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e are proud to present our annual East Meadow Guide, a special supplement to the East Meadow Herald.
Those of us who live here know that East Meadow is a wonderful place. In this little book, you’ll ﬁnd many of the organizations and institutions that make it so very special. The purpose of the Guide is to expand upon what the Herald does each week: describe and celebrate this unique community and its many services and organizations. For newcomers, the Guide provides a comprehensive look at all the community has to offer. Longtime residents and business leaders will also ﬁnd it a handy reference. We hope you enjoy this year’s Guide. We’ve tried to make it the best guide East Meadow ever published. We also hope you enjoy reading the East Meadow Herald 52 weeks a year. And no matter how far from home you ﬁnd yourself, you can read an online version of the Herald at www.LIHerald.com. At our website, you can access the latest stories and special coverage of breaking news including election results. Clifford Richner Publisher
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P.S. If you’re not currently receiving the Herald by mail each week, please see our ad on page 17 for subscription information, or look for the enclosed subscription envelope, or ﬁnd us online at www.liherald.com/subscribe. On the cover: Clarke’s John Fogarty, left, celebrated with Jayson Garcia after his second homer in Game 2 of their Class A playoff series win over Valley Stream North in May.
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East Meadow’s Owen Heller, left, and Jack Gavnoudias, center, were among hundreds of kids who participated in the East Meadow Soccer Club’s 21st annual World Cup indoor tournament from Feb. 22-24 at Coleman Country Day Camp.
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EDITOR David Weingrad RESEARCH Jess Rosen PUBLISHERS Clifford Richner Stuart Richner VICE PRESIDENT OF OPERATIONS Michael Bologna VICE PRESIDENT OF SALES Rhonda Glickman EXECUTIVE EDITOR John C. O'Connell ACCOUNT EXECUTIVE Audrey Cohen Rob Cummings CREATIVE DIRECTOR Jeffrey Negrin PRODUCTION MANAGER Karen Mengel EDITORIAL DESIGNERS Alyson Goodman Kristen Edelman PHOTO EDITOR Christina Daly
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TABLE OF CONTENTS Welcome .....................................................3 Chamber of Commerce Greeting..............6 Living in East Meadow .............................8 History ........................................................9 Schools ..................................................... 10 Library ..................................................... 12 Emergency Numbers .............................. 14 Health Services ........................................ 16 Clubs and Organizations ........................ 18 Parks and Recreation .............................. 19 Senior Citizens ......................................... 20 Places of Worship.................................... 22 How to Reach the Herald ...................... 25 Nassau County........................................ 24 Town of Hempstead ............................... 24
Elected Officials....................................... 26
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Chamber of Commerce Members ......... 28
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CHAMBER OF COMMERCE Dear East Meadow Residents: Chamber of Commerce is very beneﬁcial to a community. East Meadow Chamber of Commerce is an organization made up of local businesses, individuals and professionals working together to improve their community. The Chamber helps to develop and maintain business relationships within the community and acts as a liaison between local businesses and the various levels of government. This voluntary organization invests their time and money in helping to develop programs that will make the community a better place to live and work. We hold regular monthly meetings, which are generally the ﬁrst Wednesday of the month. These gatherings help inform businesses about new programs and provide a good means of networking. We sponsor grand openings and/or ribbon cutting celebrations for all new chamber businesses. During the year the Chamber has hosted summer concerts, Memorial Day parades, Holiday Lighting ceremonies, networking events, a ﬁshing trip and a program to shop locally and much more. We have also created with the help of our Past Presidents and State and local ofﬁcials East Meadow Town Square at Town of Hempstead Veteran’s Memorial Park, which has since become a focal point of the community. Town Square has become a gathering place for East Meadow residents to enjoy. On September 30th the Chamber will be holding its 11th annual Culinary Delights Event. This is not only about the Chamber but you as a resident. Please take a moment and review the list of our Chamber members and shop locally. We need your help and support to keep these businesses here within East Meadow and to be able to accomplish our goals. These businesses depend on you. For more information and to get involved, please call the Chamber ofﬁce at 516794-3727 or visit our website at www.eastmeadowchamber.com, Buy with conﬁdence shop locally. DOLORES V. ROME President
The East Meadow Chamber of Commerce has been promoting businesses in the East Meadow area for over 50 years. Through a comprehensive program of networking, fundraisers, high-proﬁle community events, educational programs and public relations campaigns, the Chamber works aggressively to assist the business community of East Meadow. With a membership, a business, like many other successful ones, can use the Chamber as a vehicle to increase overall success. By joining the Chamber, there are many beneﬁts. The East Meadow Chamber of Commerce continually promotes itself, and the business members, through a wide array of outlets. East Meadow Chamber of Commerce P.O. Box 77, East Meadow, N.Y. 11554 (516) 794-3727 www.eastmeadowchamber.com firstname.lastname@example.org
MEETINGS Meetings of the East Meadow Chamber of Commerce are held monthly, usually on the ﬁrst Wednesday of each month and at a time and location to be determined.
2013 OFFICERS President: Dolores V. Rome, Ri-Joyce Gourmet First Vice President: Stephen Haller, Minuteman Press Second Vice President: Mitchell Allen, Inspect-It 1st Property Inspections Treasurer: Paolo Telese, Eliza’s Restaurant Secretary: Kathleen Haberkern, New York Gourmet Coffee
2013 BOARD OF DIRECTORS Chairman of the Board: Millie Jones, First National Bank of Long Island Adrian Campodonico, Nassau County Sheriff Correction
Outgoing East Meadow Chamber of Commerce President Millie Jones, left, passed the gavel to incoming President Dolores Rome during the chamber’s 58th Annual Installation Dinner on Jan. 25 at the Cheateau Briand in Carle Place.
Ofﬁcers Nancy Darienzo, Active Auto Glass & Screen Andrew Langus, Andrew Langus CPA Will Miranda, Madison Pierce Real Estate Janet Ottaiano, Life Physical Therapy & Wellness Dr. Frank Saracino, Past Superintendent of Schools Mithcell Skoller, A & M Supplies Network, Inc Bruce Serkes, Best Energy Consulting Dominic Tinnerello, East Meadow Baseball Tom Vogel, TNV Technical Services Douglas Wood, United Methodist Church
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LIVING IN EAST MEADOW East Meadow, a hamlet in Nassau County, lies within the Town of Hempstead, which is led by Supervisor Kate Murray. According to the 2010 census, East Meadow has a population of 38,132 people living in 12,452 housing units. It is 77 percent white, 5 percent African-American and 11 percent Asian. About 79 percent of the population is 18 and older. The East Meadow community has one public school district, boasting two high schools, two middle schools and ﬁve elementary schools, which also take in students from Westbury. The schools are East Meadow and W.T. Clarke High School, Woodland and W.T. Clarke Middle School, and Barnum Woods, Bowling Green, McVey, Meadowbrook and Parkway Elementary Schools. The elementary level sees students from kindergarten through ﬁfth grade, and the middle schools take in sixth through eighth grade. The elementary and middle school districts will all be taking extra steps next year, including a line item study of the 20122013 assessment results, to prepare their staff and students for the new Common Core Standards that the New York State Education Department recently implemented. The schools have welcomed new technologies in recent years, and superintendant Louis DeAngelo said it is his goal to soon have Smart Boards in every classroom. For the 20132014 school year, the district will introduce Smart Tables in its elementary schools, which is a play table equipped with a computerized screen, allowing for educational children’s games. East Meadow also comprises three parochial schools and eight nursery schools. The East Meadow Public Library is renowned for its wide array of programs, services and vast book collection, and is also working to incorporate new technologies. From November 2012 to February 2013, it was one of just 10 libraries in the country to host Discover Earth, a traveling exhibit comprising large touch-screen computers that allowed patrons to learn about our planet in a fun, interactive way. The library’s current director is Carol Probeyahn. The East Meadow Fire Department headquarters is on East Meadow Avenue, and the department has approximately 200 volunteers. It is led by ﬁve commissioners, and has ﬁve ﬁre stations, four engine companies, two ladder companies, one rescue company, a ladies’ auxiliary unit, a paramedic ﬂy car program and a safety ofﬁcers program. Parks are a big part of the East Meadow Community, and none is more recognizable than Eisenhower Park. At 930 acres, it is larger than New York City’s Central Park, and has dozens of athletics ﬁelds, 16 lighted tennis courts, a basketball court, three eighteen-hole golf courses, picnic areas and ﬁtness trails. Eisenhower Park is also the home of the Nassau County Aquatic Center, which has a 50-meter pool that is 68 meters long. Built in 1998, the swimming facility has hosted the Goodwill Games, and now hosts other major swimming competitions and is also open to the public. In the fall of 2013, The Twin Rinks Ice Center is expected to open adjacent to the Aquatic Center, an 80,000-square-foot indoor facility with two indoor ice rinks, an outdoor rink and a sports recreational center. Other parks in East Meadow include the Town of
Graduates of W.T. Clarke High School, from left, Gino Gentilini-Pagonis, Toby Klein, Alex Fanelli and Wesley Halstead, returned to the school in January for an improvisational comedy show to benefit Clarke’s Theater Arts Parents Association. Hempstead-operated Edward J. Speno Memorial Park on East Meadow Avenue, named after Edward Speno, who was the ﬁrst president of the East Meadow Chamber of Commerce in 1954. Veterans Memorial Park on Prospect Avenue, also Town of Hempstead operated, is the home of a public outdoor swimming pool. Adjacent to the pool, at the intersection of East Meadow Avenue, sits East Meadow Town Square, designed and built by the East Meadow Chamber of Commerce. The Nassau University Medical Center, on Hempstead Turnpike, is the tallest building in Nassau County, and can be seen from nearly anywhere in East Meadow. What began in 1935 as Meadowbrook Hospital with just 200 beds, has evolved into a 1,200-bed healthcare system with an integrated system of special services. The Nassau County Correctional Center, operated by the Nassau County Sheriff’s Department is on Carman Avenue. The department works to provide a safe and secure environment for the staff and inmates, while providing for the care, custody, and control of detainees and prisoners committed to its custody. The community boasts very active and diverse community organizations, including the Council of East Meadow Community Organizations (CEMCO), the Chamber of Commerce, the Kiwanis Club of East Meadow, the Pope Pius XII Knights of Columbus Council 4422, Knights of Pythias East Meadow Lodge 774 Alliance, the East Meadow Lions Club and the Sons of Italy Edward J. Speno Lodge No. 2568. The groups organize the community’s biggest annual events, including the Memorial Day parade, Community Pride Day, Culinary Delights and Christmas tree and menorah lightings in the winter. Veteran groups include American Legion Post 1082, Jewish War Veterans Post 709, and Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 2736. Churches and synagogues of all different faiths can be found throughout East Meadow, and several senior homes are also spread throughout the community.
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HISTORY By AMY SCHOENBERGER The history of East Meadow is long and storied, dating back to the 17th century. In 1643, a small group of colonists from Connecticut decided to cross Long Island Sound and create a new settlement on Long Island. They purchased land from Native Americans and named it Hempstead Town, after their birthplace in England. One year later, Governor Kieft gave them a patent, and the colonists claimed the land as their own. In 1655, surveyor Thomas Langdon reported at a Hempstead Town meeting that the “east meadow” was suitable for grazing. Cattle and sheep would graze there for years and were East Meadow’s primary residents in its early days. The sheep supplied much of the colony’s wool. On the last Monday in October, the sheep would be driven to East Meadow’s public pen from all sections of the Hempstead Plains. They were identiﬁed with certain marks on their ears and sent home with farmers. Unmarked sheep were auctioned off. The day became something of a celebration as soon merchants, acrobats, clowns and politicians began attending. It eventually became an annual holiday called Parting Day. In 1665, a horse track was established in the Salisbury area, attracting many people to East Meadow. Many racetracks came and went on the plains during this time, but the Salisbury horse track was among the most famous. In May 1750, a major road was built through East Meadow. Jerusalem Road was laid out from Hempstead to Jerusalem. Newbridge Avenue was made an ofﬁcial highway in 1755, and it ran from Jericho Turnpike to Newbridge Neck on the South Shore. Eleanor Roosevelt, one of the more noteworthy people to call East Meadow home, lived on Newbridge Avenue as a child many years before she became the First Lady of the United States. Prospect Avenue was called Hay-
More than 550 participants came out for the 5th Annual Run with the Rams 5K race at W.T. Clarke High School in Westbury on April 27. carter’s Lane because it was a winding path leading to the Haying Fields. Merrick Avenue was originally called Barnum Avenue, and Hempstead Turnpike was originally a toll road. Peter and Sarah Barnum also did much for the community. They owned 2,000 acres of land, which Sarah inherited from her father. In an area of many farms and estates, the Barnums owned the most land. They supported more than 100 seasonal workers in addition to their regular help. Adding to their land, they also purchased other small farms around Long Island. In 1849, John Noon bought an inn at Prospect and Newbridge avenues. He named it the Wells-Fargo Hotel, and it was very prosperous and well known. The Meadow Brook Hunt Club was established in 1877 by a group of sportsmen who brought a pack of hounds from Ireland. They leased an old farmhouse near Merrick Avenue and enjoyed their sporting activity for many years as a club. That area was turned into the Meadow Brook Golf Course at the turn of the century, a time when golf was becoming a popular sport in East Meadow. East Meadow faced one of its worse calamities when the blizzard of 1888 struck. Roads were impossible to travel on, and snow went up to
second-story windows. The blizzard lasted from March 12 until April 2. The ﬁrst school in East Meadow was a one-room schoolhouse at Front Street and Newbridge Avenue. It soon proved to be overcrowded, so East Meadow Hall was established at the turn of the century, which was a tworoom schoolhouse right next to the post ofﬁce. In 1922, the school was said to be overﬂowing with pupils, and East Meadow established another school on Newbridge Road, called the Newbridge Road School. In 1950, overcrowding became a problem again, and the Prospect Avenue Elementary School was established. By 1955, East Meadow High School was established, headed by principal Edward J. McCleary. Two years later, the ﬁrst senior class graduated from East Meadow High School. After World War I, East Meadow became large enough to start running public buses to and from Hempstead. After World War II, East Meadow’s population skyrocketed — increasing by 376 percent. In 1951, there were 25,000 residents living there, and that number more than doubled within the next six years. Veterans Memorial Park was established in April 1963 as the ﬁrst park and pool in East Meadow.
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SCHOOLS EAST MEADOW PUBLIC SCHOOLS Administrative ofﬁces are at the Leon J. Campo Salisbury Center 718 The Plain Road, Westbury 478-5730 Superintendent of Schools: Louis DeAngelo, 478-5776 Board of Education President: Joseph Parisi, Vice President: Walter Skinner Board: Joseph Danenza, Marcee Rubinstein, Corey Fanelli, Jeffrey Rosenking, Brian O'Flaherty. 876-7516 East Meadow School District Website: eastmeadow.k12.ny.us Continuing Education For information call (evenings only) Monday-Thursday, 7-9 p.m., when school is in session 228-5211 East Meadow PTA Council Tracy Allred-Pulice, president Special Education PTA Helen Katzman, president Barnum Woods School (K-5) 500 May Lane, East Meadow Greg Bottari, principal eastmeadow.k12.ny.us/barnum PTA: Jaime McQuillan & Donna Goldstein, co-presidents 564-6500 Bowling Green School (K-5) 2340 Stewart Ave., Westbury Maria Ciarametaro, principal eastmeadow.k12.ny.us/bgreen PTA: Carly Feinstein & Pam McGeough, co-presidents 876-7480
East Meadow High School (9-12) 101 Carman Ave., East Meadow Richard Howard, principal eastmeadow.k12.ny.us/emhs PTA: Ellen Matishek & Debbie Bergmann, co-presidents 228-5331 McVey School (K-5) 2201 Devon Street, East Meadow Kerry Dunne, principal eastmeadow.k12.ny.us/mcvey PTA: Linda Giblin, president 228-5300 Meadowbrook School (K-5) 241 Old Westbury Rd, East Meadow Susan Hyde, principal eastmeadow.k12.ny.us/mbrook PTA: Lisa Pets & Tracy Reese, co-presidents 520-4400 Parkway School (K-5) 465 Bellmore Rd, East Meadow Jamie Mack, principal eastmeadow.k12.ny.us/parkway PTA: Ivy Minsky & Kris Salerno, co-presidents 679-3500 W. Tresper Clarke High School (9-12) 740 Edgewood Dr, Westbury Timothy Voels, principal eastmeadow.k12.ny.us/clarkehs PTA: Maryann Riggs & Donna Pfeffer, co-presidents 876-7450 W. Tresper Clarke Middle School (6-8) 740 Edgewood Dr, Westbury Stacy Breslin, principal eastmeadow.k12.ny.us/clarkems PTA: Maryann Riggs & Donna Pfeffer, co-presidents 876-7401
W.T. Clarke graduates were all smiles during their commencement ceremony on June 23 on the school’s football field.
East Meadow High School seniors performed impressive dance aerobics during the school’s Battle of the Classes event on March 1. Woodland Middle School (6-8) 690 Wenwood Dr, East Meadow James Lethbridge, principal eastmeadow.k12.ny.us/woodland PTA: Ana Colon & Robin Fitzpatrick, co-presidents 564-6523 PAROCHIAL SCHOOLS East Meadow Jewish Center Hebrew School 1400 Prospect Avenue, East Meadow Shira Orenstein, principal 483-8751
Temple Emanu-El Nursery School 123 Merrick Avenue, East Meadow 794-8911 Calvary Nursery School of Calvary Lutheran Church 36 Taylor Avenue, East Meadow Director: Janet Gottschalk 520-4067 Community Reform Temple Preschool 712 The Plain Road, Westbury Director: Marcia Levy 333-4348
Holy Trinity Diocesan High School 98 Cherry Lane, Hicksville Gene Fennell, principal www.holytrinityhs.echalk.com 433-2900
East Meadow Playtime School of Christ the King Church 2408 Fifth Street, East Meadow 731-3902
Suburban Park Jewish Center Hebrew School 400 Old Westbury Road, East Meadow Rabbi Sam Krasner 796-8833
Firehouse Cooperative Nursery School 2605 North Jerusalem Road, East Meadow Director: Noreen Bush 221-4414
Temple Emanu-El Hebrew School 123 Merrick Avenue, East Meadow Principal Daniel Bar-Nahum 794-8937
Ilene M. Rubin Nursery School of East Meadow Jewish Center 1400 Prospect Avenue, East Meadow Director: Silvia Surazski Kogan 489-3415
NURSERY SCHOOLS Big Chief Nursery School, 2427 North Jerusalem Road, East Meadow 781-3900 Directors: Eleanore Picinich, Luanne Picinich
Tender Shepherd Nursery School of United Methodist Church 470 East Meadow Avenue, East Meadow Director: Christine Mooney 228-0902
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LIBRARY EAST MEADOW PUBLIC LIBRARY 1886 Front Street 794-2570 East Meadow, New York 11554-1700 www.eastmeadow.info Library Director: Carol Probeyahn Assistant Director: Rocco Cassano Board President: Janet Barsky Vice President: Ellen Matishek Treasurer: Jack Zuckerman Trustees: Henry Olshin, Michael Turner, Audrey Fixell Counsel to the Board: Warren S. Hoffman, Esq.
LIBRARY HOURS Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday: 9 a.m. - 9 p.m. Wednesday: 11 a.m. - 9 p.m. Summer Saturday: 9 a.m. - 1 p.m. Sunday, October through the third Sunday in May: 1 - 5 p.m. Sunday Summer Closed Complete schedule available at the library. The Library Board meets the ﬁrst Wednesday of each month at 7:30 p.m. Meetings are open to the public. The
library is more than books. It’s programs and special events for all ages, art exhibits, reference service, magazines, college catalogs, civil-service tests, repair manuals, job information center, ﬁlms, compact discs, audio books and large-print books, DVD’s, video cassettes, computers, technology and more. A personal and conﬁdential information and referral service is provided by the library’s community information aide. The ofﬁce is located near the main desk. Telephone: 794-2570, extension 216. A notary public is available. Friends of the Library: Membership applications are available at the library. For EMPL programming, read the Herald's weekly community update or ﬁnd event listings at www.LIHerald.com or visit the library's website at www.eastmeadow.info.
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IN AN EMERGENCY EAST MEADOW FIRE DEPARTMENT Emergency Business
Board of Fire Commissioners: Chairman Carey A. Welt, Vice-Chairman Michael L. Finkelman and Commissioners William Neill and James Surless. Department Chief: Walter Grifﬁn First Assistant: Robert Salvesen Jr. Second Assistant: James Kane Third Assistant: John McGee
WESTBURY FIRE DEPARTMENT Emergency Business
Board of Fire Commissioners: Chairman William Olson, Secretary Kenneth Jones and Treasurer Vincent Abbatiello.
The East Meadow Fire District covers most of East Meadow and Salisbury, and also includes portions of Levittown and Hicksville. For more information, call the department's business number at 542-0578 or visit www.eastmeadowfd.com.
NORTH BELLMORE FIRE DEPARTMENT Emergency Business
The North Bellmore Fire District includes portions of southeastern East Meadow. For more information, call the department's business number at 409-4700 or visit www.northbellmorefd.com.
Board of Fire Commissioners: Chairman Steven Sharkey, Vice-Chairman Peter J. Gibbons and Commissioners Nicholas J. White, Denis M. Murphy, and Edward E. Kraus.
The Westbury Fire District includes a portion of Salisbury. For more information, call the department's business number at 334-7968 or visit www.westburyfd.com.
Police jurisdiction in the East Meadow School District is divided among precincts of the Nassau County Police Department as follows: QFirst Precinct 573-6100 for area south of Hempstead Turnpike QThird Precinct 573-6300 for area north of Hempstead Turnpike QEighth Precinct 573-6800 for Levittown area east of Wantagh Parkway
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HEALTH SERVICES Hospitals Franklin Hospital 900 Franklin Ave. Valley Stream 11580 256-6000 L.I. Jewish Medical Center 270-27 76th Ave. New Hyde Park 11040 (718) 470-7000 Long Beach Medical Center 455 E. Bay Drive Long Beach 11561 897-1000 Mercy Medical Center 1000 N. Village Ave. Rockville Centre 11570 705-2525 Nassau University Medical Center 2201 Hempstead Turnpike East Meadow 11554 572-0123 St. Joseph's Hospital 4295 Hempstead Turnpike Bethpage 11714 579-6000 North Shore-LIJ Plainview Hospital 888 Old Country Road Plainview 11803 719-3000 North Shore University Hospital 300 Community Drive Manhasset 11030 562-0100 Peninsula Center for Extended Care & Rehabilitation 51-15 Beach Channel Drive, Far Rockaway 11691 (718) 734-2000 Cohen Children's Hospital 269-01 76th Ave. New Hyde Park 11040 470-3000 St. Francis Hospital 100 Port Washington Blvd. Roslyn 11576 562-6000 St. John’s Episcopal Hospital 327 Beach 19th St. Far Rockaway 11691 (718) 869-7000 South Nassau Communities Hospital 1 Healthy Way Oceanside 11572 632-3000
Winthrop University Hospital 259 First St., Mineola 11501 663-0333 Drugs, Alcohol Dependencies Alcoholics Anonymous 292-3040 www.nassauny-aa.org Al-Anon and Alateen (For families and friends of alcoholics) 433-8003 Cocaine Anonymous (212) 262-2463 Conﬁde, Inc. 30 Hempstead Ave., Suite H9 Rockville Centre 11570 764-5522 Family Anonymous 1-800-736-9805 Gam-Anon Hotline Gamblers Anonymous (877) 442-4248 LINK Center for Drug Info Inc. 185 Merrick Road, Suite 2D Lynbrook 11563 887-4848 L.I. Council on Alcoholism and Drug Dependence 114 Old Country Road, Suite 114 Mineola 11501 747-2606 Mineola Community Treatment Center 366 Jericho Turnpike Mineola 11501 742-4015 Narcotics Anonymous Helpline 827-9500 Nassau County Department of Drug and Alcohol Addiction Hotline: 481-4000 Admin: 227-7007 Project Outreach 600 Hempstead Turnpike, Suite 250, West Hempstead 11552 481-2890 For the Disabled ANCHOR (Answering the Needs of Citizens withHandicaps through Organized Recreation) 431-6946 Helen Keller Services for the Blind 485-1234
NYS Commission for the Blind and Visually Handicapped 50 Clinton St., Suite 208 Hempstead 11550 564-4311 www.ocfs.state.ny.us/main/ cbvh
South Shore Child Guidance Center 91 Guy Lombardo Ave Freeport 11520 868-3030 (Outpatient services for children 18 and under)
Office for the Physically Challenged 60 Charles Lindbergh Blvd. Uniondale 11553 227-7399
Special Services AHRC Nassau 189 Wheatley Road Glen Head 11545 626-1000
United Cerebral Palsy Assoc. of Nassau County 380 Washington Ave. Roosevelt 11575 378-2000 www.ucpn.org Mental Health Family and Children’s Association 100 E. Old Country Road Mineola 11501 746-0350 FEGS Mental Health Facility 175 Fulton Ave., Suite 309 Hempstead 11550 485-5710 (Outpatient services) Long Island Crisis Center 750 Martin Ave. Bellmore 11710 826-0244 Hotline: 679-1111 (24-hour crisis hotline and suicide prevention services) Mental Health Association of Nassau County 16 Main St., Hempstead 11550 489-2322 Nassau County Department of Mental Health 60 Charles Lindbergh Blvd. Suite 200, Uniondale 11553 227-7057 Peninsula Counseling Center 50 W. Hawthorne Ave. Valley Stream 11580 569-6600 www.peninsulacounseling.org Rape and Sexual Assault Hotline 15 Grumman Road W. Bethpage 11714 222-2293 South Nassau Communities Hospital Mental Health Counseling Center 1 Healthy Way Oceanside 11572 377-5400
Epilepsy Foundation of L.I. 506 Stewart Ave. Garden City 11530 739-7733 www.eﬂi.org Ezra Center for People with Disabilities (Freidberg JCC) 15 Neil Court, Oceanside 11572 766-4341
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Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation 532 Broadhollow Road, Suite 118, Melville 11747 (631) 414-1126 www.jdrf.org/longisland
American Diabetes Association 534 Broadhollow Road, Suite LL10 Melville 11747 (631) 348-0422 www.diabetes.org American Heart and Stroke Association 125 E. Bethpage Road, Suite 100 Plainview 11803 777-8447 American Lung Association 700 Veterans Memoria Highway Hauppauge 11788 (631) 265-3848 www.alany.org Arthritis Foundation 501 Walt Whitman Road, Suite 2 Melville 11747 (631) 427-8272 www.arthritis.org Birthright International (Anti-abortion counseling) 1859 Wantagh Ave. Wantagh 11793 785-4070 Hotline: 1-800-550-4900 Breast Cancer Hotline (800) 877-8077
Lupus Alliance of America 2255 Centre Ave., Suite 101 Bellmore 11710 783-3370 www.lupusliqueens.org Multiple Sclerosis Society 40 Marcus Drive, Suite 100 Melville 11747 (631) 864-8337 www.nmssli.org Nassau County Coalition Against Domestic Violence 542-0404 www.cadvnc.org National Cancer Institute Cancer Information Service 1114 First Ave., New York 10021 (800) 422-6237 www.cancer.gov Planned Parenthood 540 Fulton Ave. Hempstead 11550 750-2500 www.plannedparenthood.org
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The East Meadow Baseball Softball Association kicked off its spring season on April 6. The rookies, pictured above, were excited to play ball. East Meadow Chamber of Commerce P.O. Box 77, East Meadow 794-3727 President: Dolores Rome www.eastmeadowchamber. com East Meadow Kiwanis Club P.O. Box 9, East Meadow 662-1746 President: Debbie Kirsch www.eastmeadowkiwanis.com East Meadow Lions Club 454-7595 Contact: George Kivowitz Knights of Pythias East Meadow Lodge 774 Alliance 489-3797 Chancellor Commander: Edwin Winters Sons of Italy in America Senator Edward J. Speno Lodge No. 2568 P.O. Box 522, East Meadow 308-3490 President: Carmine Biscardi Civic Groups Carman Community Association 24 Plant Lane, Westbury 333-4865 President: Richard Cardozo Community Association of Stewart Avenue 34 Mist Lane, Westbury 997-6299 President: Helen Meittinis Council of East Meadow Community Organizations P.O. Box 532, East Meadow 542-7609 President: Joseph Parisi Lakeville Estates Civic Association 1477 Beech Lane, East Meadow 485-3818 President: Alan Schneidman
Nassau Cultural Center of Workmen’s Circle 794-0506 Director: Staci Davis Park Bridge Civic Association 15 Bench Lane, Levittown 931-5775 President: Edward Bruns, P.E. Salisbury Civic Association 625 Edgewood Drive, Westbury 338-4004 President: Lorrence Green Wenwood Oaks Civic Association 799 Wenwood Drive, East Meadow 483-7916 President: Susan Marks Veterans Groups American Legion Post 1082 579-8781 Commander: Carl Pugliese American Merchant Marine Veterans, North Atlantic Chapter 541-8497 Chief Exec. Ofﬁcer: Joseph Bodner Disabled In Action 483-2666 Contact: Robert Schoenfeld Jewish War Veterans, Post 709 920 Salisbury Park Drive, East Meadow 794-5440 Commander: Lenny Latzman
East Meadow Kiwanis president Debbie Kirsh, left, stood with Alyse Skoller, Denise Pascalis, Karen Allen and Ellen DeRosa in the kitchen of East Meadow High School on November 18. For the 32nd consecutive year, the Kiwanis Club served Thanksgiving dinner to hundreds of senior citizens. Nassau County Republican Committee 164 Post Ave., Westbury 334-5800 Chairman: Joseph Mondello
Youth Groups High School Hockey League of Nassau County 996-4533 President: Steve Rupp www.longislandhshockey.net
Nassau County Democratic Committee County Headquarters 1 Old County Rd. Suite 430, Carle Place 294-3366 Chairman: Jay Jacobs
East Meadow Baseball Softball Association 481-0943 Commissioner: Steve LaSala Challenger Division: Lee Cook www.eastmeadowbaseballsoftball.com
Veterans of Foreign Wars, Post 2736 P.O. Box 508, East Meadow 794-5036 Commander: Sal Pellegrino
Nassau County Young Republican Club P.O. Box 301, Mineola 448-8982 Chairman: Nicole Russo www.nassauyoungrepublicans. com
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South Asian-American Political Committee 69 Lloyd Ct., East Meadow President: Zahid Syed firstname.lastname@example.org
Central Nassau Athletic Association (917) 703-5947 East Meadow Soccer Club 221-8967 President: Eric Schwartz www.eastmeadowsoccer.com Levittown Red Devil Football/ Cheerleading League 3661 Howard Lane, Wantagh 532-0310 Commissioner: Dennis Machado
Girl Scouts of Nassau County Garden City 741-2550 www.gsnc.org Big Brothers/Big Sisters of Long Island 70 Acorn Lane, Levittown 731-7880 CEO: Bill Tymann www.bbbsli.org Boy Scouts of America (Theodore Roosevelt Council) 544 Broadway, Massapequa 797-7600 www.trcbsa.org Mid Island Y-JCC 45 Manetto Hill Road, Plainview 822-3535 Executive Director: Rick Lewis www.miyjcc.org Police Activity League East Meadow Unit 433-4030
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PARKS & RECREATION Eisenhower Memorial Park 572-0348 Hempstead Turnpike, East Meadow 11554 Golf information - 572-0327 Gabriel Vitale Memorial Field Melody Ln & Carman Ave., South Westbury Jones Beach Park 785-1600 Ocean Parkway and Meadowbrook Parkway, Wantagh 11793 Town of Hempstead Parks Senator Speno Memorial Park 481-4420 East Meadow Avenue, East Meadow 11554 Veterans Memorial Park and Pool 296-7780 1700 Prospect Avenue, East Meadow 11554 Salisbury Park Drive BallďŹ elds Salisbury Park Dr, East Meadow
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SENIOR CITIZEN SERVICES East Meadow Senior Center 1485 Front St., East Meadow 794-2458 Coordinator: Jean Annas 9 a.m.- 4:45 p.m. Monday to Friday East Meadow Tuesday Senior Club 481-4420 President: Virginia Pabst Meetings are at Speno Park, East Meadow, Tuesday, 10 a.m.-2 p.m.
Mid-Nassau Jewish Retirement Club 123 Merrick Ave., East Meadow 795-5084 President: Sid Rosenblum Nassau County Ofﬁce for the Aging 60 Charles Lindbergh Blvd., Uniondale 227-8900 Commissioner: Lisa A. Murphy www.nassaucountyny.gov/agencies/seniors Salisbury Senior Center 460 Salisbury Park Dr., Westbury 333-5440 Open daily, 9 a.m.-4:45 p.m. Closed on Mondays in the summer. Salisbury Senior Citizens Club 334-4643 President: Joseph Tigue Meetings: Levittown Hall, Hicksville Thursdays, 11:30 a.m.-3 p.m. Town of Hempstead Department of Senior Enrichment 200 North Franklin Street, Hempstead 485-8100 9 a.m.-4:45 p.m.
Walter Griffin Jr. was installed as department chief during the East Meadow Fire Department’s 83rd Inspection and Installation dinner at the Crest Hollow Country Club in Woodbury on May 18. He replaced John Priest.
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PLACES OF WORSHIP Calvary Lutheran Church 36 Taylor Avenue, East Meadow 735-1473 Pastor Thomas Nowak
Long Island Muslim Society 475 East Meadow Avenue, East Meadow 357-9060 President: Mohammad Amzad Hussain M.D.
Christ the King Episcopal Church 2408 Fifth Street, East Meadow 731-3902 Father Christopher Sigamony
New Covenant Church 757 Bellmore Avenue, East Meadow 489-1600 Pastor Rob Taormina
Community Reform Temple 712 The Plain Road, Westbury 333-1839 Rabbi Judith Cohen-Rosenberg
Parkway Community Church 95 Stewart Avenue, Hicksville 938-1233 Rev. Harold W. Lay
Crossbridge Church 600 Bob Reed Lane, Westbury 334-1832 Pastor Terry Wiese
Sacred Heart Roman Catholic Church 720 Merrick Avenue, North Merrick 379-1356 Pastor Joseph J. Nixon
East Meadow Jewish Center 1400 Prospect Avenue, East Meadow 483-4205 Rabbi Ronald L. Androphy
St. Brigid’s Roman Catholic Church 75 Post Avenue, Westbury 334-0021 Father Tony Stanganelli
Parish of the Holy Family 17 Fordham Avenue, Hicksville 938-3846 Father Gerard Gentleman
St. Francis Polish National Catholic Church 1752 Harton Avenue, East Meadow 794-5189 Rev. Andrzej Koterba
Holy Trinity Orthodox Church 369 Green Avenue, East Meadow 483-3649 Rev. Martin G. Kraus
St. Raphael’s Roman Catholic Church 600 Newbridge Road, East Meadow 785-0236 Father Thomas J. Haggerty
Suburban Park Jewish Center Congregation Lev Torah 400 Old Westbury Road, East Meadow 796-8833 Rabbi Sam Krasner Temple Emanu-El 123 Merrick Avenue, East Meadow 794-8911 Rabbi Albert J. Lowenberg Temple Sholom 675 Brookside Court, Westbury 334-2800 Rabbi Simcha Zamir East Meadow United Methodist Church 470 East Meadow Avenue, East Meadow 794-5855 Rev. Judy Stevens, Ph.D. Religious Groups Knights of Columbus, Pope Pius XII Council 4422 P.O. Box 570, East Meadow 781-5852 Chaplain: Rev. Tom Haggerty East Meadow Simcha Hadassah Chapter 794-6994 Co-presidents: Anne Sharkis and Lois Meierhof Parish Outreach of St. Brigid's Roman Catholic Church 75 Post Avenue, Westbury 334-0021 ext. 108 Director: Joan Ecchausse
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Rabbi Ronald Androphy marked the beginning of Hanukkah at a menorah lighting at the East Meadow Jewish Center on Prospect Avenue for a rapt audience of students from the center’s Hebrew School.
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NASSAU COUNTY Nassau County is governed by an elected Legislature. The Legislature is comprised of legislators from 19 districts. It includes an independent budget director who advises the Legislature on spending and revenue matters. The Legislature also enables residents to submit petitions for proposed new laws that legislators are obligated to consider. The 19 county legislators serve two-year terms. The county executive — currently Republican Edward Mangano — serves a four-year term and is the chief administrator. Nassau also has an elected comptroller, currently George Maragos, a district attorney, Kathleen Rice, and a county clerk, Maureen O'Connell. Nassau County Theodore Roosevelt Executive and Legislative Building 1550 Franklin Avenue, Mineola, NY 11501 571-6000 www.nassaucountyny.gov Numbers to know Assessor’s Ofﬁce Assessment Review Board of Elections Bus Information Civil Service Community College Consumer Affairs Coordinating Agency for Spanish Americans (CASA) County Attorney County Clerk County Comptroller County Executive County Legislature Department of Drug and Alcohol Addiction District Attorney Economic Development Film Commission Fire Commission Health Department Housing & Intergov. Affairs Human Resources Human Rights Commission Investigations Leg. Budget Review Ofﬁce Management and Budget Ofﬁce Medical Center Medical Examiner Mental Health Minority Affairs Parks, Recreation, Museums Planning Commission Physically Challenged Probation Department Public Works Purchasing Ofﬁce Recreation Section 8 and Homeless Senior Citizen Affairs Sheriff’s Department Social Services Department Trafﬁc and Parking Violations Trafﬁc Safety Board Treasurer’s Ofﬁce Veterans Services Volunteer Services Youth Board Nassau County Website: www.nassaucountyny.gov
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TOWN OF HEMPSTEAD The Town of Hempstead, founded in 1644, is the largest township in the United States, encompassing 142 square miles with a population of approximately 760,000 people. Within the Town there are 34 unincorporated areas and 22 incorporated villages, more than 65 parks and marinas, and 2,500 miles of roads. Under the current system, the Town of Hempstead is overseen by a town supervisor — currently Republican Kate Murray — and a six-member Town Council. The six members of the council are elected from one of six councilmatic districts. The supervisor has a two-year term, and the council members have a four-year term of ofﬁce. The supervisor serves as the chief executive ofﬁcer of town government. She presides over all town board meetings, directing the legislative and administrative functions of that body. The supervisor also oversees the day-to-day operations of a municipal government of 24 major departments, employing just more than 2,100 people. As the chief ﬁnancial ofﬁcer of the township, the supervisor is responsible for the creation and the implementation of a town budget. Council members are responsible for adopting the annual budget, amending the town code and the building zone ordinances, adopting all trafﬁc regulations and hearing applications for changes of zone and special exceptions to zoning codes. Town of Hempstead Hempstead Town Hall 1 Washington St., Hempstead, NY 11550 489-5000 www.townofhempstead.org Numbers to know Receiver of Taxes, Donald X. Clavin, Jr. Town Attorney, Joseph Ra Animal Shelter 3320 Beltagh Avenue, Wantagh 11793 Civil Service Commission Comptroller Conservation and Waterways Greenﬁeld Cemetery Highway Department Housing Authority Occupational Resources Parks and Recreation Planning and Economic Development Public Safety Sanitation Special pick-up Program Info and Sanitation Inspectors Senior Enrichment Trafﬁc Control Division Water department 24-hour emergency line Zoning Board of Appeals
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ELECTED OFFICIALS United States Senator Charles E. Schumer (D) 757 3rd Ave., Suite 1702 New York, N.Y. 10017 (212) 486-4430 United States Senate 313 Hart Senate Ofﬁce Building Washington, D.C. 20510 (202) 224-6542
Nassau County Executive Edward P. Mangano (R) 1550 Franklin Avenue Mineola, NY 11501 (516) 571-3131
State Attorney General Eric T. Schneiderman (D) The Capitol Albany, NY 12224-0341 (518) 474-7330
United States Senator Kirsten E. Gillibrand (D) 780 3rd Ave., Suite 2601 New York, N.Y. 10017 (212) 688-6262 United States Senate 478 Russell Building Washington, D.C. 20510 (202) 224-4451
Nassau County District Attorney Kathleen Rice (D) 262 Old Country Road Mineola, NY 11501 (516) 571-3800
United States Representative - Fourth District Carolyn McCarthy (D) 200 Garden City Plaza, Suite 320 Garden City, NY 11530 (516) 739-3008 106 Cannon House Ofﬁce Building Washington, D.C. 20515 (202) 225-5516
Nassau County Comptroller George Maragos (R) 240 Old Country Road Mineola, NY 11501 (516) 571-2386
State Senator - 6th District Kemp Hannon (R) 224 7th St Garden City NY 11530 (516) 739-1700 New York State Senate Room 501 Albany, NY 12247 (518) 455-2200
Town of Hempstead Supervisor Kate Murray (R) One Washington Street Hempstead, NY 11550 (516) 489-6000
Nassau County Clerk Maureen O’Connell (R) 240 Old Country Road Mineola, NY 11501 (516) 571-2664
State Assemblyman - 14th District David G. McDonough (R) 404 Bedford Ave., Bellmore, NY 11756 (516) 409-2070 Legislative Ofﬁce Building 533, Albany, NY 12248 (518) 455-4633
Town of Hempstead Councilman - 6th District Gary Hudes (R) One Washington Street Hempstead, NY 11550 (516) 812-3180
Nassau County Legislator - District 2 Robert Troiano (D) 1550 Franklin Ave. Mineola, NY 11501 (516) 571-6202
Governor Andrew M. Cuomo (D) NYS State Capitol Building Albany, NY 12224 (518) 474-8390
Thomas P. DiNapoli (D) 110 State St., Albany, N.Y. 12236 (518) 474-4044
State Assemblyman - 15th District Michael Montesano (R) 111 Levittown Parkway, Hicksville, NY 11801 (516) 937-3571 Legislative Ofﬁce Building 633 Albany, NY 12248 (518) 455-4684
Nassau County Legislator - District 13 Norma Gonsalves (R) 1550 Franklin Ave. Mineola, NY 11501 (516) 571-6213
State Assemblyman - 17th District Tom McKevitt (R) 1225 Franklin Ave. Suite 465 Garden City, NY 11530 (516) 739-5119 Legislative Ofﬁce Building 546, Albany, NY 12248 (518) 455-5341
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The Clarke Rams celebrated their first Nassau County baseball title in four years on May 29 after beating defending champion Plainedge, 10-3, to sweep the best-of-three Class A finals at SUNYFarmingdale.
The East Meadow Lady Jets won their first L.I. championship on June 4 after defeating Longwood School, 7-0, in the Long Island Class AA title game. Junior pitcher Kerri Shapiro allowed just one hit in the historic victory.
Kate Murray Hempstead Town Supervisor 516-489-6000
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CHAMBER OF COMMERCE MEMBERS OF THE EAST MEADOW CHAMBER OF COMMERCE All addresses are in East Meadow, NY 11554 unless otherwise noted A & M Supplies Network, Inc Mitchell Skoller 516-794-6740 2468 N. Jerusalem Road, Suite 4 North Bellmore, NY 11710 A Taste of Home Bakery, Café, Sweet Shop Rose Fuger / Monica Tarantino 516-486-1670 1992 N. Jerusalem Road North Bellmore, NY 11710 A&C Pest Management Corporation James Skinner 516-683-8376 392 East Meadow Ave Above Par Development & Drafting Services Richard T. Diresta 516-783-4005 2071 Central Drive North Abrams, Fensterman, Fensterman, Eisman, Greensburg, Formato & Einiger, LLP Steven J. Eisman 516-328-2300 1111 Marcus Avenue, Suite 107 Lake Success, NY 11042 Active Auto Glass & Screen James Darienzo 516-785-0555 2507 N. Jerusalem Road Acu Plus Embroidery & Screenprinting Arthur Robbins 516 520-1800 3700 Hempstead Turnpike Levittown, NY 11756 Alan T. Schmidlin, Attorney at Law Alan T. Schmidlin 516-747-7080 100 Merrick Road, Suite 350W Rockville Centre, NY 11570 Alex M. Wolff’s Portrait Shoppe of NY Alex M. Wolff 516-938-3936 55 W. Old Country Road Hicksville, NY 11801 Allstate/Skinner Agency Walter Skinner 516-794-1005 2066 Front Street Allstate Insurance Company/ Phil Wulff Agency Eileen & Phil Wulff 516-781-8300 3832 Sunrise Hwy Seaford, NY 11783
Alure Home Improvements Salvatore Ferro 516-296-7754 1999 Hempstead Turnpike AMF East Meadow Lanes Andrew Ghirardi / Joanne Alesi 516-794-1111 1840 Front Street Amport Design & Construction Augusta Pereira 516-873-0400 2137 Jericho Turnpike New Hyde Park, NY 11040 Andrew Langus CPA 516-739-0221 666 Old Country Rd., Suite 412 Garden City, NY 11530 Hon. Anthony J. Falanga 516-746-8000 128 Betty Road Anthony Peters Hair Salon Mary Goldstein 516-731-1043 2379 Hempstead Turnpike Applied Forensics, LLC Dennis J. Ryan 516-826-6429 1975 Hempstead Turnpike, Suite 407 Ari Carpet Inc. Hasan Ari 516-796-0095 2350 Hempstead Turnpike Astoria Federal Savings Bank Joyce Sayegh 516-794-4070 1622 Hempstead Turnpike Axa-Advisors Jeffrey Widman 516-216-1165 2139 Erma Drive Bagelicious J. Boccone / J. Iorio / J. Malament 516-794-0552 1864 Front St. 487 Bellmore Ave.
Berkman, Henoch, Peterson, Peddy & Fenche Hon. Gregory P. Peterson, Esq. 516-222-6200 100 Garden City Plaza, Suite 300 Garden City, NY 11530 Best Energy Consulting Bruce Serkes 516-972-2870 602 Harrison Avenue Beverage Barn ( Liberty Beverage) Henry Kane 516-794-4818 2080 Front Street
Ciro’s Pizzeria & Restaurant Frank & Mike Clara 516-565-4400 481 Bellmore Avenue
Dresner Financial Planning Laurence Dresner 888-200-9670 1831 Grant Avenue
Citibank- East Meadow Lisa Lang-Gross 800-627-3999 670 Merrick Avenue
Dunkin’ Donuts Joe Dazzo 516-794-7155 2080 Hempstead Turnpike
CMIT Solutions of South Nassau Armando D’Accordo 516-208-4161 34 Merrick Avenue Merrick, NY 11554
East Meadow Baseball/Softball Association Dominic Tinnerello, Rep. 516-485-7141 467 Von Elm Avenue
Bolila Jewelry 516-280-8193 2014 N. Jerusalem Road N. Bellmore, NY 11710
Community Association of Stewart Avenue (CASA) Helen Meittinis 516-997-6299 34 Mist Lane Westbury, NY 11590
Borrelli’s Italian Family Restaurant Frank Borrelli 516-794-0190 1580 Hempstead Turnpike
Connelly & Sons Plumbing & Heating Kyran Connelly 516-794-7380 234 East Meadow Avenue
Brian O’Flaherty 516-794-5336 1810-30 Front Street
Cruise Planners William Davidson 800-218-0287
Calabrese Bros Construction Company Jim Calabrese 516-822-5282 134 Greenbelt Lane Levittown, NY 11756
Dave and Buster’s Westbury Karen Kelly / Deborah Gallo 516-542-6916 1504 Old Country Road Westbury, NY 11590
Capital One Bank Mary Ellen Ferretti 516-483-2541 369 Merrick Avenue
Debra Coates 516-353-7079 103 Hardy Lane Westbury, NY 11590
Carvel Zenon Gatzoﬂias 516-538-5060 477 Bellmore Avenue
Debra Kirsh 2012-2013 EM Kiwanis President 516 662-7451 70 Pengon Circle
CEMCO Joseph Parisi 516-542-7609 1897 Lenox Avenue
Dr. Frank Saracino 516-333-5794 36 Hedge Lane Westbury, NY 11590
Century 21 American Homes Tom Gallagher / Mike Litzner 516-796-8900 1856 Hempstead Turnpike
Dr. Janine D. Kelly Chiropractor 516-409-0044 2470 North Jerusalem Road N. Bellmore, NY 11710
Barry Rubinstein 516-486-8540 737 Preston Road
Charles J. O’Shea Funeral Home Louis Bruno 516-826-1010 2515 N. Jerusalem Road
BBA Photography Corp Bill Moseley 516-967-8367 63 Lambert Avenue Farmingdale, NY 11735
Dr. Richard C. Meoli Chiropractor 516-481-1400 595 Merrick Avenue
Cipriano Nursery and Florist John M. Nunnenkamp IV 516-542-0499 1660 Front Street
Dr. Munchies LLC Ivy / Jay Minsky 516-409-5848 355 Newbridge Road
East Meadow Baseball/Softball Association Steve LaSala, Commissioner 516-428-4123 P.O. Box 185 East Meadow Fire District Carey Welt 516-542-0578 197 East Meadow Avenue East Meadow Florist Christopher Hackert 516-794-0020 2326 Hempstead Turnpike East Meadow Hearing & Speech Center Shelley L Francis 516-489-9327 576 Merrick Avenue East Meadow Public Library Carol Probeyahn, Director 516-794-2570 1886 Front Street East Meadow School District Leon J. Campo Salisbury Center Superintendent Louis R. DeAngelo 516-478-5776 718 The Plain Road Westbury, NY 11590 East Meadow Upholsterers Corporation Michael Shannon 516-794-2546 371 East Meadow Avenue Edmer Sanitary Supply Co., Inc. Ed Zeitlin 516-794-2000 519 East Meadow Avenue Edward J. Speno Lodge #2568, Order of the Sons of Italy in America Carmine Biscardi 516-308-3490 PO Box 522 Continued on next page
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CHAMBER OF COMMERCE Continued from previous page
Electrical Inspectors, Inc. Richard M. Bivone 516-794-0400 300 East Meadow Avenue Elisa’s Italian Restaurant Chef Paolo Telese / Rocky Telese 516-679-4805 2754 N. Jerusalem Road North Bellmore, NY 11710 Empress Diner Mike Panagatos / Danny Panagatos 516-796-0858 2490 Hempstead Turnpike EPIC Long Island Thomas M. Hopkins, CEO & Exec. Dir. 516-739-7733 506 Stewart Avenue Garden City, NY 11530
Jake’s Steakhouse Justin McCarthy 516-222-8400 2172 Hempstead Turnpike Jake’s Wayback Burgers Sanjeev Kumar 516-520-0298 2306 Hempstead Turnpike
John Arigo, CPA 516-794-3729 474 East Meadow Avenue
Funtazia Sam Naderi 516-520-0090 2562 Hempstead Turnpike Genesis Landscaping John P Orinkawitz 516-227-6062 1705 Bard Lane G.F. Auto Repair, Inc. Richard Cambi 516-542-9690 391 East Meadow Avenue Hi Tech Signs Scott Abrecht 516-794-7880 415 East Meadow Avenue
Merrick Avenue Chiropractic Shari R Jacobs 516-538-8361 485 Bellmore Avenue
New York Life David Lee 516-410-0654 576 Broadhollow Road Melville, NY 11747
Leo F. Kearns Inc Thomas L. Kearns 516-794-0500 445 East Meadow Avenue
Michael DeFilippis, DDS Michael DeFilippis 516-794-8081 1740 Front Street
Leon Campo 516-731-3667 41 Clearmeadow Drive
Mid Nassau Medical Care For Kids, LLC Steve Perrick 516-333-7272 530 Old Country Rd Suite 1B Westbury, NY 11590
New York Sports & Physical Therapy Institute Stephen Wirth 516-520-3053 2339 Hempstead Turnpike
Michael J. Bannen 516-486-7771 456 Gates Avenue
North Shore Fitness Larry Samuels / Frankie Camarano 516-832-8444 1940 Hempstead Turnpike
Inspect-It 1st Property Inspection Mitchell Allen 855-900-INSP (4677) 446 East Meadow Avenue #238
Figarelly’s Delicatessen & Caterers Wayne Falk 516-542-9839 593 East Meadow Avenue
Four Seasons Power Equipment Joe Licata 516-505-3000 1606 Front Street
LCS Facility Group Margherita Naranjo 845-485-7000 36 Cottage Street Poughkeepsie, NY 12601
Home Improvements By Us Jay Steinmetz 516-565-4140 444 Glenwood Lane
Jeffrey S. Eisenberg Attorney at Law, P.C. 516-307-8441 1840 Hempstead Turnpike
First National Bank of Long Island Millie Jones 516-357-7200 1975 Hempstead Turnpike
New York Gourmet Coffee Kathleen Haberkern, Rep. 631-254-0076 204C N. Fehr Way Bayshore, NY 11706
Lawrence A. Lambroia, DDS Lawrence Lambroia 516-735-8700 2246 Bright Avenue
Executive Auto Collision Doug Sessa / James Luca 516-735-4357 2550 Hempstead Turnpike
Fili & Baron Dental, LLC Mark D. Fili, DDS 516-481-4111 2225 N. Jerusalem Road
Memories On The Move Diane Landau 516-357-9820 94 Gardiners Lane #335 Levittown, NY 11758
hibu Rachel Rosenbach 516-647-4010 210 RXR Plaza Uniondale, NY 11553
Joseph Danenza 516-485-1942 1375 Richmond Court Joywriter Communications Joyce L.Zimmerman 516-485-2152 1355 Sally Court Karen Mancuso, Attorney at Law Karen Mancuso 516-826-1783 917 Oakland Court North Bellmore, NY 11710 Kathryn McGinley Acupuncture Kate McGinley 516-418-2324 2555 Hempstead Turnpike, Suite 1 Ken Klein 516-410-5322 919 Richmond Road Law Ofﬁce of Alan B. Hodish, LLC Alan B. Hodish 516-222-1640 666 Old Country Road, Suite 412 Garden City, NY 11530 Law Ofﬁce of Arnold Bottalico Arnold Bottalico 516-543-1329 1225 Franklin Avenue, Suite #325 Garden City, NY 11530
Life Physical Therapy & Wellness Janet Ottaiano P.T. 516-735-1018 2555 Hempstead Turnpike, Suite 1 M.B. Cohn Interiors Shari C. Cohn Glassman 516-794-0424 540 East Meadow Avenue
Mille Grazie Pizzeria Jonathan Aronson 516-280-3862 2063 Hempstead Turnpike
MAB Fine Wines & Spirits Jay Anand 516-489-0303 385 Merrick Avenue
Minuteman Press Steve Haller 516-731-4892 3000 Hempstead Turnpike, Suite 114 Levittown, NY 11756
Madison Pierce Real Estate William Miranda 516-731-7171 557 Newbridge Rd Majors Steakhouse Bob Cunningham / George Poll 516-794-6600 284 East Meadow Avenue Mama Theresa’s of East Meadow Michael DaProzzo 516-520-5556 2411-A Hempstead Turnpike Marcee Rubinstein 516-486-8540 737 Preston Road Masters Collision Dean Poupis, Jr. 516-542-0415 2090 Hempstead Turnpike
New York Sports Club Denise Desimone 516-485-5100 625 Merrick Avenue
Ofﬁce of Assemblyman Tom McKevitt Tom McKevitt- Assemblyman 516-228-4960 1975 Hempstead Turnpike, Suite 202 Oberle Florist Elisa Oberle 516-481-0031 845 East Meadow Ave
Nassau County Legislature Presiding Ofﬁcer Legislator Norma Gonsalves 516-571-6213 1550 Franklin Ave., Room 102 Mineola, NY 11550
Paul Stargot- Accounting & Tax Services Paul Stargot 516-567-9455 600 Old Country Rd., Suite 435 Garden City, NY 11530
Nassau County Sheriffs Correction Ofﬁcers Benevolent Assoc. President John Jaronczyk 516-937-7800 504 East Meadow Avenue
People’s United Bank Derek Smith 516 520-4120 2425 Hempstead Turnpike
Nassau County Sheriffs Correction Ofﬁcers Benevolent Assoc. Adrian Campodonico 516-458-4241 PO Box 729 Nassau Financial Credit Union Bill Vassilakis 516-240-1255 2295 Hempstead Turnpike
McDonalds of East Meadow Lonny Weiner 631-271-8055 134 West Hills Road Huntington Station, NY 11746
Nassau Roofers 516-785-7663 518 East Meadow Avenue
Melissa Cirillo (Civic) Melissa Cirillo 516-867-5100 143 Bette Road
Nassau University Medical Center Art Gianelli / Shelley Lotenberg 516-572-0123 2201 Hempstead Turnpike
Peter Mancuso 516-783-8184 917 Oakland Court N. Bellmore, NY 11710 Peter MTK (Civic) Peter Gidicsin 516-486-7771 456 Gates Avenue Pietro’s Pizzeria & Italian Kitchen John & Carol Arigo 516-794-8820 476 East Meadow Avenue Pita Lovers Solomon Wang 516-357-7482 1920 Hempstead Turnpike Continued on next page
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Reliable Voice & Data Systems, Inc. Linda Lovejoy-Mazimann / Matt LaFerrera 516-542-1130 366 East Meadow Avenue Richard V. Rappaport & Associates Richard V. Rappaport, Esq. 516-222-8200 1900 Hempstead Turnpike, Suite 200 Richner Communications Herald and PrimeTime Xpress Stuart & Cliff Richner 516-569-4000 2 Endo Boulevard Garden City, NY 11530 Ri-Joyce Gourmet Inc. Dolores Rome 516-972-9872 1959 Lenox Avenue RJS Enterprises Richard J. Stark 516-783-7215 384 Argyle Road RMB Drafting Services, Inc. Richard M. Bivone 516-396-0600 308 East Meadow Avenue Roseanne Hatzelman 516-826-3524 558 Kingston Avenue
Rosenthal Curry & Kranz, LLP Ted Rosenthal / Patrick Curry 516-485-5577 1600 Front Street Roslyn Savings Bank Debbie Castellane 516-542-8300 1900 Hempstead Turnpike, Suite 101 Roy J. Bushy 516-794-7473 1725 Prospect Avenue Scholastic Promotions, Ltd. Augie Daurio 516-538-0705 505 Uniondale Ave Uniondale, NY 11553 Sign-A-Rama Pankaj Shah 516-222-0551 2071 Hempstead Turnpike SigntiďŹ c Signs & Graphics Scott Greer / Nick Romano 516-804-3678 2463 North Jerusalem Road Sir Speedy Printing & Marketing Services Brandon / Jack / Evan Bloom 516-334-7400 75 State Street Westbury, NY 11590
Sky Breeze, Inc/SMT Insurance Steven Tauber 516-796-5649 242 Buick Place State Farm Insurance Alan Gafarian 516-731-7412 1975 Hempstead Turnpike State Farm of East Meadow Kevin Dignam 516-832-8400 407 East Meadow Ave. Stop & Shop Natalie Norman 516-796-5547 2525 Hempstead Turnpike
Tender Shepherd Nursery School Katherine Nowicki 516-228-0902 470 East Meadow Avenue Tender Tales Nursery School Christine Mooney, Director 516-661-8451 123 Merrick Avenue The Bristal of East Meadow Suzanne Ryan 516-542-0800 40 Merrick Avenue The Nest Bar & Lounge David Schutte 516-227-6378 382 East Meadow Avenue
Sunrise Senior Living of East Meadow Doreen Fistina 516-542-0990 1555 Glen Curtis Blvd
The UPS Store Russell Cohen 516-280-3363 1936 Hempstead Turnpike
Super Sewer & Drain Service Jayson Wolfoff 516-826-0669 Bellmore, NY 11710
TNV Technical Services, Inc Tom Vogel 516-794-8642 1796 Stuyvesant Avenue
TD Bank Robert Bullock 516-796-4975 2549 Hempstead Turnpike
Town Planner Community Calendar Jerry Baldassaro, President 516-542-1409 2233 4th Street
Tech Mobile Automotive Services Peter Holmstedt 516-481-0555 651 Merrick Avenue
Tricky Business John Reid 516 520-4004 2590 Hempstead Turnpike
Twin Rinks at Eisenhower Park LLC Michelle Ferraro 100 Jericho Quadrangle, Suite 300 Jericho, NY 11753 United Methodist Church of East Meadow Douglas R. Wood Sr. 516-794-5855 470 East Meadow Avenue United States Postal Service Pauline J. Agricola, Postmaster 516-794-4509 446 East Meadow Avenue #238 Wellcare Financial Planning Service, Inc. Warren Kalmenson, EA 516-505-7008 230 Hilton Avenue, Suite 204 Hempstead, NY 11550 WML Enterprises William Lannon 516-731-1937 16 Myrtle Lane Levittown, NY 11756
For more information on the East Meadow Chamber of Commerce visit www.eastmeadow chamber.com/directory
More than 100 East Meadow High School students spent a night exercising and having fun on March 7 during a Zumbathon fundraiser, aimed to raise money for two high schools damaged during Hurricane Sandy.
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A Long Island Family Tradition Since 1955 MUSIC Friday & Saturday 8pm-11pm
Let Us Cater Your Special Event! Private Party Room Available for Up to 80 People
Sit Down Catering Packages are Also Available from $21.95 – $35.95
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(1/4 Mile East of Nassau Coliseum)
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