christmas, Kwanzaa and the New Year, Girl Scouts of Nassau County is getting ready to kick-off the 2011 Girl Scout Cookie Program as soon as we return from our end-of-the-year break.

While some folks are tracking Santa and his progress in Toyland, the elves that we care most about are those at Little Brownie Bakers (corporate cousins of the other baker elves who live in a Hollow Tree). Our elves are busy baking Thin Mints, Samoas, Trefoils, Do-si-dos, Tagalongs and Lemon Chalet Cremes …
Across the country and here in our community people look forward to the Girl Scout Cookie Program. The cookies are delicious, and seeing the girls out in the community helps to remind the public of our outstanding organization. This year, order taking will begin the first week in January, and Girl Scout Cookies® will be available through booths sales until mid April. Cookie rallies will be held at Roosevelt Field on Saturday, Jan. 8, at Green Acres Mall on Saturday, January 15 and at Broadway Mall on Saturday, Jan. 22.
As good as the cookies are, the Girl Scout Cookie Program is about so much more
than the actual cookies. The Cookies are just one of many tools and activities that
make the Girl Scout Leadership Experience one of the most valuable resources
available to girls … The Girl Scout Cookie Program affords girls the opportunity to learn and earn.

As the largest and best financial and entrepreneurial program for girls in the country, the Girl Scout Cookie Program focuses on Five Skills that girls can take and build on throughout their lives... Goal Setting, Decision Making, Money Management, People Skills and Business Enthics.

All Girl Scout programs are designed to meet the age-appropriate developmental skills of girls and safety is always a priority. Girl Scout Daisies (kindergarten and first grade) begin with more support from parents. Online order-taking allows elementary girls to expand their sales to family and friends.

By the time a girl is in middle school and high school she can take opportunities to market her own Girl Scout Cookie Program through social media and by making presentations to businesses. The bigger the goals, the more creative, focused and time girls will need to reach their customers.

Goal Setting: Everyone needs a goal, and a plan to reach the goal. Goals without a
plan are just wishes! Learning to set goals through the Girl Scout Cookie Program carry over to daily life, and goal setting allows girls to dream big and achieve! Girl Scouts may want to take a trip, engage in a special activity or set aside funds to support a project in their community – or elsewhere – that will make the world a better place.

Decision Making: Every aspect of life is impacted by the decisions that we make …
In the Girl Scout Cookie Program girls can decide as a group on the activities and
community projects that they wish to support. Girl Scouts learn how to make decisions based on the shared values of the Girl Scout Promise and Law, and they learn tactics for making decisions that weigh the pros and cons, and allow each girl to have a voice.

Money Management: Girls reinforce basic arithmetic skills and make change. More importantly, they learn the value of money as it applies to reaching a goal. They learn the relationship between how much things cost and the work involved to earn the money to pay for things, activities and projects.

Too many children today have a significant disconnect in their lives between earning money and buying things, and the Girl Scout Cookie Program provides real experience in earning, saving and spending.

People Skills: Through the Girl Scout Cookie Program girls interact with one another through the Goal Setting and Decision Making processes. They interact with customers and learn how to describe the product and answer the customers' questions. They learn to make a presentation, and explain how buying a box of Cookies supports their Girl Scout Troop to meet their goals. Girls also learn to offer the customer the opportunity to help others by supporting our military personnel through Operation Cookie.

Business Ethics: Because a Girl Scout is honest and responsible at all stages of the Cookie Program, she puts her values into action. People see a Girl Scout as trustworthy, and, in turn, she lives up that expectation.

Long after a Girl Scout has completed the Girl Scout Cookie Program, she will have learned the importance of earning money to support herself and to reach her goals. She will bring the values of honesty and responsibility to her own career. She will have the skills to manage a business, persuade an investor to back her, and to run a household. She will be able to influence others in her work and in the community. She will know how to use her talents and her resources to make the world a better place – today and for the rest of her life!

For more information on the Girl Scout Cookie Program, please visit our website at . You may also contact me at Girl Scouts of Nassau County, 516-741-
2550, ext. 200 or email ceravolo@gsnc. Starting in February our website will be able to direct you to the Cookie Booths nearest to you!

Thursday, December 16, 2010


Nassau County Executive Edward P. Mangano and Nassau County Police Commissioner Lawrence W. Mulvey support the taxi companies Holiday Free Ride Initiative.

On December 14th local taxi companies are giving free rides to those who need a ride home in an effort to deter Driving While Intoxicated and prevent holiday celebrations from ending in tragedy or arrest. They will continue to offer free rides through January 1, 2011.

“The local taxi companies providing free rides this holiday season truly embody the spirit and generosity we hope to endear,” said County Executive Mangano. “Don’t drink and drive…instead, take the free ride.”

Commissioner Mulvey supports these efforts and believes the public should be aware of this generous offer of public service.


If any of our residents and customers need a free ride home, after drinking at a local tavern, bar, restaurant or catering hall, from December 14th, 2010 – January 1, 2011 call (516) 326-9090.

Your local taxi companies throughout Nassau and Eastern Queens, are offering free rides, in an effort to prevent drunk driving, which could be deadly.

* Ollie’s Taxi & Airport Service
* All Island Transportation
* Taxi Latino
* Luxury Transportation
* Glen Belle Car Service
* Deluxe Transportation

“I am pleased to support and promote this generous offer of public service by the local taxi companies listed above, said Nassau County Police Commissioner Lawrence W. Mulvey. There is no acceptable excuse for DWI with this offer of a free ride. If you do so in Nassau County, you will be arrested”.

Too many people, despite having too much to drink, are reluctant to give up his or her keys, or have no way to get back to their cars the next day. These taxi companies, will also give you a free ride back to the driver’s car the next day.

“We want all or our residents and customers to be safe over the holiday season. During this joyous time of year, our goal is to prevent or stop any horrible tragedies. If we can avoid one accident or someone from being injured it is well worth it. Don’t drink and drive, let your Transportation Companies be your designated driver and keep you safe,” said Marianne Blessinger, President of Ollie’s Taxi and Airport Service.

We thank the Media for doing their job in informing the public of this important service of ”Don’t drink and drive, call for a free ride home and return ride the next day to pick up your car.”

Contact: Marianne Blessinger (516) 326-9090 Ext. 303

Friday, December 10, 2010

Silver Alert

The Silver Alert Program has been established in order to disseminate immediate information to local media, hospitals and other organizations when a senior citizen or other individuals suffering from Alzheimer’s disease, dementia or other cognitive disorders goes missing.
Date and Time: 12/09/10 10:00 A.M.
Missing Person’s Name: Giuseppe Stincone
Missing Person’s Age: 84
Physical Description: Male White, 5’, 125 lbs.,
Balding with gray hair and a scar on the top of the head
Last Seen Wearing: Red plaid jacket, grey pants and black shoes
Missing Person was last seen at: 155 Hathaway Ave., Elmont
Motor Vehicle and direction of travel: 1994 Ford Temp Green, NY Reg. ARH-3540, possibly headed to Malverne

Monday, December 6, 2010

Tips for Scam Free Holiday Online Shopping

Shopping online is becoming increasingly popular. It is an easy way to shop for sales and avoid crowds at the mall. It is also an easy way to get ripped off.

With the holidays fast approaching, County Executive Edward P. Mangano, Police Commissioner Lawrence W. Mulvey and the Nassau County Police Department would like to remind citizens to take care when ordering items over the internet.

Trust your instincts. If you don’t feel comfortable buying or bidding on an item over the web, or if you feel pressured to place your order immediately, maybe you shouldn’t.

Be knowledgeable about web-based auctions. Take special care to familiarize yourself not only with the rules and policies of the auction site itself but with the legal terms (warranties, refund policy, etc.) of the seller’s items that you wish to bid on.

Double check pricing. Whether the product is being sold as new or used, be suspicious of prices that are too good to be true. Also consider carefully whether you may be paying too much for an item, particularly if you’re bidding through an auction site. You may want to comparison shop, online or offline, before you buy.

Find and read the privacy policy. Read the privacy policy carefully to find out what information the seller is gathering from you, how the information will be used, and how you can stop the process. If a site does not have a privacy policy posted, you may not want to do business with that site. If it does have a privacy policy, there will probably be a link to it from the seller’s home page, or it could be included with the Legal Terms.

Review the return, refund, and shipping and handling policies as well as the other legal terms. If you can’t find them, ask the seller through an e-mail or telephone call to indicate where they are on the site or to provide them to you in writing. Often, return shipping charges may be more expensive than the item itself. Some retailers may only return for store credit or charge restocking fees. It is important to know these details prior to placing an order.

Check that the Internet connections are secure. Before you give your payment information, there are various icons and software programs that indicate that security software is in place.

Use the safest way to pay on the Internet. Pay for your order using a credit card. There are new payment options for users wary of putting their credit-card information on the Web. Some credit card companies offer temporary account numbers for their cardholders. These services will generate a random number that you can paste into a merchant's payment form. This limits exposing useful financial information to thieves and hackers. The merchant can't tell that you're using a temporary number, and the charge appears on your credit-card statement like a normal purchase. You can request a new number every time you shop or use the temporary number for multiple purchases, though each number can be used with only one merchant.

Print the terms. You should print out and date a copy of terms, conditions, warranties, item description, company information, even confirming e-mails, and save them with your records of your purchase.

Insure the safe delivery of your item. If you’re concerned about the safety of your package if there’s no one home to receive it, ask whether you can specify that the shipper must receive a signature before leaving the package. Or, it may be safer to have the package delivered to your office.

Inspect your purchase. Look at your purchase carefully as soon as you receive it. Contact the seller as soon as possible if you discover a problem with it. Tell the seller in writing about any problem that you are concerned with, ask for a repair or refund, and keep a copy of your correspondence.

PETCO Foundation Grant

PETCO Foundation Grant Supports Town's Trap/Neuter/Return Program For Feral Cats

Thanks to the generosity of the PETCO Foundation, Hempstead Town is furthering its efforts to control the area's feral cat population. Supervisor Kate Murray announced today that a $5,000 grant from the PETCO Foundation will be utilized in support of the town's Trap/Neuter/Release (TNR) program for feral cats.

"Hempstead Town is grateful to the PETCO Foundation for its financial support of our efforts to mitigate the overpopulation of feral cats in our township," said Supervisor Kate Murray. "These additional funds will help us to establish a weekly TNR program for feral cats at the town's animal shelter in Wantagh."

Feral cats (non-pet felines, living in outdoor environment) have reached epidemic numbers on Long Island. Feral cats that are not spayed or neutered may wander from place to place throughout our region, resulting in pockets of feral cat overpopulation.

"The Town of Hempstead is being proactive in combating this serious problem with a Trap/Neuter/Return program. Residents who are feeding feral cats are encouraged to schedule an appointment to have the felines spayed or neutered free of charge," stated Murray.

Spay/neuter surgeries will be scheduled on Thursdays, by appointment only. Town residents may bring in up to three feral cats for free spay/neuter, and are asked to arrive at the animal shelter no later than 7:30 a.m. on their appointment day. For the safety of all participants, each feral cat must be brought to the shelter in its own trap. Cats may be picked up in the afternoon, the same day as the surgery. Spayed/neutered feral cats should be transported back to the release site after the appropriate recovery time.

Space is limited and appointments will be scheduled on a first-come, first-served basis. Proof of residency must be provided. To register for an appointment or to get more information about the town's TNR program, please call the animal shelter at (516) 785-5220, Monday through Friday, 9:00 a.m. to 4:45 p.m. The Town of Hempstead Animal Shelter is located at 3320 Beltagh Avenue in Wantagh.

"With the support of the PETCO Foundation, we can make a difference in dealing with the growing number of feral cats here in the Town of Hempstead," concluded Supervisor Murray. "I urge every resident who cares about feral cats to take advantage of this great opportunity."

Holiday Safety Tips Shopping With Children

1. Teach your children to stay with you at all times while shopping. They should always check with you or the person in charge before they go anywhere. Always supervise your children in a public facility and accompany young children to the restroom.

2. Make a plan in case you become separated. Have older kids meet you in a pre-designated spot (e.g. the sales counter or mall information booth). Teach younger children to look for people who can help within the store or mall — a uniformed security officer, a salesperson with a nametag, a mother with children, etc. They should never leave the store/mall or go to the parking lot to look for you or your car.

3. Turn shopping trips into opportunities for your children to practice these “safe shopping” skills.

4. Leave clothing that displays your children’s names at home, as it can prompt unwelcome attention from people who may be looking for an opportunity to start a conversation with your children.

5. Never leave children in toy stores or public facilities (e.g. video arcades, movie theaters, playgrounds) and expect store personnel to supervise your children.

6. Have older children take a friend, if you allow them to go shopping or to public functions without you. It’s more fun and much safer. Older children should check in with you on a regular basis while they are out. Agree on a clear plan for picking them up including: where, what time, and what to do in case of a change in plans.

Thursday, December 2, 2010

Bullying Hotline

In an effort to end cyber-bullying on Long Island, Verizon and Senator Kemp Hannon are partnering with Children Abuse Prevention Services (CAPS), Long Island's leading non-profit dedicated to the prevention of bullying, child abuse and the promotion of Internet safety.

Verizon Director of Government and External Affairs Patrick A. Lespinasse recently visited CAPS to present Executive Director Alane Fagin with funding to assist the organization’s Internet safety initiatives, including the new Bullying Prevention Center. “As a leader in building technologies that deliver Long Islanders a rich array of new digital experiences, Verizon feels a strong responsibility to help ensure a safer Internet,” Lespinasse said. “Our partnership with CAPS has resulted in increased awareness and education for parents and children around staying safe and behaving responsibly online.”
The Center works to combat bullying, cyber-bullying and harassment through educational empowerment, dynamic prevention programs and innovative intervention solutions and services. “When parents discover their child is involved in a bullying situation, many may feel at a loss as to how to protect them, or assume the problem will go away on its own,” said Fagin. “But without appropriate intervention, bullying can interfere with a child’s ability to learn and can cause serious social and emotional problems,” Fagin continued.
Until the CAPS Bully Prevention Center opened this fall, Long Island parents had no single source to turn to for help. Now parents have access to a free “Bully Helpline” by calling 516-621-0552 x109 or e-mailing to speak with an expert. CAP’s service is unique in that it is the first to offer direct support and resources toward resolving bullying and cyber-bullying situations among school-age kids, and creating safer learning environments in Long Island elementary, middle and high schools.

Wednesday, December 1, 2010

Driveway Robberies in Nassau County

Police said last Friday that two attempted robberies of women on Nov. 18 are likely related to seven previous robberies since Oct. 23.

Det. Lt. Kevin Smith said at a press briefing that detectives are trying to determine if a similar robbery late last Thursday in Elmont was part of the pattern. In that robbery, a thief stole a purse from a woman getting out of a car in her driveway.
According to detectives, a man approached a 63-year-old female victim from behind as she was walking up the front steps to her home. The subject grabbed the victim’s purse and forcibly removed it from her shoulder.
The victim screamed, which drew the attention of a witness who followed the subject northbound on Arcadia Avenue, but lost track of him when he fled into a backyard, police stated. No injuries were reported as a result of this incident.
The contents of the purse were a checkbook, papers in the name of the victim and an unknown amount of money. This particular subject was described as a black or Hispanic male, 19-23 years old, wearing black sweatpants with a white stripe and a black jacket.
Police said the robber has come up from behind the intended target and grabs her purse in most of these robberies. No warning is given, according to Smith.
Police believe the robber is working with another man in perpetrating these robberies as a getaway driver. The latest incidents were Thursday in Merrick and North Bellmore, and last night in Baldwin, police said.
The previous robberies were in East Meadow, Wantagh, North Merrick, Merrick and Levittown between 8 and 11 p.m. Another pocketbook robbery occurred in Hicksville on Nov. 20 at 8:09 p.m.
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Franklin Square Historical Society

Franklin Square Historical Society Annual Christmas Party
will be held on Dec. 15 - 7:30 PM
Washington Street School Cafeteria

Franklin Square Lions Pancake Breakfast

Franklin Square Lions Pancake Breakfast will be held at the Franklin Square VFW Hall
Sat. - Dec. 5 - 9 - 12 Noon
Bring an unwrapped toy and you will be admitted free to the breakfast

Franklin Square Lions Club Blood Drive

FS Lion's Club - Blood Drive
68 Lincoln Road, Franklin Square
Dec. 1 - VFW Hall ~ 3:15pm - 9:15pm
Walk ins welcome ~ Please bring ID
For information, call: Bob Diehl at (516) 354 - 5220

Franklin Square Fire Department Tree Lighting

Franklin Square Munson Fire Department
Annual Tree Lighting
Department Headquarters
841 Liberty Place
December 1st
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Nassau County Offering Car Seat Safety Check

If you carry Precious Cargo, make sure your childs' car seat is installed properly. Every Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday between 12:00 and 2:30, Nassau County is offering a Car Seat Safety Check.   Please call 571-9664 for an appointment.  Nassau County Traffic Safety is located at 170 Cantiague Rock Road Hicksville, New York

Monday, November 29, 2010

Holiday Shopping Safety

County Executive Edward P. Mangano and Nassau County Police Commissioner Lawrence W. Mulvey and the Police Department are taking affirmative steps to ensure the safety of the people of Nassau County during the upcoming holiday season. All of our regular marked and plainclothes patrols will be intensifying their coverage of shopping malls and commercial areas. The patrols will be augmented by patrol from our Mounted Unit and Bureau of Special Operations. Concurrently, dedicated patrols have been assigned to the major malls within the county, putting additional police officers at those locations during peak hours.

In addition to shopping safety, Nassau Police will also be on the outlook for drivers and occupants who are not complying with the Seat Belt Law. This includes children who are not in child safety seats or buckled in their seat. Police Officers will also be vigilant watching for drivers who are drinking and driving on all roads in Nassau. Handicapped parking violations will be strictly enforced. Parking in handicapped spaces are reserved for those with visible permits.

Police Commissioner Lawrence W. Mulvey suggests some holiday shopping tips:

Before Leaving Home

· Plan your shopping trip carefully. Know where you are going and what routes you will take to get there.

· If possible, arrange for a friend to go shopping with you. There is safety in numbers.

· Let someone know where you are going and what route you will be taking. Additionally, let them know when you expect to return.

· Leave your home secure, engage alarms and give the appearance that your home is occupied by leaving the lights on in the most frequently used rooms.

· Don’t leave valuable items out in the open. Secure them in closets, safes, etc.

When Parking

· Always park in well-lit areas.

· Note the location of your vehicle in the parking lot to conveniently return after shopping.

· Always lock all your doors

· Remove all items, such as radar detectors, laptops or packages and hide them in the trunk, glove compartment, out of site.

· Avoid parking near vans or other vehicles with covered cargo areas.

· Avoid carrying large handbags. Carry only what is necessary.

· Look around the parking lot for suspicious persons before you exit your vehicle.

· Don’t get out of your vehicle until you are ready. If you don’t feel safe, stay in the car or drive away.

While Shopping

· Keep your money and credit cards in your front pocket and try to limit the number of credit cards and cash you’re carrying while shopping.

· To avoid being a victim of “Identity Theft”, be aware of exposing credit cards, debit cards and other identification at the cash register and ATM’s. Thieves will utilize cell phones to capture card information without your knowledge.

· Be cognizant of any other type of “Distraction” type of crimes that typically occur during this time of the year.

When Returning To Your Car

Never leave the store with your arms full of packages. Use a courtesy cart.

Have your car key in hand, ready to unlock your door.

Check the parking lot for suspicious people and look around before you exit the store.

Do not return to your vehicle if you see people loitering nearby.

Carry a whistle or other audible device. If you feel threatened, use it. If you’re inside your vehicle, lock your doors and honk your horn to attract attention.

Check underneath, in front and in back of your car as you approach it.

Check the front and rear passenger seats inside your car before you enter it.

If you are planning on returning to the store, never leave your packages in plain view inside your vehicle. Lock them in the trunk or place them on the floor and cover them with a blanket or jacket.

Thursday, November 18, 2010

Nassau County Clerk Warns Residents About Deed Scam

“Nassau County Clerk Maureen O’Connell wants to caution homeowners about mass mailings being sent out claiming “The U.S. Government Federal Citizen Information Center website recommends that property owners should have an official or certified copy of their deed.” These letters urge homeowners that it is necessary to purchase a certified copy of the deed to their home.

All deeds for property located in Nassau County are recorded and maintained at the County Clerk’s Office and only the Clerk’s Office can issue certified copies of these records, which are equivalent to the original. Once processed the original deed is returned directly to the owner or their attorney. These private companies continue to solicit the purchase of a deed on behalf of the homeowner sometimes for more than 800% over Clerk’s Office fees.

County Clerk O’Connell, concerned by these deceptive practices, advocated along with County Clerks throughout the state for the passage of legislation requiring these solicitations to disclose that certified copies of deeds are available directly from the County Clerk for a nominal fee. However, many homeowners continue to be victimized by these scams.

It is not necessary to retain a service to get a copy of your deed. Certified copies of deeds can always be obtained from the County Clerk’s Office for $5 to $10. Anyone wishing to request a certified copy of their deed can contact Clerk O’Connell’s office at 516-571-2664 for further information.”

Monday, November 8, 2010

The Fifth Squad reports the details of the arrest of a Franklin Square woman for Robbery that occurred on Sunday, November 7, 2010 at 7:10 PM.

According to detectives, the defendant, while in the parking lot of Pathmark, 460 Franklin Ave. Franklin Square, approached a 41 year old female victim outside of her car. The defendant stabbed the victim, took her Coach pocketbook and fled on foot northbound on Franklin Ave. Uniformed Officers canvassed the area and located the defendant at Lincoln St. and Van Buren Ave., a short distance from the scene of the crime. The victim’s pocketbook was recovered and a 14” serrated kitchen knife, which was used in the commission of the crime, was found inside. The victim was transported to a local area hospital where she received stitches for lacerations to her hand, ear and neck.

The defendant is charged with Robbery 1st degree, Assault 2nd degree, Criminal Possession of Stolen Property 4th degree and Possession of a Dangerous Weapon 4th degree.

Wednesday, November 3, 2010

Police Respond to an Alarm


I have heard from neighbors that there have been 3 GCS house burglaries in the last few weeks.
Most recent was on Caroline Avenue, other incidents I heard about were Roxbury Road and Cambridge Avenue.
I did not find this information on the POP blog (could be I looked in the wrong place) and I want to know if this information is true, please? If true I want to know approximate time of day they occurred.

Thank you.

Thank you for reaching out to us with your concerns. You are the eyes and ears of the community so please call regarding anything suspicious or unusual. This is our community so please be vigilant and again do not be afraid to call 911 for any suspicious and unusual activity.

I have spoken to our Detectives about this matter and they let me know they are investigating the incidents.   The house on Cambridge was broken into during the afternoon around 2 p.m.  The detectives are looking for a male hispanic.  We have also emailed a Crime Stoppers Memo for another burglary in Garden City to all on our email list.  These burglaries seem to occur during the day while someone steps out.

Protect Your Self and Your Home By:

1. Installing and maintaining timers on lights inside and out.
2. Make sure all exterior lights are functioning properly
3. No mail or flyers left out
4. Let a neighbor you trust know your away and where you are in case they need to contact you
5 . Safeguard all jewelry and cash
6 . Make sure all first floor window air conditioners are secured because this allows easy access for burglars to get into your home
7. Make sure all house alarms are functioning properly
8 . Make sure all windows and doors are secure
9 . Trim all bushes and hedges around windows and doors because these make easy hiding spots for burglars
10. Be careful of routines.

If you see anything suspicious please call 911 and not your local precinct so their response can be faster! When in doubt do not be afraid to call 911!! Speak clearly and slowly so the proper information gets out. Don’t rush the phone call because all the information is important.
Try to get any information possible i.e. vehicle plate numbers, physical descriptions such as clothing, height, race, weight, gender, direction of travel, and what they might have in their possession i.e. backpack, gym bag.

Wednesday, October 27, 2010

Bravest Honored for Outstanding Service by Town of Hempstead

Hempstead Town Supervisor Kate Murray honored local volunteer firefighters at a special ceremony on October 21st. Thirty-two individuals were honored for their courage and dedication to protecting local communities.
"Firefighters make significant sacrifices and put their lives on the line every day to protect people and their property," said Murray. "What makes the activities of our talented honorees so compelling is the fact that they volunteer, giving of their personal time, to ensure that our residents are safe."
Many of this year's recipients were honored for heroic deeds performed during the normal course of their day. "This only highlights the humanity and public-spiritedness these special individuals embrace," observed Murray.
The following individuals were awarded the town's firematic medal for their distinguished service as members of the volunteer fire service community:
Baldwin Fire Department - Ex-Chief Dominick Famularo
Bethpage Fire Department - Secretary Linda Valenti
East Meadow Fire Department - Ex-Captain Robert Grigonis
East Rockaway Fire Department - Honorary Chief Daniel Gilloon, Jr. (posthumous)
Elmont Fire Department- Ex-Chief/Ex-Comm. Robert L. Conti
Floral Park Fire Department - EMS Liaison Hugh A. Berta, III
Franklin Square & Munson Fire Department - 2nd Assistant Chief Richard Gresser, Ex-Captain Leonard Jerik, Firefighter Gregory Errante
Freeport Fire Department- Ex-Chief Donald K. Rowan
Hempstead Fire Department - Firefighter Patrick Carney, Firefighter Connor E. Geraghty, Firefighter Douglas E. Scheeler
Lynbrook Fire Department - Firefighter/EMT Frances Lynn Curtis
Meadowmere Park Fire Department - Ex-Chief/Ex-Commissioner Andrew G. Schmitt, Sr.
Mineola Fire Department - Ex-Chief Scott P. Strauss
New Hyde Park Fire Department - Ex-Captain Edgar J. Teepe
Point Lookout-Lido Fire Department - Firefighter Deirdre Hannett, Ex-Chief & Capt. Warren Jaffe, Lt. Joshua Weiselberg, Ex-Captain Daniel Wiener
Rockville Centre Fire Department - Firefighter/AEMT Gail Atlas-Goodman, Firefighter/EMT Pierre Hourani, Firefighter/AEMT Joseph Howard, Firefighter/EMT Remy Jean-Francios, Lt. Joseph Martino, Capt. Kimberly Martino, Firefighter James Neitz, Sr., Firefighter/EMT Margaret Nelson, Second Asst. Chief John Thorp
Stewart Manor Fire Department - Firefighter Thomas H. Schutz
Woodmere Fire Department - Firefighter Rodney Herris

"Volunteer firefighters are indeed heroes in our communities and the Town of Hempstead is extremely grateful to each and every member of the local fire departments," said Murray. "It's a pleasure to have this opportunity to recognize Hempstead Town's bravest."

Bank Robbery

The Nassau County Robbery Squad reports the details of a bank robbery that occurred on October 26, 2010 at 12:30P.M. in Franklin Square.

According to detectives a male subject entered the Capitol One Bank located at 550 Franklin Avenue and displayed a demand note to the teller. The teller than handed over an unknown amount of U.S. currency. The subject exited the rear of the bank and fled in an unknown direction. Six employees and four customers were in the bank at the time. No injuries were reported. The subject is described as a male white, 20-30 years of age, six feet to six feet two inches tall wearing a Cleveland Indians baseball cap, red hooded sweatshirt and jeans.

Anyone with information regarding this crime is to contact Nassau County Crime Stoppers at 1-800-244-TIPS. All callers will remain anonymous.

Details by; D/Sgt. Giambrone/Robbery Squad 10/26/10/1545/7326

Tuesday, October 26, 2010

Nassau County Cradle of Aviation Upcoming Events

Upcoming Events at the Cradle

Creepy Carousel – October 30th -- Nunley's Carousel will be decorated in it's spookiest (but not scariest) finest! Saturday Night, October 30, 2010, 6-9 pm. Free Halloween crafts, music and fun! Carousel rides are $2 per person.

8th Annual Air & Space Gala – November 11th -- This year the Cradle will be honoring the Space Shuttle Program and the Satellite Industry. Please visit our website for more details and online ticketing.

Northwinds Symphonic Band Concert – November 14th -- Please join us for a musical tribute to America's Greatest Heroes. Sunday November 14, 2:30 pm. Free Admission.

Annual Pumpkin Drop & Toss – November 21st -– Bring your leftover pumpkins and come and drop them from our balcony to the atrium floor or participate in our pumpkin toss in the parking lot with a medieval catapult. This is a great activity for children and a good way to get rid of your by-now rotting pumpkins! Free with museum admission.

Festival of Trees – November 26 – 28th -- United Cerebral Palsy's Festival of Trees is coming to the Cradle. There will be beautifully decorated trees, children's activities, holiday items for sale and entertainment. Special price for the Festival and Museum galleries is $10/pp.

Thursday, October 21, 2010

Crime Stoppers

Fifth Squad detectives are investigating two unusual incidents that occurred in Elmont on October 13th at 7:00 P.M. and 19th at 6:30 P.M.

Detectives report that on 10/13/10 at 7:00P.M. a male subject operating an older model, box like, dark colored, small SUV with lightly tinted windows, while in his vehicle on Doherty Ave./Surprise St., slowed down and requested a male victim, 14, to get into to his car. The victim fled and the subject made a left turn onto Surprise St.

Additionally, on 10/19/10 at 6:30 P.M., a male subject operating a similarly described vehicle, while driving on Benson Ave./Johnson Ave. requested a different male victim, 14, to get into his car. The victim fled the scene and the subject drove down Johnson Ave.

No injuries were reported.

The subject is described as a male black in his late 20’s to early 30’s, medium complexion, short dark hair, thin build, unshaven, and spoke in an effeminate voice.

Detectives ask anyone with information regarding this crime to contact Crime Stoppers at 1-800-244-TIPS. All callers will remain anonymous.

Friday, October 15, 2010

October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month

Domestic Violence includes verbal, emotional, financial, physical, and sexual abuse and transcends all economic, educational, racial and religious lines.  Statistics show that 1 in 3 women will be abused during their lifetimes and an estimated 3 women are murdered each day by their partners. Many children in households where abuse occurs are abused or neglected.  Violence is a pattern of behavior that is learned.
You can help to make a difference and end the abuse.

What can we do to eliminate violence against women:
  • Examine our own attitudes about abuse
  • challenge language that degrades women
  • be a positive role model for the next generation of men and women
  • wear a purple ribbon and make a personal pledge never to commit, condone, nor remain silent about violence against women. Silence perpetuates violence.
Nassau County Executive Edward P. Mangano today announced that he has sent a letter to all religious leaders throughout Nassau County requesting they spread the message to their congregations that "Violence is not the answer." The request comes as Mangano declares October 11-15, 2010 as “Purple Ribbon Week” in Nassau County in order to raise awareness of the need to understand, confront, and eliminate domestic violence.
In his letter the County Executive asks, "every faith-based organization in Nassau County to devote a sermon addressing family and domestic violence during October, which has been declared National Domestic Violence Awareness Month." The letter to the clergy is in keeping with the County Executive's pledge to implement all the recommendations of his Task Force on Family Violence, which led him to declare a Public Health Emergency in Family Violence in Nassau County.
"Family violence is a growing public health issue and my administration is committed to ensuring that we take all steps possible to reduce the incidence of family and domestic violence in Nassau County," said County Executive Mangano. "I am very appreciative to the faith-based community leaders who are supporting our message and assisting us in educating our residents. As so many individuals and families turn to their faith-based communities for guidance and answers, I am asking that you kindly consider this recommendation to help spread our message to your congregations that “Violence is Not the Answer.”

If you or someone you know is dealing with Dating/Domestic Violence or Sexual Abuse, please call the 24-hour Domestic Violence hot line at (516) 542-0404 or visit the website

Franklin Square Munson Fire Department Family Fun Day

Franklin Square Munson Fire Department is sponsoring a Family Fun Day on Sunday, October 17
 from 1 pm to 3 pm at the Franklin Square Munson Firehouse on Hempstead Turnpike in Franklin Square.  There will be free food and free rides. Bring the family and enjoy the afternoon.

Fundraiser in Memory of Local Hero

A fundraiser in memory of Michael Kiefer of Franklin Square who gave his all on September 11th, will be held on Sunday, October 17 from 4-9 pm at the Plattdeutsche Park Restaurant, 1132 Hempstead Turnpike Elmont.  " Back in the Day" an Annual Doo Wop Event will feature THE BROOKLYN BRIDGE with special guest DON K. REED, Sal LoCascio singing the songs of Frank Sinatra, Dean Martin and Bobby Darin and dancing to the sounds of the 50's and 60's with DJ Mouse.  A Buffet Dinner, beer, wine, and soda, coffee and dessert are included in the $100 admission. Five lucky people will win a pair of tickets to see the psychic John Edwards.  
Proceeds will benefit the FDNY Fire Family Transport Foundation and the NYC Firefighter Brotherhood Foundation, Inc.  For tickets call Bud Kiefer at 516 485-5021.

Thursday, October 14, 2010

8th Gun Buy Back Program

Nassau County Executive Ed Mangano, Police Commissioner Lawrence W. Mulvey and District Attorney Kathleen Rice announced today that they will be hosting the County’s eighth Gun Buy Back Program on Saturday, October 16th from 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. at the Iglesia Pentecostal De Jesucristo Refugio Eterno Church, located at 184 Nassau Road in Roosevelt.

The Gun Buy Back Program is strictly anonymous and individuals will be paid $200 cash per turned in operable handgun. Not accepted are: licensed guns, BB Guns, air pistols, long guns and replicas. Guns transported by car must be transported in the trunk of the car and must be unloaded and put in a plastic/paper bag or in a shoe box.

“192 illegal and operable handguns, including a TEC-9, were turned in at the last gun buyback held in August. This program has proven to be effective in getting guns off our streets before they fall into the wrong hands,” said County Executive Mangano. “Community support is critical to the success of this program, and we appreciate the assistance of the members of the clergy who are participating in this effort. By working together, we can ensure that Nassau County remains a safe place to live and raise a family.”

“The previous Gun Buy Back Programs have been extremely successful resulting in the purchasing of over 1,500 illegal operable guns,” said Commissioner Mulvey. “The Gun Buy Back program, our ShotSpotter Program and our GunStoppers Program have been very effective in decreasing gun related crime here in Nassau County.”

Forfeiture funds from the Nassau County Police Department and the District Attorney’s Office are utilized to fund the Gun Buy Back Program.

Wednesday, October 13, 2010

Something to Keep in Our First Aid Kits

My daughter received a text message from her good friend who said he was in the Emergency Room of a local hospital because he burned the bottom half of his leg. The ER bandaged him up and sent him home with burn cream. They informed him he had 1st and 2nd degree burns, but didn’t need to go to a burn unit because his wounds were superficial. Knowing she better take a closer look she showed up at his house to see how he was feeling. He had a fever and chills. It looked bad. She stayed with him to change bandages and monitor his fever…

I’ve taken First Aid Training thru the Red Cross and have kept it updated, I have to say it has come in handy, so many times. It kept me calm and cool in many an instance. Hot/cold weather illnesses, bug bites, cuts, sprains, car accidents, helping a pedestrian struck by a car, to knowing the abc’s … airway, breathing, circulation… But in the First Aid Training, when it gets to the part about burns and compound fractures and stabilizing the area, the instructor touches on the topic gingerly as to not gross us out and turn us off. We get through it though and hope we never witness such an injury.

If you work with electric, chemicals or deal with fires on a regular basis you know the first aid procedures, they are just ingrained in your mind. It’s your job to know these procedures. But for us ordinary joes whose life gets slammed with a loved one or even ourselves being burned, where do we turn? What did they teach us in that first aid class??? Is this a first, second or third degree burn? Apply cool water, no ice, no butter… should I call 911, where will they take me, the closest hospital? But what if its second or third degree burn? Will they transfer me to the best burn center in Nassau County?

Did you know we have the only burn center in Nassau County which is located right here in East Meadow at Nassau County University Medical Center. We don’t realize how lucky we are to have a burn center of this magnitude so close to home. Seeing patients from 10 days old to 101 years, they estimate to have seen over 1,000 outpatients and 200 inpatients yearly.

Named the Nassau County Firefighters Burn Center, it is located on the sixth floor of the hospital. Although they have been treating burn victims for over 60 years it has been recently made over with an infusion of 7 million dollars thanks to NUMC. They have enriched the center with state of the art beds, tools and equipment. It is recognized nationally as one of the leading burn centers for burn victims.

In 1990, a coalition of fundraising firefighters and rescue workers co founded The Nassau County Firefighters Burn Center Foundation. The Nassau County Firefighters Burn Center Foundation has donated money and resources to the Nassau University Medical Center Burn Center through various fundraising efforts hosted by Nassau County’s 71 fire departments to make sure it delivers the best burn care available. In addition, it helps fund and staff relevant rehabilitation and recreation programs to address burn treatment needs as well as paid staff training, equipment, furniture and televisions.”

Funds raised by the Nassau County Firefighters Burn Center Foundation have provided a complete physical therapy room at Nassau University Medical Center with all the necessary equipment so staff can treat both inpatients and outpatients at one central location. The NCFBCF also provided for a separate children’s room featuring a television, and children’s books and games to help alleviate the stress young burn victims can experience while in therapy. Each year the NCFBCF sends professional staff members from the NUMC Burn Center to continuing education seminars and training certification programs and seminars. This access to the most recent treatment techniques lets referring physicians and their patients have confidence in every Burn Center staff member.

Fast forward to today, at this moment my daughters friend is at the NUMC Burn Center recovering from surgery he needed to repair his leg from his third degree burns…

We are hoping the delay in receiving treatment will not impede the healing process.

Maybe we should print out this information and place it in our First Aid Kits the Red Cross suggested we put together, just in case we ever have to help someone else go through a bad burn injury. We’ll know exactly where to turn.

For Serious Injuries or Burns CALL 911
They will help stabilize the victim and transport to the best location.
NUMC Burn Center 516 572-3219
2201 Hempstead Turnpike
East Meadow, New York
NUMC 516 572-0123
If your interested in taking First Aid Training/CPR,
call Nassau County Red Cross Chapter located at:
American Red CrossNassau County Chapter
195 Willis AvenueMineola, NY 11501-2623
Phone: 516-747-3500
Web site:
or call your local firehouse

Friday, October 8, 2010

County Enacts New Legislation Protecting Youth From Sex Offenders

Nassau Deputy Presiding Officer John Ciotti and the Majority members of the Nassau County Legislature passed a new law to help families protect their children from registered sex offenders. The new legislation, the first of its kind in New York, requires youth agencies to certify that all employees have been checked against New York State’s list of registered sex offenders under the Sex Offender Registration Act.
“This legislation allows parents to help ensure that the environment their children are in is a safe one.” said Legislator Ciotti.“The safety of our children is important, and knowing who is with them is vital.”
The new legislation allows any parent or guardian to inquire whether there is a registered sex offender employed by a youth agency, whether full-time, part-time or as a volunteer. All youth organizations, including daycares, sports organizations, clubs, and any individual who serves youth under age 18 in any capacity must provide a disclosure statement to parents/guardians (upon request) stating that all principals, employees, volunteers, and independent contractors associated with the youth agency are not registered sex offenders pursuant to verification with the NY Sex Offender Registry.
It has been shown that there is a high rate of recidivism for convicted sex offenders and therefore such offenders may pose a risk to youth entrusted in their care. This legislation helps to ensure parents that their children are not exposed to registered sex offenders.
“We hope this legislation will have a ‘chilling effect’ on sex offenders and discourage them from attempting to work with youth in Nassau County,” said Ciotti.

Kiwanas K- Kids

K-Kids is a student-led service organization for elementary school students dedicated to community service. Any student, ages 6-12, interested in service, and of good character, is eligible to join.
Kiwanis International, a worldwide service organization whose clubs serve children and develop youth leadership, sponsor the K-Kids club. Its purpose is to develop leadership through service.
Come join the fun. K-Kids will meet twice a month at the Franklin Square Public Library.
If you would like to serve your community, learn leadership skills, build friendships, and have fun, please contact K-Kids advisor Jina Papadoniou at (516) 567-1907.
Visit Kiwanis' K-Kids website ( and learn more about the organization.

Franklin Square Chamber of Commerce

Our Next General Membership Meeting will be Oct. 21st - Carmela's Restaurant

Our speaker for meeting is Dan Giacopelli, Founder & CEO of Skoop! Inc. He will be discussing Cutting Edge Mobile Technology and how you can use it to market your business

Please join us for an evening of networking and fine dining!
Meeting will start promptly at 6:00PM.
Please RSVP by calling 516-775-0001
Be sure to bring information to promote your business.

Thursday, October 7, 2010

Town Announce Registration for Senior Flu Immunization Program

Town of Hempstead Supervisor Kate Murray has announced that registration for the annual Senior Citizen Seasonal Flu Immunization Program is now under way. The town, in cooperation with Nassau University Medical Center and South Nassau Communities Hospital, will be offering seasonal flu vaccinations for senior residents age 60 or older at several town locations.

"I encourage senior residents to take advantage of this important program, as according to the Centers for Disease Control, senior citizens are at greater risk of experiencing serious complications from influenza, " stated Supervisor Kate Murray. "The flu vaccination could decrease the risk of catching the seasonal flu or may lessen its severity."

The registration process has begun and interested seniors are requested to register in person at their local senior center at least ten days in advance. Flu vaccines are provided with no out-of-pocket cost to the seniors. The administrating hospital will bill insurance companies; however, there will be no co-payments for those receiving flu shots.

Immunizations will be conducted from 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. as follows:

Wednesday, November 3- Merrick Senior Center, 2550 Clubhouse Road, Merrick, 868-4777

Monday, November 8-Wantagh Senior Center, 1150 Seamans Neck Road, Wantagh, 785-8505

Tuesday, November 9-, Green Acres Senior Center, 400 Flower Road, Valley Stream, 872-8810

Wednesday, November 10-, Franklin Square Senior Center, 1182 Martha Place, Franklin Square, 328-3010

Friday, November 12- Uniondale-Merrick Senior Center, 750 Jerusalem Avenue, Uniondale, 538-5050

Monday, November 15- Levittown Senior Center, 555 N. Newbridge Rd., Levittown, 433-5454

Wednesday, December 1- Bellmore Senior Center, 2000 Bellmore Ave, Bellmore, 221-9696

"Hempstead Town is able to bring this valuable immunization program to area seniors through our partnerships with Nassau University Medical Center and South Nassau Communities Hospital," concluded Murray. "As the health and well-being of our seniors is a top concern to us here in the Town of Hempstead, I encourage senior residents to make this vaccine part of their healthy lifestyle."

For further information please call the Department of Senior Enrichment at (516) 485-8100.

100 Years Ago....

                    A new exhibit honoring the 100th Anniversary of the Belmont Air Meet of 1910.

             At the Cradle of Aviation Museum September 10th-20th and Belmont Park Oct. 8th-17th.

Garden City, New York – One hundred years ago, airplanes and not thoroughbreds raced at the famed Belmont Park Racetrack during the 1910 Belmont Park Aviation Meet, the first international aviation meet held in the United States. For ten days in the fall of 1910, the world’s leading aviators and the most advanced aircraft gathered at Belmont Park.
  To commemorate this unique anniversary the Cradle of Aviation Museum has put together a special exhibit that will be at the Museum for a limited time from September 10th through the 20th and then will move to Belmont Park Racetrack from October 8th through the 17th. This new exhibit will feature examples of the type of aircraft that flew at the Belmont Meet, including a French “Antoinette” and “Demoiselle” that are on loan from other museums.
 The Belmont Park Aviation Meet offered a total of $75,000 in prize money in various categories, a huge sum for 1910. At the Meet several new world records were set including altitude (9714 feet) and speed (61mph). The Meet also allowed Long Islanders and New Yorkers to see airplanes in flight for the first time. Visitors to the exhibit at the Cradle and Belmont Park will be able to get up close to airplanes that haven’t been on Long Island for 100 years plus see rare photographs, artifacts and film from the Meet itself.
  Admission to the exhibit is free with museum admission at the Cradle and general admission at Belmont Park. The exhibit has been created with the support of the New York racing Association and Belmont Park.
 The Cradle of Aviation Museum has over 75 air and spacecraft that take you through over 100 years of aviation history from kites and balloons to man’s first steps on the moon.

Wednesday, October 6, 2010

St. Catherines Knights of Columbus

The Annual Knights of Columbus
12 Apostles Council #5001

Italian Festival

Enjoy and evening of great food and music!
Featuring a Variety if Italian Dishes

When:  Saturday November 6, 2010
Where: St Catherine of Sienna School Auditorium
Time 7-11 PM

$25 per Person  $10 Children 12 and under

50/50 Drawing! DJ! Door Prizes! Raffles!

To Purchase Tickets
Joe A:  538-3902
Joe C:  352-2902
Angelo: 361-7371

Friday, October 1, 2010


Nassau County Executive Mangano
& Police Commisioner Mulvey Announce:

NCPD to Hold R.E.A.C.H. Registration Event at
LI’s “Walk Now for Autism Speaks” this Sunday

Nassau County Executive Ed Mangano and Police Commissioner Lawrence Mulvey announced today that the NCPD would be conducting a R.E.A.C.H. Program Registration Event at Long Island’s “Walk Now for Autism Speaks” fundraising event that is being held this Sunday, October 3rd at Jones Beach Field 5. The event was coordinated by Autism Speaks, which is the nation's largest autism science and advocacy organization, dedicated to funding research into the causes, prevention, treatments and a cure for autism; increasing awareness of autism spectrum disorders; and advocating for the needs of individuals with autism and their families.

The R.E.A.C.H. (Return Every Adult and Child Home) Program is a Nassau County Police Department program that keeps the photographs, contact information, medical background and other pertinent details of registrants diagnosed with a cognitive disorder (e.g. Alzheimer’s disease, Dementia, Autism, etc.). This information is stored on a secure website, created and overseen only by the NCPD.

If a R.E.A.C.H. registrant where to go missing, the NCPD could instantly send out all information to every precinct, squad, patrol car and villages. A separate notification would also be sent to the media through Silver Alert.

There are times when you might not realize that someone has wandered away. While on 24/7 patrol, officers can review the database of registrants’ photographs and information. If officers spot a registrant far from home, heading towards public transportation or looking confused or lost, they can return them safely.

“The Silver Alert Program has been very successful here in Nassau County,” said County Executive Mangano. “The R.E.A.C.H. Program takes it a step further by having key information and a visual image on hand to disseminate when needed. That is why I am urging family and guardians of individuals that have been diagnosed with a cognitive disorder to come down to the NCPD’s booth this Sunday with their loved one and register with the R.E.A.C.H. Program.”

“The NCPD relies heavily on intelligence led policing,” said Commissioner Mulvey. “Having this information at our fingertips is an essential tool that will enable us to cut down on notification time and minimize search areas which will lead to reuniting loved ones in a more expeditious fashion.”

Interested parties who can not attend Sunday’s event are urged to call the NCPD’s Asset Forfeiture Unit at (516) 573-5775, Monday through Friday to 4:00p.m. to set up an appointment. Registration is free and takes just 10 minutes.

Wednesday, September 29, 2010

Long Island Fair

Long Island Fair Returns To Old Bethpage Village From September 30 To October 3

Nassau County Executive Ed Mangano announces that the 168th annual Long Island Fair, one of America’s oldest agricultural festivals, will be held from September 30 to October 3 at Old Bethpage Village Restoration. The family-friendly festival, one of the most popular fall events on Long Island, offers a range of attractions, including Lawton Trout Farm, exotic animal and reptile shows, and pony rides, as well as the amazing Flying Horses Carousel, a replica of a 19th-century folk art carousel.

“The Long Island Fair is a local tradition and one of the truly special family events that takes place each year. In particular, in our technology-driven age, the event allows children and parents to connect with the sort of recreational activities that people enjoyed in an earlier and simpler time in America,” said County Executive Mangano.

Children can take part in fun-filled contests such as corn husking and children’s potato sack races, while adults test their skill and strength at two-person cross-cut sawing in friendly competition for ribbons and prizes. Meanwhile, the livestock barn includes cattle, sheep, goats, horses, rabbits and other animals, while the livestock demonstration ring will feature the beautiful horse-drawn carriages of the Paumanok Driving Club and the miniature horses of the Keystone Miniatures Club.

In the spirit of the historic nature of the fair, the Wells Fargo Company will have a replica of a famous Wells Fargo coach with a handsome team of four horses on the Fairgrounds on Saturday and Sunday of the event.

The Long Island Fair will also present a variety of historical period musicians, dancers, jugglers, mimes and other artists. For example, a giant entertainment tent will be home for a “Punch and Judy” puppet show, a magician and musical performances by the folk group Stout. Meanwhile, baseball fans can enjoy the end-of-season matches of OBVR’s Old Time Base Ball League, which recreates “base ball” as it was played in the latter half of the 19th century, with teams competing in authentic uniforms and playing under the names of Long Island clubs of that era.

The Long Island Fair, the New York state-recognized county fair for Queens, Nassau and Suffolk, involves the cooperation of the Nassau County Department of Parks, Recreation and Museums and the Agricultural Society of Queens, Nassau and Suffolk Counties. Thousands of exhibits are entered every year in friendly competition, with blue ribbon categories including livestock, flowers and vegetables from farms and home gardens, culinary, needlework, hobbies, and a junior division for those 13 and younger.

The fair is unique among New York State County Fairs in that it maintains much of the historical ambiance of the 19th century. The fair was founded in 1842 and became known as the Queens County Agricultural Fair, but soon after was called the Mineola Fair when it moved to a permanent location in Mineola in 1866. The fair moved to Roosevelt Raceway in 1953 and to the newly opened Old Bethpage Village Restoration in 1970, where it is held on a 12-acre recreation of the original Mineola Fairgrounds.

This year’s fair is made possible by the generous sponsorship of Wachovia Bank and the Wells Fargo Company.

Old Bethpage Village Restoration provides visitors with a unique and wonderful opportunity to step back in time and experience life in a re-created mid-19th-century American village set on more than 200 acres. Hours are Wed. - Sun. 10 a.m. - 5 p.m. Entrance fees are $8 for children 5 - 12 (those under 5 are free), seniors and volunteer firefighters; and $12 for adults. It is located at 1303 Round Swamp Road in Old Bethpage; for more information, call 516-572-8400.

For more information about the Long Island Fair, visit For more information about the Parks Department, visit or call 516-572-0200.

Hempstead Town Honors Local Heroes at Police Service Awards

September 21, 2010

Supervisor Kate Murray and the Hempstead board honored ten Nassau County police officers and six village police officers at a ceremony on September 21st at the Nathan L.H. Bennett Pavilion at Town Hall in Hempstead. Also honored at the ceremony was Nassau County PBA President James Carver for his actions to protect children with special needs who attend Camp Anchor in the wake of the tragic accident that killed three of the camp's counselors.

"From solving murders and extensive undercover work to patrolling our streets, our police honorees have distinguished themselves as local heroes," said Murray. "The town is proud to have the opportunity to recognize those who serve and protect our residents."

The following officers were recognized for their distinguished service:

1st Precinct- Police Officer Michael T. Morgan

3rd Precinct- Police Officers George LaRosa and Peter Ellison

4th Precinct- Police Officer Domenick Stanganelli

5th Precinct- Police Officer Richard Stewart

7th Precinct- Police Officers Daniel Russo and Ricky Buckshaw

8th Precinct- Police Officer Michael Bjornstad

Highway Patrol Bureau/Emergency Services- Police Officers Robert Blum and Arthur Lopez

Freeport- Police Officer Timothy Seaman

Garden City- Police Officer Keith Wehr

Hempstead- Police Officer William Falk

Lynbrook- Police Officer Joseph Cosenza

Malverne- Police Officer Matthew Hill

Rockville Centre- Police Officer Stephen Reidy

Nassau County PBA President- James Carver

The officers were honored for putting their lives on the line pursuing criminals, maintaining order and facilitating rescues in crisis situations. Murray concluded, "I would like to thank the men and women in police service in Hempstead Town. These enforcement professionals make significant sacrifices every day to maintain our superlative quality of life and ensure the safety of all residents."

Tuesday, September 28, 2010

Technology and Your Child

The Sewanhaka Central Council of PTA's and the Sewanhaka Central  High School District are the proud sponsors and the See SAAW Program:

Technology and Your Child:
What Every Parent Needs to Know

Keynote Speaker
Police Officer John Dockswell
Nassau County Department of Community Affairs

Join us for a candid conversation about sexting, cyberbullying, and social networking. This program will educate parents, staff, students and community members about current trends, legal ramifications, and the potential dangers associatied with 21st Century technology. It will also provide recent statistics and data about actual criminal cases as well as strategies that parents can utilize to protect their children.

When:  Thursday, October 21, 2010
Time:    7:00 p.m. * Note* The speaker begins at 7:00 p.m.
     The SCHSD PTA Membership Meeting will begin at 8:15 p.m.
Where:  H. Frank Carey High School Auditorium

Thursday, September 2, 2010

Crime Stoppers

The Fifth Squad is investigating a robbery that occurred on August 31, 2010 at 11:25 PM, in Franklin Square.
At that time, according to detectives, the 15-year-old victim and a 14-year-old friend were walking on Hoffman Street, at Cloud Avenue, when a gold, older model Toyota Sienna pulled up beside them, from which two unknown male subjects exited. Subject #1 kicked the victim in the leg and Subject #2 grabbed the victim’s Blackberry Curve phone from the victim’s friend, who was holding it for him. Subject #2 then struck the victim in the hip with an unknown wooden object, before both subjects fled in the Toyota, proceeding south on Hoffman Street.
Subject #1 is described as a black male, age unknown, 5’9”-5’10”, wearing a face mask, hair in corn rows, black t-shirt; Subject #2, a male Asian, age unknown, 5’9”-5’10”, was wearing a black bandanna over his face. Anyone with additional information is asked to contact Crime Stoppers at 1-800-244-TIPS.

Wednesday, September 1, 2010

Aggressive Driving Enforcement Campaign

Nassau County Executive Edward P. Mangano and Nassau County Police Commissioner Lawrence W. Mulvey announce that the Nassau County Police Department will participate in a grant provided by the New York State Governor’s Traffic Safety Committee through the Nassau County Traffic Safety Board in a comprehensive initiative to combat aggressive driving from August 31st through September 13, 2010.

As a supplement, rather than a supplant, a precinct wide enforcement initiative aimed at identifying aggressive drivers who operate their motor vehicle in a manner that endangers or is likely to endanger other persons or property. Aggressive driving involves a series of moving violations such as unreasonable speed, passing a red light, tailgating, unsafe lane change, failure to signal a lane change, unsafe passing, failure to yield right away, and failure to obey traffic control devices. An aggressive driver operates his vehicle in a deliberate, selfish, bold or pushy manner which is likely to increase the risk of a collision and is motivated by impatience, annoyance, hostility or an attempt to save time. He or she has low regard for the rights or safety of other uses of the streets and highways.

The additional patrols throughout Nassau County during this initiative will give priority to high accident frequency locations and areas known for excessive speeding and aggressive driving.

1490 Franklin Ave., Mineola, NY 11501
Edward P. Mangano
County Executive

P.O. Jesse Atchison

Nassau County Police SPIN

There is an Air Quality Alert in effect for Nassau County from 11:00 am until 11:00 pm tonight

Hurricane Earl is heading up the coast, It may affect Nassau County on Friday. All Departments and Agencies are reminded to continue to prepare for the possibility of a major hurricane affecting Nassau County.

Tropical Storm Fiona may provide us with a one two punch and may effect the area on Labor Day or Tuesday of next week.

Another wave has come off the coast of Africa which will be watched for further development.

P.O. Jesse Atchison

FEMA Asks Us To Be Prepared for Earl

Families Should Visit to Learn Steps to Prepare for Hurricanes and Severe Weather
The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and its federal partners continue to closely monitor Hurricane Earl, as it moves past Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands, and toward the East Coast of the United States. According to the National Hurricane Center (NHC), Earl is now a Category 4 hurricane. FEMA is closely coordinating with state, territorial, and local officials in the affected areas and along the East Coast and stands ready to support their response as needed.

State and local officials make decisions on evacuation orders. FEMA urges everyone to heed any evacuation decisions made by state and local officials and to take steps now to ensure they are prepared for possible severe weather, and remember that hurricanes and tropical storms frequently bring flash flooding as well. Anyone can visit to learn more about how to prepare for an emergency. A Spanish version of the website is available at

"We continue to monitor Hurricane Earl and remain in close contact with state, territorial, and local officials to ensure they have the resources to respond if needed," said FEMA Administrator Craig Fugate. "I encourage everyone in the region and along the eastern seaboard to visit and take steps now to keep their family safe and secure. The most important thing for people living in Earl's potential tract to do is to listen to and follow the instructions of their local officials, including evacuation instructions if they are given."

Since this weekend, FEMA has been in constant contact with the White House and Department of Homeland Security (DHS) to provide regular updates on the storm's developments. Fugate briefed DHS Secretary Janet Napolitano yesterday on FEMA's ongoing preparations and coordination for severe weather in the Atlantic Ocean, including Hurricane Earl.

The National Weather Service forecasts the center of Hurricane Earl to move into the open Atlantic today, and travel east of the Turks and Caicos Islands later today and tonight. Although no watches or warnings are currently in effect for the mainland United States, history has shown that storm tracks can change quickly and unexpectedly. Officials are closely monitoring the areas from the Carolinas to New England, and FEMA is coordinating with the Governors and local officials along the East Coast to aggressively prepare for possible severe weather. Severe weather and flash floods can occur miles inland, and are possible even if a hurricane does not make landfall.

FEMA has activated the National Response Coordination Center and its Regional Response Coordination Centers in all four of its regional offices in the eastern United States, located in Boston, New York, Philadelphia, and Atlanta. FEMA has designated a Federal Coordinating Officer (FCO) and has personnel on the ground North Carolina at the state's Emergency Operations Center in Raleigh supporting the state, and is mobilizing personnel and supplies along the coast.

FEMA continues to support the Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands in their response to Earl. FEMA staff are on the ground in both areas working closely with commonwealth and territorial officials, and FEMA has deployed an Incident Management Assistance Team (IMAT) to St. Thomas and to San Juan, where staff are on watch around the clock monitoring developments.

FEMA also continues to monitor Tropical Storm Fiona, which according to the National Weather Service, is expected to pass north of the Leeward Islands today. According to the National Weather Service, tropical storm warnings are in effect for the Turks and Caicos Islands. A warning is typically issued 36 hours before the anticipated first occurrence of tropical storm force winds, conditions that make outside preparations difficult or dangerous. Additional rainfall of 1 to 2 inches is expected today in Puerto Rico, with possible isolated maximum amounts of 12 inches. These rains could cause life-threatening flash floods and mudslides. The Governor of Puerto Rico has issued a State of Emergency.

FEMA is also coordinating across the federal government to ensure commonwealth and territorial officials have the support they need. Federal and other support includes:

· Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) has deployed a Regional Emergency Coordinator (REC) to the U.S. Virgin Islands in support of the FEMA Incident Management Assistance Team (IMAT) there, and has other resources prepositioned and ready for deployment.
· Department of Defense (DOD) has activated a Defense Coordinating Officer (DCO) in St. Thomas and a State Emergency Preparedness Liaison Officer (SEPLO) team in Puerto Rico ready to support a response if needed.
· U.S. NORTHCOM is conducting weather reconnaissance flyovers today, including one departing from St. Croix, and one departing from Keesler Air Force Base in Biloxi, Miss.
· U.S. Coast Guard (USCG) has closed U S. Virgin Islands seaports and has redirected cruise ships slated for the area. Coast Guard assets have also been on alert and prepared to help in search and rescue efforts.
· American Red Cross has personnel on the ground in the U.S. Virgin Islands.

FEMA has life-saving and life-sustaining commodities and supplies strategically located across the country to support states in their response, including in the areas of possible impact. These supplies, including water, meals, tarps, blankets, generators and other essential items, can be replenished through the national logistics supply chain.

The National Weather Service remains the source of official severe weather watches and warnings, including flash flooding which can take only a few minutes to develop in the case of heavy rains.

FEMA encourages all individuals in the region to listen to NOAA Weather Radio and their local news to monitor for severe weather updates, and to follow the directions provided by their local officials.

FEMA's mission is to support our citizens and first responders to ensure that as a nation we work together to build, sustain, and improve our capability to prepare for, protect against, respond to, recover from, and mitigate all hazards.

Hempstead Proposes Tough New Law to Control Cell Towers, Hire Wireless Communications Expert

Making telecommunications giants meet the highest standard of proof in establishing the need for new cell towers as well as ensuring that approved wireless communications equipment is located at sites that minimize negative impacts on local communities are the motivation behind a new proposal by Hempstead Town Supervisor Kate Murray. In addition, Murray announced at a Franklin Square press conference that the town has retained nationally renowned wireless telecommunications expert Richard Comi to review applications and provide objective testimony on wireless telecommunications applications that come before the Hempstead Board of Appeals. The Supervisor was joined by Councilmen James Darcy and Ed Ambrosino, Town Clerk Mark Bonilla, Receiver of Taxes Don Clavin and Mr. Comi. Also present were Nassau County Legislators John Ciotti and Vincent Muscarella and several members of the Franklin Square community who have successfully fought a proposal to locate a cell tower in their neighborhood.

"The new law that is being proposed will provide protections that neighbors deserve when confronted with proposals for new cell towers and antennae," stated the Supervisor. "Wireless communications providers will have to submit compelling evidence indicating an absolute need for new wireless equipment, and the town's new expert will give residents a voice with the same technical knowledge as the consultants hired by the telecommunications industry. Mr. Comi will ensure that cell companies provide accurate technical information to the town's board of appeals."

The town's proposal authorizes Hempstead to retain consultants like Mr. Comi to review and analyze the applications of wireless service providers. Further, the new legislation outlines documentation that applicants must provide as evidence in establishing an absolute need for the proposed wireless equipment. Among the required documentation are drive test or call test results that demonstrate gaps in service as well as a checklist to determine whether existing locations have been excluded from consideration. Maps detailing all structures within 1500 feet of a proposed location are also mandated.

A key goal of the town's proposed law is to encourage shared use or co-location of new antennae onto existing cell towers or other structures while discouraging the unnecessary construction of new towers. In support of that priority, applicants for new cell towers must furnish a written report to the town detailing meaningful efforts to co-locate. Cell companies requesting a new tower must also conduct widely advertised balloon tests which offer the public a representation of the visual impact of a newly proposed tower utilizing a large, brightly colored balloon at the proposed tower site. Written reports, replete with pictorial representations of the proposed tower must also be produced as well as a thorough discussion of steps the applicant would take to effectively minimize the visual intrusion of wireless structures as much as possible.

"Minimizing the number of cell towers in local communities is an important priority," said Ambrosino. "This legislation will help residents to receive more information and allow them to participate in cell tower public hearings in a meaningful way."

Establishing a priority agenda, outlining the town's preferences in the siting of wireless telecommunications equipment, is an important component of Hempstead's planned law. First priority would recommend co-locating equipment on existing structures on town-owned and other public property. The second most preferred option would be the co-location of equipment on other existing structures (towers) in the town. The third priority would be a new tower located on town-owned or other public properties. Other preferred options (in order of priority) include a new tower on industrial-zoned land, light manufacturing areas, other non-residential areas within the town. The least preferred option would be the location of a new tower on residentially zoned land.

"Putting forth a clearly defined priority list for the locating of wireless equipment will help promote their placement in areas that present the least impact on residential communities," stated Darcy.

Other highlights of the new legislation include the following:

* No new cell towers or antennae shall be located closer than 1500 feet to a residential home, house of worship, daycare center or school.

* Applicants proposing new cell towers must provide a report inventorying existing towers and other suitable structures within 2 miles of a proposed cell tower site.

* In justifying a request for a cell tower of any height, data must be provided to document the effectiveness of a tower at a lower total height at the same location.

"We are pleased to work together with the town on any measures that will protect residents from the intrusion of unwarranted cell towers in local neighborhoods," stated Ciotti.

"We have fought successfully against a cell tower that was not needed right here in Franklin Square and I support legislation that gives neighbors a greater voice in determining where cell towers are located," stated Muscarella.

The town's new proposed wireless communications law will also codify guidelines that support oversight in the placement of other wireless communications equipment to be installed within Hempstead Town.

"Hempstead Town will now have the most aggressive tools at its disposal in dealing with telecommunications giants," concluded Murray. "A new telecommunications law and the testimony of a telecommunications expert at public wireless communications hearings will protect residents and give them greater voice in the preserving the suburban character of our communities."

Friday, August 27, 2010

Weekend Events

Friday August 27,2010
Italian Festival
Michael J. Tully Park
Evergreen & Denton Aves.
New Hyde Park, Ny
Saturday August 28, 2010
Rockstar Energy Uproar Festival
Nikon at Jones Beach Theater
Scottish Games Festival
Old Westbury Gardens
Beginnings Chicago
Jones Beach Boadwalk
730 pm
Hollywood Star Car Show
Cradle of Aviation Museum, Garden City, NY
Kathleen Madigan
Capital One Bank Theater at Westbury
Westbury, NY
Italian Festival
Michael J. Tully Park
Evergreen & Denton Aves.
New Hyde Park, Ny
Sunday August 29, 2010
Runners Edge Tobay Triathalon and Tri Relay
West end Ave, Oyster Bay
Late Night- Jones Beach Boardwalk Bandshell
Ocean Parkway, Wantagh
730 pm
Hollywood Star Car Show
Cradle of Aviation Museum, Garden City, NY
Italian Festival
Michael J. Tully Park
Evergreen & Denton Aves.
New Hyde Park, Ny

Thursday, August 26, 2010

The Ninth Annual Lions Club Street Fair

September 12, 2010
10 am to 5 pm
Welcome to the Fair!

The Lions Club Fall Street Fair has traditionally been the event of the year as residents from Franklin Square and neighboring communities flock for the fun and games. As far as the eye can see, vendors, professionals and crafts people line the center of Franklin Avenue, from Sobo Avenue, one block in from Hempstead Turnpike, to Scherer Boulevard, displaying their wares and handiwork. Along with great gift ideas and fun games and rides, the Fall Street Fair features tasty authentic and traditional cuisines of food. Great gifts, fun rides and games, and delicious food make the Lions Club Fall Street Fair fun for the whole family and a Franklin Square tradition.

Nassau County Cradle of Aviation Museum

Hollywood Star Car Show
August 28-29, 2010, 9:00 AM–6:00 PM
$10.00/pp Includes Museum Admission

Featuring King of Kustomizers George Barris

• Famous Movie Cars on display indoors: 1966 Batmobile, James Bond's Aston Martin, Starky & Hutch, Knight Rider, the General Lee, the Munsters, Green Hornet, Scooby-Doo, Smokey & the Bandit, Mad Max, the Monkees, Back to the Future and more.
• Autograph session with George Barris
• Custom Car Show outside
• Vendors/Exhibitors
• Military Vehicle display

Presented by the Cradle of Aviation and the Autoseum (future car museum)
Sponsored by: Liberty Mutual, Optimum, Loctite, Tire Town, Phoenix Auto Parts and Capital One Bank.
For more information, please visit our website...

Tuesday, August 17, 2010

St Catherines Blood Drive Results

Overall 137 pints were collected, up from 123 pints from last August and just 3 shy of matching last February 140 pints.
A great big thank you to all who donated.


Joe Camolli
Grand Knight 3rd term
Twelve Apostles Council #5001

Friday, August 13, 2010



"Drinking and Driving has taken too many lives and broken too many hearts," Nassau Executive Ed Mangano said. Nassau County will do everything in its legal power to prosecute convicted drunk drivers. Leandra's Law will certainly prove to be another deterrent to this senseless crime. The second provision of Leandra's Law will take effect on Sunday, which requires anyone convicted of driving while intoxicated as a misdemeanor or felony including first time offenders to install an ignition interlock system, in his or her vehicle. To operate a vehicle with an ignition interlock system, drivers must blow into a device that checks blood alcohol levels. The law will require DWI offenders to install a global positioning device at their own expense and keep them there for at least six months.
The law was adopted after Leandra Rosado was killed in a car crash because the driver of her car was drunk. The first provision of Leandra's law went into effect in December making it a felony for anyone to drive while intoxicated or under the influence of drugs with children under 16 in their vehicle.
Together Leandra's father Lenny Rosado and Neil and Jennifer Flynn of Long Beach, whose daughter Katie, 7, was killed by a drunk driver who drove the wrong way on the Meadowbrook Parkway in 2005 worked tirelessly to see this law come into effect.
The crash also killed limo driver Stanley Rabinowitz who was driving the Flynns back from a wedding.