A normally quiet East Meadow neighborhood was shaken Thursday evening when a propane tank exploded during a house fire at 2413 7th St.
After a long day, the Vardakises’ East Meadow residence is finally quiet. Their youngest, a 2-year-old, is asleep, and parents Allison and Andrew are getting their other children, ages 8 and 5, ready for bed. Then the doorbell rings. A salesperson waits outside. The family dog begins to bark, the baby starts to cry and, Allison says, “It’s very hard to calm everyone down.”
Juliette Markesano and Pavly Zaky placed in the top 10 among 207 videos submitted by fifth- through eighth-grade students in PSEG’s Earth Day Video PSA Contest on April 22. The public service announcement project was a win for their Woodland Middle School science teacher, Karen Alonge, too, who described herself as an environmental advocate.
The race is on for two trustee seats in the East Meadow School District Board of Education. Incumbents Eileen Napolitano, who was elected to the board three years ago, and Melissa Tell, first elected to the board in 2015, are up for reelection. Their challengers are Colette DeVito and Rosalba Danielo.
Last Sunday, the East Meadow Fire Department gave those who’ve wondered what it would be like to be a firefighter or an emergency medical technician an opportunity to find out. As participants in RecruitNY, an annual statewide initiative to encourage recruitment, five EMFD firehouses opened their doors to the pubic in East Meadow and Salisbury.
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Exam season has begun for students in the East Meadow School District, which prompted an update at the April 7 Board of Education meeting on when tests will be taken, and some details on the process.
To finish the week off on a cold and rainy Friday evening, East Meadow’s veterans returned to a place on April 16 that for many is like a second home — the American Legion Post 1082 headquarters.
A mask couldn’t hide the fact that Lee Cook, the director of the East Meadow Baseball Softball Association’s Challenger League, was in his glory, riding a golf cart from one baseball field to another last Sunday morning, the first day of the season.
East Meadow Daisy Sky Bruzgis, a Barnum Woods kindergartner, gave it everything she had as she dragged her green plastic wagon filled with bags of food into McVey Elementary School. She was dressed for the occasion, wearing, under her blue Girl Scout vest, a sequined shirt that sparkled.
The East Meadow Chamber of Commerce held its second in-person event since the pandemic on April 8 at Pinot’s Palette of East Meadow. It’s first in-person event was the Easter-egg hunt. The events serve as a welcome “forward” as the community inches towards a post-pandemic world.
Gov. Andrew Cuomo and state legislative leaders came to an agreement on March 28 to allow people over the age of 21 to possess, display, purchase, obtain or transport up to three ounces of cannabis and up to 24 grams of concentrated cannabis. New York is the 15th state to legalize recreational marijuana. The legislation comes almost two years after marijuana was decriminalized in New York.
We’re steadily getting there — herd immunity, when a minimum of 60 to 70 percent of Americans will be vaccinated against Covid-19. As of press time this week . . .
I covered the Bellmore-JFK High School Homecoming parade in the fall of 2004. It was a sunny day, full of carefree teenagers. I could never have imagined then that that day would haunt me still.
It was recently reported that a group of Rockville Centre parents accused a high school social studies teacher of criticizing police during class, and wanted her to be reprimanded. The district superintendent . . .
Time-travel with me. The year was 1957. We had just moved to Cedarhurst from Queens, and it was the first day of class at Number Three School on Broadway.
We Americans have experienced a horrible year since the coronavirus invaded out shores. We’ve been confined to our homes, prohibited from traveling . . .