As Phyllis Boland sat on a couch in a home she’s renting because her house remains uninhabitable more than four years after Hurricane Sandy, the East Rockaway resident recounted the obstacles her son Andrew has faced — which started even before he was born and diagnosed with a rare neurological disorder.
Frances “Muzzy” Healy of East Rockaway died on Feb. 7. She was 92.
Catholic Schools Week was recently celebrated at Our Lady of Peace School in Lynbrook and St. Raymond’s Parochial School in East Rockaway, where recently installed Bishop John Barres made a special appearance.
Harold Messerschmitt Jr. and Edward Schenk were awarded for their work for the Village Pride Party on Feb. 3. Mayor Bruno Romano and members of the Board of Trustees are among those in the Pride Party.
Before he left his brother Howard’s Florida home to board a flight back to New York in July 2015, Steve Schoenly hugged him and told him to be safe during his next run on the SS El Faro. He had no idea it would be the last time he would see him.
The business end of a bond
Jeffrey Greenfield, a managing partner of the insurance company NGL Group LLC, held up a Lipton tea bag at the Lynbrook School Districts’ Board of Education meeting on Feb. 8. “I’m a victim of taxation without representation,” he said.
As she noted how empty her store has become in the past few weeks, Paige Antonellis discussed the reasoning behind her choice to close her business and retire. “It’s getting harder and harder for stores like mine to survive because of the competition with the Internet,” she said.
The season of love
Now in their 90s, Sal and Gladys Chiaffitelli have shared the same Carman Avenue home in East Rockaway for the past 50 years. On Nov. 3, the two celebrated their 70th wedding anniversary at a brunch with their family.
An East Rockaway man may face criminal charges for harboring a wallaby, which are illegal to own in New York, at his home at 61 Seawayne Road. The wallaby was discovered without food or water in a cold garage on Jan. 31.
Kristen Larke was feeling ill a few weeks ago and decided to stay home from her job as a teacher in the Oyster Bay-East Norwich School District. She said she decided to drop off her daughter at Marion Street Elementary School, where she noticed that the gates are left unlocked when her daughter plays outside.
The Week Ahead
Students between the grades of kindergarten and fourth grade will have the opportunity to read to a volunteer dog from Bideawee on Feb. 21 from 2 p.m. to 3 p.m at the East Rockaway Public Library
Students who need to improve their writing scores on the SAT or the ACT can attend an essay-writing workshop at the Lynbrook Public Library on Feb. 18 at 3 p.m.
Volunteers from the Town of Hempstead will help residents prepare simple tax returns on Feb. 22 at the Lynbrook Public Library from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Lynbrook police are searching for a suspect who allegedly broke the front glass doors of Not Just Bagels and removed money from the register on Feb. 7 at 3:17 a.m.
Arrests A 29 year old female from West Babylon, was arrested and charged with driving under the influence of alcohol, aggravated DWI, a lane violation and driving on the sidewalk on Merrick Road …