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2003, JULY, 17


68th Year, No. 29 Freeport, N.Y. 11520

The Community Newspaper

Thursday, July 17, 2003

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Freeport police sponsor provisions drive for troops in Iraq A

The 205 servicemen and women of the U.S. Army 310th Military Police .Battalion, based! in'Nassau County^ are* currently' stationed in1 Northern Iraq. These brave soldiers are providing security to the country while establishing law and order. While they receive the basic living supplies, they are in need of several items that would make their stay more comfortable. Among the items requested are: athletic socks, phone calling cards, AA batteries, sanitary baby wipes, sunscreen, shaving cream and razors, lip balm, deodorants, shoe insert gels, foot

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powder, Beef Jerky, Altoids,: Tic Jacs, ,and powered beyerageS (ice tea, Gatorade, Kool Aid,' etc.) • , • ' The' item's may be deposited in the collection boxes in Village Hall or at the Recreation Center. Monetary donations are needed to cover the cost of shipping the donations overseas. Checks may be made out to the Support the Troops Provisions Drive and either dropped off or mailed to the Freeport Police Department at 40 North Ocean Avenue., Freeport. For further information, contact Sgt. Michael Capriola or Sgt. Miguel Bermudez at 377-2411.

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"^• • ' -,. The 35th Annual Honbrs Program was r financially beneficial to' a number of scholar-athletes as they were honored for their performances in the athletic arena and in the classroom. • Keith Mitchell-Smith and S'oraya Escobar received the-George F. Emma Jr. Memorial' Scholarship. George 22 Emma was a Social Studies teacher, basketball and baseball coach, and Athletic Director at FHS until his death at age 45 in 1983. Mr. Emma was a dedicated professional who truly loved his work. He gave his all to help his students and players achieve their best. Mitchell-Smith, a superb wrestler and w a dedicated football player, will be attending Purdue University .while Escobar will be taking her academic and soccer skills to Molloy College. The Jennifer Lee • Memorial



Scholarship is given in memory of a bright, energetic, and talented youngster who died accidentally during the summer of 1992. She was an honors student, a violinist in the FHS Orchestra, a varsity player on the badminton and tennis teams, and was a member of Its Academic, Mathletes, Mock Trial and Voya'geur. A scholarship in the amount of $200.was awarded to Shu Zhen Chen who also participated in the music program, played on the Girls Tennis Team, worked on the yearbook, and possesses the true zest for life that so typified the young woman for who this scholarship is named. She will be attending St, Johns University. The Freeport Sports Boosters Club present 10 $250 scholarships to graduating seniors who have been active in sports for a minimum of two years, exhibit enthusiasm, dedication, and sportsmanship. The scholarships were

awarded to football and lacrosse great, Stephen Barrett, who will be attending CW. Post, three-letter winner Kathleen Gambino, who will be attending Keene College on a sqftball scholarship, ironwoman Elizabeth Jefferies, who will be starting st Stonehill College in

September and stickman Michael Lufi who will be attending University in the fall. Volleyball standout Mercedes Quelix is heading for Hofstra while football and lacrosse star Javien Eason will join Barrett at Post. (continued on page 9)

JENNIFER LEE MEMORIAL SCHOLAR: Shu Zhen Chen, right, with Linda Hendrickson.


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Friday, July 18 • AA, 4:30 p.m., Computer Kindergarten For Grown Ups, 6 p.m., American Legion, 7 p.m., at the Freeport Memorial Library. • Kid's Cafe, Friday evening supper for local families in need, 5:15 p.m., ETS Youth Division, 87 Pine Street. Saturday, July 19 •Recovery, 10:30a.m.,atthe.Freeport Memorial Library. • Children's Literacy Program, 10 a.m., ETS Youth Division, 87 Pine Street.

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Tuesday, July 22 • Archbishop Molloy Council # 1974, Knights of Columbus, Our Holy Redeemer Church basement. 7:30 p.m. • CR: Parent/Child Workshop, 10:30 a.m., CR: Photjournalism, 10:30 a.m., Listen To And Appreciate Music, 2 p.m., Aspiring Writers, 6:30 p.m., CR: Chess Workshop, 7 p.m. at the Freeport Memorial Library. Wednesday, July 23 • CR: Baby and Me, 11 a.m.,CR: Girl Power, 3:30 p.m., AA, 4:30 p.m., Bounce Back, 5:30 p.m., YA: Anime Drawing, 7 p.m., at the Freeport Memorial Library. • Freeport Village Court in session, Judge Cacciatore presiding, 9 a.m., 40 North Ocean Avenue. Court watchers are welcome. •Freeport Exchange Club, 12:30 p.m., Bedell's West Wind. Thursday, July 24 • Freeport Rotary Club, 7 p.m., at Bedell's at West Wind. • Talking About Literature, 10:30 a.m., CR: Circle Time, 7 p.m., Chess Club, 7 p.m., NYS Employment Project, 7 p.m., at the Freeport Memorial Library. • Freeport Village Planning Board,, 7:15 p.m., Village Hall. • Explorer Post 406, Freeport Fire Department Headquarters, 15 Broadway, 7 p.m.

Village Board awards contracts, approves requests the northeast well field for the Water Department to Holzmacher, McLendon & Murrell of Melville. Advertising for bids was authorized for a wheel lift tow device and a refuse collection rear-loading dump body. Trustees also approved the following application requests: • Freeport Bible Center, 50 N. Main, for a Christian and Community Family Day, 2003 Expo Fair, August 2 noon to 6 p.m. at Municipal Parking Field 4. (August 9 rain date) • Church of God in Christ Little Zion, 312 Grand Avenue, for its llth International Street Festival, August 2, noon to 6 p.m., corner of Babylon Turnpike and Lakeview Avenue (August 16 rain date). • Long Island Teen Challenge, 309 Old Farmingdale Road, West Babylon, Anti-Drug Street Rally,

by Jim Golding Village trustees approved a $2.5 million transfer to the Freeport Electric Department and awarded contracts, including the annual tree-planting agreement, at their July 14 meeting. The transfer covers operating expenses for the Electric Department. The board awarded the following contracts: • The 2003-04 tree-planting contract to Island Nursery of Fort Salonga, for $118,000. • $479,000 for field lighting for the Randall and Glacken Park ball fields was awarded to TechCon Contracting of Westbury. • $353,500 for lining of sanitary sewers to En-Tech Corp., of Coster, New Jersey. $25,850 for engineering services at

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September 11, 3-9 p.m., corner of Graffing Place, between Broadway and Grand Avenue. • Council to South Nassau Communities Hospital, for banner across Guy Lombardo Avenue and across South Main from July 1-27, to announce Chris Larkin Memorial Charity Fishing Tournament on July 26. Louis DiGrazia,: 47 Norton, for block party July 19, 4-10 p.m., on Norton between Guy Lombardo and Hudson Avenues. (August 9 rain date)

Other actions In other actions, trustees approved an agreement with Nassau County to take possession of a 1999 Dodge Intrepid for Police Department use. Approved a state Department of

Environmental Protection local waterfront revitalization application. Reduced a user fee for sanitation collection and disposal for 12 North Long Beach Avenue, from $792 to $396. Approved an award bid for janitorial supplies as bid for the Long Island Municipal. Cooperative Purchasing NJ Group. •. , Approved , advertising for bids for OJ commercial property renovation at 77 South Main and 8 West Merrick Road. cn Added a parcel to the assessment roll r and 2003-04 tax roll with an assessed value of $389. w Trustees adjourned to executive session to discuss real estate, personnel and legal issues. The board's next regular meeting will be Monday, July 21.

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VARGAS AND ANDUJAR ARE HONORED FOR YOUTH OUTREACH: Hempstead Town Supervisor Kate Murray (3rd left) presents official Town of Hempstead Citations to the Rev. Carlos Luis Vargas of Freeport (4th left) and Felipe Andujar of Freeport (2nd left), who were recently honored; at the 2003 Freeport Christian Academy & Day Care Center Youth Gala Banquet, which was held at the Chateau Briand in Carle Place. From left are: Lucia Andujar; Mr. Andujar; Supervisor Murray; Rev. Vargas; Valley Stream Village Mayor Edward Cahill; Evelyn and Debora Vargas; Carlos L. Vargas, Jr. and Samuel Vargas of Freeport.

The Great Freeport Canoe Race! The Freeport P.A.L. will be sponsoring the Great Freeport Canoe Race on Sunday, August 3, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., at Waterfront Park, at the foot of South Long Beach Avenue in Freeport. Families and companies can sponsor a canoe and either provide their own paddlers or request them from the P.A.L. Sponsors must send a check of $30 before July 27 or $35 the week before the event. Races will be run in four separate divisions. An adult heat will be for all canoes with paddlers above 13 years old, while the parent/child heat includes an adult accompanying one child 12 and under. The pro heat will be for experienced paddlers and a rivalry heat will pit competitors from local restaurants, fire and police departments and banks. Children under 18 years of age must have parental consent to race. For registration and information, call the Freeport Chamber of Commerce at 223-8840. .

jUSt Writefc>yjoan dolaney by Joan Delaney . IT'S IN THE DETAILS .... The July meeting of the Board of Education, which includes a portion devoted to its annual reorganization and appointments, gives residents a real idea of the business aspects of education. The details are amazing. Every "T" is crossed and every "I" must be dotted in a lengthy approval process of annual appointments which includes a variety of lawyers, accountants and auditors as well as an assortment of insurance coverages. '' • Nothing is simple. Does a teacher want to schedule a field trip? The trip must be associated with the curriculum and the teacher must fill out a form. Eventually final approval for the trip rests with the superintendent of schools. Even something so seemingly easy as contracting a coach bus is complicated. The bus company must send a copy of

the driver's certification because the driver must not only be certified to drive a large bus, but also to transport children. When a "substitute" driver arrives instead of the driver whose certification has been approved, the trip is held up until the new driver's certifications can be faxed and approved. When the state required more, parent involvement in decision-making, sitebased teams that included paren.ts as well as staff and administrators were developed. But these parents also had to be insured for liability, since they were part of the decision making process on issues that technically could produce litigation. And then there are district policies and procedures. Changes in federal and state law prompt changes to policies. Evolving societal views prompt the need for still-more policies. For example, any sexual harassment complaint must be thoroughly, investigated and procedures

for the process are'detailed, down to noting where the file on the investigation resides. I find it hard to believe that every school district in the state is as precise as Baldwin in adhering to the letter of the law on these various preventive and compliance issues. And while no one would say they are unnecessary, they certainly require an enormous amount of staff time. '. •' ' • After' a presentation on the State Education Department's required evaluation of the special education program, school board member B.A. Schoen noted, "It's another unfunded mandate." This time-consuming effort was once completed primarily by SED employees. Now, although the process is described as "more collegia!," the real burden of work falls on district staff- to fit in along with their many other responsibilities. And the detail described by Dr.

Waverlyn Peters, Director of Pupil Personnel, is amazing. As noted in the c news article on the meeting, the district 5! Q. is in non-compliance when it fails to note in a student's file the room in which . the child will receive speech therapy. In the course of a school year, parents will attend board meetings with suggestions, complaints,. requests and even demands.. If people, attended; this July organizational meeting, they would better understand why board members and* paid staff cannot simply respond to them with an immediate answer. Everything must be vetted by lawyers and accountants. The contracts of professional staff members must be honored. The implications of each and every decision must be clear. Certainly, it is much easier for public officials to proclaim and even legislate what must be done. It is much harder for school districts to do it, do it legally, and do it in a way that they won't be sued.

Baldwin Board appoints assistant superintendent by Joan Delaney The Baldwin Board of Education approved the appointment of Ed Cigna as Assistant Superintendent for Business and Administrative Services last week. The Baldwinite, who was previously an assistant superintendent in the East Williston School District, told The Leader that he was pleased to be able to "join my professional service with my community service." He added, "It makes you a whole person. When you say 'we' to the public, it really is 'we.' " Mr. Cigna will work alongside Deputy Superintendent Lee Chapman during the coming year until Mr. Chapman retires. Then, the organizational structure of the district will change slightly - the position of deputy superintendent will be eliminated and there will be two assistant superintendents. Personnel responsibilities, now under Mr. Chapman, will be redistributed. Baldwin's other assistant superintendent, Jeffrey Hollman, serves as the Assistant Superintendent for Instruction.

Mr. Cigna began his career in education as a science teacher, later becoming a chairperson, assistant principal and high school principal. In the small district of East Williston, he was their sole assistant superintendent. His title there as Assistant Superintendent for Instruction and Technology, he said, was really a misnomer since he was responsible for many other tasks, including preparing the budget. The complexity of the finances and budgeting of a district like Baldwin was one of the reasons why the board decided to create the additional position for this school year. At a March, meeting prior to budget discussion, the board heard a presentation by consultants who described several organizational possir bilities. In explaining their final decision, board members said that they believed that this side-by-side appointment would result in a smoother transition. The July meeting, as usual, had two parts; with the initial portion devoted to

reorganizational issues required,by law. ' Board members voted to return James. . Scannell as President of the board and Bill Edelman as Vice President. Mary Jo O'Hagan and B.A. Schoen were sworn in to begin their new terms of office. The board also approved a series of annual appointments that covered business and legal responsibilities. Dr. Waverlyn Peters, Director of Pupil Services, presented an .overview of a comprehensive state-required evaluation of special education. She stressed that the evaluation was part of a "periodic reiyew" by the state and not because of any particular problem. She showed a three inch binder which served as a "guidance document" for the committee that included numerous staff members who received two days of training by State Educational Department (SED) regional associates'. Present at the board meeting were Janet Smith and Rose Gagliardi from SED. The five-section report included an overview, data summary, parent survey,

arid'Corhpliaiice Summary. Dr. Peters .npted that SEp representatives selected 60 random student files which were then studied page by page, beginning from the moment when the child was first placed under review for classification. Each detail of the file was studied for compliance with various state and federal requirements, and the most minute lapses were noted. For example, if it was decided that a child was to receive speech therapy, the district was in technical non-compliance if the file did not indicate in exadtly what room the therapy would take place. Dr. Peters noted that certain policies and procedures would' be rewritten. Also, the district must improve the "methods of documenting what we do." The school district's responsibility for special education children begins at age three and lasts until the student is 21. Of particular note was the district's excellent nursing services for students in frail medical health, some of whom require (continued on page 6)



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Meekins seeks sanit board seat raiser for the parish. Commissioner Dennis Meekins has Elected to the Board of Commissioners announced that he is seeking re-election, 0> of Sanitary District No. 2 in 1988, Denny to the position of Sanitation OH has years of experience in solid waste Commissioner for Sanitary District 2, management, budget preparation, adminwhich covers Baldwin, South Hempstead istration and purchasing. He was instruand Roosevelt. mental in designing and creating Sanitary "Denny," as he is known to so many District No. 2's recycling program, which friends, has been a Baldwin resident and a he said is one of the most friend to. our commusuccessful recycling pronity for over 60 years. grams in Nassau County. As a young man, he He has also worked on spent several years 1 with the First Marine many of the district's projects to keep our communiDivision in Korea, ty clean including the Big serving his country Sweep, the Business of the during the Korean w War. Upon discharge Month, the Classy Can project and the. street from the United sweeping project. He States • Marines, served as Chairman to the OJ Denny played minor Board of Commissioners league baseball for from 1999 to September the Phillies and the 2001. Pirates. After susIn addition, he is a taining an injury, he member of Keep Baldwin returned to settle in Dennis Meekins Beautiful, Long Island Baldwin, his homeSanitation Officials town. Denny worked Association, the. New York State for Pepsi Cola for more than 17 years in Association for Solid Waste addition to owning and operating a Baldwin business with His wife Dina: He ; Management, the Knights of Columbus, the American Legion Post 246, and the has also been the principal and owner iaf a Baldwin Republican Club, in which he home improvement business for over 30 served as a cbmmitteeman. years. As a result of his many activities, As the father of five children, most of Denny was the recipient of the Joe Denny's activities have focused on the Langford Award in 1978 for his service to youth of our town. He has shared his love the Youth of Baldwin. In 1990, he of sports with countless kids in Baldwin. received the New York State Certificate In 1967 he helped begin the CYO proof Merit for Community Service and a gram at St. Christopher's Church. .He Certificate of Appreciation for his help coached CYO and was its Chairman for with the Dollars for Scholars program. ..its first-seven years. He was also a coach He was .also honored as the Baldwin >*"an<£ manager for both JJttle League and Republican Club's Man of the Year in Babe Ruth for 16 years. /•' An active parishioner,, Denny started 1999. ^:it»:Uz:Yva**•**.;& ^*:~o* /^u.:*sV>vi*f.wJf ziHw.*.^.V4i r / • ' ' K4o Married to his wife Dina for 47 years, at'St: they are the proud parents of five chilnearly 30 years ago with the help of dren, have nine grandchildren and a greatMonsignor Lawlor and Dominick Pesce. granddaughter. The 600 Club is still a successful fund-

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Baldwin board appoints from page 5 tube feeding, catharization and toilet training. , ; SED representatives noted1 thie c6lle--x gial' ^evejopment.; of, ,thel- document! \ -.stressing that there -were-"only a few technicalities that were missing some little pieces." In other business, the board approved a wide array of business items and reviewed various policies and procedures. Superintendent Kathy Weiss announced the donation of two GEM

cars by Daimler Chrysler which were secured through the assistance of State Senator Dean Skelos's office. These electric-powered cars can^ reach 25 miles per hour. Baldwin received a two-seat and^a four-seat .car. The. four seat car will be used by athletic trainers so they can go from field to field and transport injured athletes. The cars will also be used by security personnel. Although the vehicles are allowed on public streets, it is not expected that the district will use them on Grand Avenue.

Baldwin sets outdoor events The Baldwin Chamber of Commerce will be holding its annual picnic on the afternoon of Sunday, July 27, at Baldwin %Park. There will be free hot- dogs, 'ham-,^ burgers, soda and refreshments along with jj* entertainment and games. All of this i£ pro-, , ' vided free to residents' as the Chamber's '

thank you to the community for its support. Sti Christopher's Parish, on Merrick

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Student News The School of Veterinary Medicine at the University of California at Davis announces that KATHERINE GILES, a member of the Class of 2006, has been awarded the Poppy Memorial Scholarship by the School. Ms. Giles, a resident of Baldwin, has a career interest with small animal emphasis. Freeport resident PRISCILLA I. ACOSTA has been named to the Dean's List for the 2003 spring semester at Messiah College in Grantham, Pennsylvania. Ms. Acosta is a sophomore music major. Dean's List is earned by receiving a 3.6 GPA or higher on a 4.0 scale. Baldwin residents SARA PALLADINO and JUSTIN PRYBYLA have been


namech-to the Dean's List at the University of Hartford for the spring 2003 semester. The -following students have been named to the Dean's List at the State University of New York at Farmingdale: LESLIE A. ARISTILDE (Technical

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letters Promote American ideals To The leader: Upon reading in the July 3 Leader that the Freeport school board rejected Frank Tucker's amendment to the school district's vision statement, I was outraged. What was the "inconvenient" amendment that Mr. Tucker proposed to our union-puppet board that elicited so much controversy? Mr. Tucker respectfully requested that the school district's Vision Statement -include a desire to promote our American ideals. This is. important for students' selfesteem as citizens of the greatest nation in human history. Warts and all, the U.S.A. is still the best refuge of mankind; millions of miserable people keep battering our porous. borders to gain admission. As for labeling Mr. Tucker's amendment as llth hour, that's false. The new school administrator, Dr. Starr (attendance liberal) stalled me on the same proposal for three months. May our dead veterans forgive them, for they know not what they do. Alan Jay

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Thanks to Freeport Electric To The Leader: On Wednesday morning, July 9, the entire house shook as our beloved 100 year-plus oak tree fell across the house, hedges, front lawn, and backyard. The house went dark since the electric lines were pulled off. We called the Freeport Fire Department and they were here in minutes. The Freeport Electric people and building inspector also arrived. We want to thank everyone for their hard work and expertise in helping us handle, the problem. Marsha and Arthur Jensky

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A former Baldwin High School science teacher was recently sentenced to five years probation afte.r leading guilty on May 14 to charges-of first-degree attempted disseminating indecent material to a minor. .. The culprit, John Vodicka, of Syosset, was arrested in January for sending sexually explicit writings to a former student of his via e-mail. According to Nassau Assistant District Attorney Gregg Turkin, the 37 year old Vodicka acknowledged that he sent a 16year old female student numerous e-mail messages containing "dirty" sexual stories between February and April 2000. The woman's name is being withheld

because she is a sex crime victim. During .a brief court session in MineoJ^on, J^ty 3,^6^om^n,,whQ is now-20, agreed to a plea deal witFf ivir. Vodicka's attorneys. The bargain reduced all charges against Mr. Vodicka — he was initially charged with four counts of disseminating material and . three counts of sexual abuse — to just a single charge of disseminating material. . Mr. Vodicka was forced to surrender his teacher's license and was ordered to register as a sex offender for the next 10 years. He is classified as a Level 12 offender, which is the lowest risk level possible.

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Talking About Literature On July 24 from 10:30 a.m. to noon the library will hold the second of its sumrner series book discussions, "Talking About Literature." Al Landsbergis will lead a discussion of I the book, "The Funeral Party," by \Ludmjlla Ulitikaia. In the summer of 1991

- themst summer of the Soviet empire - a colorful group of russian emigres and other New Yorkers gather to mourn the impending death and to celebrate the life of a charismatic Russian artist.

Baldwin. Library Family film The library will present the film Black Cauldron, (80 minutes), rated PG, on Wednesday, July 23 at 2:00 p.m. In a race against the evil Homed Toad, Taran must be the first to find the Black Cauldron, which the Horned Toad could use to destroy the world. All members of the family are invited to attend. Adults are requested to take seats along the side walls so children may have an unobstructed view of the screen. No strollers please.

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Happy 100th Birthday to Our Holy Redeemer! by Laura Schofer In 1858 a Catholic priest, the Rev. James McEnroe, came riding into Freeport on a white horse. The Diocese of Brooklyn decided it was time to provide priests to the hamlets of Long Island. Travel was by horse and buggy on primitive roads and Catholics were widely scattered, few in number, poor, without political power and at times objects of hostile and organized bigotry. Rev. McEnroe, known as the "Circuit Riding Priest," came all the way from Glen Cove to Freeport to shepherd his flock.

ture on Pine Street, where the former Our Holy Redeemer School stands. In the rear of the-church were 10 or 12 shelters used to house horses and carriages owned by parishioners attending Mass. It cost $6,000 to build the church. The church opened its doors at the Feast of Our Holy Redeemer, July 15, 1900 and was dedicated on September 3, 1900 by Rt. Rev. Charles E. McDonnell as a Mission Church encompassing the communities of Baldwin to Seaford on the east, Roosevelt on the north and the Atlantic Ocean on the south. The first recorded baptism in May of 1900 was Pierre Louis Noel of Merrick;

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the first couple married at Our Holy Although there were other Christian Redeemer were Francis O'Brien and denominations in Freeport, Roman Mary Flanagan of Freeport in 1901. Catholics had little presence in town On February 3, 1903, Our Holy prior to 1900. Redeemer was recognized as a separate A law prohibited Roman Catholics parish. Father Charles A. Logue was its from practicing their faith until 1784 first pastor. The parish extended east to when the law was repealed. Amityville and as far north as Here in Freeport the Methodists were Hempstead. There were 117 members. the first to establish a church in 1833, From its earliest days Our Holy followed by the First Presbyterian Redeemer Church was involved in Church in 1839. In 1890 the Baptist social services. In 1907 the Catholic community built a church. The Church Fresh Air Fund, known as St. Vincent of the Transfiguration (Episcopalian) Fresh Air Home and Bathing Pavilion, was founded in 1893. was located on Randalls Bay in The first Roman Catholic Mass in Freeport. The camp was funded, adminFreeport took place on Christmas Day istered and operated by the Diocese of 1895 at the home of William Dougherty. Brooklyn, Catholic Charities and the St. There were 18 Catholics in Freeport. By Vincent de Paul Society. The camp pro1897, a public mass was held at the vided vacations to poor children for two Opera House on Main Street; 75 people weeks from July to September. The attended. Sunday school was at the home was in operation until 1921. home of Jamie Haggerty and Bernard It was Father Logue who campaigned Loonam. As the new century dawned, a wood- . and succeeded in building the new Holy Redeemer Church. Ground was broken en church was built in 1900 to house the â&#x20AC;˘in 1909 and the cornerstone was laid on growing Catholic population. The origJuly 17,1910. The new church was built inal church was a small wooden struc-

MISSION CHURCH: In 1924 the old wooden church was moved on skids by teams of horses to its final location on Harts Avenue in Roosevelt and became the Queen of the Most Holy Rosary.

by the firm of Lee & Hewitt on South Ocean Avenue and Pine Street .in the Romanesque 'style. It cost $80,000 to build, including the massive bell tower. The Midmer organ was installed in the church at the cost of $41,000. The church was built by Irish immigrant bricklayers, including James Toury. In a letter found in the church archives, Bill Woods writes the follow-. ing story: "A man I knew told me a short story about its {Holy Redeemer Church] construction. This person's name was James Toury and when I knew him he was living in Bayside, Queens...One evening while talking-with Mr. Toury, I mentioned that I now lived in Freeport. He looked kind of wistful and told me that as a very young man recently arrived in New York from Ireland he found work as a bricklayer and worked on Our Holy Redeemer Church; One day during construction, a large group of KKK [Ku Klux Klan] appeared on the site replete with robes, sheets and a cross. "On the job, according to Mr. Toury, were many bricklayers like himself, Irish Catholic immigrants. He said without hesitation they took off after these KKK, running down the street, possibly Ocean Avenue. I believe they showed up a second time with a large number of KKK but the results were the same." Our Holy Redeemer Church opened its doors for Easter Mass in 1911. The church was dedicated by Bishop McDonnell of Brooklyn on June 11. Early newspaper accounts say that "nearly a thousand persons saw the new Roman Catholic Church of Our Holy

OUR HOLY REDEEMER SCHOOL Class of Redeemer dedicated...Mrfny who witnessed the impressive ceremonies were from Brooklyn. A special train which arrived in Freeport shortly before 11 a.m. brought nearly 200 persons." The dedication journal said Father Logue "foresaw the large development of Long Island. He has been criticized for building a djurch akin to a small cathedral in a village that had 1,500 Catholics. He replied, 'I am building for 50 years from now.'" By 1912 a number of Catholic organ-, izations were founded including the Conference of St. Vincent de Paul, The Knights of Columbus, Holy Name Society, a Sunday School and the Catholic Club for Men. Freeporter Ed Meaney in a 1984 church bulletin talks about those early days. He was 90 years old. He asked if "anyone remembers when a burial ground could be found west of Church Street and south of Pine Street on prop-


erty now used by the junior high school? Dpes anyone remember the only black family who belonged to our parish? 3 They labored long and hard in those I D. early days for Our Holy Redeemer's development and success. The Fendersons were wonderful people," he wrote. The church continued to grow throughout the 1920s and '30s. Our Holy Redeemer School was built in S 1925, under the leadership of the church's second pastor, Father John L. O'Toole. The school become a focal point in education and an integral part of parish life. Many of the church's members were 6 actively involved in a number of civic 50 and religious organizations working for the betterment of the entire community. One of these organizations included a branch of the Catholic Daughters of America (Court Stella Maris) which opened in 1926 as well as Knights of Columbus. Throughout the 1920s and '30s, numerous articles appear in the Nassau Daily .Review and the Long Island Gazette about parishioners and, their community activities. There is Anna Martin, President of the Women's Auxiliary of the Freeport Lodge of Elks in addition to being the Grand Regent of the Court Stella Maris, and Minnie Raynor, director of the Minerva Choral Society. In a 1960 interview in Redemption, a church newspaper, Gustav Berkel talks about his involvement both at Our Holy Redeemer and outside of the church. "In 1924 Gus joined the Usher Society...In

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1931. 1937 Gus was appointed a trustee of our parish." The article adds that Mr. Berkel served the Village of Freeport as Chairman of the Park Commission and as a member of the Zoning Board of Appeals. He was a 45- year member of the Elks, Freeport Board Election Chairman, Nassau Police Conference and Southwest Civic Association. The 1936 census of religious bodies found that. Our Holy Redeemer Church had 2,096 members. The Interfaith Council was founded through the combined efforts of Father O'Toole, Our Holy Redeemer's second pastor, Rabbi Katz, Rev. R. Scott, Episcopalian Church and Rev. Mahon, the third pastor o| Our Holy Redeemer. Rev. John Mahon believed in uniting the diverse ethnic parish and the larger community. He spoke many languages including Italian, Lithuanian, German, French and Spanish. In 1944 the (continued on page 4A)

Parishioners speak of church and community by Doug Finlay u

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Since his youngest days as an altar boy at St. Clement Church in Jamaica, Queens, in which he helped give Mass in Latin every Sunday, church has provided 49-

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council, I'm a.lector at the parish, I have been with the Knights of Columbus, I ran . Saturday bingo, I was president of the church school board, I sang on the adult choir, was part of the Ministry of Catholics of African Ancestry, even testified to my faith in Jesus on a baseball field." Even as Mr. Etheridge witnesses society indeed changing, moving the church, for .example, to initiate a Spanish choir to include Spanish-speaking people or to initiate other new programs to reflect society's move forward, he intimates that Holy Redeemer's vision in fact isn't affected by evolution at all, that its mission of building a community of love remains, to him, forever.the same.

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Gary Etheridge year- old Gary Etheridge with a foundation of faith toward the community. "When I came to Freeport 20 years ago I /looked at several, parishes, though I was impressed, by -what. 1-"saw at Holy Redeemer, the traditional high ceiling and the stained glass windows, because it reminded me of the church I grew up in," he explained. ."It had a good feel to it;" he continued, "and that's what initially got me going to the services." But when prompted as to whether it was solely an issue of appearance that brought him there, a reminder of his past, he continued that "when I got there I began to feel comfortable with the diversity of parishioners they had, even back then. Yet I felt like I fit in' right away, as though there was a good sense of community here. " While mindful of the parish's vision to "build a civilization of love," he reiterated the importance of community to him. "It was important to me to find a place to settle in, where my kids could grow up and. feel comfortable. And community was a very strong aspect of my attraction to the church," he said. He attends Holy Redeemer regularly. If he misses a Sunday it is only because he is at his wife's church, Emmanuel Baptist Church in Elmont. "There are no conflicts at all between the two churches," he carefully pointed out. "There's a convergence, we are a Christian family." In fact, he noted with some humor, his wife was invited to become a member of the Catholic Daughters before they realized she was Baptist. But for Mr. Etheridge, at least, walls among denominations are non-existent if the message that "God is Love" is fully understood among them. Both daughters, Adrienne, now 20, in her third year at Temple University in Philadelphia studying kinesiology, and Tamara, recently graduated from Sacred Heart Academy in Hempstead, were baptized at Holy Redeemer, spending many hours singing in the choirs. "When Adrienne was 16 she went on a trip to a mission in 'Kingston,- Jamaica, affiliated with Holy Redeemer." Of Tamara, he said her singing in various choirs served in part to solidify her desire and determination to study art at Dowling College. But Mr. Etheridge, a sales manager in telecommunications, is expressive too, though in a more communal and social way. "As a Catholic I'm always looking for ways to express my faith," he said. In attending services once, a week for just over an hour, he says Holy Redeemer has given him an outlet in which to express his faith, applying what he has learned in service^ to others. "I have been on the parish

When parishioner Amelia Avelianeda (pronounced Abajenalla) taught religion at her church in Cuba, where she was born, she received a visit one day from the government who told her that,-while she could practice her religion - albeit very quietly she could not teach it, as the government (i.e. Fidel Castro) did not condone it. "I used to prepare little children for their first .communion," she explained. Realizing that such repression, was anything but healthy expression toward the things she loved, in 1970 she moved to Spain with her parents, finally making her way to the United States in 1973. "When I moved to Freeport, where my uncle lived, my English was not well developed," she remarked. "I was young, inexperienced, I didn't know anybody." But she quickly found a Mass given in Spanish on Sunday nights at Holy Redeemer. And with it she found a church to call home. "I immediately felt comfortable coming here, and I found all my friendships through the church," she said, many of which continue today. "Father Edward Sullivan, a Spanish apostolate from Rockville Centre, would

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give the Mass at 7 p.m.," she continued.. Through the Mass she quickly found a young group of like-minded Spanishspeaking parishioners with which to organize activities such as trips, dances and other social events. "It was all social," she said of the group. "Then as I grew up the Cursillo began," she said, a worship group that would call for three-day retreats and then incorporate them into the church. "It was called a movement then," she remarked. From that she began teaching catechism and religion at the Holy Redeemer school. "Once again I was being given an opportunity to express my faith and teach it to the children, through Holy Redeemer," she said. She had come full circle. The 54-year-old Ms. Avelianeda has two boys. Walter, 18, who graduated from Carle Place High School, where Ms. Avelianeda is a Spanish teacher, will start Catholic University in Washington this fall to study music education, playing base

trombone. Christopher, 14, who also attends Carle Place High School because of contractual agreements, was baptized at Holy Redeemer. "I'm sad Walter is leaving the house, but I'm also very happy for him," she said of her son. "But," she added, "he's going home, too, because the Basillica of the Immaculate Conception is there." She praises Father Rick for providing Walter with both his spiritual and emotional balance. "Whatever Walter learned morally and spiritually here at Holy Redeemer he will carry on wherever he goes in life," she maintained. "Many times," she continued, I maintained my own stability only because I knew that in Father Rick there was a figure they could go to to trust and who would help them in their faith. There was always that fear as a mother that their faith would be hampered,'damaged by all the anger in the world." She will clearly agree with the adage that it does indeed take a village to raise a child. And now it leaves her feeling very comfortable indeed, at peace about his future. She says of her life experiences in that village called Holy Redeemer that "I became a woman here, and a professional." She was even on the parish council during her early years at the church. I find my energy here in the chapel," she said. I can come here and say thank you and I can come here and fight. That is my relationship with Jesus," the Holy Redeemer.

Judy Pedley Parishioner Judy Pedley is fortunate, she will tell you. Fortunate for her three-yearold daughter Taylor, her four-month-old daughter Jacqueline and her policeman husband Robert. Things could have been different, she says, but the 37-year old with a Master's degree in occupational therapy has kept her faith in God intact due in large measure to the work of her church in helping her accept the things she cannot change, while living more peacefully with the things she can. "I was born in Staten Island, then moved to Metuchen in New Jersey before I moved to Floral. Park when I was 14," she said of her early history. But it's a history infused with "the warmth of religion," she said, as she went to Catholic school and attended church regularly. Indeed, her younger brother is a deacon at a local church in Bellerose, Queens. After marrying on August 15, 1998, on the Feast of the Assumption, she moved into her Freeport bay house, its high ceiling revealing the upper living quarters through wrought-iron bannisters. "I wanted to get some connection to the community," she said of her' reason to seek a church in Freeport, just as she had found connection through her church in Floral Park. While intimidated by the largeness of Holy Redeemer upon first visiting it, "I also realized very quickly it had a cozy feel to it, everyone knew each other, I loved the family Mass from Father Rick. When saying The Lord's Prayer, everyone held hands, and I had never done that before," she continued. She praises Father Rick for his work ' with the children, "inviting them up to the altar, getting down on the floor with them, talking the gospel to the children in ways they can understand." , She said that as her own spirituality has grown, her relationship with the Holy Redeemer Church has become more meaningful. Much of her mature development was a direct result of the challenges of child-bearing, such as pregnancy complications with Taylor in which she didn't know what the outcome would be. "That's

when I started praying, and developing a closer relationship with God through the church," she said. "Even, when 1 walked into the church alone, just looking at that beautiful cross with the dove and the hand reaching down I came to realize that

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regardless of what happened I would find peace." With her mother serving as her role model in promoting a religious education and a moral life, it was only natural Ms. Pedley would attempt to pass on those qualities to Taylor - once she was born. "Now, Taylor asks questions such as what the bells mean when they ring," she said. In the days immediately following September 11, when she admitted to crying in the pews - "It was the safest place to go," - unable, really, to comprehend the comfort of Father Rick's words to his parishioners, she had a miscarriage. "I was asked to join the Ministry Of Mothers Sharing (MOMS) after my miscarriage. I knew I needed something at that moment. The group, started by Brenda Pistani, Karen Colgan and Barbara Eberst, supported mothers in their need to find spirituality and joy in the ministry of their families," she said. Through the group she found the "strength of peace." "I began to find real joy in being with my daughter, no matter how she behaved, and in working with and being with other members of my family." Of the September 11 tragedy, she would say only that it was God's work to bring those caught in the collapse home, the mystery of their needs with Him at that precise moment known only to Him. Currently at work as a private contractor for the Merrick school board, she concluded of her belief in the Holy Redeemer, and its affect on her life, "It's in the most difficult hours that I have felt the touch of God's hand, and it is the church that has brought me close enough to feel that touch."

Pastors at Our Holy Redeemer Church First Pastor: Father Charles A Logue, 1903 to 1913 .

Second Pastor: Rev. John L. O'Toole. 1913 to 1935 Third Pastor: Father John J. Mahon, 1935 to 1959 Fourth Pastor: Monsignor Eugene Crawford, 1959 to 1976 Fifth Pastor: Father Kenneth Nee, 1976 to 1980 Sixth Pastor: Monsignor Saverio Mattel 1980 to 1988 Seventh Pastor: Father Matthew Leavy, 1988 to 1993 ' ... . Eigth Pastor: Father Richard Figliozzi, 1993 to present

OHR reaches out to the community! by Michael Gertner As Our Holy Redeemer church celebrates its 100th anniversary this weekend, parishioners will experience two days of events honoring their clergymen who have devoted every minute of their time to the development of their church. But there is another group of 50-plus volunteers who also sacrifice their time and work somewhat more behind the scenes to ensure quality of life. These volunteers are part of Holy Redeemer's Parish Outreach Center, which provides services for all residents of Freeport and -its immediate vicinity regardless of religious affiliation. Beginning over 25 years ago, the Outreach Center has organized a number of different social services that contribute most essentials to people in need of them. Outreach Director Deacon Francisco Cales, a long standing parish member since 1978, believes that the services the center provides do not just help people in the short-term, they teach them how to become more self-sufficient and manage on their own. "From the time Outreach doors opened in 1976, our mission is to enable our clients to realize their dignity as people through education, encouragement and self-empowerment." These words, reflected in the Outreach service statement and echoed by Deacon Francisco, embody the message that the center works so hard to maintain. They don't just want to donate items to their clients, they want to help them live on their own.

. What makes the Outreach Center unique from other social programs is the extensive amount of services they provide. While food and clothing are their largest departments and receive the most attention, the center provides a number of other essential services such as financial, medical and legal counseling. "Whatever the issue may be, we're here to provide assistance," Deacon Francisco said. "It could be the most . simple thing or the most complicated." And the outreach center does intervene in complicated issues, such as housing and immigration issues that plague non U.S. citizens that make up the bulk of its clientele. "If we can't solve the problem ourselves, then we'll try to intervene with another agency who can have a greater affect on our client," Deacon Francisco explained. Among the outside agencies the out^ reach center has contacted are the Department of Social Services for housing issues and regional medical centers for health information. The outreach center also brings in an immigration service representative twice a week who provides information free of charge. Deacon Francisco noted that the extension into outside avenues that clients might not know were provided for them has led to an increase in the amount of people using these services. "Last month we had our annual health fair, and we realized that each year we've had more people coming than the previous year," he said. What distinguishes Deacon

Francisco is his soft heart and willingextend our services even further," ness to listen to any problem. While Deacon Francisco said. "I have yet to the center was established to mainly experience someone here who wasn't distribute services to residents of served because of a problem with Freeport, Deacon Francisco has handiversity." dled many people from its surrounding But despite the center's successful towns â&#x20AC;&#x201D; Merrick, Roosevelt and adjustment to a diverse body of Baldwin â&#x20AC;&#x201D; as well as people from as clients, Deacon Francisco still mainfar as Elmont and Wyandanch. tains some long term goals for the. "What I do with people outside our future. area is provide them with the services "We need to put a special effort into they need and then direct them to their improving the lives of our senior citilocal parish or another social service zens and the youth ;of our community," provider," Deacon Francisco he said. "We want to make sure our explained. "We will not turn anyone kids are getting the best education posaway." sible." Deacon Francisco believes that one As the outreach center continues to reason for the increasing popularity of grow in the amount of services it prohis outreach program is the communivides, it is also expected to take on ty's ability to spread ideas through more volunteers. Already the center word of mouth. He has received severoffers internships to four students from al new people who said they heard the School of Social Work at Adelphi about the center through friends and University. Many of the volunteers are local parishioners. retired professionals and parish mem"I've had people come to me and say bers who offer their time and service to that they were told about us through "embrace their generosity," according someone else," Deacon Francisco said. to Deacon Francisco. "That shows we are affecting quite a "Its a very rewarding experience," large group of people." said Kay Desetta,, a Freeport resident With the' increasing numbers of .who volunteers in the Outreacfv Food clients, the parish outreach center has Pantry. "Some of these people are. associated with a vast array of different homeless, and we provide them with cultures and languages. Already situatgifts on Christmas and Thanksgiving." ed in a town known for its diverse popAnother service that the Outreach ulation, Our Holy Redeemer has taken Center provides is a weekly soup. many effective measures to deal with kitchen every Saturday. Volunteers their local parishioners; for example .from the Freeport community sacrifice prayer books and bulletins are distrib- - their time to help serve a hot meal to uted in both English and Spanish. This whoever needs one. flexibility extends into its outreach "We usually get a large crowd," volprogram as well. unteer Marge DiGrazia said. "We will "The diverse "community does not, -.need more.dpnatipns as we keep gethinder our efforts, it allows us to ting bigger."

Pastoring to the community - Father Kick by Douglas Finlay Presiding over the centennial of a cherished parish, Father Rick Figliozzi thought about the importance of this milestone. He searched for the most inspirational scriptural passage that could convey precisely what belies the works brought forth by Our Holy Redeemer Church over its 100 years. "Chapter 10 of Matthew's gospel, verse 8, reads: What you have received as a gift, give as a gift." The passage is, -he said, what Holy Redeemer Church's centennial is all about. Administering to his parish at Holy Redeemer for 15 years, Father Rick began his work at the church as associate pastor, maintaining that position for five years before becoming full pastor. "I was assigned by Bishop John McGann to Holy Redeemer. My first six years I served at the St. Frances De Chantal Church in Wantagh, with three years at St. Vincent DePaul Church in Elmont before coming here." "The mission of Holy Redeemer is to nurture the faith life of the Catholic people here, through the sacraments of the church, and through teaching and preaching," explained the priest. "We also provide for the basic necessities of those who come here, such as food, clothing, medicine, housing and immigration services, putting our faith into action."' He added that "for those searching for God, it was also part of the mission to assist them in finding Him. These missions and visions never change," he said. Being responsible for perpetuating and furthering .both the mission and the ,

vision of the church, he remains sensitive and aware of the needs of the people coming to the parish. While society changes, both the word of God and what Holy Redeemer can.offer remains steadfast, though those offerings may

"a priest from Nigeria for two years who was familiar with their customs and practices to reach out to let them know they could find a home here," he added. He said this year's celebration, cloaked around Matthew's passage


indeed expand and change from time to time. "The number of Hispanic people has increased substantially, so I brought in a bilingual director for our parish outreach program, and a bilingual director for our religious education program for our children," he said of one significant change at Holy Redeemer through the years. And, because of recent influx of C atholics of African ancestry, "we had

exhorts those to give back the gift of God's grace as it is received. It could easily be understood as a celebration of opening up one's heart to God even in the midst of suffering and finding peace and God's grace within. "We celebrate so that even in the midst of darkness and tragedy there is a light that shines. That light is the seed of faith planted in that person's life through an act of charity or passed

through their parents. It is part of the 2000-year old history of the Church; it is part of the 100-year celebration of the Holy Redeemer," he continued. "And the 100-year celebration is about sharing that faith, that light, with others, as Jesus instructed his disciples to do." "There is a responsibility of every Catholic, through the goodness and sincerity of their lives, to try to influence society as a whole," he said. "The grace of God is the presence of God within us. It is only through the sacraments of the church that they will receive the grace of God." â&#x20AC;˘ Father Rick appeared to delineate between emotional and spiritual wellbeing by saying that, while one can feel tranquil, at peace within ones surroundings, when those surroundings are in turmoil, one can still feel the peace that derives from the grace of God. Father said the corporal works of mercy, part of the church's many programs, involve reaching out to those in need and serving those needs, whether it is clothing, food, medicine, rides to doctors and even immigration assistance. He said other parishes of different denominations in the neighborhood help assist Holy Redeemer as it provides for the needs of its parishioners. He spoke about the- success of getting volunteers to help in the soup kitchen on Saturdays. It was so successful that it spurred the Lutheran church in Merrick to help on Sundays. "Three different, churches, as well as the Lutheran church, now. come by when (continued on page 9)

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addition, church extension wings, a new convent and a rectory. There are 15,000 Interfaith Council sponsored the Third people in the parish by the late 1960s, cu Institute on Community Affairs, stating approximately a third of the Freeport "social conditions are at a high level but community. there is room for improvement. Rev. The Vietnam War was raging and antiMahon "urged that partisanship in the war sentiments were growing. A village be dropped in the interest of a, Catholic War Veterans group was better Freeport" and Rabbi B. Leon formed in the parish. In February of Hurwitz, speaking for the clergy, 1973 a Mass celebration takes place declared that "both Christianity and after Freeport resident Captain Peter Judaism are at stake in this war." Callaghan, a graduate of Our Holy On May 11^ 1950 Father John Mahon Redeemer School, is released after being became a Domestic Prelate appointed by • a prisoner of war in North Vietnam. Pope Pius XII. Associate Pastor John J. Bishop Kellenberg called for the comas Madden was known for his work on munity to face "the profound racial cribehalf of the poor and for the elderly and sis and poverty harassing our country. O in 1964, the Senior Housing on South On April 7, 1968, Our Holy Redeemer 05 Main Street was dedicated and named Church held a communitywide memoriafter this community leader - Rev. John al service following the assassination of J. Madden Senior Housing. Dr. Martin Luther King. More than The Right Rev. Monsignor Mahon 1,000 people of all faiths attended. assisted in the ceremonies when the new Following the memorial, the Freeport Diocese of Rockville Centre was created Interfaith Clergy Council organized the to serve Nassau and Suffolk counties on Rev. King Foundation. May 27. 1957. There were 497,855 The Pro-Life Movement was born in Roman Catholics in the new diocese the 1970s in response to Roe vs. Wade. (Catholic Directory, 1958). The Most In 1974, a group of 61 people from the Rev. Walter P. Kellenberg was appointed parish joined the first March for Life in the first Bishop of the Diocese. the nation's capital. Parishioners are still A fire broke out in Our Holy taking part in those marches. Redeemer school hall in 1958. "It's hard In 1977 Freeport's Guy Lombardo to believe what a mess the school was in died and hundreds of friends and neighafter the fire," read the parish bulletin. bors came to church to pay their respect "There was about two inches of water on to Freeport's favorite citizen. the auditorium floor, the basement was By the mid 1970s Our Holy Redeemer flooded, plaster was hanging from the has a Spanish-speaking priest. The


MONSIGNOR MATTEI came up with the idea of celebrating ; Mass aboard a boat. These . Waterfront masses were a tradition of the parish until 1999.

ceilings, the' roof open to the skies. The classrooms were full of smoke scent and the walls.and windows black." But the community, Catholics and nonCatholics, pitched in and had the new school built in a matter.of weeks. The 1960s were a time of growth and change for both-the church and the community at large. In 1962 the Diocese recognized the growing number of Spanish speaking people and began offering Spanish classes. By 1967 the Diocese reported there are 16,000 Spanishspeaking persons and by the early 1970s found that the greatest number live in the Freeport area. The Second Vatican Ecumenical Council between 1962 and 1965 made sweeping changes in the church. Closer to home, Our Holy Redeemer's new pastor, Monsignor Eugene Crawford, expands the church including a school

Friday. By the 1990s Parish Outreach covered the gamut in health services, both physical and mental services as well as serv: ices to the poor and indigent. Our Holy Redeemer reacts to the AIDS epidemic with an AIDS awareness outreach offering group and individual counseling,

enced an unprecedented outpour of prayer and patriotism. There was a noon Mass that day and a candlelight service as well as memorial services. Three firefighters who grew up in the parish/community, Timothy Higgins, Richard T. Muldowney and Kenneth Watson were among those who died at

FATHER RICHARD HO LUNG of OHR, founded the Missionaries of the Poor in Kingston, Jamaica and in 1998 a group of 19 people led by Fr. Figliozzi joined the the Missionaries of the Poor in hands-on work caring for society's outcasts.

networking with other agencies. OHR the World Trade Center. helped to raise funds to provide medical The Hispanic presence continues to and housing services for AIDS victims grow. A Spanish diocesan newspaper, Fe Fuerza Vida (Faith is the Force), is and families. The AIDS Day Health founded. Latin American missionaries Care Multi-Services Building was •visited Our Holy Redeemer Church in opened in May 1996 on Main Street with the help of Catholic Charities. August. Other milestones from that The Ministry to Catholics of African year included the 24-hour famine ancestry was organized in January 1998. retreat that collected money for emerJubilee 2000 opened the new century gency relief for earthquake victims in 'El Salvador, followed by a fund-raiswith a renewed sense of mission f6r the church, a call for unity, justice and recing block party in June. The immigration counseling office opened its doors onciliation. That year-was the 104th birthday of Freeport and OHR parishand the Saturday Soup Kitchen was ioner Ethel Donahue. The first baby founded. The De La Salle School for boys opened, which provides a born fn 2000 was Jason Orlando Linares of Freeport. His parents are also mem- '• Catholic education for families of the working poor. 2001 also marked the bersofOHR. Young Freeporters bore witness to 60th anniversary of the Court Stella Maris 822, Catholic Daughters of the their faith w.hen they attend World Youth Day in Rome and a new proAmericas, chartered in April of 1941. gram to feed the poor began in The year ended with a memorial December of 2000. Mass for Freeporter Laura Marchese, a The year 2001 was marked by the local parishioner who worked on the tragedy of 9/11. Americans experi102nd floor of the World Trade Center.

Spanish Cursillo movement, an outreach program for Spanish-speaking people, . begins to take root in the parish as well. In 1978 Parish Outreach is born to help the hurting community. One of its programs includes helping Spanish immigrants make the transition into the community and church through education, financial aid, finding employment, housing and, immigration services. The Rev. Saverio Mattel became Pastor in June of 1980. In a letter sent to elected officials in 1981 he wrote, "We, the staff of OHR parish wish to take a stand, especially with our parishioners from El Salvador, as they stand with their powerless tortured and suffering fellow countrymen. Our purpose is to prevent further persecution, our means is the termination of military aid to El Salvador." In 1984 the Hispanic comTOMORROW'S CHURCH: Our Holy Redeemer youth group. munity began the Stations of the Cross through the streets of Freeport on Good

Pastoring to the community from page 3A we have our soup.'kitcHen.a'nd offer the peop.le sandwiches and other foodstuffs they can take home," he said of . the success of the food program and its reach. "And those who come to the • soup kitchens also receive assistance with clothing, immigration status, medical conditions." He said the pastor of the Lutheran church of Freeport had approached him to discuss developing ways in which to address and deal with social justice issues. "That is how- we describe our work to other denominations, through social justice issues." Further, he said the parish got

involved seven years ago with parishes in poor countries, such as Jamaica, to enable the youth at Holy Redeemer to see how Catholicism is practiced in less fortunate countries. •Of September 11, he said there were two people caught in the collapse who were memorialized. Through the parish's Project Liberty, approximately 10 who lost their jobs received monetary assistance and Other services, and will continue to do so until October. "While God didn't create the evil that day, evil was .somehow perpetuated in the hearts.of men. He (God) was not far away from this suffering that

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took" place," Father Rick said of the attacks. . ,-(j "We have to remember who Our Holy Redeemer [Jesus] is, someone very much identified with suffering on the cross." Father Rick said that "while 3,000 died that day, we all suffered in the same way the Holy Redeemer suffered for us on the cross."

Farmers market g Fresh vegetables, fruits, homemade , pies, jams, and j-'e!lies;,grown locally and g* baked by neigfib'oTS, will be for sale-;; % weekly on the Nautical Mile beginning §* Thursday, July 17. The Farmers Market ^ will be set up in the parking lot of the c[ Long Island Marine Education Center ^ •on Woodcleft Avenue every Thursday, j-J from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. until Thanksgiving. o


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from page 2 Lacrosse and football standout Eric Healy, will offer his talents to SUNY Albany while soccer and lacrosse letter winner Kristina Lauricelli heads for SUNY Cortland. Shannon Skinner isn't sure volleyball and lacrosse will be on her agenda at Philadelphia University but engineering classes will be. Trevor Malm is Nassau bound. Various fund raising efforts sponsored by the Boosters Club allow the Sports Boosters Club to give the 10 scholarships. Keith Mitchell-Smith earned the



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PUBLIC NOTICES NOTICE OF FORMATION OF LIMITED LIABILITY COMPANY. NAME; JASON EVANS ASSOCIATES LLC. Articles of Organization were filed with the Secretary of State of New York (SSNY) on 05/13/03. The latest date of dissolution Is 12/31/2102. Office location: Nassau County. SSNY has been designated as agent of the LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail a copy of process to the LLC, c/o David Kraut, 220 Willard Drive, Hewlett, New York 11557. Purpose: For any lawful purpose. FL #831 6x6/5. 10 NOTICE OF FORMATION OF LIMITED LIABILITY COMPANY. NAME: GRAND AVENUE TENANTS, LLC. Articles of organization were filed with the Secretary of State of New York (SSNY) on 05/02/03. Office location: Nassau County. SSNY has been designated as agent of the LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail a copy of process to the LLC, 2419 Grand Avenue, Baldwin, New York 11510. Purpose: For any lawiu! purpose. FL8356T6/5. 19 19 ?£. 7/3. 10

LEGAL NOTICE NOTICE OF FORMATION F.T.W.. TRUCKING, LLC (the "Company") Filing Date: 3/28/03 County: Nassau The Secretary of State of New York has been designated as agent of the Company upon whom process against it may be served. The Company's address: 3355 Colony Drive, Baldwin, NY 11510 Latest Date of Dissolution: 12/31 /2053 Purpose: any lawful business purpose or purposes . ' Company's Attorney: Alan R. Soberman, Esq. 2001 Marcus Avenue, Lake Success, New York

11042 FL #638 Ax 6/5. 12. 19. 26. 7/3 10 NOTICE OF FORMATION OF LIMITED LIABILITY COMPANY. NAME: THE FRIEDMAN FAMILY LLC. Articles of Organization were filed with the Secretary of State of New York (SSNY) on 04/10/03. Office location: Nassau County. SSNY has been designated as agent of the LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail a copy of process to the LLC, c/o Heller Horowitz & Feit, P.C., 292 Madison Avenue, New York, New York 10017. Purpose: For any lawful purpose. FL #S4CI Ax A/12 19. ?6. 7/3. in. YL SUPREME COURT - COUNTY OF NASSAU NATIONAL COMMERCE BANK SERVICES Plaintiff, against HORACE HARRIS, et ai., Defendant(s). Pursuant to a judgment of foreclosure and sale dated 5/9/2003.1, the undersigned Referee will sell at public auction at the North Front Steps of the Nassau County Courthouse, 262 Old Country Road. Mineola, NY on July 17, 2003 at 9:45 AM premises known as 60 Conlon Road, Roosevelt, NY.. ALL that certain plot piece or parcel of land, with the buildings and Improvements thereon erected, situate, lying and being in the Town of Hempstead, County of Nassau and State of New York. SEC 55 BLOCK 549 LOT 28 Approximate amount of lien $258.376.55 plus interest and costs and fees. Premises will be sold subject to provisions of filed judgment. Index #18589/02 John F. Principe, Esq., Referee. 75 Jackson Ave., Syosset, NY 11791. Telephone #: 516-921-7120 Doonan, Graves & Longoria, LLC, Attorney(s) for Plaintiff, 16 Front Street, Salem, MA 01970 Dated 6/12/2003. Our File #: 8100.21 mac John f. Principe, Esq. FL # 8 6 5 4 x 6 / 1 9 . 2 6 7/.V 10'



In the Matter of The Foreclosure Of Tax Lien Certificate No. 1996/1997 On Real Property Located At 2 Hansom Place, Roosevelt, NY 11575, Town of Hempstead, County of Nassau. State of New York, Pursuant To Title 2 of Article 11 Of The Real Property Tax Law By: FUNB AS TRUSTEE OR CUSTODIAN C/o PLYMOUTH SPV I INC. Plaintiff, against Eugene E. Underwood, Morgan Stanley Dean Witter Credit Corporation, f / k / a Sears Consumer Financial Corporation, First Union National Bank, as Custodian for National Tax Funding, L.P. and "John Doe #1" through "John Doe #20," trie last twenty names being fictitious and unknown to plaintiff, the persons or parties intended being the tenants, occupants, persons or corporations, if any, having or claiming an Interest in or lien upon the premises, described In the complaint, Defendants. Index No.: 15231/00 Plaintiff designates Nassau County as the place of trial. The basis of the venue Is that a judgment in this action would affect the title to, or the enjoyment of real property located in the County of Nassau SUMMONS TO EUGENE UNDERWOOD: YOU ARE HEREBY SUMMONED to answer the Complaint In this action and to serve a copy of your answer on the Plaintiff's Attorneys within twenty (20) days after the service of this summons, exclusive of the date of service (or within thirty (30) days after the service Is complete If this summons is not personally delivered to you within the State of New York); and in case of

your failure to answer, judgment will be taken against you by default for the relief demanded In the Complaint. TYPE OF ACTION: FORECLOSURE OF TAX LIEN Dated: New York, New York June 16, 2003 ROBINSON BROG LEINWAND GREENE GENOVESE & GLUCK, P.C. By: Robert A. Raimond, Esq. Attorneys for Plaintiff 1345 Avenue of the Americas New York, New York 10105-0143 (212)586-4050 NOTICE: The nature of this action and the relief sought is to foreclose on that certain tax lien evidenced by a certificate of tax sale No. 1996/1997 issued by Nassau County Treasurer on April 20, 1998 and assigned to Plaintiff on February 17, 1998 for School Taxes for the fiscal year 1996-1997 and general taxes for the fiscal year 1997 totaling $5,851.99, interest In the amount of $1,872.64 and affidavit fee in the amount of $250. Upon your failure to appear, judgment will be taken against you by default. In the above stated amount with interest, costs and attorneys fees In an amount to be determined. FL #867 4x6/19, 26, 7/3. 10 NOTICE OF SALE SUPREME COURT: NASSAU COUNTY. FIRST NATIONWIDE MORTGAGE CORPORATION, Pltf. vs. DEVON SIMMONDS, BENEFICIAL HOMEOWNER SERVICE CORPORATION, Defts. Index #004811 /02. Pursuant to judgment of foreclosure and sale entered Sept. 23, 2002,1 will sell at public auction at the north front steps of the Nassau County Courthouse. 262 Old Country Rd., Mineola. NY on July 31, 2003 at 9:00 a.m. (continued on next page)




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prem. k/a 210 Denton PL. Roosevelt. NY a/k/a o lot 33 in Block 499 on a certain map entitled, "Map of Fleetwood Manor, situate at Roosevelt, Long Island, Nassau County, New York, surveyed April 1949 by Baldwin and J>> Cornelius Company, Incorporated, Civil 3 Engineers and Surveyors, Freeport, New York" and filed in the Nassau County Clerk's Office on Dec. 20, 1949, File No. 4543. Appro*, amt. of T3 judgment Is $190,895.99 plus costs and Interest. 82 Sold subject to terms and conditions of filed 3 judgment and terms of sale. LOUIS CASTKLLANO, JR., Referee. BERKMAN. HENOCH. PETERSON & PEDDY, P.C., Attys. for Pltf., 100 Garden City Plaza 2nd Floor, Garden City, NY. #54531 • FL #868P 4x 6/26, 7/3, 10, 1 7 __




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Defendant(s) Pursuant to a judgment of foreclosure and sale duly dated 4/16./2003 I. tlie undersigned Referee wHI sell at public auction at the North Front. Steps of the Nassau County Courthouse, 262 Old Country Road, Mineola. NY on 7/29/2003 at 9:00 AM premises known as 304 PENNSYLVANIA AVENUE, ROOSEVELT, NY 1 1575 ALL that certain plot piece or parcel of land, with the buildings and improvements thereon erected, situate, lying and being In the TOWN OF HEMPSTEAD, County of NASSAU and State of New York Section 55 Block 427 Lot 7-12 Approximate amount of lien $200,126.41 plus interest and costs. Premises will be sold subject to provisions of filed Judgment Index #016288/02 STEPHEN D. KUTNER, Esq., Referee. Steven J. Baum, P.C.. Attorney for Plaintiff, P.O. Box 1291, Buffalo, NY 14240 (716) 204-2400. Dated: 6/19/2003 CS FL 874 4T 6/26. 7/3. 10. 17 _ NOTICE OF FORMATION OF LIMITED LIABILITY

onds east 50 ft to the division line of Lots 11 and 12 on said map; THENCE south 50 degrees 50 minutes 00 seconds west along said division line 162.09 feet to the northeasterly side of Hempstead-Babylon turnpike the point or place of BEGINNING. . SAID PREMISES known as 411 Babylon Turnpike. Sold subject to all of the terms and conditions contained in said judgment and terms of sale. Approximate amount .of judgment $520,431.45 plus Interest and costs. Index No. 20206/2000 Donna Ferrara, Referee FL #877 4x7/3. 10.17,24 NOTICE OF SALE

BEGINNING at the corner formed by the intersection of the Northerly side of Colonial Avenue, with the Easterly side of Powell Street; and consisting of a regular parcel of land 75 ft. x 85 ft. Premises known as 95 COLONIAL AVENUE, ' FREEPpRT, NEW YORK.

Sold subject to all of the terms and conditionscontained in said judgment. Approximate amount of judgment $205,768.21, plus interest and costs. INDEX NO. 01-012854 ESQ.,


NOTICE OF SALE Pursuant to judgment of foreclosure and sale SUPREME COURT - COUNTY OF NASSAU entered herein on April 16, 2002, I will sell at . MORTGAGE ELECTRONIC REGISTRATION SYSPublic Auction to the highest bidder, at the foot TEMS, INC., of the courthouse steps facing the north front Plaintiff, steps of the Nassau County Courthouse, 262 Against Old Country Road, Mineola, New York, JAMES TAYLOR; TINA TAYLOR on the 7th day of August, 2003, at 11:00 Defendant(s) A.M., premises known as 411 Babylon Turnpike, Pursuant to a judgment of foreclosure and sale Freeport, New York, described as follows: duly entered 5/14/2003 I, the undersigned ALL that certain plot, piece or parcel of Referee will sell at public auction at the North land, situate, lying and being at Roosevelt, Front Steps of the Nassau County Courthouse, Town of Hempstead, County of Nassau and 262 Old Country Road. Mlneola, NY on State of NY, known and designated as and by 7/24/2003 at 9:45 AM premises known as 454 the lots Numbered 12 & 13 on a certain map South Bayview Ave., Freeport, NY 1 1520 entitled "Property of LI Realty Company surALL that certain plot piece or parcel of land, veyed by Robert Kurz C.E. on Sept., 1903 as with the buildings and improvements thereon Map 237 Case No. 1829; erected, situate, lying and being in the Village BEGINNING at a point on the northeasterly of Freeport, County of Nassau and State of side of Hempstead-Babylon Turnpike, distant New York • 105.32 ft northwesterly from the corner formed Section 54 Block 31 7 Lot 179 Approximate by the intersection of the northeasterly side of amount of lien $245,819.88 plus interest and Hempstead-Babylon Turnpike and the northcosts. Premises will be sold subject to provisions westerly side of Carroll St.; of filed judgment Index # 02/01 21 25 RUNNING THENCE northwesterly along the MURRAY SEEMAN, Esq., Referee northeasterly side of Hempstead-Babylon Shapiro and DiCaro Turnpike, the following courses and distances 250 Mile Crossing Blvd., Suite One, Rochester NY (1) North 35 degrees 35 minutes 50 seconds 14624 west 5.95 ft; Dated: 6/1 3/2003 File #: 02-44768r jvr (2) North 34 degrees 21 minutes 10 seconds FL #869 4x 6/26, 7/3, 10, 17 _ west 44.22 ft to the division line of Lots 13 and NOTICE OF SALE 14 on said map; SUPREME COURT: NASSAU COUNTY THENCE north 50 degrees 50 minutes 00 secMANUFACTURERS AND TRADERS TRUST COMPAonds east along division line 158.01 ft; NY, TRUSTEE FOR SECURITIZATION SERIES 1995-2, THENCE south 39 degrees 10 minutes 00 sec-

AGREEMENT DATED 5-01-95, Plaintiff vs. VIRGINIA' M. LIGON, ET AL, Defendants Attorney(s) for Plaintiff: ROSICKI, ROSICKI & ASSOCIATES,. R.C., One Old Country Road, Carle pTace, New York 1 1514 (516) 741-2585 Pursuant tb-judgment of foreclosure( and sale entered herein on May 29, 2001, Vwiirseil at Public Auction to the highest at the north front steps of the Nassau County Court,. 262 Old Country Road, Mlneola, New York, On the 30th day of July, 2003, at 10:30 a.m. Premises In Freeport, New York and described as follows: BEGINNING at a point on the northerly side of Dehnhoff Avenue, distant 125 feet easterly from the corner formed by the Intersection of the northerly side of Dehnhoff Avenue with the easterly side of Grafting Place: RUNNING THENCE northerly at right angles to Dehnhoff Avenue, 100 feet; THENCE easterly parallel with Dehnhoff Avenue, 50 feet; THENCE southerly again at right angles to Dehnhoff Avenue. 100 feet to the northerly side ol Dehnhoff Avenue; 'THENdE westerly along-'the northerly "side of Dehnhoff Avenue, '50 feet to the point or place of BEGINNING. ' ' Premises known as 97 Dehnhoff Avenue a/k/a Dehnhoff Avenue, Freepbrt, New York 1 1520 Sold subject to all of the terms and conditions contained In said judgment and terms of sale. Approximate amount of judgment $118,920.89 plus interest and costs. INDEX NO. 071 3/2001 Bonnie P. Chaikin, Esq., REFEREE


Articles of Organization were filed with the Secretory of State of New York'(SSNY) on 06/16/03. The latest date of dissolution is 12/31/2103. Office location: Nassau County. SSNY has been designated as agent of the LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail a copy of process .to the LLC, c/o Edward McNulty, 387 Atlantic Avenue, East Rockaway, New York 11518. Purpose: For any • lawful purpose.


SUPREME COURT OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK COUNTY OF NASSAU. Index No. 01-018168. Salomon Brothers Realty Corp., Plaintiff against- Estella A. Haywood, et al. Defendants. Pursuant to a judgment of foreclosure and sale signed .herein on October 8, 2002,1. the undersigned., the Referee in said judgment' named, will sell at public auction at the north front steps of the Nassau County Court House, 262 Old Country Road, Mineola, New York 11501, County of NASSAU, State of New York, on August 5, 2003 at 9:00 A.M., on that day, the premises directed by said judgment to be sold and therein described as follows: Said premises being known as and by street address: 198 Independence Avenue, Freeport, New York 11520. Section: 55 Block: 356 Lot: 937, 938. Said premises are sold in as Is condition on the date of delivery of the Referee's Deed, subject to any state of facts an accurate survey may show, zoning restrictions and any amendments thereto; covenants, restrictions, agreements, reservations and easements of record; municipal departmental violations, emergency repair liens on the date of delivery of the Referee's Deed, and such other provisions as may be set . forth in the complaint and judgment filed In this action. Dated: Syosset, New York, June 20, 2003; John Principe, Esq. REFEREE. CARUS & MANNIELLO, P.C., Attorneys for Plaintiff, 115 Eileen Way, P.O. Box 9021. Syosset. New York 11791, (516) 364-4500. (718) 463-8918. . FL #876 4x 7/3. 10. 17. 24 ' ' NOTICE OF SALE -SUPREME COURT: NASSAU COUNTY CITIFINANCIAL MORTGAGE COMPANY, INC., formerly known as ASSOCIATES HOME EQUITY SERVICES, INC.. PLAINTIFF VS. STANLEY TAYLOR, ETAL DEFENDANTS ATTORNEY(S) FOR PLAINTIFF SCHUMAN & SCHUMAN. P.C.. ' 309 WEST PARK AVENUE, LONG BEACH, NEW YORK 11561 Pursuant to judgment of foreclosure and sale entered herein and dated April 28, 2003, I will sell at public auction to the highest bidder at the north front steps of the Nassau County Courthouse. 262 Old Country Road, Mlneola, N.Y., on the 6th Day of Aug., 2003 at 9:30 A.M. Premises In Freeport, New York and described as follows:


REFEREE FL#L879P 4X7/3. 10, 17. 24 SUPREME COURT - COUNTY OF NASSAU MORTGAGE ELECTRONIC REGISTRATION SYSTEMS, INC., Plaintiff against HENRY WILLIAMS, et al Defendant(s). Pursuant to a Judgment of Foreclosure and Sale entered herein on September 25, 2001, I, the undersigned Referee will sell at public auction at the north front steps of the Nassau County Courthouse, 262 Old Country Road, Mineola, NY on the 13th day of August, 2003 at 9:15 AM premises lying and being In the Town of Hempstead. Section 55 Block 282 Lot 40. Said premises known as 316 RAY AVENUE. HEMPSTEAD, NY. Approximate amount of lien $135,851.42 plus interest & costs. Premises will be sold subfect to provisions of filed judgment and terms of sale. Index Number 12062/00. ISA D. KANTOR, ESQ., Referee. Posner, Posner & Associates. P.C. Attorney(s) for Plaintiff 399 Knollwood" Road. Suite 206. White Plains, NY 10603 FL #8674x7/10. 17.24.31 ' SUPREME COURT - COUNTY OF NASSAU THE BANK OF NEW YORK. TRUST U/A DATED 12/01/01.

Plaintiff, Against ANTHONY CALLAWAY, et al,

Defendant(s) Pursuant to a judgment of foreclosure and sale duly entered 6/13/2003 I, the undersigned Referee will sell at public auction at the North Front Steps of the Nassau County Courthouse, 262 Old Country Road, Mlneola, NY on 8/7/2003 at 9:45 AM premises known as 43 Russell Place, Freeport, NY ALL that certain plot piece or parcel of land, with the buildings and Improvements thereon erected/situate, lying and being in the Town of Hempstead, County of Nassau and State of New York Section 54* Block 72 Lot 6 Approximate amount of lien $94,235.14 plus interest and costs. Premises will be sold subject to provisions of filed judgment. Index # 02-014774 ARMAND TERPENING, Esq., Referee. Jordan S. Katz, P.C., Attorneys at Law, 585 Stewart Avenue, Suite L-70, Garden City, New York 11530 Dated: 6/27/2003 File #:Jsk 3796 jvr FL #888 4x7/10. 17.24, 31 NOTICE OF SALE • SUPREME COURT - COUNTY OF NASSAU HOMESIDE-LENDING, INC., Plaintiff, Against MILDRED LEWIS, et al.

Defendants) Pursuant to a judgment of foreclosure and sale duly entered 9/20/2002 I, the undersigned Referee will sell at public auction at the North . Front Steps of the. Nassau County Courthouse, . 262 Old Country Road. Mjneold. NY on 8/8/2003 at 9:00 AM premises known as 449 Roosevelt Ave., Freeport, NY ALL that certain plot piece or parcel of land, with the buildings and improvements thereon erected, situate, lying and being In the Town of Hempstead, County of Nassau and State of New York . .Section 62 Block 155 Lot 359-361 INC. & 385 Approximate amount of lien $254,123.03 plus interest and costs. Premises will be sold subject to provisions of filed judgment lndex# 2002/006469 EDWIN MULHERN, Esq., Referee. Shapiro and DiCaro 250 Mile Crossing Blvd.. Suite One. Rochester, NY 14624 Dated: 6/24/2003 File #: 02 43855r|vr FL #889 4x7/10. 17.24.31 SUPREME COURT - COUNTY OF NASSAU WELLS FARGO BANK MINNESOTA, N.A., AS TRUSTEE, WITHOUT RECOURSE Plaintiff against - MARK CASCARELLA; et al Defendant(s). Pursuant to a judgment of foreclosure and sale duly entered 3/10/2003. I. the undersigned Referee will sell at public auc'tlon at the North Front Steps of the Nassau County Courthouse, 262 Old Country Road, Mineola, NY on 8/7/2003 at 10:45 am premises known as 27 Howard Avenue, Freeport, NY 11520. ALL that certain plot, piece, tract or parcel of land, with the buildings and Improvements thereon erected, situate, lying and being In the Incorporated Village of Freeport, Town of Hempstead, County of Nassau and State of New York. SEC 62 BLOCK C LOT 414, 415. Approximate amount of.lien $214,276.05 plus interest and costs. Premises will be sold subject to provisions • of filed judgment. Index # 02-012387 Thomas Carroll. Esq., Referee. Fein, Such & Crane, (Attorney's for Plaintiff), 747 Chestnut Ridge

Road, Suite 201, Chestnut Ridge, N.Y. 10977 (973)538-4700X151 Dated: 7/1/2003 OurFile#: OPNY37TSE: FL #890 4x7/10, 17, 24, 31 NOTICE OF SALE SUPREME COURT - COUNTY OF NASSAU CHASE MANHATTAN MORTGAGE CORP., Plaintiff, AGAINST MAYRA MARTINEZ, ET. AL..

Defendant(s) Pursuant to a judgment of foreclosure and sale • duly dated 2/5/2003 I, the undersigned Referee will sell at public auction at the North Front. Steps of the Nassau County Courthouse, 262Old Country Road. Mineola. NY on 8/7/2003 at 11:00 AM premises known as 237 SOMA PLACE. FREEPORT, NEW YORK 11520 ALL that certain plot piece or parcel of land, with the buildings and improvements thereon erected, situate, lying and being in the TOWN OF HEMPSTEAD, County of NASSAU and State of New York Section 55 Block 276 Lot 244, 245, 246, 247 Approximate amount of lien $179,448.72 plus interest and costs. Premises will be sold subject to provisions of filed Judgment Index #30905/99 JOHN C. DELEONARDIS, Esq., Referee. Steven J. Baum, P.C., Attorney for Plaintiff, P.O. Box 1291, Buffalo, NY 14240 (716) 204-2400 Dated: 6/20/2003 JS FL #892 4x7/10. 17.24.31

Notice Is hereby given that a license, number "tba" for an on-premlses liquor license has been applied for by 3THW, INC. to sell beer, liquor and wine at retail In a tavern under the Alcoholic Beverage Control Law at 211 West Sunrise Highway, Freeport In Nassau County for on-premlses consumption. FL #894 2x7/10. 17 NOTICE OF SALE

SUPREME COURT: NASSAU COUNTY. U.S. BANK NATIONAL ASSOCIATION TR U/A DTD 06/01/99 (EQCC HOME EQUITY LOAN TRUST 1999-2), Pltf. vs. IRIS BALRAM. INC,, et al. Defts. Index #0015327. Pursuant to judgment of foreclosure and sale dated Nov. 30, 2001, I will sell at public auction at the north steps of Supreme Court, Nassau County, 100 Supreme Court Dr., Mineola. NY on Aug. 20, 2003 at 1:00 p.m. prem. k/a 326 West Lena Ave.. Freeport, NY. Said property located on the Northerly side of West Lena Ave. 46.93 ft: easterly from the extreme easterly end of the arc of a curve connecting the northerly side of West Lena Ave. with the northeasterly side of Bayview Ave., being a plot 100 ft. x 77.18 ft. x 118.21 ft. x 75 ft. Approx. amt. of judgment is $243,368.47 plus costs and interest. Sold subject to terms and conditions of filed judgment and terms of sale. JOHN F. PRINCIPE, Referee. WEINREB & WEINREB, Attys. for Pltf., 475 Sunrise Hwy., West Babylon, NY. #55163 FL#895P4x7/17. 24. 31. 8/7 NOTICE OF SALE

SUPREME COURT: NASSAU COUNTY. AAMES FUNDING CORPORATION DBA AAMES HOME LOAN, Pltf. vs. STEPHEN R. GOODMAN, et al, Defts. Index #02-002629. pursuant to judgment of foreclosure and sale dated Oct. 3, 2002,1 will sell at public auction at the Nassau County Courthouse, on the north front steps, 262 Old Country Rd., Mineola, NY on Aug. 18, 2003 at 9:30 a.m. prem. k/a 287 Pennsylvania Ave., Freeport, NY A/K/A Section 36, Block 521, Lot 47. Approx. amt. of judgment Is $244,803.41 plus costs and interest. Sold subject to terms and conditions of filed judgment and terms of sale. SCOn GUARDING. Referee. ESCHEN'ft FRENKEL, LLP. Attys; for Pitt., 93 East Main St.. Bay Shore, NY. #55111 FL #896P 4x 7/17. 24. 31. 8/7

NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING BY THE BOARD OF APPEALS Pursuant to the provisions of Article 27 Section 269 of the Building Zone Ordinance. NOTICE Is hereby given that the BOARD OF APPEALS of the Town of Hempstead will hold a public hearing in the Town Meeting Pavilion, Town Hall Plaza. One Washington Street. Hempstead, New York on 7/23/2003 at 9:30 A.M. & 2:00 P.M. to consider the following applications and appeals: THE FOLLOWING CASES WILL BE CALLED STARTING AT 9:30 A.M.

681/03. WANTAGH-Dorothy Austin. Renewal_of grant to maintain 2- family dwelllng.,S/W cor. Freeport St. & Bellport Ave., a/k/a 2350 Freeport St. 682/03. EAST MEADOW-Sharl & Jack Feldhelm. Renewal of grant to maintain 6' high fence.,E/s Chambers Ave., 621.38' N/o Prospect Aye., a/k/a 373 Chambers Ave. 683/03. WANTAGH-Catherlne Ward, Renewal of grant to maintain 2- family dwelling.,N/s Park Ave.. 232.57' E/p Plymouth Rd., a/k/a. 3441 Park Ave. 684/03. INWOOD-William H. Vanderwater, Renewal of grant to maintain 2-family dwelling.,N/s Solomon Aye., 246.96' W/o Donohue Ave., a/k/a 88.Solomon Ave. 685/03. BELLMORE- Sudhlr & Swati Valshnav, Variances, lot area occupied, front yard average setback, construct 2nd story, 2-story addition, vestibule & porch all attached to dwelling.,N/s Martin Ave., 564.25' W/o Bellmore Ave., a/k/a 2653 Martin Ave. (continued on next page)

PUBLIC NOTICES from previous page 686/03. EAST MEADOW-John Killen. Maintain shed higher & larger than permitted with less than required side yard setback & not permitted in side yard.,S/s Karen La., 357.40' E/o Bryant St.. a/k/a 1736 Karen La. 687/03. WANTAGH-John & Josephine Stile, Maintain pool in front yard (not permitted) & maintain 6' high tence larger than pool installation area.,S/s Orchid Rd., 466.65' E/o Henry Rd., a/k/a 3700 Orchid Rd. 688/03. POINT LOOKOUT-Patricia Ann Coghlan, Variances, side yard, rear yard, maintain garage with shed, attached to dwelling.,W/s Hewlett Ave., 240' S/o Lido Blvd., a/k/a 59 Hewlett Ave. 689/03. FRANKLIN SQUARE-St. Catherine of Sienna R. C. Church, Amusement Rides (Special Event) duration August'6-10. 2003.,N/E cor. Holzheimer St. & Pacific Ave., a/k/a CHurch . Parking Lot & Town of Hempstead Parking Lot FS-3 across the street. 690/03. - 692/03. BELLMORE-John F. & Angela C. Strickland, Mother/Daughter Res. (2nd kitchen); Variance, percentage of rear yard occupied, maintain pool; Maintain 5' high fence., N/s Hancock Ave., 285' E/o Washington Ave., a/k/a 2041 Hancock Ave. (Negative Declaration issued under S.E.Q.R.) 693/03. - 695/03. NR ISLAND PARK-Je.rry Rosenthal, Variances, lot area occupied, rear yard, maintain wood deck, front & rear roll-up awnings & garage converted to living space all attached to dwelling; Variances, lot area occupied, maintain shed; Maintain 6' high fence.,E/s Jefferson Ave., 195' N/o Island Pkwy., a/k/a 86 Jefferson Ave. 696/03. WOODMERE-Jay & Diana Dotman, Variance, lot area occupied, construct addition (sunroom) attached to dwelling.,W/s Bunker Rd.. 202.33' N/o Golf Dr., a/k/a 729 Bunker Rd. 697/03. POINT LOOKOUT-Gina Grippo-Martinez, Variances, lot area occupied, front yard average setback, side yard, side yards aggregate, construct 2-story additions, garage, roofed over porch with deck above, rear wood deck & roof deck all attached to dwelling.,W/s Mineola Ave.. 75' N/o Beech St., a/k/a 99 Mineola Ave. 698/03. BALDWIN-Roy R. Rubeo, Maintain pool in front yard setback on Milburn Ave. & maintain 6' high fence larger than pool Installation area..N/E cor. Steele Blvd. & Milburn Ave., a/k/a 1003 Steele Blvd. 699/03. - 700/03. INWOOD-553 Burnside Ave., LLC c/o Five Towns Chrysler, Permission to exceed floor area ratio (maintain addition & building converted to auto showroom & repair shop); Waive off-street parking; permission to park in front yards setbacks on Burnside Ave. & Wheelock Ave. & insufficient back-up space.,N/W cor. Burnside Ave. & Taft Ave. run-. nlng thru to Wheelock Ave., a/k/a 553 Burnside Ave. (Negative Declaration issued under S.E.Q.R.) 701/03. EAST MEADOW-Richard Seaman,Variances, subdivision of lot, lot area, maintain legal 2-famlly dwelling on lesser lot.,N/E cor. N. Jerusalem Rd. & Evelyn Ave., a/k/a 2669 N. Jerusalem Rd. 702/03. EAST MEADOW-Cooper & Stein Realty Corp..Variances, subdivision of lot. lot area, front width, construct dwelling with garage..E/s Evelyn Ave., 46.30' N/o N. Jerusalem Rd. 703/03. BALDWIN- Sprint'Spectrum, LP, Extend existing monopole 10' to total 110' high & affix nine (9) wireless communication antennas thereto & install four (4) equipment cabinets on ground.,N/W cor. Atlantic Ave. & Yale PI. (Negative Declaration Issued under S.E.Q.R.) RE-ADVERTISEMENT & RE-OPENING: 9:30 A.M. 1207/03. LEVITTOWN - Country Ford Ltd. Install one double-faced, illuminated detached ground sign; 100 sq. ft. per face & overall size 200 sq. ft.; overall height 22'; setback 10' from front property line., N/s Hempstead Tpke., 1147.54' E/o Grassy La., a/k/a 3195 Hempstead Tpke. THE FOLLOWING CASES WILL BE CALLED STARTING AT 2:00 P.M. 704/03. NR VALLEY STREAM-Judith L. Blancher, Variance, rear yard, maintain wood deck attached to dwelling..E/s Darewood La.. 360' S/o Eastwood La., a/k/a 19 Darewood La. 705/03. NR WESTBURY- James & Josephine Goetz,Variance, front yard average setback, construct 2nd story addition to dwelling., S/s Page La., 290.90' W/o Palm La., a/k/a 108 Page La. 706/03. MtWCK- interstate Management d/b/a 1 1 7 i Merrick LLC, Erect one doublefaced, illuminated, detached ground sign, overall size 96 sq. ft., overall height 16', setback 2' from Merrick Ave. & 5' from Larkspur Ave. & located within the clear sight triangle., S/E cor. Merrick Ave. & Larkspur Ave., a/k/a 1149-1171 Merrick Ave. 707/03. - 708/03. ELMONT-The New York Racing Association, Inc., Variance to use part of premises for public assembly (erect tents) from August 1, 2003 to August 3^ 2003 for a training seminar for Automobile Marketing Consultants, Inc.; Temporary variance in off-street parking from August 1. 2003 to August 3, 2003..S/E cor. Hempsfead Tpke. & Cross Island Pkwy., a/k/a 2150 Hempstead Tpke., Belmont Racetrack. (Negative Declaration Issued under S.E.Q.R.) 709/03. OCEANSIDE-A.J. Richard & Son, Use premises to construct building partially In Res.

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"B" District (demolish existing building).,S/E cor. Atlantic Ave. & Lawson Blvd., a/k/a 555 Atlantic Ave. (Negative Declaration Issued under S.E.Q.R.) 710/03. - 711/03. BALDWIN-Deborah Stanczuk, Variance, front yard average setback, maintain enclosed porch attached to dwelling; Maintain addition to detached garage with less than required front yard & side yard setbacks.^ Jackson St., 160' W/o Eastern Pkwy., a/k/a 1067 Jackson St. 712/03. MERRICK-Mark & Robin Salsberg, Variance, lot area .occupied, construct addition, roofed over open porch & wood deck all attached to dwe.lling., W/s Riverside Ave., 70' N/o Irene St., a/k/a 2772 Riverside Ave. 713/03. UNIONDALE-Roosevelt Congregation of Jehovah's Witnesses, Permission to park in front yard setback on Uniondale Ave. to provide church parking., N/W cor. Norris Ave. & • Uniondale Ave.. a/k/a 600 Uniondale Ave. (Negative Declaration issued under S.E.Q.R.) 714/03. - 715/03. BELLMORE-Philip Assabi, Use premises to convert existing building to showroom for the display & sale of used automobiles; Waive off-street parking & design standards; permission to park in front yard setback on Regina Ave..S/E cor. Bellmore Ave. & Regina Ave., a/k/a 1877 Bellmore Ave. (Negative Declaration Issued under S.E.Q.R.) 1209/03. LEVITTOWN-Francis W. & Pamela F. Marcinek,Variance, front yard average setback, maintain addition & 2-story addition both attached to dwelling., E/s Anvil La... 260,01' N/o Knell La., a/k/a 63 Anvil La. 1210/03. SEAFORD-Thomas & Mary Dandola, Variances, front yards setbacks on Washington Ave. & Smith La., construct dwelling with garage.,N/W cor. Washington Ave. & Smith La., a/k/a 2312 Washington Ave. 1212/03.-1214/03. ELMONT-Andrea & Benvenuta Allegro, Variances, lot area occupied, side yard..maintain addition & 2nd story addition to dwelling; Variances, lot area occupied, maintain detached garage with less than required side yard setback; Variances, lot area occupied, maintain shed higher & larger than permitted with less than required rear yard setback.,E/s Eureka Ave., 286' N/o "F" St.. a/k/a 505 Eureka Ave. 1215/03. POINT LOOKOUT-Kathleen Holland, Variance, lot area occupied, construct 1st & 2nd story wood decks attached to dwelling.,E/s Parkslde Dr., 100' S/o Lido Blvd.. a/k/a 54 Parkside Dr. ALL PAPERS PERTAINING TO THE ABOVE HEARING ARE AVAILABLE FOR INSPECTION AT THE BOARD OF APPEALS, TOWN HALL, 1 WASHINGTON STREET, HEMPSTEAD, NY 11550. Interested parties may appear at the above time and place. At the call of the Chaitman. the Board will consider the Decision and • Reserve Decision calendar.

By order of the Board of Appeals, Gerald G. Wright, Chairman Joseph F. Pellegrini, Secretary to the Board of Appeals FL 897 IT 7/17

; NOTICE OF SALE SUPREME COURT - COUNTY OF NASSAU WASHINGTON MUTUAL BANK, F.A., Plaintiff. Against OMAR GARCIA; JACQUELINE GARCIA, Defendant(s) Pursuant to a judgment of foreclosure and sale duly entered 6/19/2003 I, the undersigned Referee will sell at public auction at the North Front Steps of the Nassau County Courthouse, 262 Old Country Road, Mineola, NY on 8/14/2003 at 9:00 AM premises known as 209 Church St., Freeport, NY 11520 ALL that certain plot piece or parcel of land, with the buildings and improvements thereon erected, situate, lying and being in the Town of Hempstead, County of Nassau and State of New York Section 62 Block 55 Lot 43 Approximate amount of lien $228,747.76 plus Interest and costs. Premises will be sold subject to provisions of filed judgment Index # 02/018240 PAUL R. DELLE, Esq.. Referee. Shapiro and DiCaro 250 Mile Crossing Blvd., Suite One, Rochester, NY 14624 Dated: 7/2/2003 File #: 02-45817r jvr FL #898 4x7/17. 24, 31.8/7 NOTICE OF SALE SUPREME COURT - COUNTY OF NASSAU HOMESIDE LENDING, INC., Plaintiff, Against MILDRED LEWIS, et al. Defendant(s) Pursuant to a judgment of foreclosure and sale duly entered 9/20/2002 I, the undersigned Referee will sell at public auction at the North Front Steps of the Nassau County Courthouse, 262 Old Country Road, Mineola, NY on 8/8/2003 at 9:00 AM premises known as 449 Roosevelt Ave., Freeport, NY ALL that certain plot piece or parcel of land, with the buildings and Improvements thereon • erected, situate, lying and being in the Town of Hempstead, County of Nassau and State of New York Section 62 Block 155 Lot 359-361 INC. & 385 Approximate amount of iien $254,123.03 plus interest and costs. Premises will be sold subject to provisions of filed judgment Index*

2002/006469 EDWIN MULHERN. Esq., Referee.

Shapiro and DiCaro 250 Mile Crossing Blvd., Suite One. Rochester, NY 14624 Dated: 6/24/2003 File #: 02-43855r jvr FL #889 4x7/10, 17, 24, 31 NOTICE'OF SALE SUPREME COURT - COUNTY OF NASSAU CHASE MANHATTAN MORTGAGE CORPORATION, Plaintiff, Against MISCHA CUTHBERT; et al.,

Defendant(s) Pursuant to a judgment of foreclosure and sale duly entered 4/30/2003 I. the undersigned Referee will sell at public auction at the North' Front Steps of the Nassau County Courthouse, 262 Old Country Road, Mineola, NY on 8/14/2003 at 2:30 PM premises known as 12 Elm Street. Freeport, NY ALL that certain plot .piece or parcel of land, with the buildings and improvements thereon erected, situate, lying and being In the Town Of Hempstead. County of Nassau and State of New York Section 55 Block 278 Lot 153-154 Approximate amount of lien $191,833.36 plus interest and costs. Premises will be sold subject to provisions of filed judgment lndex# 14459/02 Mark Birnbaum. Esq., Referee. Jo'n B. Felice & Associates, P.C. (Attorney's for Plaintiff) 11 East 44th Street, Suite 800, New York, NY 10017 Dated: 7/9/2003 File tt: BBFCH 2649 mac FL #900 4x7/17. 24. 31.8/7 NOTICE OF FORMATION OF LIMITED LIABILITY COMPANY. NAME: WEST MERRICK PROPERTIES, LLC. Articles of Organization were filed with the Secretary of State of New York (SSNY) on 07/01/03. The latest date of dissolution is 12/31/2099. Office location: Nassau County. SSNY has been designated as agent of the LLC upon whom process against It may be served. SSNY shall mail a copy of process to the LLC, 111-119 West Merrick Road, Freeport, New York 11520. Purpose: For any lawful purpose. FL#901 6x7/17, 24, 31 8/7, 14.21 NOTICE TO BIDDERS GREEN AVENUE DRAINAGE IMPROVEMENTS FOR THE INCORPORATED VILLAGE OF FREEPORT

NASSAU COUNTY, NEW YORK Notice is hereby given that the Purchasing Agent of theJncorporated Village of Freeport, New York will receive sealed proposals for "GREEN AVENUE DRAINAGE IMPROVEMENTS" until 11:00'A.M. on Tuesday, August 5, 2003 in the Main Conference Room of the Municipal Building, 46 North Ocean Avenue. Freeport, New York, 11520, at which time and place they will be opened publicly and read aloud. Specifications, 'proposal and proposed contracts may be obtained at the Office of the Purchasing Agent, Municipal Building, 1st Floor, 46 North Ocean Avenue, Freeport, New York, • 11520, from 9:00 A.M. on Monday, July 21, 2003 until 4:00 P.M. Friday August 1. 2003. Documents may be obtained by prospective bidders upon- depositing fifty ($50.00) dollars which sum wjll be refunded to Contractors who submit bids, 'on return of the plans within ten (10) days after the contract has beer)'award-, ed, if same are returned in good condition. Each bid must be accompanied by q bidder's bond in the amount of not less than five (5%) percent of the bid insuring to the benefit of the Village of Freeport, or a certified check of not less thon five (5%) percent of the bid, mode payqble to the Village of Freeport, to assure the entering of the successful bidder into a acceptable contract. The Board reserves the right to reject any or all bid proposals received and subject to these reservations, shall award the contract to the lowest qualified and responsible bidder. Bids, which in the opinion of the Board are unbalanced, shall be rejected. In submitting q bid, bidders agree not to withdraw their bid within forty-five (45) doys after the date for the opening thereof. Teresa Baldlnuccl Purchasing Agent Village of Freeport FL #902 7/17


NASSAU COUNTY, NEW YORK Notice is hereby given that the Purchasing Agent of the Incorporated Village of Freeport. New York will receive sealed proposals for "FURNISHING AND INSTALLATION OF WHEEL LIFT TOW DEVICE" until 11:00 A.M. on Tuesday, August 5, 2003 in the Main Conference Room of the Municipal Building. 46 North Ocean Avenue, Freeport, New York, 11520, at which time and place they will be opened publicly and read aloud. Specifications, proposal and proposed contracts may be obtained .at the Office of the Purchasing Agent, Municipal Building, 1st Floor, 46 North Ocean Avenue, Freeport. New York, 11520, from 9:00 A.M. on Monday, July 21, 2003 until 4:00 P.M. Monday, August 4, 2003.

The Board reserves the right to reject any or all bid proposals received and subject to these reservations, shall qward the contrqct to the lowest qualified and responsible bidder. Bids, which, in the opinion of the Board, are unbalanced, shall be rejected. In submitting a bid, bidders agree not to withdraw their bid within forty-five (45) days after the date for the opening thereof. Teresa Baldinucci Purchasing Agent Village of Freeport FL #903 7/1 7


NASSAU COUNTY, NEW YORK Notice is hereby given that the Purchasing Agent of the Incorporated Village of Freeport, New York will receive sealed proposals for "OUTFALL REPAIR AT 692 MILLER AVENUE" until 11:00 A.M. on Tuesday, August 5, 2003 in the Mqin Conference Room of the Municipal Building, 46 North Ocean Avenue, Freeport, New York, 1 1520, at which time and place they will be opened publicly and read qloud. Plans, Specifications and forms of proposal may be seen and obtained at the Office of the Purchasing. Agent, Municipal Building. 1st Floor, 46 North Ocean Avenue, Freeport, New York, 1 1520, from 9:00 A.M. on Monday, July 21, 2003 until 4:00 P.M. Monday, August 4, 2003. Documents may be obtained by prospective bidders upon depositing ($50.00) which sum will be refunded to Contractors who submit bids, on return of the plans within ten (10) days after the contract has been awarded, if same are returned in good condition. Each bid must be accompanied by a bidder's bond in the omount of not less than five (5%) percent of the bid Insuring to the benefit of the Villoge of Freeport, or a certified check of not less than five (5%) percent of the bid, made payable to the Village of Freeport, to assure the entering of the successful bidder into a acceptable contract. The Board reserves the right to reject any or all bid proposals received and subject to these reservations, shall awqrd the contract to the lowest qualified and responsible bidder. Bids, which. In the opinion of the Board, are unbalanced,.shall be rejected. In submitting a bid. bidders agree not to withdraw their bid within forty-five (45) dayS1 after the date for the opening thereof. ' ''-; Teresa Baldinucci ..•I •' j >.\ '.' -Purchasing Agent


SUPREME COURT - COUNTY OF NASSAU HOUSEHOLD FINANCE CORPORATION, Plaintiff agqinst .JUDITH MILLER DANIEL, et ql Defendant(s). Pursuant to a Judgment of Foreclosure and Sale entered herein and dated April 9, 2003, I, the undersigned Referee will sell qt public auction at the north front steps of the Nassau County Courthouse, 262 Old Country Road, Mineola, NY on the 20th day of August, 2003 at 10:00 AM premises lying and being In the Town of Hempstead. BEGINNING at a point on the westerly side of Moore Circle. 1 20.67 feet westerly and northerly along Moore Circle from the extreme westerly end of the arc connecting the southerly side of. Moore Circle with. the westerly1.side';of.Brookslde Avenue; being a'plot 165.72 feet by 150.47 feet by 126.62 feet by 38.1 4 feet. Said premises known as 5 MOORE CIRCLE, FREEPORT, NY. Approximate amount of lien $308,353.60 plus interest & costs. Premises will be sold subject to provisions of filed judgment and terms of sale. Index Number 012526/02. GAIL A. RERISI, ESQ., Referee. McCabe, Weisberg & Conway, P.C. Attorney(s) for Plaintiff 53 W. 36th St., Rm 503, New York, NY 10018-7994 FL #9054x7/ _ NOTICE OF FORMATION OF LIMITED LIABILITY COMPANY. NAME: JS SOLUTIONS, LLC. Articles of Organization were filed with the Secretary of State of New York (SSNY) on 07/09/03. The latest date of dissolution Is 12/31/2099. Office location; Nassau County. SSNY has been designated as agent of the LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mall a copy of process to the LLC, 100-34 Baker Court, Island Park, New York 11558. Purpose: For any lawful purpose. . • . FL9066T7/17, 24,31,8/7.14, 21. ' . .. . . Estoppel notice] LEGAL NOTICE The resolution published herewith has been adopted on the 2nd day of June, 2003, subject to a permissive referendum, and the period of time has elapsed for the submission and filing of a petition for a permissive referendum and a valid petition has not been submitted and filed. The validity of the obligations authorized by such resolution may be hereafter contested only if such obligations were authorized for an object or purpose for which the Village of Freeport, New York, is not authorized to expend money, or If the provisions of law which should have been compiled with as of the date of publication of this notice were not sub(continued on next .page)




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stantially complied with, and an action, suit or proceeding contesting such validity is commenced within twenty days after the date of publication of this notice, or such obligations were authorized In violation of the provisions of the constitution of the State of New York. Anna Knoeller Village Clerk Village of Freeport, New York A Bond Resolution Amending a Bond Resolution Entitled: "BOND RESOLUTION OF THE VILLAGE OF FREEPORT. NEW YORK, ADOPTED JUNE 24, 2002, AUTHORIZING THE CONSTRUCTION AND RECONSTRUCTION OF A POWER PLANT, STATING THE ESTIMATED MAXIMUM COST THEREOF IS $51,000,000. APPROPRIATING SAID AMOUNT THEREFOR. AND AUTHORIZING THE ISSUE OF $51.000.000 SERIAL BONDS OF SAID VILLAGE TO FINANCE SAID APPROPRIATION.

WHEREAS due to the increased costs of the acquisition and installation of such power plant. BE IT RESOLVED by the Board of Trustees (the "Board of Trustees') of the Village of Freepott. Nassau County, New York (the "Issuer") (by the favorable vote of not less than two-thirds of all the members of said Board of Trustees) as follows: Section 1. that the Bond Resolution referred to above is hereby amended in its entirety to read as follows: BOND RESOLUTION OF THE VILLAGE OF FREEPORT, NEW YORK, ADOPTED JUNE 2, 2003, AUTHORIZING THE CONSTRUCTION AND RECONSTRUCTION OF A POWER PLANT, STATING THE ESTIMATED MAXIMUM COST THEREOF IS $73,000,000, APPROPRIATING SAID AMOUNT THEREFOR, AND AUTHORIZING THE ISSUANCE OF $73.000,000 SERIAL BONDS OF SAID VILLAGE TO FINANCE SAID APPROPRIATION.

BE IT RESOLVED by the Board of Trustees (the "Board of Trustees") of the Village of Freeport, Nassau County, New York (the "Issuer") (by the favorable vote of riot less than two-thirds of all: the members of said Board of Trustees) as fol lows: Section 1. Based upon the review of this action by the Issuer, the Board of. Trustees hereby determines that it is a Unlisted Action under the State Environmental Quality Review Act (Article 8 of the Environmental Conservation Law) and a negative declaration has been issued after an environmental review. . Section 2. The Issuer is hereby authorized to finance the costs of construction, reconstruct tlon'ofor ddditlorvto-an electric light and power plant; including but not limited to the purchase of transformers, turbines and SCR equipment and the construction of a power plant, a gas line and electrical interconnect. The estimated maximum cost of said class of

objects or purposes, including costs incidental thereto and the financing thereof, is $73,000,000 and said amount is hereby appropriated therefor. The plan of financing Includes the issuance of not to exceed $73.000,000 serial bonds of the Issuer to finance said appropriation, and the levy and collection of taxes on all the taxable real property of the Issuer to pay the principal of said bonds and the Interest thereon as the same shall become due and payable. ' Section 3.- Serial bonds of the Issuer in the principal amount of $73,000,000 are hereby authorized to be Issued pursuant to the provisions of the Local Finance Law, constituting Chapter 33-a of the Consolidated Laws of the State of New York (herein called "Law"), to finance said appropriation. Section 4. The following additional matters are hereby determined and declared: (a) The period of probable usefulness of said class of objects or purposes for which said $73,000,000 serial bonds authorized pursuant to this resolution are to be issued, within the limitations of Section 11.00 a. 5 of the Law, Is thirty (30) years. (b) The proposed maturity of the bonds authorized by this resolution will exceed five (5) years. • Section 5. Each of the bonds authorized by this resolution and any bond anticipation notes issued in anticipation of the sale of said bonds shall contain the recital of validity as prescribed by Section 52.00 of the Law and said bonds . and any notes issued in anticipation of said bonds, shall be general obligations of theIssuer, payable as to both principal and interest by general tax upon all the taxable real property within the Issuer without limitation of rate or amount. The faith and credit of the Issuer are hereby irrevocably pledged to the punctual payment of the principal of and interest on said bonds and any notes issued in anticipation of the sale of said bonds and provision shall be made annually in the budget of the Issuer by appropriation for (a) the amortization and redemption of the bonds and any notes issued in anticipation thereof to mature in such year and (b) the payment of interest to be due and payable in such year. Section 6. Subject to the provisions of this resolution and of the Law and pursuant to the provisions of Section 21.00, Section 30.00, Section 50.00, Sections 56.00 to 60.00, and Section 63.00 of the Law, the powers and duties of the Board of Trustees relative to authorizingjDond anticipation notes, determining whether to issue bonds with substantially level or declining annual debt service, prescribing the •terms, form and contents of the bonds herein authorized, bond anticipation notes issued in anticipation of said bonds, and renewals of said bond anticipation notes, and any other powers or duties pertaining to or inci-

dental to the sale and issuance of the bonds herein authorized, bond anticipation notes issued in anticipation of said bonds, and the renewals of said bond anticipation notes, are hereby delegated to the Village Treasurer, the chief fiscal officer of the Issuer. Section 7. The validity of the bonds authorized by this resolution and any bond anticipation notes issued in anticipation of the sale of said bonds, may be contested only if: a. such obligations are authorized for • an object or purpose for which the Issuer is not authorized to expend money, or b. the provisions of law which should be complied with at the date of the publication of this resolution, are not substantially complied with, and an action, suit or proceeding contesting such validity. Is commenced within twenty days after the date of such publication, or c. such obligations are authorized In violation of the provisions of the constitution of the State of New York. Section 8. All action taken and obligations Issued pursuant to the Resolution .dated June 24, 2002 are hereby ratified and confirmed. Section 9. This resolution Is adopted subject to permissive referendum and shall take effect thirty (30) days after its adoption or, if a referendum is held, upon the affirmative vote of a majority of the qualified electors of the Issuer voting on the referendum. - Section 10. The Village Clerk is hereby authorized and directed to, within ten (10) days .after the adoption of this resolution, cause this resolution to be (a) published in "The Leader," the official newspaper of the Issuer, and (b) posted in at least six (6) public places together with a notice of the adoption thereof. After the bond resolution shall take effect, the Village Clerk is hereby further directed to cause said bond resolution to be published, in full,-together with a Notice attached in substantially the form prescribed in Section 81.00 of the Law, in said official newspaper of the Issuer. Section 2. This resolution is adopted subject to permissive referendum and shall take effect thirty (30) days after its adoption or, if a referendum is held, upon the affirmative vote of a majority of the qualified electors of the issuer voting on the referendum. FL#907 7/17 : Notice is hereby given that a license, number 1141545 for beer has been applied for by the undersigned to sell beer at retail in a restaurant, under the Alcoholic Beverage Control Law at 124 South Main Street, Freeport, New York 11520 for on premises consumption. Fl «90fi2x 7/17 94 NOTICE OF SALE SUPREME COURT: NASSAU COUNTY.' AMERIQUEST MORTGAGE COMPANY Pltf. VS. KAREEM EBANKS. ET AL, Defts. Index #02/13914. Pursuant to judgment of foreclosure and sale

dated June 5, 2003. I will sell at public auction on the North front steps of the Nassau County Courthouse, 262 Old Country Road, Mineola, NY on August 21, 2003 at VV.OO am. Premises known as: 188 North Long Beach Avenue. Freeport, NY. Said property on ALL that certain plot, piece or parcel of land, with the buildings and improvements thereon erected, situate, lying and being in the Incorporated Village of Freeport, Town of Hempstead, County of Nassau arid State of New York, bounded and described as follows: BEGINNING at a point on the East line of Long Beach Avenue, distant 625.19 feet Northerly from a point made at the intersection of the North line of Lena Avenue and the East line of Long Beach Avenue; RUNNING THENCE North 88 degrees 22 minutes 00 seconds East and parallel with Lena Avenue 143.79 feet; THENCE North 00 degrees 42 min, u.tes 00 seconds West, 75.01 feet; THENCE South 88 degrees 22 minutes 00 seconds West and parallel with Lena Avenue 142.57 feet to the Easterly line of Long Beach Avenue; THENCE Southerly along the Easterly line o f Long Beach Avenue, 75.03 feet to the point or •place of BEGINNING. Approx. amount of judgment is $265,721.48 plus costs and interest. Sold subject to terms and conditions of filed judg-ment and terms of sale. MICHAEL A. MONTESANQ, Esq., Referee. KNUCKLES &-KOMOSINSKI. P.C., Attys. for pltf., 175 Main Street, White Plains, NY.. FL #9094x7/17. 24. 31.B/7 SITE PLAN REVIEW BOARD MEETING July 24, 2003 NOTICE IS HEREBY given that a public hearing will be held before the Site Plan Review Board on Thursday, July 24, 2003. at 8:00 P.M., in the Incorporated Village of Freeport, Main Conference Room, 46 North Ocean Avenue, Freeport, New York, on the applications of cases as they appear on the calendar. INTERESTED PROPERTY OWNERS and other persons should appear at the above time and place to have questions answered and to voice opinions. 1. SP-1372 - 8 West Merrick Road - Freeport Community Development Agency. Application for facade improvement. Sec. 055, Block 481, Lot 022. Business B. 2. SP-1373 - 10 Claurome Place - King Development, Inc. .Application to erect 2-story, one-family dwelling with built-in garage. Sec. 055. Block 389. Lot 007 & 008. Residence A. .3. SP-1374 - 152 Pennsylvania-Avenue'(a/k/a p/o 78 Wilson Place) - Morad Malkiel. Application to erect 2-story, one-family dwelling. Sec. 054, Block 058, Lot 241 (formerly Lot 221). Residence A A. BY ORDER OF THE PLANNING BOARD • Anna Knoeller, Village Clerk FL #9107/17


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First Squad detectives reported the robbery arrest of Anthony K.. Atkinson, 29, of Hampton Place, Freeport, on July 8, On April 10 at about 2:30 p.m. on Nassau Road at Argyle Avenue in Uniondale, the suspect reached inside the open window of a car that was stopped for a traffic light, and grabbed a gold chain and amulet from a person in the vehicle. After ripping the chain from the victim's neck, the suspect attempted to flee on foot and was caught by the victim^ A fight ensued and the victim was stabbed several times with a small knife. The suspect fled the scene and a witness drove the victim to an area hospital. On July 8, the victim observed the suspect on Nassau Road, Roosevelt and called 911. The police arrived and transported Mr. Atkinson to the First Precinct for processing. *t* First Squad detectives report an arrest for robbery that occurred on July 6 at 8:45 p.m. in Freeport. According to detectives, victim Christopher Smith stated he was in the El Caribe Deli, located on South Main Street, assisting the owner of the store when he observed a man known to him as George take a bottle of apple juice and' leave the store without paying for it. The victim chased the suspect into the street in order to recover the stolen bottle of juice and Was struck by a large empty milk crate swung by defendant. The victim sustained an abrasion to his finger on his left hand and a large abrasion to his left knee. The suspect then fled eastbound through an alley. Officer Curtis of the Freeport Police Department apprehended George Muhlbauer, 40, of Hastings Street, Baldwin, at Thelma Court and Henry Street. He was arrested and charged with Robbery. • *t* First Squad detectives report the arrest of a Hempstead man for assaults that, occurred in Baldwin on July 5 at 10:40 p.m. Detectives report that Bureau of Special Operations Police Officers Clifford Pendl and Gladston Clarke, while on routine patrol, came across a large disturbance at Grand Avenue and Lincoln Avenue. During the disturbance Police Officers Pendl and Clarke observed Adrian Mentor, 17, strike two male victims, both 15, with a four-foot stick numerous times about the head and body. Police Officers Pendl and Clarke placed him under arrest. The two victims were transported to South Nassau Communities Hospital where they were treated and released. Mentor was charged with Assault. 4 +* A residence on Daniel Cresent • Boulevard was burglarized on July 2 at 2 p.m. The loss was a DVD player, CD player, walkman and assorted jewelry. Entry was gained through a rear door. A residence on Merrick Road was burglarized the night of July 5. The loss is unknown. Entry was gained by prying open a rear door. +++ The First Squad detectives are investigating a robbery that occurred on July,v6 at 3:58 p.m. in Baldwin. According to detectives, a black man entered One Way Cellula on Sunrise Highway, reached into his waistband and pulled out a handgun. The robber

pointed the gun at the counterperson and demanded money. The robber removed currency from victim and approximately seven cell phones from behind the counter and walked out eastbound on Sunrise Highway. The robber is further described as in his 30s, 5'11", heavy build, wearing a red t-shirt and black shorts. Detectives ask anyone with information to call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-244-TIPS. All callers will remain anonymous. ***.'Nassau County District Attorney Denis Dillon announced the arrest of a man for bilking an elderly widow out of $80,000 by promising to invest her money, then using it for his own personal expenses. Troy Koubek, 29, of Ozone Park, is charged with Grand Larceny. According to Mr. Dillon, "The victim, a 79-year-old woman diagnosed with cancer, received approximately $100,000 from the sale of her Baldwin house following the death of her husband. When she confided in the defendant, who rented an apartment in the same house as her, that she had been charged an early withdrawal penalty when she withdrew some of that money from the Dime Savings Bank in Baldwin, he told her that he worked in the securities industry and offered toinvest the remaining $80,000 for her. He told her that she would earn $900 a month from the investments initially, but that the amount would eventually increase to $1,200 a month. On February 28, 2001, the victim gave the defendant a check in the amount of $80,000. He told her he was going .to deposit it into his own account, Exit Records, Inc., but would later transfer the funds for the investment. _'". "Shortly thereafter, and until May, 2002, the victim received monthly checks in the amount of $1,200 written' on an account called World Ventures. However, when she later began requesting monthly statements of her investment, the defendant told her that her records had been destroyed in the September 11, 2001 attack on the World Trade Center. Then, the April and May 2002 checks were returned for insufficient funds. When the victim contacted the defendant about this, he took all of her, paperwork, telling her he needed to have his lawyer look it over. Despite promising to have copies made and returned to her, he never did so. On June 6, 2002, the victim filed a complaint with the Securities and Exchange Commission. On June 27, 2002, she observed the defendant moving out of his apartment, and she has never heard from him again. "Analysis of bank records revealed that.the victim's $80,000 check had been deposited into an Exit Records account at North Fork Bank. Between February 6, 2001, when the account was opened, and July 3h 2001, when it was closed due to insufficient funds and an overdraft, there were numerous ATM withdrawals and personal checks drawn on the account. These included a rent-payment, payments to Allstate Insurance, lease payments to BMW Financial Services, a $17,000 deposit into a Charles Schwab account, two checks totaling $11,000 to a former girlfriend of the defendant, and numerous checks cashed by the defendant himself." The charges are merely accusations, and the defendant is presumed innocent 'until and/unless proven guilty.

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WORD OF LIFE MINISTRIES. 80 Wesi Merrick Road. Full Gospel-Non-Denominatidnal: Caspar Anastasi. Pastor: Raymond Tripi and Tom Dimino. Assistant Pastors. Sunday morning Worship 8:30 .and 11 a.m.: Children's Church 11 a.m., and Sunday School 9:45 a.m.: Sunday evening Healing Service 7 p.m.: Wednesday Evening. Kinship in private homes 7:30 .p.m Friday evening. Ministries and Intercessory Prayei 7:30 p.m. 546-3344. FREEPORT CHURCH OF GOD, 580 Babylon Turnpike. Reverend Linette Clark, Pastor. Sundays, Sunday School 9:45 a.m.: Morning Services 11:15 a.m.; Evening Youth Services 6 p.m.: Sunday Night Service 7 p.m. Tuesdays. Prayer Service 8'p.m. SALVATION ARMY, 66 Church Street. P.O. Box 725. Majors David and Janice MacLeari. Corps Officers: Captain Ida Perez-Youth Officer. Morning Worship 11 a.m.; Afterglow Service 12 p.m.: Home League Ladies Group Thursday 11 ALL SAINTS' EPISCOPAL CHURCH a.m.: Bible Study Monday 11:30 a.m.: Mid-week ANGLICAN) - 2375 Harrison Avenue, Baldwin.Service Wednesday. 12 p.m.: Senior Citizen 223-3731, The Rev. Dr. Charles G. Ackerson, Center, Monday to Friday. 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Ph.D., Rector. Sunday: Holy Eucharist and Youth programs for kids 4-14 - Scouting Programs 'Sermon 9 a.m., Wednesday: Holy Eucharist 10 . Tuesday 4-6 p.m.: Supper Club Thursday 4-7 p.m.: a.m. Family Supper 5-5:30 p.m. Call (516) 378-4557 .• THE FIRST PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH OF TRANSFIGURATION EPISCOPAL BALDWIN, 717 St. Luke's Place and Twain CHURCH -'(ANGLICAN), South Long Beach Itreet. Rev. Mark Greiner. Pastor. Sunday .Avenue and Pine Street. Tuesdays Holy Eucharist,-*—,- — r- ^-8:45 a:mrSurtdays;.Holy Eucharis.t'8 aiuMO-aVm: IGLESIA CENTRO BIBLICO DE FREESunday School, noon. PORT - 50 North Main Street. 546-0473, C. Luis CHURCH OF OUR HOLY REDEEMER. 37 Vargas, Senior Pastor. Sunday services. South Ocean Avenue. Weekday Masses Monday TABERNACLE OF FAITH. 286, West Merrick 7:30 p.m. (Spanish). 7:30 a.m., Thursday. 7:30 Road, Freeport,. Walter Gibson. Pastor. Sunday p.m. (Spanish); Friday 12:10 p.m. followed by Services, 8 and 11:30 a.m. and 8 p.m.: Sunday Divine Mercy Chaplet: Saturday Morning Mass in School. 10 a.m.; Friday night service, 8:30 p.m.; the Church, 7:30 a.m. Saturday Evening (Sunday Monday and Tuesday Bible School, 7:30 p.m. Vigil Masses) 5 p.m. and 7 p.m. (Spanish); Sunday THE FIRST PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH OF Masses 7. 8:30. 10 (Family). 11:30 a.m., 1 p.m. FREEPORT, South Ocean Avenue and Smith (Spanish): Miraculous Medal Novena. Saturday Street. Sunday Worship at 10 a.m. Rev. Eddie J. following 7:30 a.m. Mass. Blessed Sacrament usino. Chapel open 24 hours.. BETHEL A.M.E. CHURCH. 420 North Main ST. CHRISTOPHER'S R.C. CHURCH, I I Street. Reverend Dr. Harry J. 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It has been just over a year ago that four life-long fishermen died off the Coast of Nassau County while participating in a fishing tournament in the waters off of Freeport that proceeded despite a dangerous weather forecast. The decision to compete, .despite the small craft advisory, was up to the individual fisherman, but once out on the rough waters, these four men were not able to make it back to shore. * To prevent a tragedy like this from reoccurring, Nassau County Legislator Michael Zapson (D-4th District) announced legislation which would prohibit a fishing tournament from starting after the National Weather Service has issued a small craft advisory.

At a July 8 press conference held at East Marina in Point Lookout, Mr. Zapson stated that the law will require fishing tournament headquarters to register with the marine bureau of the Nassau County Police Department five days before the tournament. The headquarters must supply pertinent information, such as day, time and place of the tournament, name of director, list of participants and contact information for all participants in the event that the tournament needs to be delayed or cancelled. Mr. Zapson was joined at the Point Lookout Marina by Toni Wright, the widow of Robert Wright, one of the fishermen who lost his life during last year's fishing tournament.


"We must assure the safety of anyone who participates in a sanctioned tournament," Legislator Zapson said. "Some of these individuals are just recreational fisherman who go out there and compete for fun. Preventing boats from going out into the sea, when the National Weather . Service has advised against it, is clearly a measure that must be taken." A "small craft advisory" is the lower tier of a three-tier advisory, system employed by the weather service. The warning is issued when winds exist in excess of 25 knots and the seas reach around "or greater than five feet. During this sort of inclement weather there is heightened danger posed to offshore



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