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Division Avenue Students Hold Colorful Fundraiser BY JOSEPH WOLKIN
t was a colorful Sunday at Division Avenue High School, more so than any other. That’s because the Pin to Win Wrestling Parent’s Club wanted to do something unique for the community. As the Division Avenue varsity wrestlers attempt to expand their horizons, the club thought it would be the perfect opportunity to raise awareness about what they’re trying to accomplish. “We want to take them traveling, and it’s just very expensive with the traveling itself, the cost of hotels and so forth,” Deena Moore, president of the Pin to Win Wrestling Parent’s Club, said. “These fundraisers help pay for these events and the travel expenses. The fundraising is great for scholarships at the end of the year for the seniors. All of the money we raise goes to the kids. It’s just important that we
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(Photo courtesy of Pin to Win Wrestling Parent’s Club)
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ON THE COVER FUNDRAISER from page 3 have funds to provide them with.” The club created the first annual Color Run, which took place on May 19, as supporters walked around the school’s track with plenty of paint powder to go around for everyone. In all, about 175 people showed up to the event. “Everyone was covered, head-to-toe,” Moore, whose son J.D. is on the Division Avenue varsity team, said. “When do you see wrestlers covered head-to-toe in color powder? They were having their own fun amongst themselves at the station. I think they had a great time.” Head coach Sean Breves first cooked up this idea last year, adopting his own version of it after seeing Massapequa do a similar event. Not only were the wrestlers involved in the event, but the National Honor Society members of Division Avenue High School also stepped up. Thanks to the success of the Color Run, the varsity team will be able to reward its students, many of whom have been looking to get new equipment. Additionally, the extra several hundred
(Photos courtesy of Pin to Win Wrestling Parent’s Club)
dollars in funding raised during the Color Run will help the wrestling squad pay for non-division events, travel and more. First up will be an overnight trip in the coming weeks. “The goal was twofold,” Breves said. “One was just to raise money for the wrestling team. It’s very expensive. This is my second year, and I really
wanted to build a team that was a family to support Levittown as a community. A lot of teams do fundraisers, but I felt something like this is great for the community.” Since the event was such a success, the Pin to Win Wrestling Parent’s Club plans to make this an annual event. Besides the support of the
school community, the Color Run was sponsored by ZIC PT of Levittown, Huntington Learning Center of Carle Place and Method Test Prep of Plainview. “Every senior on our team gets a scholarship,” Breves said. “Last year, we did $100 for every senior who graduated. I’m hoping that in the years to come, this can be a big fundraiser and we can offer more substantial scholarships to seniors.” Moving forward, Breves has high expectations for his Blue Dragons. As the family atmosphere catches on, it’s something that other schools in the district can follow. “I am very proud of our Division Avenue school community and the numerous philanthropic activities they undertake each year,” Superintendent of Levittown Public Schools Dr. Tonie McDonald said. “The Color Run is just one example of the many ways our schools give back to the community.” Do you have a story you want to tell? Share it with me at email@example.com
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Levittown Passes New Budget BY PHILLIP DOWNES
The district also said that “The proposed budget also includes a The Levittown Public Schools Board continuation of our 1:1 initiative, of Education experienced across-theupgrades to our school facilities, the board success as the district’s 2019-20 purchase of eight new buses and the school year budget, including an over- addition of a junior varsity badminton all increase of nearly 3 percent since team at both Division Avenue and the 2018-19 budget—passed on May MacArthur high schools.” 21. Proposition 2 also was adopted, and The $14,895,820 apportioned to adtwo board of education members were ministrative spending displays a 10.58 reelected, approving all listings on this percent increase from the 2018-19 year’s ballot. budget and was altered to accommoThe budget, which passed in a date for additional security personnel 1,304-620 victory, is touted in the in the district, according to the district’s newsletter as district. But it appears “preserving educaalongside widespread tional quality within administrative the tax levy cap,” salary hikes. and includes The Levittown significant Public Schools administrative Board of spending Education’s increases, Proposition expansion in 2 legislation classroom and passed in a facility tech 1,416-488 vote, upgrades, as well which enlists the as the continuation Levittown Public and broadening of Library’s budget. This extracurricular activities separate proposition’s for students. budgeted value is not included The newsletter described that the in the overall budget described earlier. focus of this budget was, “to work Board of education incumbents collaboratively with administration to Peggy Marenghi and Christina Lang create a sound spending plan that is were both reelected in this vote. within the tax levy limit.” Marenghi, the board’s president, has Levittown United Teachers, the been a board of education member district’s union for educators, did not since 2010 and both incumrespond when asked to comment on bents were elected in significant this year’s budget. majorities. The budget itself brings a 1.97 In the neighboring Wantagh and percent tax levy along with it, while Seaford school districts, residents votbuilding the budget by almost 3 percent ed in favor of their respective budgets. from last year’s approved budget, which In the Wantagh School District, follows New York State’s mandated tax incumbent Kera McLoughlin (972 levy cap issued to the district. votes) and Laura Reich (926 votes) About 85 percent of the budget is were named as trustees. Incumbent allocated to programs, while adminPeter Mountanos was unseated with istrative and capital funds are split 922 votes. Results are pending review almost evenly around 8 percent. of affidavit ballots of candidates. Spending described in the budget Seaford’s Bruce Kahn and Kevin for programs is $182,241,897 and Devlin were also named as trustees in includes a growth in educational that district. resources via additional high school courses, higher education prepared—Phillip Downes is a Levittown ness and new summer education native and the managing editor for the programs in “marine science local Albany Student Press at the history.” University at Albany. email@example.com
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Art Of Poetry In Levittown BY MARIA HUGHES
Levittown is known for many things, like its vast veteran population, suburbia and true American pride. But not many have explored poetry in Levittown...until now. These two poems provide not only the essence of what Levittown is, but what it means for all of America. —Maria Hughes is a Levittown native and the author of A Book of Poetry About ‘Things You Wanted To Say’
HAVE YOU SEEN MY SOLDIERS
Have you seen my soldiers? I’ve searched over hill and the plains. Have you seen my soldiers? I hope they’re not in pain. And then, they came. As they each came forward, I told them the wars are over. Their job is done, And they came one-by-one, before me. Beautiful shining faces—golden sunlight surrounding them, Once, wounded, battered, now, bravery shining from them like the golden sun. I’ve found them—and now, I’ll take them home, But, before they leave, a word to all “Do not forget their sacrifice —and this above all, teach the children, hold carefully the prize they won— Freedom for everyone.”
OLD GLORY SPEAKS
I saw them marching, one-by-one, In army fatigues, sweat-stained, covered with desert sand. I saw drawn faces, wet feet, sloshing through swamps in Vietnam. I saw them hunched over, blowing on their hands for warmth, Wrapped in wool, trying to keep warm in the hills of Korea. I saw them slashing vines in the jungles of Guadalcanal— And the others, Running with guns raised in the cold, wet, dead of night onto Anzio Beach. Never to return. On and on, lines of men. I saw them in tiny helmets, gas-masked faces, The “Yankee Doodle Dandies” of World War I, The line was unending. I saw young confident Confederate and Union soldiers, Fighting—American against American. The line continued, There were young farmers brandishing homemade arms, Moving along the shores of the Potomac and hills of Valley Forge, So many, so many there, so many gone, only a memory to loved ones. Looking ahead, I saw the young soldiers in Bosnia, the young marines and sailors in Somalia The navy seals in Afghanistan...bodies torn, nerves shattered; And so it begins once more, and continues on and on War—What lessons have been learned? What gain can there be in loss? What joy can be found in sorrow? What peace forged in fighting? They raise me over their heads, march with me at the forefront, Proud and brave. The “cause” is freedom, And I asked, “Tell me with is the Cause?” And from the hollow hills and the faceless men came—No Answer. And from the silence a voice spoke, “Behold, my children in whom I am so well pleased.”
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Levittown Tribune Karl V. Anton, Jr., Publisher, Anton Community Newspapers, 1984-2000
After Memorial Day more adventurous among us. So it is with great appreciation that I contemplate Memorial Day. Our soldiers didn’t have the luxury of deciding where (or even when) to sleep. I can’t even begin to come close to imagining what the experience of the jungles of Vietnam or the mountains of Afghanistan were like. To be surrounded not only by the daily discomfort of a punishing environment, but to see the wounding and deaths of fellow soldiers—well, I shudder and weep if I think about it too long. And then, I imagine what
it is like to die in battle. There was mercy for those who died instantaneously, though, I’m horrified to think of what went through them if they saw their deaths coming. But there were too many who were wounded to death. Such suffering is so quickly passed over even in the most graphic war movies. And to dwell on this thought is too painful to continue for long. Oh, how I long for the day when all wars will cease. I cannot comprehend how, in the 21st century, people can still resort to war to settle differences and to correct injustices. On Memorial Day, we had a chance to reflect on the sacrifices so many men and women made in war. We celebrated with lively music, marching bands, antique cars, kids and grownups wearing all sorts of uniforms carrying all sorts of banners. It was fun and patriotic. It’s always good to see so many residents come out for the parade. But hidden amidst all the pageantry is the knowledge that we marched that day to honor those who encountered
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THE SPIRIT OF LEVITTOWN
Fr. Ralph Sommer
When Ed Mangano was the county executive, Nassau County rubber-stamped grievances, granting reductions to 75 percent of those who requested one, while freezing everyone else’s property values. It has been well-documented that the result was a shift in the tax burden from those who grieved to those who did not. County Executive Laura Curran campaigned on fixing the broken assessment system, which had been abandoned by the previous administration and the Republican legislative majority. This caused much concern among Nassau County residents who wondered if the process would be fair and, more importantly, would they see a tax increase. Let’s be
clear on one thing: Nassau County will not be collecting a single cent more in property tax revenue as a result from reassessment. Legislator John Ferretti and his Republican majority, instead of being the voice of the people and expressing concerns or suggesting how to improve the process, decided instead to politicize it. They exploited their constituents’ fears and pointed fingers instead of offering practical solutions. Yes, there were gaffes, yet they were fixed promptly and did not create errors in the new assessments. The biggest blunder was done by furious Ferretti and his Republican colleagues for the past eight years. They ignored the broken assessment system and swept the issue under the rug so their campaign coffers could be filled by the likes
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more than snakes and ticks and mosquitoes as they camped in the woods. Perhaps, we could call it “festive sadness,” as we think not only of those who died, but their families and friends who suffered and continue to suffer the loss of so many vibrant lives that otherwise would have fortified our world. While we might feel helpless to stop the wars that take place overseas, we do have a chance in the shadow of this Memorial Day to stop destructive wars we might be engaged in. Let’s make peace in our families, among our co-workers and in our neighborhood. These local “wars” are not without casualties, and our prayers for world peace can start by choosing peace and reconciliation right where we live.
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COLUMN I spent one year of my childhood as a Cub Scout. When it was time to move up to the Boy Scouts, I declined—not because I found scouting unpleasant, but because it held the prospect of camping. I know there are a lot of people who find joy in living outdoors and I have a fine appreciation for God’s creation, but when it comes to the end of a day, I much prefer sleeping in my bed with a solid roof over my head. The thought of sleeping among snakes, ticks, mosquitoes and bears, well, I’d rather leave that up to the
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of Maidenbaum and other property tax grievance firms. Now, the only “solution” I’ve heard from John Ferretti and the Republican entourage is to move back to an elected tax assessor. This idea is ludicrous, as the Republicans are trying to further politicize the process that will restore tax accuracy and fairness. Here is what is being missed in all their shouting: • The reassessment has eliminated the disparities that were created during Managano’s tenure. Those who didn’t appeal were paying a rate that was 29.2 percent higher than those who did. That rate is now only 0.1 percent. • Currently, property tax assessments are off by approximately 8.8 percent, well within industry standards. County Executive Curran’s
tax payer protection plan will improve the fairness and accuracy beginning in its first year. • Less than half of the population will see their taxes increase, while 55 percent of them will see their taxes decrease. The Republicans froze the rolls and a lot can change in 10 years. • Among those who saw their taxes increase, can you guess who is shouting the loudest? Yup, people on the Gold Coast. Money does indeed talk. • Not nearly a decade ago the voters of Nassau County overwhelmingly voted by referendum to change to an appointed tax assessor from an elected one. • And if you think your assessment is not fair, you still have the right to grieve. —Fran Avnet
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CALENDAR WEDNESDAY, MAY 29 SATURDAY, JUNE 1 Mobile Mammography Van A Mobile Mammography Van from Stony Brook Medicine will be at the Island Trees Public Library from 10 a.m. to 5:15 p.m. Call 631-638-4135 to sign up anytime until then.
THURSDAY, MAY 30 Cards For Hospitalized Children The Levittown Public Library will have teenagers make cards for children who are ill, aiming to bring smiles to their faces. From 3:30 to 4:45 p.m. in the innovation station. Easy-To-Use Technology For Aging In Place Frances Christ will demonstrate how using an iPhone can keep you connected to friends and family, get help in an emergency and more. At the Levittown Public Library. Begins at 10:30 a.m.
“Burning Love” Musical The Long Island Cabaret Theatre presents “Burning Love,” featuring songs from Broadway and a six-piece band, 30 singers and special guest Tom Stallone. At Temple B’nai Torah in Wantagh. Begins at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are $23 and can be purchased at the door. Paint Nite: Gone, But Not Forgotten Levittown Lanes Bar and Grill, 56 Tanners Ln., will guide guests to create a masterpiece. From 3 to 5 p.m. $35 per person. Ages 13 and up. Edible Cookie Dough Workshop The Island Trees Public Library will have three different hands on cookie dough workshops to choose from. Limited to 25 adult
for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals will hold a workshop about what it’s like to save animal lives. From 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. At 510 Grumman Rd. W. in Bethpage. Call 516576-2921 or send an email to email@example.com for more information.
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Little Chefs Get ready for summer with this delicious beach treat at the Levittown Public Library. For ages 3 to 5 with an adult. Sessions begin at 6 and 7:30 p.m.
Kids Who Code Join the Levittown Public Library for an introduction to coding for grades three to five. Using Scratch, create an animation with your friends. Starts at 7 p.m.
participants. From 2 to 3:15 p.m. Contact madamo@ islandtreespubliclibrary.org for more information. The Business Of Saving Lives The Nassau County Society
Father’s Day Keepsake Collage Using Mod Podge and embellishments, create a special collage on canvas featuring a picture of mom or dad. Must bring in a 4x6 or 5x7 picture of a parent. At Island Trees Public Library. Limited to 20
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SATURDAY, JUNE 15 “Lace Up” To Strike Out Crohn’s And Colitis Rhino page and friends will raise money and awareness for Crohn’s disease and colitis. At Levittown Lanes. From 7 to 10 p.m. There are silent auctions, a Chinese auction and a 50/50 raffle. To sign up, visit www. strikeoutcrohns.com.
SUNDAY, JUNE 16 Father’s Day Breakfast VFW Post 9592 will host its annual breakfast. The first seating is from 8:30 to 10 a.m., with the second from 10:30 a.m. to noon. $10 fee for those 13 and older. Kids ages 5 to 12 are $6. Ages 4 and under are free. Contact program chair Tom Kohlman at 516-241-1125 for more information.
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Lions Club Helps Community With Vision Scanner
BY JOSEPH WOLKIN
he Levittown Lions Club is on a mission to help children in the area. Parents of toddlers might not know their children have eye issues, but the Lions Club is aiming to help as much as they can. With a Welch Allyn vision scanner, the Lions Club conducted a vision screening on 36 kids, each of whom were around 3 years old. The scan, which only takes a few seconds to find any potential eye problems, found that five children had a defect. “One little girl showed a pupil way out of line,” fundraising chairperson Les Rummel said. “This just tore me up and I knew that I had to get my own vision screener.” In total, Lions Clubs across Nassau County have three vision scanners that local chapters are allowed to borrow. Whenever the Levittown club uses it, they make sure it’s the Welch Allyn version since it’s the easiest and most
efficient to operate. Inspired by the one girl with the pupil issue, the Levittown Lions Club created a fundraising campaign to purchase their own scanner, which usually costs about $7,800. By the end of March, Rummel and Co. raised $4,700 through different raffles at Levittown Lanes and VFW Post 9592. “I found a Welch Allyn distributor in Farmingdale that would let me get one for $6,700,” Rummel said. “So I added the difference and I picked it up.” Rummel is in contact with different schools in Levittown, which he said are interested “in having their preschool children screened.” He also said Levittown Lanes wants to hold free weekend screenings, as well as local libraries. In addition, the Lions Club will contact nursery schools to let them know about this free service. For those interested in the vision scanner, they can visit www.lionsoflevittown@aol. com.
From bottom left: Joan Lynch of Long Island Center for Independent Living; Louise Cassano of LuCas Communications; Lions Club Treasurer Peg DiIorio. From top left: Frank Marcinek, commander of American Legion Post 1711; Les Rumel, chairperson of the fundraising effort; Lions Club President Tom DiIorio and Don Patane of Main Street Financial Group.
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District Appoints Permanent Principal
uring the Levittown Public Schools’ Board of Education meeting on May 8, Lee Road Elementary School’s interim principal Jami Anspach was officially appointed as the permanent principal of Lee Road Elementary School. Anspach became interim principal at the start of 2019, taking the place of Anthony Goss, who retired at the end of December. Anspach grew up in the Levittown community, where she attended Summit Lane Elementary School and Wisdom Lane Middle School before graduating from Division Avenue High School. Anspach began as a teacher for 15 years at East Broadway Elementary School. This followed with new roles as assistant principal of Gardiners Avenue School, Northside Elementary School and East Broadway Elementary School throughout the years, before becoming the district assistant director of elementary education and then, Lee Road’s interim principal. “Jami is a bright energetic person who has been a wonderful influence
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on Lee Road,” Superintendent of Schools Dr. Tonie McDonald said. “Her sharp intellect and kind personality have won over the whole community. I was very proud to recommend her for the permanent position as principal.” —Submitted by Levittown Public Schools
SCHOOL NEWS Senior Recognized For Outstanding Volunteer Work Eric Aguilar, a senior at Division Avenue High School from the Levittown Public Schools, was honored for his exemplary volunteer service with a bronze President’s Volunteer Service award. Granted by the Prudential Spirit of Community awards program, it is presented to those who have volunteered significant amounts of their time to serve their communities and their country. Among his volunteer work, Aguilar completed a community service project through Junior Achievement, a nonprofit organization that empowers young people to own their economic success. He visited Summit Lane Elementary School with fellow seniors from Division Avenue High School’s National Honor Society and taught the students about the importance of economics. As a dedicated violin player and tuba player in the marching band, Aguilar also gives back to the music community in Levittown whenever he can. “It feels great to give back to my community,” he said. “To be recognized really humbles me and makes me feel good that I’ve done something
Division Avenue senior Eric Aguilar (left) received the bronze President’s Volunteer Service Award for his service to the community. Pictured with Principal John Coscia.
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great for the community.” After graduation, Aguilar will attend the City College of New York and plans on studying to become an architect one day. —Submitted by Levittown Public Schools
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LEGAL NOTICES LEGAL NOTICE NOTICE OF SALE Supreme Court County Of Nassau HSBC Bank USA, National Association as Trustee for Wells Fargo Asset Securities Corporation, Mortgage PassThrough Certificates, Series 2007-15, Plaintiff AGAINST Linda M. Chapman a/k/a Linda T. Chapman a/k/a Linda Chapman, et al, Defendant Pursuant to a Judgment of Foreclosure and Sale duly dated 12/12/18 and entered on 12/13/18, I, the undersigned Referee, will sell at public auction at the Courtroom of the Supreme Court Mineola, 100 Supreme Court Drive, Mineola, NY on June 11, 2019 at 11:30 AM premises known as 3858 Miller Place, Levittown, NY 11756. All that certain plot piece or parcel of land, with the buildings and improvements erected, situate, lying and being in the County of Nassau, State of New York, SECTION: 51, BLOCK: 334, LOT: 48. Approximate amount of judgment is $635,909.86 plus interests and costs. Premises will be sold subject to provisions of filed Judgment Index #001042/2017. Ralph Madalena, Referee FRENKEL LAMBERT WEISS WEISMAN & GORDON LLP 53 Gibson Street Bay Shore, NY 11706 5-29-22-15-8-20194T-#203376-LEV LEGAL NOTICE SUPREME COURT OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK COUNTY OF NASSAU CIT BANK, N.A. F/K/A ONEWEST BANK, N.A. F/K/A ONEWEST BANK FSB, V. ROBERT OCHSNER, AS HEIR AT LAW, NEXT OF KIN AND DISTRIBUTEE OF THE ESTATE OF PHILIP OCHSNER, JR. A/K/A PHILLIP OCHSNER, SR. A/K/A PHILLIP OCH, JR., DECEASED, ET. AL. NOTICE OF SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to a Final Judgment of Foreclosure dated March 06, 2019, and entered in the Office of the Clerk of the County of Nassau, wherein CIT BANK, N.A. F/K/A ONEWEST BANK, N.A. F/K/A ONEWEST BANK FSB is the Plaintiff and ROBERT OCHSNER, AS HEIR AT LAW, NEXT OF KIN AND DISTRIBUTEE OF THE ESTATE OF PHILIP OCHSNER, JR. A/K/A PHILLIP OCHSNER, SR. A/K/A PHILLIP OCH, JR., DECEASED, ET AL. are the Defendant(s). I, the undersigned Referee will sell at public auction at the CALENDAR CONTROL PART (CCP), FIRST FLOOR, COURTROOM OF THE SUPREME COURT, 100 SUPREME COURT DRIVE, MINEOLA, NY 11501, on June 11, 2019 at 11:30AM, premises known as 84 HILLTOP ROAD,
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LEVITTOWN, NY 11756: Section 45, Block 159, Lot 5: ALL THAT CERTAIN PLOT, PIECE OR PARCEL OF LAND, SITUATE, LYING AND BEING AT LEVITTOWN, TOWN OF HEMPSTEAD, COUNTY OF NASSAU, AND STATE OF NEW YORK Premises will be sold subject to provisions of filed Judgment Index #2531/2012. Edward McCabe, Esq. - Referee. RAS Boriskin, LLC 900 Merchants Concourse, Suite 310, Westbury, New York 11590, Attorneys for Plaintiff. 5-29-22-15-8-20194T-#203373-LEV
dar Control Part (CCP) Courtroom of the Supreme Court, 100 Supreme Court Drive, Mineola, NY 11501, on June 11, 2019 at 11:30 AM, premises known as 43 POND LANE, LEVITTOWN, NY 11756. All that certain plot piece or parcel of land, with the buildings and improvements erected, situate, lying and being in the Town of Hempstead, County of Nassau and State of New York, SECTION 51, BLOCK 096, LOT 0021. Approximate amount of judgment $754,754.01 plus interest and costs. Premises will be sold subject to provisions of filed Judgment for Index #14-001762. LEGAL NOTICE LAWRENCE M SCHAEFFER, NOTICE OF SALE ESQ., Referee SUPREME COURT: NAS- Gross Polowy, LLC SAU COUNTY. WELLS Attorney for Plaintiff FARGO BANK, N.A. AS 1775 Wehrle Drive, Suite 100 T R U S T E E F O R C A R - Williamsville, NY 14221 RINGTON MORTGAGE 5-29-22-15-8-2019LOAN TRUST, SERIES 4T-#203512-LEV 2006-NC4 ASSET-BACKED PASS-THROUGH CERTIFILEGAL NOTICE CATES, Pltf. vs. CONRADO NOTICE OF SALE GONAZALEZ, et al, Defts. SUPREME COURT: NASIndex #0167/2012. Pursuant SAU COUNTY. L&L ASto judgment of foreclosure S O C I A T E S H O L D I N G and sale dated June 29, 2014, CORP., Pltf. vs. ROMAYNE I will sell at public auction COLWELL, et al, Defts. Inat the Calendar Control Part dex #15-010836. Pursuant to (CCP) Courtroom of the Nas- judgment of foreclosure and sau County Supreme Court, sale dated May 23, 2017, 100 Supreme Court Dr., I will sell at public auction Mineola, NY on Tuesday, at the Calendar Control Part June 11, 2019 at 11:30 a.m. (CCP) Courtroom of the prem. k/a 95 Barbara Lane, Nassau Supreme Court, 100 Levittown, NY 11756 a/k/a Supreme Court Dr., MineoSection 0051, Block 00260- la, NY on Tuesday, June 18, 00, Lot 00010. Said propery 2019 at 11:30 a.m. prem. k/a being at Hicksville, Town of School District 26, Section Hempstead, County of Nas- 46, Block 350, Lot 17. Sold sau and State of NY, known subject to terms and condiand designated as and by the tions of filed judgment and Lot No. 10 in Block 260 on terms of sale and the right of a certain map entitled, Map the United States of Ameriof Island Trees Centre situ- ca to redeem within 120 days ate at Hicksville, L.I., Nassau from the date of sale as proCounty, New York, surveyed vided by law. LISA SEGAL February 1949 by Baldwin POCZIK, Referee. LEVY & & Cornelius Co., Ind., C.E. LEVY, Attys. for Pltf., 12 & S. and filed in the Office Tulip Dr., Great Neck, NY. of the Clerk of the County of #96900 Nassau on April., 14, 1949 6-5; 5-29-22-15-2019as Map No. 4674 and Case 4T-#203575-LEV No., 4674. Approx. amt. of judgment is $484,110.78 plus LEGAL NOTICE costs and interest. Sold sub- SUPREME COURT OF THE ject to terms and conditions STATE OF NEW YORK of filed judgment and terms COUNTY OF NASSAU of sale. FRANK DODDATO, U R B A N F I N A N C I A L Referee. THE MARGOLIN GROUP, INC, & WEINREB LAW GROUP V. LLP, Attys. for Pltf., 165 Ei- MICHAEL ALPERT AS leen Way Suite 101, Syosset, TEMPORARY ADMINISNY. #96933 TRATOR TO THE ESTATE 5-29-22-15-8-2019- OF VIVIAN SINCOFF; ET 4T-#203372-LEV AL. NOTICE OF SALE LEGAL NOTICE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVNOTICE OF SALE EN pursuant to a Final JudgSUPREME COURT COUN- ment of Foreclosure dated TY OF NASSAU November 09, 2018, and DEUTSCHE BANK NA- entered in the Office of the TIONAL TRUST COMPA- Clerk of the County of NasNY, AS TRUSTEE FOR sau, wherein URBAN FIMORGAN STANLEY CAP- NANCIAL GROUP, INC is ITAL I INC. TRUST 2006- the Plaintiff and MICHAEL HE2, Plaintiff ALPERT AS TEMPORARY AGAINST ADMINISTRATOR TO THE MIKE BYRNE and REBECA ESTATE OF VIVIAN SINMARTINEZ, et al., Defen- COFF; ET AL. are the Defendant(s) dants. I, the undersigned RefPursuant to a Judgment of eree will sell at public auction Foreclosure and Sale duly dat- at the CALENDAR CONed December 19, 2018 I, the TROL PART (CCP) COURTundersigned Referee will sell ROOM OF THE SUPREME at public auction at the Calen- COURT, FIRST FLOOR, 100
One Bank USA NA, Defendant(s) Pursuant to a judgment of foreclosure and sale entered on January 28, 2019 I, the undersigned Referee will sell at public auction to the highest bidder at THE CALENDAR CONTROL PART (CCP) COURTROOM IN THE NASSAU SUPREME COURT, 100 SUPREME COURT DRIVE, MINEOLA, NEW YORK 11501 on June 18, 2019 at 11:30 AM premises known as 15 Tailor Lane, Levittown, NY 11756. ALL that certain plot, piece or parcel of land situate, lying and being at Levittown, Town of Hempstead, County of NASSAU and State of New York. Section: 46 Block: 427 Lot: 24 Approximate amount of lien $347,263.33 plus interest and costs. Premises will be sold subject to provisions of filed judgment Index #15009387 Arnold Bottalico, Esq., REFLEGAL NOTICE EREE NOTICE OF SALE Supreme Court County Of S T E I N , W I E N E R A N D ROTH, L.L.P., ATTORNEYS Nassau The Bank of New York FOR THE PLAINTIFF Mellon fka The Bank of O N E O L D C O U N T R Y New York, as Trustee for ROAD, SUITE 113 CARLE the Certificateholders of the PLACE, NY 11514 CWMBS, Inc., CHL Mort- DATED: May 01, 2019 gage Pass-Through Trust FILE #: WELLS 70068 6-5; 5-29-22-15-20192004-12, Mortgage Pass 4T-#203596-LEV Through Certificates, Series 2004-12, Plaintiff LEGAL NOTICE AGAINST Index No.: 009465/13 Hatice Ilik, Ilhan Ilik, Tugba Ilik, Yasar Ilik, Ayse Ilik, et NOTICE OF SALE SUPREME COURT al, Defendant Pursuant to a Judgment of COUNTY OF NASSAU Foreclosure and Sale duly MTGLQ INVESTORS, LP, Plaintiff, dated 8/1/18 and entered on 8/2/18, I, the undersigned Against Referee, will sell at public P A T R I C K H A Y E S , J O auction at the Courtroom of ANNE HAYES, ROSE G. the Supreme Court Mineola, GALGANO, ET AL., Defendant(s) 100 Supreme Court Drive, Mineola, NY on June 18, Pursuant to a Judgment of 2019 at 11:30 AM premises Foreclosure and Sale, duly known as 98 Wolcott Road, entered 11/14/2017, I, the unLevittown, NY 11756. All dersigned Referee, will sell at that certain plot piece or par- public auction, in the Nassau cel of land, with the buildings County Supreme Court, 100 and improvements erected, Supreme Court Dr., Mineosituate, lying and being in la, NY 11501, on 6/18/2019 the County of Nassau, State at 11:30 am, premises known of New York, SECTION: 45, as 44 Flamingo Road, LevBLOCK: 138, LOT: 6. Ap- ittown, NY 11756, and deproximate amount of judg- scribed as follows: ment is $555,946.57 plus ALL that certain plot, piece interests and costs. Premises or parcel of land, with the will be sold subject to provi- buildings and improvements sions of filed Judgment Index thereon erected, situate, lying and being at Levittown, near #0006308/2012. For sale information, please Hicksville, Town of Hempvisit Auction.com at www. stead, Nassau County, New Auction.com or call (800) York, and designated on the tax maps of the Nassau Coun280-2832. ty Treasurer as Section 45. Mark S. Ricciardi, Referee FRENKEL LAMBERT WEISS Block 249 Lot 4 The approxWEISMAN & GORDON LLP imate amount of the current Judgment lien is $389,755.72 53 Gibson Street plus interest and costs. The Bay Shore, NY 11706 6-5; 5-29-22-15-2019- premises will be sold subject 4T-#203593-LEV to provisions of the aforesaid Judgment of Foreclosure and Sale; Index #009465/13. If LEGAL NOTICE the sale is set aside for any NOTICE OF SALE reason, the Purchaser at the SUPREME COURT sale shall be entitled only to COUNTY OF NASSAU a return of the deposit paid. Wells Fargo Bank, NA, The Purchaser shall have no Plaintiff further recourse against the -againstErlani Anglero, Alfredo An- Mortgagor, the Mortgagee or glero, Secretary of Housing the Mortgagees attorney. and Urban Development, Fi- Joseph Ra, Esq., Referee. delity New York, FSB, Mid- Leopold & Associates, PLLC, land Funding LLC, Capital 80 Business Park Drive, Suite SUPREME COURT DRIVE, MINEOLA, NY 11501, on June 18, 2019 at 11:30 AM, premises known as 47 BAYBERRY LANE, LEVITTOWN, NY 11756: Section 51, Block 237, Lot 21: ALL THAT CERTAIN PLOT, PIECE OR PARCEL OF LAND, SITUATE, LYING AND BEING AT LEVITTOWN, NEAR HICKSVILLE, TOWN OF HEMPSTEAD, COUNTY OF NASSAU AND STATE OF NEW YORK Premises will be sold subject to provisions of filed Judgment Index #012787/2013. GEOFFREY PRIME, ESQ. - Referee. RAS Boriskin, LLC 900 Merchants Concourse, Suite 310, Westbury, New York 11590, Attorneys for Plaintiff. 6-5; 5-29-22-15-20194T-#203578-LEV
110, Armonk, NY 10504 Dated: 4/26/19 YW 6-5; 5-29-22-15-20194T-#203680-LEV LEGAL NOTICE NOTICE OF SALE IN FORECLOSURE STATE OF NEW YORK SUPREME COURT: COUNTY OF NASSAU BAYVIEW LOAN SERVICING, LLC Plaintiff, vs. DINORA E. FUENTES A/K/A DINORA FUENTES, DAVID FUENTES, et al., Defendants PLEASE TAKE NOTICE THAT In pursuance of a Judgment of Foreclosure and Sale entered in the office of the County Clerk of Nassau County on August 22, 2018, I, Janine T. Lynam, Esq., the Referee named in said Judgment, will sell in one parcel at public auction on June 18, 2019 at Nassau Supreme Court, 100 Supreme Court Drive, Mineola, NY 11501, County of Nassau, State of New York, at 11:30 A.M., the premises described as follows: 170 Ranch Lane Levittown, NY 11756 SBL No.: 51-172-26 ALL THAT TRACT OF PARCEL OF LAND situate in at Levittown, near Hicksville, Town of Hempstead, County of Nassau and State of New York The premises are sold subject to the provisions of the filed judgment, Index No. 15-009709 in the amount of $695,687.39 plus interest and costs. Todd Z. Marks, Esq. Woods Oviatt Gilman LLP Plaintiff’s Attorney 700 Crossroads Building, 2 State St. Rochester, New York 14614 Tel.: 855-227-5072 6-5; 5-29-22-15-20194T-#203679-LEV LEGAL NOTICE NOTICE OF SALE SUPREME COURT NASSAU COUNTY WILMINGTON SAVINGS FUND SOCIETY, FSB, D/B/A CHRISTIANA TRUST, NOT INDIVIDUALLY BUT AS TRUSTEE FOR PRETIUM MORTGAGE ACQUISITION TRUST, Plaintiff against THOMAS A. BOHM, et al Defendants Attorney for Plaintiff(s) Knuckles, Komosinski & Manfro, LLP, 565 Taxter Road, Suite 590, Elmsford, NY 10523 Attorney(s) for Plaintiff(s). Pursuant to a Judgment of Foreclosure and Sale entered April 10, 2019, I will sell at public auction to the highest bidder at CCP (Calendar Control Part Courtroom), in the Nassau Supreme Court, 100 Supreme Court Drive, Mineola, N.Y. 11501 on June 25, 2019 at 11:30 AM. Premises known as 9 Loring Road, Levittown, New York 11756.
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LEGAL NOTICES continued from page 8 Sec 45 Block 124 Lot 18. All that certain plot, piece or parcel of land, with the buildings and improvements thereon erected, situate, lying and being near Hempstead, Town of Hempstead, County of Nassau and State of New York. Approximate Amount of Judgment is $479,342.36 plus interest and costs. Premises will be sold subject to provisions of filed Judgment Index No 7398/2014. Cash will not be accepted at the sale. Arthur T. Walsh, Esq., Referee 2296-003086 6-12-5; 5-29-22-20194T-#203919-LEV LEGAL NOTICE NOTICE OF SALE SUPREME COURT NASSAU COUNTY NJCC-NYS COMMUNITY RESTORATION FUND LLC, Plaintiff against BLANCA HENDLEY, et al Defendants Attorney for Plaintiff(s) Knuckles, Komosinski & Manfro, LLP, 565 Taxter Road, Suite 590, Elmsford, NY 10523 Attorney(s) for Plaintiff(s). Pursuant to a Judgment of Foreclosure and Sale entered May 2, 2019, I will sell at public auction to the highest bidder at the Nassau County Supreme Court, 100 Supreme Court Drive, Mineola, New York 11501 on June 25, 2019 at 11:30 AM. Premises known as 241 Red Maple Drive South, Levittown, New York 11756. Sec 51 Block 402 Lot 1. All that certain plot, piece or parcel of land, situate, lying and being in the Town of Hempstead, County of Nassau and State of New York. Approximate Amount of Judgment is $566,718.88 plus interest and costs. Premises will be sold subject to provisions of filed Judgment Index No 010845/10. Cash will not be accepted at the sale. Mary Ellen Divone, Esq., Referee 8690-000478 6-12-5; 5-29-22-20194T-#203920-LEV
as 61 Universe Drive, Levittown, New York 11756. Sec 0046 Block 00412-00 Lot 00016. All that certain plot, piece or parcel of land, with the buildings and improvements thereon erected, situate, lying and being at Levittown, near Hicksville, Town of Hempstead, County of Nassau and State of New York. Approximate Amount of Judgment is $456,982.53 plus interest and costs. Premises will be sold subject to provisions of filed Judgment Index No 11260/2013. Cash will not be accepted at the sale. Scott Farrell Guardino, Esq., Referee 2296-003178 6-12-5; 5-29-22-20194T-#203921-LEV
LEGAL NOTICE SUPREME COURT – COUNTY OF NASSAU LAKEVIEW LOAN SERVICING, LLC, Plaintiff against JORDAN S. KUR A/K/A JORDAN KUR, et al Defendant(s). Pursuant to a Judgment of Foreclosure and Sale entered on March 19, 2019. I, the undersigned Referee will sell at public auction in the Calendar Control Part (CCP) Courtroom of the Supreme Court, 100 Supreme Court Drive, Mineola, N.Y. on the 25th day of June, 2019 at 11:30 a.m. premises described as follows: All that certain plot, piece or parcel of land with the buildings and improvements thereon erected, situate, lying and being at Levittown, near Hicksville, Town of Hempstead, County of Nassau and State of New York. Said premises known as 100 Bucket Lane, Levittown, N.Y. 11756. (Section: 45, Block: 219, Lot: 16). Approximate amount of lien $288,228.10 plus interest and costs. Premises will be sold subject to provisions of filed judgment and terms of sale. Index No. 0611877-18. Rita Solomon, Esq., Referee. Stern & Eisenberg, PC Attorney(s) for Plaintiff Woodbridge Corporate Plaza 485 B Route 1 South – Suite LEGAL NOTICE 330 NOTICE OF SALE SU- Iselin, NJ 08830 PREME COURT NASSAU (732) 582-6344 COUNTY 6-12-5; 5-29-22-2019WILMINGTON SAV4T-#203840-LEV INGS FUND SOCIETY, FSB, D/B/A CHRISTIANA LEGAL NOTICE TRUST, NOT INDIVIDU- REFEREE’S NOTICE OF ALLY BUT AS TRUSTEE SALE IN FORECLOSURE FOR PRETIUM MORT- SUPREME COURT – G A G E A C Q U I S I T I O N COUNTY OF NASSAU TRUST, Plaintiff against BANK OF AMERICA, N.A., ELIZABETH M. PAPP, et al Plaintiff – against – JAMES Defendants RUBENSTEIN A/K/A Attorney for Plaintiff(s) JAMES M. RUBENSTEIN, Knuckles, Komosinski & et al Defendant(s). Manfro, LLP, 565 Taxter Pursuant to a Judgment of Road, Suite 590, Elmsford, Foreclosure and Sale entered NY 10523 Attorney(s) for on August 15, 2018. I, the unPlaintiff(s). dersigned Referee will sell at Pursuant to a Judgment of public auction, at the CalenForeclosure and Sale entered dar Control Part (CCP) CourtApril 5, 2019, I will sell at room of the Supreme Court, public auction to the highest 100 Supreme Court Drive, bidder at the Nassau County Mineola, New York 11501, Supreme Court, 100 Supreme Nassau County, New York on Court Drive, Mineola, New the 25th Day of June, 2019 York 11501 on June 25, 2019 at 11:30 a.m. All that certain at 11:30 AM. Premises known plot, piece or parcel of land,
situate, lying, and being at Levittown, Town of Hempstead, County of Nassau and State of New York. Premises known as 84 Sugarmaple Road, Levittown, (Town of Hempstead) NY 11756. (Section: 45, Block: 163, Lot: 12) Approximate amount of lien $570,344.66 plus interest and costs. Premises will be sold subject to provisions of filed judgment and terms of sale. Index No. 15-4900. Charles Casolaro, Esq., Referee. Davidson Fink LLP Attorney(s) for Plaintiff 28 East Main Street, Suite 1700 Rochester, NY 14614-1990 Tel. 585/760-8218 Dated: April 24, 2019 6-12-5; 5-29-22-20194T-#203916-LEV LEGAL NOTICE NOTICE OF SALE SUPREME COURT COUNTY OF NASSAU U.S. Bank National Association as trustee for NRZ Passthrough Trust V,, Plaintiff AGAINST Cruz Gonzalez; Leida Gonzalez; et al., Defendant(s) Pursuant to a Judgment of Foreclosure and Sale duly dated November 10, 2016 I, the undersigned Referee will sell at public auction at the Nassau County Supreme Court, Calendar Control Part (CCP) 100 Supreme Court Drive, Mineola, New York, 11501 on June 25, 2019 at 11:30 AM, premises known as 19 Chimney Lane, Levittown, NY 11756. All that certain plot piece or parcel of land, with the buildings and improvements erected, situate, lying and being in the Town of Hempstead, County of Nassau, State of NY, Section 51 Block 109 Lot 0019. Approximate amount of judgment $488,817.46 plus interest and costs. Premises will be sold subject to provisions of filed Judgment Index #15002157. John McFaul, Esq., Referee Shapiro, DiCaro & Barak, LLC Attorney(s) for the Plaintiff 175 Mile Crossing Boulevard Rochester, New York 14624 (877) 430-4792 Dated: May 6, 2019 6-12-5; 5-29-22-20194T-#204039-LEV LEGAL NOTICE NOTICE OF SALE PUBLIC AUCTION Supreme Court of New York, NASSAU County. U.S. BANK NATIONAL ASSOCIATION, NOT INDIVIDUALLY BUT SOLELY AS TRUSTEE FOR BLUEWATER INVESTMENT TRUST 2018-A, Plaintiff, -against- RANDOLPH PACKARD; GERARD J. PACKARD, JR.; “JANE DOE”; NEW YORK STATE DEPARTMENT OF TAXATION AND FINANCE; JUNE R. IACONO, Index No. 1157/2017. Pursuant to a Judgment of Foreclosure and Sale duly dated, May 2, 2019 and entered with the
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