Thirty-two years ago, Gateway Youth Outreach Executive Director Patrick Boyle imagined his time there might amount to a one-year stint. Today, Boyle is leading the organization to a new post-coronavirus pandemic era of providing services for the Elmont community.
By Robert Traverso firstname.lastname@example.org Charging stations for electric vehicles are set to arrive in Elmont this fall with the opening of the UBS Arena at Belmont Park, as residents of …
ranklin Square schools will add 75 spots for full-day pre-K students during the upcoming school year due to $400,000 worth of funding in the state’s budget, pushed for by State Sen. Todd Kaminsky, allocated for expanded pre-K. The New York State Senate estimates that the 13% spike in state funding for pre-K expansion across Long Island will serve 5,200 new preschoolers.
The Franklin Square Civic Association’s Spruce Up the Square Committee planted 20 American flags along Hempstead Turnpike in the leadup to the Fourth of July in an effort to make Franklin Square more appealing. The association’s president, Katherine Tarascio, announced the July 1 initiative in a statement. The project was part of an effort the Spruce Up the Square Committee started over a year ago, with the aim of increasing the aesthetic appeal of Franklin Square. Civic association Treasurer Frank Culmone said that the committee’s goal was not to revamp the downtown area, but rather to decorate the main thoroughfares of the area, such as Hempstead Turnpike. “To get that done is a major effort,” Culmone added.
The Community League of Garden City South planted and dedicated a dogwood tree on June 12 at Garden City South Park on Nassau Blvd, part of the civic organization’s two-year-long campaign to add to the county’s gardens.
Franklin Square and Elmont residents remain concerned about the coronavirus pandemic, but are eager to return to day-to-day life without restrictions. Gov. Andrew Cuomo rescinded New York state’s pandemic-related regulations on June 15, after the state reached the target of 70 percent of the population at least partially vaccinated set by the governor.
New York State Senator Anna Kaplan, who fled anti-Semitic violence in her home country of Iran in 1978, received a “vile piece of hate mail using well-known white supremacist, anti-Semitic hate speech” on June 22, according to a statement released by the legislator’s office. The mail, which originally contained about Covid-19 vaccinations and was sent by Kaplan’s office to constituents, was sent back to senator’s office bearing a phrase commonly used by white supremacist and anti-Semitic groups “109 soon 110.” The phrase alludes to the anti-Semitic claim that Jewish people have been expelled from 109 countries and that the United States or another nation may soon expel Jewish people.
George Blatti, the former Franklin Square-based physician charged with five counts of second-degree murder in 2019 for overprescribing opioid to five drug-addicted patients who died between 2016 and 2018, was denied bail on Wednesday by a Nassau County judge. Blatti, 75, was remanded in March to Nassau County jail with no possibility of bail by the acting State Supreme Court Justice. At a bail hearing on Wednesday, Blatti’s defense attorney, Nancy Bartling, argued that the former physician is no longer a danger to the public because he is no longer able to prescribe medication. Bartling proposed bail of $250,000 or more, along with home confinement, electronic monitoring and passport surrender.
Rath Park’s gazebo in Franklin Square was enveloped by American flags and banners as residents gathered for a public reading of the Declaration of Independence on June 26. The event was organized by the Franklin Square Historical Society and State Assemblywoman Michaelle Solages’s office.
An alarm bell sounded last weekend: The number of New Yorkers recently diagnosed with Covid-19 surged past 1,000 on Saturday for the first time since May.
For many years, the Southern State Parkway has been known as one of the most dangerous thoroughfares in Nassau County . . .
Many people seem to confuse democracy and capitalism. Some seem to think that capitalism defines our system of government. However, our governance is based on democratic principles, including the importance of voting.