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Hicksville awarded $10 million in redevelopment funds


Third-graders at East Broadway wore matching red T-shirts in honor of Field Day. See page 6.

Federal govt. seeks to recoup costs from Superfund site BY GARY SIMEONE

Water supply wells in Hicksville, Westbury, and the Town of Hempstead, were polluted by two Nassau County businesses over two decades ago, and now the federal government is seeking monetary compensation from having to identify and cleanup the wells. The eleven public wells, six of them located in Hicksville, pump water from a system of underground aquifers.

On Monday, July 2nd, it was announced by the federal government that they’re looking to recoup the costs of investigating and cleaning up groundwater contamination at a Superfund site from two businesses who allegedly discharged hazardous chemicals there. The office of Richard Donoghue, the United States Attorney located in Brooklyn, filed the civil complain against the two

businesses: IMC Eastern Corporation and Island Transportation Corporation. “IMC Eastern Corporation and Island Transportation Corporation were among the businesses that contributed to the groundwater contamination and polluted 11 public water supplies in Hicksville, the Village of Westbury and the Town of Hempstead,” said Donoghue, in a stateSee page 15

Downtown Hicksville has been awarded almost $10 million in Downtown Revitalization Initiative (DRI) awards for four projects that will transform downtown Hicksville. According to Governor Andrew M. Cuomo, the strategic transit-oriented development investments will support increased access to transportation, improve walkability, and redevelop underutilized property for mixed uses, including residential units, retail, and parking. “Hicksville is a critical transportation hub for Long Islanders, and these projects will entice those who pass through to stay and further invest in this great community,” Governor Cuomo said. “This funding will help to make transportation even more accessible, and like the main line third track for the LIRR, the Downtown Revitalization Initiative is improving the quality of life those who live in and around Hicksville.” The specific projects to be funded through the DRI include:

Hicksville Station Access Improvements

These will create a new entry drive for the Hicksville Long Island Rail Road Sta-

tion lobby that will enhance the appearance of the area, improve station access for both cars and pedestrians, and relieve congestion along Route 106 and Newbridge Road. The new entry will increase the linear footage for rider dropoff. ($3,601,134)

Public Space at New Station Plaza

This will create new public open space adjacent to the Hicksville Long Island Rail Road Station lobby to accommodate the twice daily surge of commuters. The plaza will allow for intermodal transfers, enhance the pedestrian experience, and provide green space for residents to enjoy passive activities. The open space will link to a new commercial corridor on West Barclay Street. ($2,581,212)

Public Space at Festival Plaza

This will create a new pedestrian passageway and public open space to establish a safer and more engaging walkway from the station lobby to Jerusalem Avenue and nearby parking lots. Trees, seating, and temporary pavilions will enhance this public space. The new Festival Plaza will also support seasonal activities and See page 15

Levittown appoints math director PAGE 3 VFW Auxiliary installs new officers PAGE 4

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Woodland Elementary School Hicksville Fire Dept. to celebrates Flag Day celebrate 125 years of service

Students at Woodland Elementary School in the Hicksville Public School District celebrated Flag Day with a variety of songs and activities. They performed “The Star-Spangled Banner,” “You’re a Grand Old Flag,” and “God Bless America,” and a student from

each grade level recited a patriotic poem they composed. Students learned about the significance of the flag and the importance of paying respect to it as a symbol of America.

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Woodland Elementary School students recited their poems during the Flag Day celebration.

The Hicksville Fire Department’s 125th Anniversary committee, under Chairman/Ex- Captain Timothy Meyers of Citizens Engine Co 3, is in the final stages of planning a community celebration, starting with a four-day carnival in the town parking lot opposite Fire Headquarters on Thursday, July 12th through Sunday, July 15th. The Department will also be hosting the Annual Nassau County Firemen’s Association Parade to be held on Saturday July 14th, starting at 6pm. In conjunction with the Department’s 125th anniversary, the parade is in honor of Hicksville’s Ex-Capt/Ex Commissioner Michael Krummenacker, who is the new president of the Association, the first Hicksville firefighter to hold that position since the 1940’s. President Krummenacker, a retired Nassau County fire marshal, rose up through the ranks to become an officer of Protection Hook & Ladder Co 1. Aside from serving as a fire commissioner, he serves on the department’s legislative committee, working to attain legislation that assists the state’s volunteer firefighters such as 9/11 benefits, the heart bill, and the recently approved cancer bill to aid stricken firefighters. He will proudly lead the parade, as will Chairman Meyers.

Also out front of the parade will be two honorary grand marshals: senior member, WWII Navy veteran, and Honorary Chief/Ex-Commissioner William Foley & 62-year member and Senior Ex-Chief Owen W. Magee, both of Engine Co 7. Representatives from the Hicksville, Ohio Fire Dept will also parade up front. Ex-chiefs & honorary chiefs will also parade as a group. The parade route will be similar to the old Labor Day parades. South on Jerusalem Ave, picking up the five Divisions of County fire departments along the way (division marshals will be company captains), then East on Old Country Rd to Broadway to East Barclay St, right on Barclay St. to Woodbury Rd to Park Ave, South on Park Ave to East Marie St, East on Marie St., passing the reviewing stand in front of the former Ice House, and ending at Fire HQ. Parade awards will follow at the end of the parade. The country Western band ‘Stage Coach’ will perform at the Carnival. Thursday’s band is ‘Band 231’ and Friday’s band is ‘PM Overdrive’, and all are from 8pm to 11 pm. Rides, games, & food available every night. Winners of the raffles will be announced Sunday night, July 15th, at 9pm.

Man loses thumb in fireworks accident in Levittown Nassau County Police are investigating a serious fireworks injury which took place on July 5th in Levittown. According to Arson/Bomb Squad detectives, officers responded to a 911 call at 10:45am for a person injured by a firework on Periwinkle Road. Upon arrival, officers located a male, age 30, who suffered extensive trauma

to both hands and the loss of his left thumb. According to police, the man found a firework in the vicinity of Birch Lane and Pinetree Lane in Levittown and ignited it before suffering his injuries. He was transported by a Nassau County Police Ambulance to an area hospital for treatment.

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John Towers was appointed as the Levittown Public Schools’ new director of mathematics and business. Photo courtesy of the Levittown Public Schools The Levittown Public School has announced the appointment of John Towers, the district’s new director of mathematics and business, effective July 1st. This upcoming school year

will be Towers’ eighth year serving the Levittown Public Schools. Towers is a resident of Levittown who spent his first four years of his teaching career as a high school math teacher at both Division Avenue High School and General Douglas MacArthur High School. He then served as a high school math teacher at Long Beach High School before returning to the Levittown Public Schools as an administrator in the role of assistant director of mathematics. His position was later restructured to assistant director of STEAM and elementary mathematics. While attending Molloy College, Towers received his Bachelor of Arts in secondary education of mathematics in 2006, followed by a Master of Science degree in secondary education of mathematics in 2009. He continued his education, earning his Advanced Post-Master's Certification in educational leadership from Stony Brook University in 2014. Towers is looking forward to his new role as director. He hopes “to continue to provide opportunities for teachers to work collaboratively and grow professionally so that our students can have continued success in mathematics here in Levittown,” he said.

Oyster Bay Town Supervisor (third from right) proudly recognized Ex-Captain and Honorary Chief John Pease (center) for 50 years of service with the Hicksville Fire Department. John was bestowed Honorary Chief status in recognition of his long and distinguished tenure with the department. Supervisor Saladino is pictured with Nassau County Legislator Laura Schaefer (left), Nassau County Legislator Rose Walker (second from left), Nassau County District Court Judge Rhonda E. Fischer (third from right), Nassau County District Court Judge Douglas J. Lerose (second from right) and Nassau County District Court Judge Colin F. O’Donnell (right) in presenting John Pease with a Citation and honoring him for his 50 years of active service to the fire department and to the community, and his continuing contributions in the years ahead.



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William M. Gouse Jr. Post 3211 Levittown district appoints asst. superintendent for business Auxiliary Officers Installation

Dr. Christopher Dillon was appointed as the Levittown Public Schools’ new assistant superintendent for business and finance. Photo courtesy of the Levittown Public Schools The Levittown Public Schools is pleased to announce the appointment of Dr. Christopher Dillon as the new assistant superintendent for business and finance.

Dr. Dillon, a resident of Kings Park, replaced retiring Assistant Superintendent for Business and Finance William J. Pastore on July 1st. Dr. Dillon has served as assistant superintendent for business in Valley Stream District 30 for the past two years. Prior to his position in Valley Stream District 30, he served as assistant to the superintendent for administration and special projects in the Plainedge School District. In addition, Dr. Dillon was the New York regional branch operations manager at Mac-Gray Intelligent Laundry Systems in Carlstadt, New Jersey. He has also held positions at Kohler Co., Pepsi Cola, and St. John’s University. Dr. Dillon holds a doctorate of education from Dowling College, a certificate of advanced study from SUNY New Paltz, a Master of Business Administration from Mount Saint Mary College, and a Bachelor of Science from St. John’s University. He additionally holds a New York State School District Business Leader certification. “I’m looking forward to working with a great staff, board of education and community,” he said. “I am also looking forward to doing what’s best for the students in any capacity that I can. I look forward to building positive relationships with the staff and community that will continue to build on the great success within the Levittown School District.”

Legislator Rose Marie Walker attended the annual Installation of the William M. Gouse Jr. Post 3211 Auxiliary Officers. Legislator Walker presented outgoing President Joann Dutko with a Citation for her dedicated service to the organization. Pictured are: Barbara Lorenzo, Joan Chawlisz, Elvira Langone, Carolann Fullerton, Cheri Steers, Past President Joann Dutko, Barbara Torres, Kelly Westwood, Gail Menz, Carol Denton, and Legislator Rose Marie Walker.

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Field Day Fun at East Broadway Elementary School East Broadway Elementary School students recently celebrated the end of a great school year with their peers during Field Day. Dressed in different colored T-shirts representing their grade level, the students engaged in various team building activities on the field of their

East Broadway fifth-graders Elaina Nicolich (left) and Brianna Robbins (right) during Field Day.

school. Family members were invited to join in on the beautiful day and cheer on their children as the students showcased their sportsmanship and skills with different relay races and games.

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Third-graders at East Broadway wore matching red T-shirts in honor of Field Day.

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A patented relief cream stands to help millions of Americans crippled from the side effects neuropathy by increasing sensation and blood flow wherever it’s applied Raymond Wilson The Associated Health Press AHP − A recent breakthrough stands to help millions of Americans plagued by burning, tingling and numb legs and feet. But this time it comes in the form of a cream, not a pill, suggesting the medical community may have been going about the problem all wrong. The breakthrough, called Diabasens, is a new relief cream developed for managing the relentless discomfort caused by neuropathy. When applied directly to the legs and feet, it causes arteries and blood vessels to expand, increasing the flow of warm, nutrient rich blood to damaged tissue. However, what’s most remarkable about the cream...and what makes it so that it contains one of the only natural substances known to activate a special sensory pathway right below the surface of the skin. This pathway is called TRAP1 and it controls the sensitivity of nerves. In laymen terms, it determines whether you feel pins and needles or soothing relief. Studies show that symptoms of neuropathy arise when the nerves in your legs deteriorate and blood flow is lost to the areas which surround them. As the nerves begins to die, sensation is lost. This lack of sensation is what causes the feelings of burning, tingling and numbness. This is why the makers of Diabasens say their cream has performed so well in a recent clinical use survey trial. It increases sensation and blood flow where ever its applied.

No Pills, No Prescriptions, No Agony Until now, many doctors have failed to consider a topical cream as an effective way to manage neuropathy. Diabasens is proving it may be the only way going forward. “Most of today’s treatment methods have focused on minimizing discomfort instead of attacking its underlining cause. That’s why millions of adults are still in excruciating pain every single day, and are constantly dealing with side effects” explains Dr. Esber, the creator of Diabasens. “Diabasens is different. Since the most commonly reported symptoms − burning, tingling and numb legs and feet − are caused by lack of sensation of the nerves, we’ve designed the formula increase their sensitivity. And since these nerves are located right below the skin, we’ve chosen to formulate it as a cream. This allows for the ingredients to get to them faster and without any drug like side effects” he adds.

Study Finds Restoring Sensation the Key To Effective, Long Lasting Relief With the conclusion of their latest human clinical use survey trial, Dr. Esber and his team are now offering Diabasens nationwide. And regardless of the market, its sales are exploding. Men and women from all over the country are eager to get their hands on the new cream and, according to the results initial users reported, they should be. In the trial above, as compared to baseline, participants taking Diabasens saw a staggering 51% increase sensitivity in just one week. This resulted in significant relief from burning, tingling and nubmness throughout their legs. Many participants taking Diabasens described feeling much more balanced and comfortable throughout the day. They also noticed that after applying, there was a pleasant warming sensation that was remarkably soothing.

Diabasens Users Demand More Many of Diabasens users say their legs have never felt better. For the first time in years, they are able to walk free from the symptoms which have made life hard. “I have been using the cream now for about ten days. It has given me such relief.  I’ve had very bad foot pain from injuries and overuse of my feet for years which have contributed to severe itching/tingling and pain for some time.  (My father also suffered from this pain and itching. I wish I would have had this for him.)  The first time I used the cream, I felt an almost immediate relief from this.  I now  use  it at least twice a day: once in the morning before work and once at night before I sleep.  I am so delighted with this.  It has helped my walking, also. It has helped generate feeling again in my feet,” raves Marsha A. from Texas

Diabasens is shown to provide relief from: • Burning • Swelling • Tingling • Heaviness • Numbness • Cold extremities Targets Nerve Damage Right Below the Skins Surface Diabasens is a topical cream that is to be applied to your legs and feet twice a day for the first two weeks then once a day after. It does not require a prescription.

Topical Creams Offer Sufferers a Safer, More Effective Avenue of Relief: Diabasens increases sensation and blood flow wherever its applied. It’s now being used to relieve painful legs and feet.

The active ingredient is a compound known as cinnamaldehyde. Studies show that neuropathy and nerve pain is caused when the peripheral nerves breakdown and blood is unable to circulate into your legs and feet. As these nerves deteriorate, sensation is lost. This is why you may not feel hot or cold and your legs and feet may burn, tingle and go numb. Additionally, without proper blood flow, tissues and cells in these areas begin to die, causing unbearable pain. The cinnamaldehyde in Diabasens is one of the only compounds in existence that can activate TRPA1, a special sensory pathway that runs through your entire body. According to research, activating this pathway (which can only be done with a cream) increases the sensitivity of nerves, relieving feelings of tingling and numbness in your legs and feet. Supporting ingredients boost blood flow, supplying the nerves with the nutrients they need for increased sensation.

Amazing Relief Exactly Where You Need It With daily use, Diabasens users report remarkable improvements in their quality of life without of the negative side effects or interactions associated with prescription drugs. Readers can now enjoy an entirely new level of comfort that’s both safe and affordable. It is also extremely effective, especially if nothing else has worked.

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Eagle Scout Court of Honor Memorial Day Parade in Levittown

Nassau County Legislator Rose Marie Walker was proud to attend the Eagle Scout Court of Honor for Kenneth Patrick Rose of Boy Scout Troop 261. Legislator Walker presented Kenneth with a Legislative Citation and congratulated him on earning the rank of Eagle Scout, which is the highest award that Boy Scouts of America can bestow upon a young man. Pictured are: Mike Simeone, Assemblyman John Mikulin, Ed Schmidt, Legislator Rose Marie Walker, Ken Rose, Kenneth Rose, Margaret Rose, and Town of Oyster Bay Councilman Anthony D. Macagnone

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Schoharie Crossing, Mabee Farm, Cohoes Falls to Finish Line in Albany of 8-Day, 400-Mile Cycle the Erie BikeTour BY KAREN RUBI TRAVEL FEATURES SYNDICATE GOINGPLACESFARANDNEAR.COM To see how America came to be – and what really made America great – you need only to join Parks & Trails NY’s annual eight-day, 400-mile Cycle the Erie Bike Tour from Buffalo to Albany. This becomes clear as we finish out the ride, which takes us from one of the oldest colonial trading posts, through urban neighborhoods that rose out of the Industrial Revolution, then declined in the post-Industrial period, and now are being revitalized. A highlight on Day 7 of Parks & Trails NY’s annual 8-day, 400mile Cycle the Erie biketour from Buffalo to Albany is Schoharie Crossing State Historic Site. It looks fairly innocuous at first, a farm house along the canal, but here is the only place where you can see all three alignments of the Erie Canal - the 1825 “Clinton’s Ditch”, the 1836 expanded canal and the modern, 1918 “Barge Canal.” The house, now a visitor center, contains a fascinating exhibit and is adjacent to outlines of Fort Hunter, an 18th century fort and trading post, remarkably only discovered after Hurricane Irene in 2011. The historic flooding caused the Schoharie Creek to breach its banks

Cohoes Falls, one of the most powerful falls east of the Rockies, posed a major challenge for the Erie Canal engineers © Karen Rubin/ and destroyed the site’s parking lot. Aafter the flood water receded, a number of stone walls and numerous artifacts associated with Fort Hunter emerged. Excavations revealed flat stone foundations upon which a fort wall and 24-foot

square blockhouse would have been constructed. After the archaeological work was completed, these original fort foundations were preserved by reburying them. Their exact locations are now represented on


the surface with modern stone pavers. Artifacts recovered during excavation included a mix of domestic and military objects that represent the site’s Mohawk and See page D2

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Schoharie Crossing, Mabee Farm, Cohoes Falls to Finish Line in Albany of 8-Day, 400-Mile Cycle the Erie BikeTour

Continued from page D1 British occupants. Dates associated with the artifacts suggest that the blockhouse saw greatest use from the 1740s to 1760. Though you don’t really see anything of Fort Hunter, it points to how significant this area was in colonial times: Schoharie was a place of key interactions between Europeans and Indians, setting up a later clash of cultures. During the 1600s, the British and French competed for control here. In the 1690s, the British forged an alliance with

the Iroquois to establish a permanent structure - a fort/trading post - in order to solidify their standing. The Indians at the time of the Revolutionary War were settled on farms and in towns. They employed European style farming techniques, lived in houses, and the gender roles started to shift away from the matriarchal society to male-dominated, copying the Europeans. By the time of the Revolutionary War, there might have been about 10,000 Indians living in the area.

Schoharie Crossing State Historic Site dates from colonial times; it was a trading post. Here you can see all three incarnations of the Erie Canal © Karen Rubin/

Riding through the Stockade District in Schenectady, New York State’s oldest neighborhood and first historic district, it has been continuously inhabited for 300 years. © Karen Rubin/

“They didn’t have a concept of property ownership. They were outnumbered early on” largely because of the diseases the Europeans brought that wiped out large numbers of the population, and over-trapping which pushed many further west. “They were very good at diplomacy - well organized - and controlled access to the waterways. They played the European powers,” David Brooks, Education Coordinator says. Most interesting at Schoharie Crossing is you can stand over the East Guard Lock - the original 1820s “Clinton Ditch” canal (now overgrown) - and see the same scene, minus water, as depicted in a historic photo. Facing the other direction, standing beside the water, you can look over to what remains of the Schoharie Creek Aqueduct, built between 1835 and 1841 for the enlarged canal. This once grand 14-arch, 624-foot long aqueduct carried the canal above and apart from the Schoharie Creek (it enabled the canal to continue to function during flooding). The aqueduct was abandoned in 1917 when the Barge Canal opened on the Mohawk River, and over the years it declined so only six of the arches remain. A short bike ride further along the trail, you can visit Yankee Hill Lock #28 and the Putman Canal Store - the last double lock that was completed in eastern New York. The Putman’s Lock Grocery was constructed in 1856 and owned by the Garrett Putman family

into the 1900s. (Schoharie Crossing State Historic Site, 129 Schoharie St., Fort Hunter, NY 12069, 518-8297516, Mabee Farm The initial appeal for me to join Parks & Trails NY’s annual Cycle the Erie bike tour was the exciting prospect of biking 400 miles, point to point, mostly without cars (and mostly on a flat trail), across New York State, with support services to carry our gear and host meals. But each and every day, I am pleasantly amazed at the array of sites to explore and discover. The Parks & Trails NY people who have designed the tour not only arrange visits at important sites along the way, but for morning and afternoon rest stops at interesting attractions that you might not have considered visiting on your own. This is the case for our afternoon rest stop (at Mile 33.6), at the Mabee Farm Historic Site, which also houses the Schenectady Historical Society Museum. Here, you can visit the Mabee’s 1705 Dutch-style Stone House, which was owned by the Mabee family until 1999. This is one of the oldest homes in New York State and the oldest in the Mohawk Valley. It was first built in 1670 by Daniel Janse Van Antwerpen, who, it is believed, opened it as a furtrading post. The property was sold to Jan Pieterse Mabee in 1705 and the house stayed in the Mabee family for a remarkable 288 years. It was given

Youngest self-pedaling rider, 8-year old Sam Demeritt, with 11-year old brother, crosses the finish line in Albany, after biking 400-miles from Buffalo on the Cycle the Erie bike tour. Family, from Malta NY, also included Mom and Dad and 4-year old brother. © Karen Rubin/


to the Schenectady County Historical Society in 1993 by George Franchere, the last descendant of the Mabee line, for the purpose of being a museum and education center. It is a surprise to most who visit these colonial sites to learn that slavery was practiced here, beginning after Jan Mabee’s death in 1725 and ended 100 years later in 1827 with Jacob Mabee, his great grandson (when New York State abolished slavery). Among the 583 original documents from the farm are three bills of sale for slaves, wills giving slaves to children and a receipt from the Crown Point Expedition in 1755 when a trusted slave, Jack, was sent to Fort Edward and Lake George with supplies, two weeks before the Battle of Lake George. “What is significant about the Mabee family is that they were ordinary,” the docent says. Jan Mabee, born in Holland, bought the property from a neighbor in 1705, and lived in the cellar as he built the house. Jan and his wife Annette had 8 kids. The house partly made out of stone; the wood beams are 1000 years old. Jan was likely involved in the illegal trapping business. His wife was part Mohawk so they had a good relationship with the local Indians. The Dutch were

tolerant and fair with the tribes (it was the British and French who cheated them). Over the years, the house was turned into the Mabee Inn. Simon Mabee farmed the land and when he died, he left everything but the Inn to his son, Jacob; he left the inn to his two sisters. It turns out that the Mabee farm is more than a history lesson, but a study of a dysfunctional family. “Jacob was not a nice man. Jacob evicted them. He hired a carpenter and flipped the staircase around so they have no way to get up to the second floor. He built a new door. The sisters lived in one room. Jacob died 6 years later and the land passed to Margaret.” Just outside the house is the family cemetery. You can visit the 1760s Nilsen Dutch Barn, see the beautiful Mohawk River flow alongside the site. Tied to the dock or parked behind the Dutch Barn is a reproduction 18th century bateaux, the De Sagar and the Bobbie G , which provides an idea of how goods were shipped up and down the river. During our visit, a country fair is underway. (Mabee Farm Historic Site, 100 Main St (Rte 5s), Rotterdam Junction, NY 12150, 518-887-5073, schenectadyhistorical. org/sites).

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What remains of the Schoharie Creek Aqueduct © Karen Rubin/ The Schenectady History Museum offers wonderful exhibits that follow the history of the county from the early settlers who traded with the Indians and farmed, to the 19th and 20th century. There is a collection of early American artifacts of the American Revolution era, the impact of the Erie Canal, and artifacts that show the role this area

played in technological innovation and industrialization because of General Electric and the American Locomotive Company. We ride a newly paved bike path into Schenectady. In Schenectady, they have arranged for us to leave our bikes in a “corral” so See page D5


As I See It: When New York City was New York City BY LOU THEODORE As most of you know, I was born in New York City in 1934 and called it home until 1970. My first 7 years were spent in the north end of Hell’s Kitchen. The next 12 years were spent in an area that is known as Lincoln Center. The last 17 years of those were spent in Astoria, Queens. In effect, NYC was my home for the first 36 years of my life. This tale is the second of a 2-part article concerned with New York City during that 36 year time period. I made a conscious decision to split the “When New York City was New York City” article into two timeframes: 1934-1953 and 1953-1970. The first part appeared in August 2017; it keyed on life in Hell’s Kitchen and naturally, the material was autobiographical. Flash back to 1953 and the tale of this piece begins in Astoria, Queens – my new residence at that time. World War II is a thing of the past and a fleeting memory. The Great Depression is also a fleeting memory. Gone is the Office of Price Administration (OPA) and the accompanying rationing via coupons, and, to a lesser degree, tokens. Jobs abound. Good-paying jobs. Some really good-paying jobs. The worm had indeed

turned. Our great nation is experiencing boom economic times along with superpower status due, in part, to a combination of democracy and capitalism. Perhaps even more important was the Marshall Plan, devised by General George C. Marshall. The World War II period had converted out nation into a manufacturing giant. But, the economic boom was about to come to a halt since there weren’t enough buyers of the goods and services we could produce. Enter the aforementioned Marshall’s plan of reviving the economies of Europe and Asia in order to develop markets for our goods and services. And, guess what? It brought prosperity beyond belief to our nation for nearly 40 years. The 50s and 60s were understandably periods when it seemed that nothing could go wrong, everything was going right, and anything was possible; it was a special era. The relentless pressure of war and personal and economic sacrifices were now history. In a very real sense, it was a time of innocence. WWII was just a 2-letter Roman numeral. The Hamptons were still a rich Waspy family living on Park Avenue. Korea was also a thing of the past. The basketball point-shaving scandals didn’t apply

to my friends who I have dubbed the Boys of Killeen’s. Jack Molinas was one of the few Greeks (I thought)--he was Jewish--who had gone bad. It almost was a reincarnation of the roaring 20s--everyday brought joy, excitement, laughs, new challenges, etc. It was also a time of great friendship, good times, perhaps excessive drinking, beautiful girls and great athletes. “Eddie My Love,” a haunting melody that is still with me, was the juke box favorite over several summers. There were other tunes during that period. In addition to “Eddie My Love,” there was “Sh-Boom” (Crew Cuts) and “Earth Angel” (the Penguins). Rock ‘n’ Roll had arrived. The song “You’ll Never Walk Alone” was also bothersome at the time since I found myself walking home alone every night. Likewise was the tune “You Belong to Me” (Jo Stafford), since there was no one I could claim belonged to me. Add this to my favorite tune from the late 1940s, Russ Morgan’s “So tired” (I’ll wait forever dear). But along came the Chordettes with “Mr. Sandman” who indeed did bring me a dream--a Bayside Queen named Mary Kathleen Tonry--and my lonesome nights were over. I fortunately disregarded Damon Runyon’s advice, “fall in love with an

heiress if you must fall in love.” Here are five of my memories of that era—memories that will never leave me. They center around Killeen’s Tavern, my basketball team, Rockaway Beach and (of course) my favorite.

Killeen’s Tavern

Once upon a time, in a galaxy far, far away, there was a small bar named Killeen’s Tavern on a side street in Astoria, New York. The tavern’s history dates back to about 1934 (the author’s birth year). It was owned by a burly Irishman. The whole place was no bigger than 30 ft. by 15 ft., half of it designed like a half-moon bar, and the other half consisting of a few tables, a juke box, a telephone booth, a toilet that was always clogged up, and a kitchen that didn’t work. Beer was 12 cents a glass, and a shot of rye was 45 cents. The local crowd had its colorful characters. Damon Runyon would have loved this place. There was “Buster” the late night singer who crooned Sweet Leylani, Lorraine the Dancer, “Cuz” the night bartender, “Oil Pan” Tom, the landlord Pete the Russian, Freddie “Spook” Stegman--the greatest sport birddog this side of the Mississippi, and See page D6

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Usually, I like to focus my column around one topic. But today I’ll just open up my email inbox and pull out a hodgepodge of questions. Q: I am 64 years old. I plan to start my Social Security at age 66. My husband is 62 and has been getting Social Security disability benefits for several years. His benefit rate is higher than mine will be by $210. If he dies, will I get widow’s benefits or will I not qualify because he isn’t getting real Social Security? A: I think I’ve said a hundred times in this column that disability benefits are just as “real” as any other kind of Social Security. So when your husband dies, you will get widow’s benefits. Assuming you are over 66 when that happens, you will get an extra $210 in widow’s payments tacked on to your retirement benefit. Q: I am 74 years old and still working. I am in good health and plan to continue working as long as I can. And I have no intention of signing up for my Social Security until I can fully maximize by benefits. At what age will be? A: You are already well past that age. Once you reach age 70, there is no point in delaying filing for your Social Security. By that age, you have already received the maximum “delayed retirement credits” that you are due. They cap out at 32 percent at age 70. In other words, had you filed for benefits at age 70, you would have gotten 132 percent of your full retirement benefit. And if you file now at age 74, you will get the same 132 percent rate. So you should file a Social Security claim right away. You will be able to get a maximum of six months retroactive benefits. Q: I was married to my first husband for 28 years. I have been married to my second husband for 12 years. My first husband just died. Can I get widow’s benefits on his Social Security account? A: No. As long as you are married to husband No. 2, you can’t get any Social Security from No. 1. But if your marriage to No. 2 ends (through death or divorce), then you can claim widow’s benefits from your first husband -- if they pay more than what you might be due from your second husband. Q: I worked for the Union Pacific railroad for 15 years. But I spent most of my life (more than 30 years) working at jobs where I paid into Social Security. When I went to file for my Social Security retirement, the clerk told me my claim would be sent to the Railroad Retirement Board for processing. What gives? A: For those readers who don’t know, railroad workers pay into the Railroad Retirement system, not into Social

Security. But the two programs mimic each other in almost all respects -- except that railroad retirement includes a second tier of benefits that are designed to resemble a private defined pension plan. Anyone with more than 10 years of railroad service is considered vested in the railroad pension system. So your claim is shipped to the RRB so they can determine what, if any, tier-two benefits you might be due. They also make sure your Social Security claim is processed and your benefits are properly paid. Q: I am 59 and soon to turn 60. I am getting $1,850 in my own Social Security disability. My husband died unexpectedly last month. His full age 66 benefit was $2,230. I talked to someone at SSA and she told me I should file for disabled widow’s benefits because they are always higher than regular widow’s benefits. Is this true? A: Please bear in mind that I don’t know all the facts about your case. But if you were told that disabled widow’s benefits are higher than regular widow’s benefits, that’s just not true. The earliest a widow normally can get benefits is age 60. But a disabled widow can file as early as age 50. A disabled widow gets a rate equal to 71.5 percent of her husband’s full benefit. That is the same rate payable to a 60-year-old widow. 71.5 percent of your husband’s benefit is about $1,600. And that is less than you are getting in your own Social Security. So there is no point in filing for disabled widow’s benefits. But if you wait until you are 66 years old, at that point, you can switch to 100 percent of your husband’s Social Security. Q: I’m confused. My husband and I are both in our late 80s. He is in poor health and may not live much longer. I don’t know what my widow’s benefit will be. He started his Social Security when he was 64. I took mine at 62. He gets $1,850. I get $1,345. Someone told me that when he dies, I will get 100 percent of his benefit. But another person told me I will only get 92 percent. Who is right? A: Well, in a way, they both are. I know that sounds confusing, but I will explain. But first of all, let me assure you that when he dies, your own benefit will be supplemented up to 100 percent of what he was getting at the time of death. So you will keep getting your own $1,345 rate, and then you will get an extra $505 in widow’s benefits to take you up to his $1,850 level. Thus, the first answer was right. I think what the second person was trying to say was that by taking benefits at age 64, your husband is getting about 92 percent of his full benefit rate. In other words, his $1,850 check represents 92 percent of his full retirement amount. And when he dies, you will get that same 92 percent

rate. But you’re going to get 100 percent of his 92 percent rate. Does that make sense? The bottom line is that you will get an extra $505 in widow’s benefits when he dies.

If you have a Social Security question, Tom Margenau has the answer. Contact him at thomas.margenau@ COPYRIGHT 2018 CREATORS.COM


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Schoharie Crossing, Mabee Farm, Cohoes Falls to Finish Line in Albany of 8-Day, 400-Mile Cycle the Erie BikeTour C ontinued from page D3 we can explore the city. I spend my time riding through The Stockade District. The oldest neighborhood in Schenectady, the Stockade District has been continuously inhabited for over 300 years, and is New York State’s first Historic District (since 1962) with an amazing assortment of historic buildings with

ride to get to the Jewish Community Center at Niskayuna, a suburban neighborhood of Schenectady, where we camp. This is an incredible facility with a country-club like outdoor pool (indoor pool also). I get there in time to swim. This is the last night of our journey – and what a journey it has been. They have an elaborate “gala” dinner starting


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dapper George Connelly--the Sunday bartender of 30 years who many believe James Cagney had copied his mannerisms from. Then there was the day bartender--Pat Killeen himself. An impressive 6’ 1” and burly 275-lb. man with a thick Irish brogue, who, when angry, would roll his black cigar from one end of his mouth to the other. Yes, he could intimidate if necessary. But he was a fair and open-minded individual, always with the best intentions at heart. Who were the other inhabitants of the Tavern? Here are some of their names: Scratch, Buddy, Gaylord (the author), Big Dan, The Whale, Jimmy the Greek, Steve the Greek, Weegie, The Rat, Vince the Prince, The Grey Fox, The Scavenger, The Buff, The Snake, The Brat, Tuto, Tex, Superman, Buster, The Hawk, The Cool, The Phantom, The Bant, The Weedler, Big Fitz, Red, Joey Hot Dog, Sparksy, Dixie, Jake the Weightlifter (all 95 lbs. of him) Bugsy, Louie The Lob, Filthy Phil, Tony Guido, etc. The girls included Mary Gloves, Marie the Dancer … perhaps it be best to stop here. The Boys of Killeen’s were the chil-

dren of working-class parents who endured The Great Depression and survived the harsh times of that era. Although better off than their parents, the Boys of Killeen’s were a group that appreciated good times, and were not nearly as security-conscious as their parents. It was a group that ultimately went on to succeed in the workplace, no doubt influenced by their New York City and Killeen’s experiences.

The legendary Killeen’s Tavern basketball team

I’ll pass here since most of the details appeared in my book, Basketball Coaching 101 (Amazon $18).

Rockaway Beach

It was New York City’s beach of beaches during that era. It was a period when many referred to the Rockaway’s as the Irish Riviera; interestingly, Jimmy Breslin described it as “where wood rots and people waste.” There were numerous drinking establishments one block from the beach to accommodate the crowds. They included Murphy’s and Gilroy’s on 90th Street, the quartet of the Irish Circle, Rainbow Bar, Leitrim House and Mickey Carton’s Mayo House on 103rd Street (he played the accordion while his sister, Mary,

sang). Ruthie Morrissey, regularly featured at the Mayo House, captured and touched so many hearts. The Mayo House was a favorite of the senior folk but it was Gildea’s--famous for drinking, dancing and fighting--that the younger set frequented most. Further west was McNulty’s and the White House on 109th Street and 110th Street, respectively. It was also a time I earnestly became interested in girls. At Gildea’s, I remember watching, with envy, the Savoy--a dance I never quite mastered. The 108 St basketball courts? I’ll pass again since numerous details and memories are available elsewhere. Did I mention my book, Basketball Coaching 101 (Amazon--$18)?

The Queen

How many guys have married the girl of their dreams? Well, I did. We married in 1967 after a 3-year courtship. Mary recently celebrated her 51st anniversary. It was dinner with the entire family at the Limani restaurant in Roslyn.

The Fabulous Copacabana

at the Copa. George Duganis was the maître d’ and a great table was always available. The best shows included Louie Prima, Don Rickles, Joe E. Lewis, Bobby Vinton, etc. Of course, there was more: Belmont Park, Saratoga, Yonkers and Roosevelt Raceway, the Jewish Alps (the Catskills), bar-hopping, etc. Space precludes providing details. I close this out with a comment from one of my readers on the first article: “I’ll always believe that our New York City was quite special. Somehow, I think you’d agree.” Amen! n

“The great hills of the South Country they stand along the sea; and it’s there, walking in the high woods, that I would wish to be, and the men that were boys when I was a boy walking along with me” (from The South Country: Hilaire Belloc (1870-1953). Visit the author at: or on his Facebook page at Basketball Coaching 101

And, it was indeed fabulous. And, it was a time I was courting The Queen. Name the premier entertainers of that era, and The Queen and I saw them

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Schoharie Crossing, Mabee Farm, Cohoes Falls to Finish Line in Albany of 8-Day, 400-Mile Cycle the Erie BikeTour C ontinued from page D5 the Lost & Found. And awards: like the most bones broken; the most crashes (5); most flat tires (4); the youngest solo peddling cyclist (8), the oldest cyclist (84). Side-splitting fun. Day 8, Schenectady to Albany, 31 Miles Our last day, the eighth of our 400mile journey which began in Buffalo, is a breeze. Just 31 miles from Niskayuna into downtown Albany where most of us have parked our cars to take the bus to Buffalo for the start of the tour. The weather is perfect – sunny, cool. The highlight of today’s ride comes at Mile 12: Cohoes Falls, one of the most powerful falls east of the Rockies which posed a major challenge for the Erie Canal engineers. Some of our riders who started in Buffalo were able to visit Niagara Falls and now are ending with Cohoes Falls, outside of Albany. What a way to bookend this journey. Just next to the falls are 19th century brick structures, built as factories that

have been repurposed to apartments. Our ride takes us onto Peebles Island State Park, Waterford, where our final rest stop of our journey is arranged at the Erie Canalway Visitor Center. During the Revolutionary War, American forces prepared defenses here to make a final stand against the British. (518-237-7000, We ride through city streets - notable for the American flags that are flying - neighborhoods that have seen better days but nonetheless evoke a folksy feel of Americana. Now, we come to the Hudson River, a goal in itself. We ride along a beautiful paved trail beside the Hudson that takes us into downtown Albany, New York State’s 300-year-old capital, and finally, cross the finish line, 400 miles. You realize you haven’t just traveled 400 miles, but 400 years of American history, back to its very founding. And you understand so much better, the trajectory from colonialism and the clash of cultures with Native Americans, the transition from an agrarian economy

to the Industrial Revolution, the wave of immigration and innovation, the progressive movements that followed and precipitated the explosive changes in society: labor, Women’s Rights, abolition. Most interesting of all, is how all of these seeds still flower in contemporary culture and politics. All of this unfolds before our eyes, mile by mile. Biking adds an extra dimension to sight-seeing. It’s physical participation, an endorphin rush, an immersion. It puts you into the scene rather than merely observing – a participant, a part of the scene, rather than apart from it. The tour is meticulously planned, well organized and supported, and how we have such wonderful opportunities to meet people from around the country (36 states are represented) and around the world (travelers from a half-dozen countries are here). A gathering like this prompts such fascinating interactions as people share their backgrounds, perspectives. All of us have been so impressed by

how well organized the trip is - from the truck drivers who pick up and drop off our gear each day, to the people who set up our breakfast and dinners and the morning and afternoon rest stops, to the SAG drivers and the riders who are there to assist if we have a problem. To the lecturers, the massage therapist and bike mechanics who travel along with us like camp followers. For those who prefer not to set up their own tent (or take advantage of “indoor camping”) there is Comfy Campers, the closest thing to “glamping”. You have the luxury of having someone set up tent so it’s ready when you arrive, especially if it is raining, where you get a remarkably comfortable air mattress to put your sleeping bag on (amazing what a difference this makes), and take the tent down in the morning so you can just hit the trail again. Not to mention a fresh towel each day! Also, they set up a separate comfortable sitting area under canvas with charging stations. Those who want can also pay for coffee in the morning.


We are told that the finish line right at the Albany visitor center closes at 2 pm; UPS is on hand for those who need to ship their bikes home; a shower is made available nearby at the North YMCA; the municipal parking lot where

enlightenment. It’s no wonder that so many of us (myself included) have done it multiple times. (On this trip, the oldest cyclist, 84 years old, has done the tour 12 times.) As we publish the final feature of this

East Guard Lock - the original 1820s “Clinton Ditch” canal – at Schoharie Crossing State Historic State © Karen Rubin/

Historic photo of the lock at Schoharie Crossing © Karen Rubin/ many of us have parked our car is just next door; our luggage is deposited in the parking lot behind the visitor center for us to claim; some of us will take the shuttle bus back to Buffalo. This has been one of the best, most memorable trips I have ever taken because the end-to-end Cycle the Erie ride hits on all cylinders: physically active and challenging so you feel you have really accomplished something at the end; communal - being with like-minded people from all over the country and the world, rich in heritage, scenic, affording real exploration and

series, more than 700 cyclists aged 6 to 82 from 37 states and several Canadian provinces, as well as Australia and the United Kingdom, have just departed from Buffalo on Parks & Trails New York’s 20th annual Cycle the Erie Canal bike tour in celebration of the Erie Canal Bicentennial and Barge Canal Centennial. The 400-mile journey along the legendary Erie Canal ends in Albany on July 15. You can also follow the adventure on Facebook (www.facebook. com/parksandtrailsny),  Twitter (, and  Instagram (

For more information on Cycle the Erie Canal, contact Parks & Trails New York at 518-434-1583 or visit www.ptny. org, You can do the trip on your own (you can download the route and do it all, or do segments as you like; detailed info and interactive map is at the  site ( bikecanal), including suggested lodgings) or take one of the supporteded bike tours that are for groups or selfguided (Wilderness Voyageurs, Classic Adventures, SeniorCycling, Erie Canal Bike Tours), but there is something very special about camping out with hundreds of other people that adds an extra dimension to the experience (not to mention the cost is about one-half to one-third, all the special events and experiences that are organized for us, and supports the advocacy work of the organization). A novel way to do it is by houseboat through companies like Mid-Lakes Navigation Co., Ltd. (11 Jordan St., PO Box 61, Skaneateles, NY 13152, 315-6858500, 800-545-4318,  info@midlakesnav. com,, and take a bike onboard, providing a unique experience. (Be aware: they pull the

plug on the Erie Canal - actually drain the water - from November through April). The entire Erie Canal corridor has been designated the Erie Canalway National Heritage Corridor, Waterford, NY 12188, 518-237-7000, www. More information about traveling on the Erie Canal is available from New York State Canal Corporation,  www.   _____________________________ © 2018 Travel Features Syndicate, a division of Workstyles, Inc. All rights reserved. Visit, & TravelFeaturesSyndicate/. Blogging at goingplacesnearandfar. & moralcompasstravel. info. Send comments or questions to Tweet @ TravelFeatures. ‘Like’ us at facebook. com/NewsPhotoFeatures

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A GARDEN CITY ANIMAL LOVER doesn’t want to leave your precious pooch or fantastic feline alone all day. I’m reliable, dependable and will walk and feed your pet while you work or travel. Please call Cheryl at 516-971-3242

MARKETPLACE BOY BEDROOM FURNITURE Cherrywood bed and desk with bookshelves from Raymour & Flannigan. Very good condition. $500 for both. Call 516-877-1533 and leave message. GARAGE CONTENTS FOR SALE​—​GARDEN CITY: HON Lateral Filing Cabinet, 5 drawers. Excellent condition. Misc Items: Printer, fax, scanner, A/V installation parts, connectors, cabling, etec. Please call for details​/​pricing: 516-779-8788 INVITED ESTATE SALES BY TRACY JORDAN Estate & Tag Sales Online & Live Auctions Cleanout & Moving Services Home Staging Services Appraisals 516-279-6378 Email: MOVING SALE GARDEN CITY Saturday, July 21 9am to 6pm 75 Huntington Rd. Childs bedroom suite, fish tank, paintings, flower pots, costume jewelry, turkish carpets, table saw, chandelier, old toys and games, stereo equipment, speakers, roll away bed, antique stove 1937, antique highchair​/​stroller, Country French chairs, Indian jewelry etc... Something for Everyone !!!

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DO YOU HATE KENNELS? OR STRANGERS IN YOUR HOUSE? HOME AWAY FROM HOME will care for your dog in my Garden City home while you are away. Dog walking also available. Pet CPR & first Aid Certified. Numerous referrals and references. Limited availability. Book early! Annmarie 516-775-4256 K9 Monk, LLC Located in Garden City, NY, K9 Monk, LLC is a full service pet care company who is committed to providing the very best care to your dog’s well-being by using cutting edge professional dog grooming, day care, overnight boarding, private training and energy healing techniques. 516-382-5553​/​k9monk

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INTERIOR & EXTERIOR PAINTING Plastering, Taping, Sheetrock Skim Cutting, Old Wood Refinish, Staining, Wallpaper ReSKY CLEAR WINDOW INC. Window Restorations, Outdat- moval & Hanging, Paint Reed Hardware, skylights, An- moval, Power Washing, Wood dersen Sashes, new storm win- Replacement dows, wood windows, chain​ /​ JOHN MIGLIACCIO & Insured rope repairs, falling windows, Licensed fogged panes, mechanical re- #80422100000 pairs, wood repairs, resto- Call John anytime: rations, all brands. Call Mr. 516-901-9398 (Cell) Fagan, 45 years experience. 516-483-3669 (Office) 631-385-7975 www.skyclearwinJV PAINT HANDYMAN SERVICES Interior-Exterior Specialist

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COMPLETE JUNK REMOVAL​/​DEMOLITION SERVICE: Strong Arm Contracting Inc. We haul anything and everything. Entire contents of home or office. We clean it up and take it away. Residential​/​Commercial. Bonded​/​Insured. Free estimates. 516-538-1125

A & J MOVING & STORAGE: Established 1971. Long Island and New York State specialists. Residential, Commercial, Piano & Organ experts. Boxes available. Free estimates. www. 516-741-2657 114 Jericho Tpk, Mineola NYDOT# 10405 COLLEGE ARTS ADMISSIONS: College Counseling in the Visual and Performing Arts. Dance, Musical Theatre & Drama. Film, Instrumental & Vocal Music. Audio Recording & Production. Theatre Technology & Production. Visual & Graphic Arts. Resume, Essays, Repertoire Lists. Michele Zimmerman. 516-353-6255 www.CollegeArtsAdmissions. com

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Don’t let poor hearing drown out the sounds of summer!

Summertime is here! Birds are chirping, water is splashing and children are playing: can you hear it? Summer hearing safety is a sound investment, and the Center for Hearing Health (CHH) is here to help! A nonprofit, full-service hearing center in Mill Neck, N.Y., CHH provides the highest quality care in a state-of-the-art facility run by certified Doctors of Audiology who are pioneers in their field. We provide audiological services to children and adults in communities across Long Island, including but not limited to: Infant & Pediatric Testing: From birth to age 5, our caring and experienced staff provides a childcentered environment, ensuring comfort to the child while acquiring

the most audiological information. Child & Adult Testing: Complete audiological services are available to school-age children and adults. Audiology Van: Our new Mobile Audiology Van brings hearing care to individuals at centers, companies and organizations who are unable to access it in Nassau and Suffolk County. Rehabilitative Services: Individual aural rehabilitation sessions for adults who wear hearing aids, including speech reading, auditory training and counseling. Check out our latest on swim plugs, hearing aids, van events, FREE hearing screenings and more: 516-628-4300 40 Frost Mill Road, Mill Neck, NY

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Plainview tutor helps teach students English to immigrants BY GARY SIMEONE

Plainview resident Barbara Randell has been an educator all of her life, teaching in Manhattan and at the elementary school level in Levittown for nearly thirty years. In the past few years, the former teacher has taken up a new task: helping adults and kids learn the English language. “I started about ten years ago after retiring from teaching in the Levittown school district,” said Randell. “I began working with a non-profit group called Literacy Nassau, taking all of their mandatory training classes for tutoring.” After completing the six-week training course, the group set her up with her first student, a Japanese woman who had moved to the United States and was trying to improve her English skills. “It was such a rewarding experience for me, working with someone and seeing them improve their English speaking skills day by day,” said Randell. Eventually, the woman moved back with her husband to Japan after their visas had expired, and Randell was in need of more students. Literacy Nassau approached her about more one-on-one tutoring sessions, but Randell had an idea about starting a conversation group in different libraries throughout Nassau

County. “I posted fliers in a lot of the local libraries and was able to find a lot of people who needed help with the English language.” Now she holds weekly conversation groups, each with about eight students, primarily in the Plainview-Old Bethpage Public Library. She said a lot of the students come from countries like Japan, Israel, Iran, and Turkey. “In the group we start out with the basic skills and work our way up to the tougher words and phrases. The whole idea is to get them to feel comfortable speaking with the man behind the counter, their doctors, or at a PTA conference.” Randell said that the majority of her students speak their native language in their homes and even watch television in their own language. “Once they’ve gone through the group, they feel more speaking in English on almost any topic.” Sue Rachell is another Plainview resident who previously volunteered at Literacy Nassau, and now works with Randell in the conversation groups at the library. “It is my nature, just being able to teach people and giving them something so they can utilize it in everyday life,” said Rachell.

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Oyster Bay Town Supervisor Joseph Saladino (back row, right) recently joined with Nassau County District Court Judge Douglas J. Lerose (back row, left) at the Plainview Little League All-Star Game. Supervisor Saladino commended everyone in the league for their efforts in providing an important recreational outlet for boys and girls in the community and for teaching valuable lessons of sportsmanship and teamwork.

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14 NOTICE OF SALE Supreme Court County Of Nassau Nationstar Mortgage LLC, Plaintiff AGAINST Eunjung Kim a/k/a Eun Jung Kim, Hieoak Kim a/k/a Hie Oak Kim, et al, Defendant Pursuant to a Judgment of Foreclosure and Sale duly dated 4/18/2018 and entered on 4/19/2018, I, the undersigned Referee, will sell at public auction at the Courtroom of the Supreme Court Mineola, 100 Supreme Court Drive, The Calendar Control Part (CCP), Mineola, NY on July 24, 2018 at 11:30 AM premises known as 28 Chestnut Street, Hicksville, NY 11801. 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: 12, BLOCK: 250, LOT: 39, 40, 41, 42, 43. Approximate amount of judgment is $491,703.40 plus interests and costs. Premises will be sold subject to provisions of filed Judgment Index # 2055/2013. David H. Rosen, Referee FRENKEL LAMBERT WEISS WEISMAN & GORDON LLP 53 Gibson Street Bay Shore, NY 11706 MIT 5683 4X 06/22,29,07/06,13 NOTICE OF SALE Supreme Court County Of Nassau MTGLQ INVESTORS, LP, Plaintiff, Against ELIZABETH ZEBROSKI, ET AL., Defendant(s). Pursuant to a Judgment of Foreclosure and Sale, duly entered 3/7/2018, I, the undersigned Referee, will sell at public auction in the Calendar Control Part (CCP) Courtroom of the Nassau County Supreme Court, 100 Supreme Court Dr., Mineola, NY 11501, on 7/24/2018 at 11:30 am, premises known as 56 Willet Avenue, Hicksville, NY 11801, and described as follows: ALL that certain plot, piece or parcel of land, with the buildings and improvements thereon erected, situate, lying and being at Hicksville, Town of Oyster Bay, County of Nassau and State of New York, and designated on the tax maps of the Nassau County Treasurer as Section 12 Block 363 Lot 45 The approximate amount of

LEGAL NOTICES the current Judgment lien is $283,031.96 plus interest and costs. The premises will be sold subject to provisions of the aforesaid Judgment of Foreclosure and Sale; Index # 15/10956. If the sale is set aside for any reason, the Purchaser at the sale shall be entitled only to a return of the deposit paid. The Purchaser shall have no further recourse against the Mortgagor, the Mortgagee or the Mortgagee’s attorney. Nicole A. Palumbo, Esq., Referee Leopold & Associates, PLLC, 80 Business Park Drive, Suite 110, Armonk, NY 10504 Dated: 6/11/2018 GNS MIT 5684 4X 06/22,29,07/06,13 NOTICE OF SALE Supreme Court County Of Nassau Federal National Mortgage Association, Plaintiff AGAINST Gina M. Florio, German W. Woodie, et al, Defendant Pursuant to a Judgment of Foreclosure and Sale duly dated 10/23/2017 and entered on 10/24/2017, I, the undersigned Referee, will sell at public auction at the Courtroom of the Supreme Court Mineola, 100 Supreme Court Drive, The Calendar Control Part (CCP), Mineola, NY on July 31, 2018 at 11:30 AM premises known as 11 Belfry Lane, Hicksville, NY 11801. 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: 45, BLOCK: 380, LOT: 12. Approximate amount of judgment is $204,905.81 plus interests and costs. Premises will be sold subject to provisions of filed Judgment Index # 6143/2016. For sale information, please visit at www. or call (800) 2802832. Mark Ricciardi, Referee FRENKEL LAMBERT WEISS WEISMAN & GORDON LLP 53 Gibson Street Bay Shore, NY, 11706 MIT 5686 4X 06/29,07/06,13,20 NOTICE OF SALE Supreme Court County Of Nassau

Deutsche Bank National Trust Company, as Trustee, on behalf of the holders of the J.P. Morgan Mortgage Acquisition Trust 2007-CH4 Asset Backed Pass-Through Certificates, Series 2007-CH4, Plaintiff AGAINST Mirno Berrios, et al, Defendant Pursuant to a Judgment of Foreclosure and Sale duly dated 8/30/2017 and entered on 9/8/2017, I, the undersigned Referee, will sell at public auction at the Courtroom of the Supreme Court Mineola, 100 Supreme Court Drive, The Calendar Control Part (CCP), Mineola, NY on August 07, 2018 at 11:30 AM premises known as 69 West Marie Street, Hicksville, NY 11801. 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: 11, BLOCK: 175, LOT: 160. Approximate amount of judgment is $587,248.46 plus interests and costs. Premises will be sold subject to provisions of filed Judgment Index # 5481/2014. Richard Langone, Referee FRENKEL LAMBERT WEISS WEISMAN & GORDON LLP 53 Gibson Street Bay Shore, NY. 11706 MIT 5687 4X 07/06,13,20,27 NOTICE OF SALE Supreme Court County Of Nassau CitiMortgage, Inc., Plaintiff AGAINST Regina F. Perrotta a/k/a Regina F. Brandt, et al, Defendant

Pursuant to a Judgment of Foreclosure and Sale duly dated 4/27/2018 and entered on 4/30/2018, I, the undersigned Referee, will sell at public auction at the Courtroom of the Supreme Court Mineola, 100 Supreme Court Drive, The Calendar Control Part (CCP), Mineola, NY on August 7, 2018 at 11:30 AM premises known as 77 Prairie 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 County of Nassau, State of New York, SECTION: 51., BLOCK: 154, LOT: 15. Approximate amount of judgment is $371,567.48 plus interests and costs. Premises will be sold subject to provisions of filed Judgment Index # 6475/2016. For sale information, please visit at www. or call (800) 2802832. Karen C. Grant, Referee FRENKEL LAMBERT WEISS WEISMAN & GORDON LLP 53 Gibson Street Bay Shore, NY. 11706 MIT 5688 4X 07/06,13,20,27 NOTICE OF SALE Supreme Court County Of Nassau DEUTSCHE BANK NATIONAL TRUST COMPANY, AS INDENTURE TRUSTEE FOR NEW CENTURY HOME EQUITY LOAN TRUST 2005-2, Plaintiff against RAMON COREAS, 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 17, 2018 I will sell at Public Auction to the highest bidder at the Calendar Control Part (CCP) Courtroom of the Nassau County Supreme Court 100 Supreme Court Drive Mineola NY 11501 on August 7, 2018 at 11:30 AM. Premises known as 8 Sherwood Road, Levittown, NY 11756. Sec 45 Block 124 Lot 25. All that certain plot, piece or parcel of land, with the buildings and improvements thereon erected, situate, lying and being at East Meadow, in the Town of Hempstead, County of Nassau and State of New York. Approximate Amount of Judgment is $894,166.83 plus interest and costs. Premises will be sold subject to provisions of filed Judgment Index No 8276/2012. Cash will not be accepted at the sale. Janine Lynam, Esq., Referee 11120 MIT 5689 4X 07/06,13,20,27 NOTICE OF SALE Supreme Court County Of Nassau U.S. BANK TRUST, N.A., AS TRUSTEE FOR LSF9 MASTER PARTICIPATION TRUST, Plaintiff against JENNY YUN A/K/A JENNY KANG, et al Defendants Attorney for Plaintiff(s) Fein Such & Crane, LLP 1400 Old Country Road, Suite C103,

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Pursuant to a Judgment of Foreclosure and Sale Entered December 17, 2016 I will sell at Public Auction to the highest bidder at the Calendar Control Part (CCP) 100 Supreme Court Drive, Mineola, New York, 11501 on August 14, 2018 at 11:30 AM. Premises known as 10 California Street, Hicksville, New York 11801. Sec 11 Block 292 Lot 53 and 54. ALL that certain plot, piece or parcel of land, situate, lying and being at Hicksville, not an Incorporated Village, in the Town of Oyster Bay, Nassau County, State of New York. Approximate Amount of Judgment is $377,675.82 plus interest and costs. Premises will be sold subject to provisions of filed Judgment Index No 08-005529. Mark McKew, Esq., Referee VERJN115 MIT 5690 4X 07/13,20,27,08/03

NOTICE OF FORMATION OF FULLY LIVING LLC. Articles of Organization filed with the Secretary of State of NY (SSNY) on January 17, 2018. Office location: Nassau County. SSNY has been designated as agent upon whom process against it may be served. The Post Office address to which the SSNY shall mail a copy of any process against the  LLC  served upon him/her is: 7014 13th Avenue, Suite 202, Brooklyn, NY 11228. The principal business address of the  LLC  is:  42 Coronet Crescent, Bethpage, NY, 11714. Purpose: any lawful act or activity BN 7316 6X 07/06,13,20,27,08/03,10

NOTICE OF SALE Supreme Court County Of Nassau M&T Bank, Plaintiff AGAINST Vincent J. Valenti, et Defendant


Pursuant to a Judgment of Foreclosure and Sale duly dated 3/20/2017 and entered on 6/9/2017, I, the undersigned Referee, will sell at public auction at the Courtroom of the Supreme Court Mineola, 100 Supreme Court Drive, The Calendar Control Part (CCP), Mineola, NY on August 07, 2018 at 11:30 AM premises known as 4 Thorne Court, Bethpage, NY 11714. 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: 47, BLOCK: D, LOT: 118. Approximate amount of judgment is $178,166.71 plus interests and costs. Premises will be sold subject to provisions of filed Judgment Index # 009253/2013. For sale information, please visit at www. or call (800) 2802832. Robert L. Ryan Jr., Referee FRENKEL LAMBERT WEISS WEISMAN & GORDON LLP 53 Gibson Street Bay Shore, NY 11706

NOTICE OF SALE Supreme Court County Of Nassau U.S. Bank, National Association, as Successor Trustee to Wachovia Bank, N.A., as Trustee for the Holders of the MASTR Alternative Loan Trust 2004-6, Plaintiff AGAINST Tejwant S. Sawhney, Harmeet Sawhney, et al, Defendant Pursuant to a Judgment of Foreclosure and Sale duly dated 10/26/2016 and entered on 11/10/2016, I, the undersigned Referee, will sell at public auction at the Courtroom of the Supreme Court Mineola, 100 Supreme Court Drive, The Calendar Control Part (CCP), Mineola, NY on August 14, 2018 at 11:30 AM premises known as 650 Broadway, Bethpage, NY 11714. 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: 46, BLOCK: 576, LOT: 70. Approximate amount of judgment is $481,064.72 plus interests and costs. Premises will be sold subject to provisions of filed Judgment Index # 10526/2013. Karen C. Grant, Referee FRENKEL LAMBERT WEISS WEISMAN & GORDON LLP 53 Gibson Street Bay Shore, NY, 11706 BN 7317 4X 07/13,20,27,08/03

Hicksville awarded $10 million in redevelopment funds From page 1

pop-up ventures that can be appreciated by both residents and commuters. ($2,517,654)

Mixed-Use Transit-Oriented Development at Hicksville Station

Redevelopment of an underutilized property adjacent to the Hicksville Long Island Railroad Station on Nelson Avenue for mixed uses. The new development will include three buildings with over 180 mixed-income residential units, below-grade parking, and retail and restaurants on the street level. A public plaza and will provide green space for the community at a key location near the train station. ($1,000,000) The Town of Oyster Bay developed a Strategic Investment Plan to revitalize Hicksville with $300,000 in planning funds from the $10 million DRI grant. A Local Planning Committee made up of municipal

representatives, community leaders, and other stakeholders led the effort, supported by a team of private sector experts and state planners. The Strategic Investment Plan for Hicksville examined local assets and opportunities and identified economic development, transportation, housing, and community projects that align with the community’s vision for downtown revitalization and that are poised for implementation. Town of Oyster Bay Supervisor Joseph Saladino said, “We are thrilled that Hicksville is receiving these well-deserved grants to transform the downtown. The investments announced by Governor Cuomo will help build upon our community’s strengths and provide even more opportunity for our residents. We are grateful for this important investment as it will have a lasting impact on our community.” “Hicksville in on the verge of a major renaissance,” stated

Councilman Anthony Macagnone. “The downtown’s prime location for transit-oriented development and public support for revitalization, coupled with the state’s investment of funding, will allow downtown Hicksville to achieve the type of revitalization it needs and deserves!” County Legislator Rose Marie Walker said, “Governor Cuomo’s Downtown Revitalization Initiative is transforming communities across the state, and we are honored to see Hicksville benefit from the program. These investments will support the Hamlet’s role as an important transit hub and foster smart growth throughout the community.” County Legislator Laura Schaefer said, “Governor Cuomo’s Downtown Revitalization Initiative will transform our community and usher in a new Era for Hicksville. I thank the Governor for his commitment to the people of long Island and Hicksville.”

Federal govt. seeks to recoup costs from Superfund site From page 1 ment. “Today’s filing serves as a warning to those who pollute our environment but refuse to take financial responsibility for their actions.” Donoghue did not specify the amount of money the Federal Government hopes to recoup in court’s filing. The New Cassel/Hicksville Groundwater Contamination Superfund site, as it is known, is 6.5 square miles in length, and includes residential, commercial, and industrial prop-

erties in its radius. The site is part of a 170 acre industrial and commercial complex. The federal prosecuter’s office has alleged that the companies used toxic chemicals in their business operations including TCE (trichloroethylene) and PERC (perchloroethylene.) TCE is commonly used as an industrial degreaser and PERC is used as an industrial solvent. TCE is listed by the United States Environmental Protection Agency as a possible car-

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cinogen and a likely human carcinogen. Long term exposure to the chemical through drinking water has been linked to neurological damage and other health problems. EPA Regional Administrator Peter Lopez said the those responsible for the Superfund site will be held accountable for help cleaning it. “The Superfund program is intended to make sure that those who contributed to contamination help pay for its cleanup,” said Lopez.

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