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Snow, what? NO SNOW... WARM WEATHER: Ann Marie Zimmerman of the Schooner (above, left) with her friend Sharon Cassidy (right) came out to exercise in the sun on Tuesday and enjoy the fresh air. Ann Marie said the Schooner is ready to open for business in March. Evelyn Solis (above right) enjoyed the mild tempera-

tures, less winds and blue skies with her newborn baby Paxton, “Pax” for short, at the esplanade on Woodcleft Avenue. Saturday none of this would have been possible – the first winter storm had just dropped 4-6 inches of snow. Leader photos by Chris McBride (top) and Douglas Finlay (right)

Freeport will participate in Irene relief program by Jim Golding Freeport residents who have suffered at least 50 percent damage to their homes caused by Hurricane Irene or Tropical Storm Lee may be eligible for tax relief under a new reassessment program approved by the state. At their agenda meeting on Monday, village trustees approved the participation of Freeport in the program. Freeport Assessor Paul Nehrich explained at the meeting that at least four houses would qualify for the program, which would provide tax relief for one year. After that period, the property “would revert to its previous value,” Mr.

Nehrich said. “We don’t know how many [applicants] may come out of the woodwork once this legislation passes,” he said. The assessor also noted that the Building Department would be relied upon to determine whether a property qualifies for a reassessment and there would be an appeals process involving the Village Board. The board would have the final ruling on appeals,” said Mr. Nehrich, adding, “If there are more houses out there, we want to help them.” Mayor Andrew Hardwick said the village “may need to create a team to walk an area and knock on doors” to inform

residents of their options in the program. “People just don’t know.” In the brief agenda meeting, trustees approved contracts for lot clearance and boarding up unused buildings and other purchases. Contracts were awarded to the following businesses: • Cipco Boarding Co. Inc., of East Rockaway, $25,355 for the annual “board up” contract. • United Rubbish Removal of Huntington Station, $84,112 for the annual lot clearance contract (inorganic materials). • F. Acosta Landscaping of Freeport, $69,632 for the annual lot clearance

(organic materials) contract. • ENOSERV of Tulsa, Okla., $24,470 for a software package for the Electric Utility for use in testing. Mayor Hardwick said the software would save money since there would be no need for outside technicians to perform the work. The board also voted to renew the oneyear agreement with the Freeport Exempt Firemen’s Association at a cost of $5,000. In other actions prior to the public comment segment, trustees approved the hanging of banners at various intersections to promote the Black History Month celebration at the Recreation Center on February 3. (continued on page 3)

NAMES MAKE THE NEWS: Read about y our neighbors! 74 local people’s names were in your community newspaper this past week. Maybe yours is in this week! See inside.

AIDS activist Edmonston dies

Baldwin schools honor Martin Luther King

Freeport’s schools begin budget process

LIAC honors arts advocates

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February art exhibit Dr. Dale Anthony Edmonston, a Long Center in 2000 to increase his capacity Island hero who touched people around to bring hope and help to people living the world, died on New Years Day, endwith AIDS (PLWA). ing his 27-year personal battle with When first diagnosed with HIV, the AIDS. His legacy, sounding the trumpet doctor told him he would not last to save lives and offer hope to people through a year. Dale spent the next 27 infected and affected by the pandemic, years living life to the fullest and comlives on. He was 48 years old. mitted to serving people who are living Dale Anthony, brother-in-law of with AIDS/HIV like himself. Freeport Mayor Andrew Hardwick, He spent his life fighting to end ignoadvised Presidents Clinton and Bush, rance and discrimination against people addressed international heads of state, living with AIDS. In 2004 he agreed to and worked with local, state, and nationenlighten others by telling his story. al politicians, celebri“Take a Look through ties, and grassroots My Eyes” is the leaders to make a difremarkable story of ference through eduhis battle with cation, advocacy, and HIV/AIDS infection. direct action against Humanizing the expethe stigma, devastarience of living with tion, and loneliness of AIDS, this book traces living with HIV/ the early days of his AIDS. diagnosis: depression, Affectionately secrecy, denial, treattitled Long Island’s ment, prejudice, and AIDS Ambassador, ridicule. It also reveals the Long Island his desperation and a native pushed for a suicide attempt that left comprehensive him in a coma for seven national health policy days. Then a family and international friend and pastor said to HIV/AIDS protocols, him, “Get up, Dale, including treatment, Dr. Dale Anthony Edmonston because God has work research, funding and for you to do!” prevention. Dale Anthony, with the unfailing He challenged global leaders to end love and support of his mother and sisneedless suffering of people living with ter, decided that he would rather live the virus worldwide. Dr. Edmonston with dignity than die with shame, and reached and helped millions via workstarted the work that raised him from shops, presentations, his national hotline obscurity into the national spotlight. and goodwill tours. He launched Tough Through him, AIDS victims were Talk Media in 1986. given a voice as well as a source of Without any publicity or fanfare, Dale inspiration and hope. personally created safe houses and food Homegoing (funeral) services were pantries for those with HIV/AIDS – Sunday, January 8, at Zion Cathedral making sure individuals, especially chilChurch of God In Christ in Freeport. dren with the illness, had shelter, food In lieu of flowers the family is and Christmas gifts. Thousands benefitrequesting that donations be sent to 27 ed from his kindness, without even Adams Street, Oyster Bay 11771. knowing where it was coming from. He Please make checks payable to Dr. Dale opened the first Dale House Resource Anthony Edmonston Memorial Fund.

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The Freeport Memorial Library continues its popular monthly Current Events in Perspective series conducted by Michael D’Innocenzo-Libresco, Professor of History at Hofstra University, on Thursday, February 2, at 1 p.m. and will continue on the first Thursday of the month through June. Professor D’Innocenzo-Libresco will offer his perspectives on people and events that define our times and invites and facilitates exchanges of views. This series is made possible by a generous grant from the Dr. Rudolph and Mildred Joseph Foundation.

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Friday, January 27 •Freeport Cinema, 3 & 7 p.m., ESOL/GED, 9 a.m.; AA, 4:30 p.m.; OA, 5:30 p.m.; Delta, 6 p.m. at the Freeport Memorial Library • Kids’s Cafe, Friday evening supper for local families in need, 5:15 p.m., ETS Youth Division, 87 Pine Street. Saturday, January 28 • Delta, 9 a.m. at the Freeport Memorial Library Sunday, January 29 • Concert, 2: 30 p.m. at the Freeport Memorial Library

Wednesday, February 1 • AARP Drivers course, 9:30 a.m.; Computer First Grade. 6:30 p.m.; ESOL, 10 a.m.; CoDA Freeport, 12 p.m.; AA, 4:30 p.m.; Chi Eta Phi, 6 p.m.; Freeport Lions Club, 6:30 p.m.; Kiwanis, 7 p.m. at the Freeport Memorial Library • Freeport Village Court in session, Judge Stephen Drummond presiding, 9 a.m., 40 North Ocean Avenue. Court watchers are welcome. • Board of Education Planning/Action meeting, 7:30 p.m. at Atkinson School.


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full tuition scholarship recipient and the winner of many prizes and awards. Israeli pianist Efi Hackmey pursues a dynamic career as a soloist, recitalist, and chamber musician and has performed at various prestigious venues in Israel and the United States. He is now completing his doctoral studies in piano performance at the Indiana University Jacobs School of Music.

Tuesday, January 31 • Look, Listen and Learn, 1 p.m. ESOL/GED, 9 a.m. at the Freeport Memorial Library. • Archbishop Molloy Council # 1974, Knights of Columbus, Our Holy Redeemer Church basement 7:30 p.m.


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February 2-28, members of the Long Island Black Artists Association will exhibit their work in celebration of Black History Month. Freeport artist April Marius gives us a glimpse of history through her personal collection of African-American dolls, which range from antique to modern times. There will be a reception on Sunday, February 5, from 2-4 p.m. and all are welcome.

Monday, January 30 • SP: ` Computer Kindergarten, 6:30 p.m.; ESOL, 9 a.m.; AA, 4:30 p.m., Group Meditation, 7:30 p.m. at the Freeport Memorial Library • Freeport Village Court in session, Judge Stephen Drummond presiding, 9 a.m., 40 North Ocean Avenue. Court watchers are welcome.


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Thursday, February 2 • Current Events in Perspective, 1 p.m.; CORE 4, 6 p.m.; ESOL/GED, 9 a.m.; • Sewer and Sanitation Commission, 7:30 p.m., 355 Albany Avenue. • Freeport Highway Commission, 7 p.m. DPW; • Commission for the Conservation of the Environment of Freeport, 7 p.m. Recreation Center, 130 East Merrick Road; • Traffic Safety Commission, 7:30 p.m. 355 Albany Avenue

Resident Anthony Miller probably expressed the sentiments of many about the conduct of not only Monday’s public comment segment, but of many going back several years. After what seemed like a public trial as various speakers brought up complaints of malfeasance centering on the audit report of the state comptroller on the village’s budgets under the Glacken administration or of Mayor Hardwick’s handling of various issues, Mr. Miller called for a constructive relationship between the village board and members of the public. “I have the utmost respect for people sitting on this dais,” he said. “I don’t like to see political theater. It seems like that is what we’ve been getting the past three years and it seems to have been getting stronger over the past year.” Mr. Miller, a former mayoral candidate, also suggested that some speakers who leveled sharp criticism at certain trustees “to save it for the election.” He added, “If anything bad happened, I’m

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ported a recently re-introduced bill in the state Legislature by Assembly woman Earlene Hooper that would have granted the former National Guard Armory to the village for $1. Mayor Hardwick said the village did not support the bill and did not want the armory, which carries hidden costs such as taxes and upkeep. He added that the state subsequently decided to tear down the structure. Another speaker asked about the status of the Nautical Mile Festival held in June. The mayor replied that the board is seeking ways of expanding the event to two days “and to have it pay for itself. “Our biggest concern is to have it pay for itself and keep it safe,” he added. The mayor added that the village has received complaints in the past, mostly from some businesses and residents in the area, and that the police and fire departments “have their concerns.” He also raised the prospect of charging up to $3 a person for admission, which drew mixed reaction from other board members.

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sure the state police would have come in by now.” He urged the board to work to promote Freeport’s economy. “People under 30 look for economic development,” he said. Among those speaking to the issue of the state audit was attorney Cheryl Clark, who asked the board “What legal action do you propose to take against the prior administration” regarding the findings of the audit. She also called for the removal of the two trustees from the previous administration, William White Jr., and Jorge Martinez. Ms. Clarke also complained of the “incompetence of employees,” alleged dereliction of duties by government officials and violation of oaths by board members. “It’s outrageous,” she said. I am highly disturbed by this. I think you owe us money.” Trustee Robert Kennedy replied that “We have made substantial cuts in salaries of up to 30 percent.” He also noted that contracts had been cut significantly and bid amounts were “triple checked” before a decision to award a


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THREE KINGS DAY 2012: Hempstead Town Clerk Mark Bonilla (right) recently participated in the 2012 Three Kings Day event held at Centro Cristiano Renacer on North Brookside Avenue in Freeport. Town Clerk Bonilla and Reson Delos Santos (left) of the town clerk’s office thanked Pastor Carlos Porto for receiving the holiday toys to be distributed to the children of the local community.

In the deep midwinter, when people get out less often, the New York Blood Center needs even more help from blood donors. Several local blood drives are underway, and those who can give are urged to consider which one may be convenient to them. On Saturday, January 28, Gold’s Gym at 2060 Bellmore Avenue is hosting a blood drive from 12:15 p.m. until 4:45 p.m., and appointments can be scheduled online at the New York Blood Center website. Then on Tuesday, January 31, the Martin Avenue PTA has scheduled a blood drive from 2 p.m. to 8 p.m. at the school at 2616 Martin Avenue, North Bellmore. On February 4, Seaford High School is hosting the Seaford Community Blood Drive at 1575 Seaman’s Neck Road from 8 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. And on February 6 the Knights of Columbus Council 3476 will hold a blood drive from 2:45 p.m. to 8:45 p.m. at 2183 Jackson Avenue, Seaford. Readers can contact the New York Blood Center at 1800-933-BLOOD for more information.

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R E T I R E M E N T : Councilwoman Dorothy Goosby congratulated Florence Bell of Freepor t who recently retired from the Freeport Public School system. Ms. Bell served the students from Pre-K through high school during her 46-year career.

First Baby entry deadline approaching The January 27 deadline for The Leader’s First Baby contest is fast approaching. If you live in Freeport or Baldwin and are expecting a baby in January, then The Leader would like to feature your baby as the First Baby of the Year. A assortment of gifts awaits the family of the First Baby of Freeport/Baldwin contest: A $25 gift certificate from Piccolo

Pizza; one dozen long stemmed roses from Merrick Flower Shoppe; a $25 gift certificate from Merrick Bagel Cafe; a $25 gift certificate from Vincenté Jewelers and a one year gift subscription from The Leader. Send entries to The Freeport Baldwin Leader, 1840 Merrick Avenue, Merrick 11566. All entries must include a verifying statement from the attending physician.

The 32nd Annual Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Celebration, sponsored by the Concerned Parents of Baldwin and Baldwin School District, was held on January 12 at Baldwin High School. Throughout the evening, Master of Ceremonies Robert O’Neil and Mistresses of Ceremonies Anika A. Parrish and Yolanda Mackey gave detailed narrative on this year’s theme: “Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. – A Crusader for Humanity.” Baldwin Middle School student Amelia Smith and Baldwin High School students Fatima Diaby-Cadet and Gabrielle Alcindor were presented with this year’s humanitarian awards from

the Concerned Parents of Baldwin for their outstanding community service. Town of Hempstead Councilwoman Dorothy Goosby also presented citations to these students during the program. Musical entertainment was provided by students from Brookside, Meadow, and Shubert Schools, and Baldwin Middle School as well as by Baldwin High School’s Soul Definition, Concert Choir, Violin Quartet, and Step Team. Winning artwork by elementary students in the Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Poster Contest was on display in the cafeteria that night and will be displayed at the District Office through February.

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by Mark Treske The kickoff to the budget wars of 201213 was seen at the Freeport Board of Education meeting of January 18. Although no expenditure numbers are ready as yet, talk was of unprecedented difficulties owing to the new tax cap and other factors. Superintendent Dr. Kishore Kuncham noted that the process, which began in November, is still ongoing. After characterizing this year as “the hardest ever,” he then turned the floor over to Assistant Superintendent for Business Dr. Kenneth Rogers, who outlined the conditions effecting budgeting in 2012. After reminding those present of the fiscal responsibility of this district (a AA bond rating, an average tax levy increase of 1.98% over the past six years) Dr. Rogers then outlined the challenges facing Freeport and other districts in the state – no more stimulus funding, an insufficient rise in state aid, and the first year of a 2% cap on tax levy increases. The cap, which is in force until 2016-17, only allows the levy to rise more than 2% if the budget is approved with 60% of the vote. For Freeport, this means the levy can only increase $1.97 million for 2012-13. This means one of three difficult scenarios will result: • Preserving programs, which requires a 3/5 majority; • Living within the cap; • Failure of two budget votes, which would mandate a zero tax levy increase. Painful choices could result – staff reductions, class sizes changes and elimination of programs. Analysis of Governor Andrew Cuomo’s recently released executive budget reveals an aid increase of close to $1 million. But there will be givebacks also – changes in payments districts must make for education of blind and deaf students will cost the district money. Dr. Kuncham was especially unhappy about the 60% vote requirement, which he called “undemocratic.” He also noted the increased effect of the cap on a less-affluent district like Freeport, which has a lower tax levy and more state aid than a more affluent district. Trustee Debra

Mulé, who presided in place of President Debra McQuillan, bemoaned that fact that “Every choice we make has other implications.” Program cuts may effect grant money, thus changing the other side of the ledger, she added. In closing, Dr. Kuncham urged those in attendance to oppose the 60%, support the schools and attend the upcoming board meetings when the budget process will continue.

Dr. Kuncham in D.C. The January 18 meeting was rescheduled from January 11 so that Dr. Kuncham could go to Washington, D.C. to attend a convention run by the U.S. Department of Education for educators from states who will receive money under the “Race to the Top.” prgram. Dr. Kuncham was one of two superintendents in New York State invited to the meeting, which outlined implementation of the program and centered primarily on common core learning standards and teacher evaluation programs which will be required. Further such meetings are planned as “Race to the Top” is implemented in 201213, and Dr. Kuncham promised to “go into the classroom” to make sure the learning standards are being implemented. Trustee Ron Ellerbe inquired about teacher evaluations in Freeport in light of recent threats by Governor Cuomo to withhold state aid from districts without such a program. Dr. Kuncham replied that Freeport has such a program and is working with the unions to get it approved by the state – a process he hopes will be complete by the end of January. Good news from the district’s students was reported: • Two Siemens science competition semifinalists have written a paper which has been accepted by the prestigious journal Physics. • FHS quarterback star (and National Honor Society president) Isaiah Barnes has been accepted to attend Princeton University. The next school board meeting will be on Wednesday, January 25, at 7:30 p.m. at Columbus Avenue School.

Freeporter arrested in Lawrence Nassau police Crimes Against Property Squad detectives report the arrest of a Freeport man for Criminal Possession of a Forged Instrument on December 7 at 11:30 a.m. in Lawrence. According to detectives, Samuel Robinson, 61, of Guy Lombardo Avenue, entered Tobacco Road, Rockaway Turnpike, and asked the cashier for a moneygram form, which he filled out and handed back to her. When asked for identification, Mr. Robinson produced a valid New York State Identification Card. To process

the moneygram the suspect produced 10 $100 bills and handed them to the cashier. After feeling the bills, she realized that they were counterfeit, stepped away to another part of the store and called 911. Mr. Robinson, overhearing the conversation, fled the scene. On January 19 Mr. Robinson was located and placed under arrest without incident. Mr. Robinson is charged with 10 counts of Criminal Possession of a Forged Instrument.

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RELIGIOUS CALENDAR FIRST CHURCH BALDWIN, UNITED METHODIST, 881 Merrick Road. Worship services are held each Sunday at 10 a.m. Adult Sunday School meets at 8:45 a.m. Child care for small children. Call 223-1168. Visit our website: EBENEZER CHURCH OF SEVENTH DAY ADVENTIST, 97 Broadway. Michael R. Bernard, Pastor; Saturdays, Church at Study, 9:15 a.m.; Morning Service, 11 a.m.; Youth Service, 4 p.m. 379-1054 DEAN STREET CHAPEL, 23 West Dean Street. Sundays, Breaking of Bread, 9:15 a.m.; Adult Bible Class, 10:15 a.m.; Family Bible Hour, Sunday School (pre-K through seniors), 11:15 a.m.; Wednesdays, Prayer Meeting, 8 p.m SOUTH NASSAU CHRISTIAN CHURCH, 3147 Eastern Parkway, Baldwin, 379-0720, David Dooley, Minister. Sunday School, 9:30 a.m.; Sunday Worship Service, 10:45 a.m.; Wednesday Adult Bible Study, 8 p.m., Youth Group, 8 p.m.. ST. PETER’S EVANGELICAL LUTHERAN CHURCH, 2332 Grand Avenue, Baldwin, 223-1951. The Rev. Edward G. Barnett, Pastor. The Service of Holy Communion, 10 a.m. ALL SAINTS’ EPISCOPAL CHURCH (Anglican) – 2375 Harrison Avenue, Baldwin, 223-3731, The Rev. Dr. Charles G. Ackerson, Ph.D., Rector. Sunday: Holy Eucharist, 8 a.m.; Sung Eucharist , 10 a.m. Wednesday: Holy Eucharist 10 a.m.; Church Office Hours, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Monday through Thursday. THE FIRST PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH OF BALDWIN, 717 St. Luke's Place, Baldwin 11510, (516) 223-2112 Welcoming and Supporting Individuals and Families to Grow in Faith! Sunday Services at 10 o'clock. Rev. Adrian J. Pratt, Pastor. E-mail to: IGLESIA CENTRO BIBLICO DE FREEPORT – 50 North Main Street, 546-0473, C. Luis Vargas, Senior Pastor. Sunday services. TABERNACLE OF FAITH, 286 West Merrick Road, Freeport, Walter Gibson, Pastor. Sunday Services, 8 and 11:30 a.m. and 8 p.m.; Sunday School, 10 a.m.; Friday night service, 8:30 p.m.; Monday and Tuesday Bible School, 7:30 p.m. THE FIRST PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH OF FREEPORT, 178 South Ocean Ave. & Smith St.; Sunday worship at 10 a.m., celebrates creatively and joyfully. Child care available. Adult and Cherub Choirs; Dance Ministry. Third Sunday of each month – Family Sunday – embracing & nurturing our children and youth. Communion open to all. Contact Rev. Eddie Jusino at 379-1114. BETHELA.M.E. CHURCH, 420 North Main Street. Reverend Dr. Harry J. White, II., Senior Pastor, Sunday Morning Worship Service 10 a.m., Holy Communion – Every 1st Sunday, Senior Program – Tuesday, Wednesday & Thursday: 10 a.m. BALDWIN JEWISH CENTER, 885 Seaman Avenue. Daily minyan, Monday and Thursday 6:25 a.m.; Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday, 6:35 a.m.; Friday services 8 p.m.; Saturday services 9 a.m. and 5:50 p.m.; Sunday services, 9 a.m. FREEPORT UNITED METHODIST CHURCH, 46 Pine Street, 378-0659. Rev. David Henry, Pastor. 10:30 am Sunday Morning Worship Service. Nursery Care & Church School Classes for Pre K- 8th grade. All are welcome! CONGREGATION B'NAI ISRAEL, 91 North Bayview Avenue, 623-4200. Conservative, egalitarian congregation. Friday services, 8 p.m.; Saturday services, 9:30 a.m. Weekday minyan followed by breakfast, 6:45 a.m. Sunday services, 9 a.m., followed by breakfast. Religious school, pre-K through high school. Adult education. SOUTH NASSAU UNITARIAN UNIVERSALIST CONGREGATION, 228 South Ocean Avenue, 623-1204. A liberal faith community where all people and beliefs are welcome: Sunday services 10:30 a.m. Children’s religious education, youth groups, childcare, small group interactions, social justice work and special events. CHRIST EVANGELICAL LUTHERAN CHURCH/IGLESIA LUTERANA DE

CRISTO, North Grove Street and Randall Aves. Rev. Emilce Erato. Sundays – 9:30 a.m. – Worship Service; 10:45 a.m. Sunday School and Adult Education; 11 a.m. – Spanish Mass. 3781258. WORD OF LIFE MINISTRIES, 80 West Merrick Road, Freeport, non-denominational; Stephen and Roseann Brower, Senior Pastors; Sunday morning Worship 10 a.m.; Children's Church 10 a.m.; Nursery available. Wednesday Care Groups in the homes; Friday evenings ministries; Care (home and hospital visits), Children’s Ministry 7:30 p.m., 18-month residential program for substance abuse. Bible Education Center. 546-3344. FREEPORT CHURCH OF GOD, 580 Babylon Turnpike. Reverend Harold E. Banarsee, Senior Pastor. Morning services: 11:15 a.m.; Sunday School: 6 p.m.; First Sundays: night service at 6 p.m.; counseling on Thursdays by appointment; prayer service and Bible study: Wednesday at 7:30 p.m. SALVATION ARMY, 66 Church Street, P.O. Box 725, Sunday: Morning Worship 11 a.m.; Afterglow Service 12 p.m.; Home League Ladies Group Thursday 11 a.m.; Bible Study Friday 11 a.m.; Mid-week Service Wednesday, 12 p.m.; Senior Citizen Center, Monday to Friday, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Family Supper Program on Tuesday at 5 p.m. followed by Scouting activities 5:30 to 7 p.m. Call 378-4557. EPISCOPAL TRANSFIGURATION CHURCH – (ANGLICAN), South Long Beach Avenue and Pine Street. Tuesdays Holy Eucharist 8:45 a.m. Sundays, Holy Eucharist 8 and 10 a.m. Sunday School, noon. CHURCH OF OUR HOLY REDEEMER, 37 South Ocean Avenue. Weekday Masses Monday-Friday, 7:30 a.m. and 12:10 p.m., Wednesday, 7:30 p.m. (Spanish); Friday 12:10 p.m. followed by Divine Mercy Chaplet; Saturday Morning Mass in the Church, 8 a.m. Saturday Evening (Sunday Vigil Masses) 5 p.m. and 7 p.m. (Spanish); Sunday Masses 8 a.m., 9:30 (Family), 11:30 a.m., 1 p.m. (Spanish); Miraculous Medal Novena, Saturday following 8 a.m. Mass. Blessed Sacrament Chapel open 24 hours. ST. CHRISTOPHER’S R.C. CHURCH, 11 Gale Avenue, Baldwin. Sunday Masses: Saturday at 5 p.m.; Sunday at 7:30 a.m.; 9:30 a.m. (Folk Group); 11 a.m. (Choir); 12:30 p.m.; 5 p.m. (Contemporary Music Group). Daily Masses: Monday through Friday: 7 and 9 a.m.; Saturday: 9 a.m. Holiday Masses: Please consult the weekly Bulletin the Sunday before the holyday. CHURCH OF FIRST BAPTIST FREEPORT, Pine Street and South Long Beach Avenue. Sunday Worship – 10:45 a.m.; Sunday School for adults & children, 9:20 a.m.; Wednesday Bible Study & Prayer, 8 p.m.; 379-8084. COMMUNITY CHURCH OF THE NAZARENE, 301 Atlantic Avenue. Sundays, Sunday School for all ages, 10 a.m.; Morning Worship Service, 11 a.m.; Evening Praise and Prayer Service, 6 p.m.; Wednesdays, Evening Bible Study in Spanish and English, 7:30 p.m. Second and fourth Fridays, Youth Night in Church gym, 8 p.m. GREATER SECOND BAPTIST CHURCH, 129 East Merrick Road. Reverend Mallette, Sundays, Morning Service, 11 a.m.; Evening Service, 9 p.m. Thursdays, Prayer Meeting, 8 p.m.; Sunday School, 9:30 a.m. SOUTH BALDWIN JEWISH CENTER, 2959 Grand Avenue, Baldwin; Rabbi Antonio DeGesu. Conservative. Twice daily minyan. Weekdays: Sunday 9:30 a.m.; Monday-Friday 6:50 a.m.; Sunday-Thursday 8 p.m.; Shabbat: 8 p.m.; Shabbat morning 9:30 a.m.; Sat. afternoon 10 minutes before sundown. Religious school; Adult education; Mens Club and Sisterhood. 223-8688. ZION CATHEDRAL, COGIC, 312 Grand Avenue, Freeport. Bishop Frank Otha White, Senior Pastor; Dr. Frank Anthone White, CoPastor. Sunday: 7:30 and 11:15 a.m., Worship Services; 10 a.m., Sunday School. Tuesday: 121 p.m., Noonday Prayer; 6:30-8:30 p.m., Spiritual Empowerment Service, Fridays at 6 p.m., Youth Activities.

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Good advice from FHS alums More than 40 recent graduates from Freeport High School returned to their alma mater to lend words of advice and support to current seniors as they prepare for their college careers. “When you go to college you have to manage everything, including your time and especially your money,” joked Jorge Villao, who is studying architecture at New York Institute of Technology. He and the other FHS grads, now studying at a myriad of schools including Brown, SUNY Stony Brook, St. John’s and Adelphi, shared their experiences with regard to obtaining financial aid, spending money on textbooks and food, choosing roommates, and making the best academic choices. “You have choices out there, even if your grades are not the best. I’m in NYU now,” said Lindsey Johnson, recalling the ups and downs of her own experiences during the college application process.

The alumni’s visit was arranged through the College Student Network, a program organized by the Freeport Schools Guidance Department. The network’s goal is to enlist recent Freeport High School graduates to come and speak about college life while they are on their winter break, so that the students slated to graduate in June can learn from the relating of their experiences. The high school students also get the opportunity to ask questions during and after the visit. “We are very pleased at how many recent graduates agreed to come back. It shows how much they care about Freeport High School and the positive experiences they had here,” said Freeport Schools Guidance Chairperson Emma Perdomo. “When you graduate and get to college and face some of the realities outside of Freeport High School, you realize what a great place this is,” added Johnson.

Homework Centers are available at the Baldwin Public Library in both the Children’s Department (grades 2-6) and the Teen Zone (grades 7-12). Certified teachers are available in both centers, Monday through Thursday from 4 p.m. until 5:30 p.m. to help with assignments. The centers are open only when school is in session. Registration is required. Contact Wendy Rathjens (Children’s Services) or Jill Holleufer (Young Adult Services) at 223-6228 for further information

Toytime For ages 1-2 with parent/caregiver, Toytime will be held on Wednesdays, February 1, 8, 15, 29 at 10 a.m. Registration is ongoing.

Saturdays, March 3, 10, 17, 24, at 10 a.m., featuring stories, fingerplays, movement activity and a craft. Registration is required and begins February 4.

Black History Month Story-craft For Grades 1-5, a Black History Month Story-Craft will be held on Thursday, February 2, at 4 p.m. Listen to a story and make a special craft. Registration is required and has begun.


For grades 2-6. Sunday, March 4, at 2 p.m., play chess with the Long Island Chess Nuts. Beginners are welcome. Limited registration begins Sunday, February 5.

March Madness basketball Baby Time New, for infants to 15 months with parent/caregiver, Baby Time will be held on Thursdays, March 1, 8, 15, 22 at 11 a.m. Registration begins February 2.

Saturday Toddler Story Times For 2-year-olds with parent/caregiver. Toddler Story Times are held on

For grades 4-6, celebrate March Madness basketball on Thursday, March. 1 at 4 p.m. Which is your favorite basketball team? Read any book on basketball and that’s your ticket to enter. Share your knowledge answering basketball trivia. Refreshments will be served. Registration begins Tuesday, February 2.



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GOOD ADVICE: Recent Freeport High School graduates, from left, Elvis Carvonas, Eric Ramirez, Jorge Villao, Christina Workman, Jennifer Tyson and Lindsey Johnson participated in the College Student Network, sharing their recent college experiences with current Freeport High School seniors.

by Jeff Morosoff Marc Josloff, Jude Schanzer and Hale Storm of Freeport were honored by the Long Island Arts Council at Freeport at its inaugural “Top 25 Advocates for the Arts” Reception Benefit on Wednesday, January 25, at the Bellmore Movies, Bellmore. The awards reception honored 25 worthy advocates who have demonstrated an outstanding commitment to the arts on Long Island.

Marc Josloff Marc Josloff’s accomplishments include his involvement with the Village of Freeport’s First Night Freeport, serving as art director; designer for Century One, a festival/celebration of Freeport as an incorporated village; designer of the Walking Wellness Markers that feature student artwork on the Nautical Mile, and art contributor to the Freeport Street Banners project in Freeport in 2010 and 2011 and photographs to Freeport’s 2011 “Freeport Style” magazine. Mr. Josloff has also been active with Freeport Public Schools, the Freeport Community Concert Association, Freeport Memorial Library and the Long Island Center of Photography. He also served as a lobbyist for the arts in Albany.

and in colleges. Her production of “Our Country’s Good” by Timberlake Wertenbaker won the award for Best Production at the University of Indianapolis. The arts and culture are driving forces in any community. Ms. Schanzer works to make performances, programs, and demonstrations readily available to those living in Nassau County. It is important to demystify the arts and artists to the public and to create a welcoming atmosphere which will encourage participation. To this end, she develops performances, programs and workshops where audience members are not simply passive observers, but participants in the process. The audiences get to meet and speak with artists, create their own art works, or suggest programming. As a result of these practices, the Long Island Writers’ Guild honored her with an award recognizing her efforts in encouraging people to write. Most importantly, these endeavors not only build attendance, but are supportive of artists by creating places where they

feel comfortable and appreciated. It is Jude’s belief that the arts are not a luxury, but a necessary part of building and sustaining a productive, vital, and open community. Without artists the possibilities of living in a place which embraces growth, vision, and acceptance is simply difficult, if not impossible, to achieve.

Hale Storm A longtime resident of Freeport, Hale Storm is the CEO and founder of Freeport Signs & Rigging, a commercial sign design, fabrication and installation company servicing Long Island and the tri-state area. He is also the leader of the South Shore Long Island Networking Group, an organization dedicated to giving local business owners the opportunity to build alliances and help each other grow and prosper. He is also very active in the local community working with Operation S.P.L.A.S.H. (Stop Polluting, Littering And Save Harbors), a nonprofit, all-volunteer organization of more than 1,000 members committed to improving the quality of life along our Long Island shores.

His other passion is art; particularly art of his own making. Using all variety of scrap, debris, detritus and odd ball material, he spends much of his free time cobbling together works conceived in his most imaginative mind. His home and work space are filled with his creations. In fact, Mr. Storm was recently featured on the History Channel television series “Junkies” in which he played himself; a curiosity filled character working hard to make all sorts of fantastical creations from, well, junk. Proceeds of this important event benefitted the Long Island Arts Council at Freeport, a nonprofit organization which provides many programs and services. The Arts Council administers the High 5 Long Island (a program providing teenagers with $5 tickets to cultural events and special youth programming), presents concerts and exhibits, sponsors a juried photography show, donates musical instruments to schools in underserved communities, manages an international musical composition contest and much more.

Jude Schanzer Jude Schanzer is the director of public relations and programming at the East Meadow Public Library, and has been there for over eight years. As an educator, she has been an adjunct at C.W. Post, a teaching artist in theatre with the Tilles Center for the Performing Arts and on the faculty of the Rutgers University Camden Theatre Department. Her work with the East Meadow Public Library has garnered the library many honors. They are one of 40 libraries in the United States to have received the Visions of the Universe exhibit from NASA and the American Library Association (ALA), and one of thirty to be given the “Soul of a People Project” from the National Endowment of the Humanities and ALA. This year East Meadow Public Library is one of only 10 libraries in the country to be honored with the Discover Earth touring exhibit from the National Center for Interactive Learning at the Space Science Institute, the Lunar and Planetary Institute and the National Girls Collaborative Project through ALA. All of these programs use the arts and culture as means of teaching across curriculum. Ms. Schanzer was a member of Circle Repertory Company’s Directors’ Lab for many years and is still a theatre director with Circle Rep East. She has directed productions Off and Off-Off Broadway, regionally including the Tilles Center,

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by Erin Donohue Not rain, nor snow, nor sleet or even tiny bits of piercing hail would stop upset Catholic school parents this past Saturday from protesting the slated school closures. The Diocese of Rockville Centre, led by Bishop William Murphy, announced early last month that six schools would be closing this June; they are Sacred Heart School in North Merrick, St. John Baptist De LaSalle Regional School in Farmingdale, St. Catherine of Sienna School in Franklin Square, St. Ignatius Loyola School in Hicksville, all in Nassau County, and from Suffolk County, Prince of Peace Regional School in Sayville and Our Lady of Perpetual Help School in Lindenhurst. The Leader has been following the attempts by the parents of Sacred Heart in its efforts to save their school: A school whose enrollment is on the rise, a school that is financially rebounding and a school whose parents and alumni in early 2011 spent $80,000 refurbishing the school’s gym that will now be taken away from them. Representatives from all the schools slated for closure rallied outside Bishop

William Murphy’s residence and St. Agnes Cathedral last Saturday during the only snowfall we've had this year. Seeking a reprieve, a reason or a complete reversal from the diocese is what the protestors are seeking. “We will not fold our hands and let this happen without a fight,” Sacred Heart parent Shane Pallotta had told this newspaper. “I haven't looked for any other option,” said another parent who wished not be named. “If I find a school outside of Sacred Heart that would be giving up on what has become a part of our family. “ “Researching other options makes it too easy,” said Robert Mays, an uncle of one of the students in the school. Freeport seventh-grader Kassidy Estrella is very upset by this decision. “Just one more year,” she said indicating she’d be graduating with the Class of 2013, who have for the most part been together since the nursery school program at Sacred Heart. Kassidy also has a brother, Zaccariah, who is a fifth-grader at the school. There is a Facebook page “Save Sacred Heart” keeping the community, alumni and others informed about about the subject. Several Freeport students

SACRED HEART STUDENTS AND PARENTS fight to save their school.

attend Sacred Heart in the wake of the closing of Our Holy Redeemer School in Freeport. Shane Pallotta, one of the parents spearheading this initiative, writes, “We did everything we could have done...we got our enrollment up 20% over three years…we fundraised $120,000 and built an $80,000 gym through a grassroots campaign. I have talked to other schools (remaining open) that raised half of that.” As much of a stressor as this has been on the parents, it’s the kids that will end up losing if the action stands, parents say. Joining in the protest with signs were many students including Meaghan O'Keefe (whose dad Brian took to the bullhorn on Saturday leading the rally), Molly McGoldrick and Steven Hoffman who held a sign that read “Dictatorship of Rockville Centre – Can't we even talk?” The students are learning at a young age to fight for what they believe. S e v e n t h grader James Waldhof’s sign may have asked it best, though: “What would Jesus Do?” A response from the Diocese of RVC The bishop and his colleagues who share responsibility for Catholic schools look on today’s vigil with understanding and deep respect for the people who gather in front of the Cathedral to express their feelings and their concern for their children. We share the same commitment. In that spirit of solidarity, the diocese has been providing opportunities in each of the six schools for parents to learn about nearby Catholic schools that are accepting children whose parents want them to continue in a good Catholic school. There is a space for every one

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of these children in one or more of the 43 Catholic elementary schools, all of whom offer the same quality Catholic education children and parents have found in their school that will close in June of this year. The bishop and superintendant of schools have co-written a column in this week’s The Long Island Catholic newspaper that reiterates what the purpose and the goal of these difficult decisions represent. We are grateful for the parents whose love of their children and desire for a Catholic education for those children are so concerned and so desirous for the best for their children. We also are deeply grateful to the principals and teachers, the pastors and the school boards, who have collaborated with the diocese and with one another in this time of transition. We all feel the pain but especially we must be attentive to the feelings of the children whose teachers are doing an extraordinary task of personally helping each child through this transition. The bishop remains committed to his decisions about these six schools based on the recommendations from the Strategic Planning Committee, whose 18-month analysis of the Catholic elementary schools is a valid, objective and fundamentally sound expression of how the Church will go forward to strengthen Catholic elementary school education across the diocese for the future. He asks that all those committed to the children and to Catholic education join together in prayer and mutual collaboration so that these valuable goals can be met in a spirit of mutual trust and Christian love and understanding and we might all belong more deeply to the Lord and to one another.


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Friedberg JCC Family of Camps 15 Neil Court, Oceanside 766-4341 The Friedberg JCC Family of Camps offers a variety of camping experiences for children ages, 2-16. Three preschool camps are conveniently located in Oceanside, Merrick and Long Beach, and are held in modern, well-equipped surroundings. Each includes sports clinics, drama, music, swim instruction, arts & crafts, professional entertainment, Judaic culture and more. Campers, grades K-4, enjoy the beauty of 450 wooded acres while participating in swim, sports, drama, Judaic culture, nature, science and a professionally-designed golf driving range and a NEW challenge course. Campers in grades 3 & 4 enjoy horseback riding and overnight adventures. Explorers, a transition program for grades 5 & 6 have the luxury of traditional day camp, a variety of day trips and extended overnights. Voyagers (grades 7-9), designed with teens in mind, includes fantastic day trips and extended overnights to destinations such as Canada and Boston. Transportation for camp is provided on air-conditioned buses and meals are included in most camps. Specialty camps offered by the JCC include Theatre Camp (ages 5-12), Camps for Children with Disabilities and Sunrise Day Camp, the only dedicated day camp in the nation for children with cancer and their siblings.

Friedberg JCC Family of Camps – Merrick/Bellmore Branch 225 Fox Blvd., Merrick 379-9386 Welcome to the Friedberg JCC Early Childhood Summer Camp Experience! At our Merrick/Bellmore Preschool location, we strive to incorporate our school year philosophy into a vital, active and -- most importantly -- fun summer program for children! Our camp program is unique because Early Childhood is all we do. Our experienced early childhood specialists coordinate to bring weekly themes that are filled with creative crafts, dramatic play, dance, movement and loads of sports! Our sports program includes ProSoccer, yoga, judo, tee ball and tennis. Our supervised swim program offers one-on-one instruction. Friday Shabbats, entertainment, trips for fours and fives, “Super Science” and lots of “silly days” make our pre-school camp a unique and genuine early childhood camping experience for your child. Our professional dedicated staff will give you peace of mind and provide your child with a nurturing environment. This summer trust the specialists in Early Childhood Education and give your child an experience where they will blossom and grow!

Future Stars Summer Camps offer the finest weekly specialty day camps at two convenient locations, The College at Old Westbury and Farmingdale State College. Summer 2012 camps run from June 25 – August 17. Programs are directed by experienced and qualified teachers and coaches who share a passion for working with children. At Future Stars Summer Camps we play with confidence, enthusiasm, and a genuine love of the game! Future Stars at The College at Old Westbury Conveniently located on Rt.107 minutes from the LI Expressway in Nassau County. A picturesque 500 acre campus offering programs in Baseball, Basketball, Cheerleading, Circus Arts, Dance, Drama, Lacrosse, Magic, MultiSports, ‘Flag’ Rugby, Soccer, Softball, Swim, Tennis, and Volleyball. Call 516-876-3490 for more information. Visit for details. Future Stars at Farmingdale State College Conveniently located on the Rt.110 corridor on the Nassau/Suffolk border. A beautiful 300 acre campus offering programs in Baseball, Basketball, Cheerleading, Field Hockey, Football, Golf, Lacrosse, Magic, MultiSports, Soccer, Softball, Tennis, Track & Field, and Volleyball. Call 631-609-0438 for more information. Visit for details.

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Specialized schools AND CAMP DIRECTORY

Nursery School and Summer Program Temple B’nai Torah Nursery School and Summer Program 2900 Jerusalem Ave., Wantagh Tel - 516-781-KIDS (5437) A place for learning and nurturing for all children and their families! Our school program offers fun-filled educational experiences for ages 18 months through Kindergarten Enrichment. Our curriculum includes such activities as reading readiness, computers, science, math, cooking, creative movement, and music. Our entire staff is experienced, caring, trained in CPR, first aid, and is NYS certified. We have a security system with a private entrance, and a fully fenced-in playground with safety padding. We have an indoor playroom, and our entire building is air-conditioned. We offer half-day, mini-day, or full day programs for 35 days. Early drop off and late-stay available. Our Summer Fun Program accomodates children from 2 years, 9 months to 7 years old. Each week is a special theme, and snacks to go along with it. Special events include “Backwards Day,” and “Crazy Hat Day.” Each day the children have the chance to experience the outdoors by going into the playground, playing sports, and then some water fun with the sprinkler, water table, and water games. Registration now in progress for Summer Fun & Fall Programs. Call 516-781- KIDS (5437)

Twin Oaks Country Day School & Camp 458 Babylon Turnpike, Freeport 516-623-4550 For over 35 years, Twin Oaks has been a leader in camping for all ages. From tots to teens we offer a full program of sports, crafts, swimming, drama and a full summer of special events, which are sure to make each child cheer with excitement. 2 heated pools, spacious fields, an Arts and Crafts center, a large indoor gymnasium/theater and state of the art playgrounds make Twin Oaks the perfect place for your child to spend the summer. Elective programming including, a “Broadway style production”, “Cool Crafts”, “Culinary Magic” and many more offered to our 2nd thru 4th grade campers. Our Gemini Teen Travel Program from 5th thru 8th grade and our Gemini Adventure partial travel program from 4th6th grade are the best travel programs around. Join the fun for summer 2012. The excitement of Twin Oaks continues all year long in our nursery school with the thrill of lFor over 35 years, Twin Oaks has been a leader in camping for all ages. From tots to teens we offer a full program of sports, crafts, swimming, drama and a full summer of special events, which are sure to make each child cheer with excitement. 2 heated pools, spacious fields, an Arts and Crafts center, a large indoor gymnasium/theater and state of the art playgrounds make Twin Oaks the perfect place for your child to spend the summer. Elective programming including, a “Broadway style production”, “Cool Crafts”, “Culinary Magic” and many more offered to our 2nd thru 4th grade campers. Our Gemini Teen Travel Program from 5th thru 8th grade and our Gemini Adventure partial travel program from 4th6th grade are the best travel programs around. Join the fun for summer 2012. The excitement of Twin Oaks continues all year long in our nursery school with the thrill of learning. Our caring, nurturing staff provides the best education. Our fully accredited school prepares your preschooler for and easy transition into elementary school. Our hands on academic experiences are available from toddlers to our Full Day Kindergarten. Call us and give your child the gift of learning. Our caring, nurturing staff provides the best education. Our fully accredited school prepares your preschooler for and easy transition into elementary school. Our hands on academic experiences are available from toddlers to our Full Day Kindergarten. Call us and give your child the gift of learning.

South Shore Country Day School & Camp 54 YEARS OF EXCELLENCE! 1149 Newbridge Road North Bellmore 785-3311 South Shore Country Day School & Camp has been operating a private preschool and elementary school, as well as a summer day camp since 1958. South Shore provides your child with a developmentally appropriate educational experience. Programs include Mommy & Me, Terrific Tots, Nursery, Pre-K, Kindergarten, Kindergarten Enrichment, First Grade and Second Grade. Specialty programs include field trips, music, computers, gymnastics, and Spanish and more. They have NYS Certified Teachers and the school is chartered by NYS Board of Regents. South Shore Day Camp has programs from Tots to Teens! Camp activities focus on promoting self-esteem, making friends and having fun! Morning, Mini Day, and Full Day Sessions are available with 2-3 or 5 days options. South Shore’s safe, secure campus includes air conditioned buildings, a tree-house playground, in-ground pools, and athletic fields. Daily nutritious snacks, lunch, and door to door airconditioned mini bus transportation is included.

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PUBLIC NOTICES Suite 404, Westbur y, NY 11590 Dated: Januar y 4, 2012 913212 1/19, 1/26, 2/2, 02/09/2012 FL 850 4T 1/19, 26, 2/2, 9 Notice of Formation of a LLC: Name: Stonehenge Antiques Co., L.L.C., filed with NY Secy. of State on 12/06/11. Office location Nassau County. SSNY is designated as agent of the LLC upon whom process against it may be ser ved. SSNY shall mail process to PO Box 7528, Freepor t, NY 11520. Purpose: any lawful activity. FL 851 6T 1/19, 26, 2/2, 9, 16, 23 PUBLIC NOTICE OF COUNTY TREASURER’S SALE OF TAX LIENS ON REAL ESTATE Notice is hereby given that I shall on the 21st day of February, 2012 through the 24th day of February, 2012, beginning at 10:00 o’clock in the morning each day, in the Legislative Chambers, First Floor, Theodore Roosevelt Executive and Legislative Building, 1550 Franklin Avenue, Mineola, New York, sell at public auction the tax liens on certain real estate, unless the owner, mortgagee, occupant of or any other party in interest in such real estate shall have paid to the County Treasurer by February 17th, 2012 the total amount of such unpaid taxes or assessments with the interest, penalties and other expenses and charges against the property. Such tax liens will be sold at the lowest rate of interest, not exceeding 10 percent per six month period, for which any person or persons shall offer to take the total amount of such unpaid taxes as defined in Section 537.0 of the Nassau County Administrative Code. As required by Section 5-44.0 of the Nassau County Administrative Code, the County Treasurer shall charge a registration fee of $100.00 per day to each person who shall seek to bid at the public auction as defined above. A list of all real estate in Nassau County on which tax liens are to be sold is available at the website of the Nassau County Treasurer at http://www.nassaucountyny.g ov/agencies/Treasurer/Annua l_Tax_Lien_Sale/tax_sale_listing.html. A list of local properties upon which tax liens are to be sold will be advertised in this publication on or about February 6th, 2012. Nassau County does not discriminate on the basis of disability in admission to or access to, or treatment or

NOTICE OF SALE SUPREME COURT: NASSAU COUNTY. L&L ASSOCIATES HOLDING CORP., Pltf. vs. VICTOR BARROS, et al, Defts. Index #11-011371. Pursuant to judgment of foreclosure and sale dated Nov. 29, 2011, I will sell at public auction on Tuesday, Feb. 14, 2012 at 11:30 a.m. in the Calendar Control Part (CCP) Courtroom of the Supreme Court, 100 Supreme Court Dr., Mineola, NY, prem. k/a prem. District 9, Section 62, Block 178, Block 488. Sold subject to terms and conditions of filed judgment and terms of sale. ANTHONY J. CINCOTTA, Referee. LEVY & LEVY, Attys. For Pltf., 12 Tulip Dr., Great Neck, NY. #80727 FL 834 4T 1/12, 19, 26, 2/2 SUPREME COURT: NASSAU COUNTY. L&L ASSOCIATES HOLDING CORP., Pltf. vs. JFB PROPERTIES, LLC, et al, Defts. Index #11-011472. Pursuant to judgment of foreclosure and sale dated Dec. 15, 2011, I will sell at public auction on Tuesday, Feb. 14, 2012 at 11:30 a.m. in the Calendar Control Part (CCP) Courtroom of the Supreme Court, 100 Supreme Court Dr., Mineola, NY, prem. k/a Section 55, Block 483, Lot(s) 223-224. Sold subject to terms and conditions of filed judgment and terms of sale. WILLIAM BOCCIO, Referee. LEVY & LEVY, Attys. for Pltf., 12 Tulip Dr., Great Neck, NY. #80780 FL 837 4T 1/12, 19, 26, 2/2 NOTICE OF SALE SUPREME COURT COUNTY OF NASSAU Cedarcrest Fund LP, Plaintiff, against Kaseem H. Simpson; Mary Simpson a/k/a Mary Louise Simpson; Herber t Rubenfeld; et al., Defendant(s). Pursuant to a Judgment of Foreclosure and Sale duly dated 11/29/2011 I, the undersigned Referee will sell at public auction at the CCP Cour troom of the Supreme Court Building, 100 Supreme Court Drive, Mineola, New York 11501 on 02/21/2012 at 11:30AM, premises known as 29 Jesse Street, Freeport, NY All that certain plot piece or parcel of land, with the buildings and improvements erected, situate, lying and being in the Incorporated Village of Freeport, Town of Hempstead, County of Nassau and State of New York, Section: 55; Block: 213; Lots: 185 & 186. Approximate amount of judgment $5,013.52 plus interest and costs. Premises will be sold subject to provisions of filed Judgment Index# 11001022. Adrienne Hausch, Referee Michael C. Manniello, P.C. 1025 Old Country Road,

employment in, its services, programs, or activities. Upon request, accommodations such as those required by the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) will be provided to enable individuals with disabilities to participate in all services, programs, activities and public hearings and events conducted by the Treasurer’s Office. Upon request, information can be made available in Braille, large print, audio-tape or other alternative formats. For additional information, please call (516) 571-3723 (voice) or (516) 571-3108 (TTY). Dated: January 13, 2012 THE NASSAU COUNTY TREASURER Mineola, New York TERMS OF SALE Such tax liens shall be sold subject to any and all superior tax liens of sovereignties and other municipalities and to all claims of record which the County may have thereon and subject to the provisions of the Federal and State Soldiers’ and Sailors' Civil Relief Acts. However, such tax liens shall have priority over the County's Differential Interest Lien, representing the excess, if any, of the interest and penalty borne at the maximum rate over the interest and penalty borne at the rate at which the lien is purchased. The Purchaser acknowledges that the tax lien(s) sold pursuant to these Terms of Sale may be subject to pending bankruptcy proceedings and/or may become subject to such proceedings which may be commenced during the period in which a tax lien is held by a successful bidder or the assignee of same, which may modify a Purchaser's rights with respect to the lien(s) and the property securing same. Such bankruptcy proceedings shall not affect the validity of the tax lien. In addition to being subject to pending bankruptcy proceedings and/or the Federal and State Soldiers' and Sailors' Civil Relief Acts, said purchaser's right of foreclosure may be affected by the Financial Institutions Reform, Recover y and Enforcement Act(FIRREA),12 U.S.C. ss 1811 et.seq., with regard to real property under Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation(FDIC) receivership. The County Treasurer reserves the right, without further notice and at any time, to withdraw from sale any of the parcels of land or premises herein listed. The Nassau County Treasurer reserves the right to intervene in any bankruptcy case/litigation where the property affect-

ed by the tax liens sold by the Treasurer is part of the bankruptcy estate. However, it is the sole responsibility of all tax lien purchasers to protect their legal interests in any bankruptcy case affecting their purchased tax lien, including but not limited to the filing of a proof of claim on their behalf, covering their investment in said tax lien. The Nassau County Treasurer and Nassau County and its agencies, assumes no responsibility for any legal representation of any tax lien purchaser in any legal proceeding including but not limited to a bankruptcy case where the purchased tax lien is at risk. The rate of interest and penalty at which any person purchases the tax lien shall be established by his bid. Each purchaser, immediately after the sale thereof, shall pay to the County Treasurer ten per cent of the amount for which the tax liens have been sold and the remaining ninety per cent within thirty days after such sale. If the purchaser at the tax sale shall fail to pay the remaining ninety per cent within ten days after he has been notified by the County Treasurer that the certificates of sale are ready for delivery, then all amounts deposited with the County Treasurer including but not limited to the ten per cent theretofore paid by him shall, without further notice or demand, be irrevocably forfeited by the purchaser and shall be retained by the County Treasurer as liquidated damages and the agreement to purchase shall be of no further effect. Time is of the essence in this sale. This sale is held pursuant to the Nassau County Administrative Code and interested parties are referred to such Code for additional information as to terms of the sale, rights of purchasers, maximum rates of interest and other legal incidents of the sale. Dated: January 13, 2012 THE NASSAU COUNTY TREASURER Mineola, New York FL 853 2T 1/26, 2/2 Notice of Legal Adjournment of Sale Supreme Court NASSAU U.S. Bank National Association, as Trustee for the Registered Holders of MASTR Asset Backed Securities Trust 2007-WMC1Mor tgage PassThrough Cer tificates Series 2007-WMC1, Vs. Yolanda E. Loais a/k/a Yolanda Loais Attorney (s) for Plaintiff (s): The Law Office of Shapiro, Dicaro & Barak. 250 Mile Crossing Boulevard Suite one Rochester, NY 14624. Pursuant to Judgment of

Foreclosure and Sale granted herein on October 3, 2011, I will sell at Public Auction to the highest bidder at the Calendar Control Part (CCP) Courtroom, 100 Supreme Cour t Drive, Mineola, NY 11501. On Tuesday, February 28, 2012 at 11:30 a.m. Premises known as 360 California Avenue, Uniondale, NY 11553 SEC: 34 BI: 493 Lots: 499-500 & 513. All that certain plot, piece or parcel of land, with the buildings and improvement thereon erected, situate, lying and being, at Hempstead, County of Nassau and State of New York. Approximate amount of Judgment $ 437,771.62 Plus interest and cost. Premises will be sold subject to provisions of filed Judgment Index No. 09-015278 Douglas J. Good ESQ., REFEREE The Law Office of Shapiro, Dicaro & Barak. 250 Mile Crossing Boulevard Suite one Rochester, NY 14624. Attorney (s) for Plaintiff (s) FL 854 4T 1/26, 2/2, 9, 16 New York State Department of Environmental Conservation Notice of Complete Application

Date: 01/09/2012 Applicant: KJM YACHT REALTY CORP 395 WOODCLEFT AVE FREEPORT, NY 11520 Facility: KJM YACHT REALTY PROPERTY 395/397 WOODCLEFT AVE FREEPORT, NY 11520 Application ID: 1-282003743/00008 Permits(s) Applied for: 1 Article 15 Title 5 Excavation & Fill in Navigable Waters 1 - Article 25 Tidal Wetlands 1 - Section 401 - Clean Water Act Water Quality Certification Project is located: in HEMPSTEAD in NASSAU COUNTY Project Description: Applicant proposes to remove 65 feet of existing bulkhead and reconstruct 18 feet landward, 18" higher and to remove 92 feet of existing bulkhead and install 12 feet seaward, 18" higher. Proposal includes construction of 12 linear feet of new bulkhead at the north end to connect to existing bulkhead, installation of two 6 linear foot returns, and placement of 275 cubic yards of excavated material as backfill. Project is located on

NOTICE OF ADOPTION NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN, that in accordance with §5-508 of the Village Law of the State of New York, after a public hearing on January 9, 2012, and a Special meeting on January 14, 2012, a budget showing revenue and expenditures for the fiscal year 20122013, has been duly adopted by the Board of Trustees of the Incorporated Village of Freeport, New York on January 14, 2011. A copy of the budget is available at the office of the Village Clerk, where is may be inspected by interested persons during office hours. Incorporated Village of Freeport Summary of Budget Fiscal Year Ending February 28, 2013 Function 2012/2013 Legislative $82,000.00 Judicial $583,049.00 Executive $328,101.00 Finance $1,519,381.00 Staff $2,844,064.00 Shared Services $2,458,717.00 Special Items $ 3,497,517.00 Public Safety $19,033,559.00 Health $2,800.00 Transportation $2,453,243.00 Economic Assistance $207,095.00 Culture & Recreation $3,480,045.00 Home & Community Services $26,600.00 Sanitation $4,162,984.00 Other Community Svs Stormwater $120,839.00 Other Home & Community $6,300.00 Employee Benefits $15,312,618.00 Debt Service $7,085,757.00 Transfer to other Funds 0.00 Total Appropriations $63,204,669.00 Estimated Revenues $21,896,779.00 To be raised by Taxation (Tax Levy) $41,307,890.00 Taxable Assessed Valuation $69,518,523.00 Tax Rate per Hundred Dollars $59.42 FY2012 FY2013 Percent Change Tax Levy 40,740,363 41,307,890 1.39% Rate 57.4538 59.42 3.42% BY THE ORDER OF THE BOARD OF TRUSTEES of the Incorporated Village of Freeport, New York Pamela Walsh Boening Village Clerk FL 858 1T 1/26







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How to file a tax grievance Nassau County Legislator Kevan Abrahams invites you to learn about the process of property valuation and how to file an appeal of the assessed value of your property if you disagree with your most recent assessment, on Wednesday, February 1, Freeport Recreation Center, 130 East Merrick Road Freeport, between 6:30-8:30 p.m. A representative from the Nassau County Assessment Review Commission will be available at these sessions to give you further information about your assessment and answer any questions you may


Police reports come from law enforcement agencies. Suspects are presumed innocent unless and until convicted in court. Nassau police First Squad detectives are investigating a Robbery which occurred on Monday, January 23, at 6 p.m. in Freeport. According to detectives, the male victim, 16, was walking on Nassau Avenue when he was approached by three Hispanic men. They threw him to the ground, at which time one of the robbers threatened the victim, stating he had a gun. Once on the ground, the robbers took Nike Jordan sneakers and clothing which the victim was carrying. They also took a Getaen trumpet and case from the victim. The robbers were seen getting in a gold Ford Thunderbird which fled westbound on Cedar Street. No injuries were reported. The robbers are described as 17 to 22 years of age, 5’ 7” tall, wearing black clothing and black Northface jackets. Two of the robbers were wearing masks.

have. For additional information contact Legislator Abrahams’s office at 571-6201.

Wild parrots of Long Island The Wild Parrots of Long Island will be the program at the South Shore Audubon Society on Tuesday, February 14, at 7:30 p.m. at the Freeport Memorial Library, 144 West Merrick Road at South Ocean Avenue. Feral parrots live year ‘round throughout the South Shore of Long Island, Brooklyn and the greater New York area. Presenter Nick DeNezzo will explain how they got here, how to spot

Detectives ask anyone with information regarding this crime to contact Nassau County Crime Stoppers at 1800-244-TIPS. All callers will remain anonymous, police said. uuu The First Squad is investigating a burglary which occurred on Sunday, January 22, at 11:17 p.m. in Freeport. According to detectives, the 57-yearold victim was in his Graffing Place apartment with his 23-year-old daughter and 1-year-old grandson. Two black men, 5’ 10”-5’ 11”tall, entered wearing hooded sweatshirts and ski masks armed with handguns. The robbers pointed the guns at the victims and looked through the bedroom dresser, but took no proceeds. The robbers fled the apartment in an unknown direction and fired at least eight shots outside into a snow bank. No injuries reported at this time. Detectives ask anyone with information regarding this crime to contact Nassau County Crime Stoppers at 1800-244-TIPS. All callers will remain anonymous.

them and the best places to observe them. Mr. DeNezzo is a tour guide, lecturer and kayak instructor. For information about the meeting or South Shore Audubon, go to or call 432-8156.

The 10 lost tribes Ever since the Assyrians exiled the Lost Tribes of Israel in the eighth century, B.C., the mystery of what happened to them has deepened inexorably with time. Where are the 10 lost tribes? Where did they go?

Come hear the JCC’s own scholar-inresidence and director of the Kehila Kedosha Jannina Synagogue and Museum, Marcia Haddad Ikonomopolous, as she delivers her stellar program on “The Ten Lost Tribes” on Thursday, February, 9 and Thursday, March 8, at 7:30 p.m. Refreshments will be served. Cost: $ 7. For information contact Debbie Rosen, 634-4169, or e-mail Or visit

Valentine’s Day at Christ Lutheran Christ Lutheran – Iglesia Luterana de Cnisto plans a dinner and dance to celebrate Valentine’s Day. Both English and Spanish congregations will enjoy this fellowship on Saturday evening, February 11, from 5 to 9 p.m.. Neighbors are invited. Leonel Avila, musician at the Spanish service, will be the deejay for the evening providing both traditional and salsa music. The church Evangelism Team has developed a menu of food from both cultures. There will be games and gifts for children.

The church is at 61 North Grove Street, Freeport, or the corner of Randa11 Avenue and North Grove. A parking lot is available. This event is a fund-raiser and tickets can be called for on weekday mornings at 378-l258. They will also be available at the door that evening. Ticket prices are as follows; adults – $20; age 6 to l8 – $10; age 5 and under – free. Pastor Emilce Erato leads two church services on Sunday mornings, 9:30 a.m. in English and 11 a.m. in Spanish. The community is invited.

Assessment workshops slated Nassau County Legislator Joe Scannell invites you to learn about the process of property valuation and how to file an appeal of the assessed value of your property if you disagree with your most recent assessment. Over the next month he will hold three free sessions in the area. A representative from the Nassau County Assessment Review Commission will be available at these sessions to give you further information about your assess-

ment and answer any questions you may have. For additional information please contact Legislator Scannell’s office at 571-6205. The sessions will be held: • Monday, Janurary 30 – Baldwin Library, 2385 Grand Avenue, Baldwin, 7 to 8:45 p.m. • Thursday, February 2 – Freeport Library, 144 West Merrick Road, Freeport, 7 to 8:45 p.m.

PUBLIC NOTICES Woodcleft Avenue, Freeport. Availability of Application Documents: Filed application documents, and Department draft permits where applicable, are available for inspection during normal business hours at the address of the contact person. To ensure timely service at the time of inspection, it is recommended that an appointment be made with the contact person. State Environmental Quality Review (SEQR) Determination Project is not subject to SEQR because it is a Type II action. SEQR Lead Agency None Designated State Historic Preservation Act (SHPA) Determination The proposed activity is not subject to review in accordance with SHPA. The permit type is exempt or the activity is being reviewed in accordance with federal historic preservation regulations. Coastal Management This project is located in a Coastal Management area and is subject to the Waterfront Revitalization and Coastal

Resources Act. Availability For Public Comment Comments on this project must be submitted in writing to the Contact Person no later than 02/02/2012 or 15 days after the publication date of this notice, whichever is later. Contact Person KENDALL P KLETT NYSDEC SUNY @ STONY BROOK/5O CIRCLE RD STONY BROOK, NY 117903409 (631) 444-0363 FL 855 1T 1/26 NOTICE OF SALE SUPREME COURT: NASSAU COUNTY WELLS FARGO BANK, NATIONAL ASSOCIATION, AS CUSTODIAN FOR MORGAN STANLEY ABS CAPITAL, MSAC 2007HE6; Plaintiff(s) vs. DESIREE REID; et al; Defendant(s) Attorney (s) for Plaintiff (s): ROSICKI, ROSICKI & ASSOCIATES, P.C., 2 Summit Court, Suite 301, Fishkill, NY 12524 (845) 897-1600 Pursuant to judgment of foreclosure and sale granted here-

in on or about September 24, 2009, I will sell at Public Auction to the highest bidder at Calendar Control Part (CCP) Cour troom of the Nassau Supreme Court, 100 Supreme Cour t Drive, Mineola, NY 11501. On Februar y 28, 2012 at 11:30 AM Premises known as 72 West Roosevelt Avenue, Roosevelt, NY 11575 Section: 55 Block: 428 Lot: 97, 98 & 99 All that certain plot, piece or parcel of land, situate, lying and being at Roosevelt, Town of Hempstead, County of Nassau and State of New York. As more particularly described in the judgment of foreclosure and sale. Sold subject to all of the terms and conditions contained in said judgment and terms of sale. Approximate amount of judgment $325,718.50 plus interest and costs. INDEX NO. 004053/08 MICHAEL HENRY SAHN, Esq., REFEREE FL 856 4T 1/26, 2/2, 9, 16 NOTICE TO BIDDERS

THE RENOVATION OF COMMERCIAL FAÇADE/SIGNAGE PROPERTY Located at 127-133 West Sunrise Hwy, Freeport, NY (SEC: 55 BLK: 326 LOT: 309, 310, 311) ISSUED BY THE FREEPORT COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT AGENCY THE INC. VILLAGE OF FREEPORT NASSAU COUNTY, NY Bid Number 10-11-FCDA-148 Sealed bids are subject to all instructions, terms, and conditions hereon and pursuant to the specifications will be received by the Executive Director of the Freepor t Community Development Agency until 11:00 A.M. on Friday, February 17, 2012, when they will be opened publicly and read aloud shortly after 11:15 A.M., prevailing time, in the Main Conference Room of the Village Hall on said date for the renovation as specified and the contract awarded as soon thereafter as practical for: THE RENOVATION OF COMMERCIAL FAÇADE/SIGNAGE

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