Nassau Herald 09-28-2023

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Rambam Mesivta High School students at the ice cream party outside the new building in May, celebrating the countdown to summer.

New school year, new venue Rambam High moves to Mott Ave. in Lawrence

A new era has arrived for Rambam Mesivta Maimonides High School.

Since its founding in 1995, the school has occupied a building on Frost Lane, in Lawrence, that was owned by its next-door neighbor, the Brandeis Hebrew Academy. Rambam paid rent to Brandeis, but continued to grow, and discussions about finding a permanent home expanded two years ago.

The all-boys yeshiva, offering Jewish studies and college preparatory classes, serves stu-

State to fight antisemitism

dents from the Five Towns, Great Neck, Plainview, West Hempstead, Brooklyn, Queens and other communities.

Now it has a building of its own, on Mott Avenue in Lawrence.

“This has been a process,” said Rabbi Zev Meir Friedman, Rosh HaYeshiva, Rambam’s dean. “We’re about 99 percent complete. We are waiting for two religious items to come in.”

The process started in the 2020-21 school year, when Rambam was near the end of its lease with Brandeis, and was considering the


plan will create education hub

Believing she has a responsibility to the Jewish people in New York state — which has the largest Jewish population in the country — Gov. Kathy Hochul unveiled plans on Sept. 19 for a State Anti Hate in Education Center & Annual Convening next summer. She made the announcement at the Center for Jewish History in downtown Manhattan.

“As Governor of the State with the largest Jewish population outside the State of Israel, I feel a solemn responsibility to protect and uplift New York’s vibrant, diverse Jewish communities,” Hochul said in a news release. “No one should have to fear for their safety while going to their place of work, going to school, or just walking the streets.”

The education center will serve as an intellectual hub, and

with the involvement of institutions and organizations such as the City University of New York, the State University of New York, the State Education Department and the Commission of Independent Colleges and Universities, will create what is hoped to be a safer, more inclusive climate for New Yorkers.

According to the Anti-Defamation League, between 2021 and 2022, the state saw a 39 percent increase in antisemitic incidents, the highest in the nation.

“It has always been my top priority to keep the people of New York safe, and we will continue taking action to fight anti-Semitism and use every tool at our disposal to eliminate hate and bias from our communities,” Hochul stated.

New York is the first to act on President Biden’s national strategy to counter antisemitism and

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Watch out for that Meadowview Avenue speed hump

Hewlett Bay Park Village officials are striving to make the community safer. Since the end of a June a speed hump installed in front of a house at 180 Meadowview Ave., has aided in slowing down vehicular traffic.

A Facebook post alerted village residents, letting them know that the roadway would be closed for an hour for painting of the safety markings and drying time.

The initial plan for the speed hump was approved at the Hewlett Bay Park Village Board’s May meeting, after Nelson Pope & Voorhis, an environmental planning firm, evaluated the village to find suitable areas for a speed hump, to try to provide safety and protection for the residents.

At the July 17 meeting, the board approved a change to the speed hump, to meet the meet proper size specifications. It was then installed at the required size.

“As a resident and village official, I would’ve liked a higher speed hump and I pressed the engineer for a higher one,” Mayor Alex Salomon said. “The response was that the specs as provided protect the village best in terms of

potential liability from people sustaining injury.”

While he wishes the village could do more, he believes that all things considered this new update will help.

“I think that you can’t ignore this one,” Salomon said. “I don’t think that it’s as much of a barrier as we would have liked but I think that we need to balance all of the factors.”

Eti Itzhak, a Hewlett Bay Park resident said that she believes the speed hump has been effective.

“When I saw the speed bump over there, I immediately stopped completely and drove slowly,” Itzhak said. “I care about my tires.”

She also said there is more to be done.

“We have a lot of problems over here,” Itzhak said, noting the volume of speeding cars and drivers she sees ignoring stop signs.

She believes much of the reckless driving and traffic volume are related to Hewlett High School, just a mile from where the speed hump was installed.

“People are driving non-stop, dropping the kids at school, picking them up from school, teenagers have cars they’re driving non-stop, during the day also, going to lunch all that,” Itzhak said.

She thinks the solution is in adding more speed humps, specifically on East

Broadway, which Meadowview Ave connects to.

Itzhak felt that the Meadowview speed hump served as a good addition because of the roads convenience.

“Meadowview is the shortcut to everywhere,” she said.

Inwood resident Elisa Hinken, commented on the speed hump in a Facebook post.

“There’s no choice,” she said. “The mature landscaping, lack of sidewalks and narrow roads are dangerous as pop-

ulations increase. More cars in the area these days compound the danger.”

Salomon said the board is set to install more speed humps across the village.

“I think that now that they’ve got the process down, if the board is OK with proceeding with the rest of them, as they were previously approved, I think there is one on Everit that is really problematic, I want to replace the existing one,” he said.

Parker Schug/Herald Improvements to the Meadowview Avenue speed hump in Hewlett Bay Park brought the infrastructure up to inspection standard to create a safer community.
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Woodmere Club once again seeks use variance

Two months after presenting an application to build outside the perimeter of the Coastal Conservation District, the Woodmere Club owners — Efrem Gerzsberg and Robert Weiss — has attorney Christian Browne introduce the identical plan to the Woodsburgh village Board of Appeals on Sept. 20.

Gerzsberg and Weiss, who were not present during the Board of Appeals hearing in Woodsburgh, are seeking a use variance to build outside the perimeter of a Coastal Conservation District created in 2020 on their Woodmere Club.

The district created in 2020 aimed to limit the developers’ plan to build 284 single-family homes on the property that is in Woodmere and Lawrence and Woodsburgh villages.

The two villages and the Town of Hempstead approved the creation of the Coastal Conservation District, which divided the Woodmere Club into three subdistricts and limiting construction to only 59 homes. In Woodsburgh, 18 homes are allowed in the subdistrict.

Browne called the perimeter outside the district an “open space,” which is essentially land that the club owners have limited uses for if they build the 59 allowable homes.

“Outside of the single-family home district, those are lots within the open

space recreation district,” Browne said.

“That district allows two uses: one is a golf course and the second is passive recreation, such as walking trips. So essentially, you’re not allowed to do anything in the open space district unless you can somehow cobble together those and make it into some sort of a golf course.”

Browne argued that the single-family subdistrict couldn’t combine with the open space district to make a feasible golf course based on the physical layout. The other option, passive recreation, has no productive use to the owners, he said.

Lawrence’s board suggested convening a joint session where all three boards — the town Lawrence and Woodsburgh — would hear the developers’ presentation.

Browne said no meeting has been scheduled with all three boards and a date for the town hearing is yet to be scheduled.

The club owner’s proposal would call for 15 homes in the open space district, an addition to the 18 they are allowed.

“There’s a case called Otto v. Steinhilbert, Court of Appeals in New York State,” Board of Appeals member Joel Weiner said to Browne. “That is sort of the Bible in use variances. There are four tests, I think you fail all four.”

The case states that the applicant has to show that the land cannot yield a reasonable return, the hardship relating to the property is unique and does not apply to a portion of the district/neigh-

borhood, it does not alter the essential character and that the alleged hardship is not self-created.

“This golf club, the Woodmere Club, is the heart of Woodsburgh,” Weiner said. “You’re shooting it.”

Limited information such as engineering concerns, traffic studies, renderings of the homes and construction information were provided to the board.

“It is not because we don’t think the information is ultimately irrelevant, it would (be relevant),” Browne said. “It’s difficult for the applicant to engage in a costly exercise that essentially pertains to engineering matters when we don’t know whether we can do anything.”

Roughly 20 people attended the hearing, including County Legislator Howard Kopel.

“I’d like to make this offer publicly, why don’t we sit down?” Kopel asked Browne and the board. “Come down to my office, we’ll sit down and see if we can figure out something. I can talk to the villages and see if we can figure out something the community can live with and your clients.”

“There are things that can be done, but I think we can all agree now that this is not working, this process isn’t working for you, the public and your clients,” he added. “It makes no sense so let’s stop that and see if we can do something that does and satisfies everyone.”

Learning how to fill out a college application

Ellen Karcinell guides students to write well a strong college essay at HWPL

To help navigate the path from high school to college, Ellen Karcinell, a seasoned instructor on essay writing, test prep and college applications, shared her best tips with students at the HewlettWoodmere Public Library on Sept. 19.

“I’m not the tutor or the teacher; I’m a tool to help you achieve your goal,” Karcinell said.

Six students attended the hour-long workshop about crafting an effective college essay. Karcinell handed out flyers to the students, grades ranging from 9th to 11th, outlining major topics to consider when putting together a college application essay.

One point Karcinell highlighted throughout was the importance of writing for the reader.

“You have to understand the person you are writing for,” she said. “If you don’t understand the person you are writing for, what you write could be taken in the wrong way.”

Karcinell then spoke on showcasing strengths and how that comes into play when selecting a major. She also told stu-

dents the benefits of selecting a major, even if they end up changing direction.

“If you put down undecided, you go to the bottom,” Karcinell said of the college admission system. “College is, and this is a shocking thing, a business, they want to fill up their departments, they’re looking for people who want to be students in certain departments.”

The workshop also included the best ways to highlight top qualities that students would bring to a college.

“There are two ways of showing off, you could show off by saying, ‘I won the game for my team because I did the most,’” Karcinell said. “Another way of showing off is by saying, ‘I’m proud to be a member of my team and I was happy to be there to help the team to victory.’”

Karcinell emphasized the entertainment aspect of the college essay.

“In a movie trailer they spend millions and millions of dollars because they want to show you why you should go to the movie,” she said. “You show why the college should take you, why you should become a part of the college community.”

The group learned about hooking readers with the first sentence of their application essay. It is similar to writing a good lede for a news story.

“The best first sentence I ever read in all the years of doing this is, ‘And then the fat man pushed me off the roof,’” Karcinell said. “It got me to read it again. It was about going zip gliding, she was standing on a platform in Costa Rica and a heavyset guy pushed her off a roof.”

Karcinell instructed ending on a strong statement, along with topics to avoid like politics and location of the college.

Caroline Lynch, head of young adult services at HWPL strives to help the com-

munity teens by bringing in programs like this.

“I think the college application process can be very overwhelming,” Lynch said.

Patrick Risolo, a children’s librarian helped to organize the essay workshop.

“It reminds me of when I was their age, I didn’t even have this,” he said. “We want to give teens, especially, a helping hand.”

Karcinell has been assisting students for 30 years. She will return to HWPL in Oct. with her ACT Prep program.

“You can’t imagine what a high this is,” Karcinell said. “I’ve learned so much.”

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Hernesto Galdamez/Herald Christian Browne, right, presents the Woodmere Club use variance application at the Sept. 20 Woodsburgh village Board of Appeals hearing. On the left was engineer Kevin Walsh. Parker Schug/Herald High school students learn how to write a strong college essay with Ellen Karcinell.
I’m not the tutor or the teacher; I’m a tool to help you achieve your goal.
ELLEN KARCINELL college application instructor

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Bus safety remains a top priority at Lawrence school

As important as it is for motorists to know about vehicular safety, it’s just as critical for children to understand their role as they wait for, get on and get off the bus that takes them to school and home.

Lawrence Primary School students, first to third grade, were part of an assembly where administrators and other staffers discussed bus and pedestrian safety, teaching the children about how to remain safe while waiting for the school bus, when they are passengers, and when they are leaving the bus at their designated stop.

To help ensure the students’ well being inside and outside of the school building, how to safely walk to school with an adult and look both ways before crossing the street and staying on the sidewalk were also discussed.

“At Lawrence Primary School, we recognize the importance of safe transportation for our students,” Principal Kristen Panzarella said in a news release. “We work closely with our transportation department, bus drivers and families to ensure strict safety protocols to protect our students during their daily commute.”

crime watch

Two men sought for alleged North Lawrence robbery

Two men allegedly came into Snipes Shoe Store on Rockaway Turnpike in North Lawrence, took several items of clothing from the shelves and shoved a woman employee, 21, out of their way and left the store on foot at 11:05 a.m. on Sept. 21, according to Nassau police. No injuries were reported.

Both men are described as black, one is roughly 6-feet tall and was wearing a

Petit Larceny

Nakisha Williams, 29, of North Lawrence was arrested for shoplifting at the Target location on 345 Rockaway Turnpike in North Lawrence on Sept. 16 at 11:34 a.m., according to police. An unidentified person stole a box of baby pampers at the CVS location on

green hooded sweatshirt, green sweat pants and black sneakers. The other was around 5 feet, 7 inches tall and was wearing a blue do-rag, a blue sweatshirt and blue sweatpants.

Police are asking anyone with information on this incident to call Nassau County Crime Stoppers at 1 (800) 244-8477 or 911. All calls are confidential.

1220 Peninsula Blvd. in Hewlett on Sept. 20 at 11:50 p.m., according to police.

criminaL mischief

On Sept. 16 between 1 a.m. and 10 a.m., an unknown person damaged the front hood and bumper of a car parked at 21 John St. in Inwood, according to police.

People named in Crime Watch items as having been arrested and charged with violations or crimes are only suspected of committing those acts of which they are accused. They are all presumed to be innocent of those charges until and unless found guilty in a court of law.

Jeffrey Bessen Courtesy Lawrence schools Lawrence Primary School students learning about bus safety.
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Berman celebrates a centennial life well lived

Despite the absence of the celebrant, family and friends of former state Sen. Carol Berman marked her 100th birthday with an intimate gathering at the Lawrence Yacht & Country Club on Sept. 21.

Over the phone from her home of 56 years in Lawrence, Berman, who didn’t attend the party due to Tropical Storm Ophelia, reflected how proud she was to have graduated Phi Beta Kappa cum laude from Michigan State University in 1943 with a bachelor’s degree in journalism.

She met her husband of 76 years and love of her life Jerry Berman at MSU in 1941, they were engaged in 1943 before Jerry was drafted into the Army Air Force and were married in 1944. Jerry died in 2020.

“Politics always interested me,” said Berman, and her activism started as a leader in the movement to prohibit “the extremely noisy” supersonic transport planes at John F. Kennedy International Airport. The series of protests that she organized led to the reduction of the Concorde’s scheduled flights, and it was the defining moment in her public service that helped launch her state senate race.

She served in the state senate from 1979 to 1984, as one of only five female senators, and the first Democrat elected to the State Senate from Nassau County. Because of this, she said, “I had to work that much harder. It was the start of something big.”

Prominently displayed in the room was a citation from Assemblywoman Gina Sillitti, “for her incredible life of public service,” a letter form Gov. Kathy

Hochul stating that “you are an inspiration to us all,” and a proclamation personally delivered by state comptroller Thomas DiNapoli praising Berman for her devotion “to building stronger communities and creating a brighter future for all.”

DiNapoli first met Berman over 50 years ago and said, “a lot of people would push a teenager aside, but Carol Berman embraced me and said that it’s great that you want to be involved in politics. Her own tenure as an elected official was incredibly impactful. For Nassau County, she’s truly one of our leading ladies in every way.”

But Carol Berman’s voice most brimmed with pride when talking about her children, Charles Berman and Elizabeth Berry, noting their accomplishments, and saying that she’s “grateful that they never once said to me: ‘Mom, can you please just stay home?’”

“My mother did so much for her community during her lifetime, as one of the leaders of the local Democratic Party, and one of the first women to be elected to the State Senate,” Charles said. She’s done a lot, and to make it to 100 is just another milestone and a great accomplishment.”

For daughter Elizabeth Berry, “She always had a very good balance between family and career and a very early example to thousands of women of somebody who’s able to manage it all, “Berry said. “She’s very supportive, full of humor and wit, and gave my brother and me a great public service ethic.”

Berman had some words of wisdom from her long life.

“I loved my constituents, I love people, and I enjoy people, as I love and enjoy every single day,” she said. “Keep on keeping on and do the best you can.”

Courtesy Charles Berman Carol Berman’s family celebrated her 100th birthday last Saturday. Above, Berman at her 99th birthday party last year.
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games to watch

Thursday, Sept. 28

Boys Soccer: Kennedy at MacArthur 5 p.m.

Boys Soccer: South Side at Elmont 5 p.m.

Girls Soccer: V.S. North at V.S. South 7 p.m.

Friday, Sept. 29

Boys Soccer: V.S. South at Lawrence 5 p.m.

Boys Soccer: Hewlett at V.S. North 5 p.m.

Boys Soccer: Wantagh at Clarke 5 p.m.

Girls Soccer: V.S. Central at East Meadow 5 p.m.

Girls Soccer: Malverne/East Rock at Sewanhaka 5 p.m.

Girls Soccer: Carey at Hewlett 6 p.m.

Football: Baldwin at Syosset 6:30 p.m.

Football: Seaford at Cold Spring Harbor 7 p.m.

Saturday, Sept. 30

Football: Westbury at Uniondale 2 p.m.

Football: Freeport at Hempstead 2 p.m.

Football: Massapequa at Oceanside 2 p.m.

Football: V.S. Central at East Meadow

Football: East Rockaway at North Shore 2 p.m.

Football: Carey at Garden City 2 p.m.

Football: Mepham at Manhasset 2 p.m.

Football: Wantagh at Lynbrook 2 p.m.

Football: Long Beach at Sewanhaka 2 p.m.

Football: Elmont at New Hyde Park 2 p.m.

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DeCicco leads Hewlett over Lynbrook

Heavy rain and strong winds forced the cancellation of Hewlett’s Homecoming parade and festivities Saturday afternoon, but the Bulldogs had plenty of bright spots on the field in a 20-8 upset victory over Lynbrook in Nassau Conference III.

Junior quarterback Matt DeCicco rushed for a pair of touchdowns, including the go-ahead score midway through the fourth quarter, and senior tailback Luke Rochler provided the insurance — a 6-yard touchdown run with just over two minutes remaining following a defensive takeaway — as Hewlett (2-1) won its home opener.

Lynbrook (2-1), which totaled 76 points in victories over Bethpage and Valley Stream North, managed just a late firsthalf touchdown and two-point conversion from senior Ramon Calderon on a day where Mother Nature proved a formidable opponent for both teams.

“All the credit goes to our players and assistant coaches,” Hewlett head coach John Palladino said. “Whenever you beat someone ranked ahead of you it means a lot, especially a team like Lynbrook that’s well-coached and had a big win over Bethpage to open the season.”

Things started well for the Owls when senior Michael Hendrickson broke a 33-yard run on the first snap of the game, but the drive stalled just inside Hewlett territory. Hendrickson was unstoppable in the first two games, scoring four touchdowns to lead an impressive 35-13 romp at Bethpage followed by four more in a 41-21 home win over Valley Stream North.

“Michael has had a great beginning to the season and has been more than we expected,” Lynbrook head coach Dave Yaker said of Hendrickson, who in the fourth quarter had the visitors’ only other double-digit gain against an inspired Hewlett defense. “Our inexperience and youth showed in today’s game against a team that is well-coached and experienced in many spots.”

The Bulldogs marched 83 yards on their opening possession and took the lead with 10:49 remaining in the second

quarter on an electric 19-yard touchdown run by DeCicco, a star hurdler and last year’s JV starting quarterback who in Week 2 had 242 yards and three scores on the ground in a 46-13 victory over Mineola. “Matt’s a tremendous competitor and his track background speaks for itself,” Palladino said. “When it’s crunch time, he’s someone you want carrying the ball.”

Hewlett’s lone miscue — a fumble recovered by Hendrickson in the red zone in the final minute of the half — allowed the Owls to take an 8-7 lead into the locker room. Calderon scored from 3 yards out with less than 10 seconds left and added the 2-point conversion after the Bulldogs jumped offside on the extra-point attempt.

Lynbrook still led midway through the fourth quarter when Hewlett converted a

pair of fourth downs to keep the chains moving on its eventual game-winning drive. After a pass interference call in the end zone, DeCicco’s 1-yard touchdown run made it 13-8 with 6:12 to go.

The teams then traded punts, and DeCicco’s perfectly placed 57- yard boot pinned the Owls at their own 1 with 3:37 left. Senior Zane Frederick-Branch’s interception on the first snap of the series set up Rochler’s late touchdown.

“Our offensive line got a good push all day and the guys on defense were flying all over the field,” Palladino said.

Junior Thierry Labossiere also had a takeaway for Hewlett, which hosts defending county champion Plainedge on Friday at 6 p.m. On tap for Lynbrook is a visit from Wantagh next Saturday at 2 p.m.

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root out hate.

As the Five Towns and other Jewish communities entered the High Holy Days, safety precautions were in place during Rosh Hashana and continued with Yom Kippur.

Danny Gluck, commanding officer of the Nassau County Auxiliary Police 4th Precinct Unit, said that his men and women were on patrol at synagogues in the Five Towns during the holidays.

“All the local synagogues have really stepped up their security,” Gluck said. “We, as an auxiliary unit, have our cars out at most of the synagogues throughout the holidays.”

“There were no reported threats, as far as I know, in the Five Towns,” Gluck added.

However, at least three synagogues in Nassau County, and two in Suffolk County received bomb threats during Rosh Hashana.

“It is essential to remember that an attack on any religious or ethnic group is an attack on our shared humanity,” Assemblyman Ari Brown said in a news release in response to the bomb threats. “If you don’t speak out and stand up for others, they will eventually come for you, and there will be no one left to speak up for you.”

Brown, who also serves as Cedarhurst’s deputy mayor, was one of the first

on the scene when swastikas were found at the village’s Andrew J. Parise Park in July.

Judith Gutman, a North Woodmere resident, said that for the most part, her community is safe and family-friendly, but she can’t say the same for other Jewish communities around the High Holy Days.

“While the threat is very real, a key principle of our Jewish faith is Emunah, which roughly translates as faith or trust in God,” Gutman said. “We trust that God will protect us even though, rationally, we should probably be scared of very real threats. We’re still vigilant about increasing security in our synagogues and neigh-

borhoods. But we aren’t scared.”

At Young Israel of North Woodmere, discussions of antisemitism and safety measures take place during the holidays and all year long. “We have our own security to see who comes in and out,” Zvi Gutman, the synagogue’s president and Judith Gutman’s husband, said. “We take shifts during the holidays, and take it very seriously.”

Gutman also serves as a shul security force member. He and Judith have four children. They are not all teenagers yet, but they have discussed the hate that exists.

“It’s very important to let them know

that there’s antisemitism,” Zvi Gutman said. “We let them know that we are a vibrant community, but there are people that just have hatred for who we are. We still want to live life and not shelter — we have to be proactive.”

State Sen. Patricia Canzoneri-Fitzpatrick, who represents the Five Towns, was scheduled to take part in a County AntiSemitism Roundtable hosted by State Sen. Jack Martins on Sept. 26, after the Herald went to press. Martins chairs the State Republican Anti-Semitism Working Group, which includes Canzoneri-Fitzpatrick and other senators.

The roundtable was set to bring Jewish leaders and security experts together to discuss how best to address antisemitic incidents.

“We must promote real solutions, not just talk and signal support,” CanzoneriFitzpatrick wrote in a text to the Herald in response to Hochul’s announcement. “If we are to make real changes in our communities, the governor must take action against incidences of antisemitism, such as CUNY hiring a known antisemite to teach and mold the minds of the next generation. Advocacy begins with action.”

A 12-page report compiled by Students and Faculty for Equality at CUNY, an alliance of CUNY students and scholars, claims that the school system has been the most systemically antisemitic school in the United States for the past two years.

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Gov. Kathy Hochul announced the creation of the State Anti Hate in Education Center & Annual Convening on Sept. 19, set to launch next year, to combat antisemitism.

Soirée raises single-event record $1 million

It was about raising money while celebrating three outstanding community members. But above all else, this past weekend’s Soirée Under the Stars at The Lannin at Eisenhower Park was all about ensuring a strong, healthy future for all those within the reach of the Mount Sinai South Nassau hospital.

Mount Sinai South Nassau board of directors co-chair Anthony Cancellieri, radiology department chair Dr. Matthew Rifkin, and Dawn Keiley — the hospital’s senior director of nursing — were honored not just by the crowd joining them on a damp Eisenhower Park weekend, but also by many family and friends who sent their congratulations through video.

Cancellieri was singled out by the hospital for his endless dedication, leadership and selfless service he has brought to Mount Sinai ever since he first joined the board of directors in 2009. A former lieutenant with the New York Police Department, Cancellieri is also a member of the Mount Sinai Health System’s board of trustees. He has dedicated countless hours to securing and overseeing major donations to the hospital, including Mount Sinai’s $500 million capital campaign.

In addition, he is known for volunteering his time to this very event in years past, and has been just as involved with the hospital’s annual golf outing.

“Everything, everything that they promised us and more, they have delivered.” Cancellieri says of the partnership with Mount Sinai Health System.

And Cancellieri knows firsthand the importance of having a strong local hospital like Mount Sinai South Nassau right in everyone’s backyard. When a car struck his daughter more than two decades ago, the ambulance rushed her to Mount Sinai.

“They were supporting me not as nurses, but almost like they were parents, too,” Cancellieri said. “They understood what I was going through.”

Rifkin received the Mary Pearson Award, named for the hospital’s founding administrator, and is presented to an individual who exemplifies selflessness and extraordinary effort in advancing the hospital’s commitment to its mission of compassion and service in the community.

Rifkin is a radiology professor at Icahn School of Medicine Mount Sinai, and has nearly 50 years of medical experience. His mission has been to expand the hospital’s radiology department, improve imaging services, and include better interventional radiology services in order to help catch diseases earlier and save more lives.

A bi-plane imaging system — where two cameras rotate around a patient to provide front and side views simultaneously — is just one example Rifkin has played a key role in obtaining. The imaging system is expected to begin its service this fall.

Keiley earned the hospital’s Cupola Award, established in 2015 to be given to

a hospital employee who not only lives by the hospital’s mission, but who consistently goes above and beyond the call of duty to deliver excellence for patients.

In her 38-year nursing career, Keiley has climbed the ranks from staff nurse, to assistant nurse manager, to assistant nurse director, to where she stands today: senior nursing director. She has been with the hospital since it was called South Nassau Communities Hospital, and remains under its current Mount Sinai South Nassau moniker.

“When I first started out at South Nassau, I was asked on my interview day, what was my philosophy of nursing?” Keiley said. “I was thinking — I didn’t think I had one. But today, I truly say it’s my three C’s. Be compassionate, care, and always connect.

“You can never miss an opportunity

if you connect with heart.”

Like Cancellieri, Keiley, too, has had personal experience with Mount Sinai, when she was treated for a brain aneurysm at the hospital’s Manhattan campus. Though the commute for treatment took a toll on her and her family, the South Shore hospital will now be equipped with a new comprehensive stroke program so Keiley and her neighbors won’t have to travel so far in the future.

The cocktail event included a performance by the NYPD Pipes & Drums, as well as musical entertainment by Broadway stars Kate Baldwin and Tony

Next month, after a five-year integration period, Mount Sinai South Nassau will finalize its partnership with Mount Sinai Health System.

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Yazbeck. Tim Baker/Herald photos Steven Gold, left, Terri Gold, Karen Lipton and Wayne Lipton were among those who enjoyed the new Lannin at Eisenhower Park as part of Mount Sinai South Nassau’s annual Soirée Under the Stars. Broadway stars Tony Yazbeck and Kate Baldwin lit up the stage at the Soirée Under the Stars, held last weekend to raise money and honor some of Mount Sinai South Nassau’s best at Eisenhower Park. Blair Paltrowitz, a registered nurse at Mount Sinai South Nassau, sings the national anthem ahead of the hospital’s annual Soirée Under the Stars, held for the first time this year at The Lannin at Eisenhower Park. Anthony Cancellieri, co-chair of the Mount Sinai South Nassau board of directors — and a longtime volunteer with the hospital system — was named the 2023 honoree of the hospital’s Soirée Under the Stars fundraiser event at Eisenhower Park. The Mary Pearson Award was given to Mount Sinai South Nassau radiology department chair Dr. Matthew Rifkin for his selfless and extraordinary effort in advancing the hospital’s commitment to compassion and service in the community.

Yeshiva Ketana adds 14,000 square feet

Third floor as well as 10 new classrooms to be built for the Inwood Yeshiva

Yeshiva Ketana of Long Island is creating more space to accommodate its growing student population. The school is adding a 14,000-square-foot third story to the classroom wing, creating 10 additional teaching spaces.

The yeshiva in Inwood has been educating preschool to eighth grade students for 28 years. According to Rabbi Moshe Katz, the director of development, the yeshiva has historically been a smaller school.

Previously the school had roughly 20 students per class with two classes per grade level. Before the classroom addition enrollment was 435. It is now 573, yeshiva officials said.

“It’s a great administration, great teachers, very down to earth and warm,”

Yossi Fischler, a Yeshiva Ketana parent said. “A lot of people want to get into the school, it’s very in demand.”

In recent years, the school has seen more applicants, requiring an addition of a third class per grade level.

“We felt an obligation to service more families and more children who were applying,” Katz said.

With the addition of classes, the school had to improvise making space

for students and staff.

“We were using every nook and cranny of the building to service those grade levels,” Katz said.

“We had to turn a lot of our extracurricular rooms into classrooms, computer lab, science lab, the library became a classroom, even our executive board room became a classroom, we had nothing left.”

Once school officials decided an addition was necessary, they called on the community for support. They began architectural and zoning planning right away.

“We reached out to all these people a little less than a year ago, this brought us to the point we’re at over the summer, we really started to act fast,” Katz said. “We had the steel delivered and erected over the summer, all these things were don’t over the summer to interrupt school as little as possible.”

The school has seen various updates to match the systems on the third floor addition including heating, ventilation and air conditioning and fire alarm system updates.

In raising money for the renovation, the yeshiva hosted a 36-hour fundraising campaign where the $1.5 million goal was exceeded as closer to $2 million was raised . Katz saw this as a chance for peo-

ple supporting the school, to make donation of any size to help the efforts.

Mitch Michaeli, a neighbor of the yeshiva is happy about the renovation.

“I think it’s amazing,” Michaeli said. “I think it will help educated young people in the neighborhood and prepare them for life in the future.”

Yossi Fischler, a Yeshiva Ketana parent and president of Bais Tefila of Inwood, an Orthodox synagogue and owner of CNSLT, a building design com-

pany in Inwood is satisfied with the yeshiva renovation.

“It’s 100 percent a worthwhile expansion,” said Fischler, whose firm was not involved in the project. “Anything to expand the school and service opportunity for the kids is worthwhile.”

The construction’s completion is anticipated for January, Katz said.

“We want to be able to bring everything back and offer all the support and services, he added.”

Early childhood center takes care of its mold

The Hewlett Woodmere school district contacted families and staff earlier in September regarding mold found in the Franklin Early Childhood Center. The district has since taken steps to mitigate the issue.

In the email to the FECC community, district officials said that Office of Facilities and Operations responded to an unpleasant odor on the bottom floor of the building. J.C. Broderick, the district’s environmental consultant inspected the building on Henrietta Place and found “humidity-related surface mold growth.” A common occurrence during stretches of humidity and one seen in school across Long Island, J.C. Broderick inspectors said.

The district said that Belfor Restoration, a remediation and restoration firm, is working in the school following State Education Department and state department of health’s guidance.

Superintendent Ralph Marino addressed the mold situation at the Sept.

20 Hewlett- Woodmere Board of Education meeting, saying that mold was found in five classrooms. As of press time, two were cleaned and tested.

“We’re just remodeling the rooms,” Marino said.

The other three classroom have been cleaned and are set for final testing before the district restores and remodels the spaces.

“My concern is the fact that the district didn’t act as quickly and as fast as possible, I know that happens, I know that happens here,” district resident Meredith King said commending the district’s previous efforts. “What I would like to better understand is, knowing we have a problem in a particular school and knowing it happens when the humidity rises, and knowing that it happens not just in our district and other districts on Long Island, what could we have done? What could we have put in place to monitor that?”

She was upset on with how close this was discovered to the start of the academic year.

“I’m very curious to understand how there was not checks and balances or any-


body who came to inspect that this was in the school prior to the school opening, so close to school opening,” King said.

Marino noted other school renovations, including the soon to be completed duct work and air conditioning unit installation at FECC, the column inspection in progress at Hewlett Elementary School, the softball field project to be finished on East Rockaway Road, and the Woodmere Education Center parking lot renovation waiting on the addition of lights.

The district anticipates a majority of the mold issue to be resolved by the end of September.

“The first two classrooms we hope to have on Monday or Tuesday of (this week) and then the other three classrooms toward the end of next week,” Marino said. “I appreciate our facilities staff working very hard, along with our environmental engineer, our architect as well as our restoration company to do a quick turn around.”

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Courtesy Rabbi Moshe Katz Yeshiva Ketana is adding 14,000-square-feet of classroom space to accommodate its growing student body. Jeffrey Bessen/Herald was found in five classrooms of the Franklin Early Childhood Center just before the school year began.
I appreciate our facilities staff working very hard, along with our environmental engineer, our architect as well as our restoration company to do a quick turn around.
R AlPH MARIno Hewlett-Woodmere schools superintendent

For years, teachers across the country have battled digital adversaries for their students’ attention. Presence of phones in the classroom has disrupted the productivity of the educational landscape, as well as obstructed the development of relationships between the children. The hackneyed adage to “live in the moment” has been tossed about so frequently that it has lost its poignancy. And a solution has been ever elusive — until now.

Launching Lawrence Woodmere Academy into the next century was a feat deserving of adulation. Towards the end of the school year in 2023, parents, staff, and students alike were made privy to the imminent collapse of the 111-year-old institution. The shared despair felt among the LWA family was so consuming, it was as if the silence that replaced the animated cheer echoed with a somber pitch. But, now, thanks to the relentless and loyal efforts of our dedicated community, we can confidently gaze into the future of the LWA experi -

ence and see years of signature Tiger success.

One measure taken to rehabilitate the school concerns the removal of a long-existent parasite: personal tech. This pathogen is not one that spreads through capillaries or aerosol particles but rather through lightning cables and USBC ports.

Lawrence Woodmere Academy, alongside a multitude of other private institutions and public venues, has implemented the use of Yondr Pouches in everyday routine. This widely popularized product encases a powered-off phone with an locking mechanism. The students may carry their phone on their person throughout the day as long as it has its inside the sealed pouch. When school ends students quickly shuffle into line order for a faculty member to release the mechanism,

and finally, the phone is accessible again.

The intention of this product is holistically admirable, and needed. It is far too early in the LWA school year to make an official statement determining its success; however, the influence so far is obvious. Students appear more engaged in classroom discussions and seem motivated to increase social interaction. The efficacy of this system is prevalent, and the faculty seems satisfied with its quick and positive results. Students are pouty, but the general consensus is wide acceptance of the implementation due to its long-term benefits. However, there are concerns as to repercussions of such extreme accessibility measures. Parents have approached the board with misgivings regarding a potential safety problem. The multiply -

ing cases of school shootings that pervade the nation imbue parents and students with an unbridled fear, and the removal of instant messaging and calling services worries all parties.

Even in New York, a state with one of the most restrictive gun control laws, the Secure Ammunition and Firearms Enforcement Act of 2013, shootings have occurred in recent years. Should such an unspeakable horror or any other sudden disaster transpire in a Yondr-implemented school, students would be unable to call emergency services or, perish the thought, exchange final texts with their loved ones. The phones present an issue not easily resolved. As a senior, I appreciate the efforts made by our staff at LWA to fortify the learning experience. But, I must be truthful when I express my worry regarding our security. I trust my school to try to keep my classmates and me safe, but I do not trust those with malicious intent to respect that safety.

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Honoring heroes with ‘humanitarian spirit’

The American Red Cross is known for being there when people need them most, but even those heroes have heroes of their own. And on Thursday, Oct. 26, the Long Island chapter will celebrate those who have taken extraordinary actions to save lives and perform unselfish and extraordinary acts to help their communities.

It’s all part of the Long Island Heroes Celebration, set to begin at 6:30 p.m., at the Cradle of Aviation Museum in Garden City. There, the Red Cross will honor Kevin Rivera of Uniondale, Barbara and Robbie Donno of Plandome Manor, and First Quality Enterprises.

Headquartered in New York City, the Greater New York Region of the American Red Cross has served more than 12 million people for a century not just in the city and on Long Island, but also in Rockland and Westchester counties, as well as Greenwich, Connecticut.

“The Long Island Heroes Celebration is an opportunity for us to recognize members in the community who really reflect the humanitarian spirit of the Red Cross,” said Desiree Ramos Reiner, the chief external affairs officer for the Greater New York Region. “We like to take this moment to really recognize people who live on Long Island, or who have companies on Long Island, and really make a difference in people’s lives every day.”

Rivera, a former Amazon driver from Uniondale, is being hailed a hero for coming to the rescue of a Syosset family during a house fire last year. He had just made his final delivery and was driving away when he noticed a small fire near the front entrance of a neighboring home.

He pulled over to call 911, but when he took a closer look, he saw a woman holding a child inside the house — completely unaware of the danger that was quickly spreading. When Rivera got to the front entrance, he

frantically knocked before breaking the door down.

Once inside, Rivera realized the woman and child were not alone, so he rushed to pull everyone outside. Despite a language barrier, Rivera led the six occupants and two dogs to safety through thick black smoke, and the sounds of windows breaking and wood cracking around them.

Rivera — who will be awarded a Good Samaritan Hero — said he hopes to one-day contact the family to see how they’ve been since the fire.

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adult, feminine, and baby care products — has been a committed Red Cross supporter for more than a decade, contributing to unprecedented disasters such as Hurricane Sandy and Hurricane Harvey, and recently supporting communities impacted by Hurricane Ida in 2021 and Hurricane Ian in 2022.

The Donnos reflect the humanitarian spirit of the American Red Cross because they have dedicated their lives to service. They serve the community through elected office and also through the education system.

Prior to her tenure as mayor, Barbara was a member of the Manhasset School District education board, leading as its president for four years. She is also a former elementary school teacher.

Robbie is the co-founder and chair of Gift of Life, which provides life-saving operations for more than 2,000 people each year. The couple also helps treat children with health ailments in 80 countries, and have a partnership with more than 300 Rotary clubs in order to support these children.

“They really have such a deep commitment to the community and to bringing people together to make a difference,” Reiner said. “They personify the work of the Red Cross.”





Courtesy American Red Cross, Long Island chapter Kevin Rivera of Uniondale rescued people from a burning house. He is one of three honorees who will be celebrated by the Long Island chapter of the American Red Cross at its Long Island Heroes Celebration.
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Leaps from screen to stage

See Alice in Wonderland as you never have before. Seamlessly blending illusion, acrobatics, magic, and whimsy, Momix Dance Co., will send you flying down the rabbit hole in Moses Pendleton’s newest creation, Alice. You’ll be taken on a mind-bending adventure inspired by Lewis Carroll’s classic, ‘Alice in Wonderland.’ Alice encounters time-honored characters, including the undulating Caterpillar, a lobster quadrille, frenzied White Rabbits, a mad Queen of Hearts, and a variety of other surprises. Filled with visual splendor and startling creative movement, Alice reveals that nothing in Momix’s world is as it seems. As with every Momix production, you never quite know what you are going to get. Audiences will be taken on a journey that is both magical, mysterious, fun, eccentric, and much more. As Alice falls down the rabbit hole and experiences every kind of transformation, so will you.


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Saturday, Sept. 30, 8 p.m. Tickets start at $45. Tilles Center for the Performing Arts, LIU Post campus, 720 Northern Blvd., Brookville. (516) 299-3100, or

t always turns out to be a beautiful day in the neighborhood when Daniel Tiger and his friends welcome families into their world. The latest stage show, based on PBS’s acclaimed long running hit series “Daniel Tiger’s Neighborhood,” arrives at Tilles Center on Oct. 14. For those who may need a refresher, the pint-sized tiger in the familiar red sweater is actually the “son” of the original Daniel the Tiger who appeared on the beloved “Mister

The stage production, along with the PBS series, certainly resonates with families, just as the original Mister Rogers did for so many parents now sharing the “neighborhood” with their kids. Many of the same (or similar) characters — including King Friday, O the Owl (X the Owl’s “nephew”) Mr. McFeely — and songs continue to delight.

“Anyone who watched Mister Rogers as a kid will feel right at home,” Lupacchino says. “Yet, it’s also thoroughly modern for today’s generation. In this tale, the audience follows along with Daniel and his friends through a school day, their lessons, and different activities.”

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Roger’s Neighborhood.” day.

In this modern makeover, Daniel and his friends are involved in a new adventure in the Neighborhood of Make-Believe, where Daniel learns just what it takes to be king. New songs, a lively story, and surprise guests captivate the preschool set as Daniel finds out there’s more to being king than being powerful. In this tale, goodness and friendship rule the day.

“Our story is all about kindness, and we need that now more than ever — especially after the last three years,” says Amanda Lupacchino, who commands the show as Daniel. “This is a wonderful honor to Mister Rogers, and I’m so

It ends with a “school performance” with all the characters — What Lupacchino describes as her favorite moment.


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“Daniel and his classmates put on a ‘play within a play.’ It takes pieces of their journey and brings everything together in a way that’s joyous and meaningful. I walk away with a lot of joy.”

In fact, more than joy. Her character’s relationship with her young audience brings her to tears.

proud to be a part of it. and collaboration.”

“When We All Stand,” Hofstra University Museum of Art’s new exhibition, examines the collective power of the arts in society.

“I love experiencing it all with the kids. At the end of every show, I‘m crying. The kids sing with me and blow me kisses. I just live for that. My connection with them all is truly special.”

Curated by Alexandra Giordano — the museum’s assistant director of exhibition and collection — the exhibit underscores artists’ civic responsibility and influence.

“Fred Rogers left behind a legacy that’s incomparable. One of inclusivity, kindness, love Lupacchino, 32, caught on to Mister Rogers as a child.

From the moment everyone hears “Do you want to make-believe with me?” you know you’ve arrived in that special Neighborhood of Make-Believe.

Pat McGann is quickly rising as of the sharpest stand-ups on the comedy scene. A relative latecomer to comedy, he began doing standup at 31 after realizing he was very good at selling packaging. He hustled his way to become house emcee at Zanies Chicago, where he distinguished himself especially adept at working the crowd. A husband and father three young children, McGann’s appeal stems from his quick wit and relatable take on family life and marriage. In 2017, McGann began touring as the opening for Sebastian Maniscalco, moving with him from clubs to theater, to arenas, including four soldout shows at Madison Square Garden. McGann’s relatively short, but impressive resume, includes Montreal’s famed Just For Laughs Festival, Gilda’s LaughFest, The Great American Comedy Festival, and more. McGann still calls Chicago home.

Dancing and performing since she’s been young, she’s come full circle now.

“I truly feel the connection,” she says. Based in New York City, she’s been charming audiences as Daniel since she joined the show in December 2018.

“It highlights the vital role that artists have in activating democratic values that promise equality and freedom, encouraging civic engagement, and cultivating unity,” Giordano says. “Artists often lead the charge and expose truths that may otherwise be ignored. The artists in this exhibition take a stand and call out injustices through their art and activism on issues such as immigration, gender, reproductive rights, mass incarceration, voting rights, racial bias, gun violence, and promises unfulfilled. They all combine the making of art with public service that has a grassroots approach in the hope of mobilizing their communities and the nation to ignite movement, create awareness, and inspire others to stand with them.”

“Expect a lot of singing and dancing, and interactive moments with all the characters,” Lupacchino says. “Plus you’ll leave in good spirits — and filled with love.”

Indie icon and National Symphony Orchestra artistic advisor Ben Folds visits Long Island on the heels of his recently released What Matters Most. Folds says his first full-length studio album in eight years is his most ‘true’ to date. ‘There’s a lifetime of craft and experience all focused into this one record,’ Folds explains. ‘Sonically, lyrically, emotionally — I don’t think it’s an album I could have made at any other point in my career.’ One of the major music influencers of our generation, Folds’ body of genrebending music includes a string of classic albums with Ben Folds Five and a glorious mix of collaborations and special projects. He takes success in stride and continues to be the humble musician he was been for so many decades. A self-confessed enigma, he prefers to stay out of the limelight, except when touring — but can easily claim credit for some of music’s most unlikely trends.

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This exhibit, which runs through July 28, is in conjunction with Hofstra’s 13th presidential conference on the Barack Obama presidency coming up in April.

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Courtesy Mills Entertainment Daniel Tiger, O the Owl, Miss Elaina, Katerina Kittycat, Prince Wednesday, and more familiar friends welcome everyone join them as Daniel becomes King for a Day.
Can art change the world? It’s a question that’s been at the focus of our collective culture for centuries. Now as society navigates the complexities of modern life, art as a path for social change is at the forefront of artistic expression.


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Legends of Hip-Hop concert

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Acclaimed as a masterful storyteller, the singersongwriter visits the Landmark stage, Friday, Oct. 6, 8 p.m., for “An Intimate Evening of Songs and Stories.” She will be joined on stage by her longtime guitarist, Gerry Leonard, performing a career-spanning show including favorites like Tom’s Diner, Luka, and more. Vega emerged as a leading figure of the folk-music revival of the early 1980s when, accompanying herself on acoustic guitar, she sang what has been called contemporary folk or neo-folk songs of her own creation in Greenwich Village clubs. Since the release of her self-titled, critically acclaimed 1985 debut album, she has given sold-out concerts in many of the world’s best-known venues. Known for performances that convey deep emotion, Vega’s distinctive, “clear, unwavering voice” (Rolling Stone) has been described as “a cool, dry sandpaper-brushed near-whisper” by The Washington Post, with NPR Music noting that she “has been making vital, inventive music” throughout the course of her decades-long career. Bearing the stamp of a storyteller who “observes the world with a clinically poetic eye” (The New York Times), Vega’s songs have tended to focus on city life, ordinary people and real-world subjects. Notably succinct and understated, her work is immediately recognizable — as utterly distinct and thoughtful $195 and $99 premium VIP packages, $61, $51, $41. Jeanne Rimsky Theater at Landmark on Main Street, 232 Main St., Port Washington. (516) 767-6444 or

On exhibit

View the landmark exhibition “Modigliani and the Modern Portrait,” at Nassau County Museum of Art. Devoted to the way that Modigliani powerfully re-defined the art of portraiture, the show includes his masterworks along with paintings and drawings by his Parisian contemporaries (Picasso, van Dongen, Laurencin). Modigliani’s enduring influence on artists even in our own time is shown in a selection of Contemporary paintings by such important figures as David Hockney, Eric Fischl, Elizabeth Peyton and others. The exhibition is being curated by Dr. Kenneth Wayne, founder of The Modigliani Project, which authenticates paintings and drawings (two of the works in the show have been recently approved by the committee). Through Nov. 5. Nassau County Museum of Art, 1 Museum Dr., Roslyn Harbor. (516) 484-9337 or

In celebration of the 50th anniversary of Hip-Hop, Mayor Waylyn Hobbs Jr. and The Village of Hempstead host a free concert featuring HipHop legends The Sugar Hill Gang, Rob Base, Hempstead native A+ and Keith Murray, Friday, Sept. 29, 6 p.m., at Denton Green. The concert in Hempstead, one of the bedrocks of early and current Hip-Hop, ncludes vendors, food and activities. Dressing in early Hip Hop-era attire encouraged. 99 James A. Garner Way, across from Village Hall, Hempstead.

Art talk

Grab your lunch and join Nassau County Museum of Art Docent Riva Ettus for her popular “Brown Bag Lecture,” now back on-site at Nassau County Museum of Art, Thursday, Oct. 19 , 1 p.m. Enjoy an in-depth presentation on the current exhibition “Modigliani and the Modern Portrait.” Participants are invited to ask questions at the end of the program and to join the 2 p.m. public tour of the exhibit. 1 Museum Dr., Roslyn Harbor. (516) 484-9337 or

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In-person Game Time

Play canasta, mah jongg and Scrabble in the Bentley Room of Peninsula Public Library, 280 Central Ave., Lawrence, Monday, Sept. 25, 2-4:30 p.m. Seating is limited and is first come, first seated.

Art classes

Nassau County Museum of Art welcomes those interested in improving their art skills or those who simply want to explore their creativity to participate in one of their many stimulating classes. The fall schedule includes Watercolor Florals: Beginner to intermediate levels (adults and teens 16+), Thursdays, 9:30 a.m.-noon, Nov. 2-Dec. 14. $300, $270 members. Nassau County Museum of Art, 1 Museum Dr., Roslyn Harbor. For information and to register visit or call (516) 484-9338.

Discussion Group

The popular informal discussion group moderated by Jay Gold is comprised of thought-provoking conversation and congenial company,on Fridays, at 10:30 a.m., at Hewlett-Woodmere Public Library. 1125 Broadway, Hewlett.

An inspired concert Conductor-composer

Steven Sametz directs The Princeton Singers in “Inspirations,” a program of diverse musical selections, Adelphi’s Performing Arts Center stage, Saturday, Sept. 30, 4 p.m. They have captivated audiences and listeners for 40 years through their versatile musicianship. Inspirations is a look at how contemporary composers take their inspiration from chant, carnival songs, and spirituals, including works by Josquin des Prez, Johann Sebastian Bach, Johannes Brahms, Steven Sametz, and Adelphi faculty member Sidney Boquire. $35. Adelphi University Performing Arts Center, 1 South Ave., Garden City. (516) 877-4000 or

Lawrence Village

The Lawrence village trustees hold their monthly meeting on Thursday, Oct. 12, at 8 p.m., at the Lawrence Yacht & Country Club, 101 Causeway, Lawrence.

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Tribute concert

Plaza Theatricals continues its tribute series, Saturday, Sept. 30, 7:30 p.m., with “Portrait of Aretha.” CeCe Teneal honors the legacy of the Queen of Soul with personalized interpretations of both popular and lesser-known songs from this 18-Grammy-Awardwinning icon’s 50-year career, including “Chain of Fools,” “You Make Me Feel Like A Natural Woman,” “Rock Steady,” and “Until You Come Back to Me (That’s What I’m Gonna Do).” It’s performed at the Elmont Library Theatre, 700 Hempstead Tpke., Elmont. $40, $35 seniors. Elmont. For tickets, call (516) 599-6870 or visit

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Westbury House Tour

For many years visitors to Westbury House at Old Westbury Gardens asked what was beyond the first floor corridor. Now beyond the door and discover “secrets of the service wing,” during a 60-minute guided tour, Friday, Sept. 29, noon-1 p.m.; Sunday, Oct. 1, 1:30-2:30 p.m. and 3-4 p.m.; Monday, Oct. 2, noon1 p.m.; Wednesday and Thursday, Oct. 4-5, noon-1 p.m. Be introduced to the intensive labor required to create the lifestyle experienced by the Phipps family and their guests; tour the many rooms that were “behind the scenes” to create the formal dining experiences of early 20th century. Go along the corridors to the butler’s pantry and silver cleaning room then descend the 17 steps to the kitchen, scullery, and wine storage rooms located on the ground floor. Reservations required. 71 Old Westbury Rd., Old Westbury. For information contact (516) 333-0048 or visit

Spooky Fest is back

A Halloween experience not to be missed, Spooky Fest is an outdoor adventure perfect for families who don’t want to be scared — or maybe just a little. Join in the fun at the Center for Science, Teaching and Learning, every Friday, Saturday and Sunday throughout October. Along the way in the updated and beautifully lit up, Enchanted Walk you will see dinosaurs, aliens and friendly witches, costumed characters and more. Get your fortune told, make a craft and danceg with the Halloween DJ, along with face painting and the new Amazing Glow tent. For those who want to get a little scared, venture into the Dino Woods. Be on the lookout for the Zombie Robotic Dinosaurs. 1450 Tanglewood Road, Rockville Centre. Visit for more information.

Marty Glickman

Register by Oct. 4 for a special free in-person event with author Jeffrey Gurock, who wrote “Marty Glickman, The Life of an American Jewish Sports Legend,” on Wednesday, Oct. 11, at Temple Israel.For nearly 50 years after World War II, Glickman was the voice of New York sports calling Giants football and Knicks games and inventing many descriptive hoops phrases. 140 Central Ave., Lawrence. Register at Copies of the book will be available for purchase and signing.

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Lung Force walk debuts on Long Island

More than 500 walkers are expected to test their lungs — and help others by defeating lung disease and improving lung health — with the inaugural Lung Force Walk on Long Island.

Set for a 9:30 a.m., start at Eisenhower Park, the American Lung Association-sponsored event is intended to raise awareness — and funds — for vital lung disease research, education and advocacy.

There also will be a range of activities and informational tents set up around Lot 6 to learn about lung health and lung disease. An opening ceremony will kick off the walk at 11 a.m., with routes of a mile and three miles. Afterward, walkers will be welcomed back with a barbecue in the park.

Since the campaign began in 2014, it has grown into a larger awareness and communication project, culminating in walks across the country. Participants walk for all impacted by chronic lung diseases — from cancer, to chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, to asthma and pulmonary fibrosis.

For the Eisenhower Park event, the local band from Acoustic Overlook will perform live music. Event speakers include Dr. Nagashree Seetharamu of Northwell Health, and lung cancer survivor Carol Silva.

Funds from the Lung Force Walk will support the lung association’s annual work in research, educational initiatives, and its advocacy work on state and federal levels.

Emily Amitin, a development director with the lung association’s metro New York and Northern/Central New Jersey area, says the Lung Force Walk came about when organizers realized many people didn’t know how dangerous some lung inflictions — especially cancer — are.

“Through a lot of our surveying, we realized that

while cancer was top of mind for individuals, people don’t know that it’s the number one cancer killer nationwide of both men and women,” Amitin said. “Anyone with lungs can get lung cancer. It’s not just a smoker’s disease.”

Next year, New York City will host its 10th annual Lung Force Walk. Its debut on Long Island came after the organizers noticed a large number of participants from the Manhattan event actually came from Long Island.

“It only makes sense to bring the community that brings a groundswell of support their own event,” Amitin said. “We see participation in these events from a range of people who’ve been affected by lung cancer, COPD, asthma, and a range of health conditions — or people that simply care about clean air.”

Touching on awareness about healthy lungs, Hewlett High School students Daniel Tkach and Ryan Weinman started their own New York chapter of the organization For Future Lungs last spring. The parent organization seeks to promote the risks associated with smoking and tobacco use for teens, and promote events dedicated to discussing the risks of tobacco.

Throughout the summer, the two 16-year-olds actively collaborated with an array of organizations, including the American Lung Association. They worked together to create a website, and got involved with a fundraiser that will ultimately benefit the lung association.

They also host a podcast online intended to help spread awareness about the harms of smoking, and how it affects mental health.

Tkach and Weinman will bring a representative from the Nassau County health department to the Lung Force Walk, educating participants about the detrimental effects of smoking.

Suzanne Vo is the development coordinator locally for the lung association, and was the Tkach and Weinman’s

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first contact when they sought to collaborate.

“Ryan and Daniel email me every day,” Vo said. “Since it’s a larger organization that was started on the west cxoast, they wanted to bring it to the east coast and into their high school to get more students involved.”

In the meantime, the teen duo are working with the lung association to plan a school presentation after the Lung Force Walk about vaping and other lung diseases.

“It takes some time out, but we’re doing it for a good cause,” Tkach said. “If it’s going to result in us staying up an extra hour or two in addition to our schoolwork and everything else we have going on in our lives, that’s totally fine.”

The New York City walk saw 1,000 people participate, raising $275,000. The Long Island walk wants to raise $110,000, and is on track to exceed that goal.

It’s not very often students reach out directly, and Amitin commends the Hewlett teens for taking the lead on these important health issues.

“Within schools, requests to come into and work with students usually come from the administration,” Amitin said. “The fact that these students are taking it upon themselves is unique for us, at least for the metro New York program. I think it’s very encouraging to see people taking action and recognizing the issue.”

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Larger space boosts overall student outlook

next step. School officials ultimately decided to construct a new building. They broke ground in the summer of 2021, and after a final year in the Brandeis-owned building, the new school was completed last September. For the first two weeks of the 2022-23 school year, Rambam rented space in Congregation Beth Sholom, in Lawrence.

The construction cost $12 million, and was supported by fundraisers and donations from graduates and parents, Friedman said.

The new school, at 284 Mott Ave., is roughly a six-minute walk from the old location. The 38,000-square-foot building has much more space, and enables the school to offer more opportunities in limudei kodesh, education in religious subjects such as Torah, as well as college preparatory classes, while maintaining traditionally small classes.

“It’s never easy having a change,” Friedman said. “That meant transporting all the equipment, and that itself took a long time.”

This will be the first full school year on Mott Avenue.

“A lot of pieces came together to make it work,” Friedman added. “We’re very happy that we’re here.”

The building’s newest features include a beis medrash, a hall dedicated to Torah study; a lab for the study of science, technology, engineering and math, or STEM; larger classrooms; a state-of-the-art gym;

and a Holocaust center, to showcase the challenges and sacrifices made by survivors.

“Part of the idea of the school is standing up for Jewish pride and Jewish val-

ues,” said Rabbi Avi Herschman, an assistant dean. “Rabbi Friedman, who is the founder of the school, Rabbi (Yotav) Eliach, who is the school’s principal — (their) parents were both survivors of the Holocaust, as well as my grandparents.”

“It’s education and teaching the kids about the events that happened, about the history of what happened and standing up against antisemitism,” Herschman added.

feeling for him to be a part of the school and its journey of relocation.

“Honestly, I get to kind of give back what I received,” he said. “It’s a very special feeling.”

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Rosh HaYeshiva, Rambam’s dean

The center serves as a library, and offers a glimpse into pre-World War II Jewish life, antisemitism and Torah commitment.

Herschman, a 2009 graduate of the high school, said that it’s a very special

Aaron Friedman, the director of operations and Zev Friedman’s son, said that students were looking forward to the school year, which began on Sept. 7.

“The excitement level is through the roof,” Aaron said. “The boys are ecstatic and supercharged up for learning, achieving new things academically, in terms of their Jewish studies and athletics. It’s a real big boost for everyone.”

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NASSAU COUNTY LAKEVIEW LOAN SERVICING, LLC, Plaintiff against JEAN ALEX LOUIS, et al Defendant(s) Attorney for Plaintiff(s) Stern & Eisenberg, P.C., 20 Commerce Drive, Suite 230, Cranford, NJ 07016.

Pursuant to a Judgment of Foreclosure and Sale entered June 12, 2023, I will sell at public auction to the highest bidder at North Side Steps of the Nassau County Supreme Court at 100 Supreme Court Drive, Mineola, NY 11501 on October 10, 2023 at 2:30 PM. Premises known as 224 Hungry Harbor Road, North Woodmere, NY 11581. Sec 39 Block 527 Lot 43. All that certain plot, piece or parcel of land, situate, lying and being at Valley Stream, Town of Hempstead, County of Nassau and State of New York.

Approximate Amount of Judgment is $524,385.18 plus interest, fees, and costs. Premises will be sold subject to provisions of filed Judgment Index No 601823/2020. For sale information, please visit or call (800) 280-2832. During the COVID-19 health emergency, Bidders are required to comply with all governmental health requirements in effect at the time of the sale including but not limited to wearing face coverings and maintaining social distancing (at least 6-feet apart) during the auction, while tendering deposit and at any subsequent closing. Should a bidder fail to comply, the Referee may refuse to accept any bid, cancel the closing and hold the bidder in default.

Bidders are also required to comply with the Foreclosure Auction Rules and COVID-19 Health Emergency Rules issued by the Supreme Court of this County in addition to the conditions set forth in the Terms of Sale. If proper social distancing cannot be maintained or there are other health or safety concerns, then the Court Appointed Referee shall cancel the foreclosure auction. Foreclosure Auctions will be held “Rain or Shine.”

Harold Damm, Esq., Referee NY202000000018-1 141700




Pursuant to a Judgment of Foreclosure and Sale entered on July 21, 2017.

I, the undersigned Referee will sell at public auction on the North Side steps of the Nassau County Supreme Court located at 100 Supreme Court Drive, Mineola, N.Y. 11501 “Rain or Shine” on the 12th day of October, 2023 at 2:00

PM. All that certain plot, piece or parcel of land, with the buildings and improvements thereon erected, situate, lying and being in the Town of Hempstead, County of Nassau and State of New York.

Premises known as 517 11th Street, Cedarhurst, NY 11516.

(Section: 39, Block: 290, Lot: 57)

Approximate amount of lien $1,001,229.89 plus interest and costs.

Premises will be sold subject to provisions of filed judgment and terms of sale.

Index No. 010427/2012.

Richard T. Kerins, Esq., Referee. McCalla Raymer Leibert Pierce, LLC Attorney(s) for Plaintiff 420 Lexington Avenue, Suite 840 New York, NY 10170 Tel. 347/286-7409

For sale information, please visit at or call (800) 280-2832

Dated: August 22, 2023

During the COVID-19 health emergency, bidders are required to comply with all governmental health requirements in effect at the time of sale including but not limited to, wearing face coverings and maintaining social distancing (at least 6-feet apart) during the auction, while tendering deposit and at any subsequent closing. Bidders are also required to comply with the Foreclosure Auction Rules and COVID-19 Health Emergency Rules issued by the Supreme Court of this County in addition to the conditions set forth in the Terms of Sale.


WHEREAS, on the 21st day of September, 2023, pursuant to Sections 105 and 181 of the Town Law, the Board of Fire Commissioners of the Woodmere Fire District confirmed that the Annual Fire District Budget Hearing will be conducted with reference to the Annual Fire District Budget for fiscal year 2024 on Tuesday, October 17, 2023 commencing at 7:00 p.m. at the Fire District Building located at 20 Irving Place, Woodmere, New York 11598, and WHEREAS, the Board of Fire Commissioners is required to adopt a proposed budget at least 21 days before Tuesday, October 17, 2023 so that it is available for public inspection prior to the budget hearing.

NOW, therefore, BE IT RESOLVED that the Board of Fire Commissioners of the Woodmere Fire District has adopted a proposed Annual Fire District Budget for 2024 as of this date for purposes of discussion and review at the Budget Hearing to be held on Tuesday, October 17, 2023 and a copy of the proposed budget is available at the office of the Town Clerk of the Town of Hempstead and at the office of the Woodmere Fire District Secretary at 20 Irving Place, Woodmere, New York 11598 where it may be inspected by any interested person during office hours. In addition, copies of the proposed budget will be available on the night of the said hearing.

NOW, therefore, BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that the Board of Fire Commissioners of the Woodmere Fire District will hold the Annual Fire District Budget Hearing to be conducted with reference to the Annual Fire District Budget for fiscal year 2024 on Tuesday, October 17, 2023 commencing at 7:00 p.m. at the Fire District Building located at 20 Irving Place, Woodmere, New York 11598.

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the aforesaid budget will be presented to the residents and taxpayers of the Woodmere Fire District and to the Board of Fire Commissioners of the Woodmere Fire District, for their respective consideration at this public hearing and for the purpose of considering the said budget and hearing all persons interested in the subject concerning same on Tuesday, October 17, 2023 commencing at 7:00 p.m. at the Fire District Building located at 20 Irving Place, Woodmere, New York 11598.

Dated: September 21, 2023




PLEASE TAKE NOTICE that there will be a Regular Meeting of the Mayor and Board of Trustees of the Incorporated Village of Lawrence, at Lawrence Village Hall, 196 Central Avenue, Lawrence, New York 11559, on the 12th day of October 2023, at 8:00 PM, Eastern Standard Time, and two (2) Public Hearings with respect to the following matters:

“ Local Law to prohibit keeping of chickens on areas of less than º acre

“ Local Law to amend the Village Code to prohibit the rental of private swimming pools


THAT copies of the proposed items described above are on file in the office of the Village Clerk of the Village of Lawrence, NY, where the same is available for public inspection during regular office hours.


NOTICE that all interested parties will be given an opportunity to be heard on all meeting matters at the place and time aforesaid. If anyone needs special accommodations for a disability, such person should contact the Village Clerk at least 5 days before the meeting.

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN, pursuant to the requirements of the Open Meetings Law of the State of New York, that the Board of Trustees of the Village of Lawrence will convene in public meeting at the place and time aforesaid for the purpose of conducting an organizational meeting where general business will be conducted.

Dated: September 22, 2023

By Order of the Board of Trustees

Village of Lawrence, NY

Ronald Goldman Village Clerk/Treasurer 142178

Bronx men arrested in Cedarhurst for alleged thefts

Two men from the Bronx were charged for the alleged theft of property after Nassau police responded to a call of stealing from a car near the intersection of Rugby and Arlington roads in Cedarhurst at 3 a.m. on Sept. 12. After viewing video with the alleged victim, a man, 22, the police found Taveon Hargrove, 21, and Taimar Tyrell Antonio, 26, both of Seward Avenue. Police learned that there is a warrant from the Norfolk Police Department requesting Hargrove’s extradition to Virginia. Antonio was found with stolen property from other

incidents, police said.

Hargrove is charged with petit larceny and will be extradited to Norfolk after his arraignment.

Antonio is charged with petit larceny and two counts of criminal possession of stolen property.

Hargrove and Antonio were both released without bail. The Legal Aid Society of Nassau County represents Antonio. As of press time, he was issued a summons. Danielle Papa represents Hargrove, whose next court date was Sept. 27.

Public Notices

Subject: HN 1-2023. A local law to amend the Code of the Village of Hewlett Neck in relation to persons entitled to defense and indemnification in accordance with Public officers Law, in the Village of Hewlett Neck. At the said time and place, all interested persons may be heard with respect to the foregoing matters. The proposed law is an Unlisted Action under SEQRA, as to which no environmental determination has been made by the Board of Trustees Any person having a disability which would inhibit attendance at or participation in the hearing should notify the Village Clerk at least three business days prior to the hearing, so that reasonable efforts may be made to facilitate such attendance and participation.

All relevant documents may be inspected at the office of the Village Clerk, 30 Piermont Avenue, Hewlett, New York, during regular business hours.

Dated: September 28, 2023


Michelle Blandino, Village Clerk 142176




PLEASE TAKE NOTICE that a public hearing will be held as to the following matter:

Agency: Board of Trustees, Village of Hewlett Neck

Date: October 23, 2023

Time: 5:00 p.m.

Place: Village Hall, 30 Piermont Avenue, Hewlett, New York


PLEASE TAKE NOTICE that a public hearing will be held as to the following matters:

Agency: Board of Trustees, Village of Hewlett Bay Park

Date: October 16, 2023

Time: 5:30 p.m.

Place: Village Hall, 30 Piermont Avenue, Hewlett Bay Park, New York

Subject: Application of The Hebrew Academy of Long Beach, 291 Meadowview Avenue, Hewlett Bay Park, New York, to construct a temporary fabric and steel structure for the use of a gym, temporary parking on grass areas, new aluminum rail fencing and new Belgium block curbing for the school, which proposed construction requires (a) an amendment of a special use permit pursuant to Village Code §§146-9(B) and 146-24.3, (b) a permit pursuant to Village Code §146-24.2(G)(2), to permit a temporary fabric covered steel structure for use of a gym, (c) a permit pursuant to Village Code §146-24.2(H) to permit the fencing, landscaping and curbing within 75 feet of a property line, and (d) a variance or waiver of the following Village Code sections: (i) 146-24.2(G)(2), to permit the temporary fabric, where no covering of any nature may be erected over an outdoor recreational facility, and (ii) 146-24.2(I)(3), to permit temporary parking on lawn areas, where no vehicle may be parked except in a parking area designated for that purpose. Premises are designated as Section 42, Block L, Lot 1 on the Nassau County Land and Tax Map. At the said time and place, all interested persons may be heard with respect to the foregoing matters. The Board of Trustees, as putative Lead Agency, has not yet classified this action nor made a determination as to environmental significance under the State Environmental Quality Review Act. All relevant documents may be inspected at the office of the Village Clerk, 30 Piermont Avenue, Hewlett Bay Park, New

York, during regular business hours.

Dated: September 21, 2023




MEETING OF THE BOARD OF TRUSTEES PLEASE TAKE NOTICE that the Board of Trustees of the Village of Hewlett Harbor has been rescheduled and will now meet in both public and via Zoom on Thursday, October 12, 2023, at 7:00PM, Eastern Standard Time, for the purpose of holding the Village’s regular monthly meeting. An agenda for the meeting will be made available to the public on the Village Website. All residents wishing to attend via Zoom can visit for instructions. Residents wishing to speak via Zoom or in person must notify the Village Clerk in advance.

Dated: Hewlett Harbor, New York

September 22, 2023






MASPETH FEDERAL SAVINGS AND LOAN ASSOCIATION, Plaintiffagainst- BENJAMIN RINGEL, YAEL RINGEL, et al Defendant(s). Pursuant to a Judgment of Foreclosure and Sale dated January 25, 2019 and entered on January 28, 2019, I, the undersigned Referee will sell at public auction on

the North Side steps of the Nassau County Supreme Court located at 100 Supreme Court Drive, Mineola, NY on November 2, 2023 at 2:00 p.m. premises situate, lying and being in the Incorporated Village of Lawrence in the Town of Hempstead, Nassau County and State of New York, bounded and described as follows:

BEGINNING at a point on the westerly side of Washington Avenue (Craft Avenue), distant 177.80 feet southerly from the corner formed by the intersection of the Westerly side of Washington Avenue and the southerly side of Broadway; RUNNING THENCE Westerly on a line at right angles to Washington Avenue, 217.81 feet to land formerly belonging to the heirs of Gilbert Craft, deceased, at a point 210.7 feet southerly from Broadway as measured along said formerly of Craft; THENCE Southerly along said Craft’s land, 150.20 feet; THENCE Easterly, 225 feet 46 feet to Washington Avenue at a point 150 feet southerly from the point or place of BEGINNING; THENCE Northerly along Washington Avenue, 150 feet to the point or place of BEGINNING. Section: 41 Block: 87 Lot: 23

Said premises known as 15 WASHINGTON AVENUE, LAWRENCE, NY Approximate amount of lien $626,230.81 plus interest & costs.

Premises will be sold subject to provisions of filed Judgment and Terms of Sale.

Index Number 1482/2017.



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Do I really need my sprinkler system?

Q. I’m wondering about my home sprinkler system, the one in my ceilings, and whether I have to do anything with it. I’ve lived in the house for six months. When I bought it, they told me about the system, but I’m not clear on whether there’s standing water in the pipes, and what to do. Also, I wonder if the pipes can freeze, and whether they need more insulation and maintenance. Frankly, I’m wondering whether the sprinklers will even work. Do I really need them? What can you tell me?

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A. Home sprinklers are required for homes over 2½ stories tall, and were partly the reason that insulation became required in attic ceilings instead of just floors. The piping needs to be on the warm side of insulation. Water stagnates in pipes over time, and putrid water, in a stand-alone system, must have a backflow device to prevent stagnant water from getting into the municipal system.

Stand-alone water testing and back-flow device testing was nixed by most water authorities, because homeowners had the responsibility to arrange for tests (and they could not be relied on to do so), and neglected systems could end up poisoning the neighbors. You’ll need to contact a residential fire sprinkler installer for testing to avoid property or system damage.

Local water departments in many municipalities have higher authority than building codes when it comes to domestic sprinklers. The latest arrangement is a mix of multi-purpose fixtures and a stand-alone system in which the water supply branches after the water service enters the home, directed to the most used toilet water lines (the master bathroom toilet). It is connected to the sprinkler line, where flushing regularly advances enough water to purge standing water in the sprinkler line to keep it from becoming putrid and dangerous, which may preclude testing. A certified installer can look at your installation and see right away if this was done.

Water departments still weren’t satisfied, and insisted on a check valve in the fire sprinkler pipeline as a backup solution to protect the domestic water if the passive solution of water flow and purging to the most used fixture didn’t work as planned. This device ends up in a location where the water company can check your system’s function annually, and certify its continued use. New homeowners might be surprised when they see that the water bill has an additional fee for “backflow prevention device certification.”

Some people don’t disclose the particulars, and it’s good that you’re asking questions. If there is anything faulty about your system or its operation, it could be a serious problem for your household and for neighbors who share the water supply in your immediate area. A negative pressure backup from purging the street lines or any other malfunction could be deadly. Be sure to follow up and ask more questions of your water department and an installation and testing company. Good luck!

© 2023 Monte Leeper

Readers are encouraged to send questions to, with “Herald question” in the subject line, or to Herald Homes, 2 Endo Blvd., Garden City, NY 11530, Attn: Monte Leeper, architect.

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Baldwin $610,000

Field Place. Cape. 4 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms. Finished basement. Eat-in kitchen. Formal dining room. Den/family room and exercise room. First floor bedroom.

Taxes: $11,754.57

Bellmore $785,000

Shore Road. Splanch. 4 bedrooms, 2.5 bathrooms. Eat-in kitchenwith granite countertops. Formal dining room. Den/family room and home office. Updates include cathedral ceiling.

Taxes: $14,637

East Meadow $725,000

Jeffrey Avenue. Split Level. 3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms. Finished basement. Eat-in kitchen with granite countertops. Den/family room and home office. Updates include cathedral ceiling.

Taxes: $11,440.95

Long Beach $855,00

E. Park Avenue. Duplex. 4 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms. Eat-in kitchen with granite countertops. L-shaped dining room. First floor master bedroom with walk-in closet.

Taxes: $13,156.70

Malverne $700,000

Lawrence Avenue. Colonial. 5 bedrooms, 2.5 bathrooms. Eat-in kitchen with granite countertops. Formal dining room. Den/family room.

Taxes: $23,481

Merrick $892,000

Commonwealth Avenue. Colonial. 4 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms. Partial finished basement. Chef’s eat-in kitchen with custom cabinets, granite countertops and stainless steal appliances. Banquet-size formal dining room. Spacious den and home office. Ultra king ensuite master bedroom. Attached garage and large fenced yard. All large rooms with many updates, including custom moldings.

Taxes: $19,594.14

Oceanside $700,000

Fortesque Avenue. Colonial. 4 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms. Partial finished basement. Eat-in kitchen. Formal dining room. Den/family room and home office. First floor bedroom. Updates include skylight. Security system.

Taxes: $13,704.41

Rockville Centre $965,000

Strathmore Lane. Tudor. 3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms. Finished basement. Eat-in kitchen. Formal dining room. Den/family room.

Taxes: $19,830.80

West Hempstead $570,000

Robin Court. Cape. 4 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms. Finished basement. Eat-in kitchen. Den/family room and exercise room. First floor master bedroom.

Taxes: $10,938

Woodmere $1,300,000

South End. Colonial. 6 bedrooms, 4 bathrooms. Gourmet eat-in kitchen with granite countertops. Formal dining room. Den/family room and home office. High end finishes include vaulted ceiling and skylight. First floor bedroom. Security system.

Taxes: $28,269.93

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We’ve had great people working for us at the U.N.

Every September, the annual opening of the United Nations General Assembly wreaks havoc, confusion and congestion for everyone who must travel to and from Manhattan. I was reminded of this when it took me a half-hour in mid-afternoon to drive the five and a half blocks from the FDR Drive’s 49th Street exit to a parking garage on 48th Street on my way to co-hosting “Cats and Cosby” at the WABC-AM studio.

Arriving at the studio, however, I received no sympathy or compassion from station employees, who told me about their experiences earlier in the day with endless gridlock or being unable to call an Uber or hail a taxi.

All of this made me think back on some of my experiences with the United Nations during my time in Congress and the question of the efficacy of this international body.

The General Assembly is a security nightmare for New York, as world leaders from far and wide descend on Manhattan. They include friends and foes; democratically elected leaders and tyrannical despots; serious players and dilettantes. It

takes carefully coordinated efforts by all levels of law enforcement, including the FBI, the Secret Service and, most significantly, the NYPD, to provide the necessary security and transportation arrangements for all these leaders.

Not surprisingly, the one who generates the most attention is the president of the United States. I have been at General Assembly events for Presidents Clinton, Bush 43 and Trump. No matter how jaded you might become after years in politics and government, and no matter the president’s political party, it is always exhilarating to watch our president on the world stage.

I had significant interactions with several of the American ambassadors to the U.N., beginning with Madeline Albright, in the first Clinton administration. Albright and I developed a friendly relationship from the start, sharing memories of Long Island, where she lived in Garden City during the early years of her marriage.

She was a true foreign policy expert, and I distinctly recall her comparing the successful Irish peace process with the inability to get Balkan leaders to follow that example. My last in-depth meeting with Albright was on a visit to Sarajevo with Clinton in 2015, when we reminisced

about bipartisan foreign policy efforts.

Albright was succeeded by New Mexico Congressman Bill Richardson, who had an international reputation as a hostage negotiator. I got to know Richardson well when we were in Congress together, particularly when we traveled to Ireland, Britain and Israel. Bill combined educational knowledge with solid street smarts to find ways to work through insoluble problems and achieve common-sense results.

My wife, Rosemary, and I have a great memory of when we and our daughter, Erin, had dinner with Bill and his wife, Barbara, at his ambassador’s residence in the Waldorf-Astoria. He went on to become governor of New Mexico, and then continued his work as a hostage negotiator until he died on Sept. 1.

Richard Holbrooke, a career diplomat who served as Clinton’s second-term U.N. ambassador, was a larger-than-life force who took no prisoners. I met Holbrooke when he was ambassador to Germany, and then he was assistant secretary of state for Europe, where I saw up close his efforts to resolve the wars in the Balkans, first in Bosnia and then in Kosovo. As a member of the Foreign Affairs Committee, I accompanied him to Sarajevo in 1996 to observe Bosnia’s first free elections.

Holbrooke brought the same energy and drive to the United Nations. He was later appointed special representative to Afghanistan and Pakistan by President Obama. Holbrooke died during heart surgery in 2010.

I have great regard for Trump’s first U.N. ambassador, Nikki Haley. A former governor of South Carolina, she was a tough, strong and articulate defender of the U.S. at the U.N., unafraid to face down America’s adversaries such as Russia and China. Haley was particularly effective in defending Israel, our strongest ally and the only real democracy in the Middle East, from hypocritical, biased resolutions. I visited her at her U.N. office with my family, and she couldn’t have been more gracious. Haley is currently running for president, and I wish her well. If elected, she would do an outstanding job. Our presidents have appointed very able and dedicated Americans to represent us at the U.N. Unfortunately, while the U.N. has done effective humanitarian work, it has never fulfilled its potential as a force for peace because Russia and China have veto power, and have prevented meaningful action. Nonetheless, our ambassadors have used the U.N. as a forum for defending American values.

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No more delays in distributing opioid settlement funds

With our children back in classrooms and the leaves beginning their autumnal change, the nation is highlighting another vital milestone as we observe September as National Recovery Month.

Since being established in 1989 by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, National Recovery Month has become a powerful vehicle for promoting and supporting new treatment and prevention practices, honoring the hard work and courage of Americans in recovery, and recognizing the countless service providers, communities and organizations that make recovery available for all who seek it.

In Nassau County and across the country, the perils posed by the disease of addiction are more severe than I can ever remember. As if the fentanyl crisis wasn’t frightening enough, drugs like “tranq” are adding a new kind of danger. Formally known as xylazine, tranq is an animal

tranquilizer that is increasingly being used as an additive to heroin, cocaine and fentanyl. It’s beginning to appear in drug tests at Nassau County treatment centers, and its effects on users are truly horrific. Worse yet, we’re learning of an emerging group of synthetic opioids that may be even more powerful than fentanyl.

In two major recent drug busts in our region, 30 people were arrested in Suffolk County, and illegal guns, two kilograms of cocaine and one kilogram of fentanyl — enough to kill 380,000 people — were seized. A day later, a dozen more people were indicted for their alleged involvement in a South Shore Nassau drug ring. There, three kilograms of cocaine and 430 grams of fentanyl were recovered and confiscated.

All of these disturbing new developments illustrate how high the stakes are in the ever-evolving battle against addiction. Now more than ever, if there is a potentially life-saving resource that we can add to our toolkit, we must avail ourselves of it. That’s why my office was one of the first in Nassau County to begin hosting Narcan training sessions years ago, and I have continued to work closely

with stakeholders since then to expand on these tools.

During this legislative term, my minority caucus colleagues and I have cosponsored legislation that would require the county to add fentanyl-detecting test strips to all Narcan kits that we distribute. A second proposed law would facilitate the distribution of kits that safely destroy and dissolve unwanted prescription drugs at home. While I’m disappointed that the legislative majority hasn’t even held a public hearing on these proposals, I won’t give up in the fight to enact common-sense, low-cost and, most important, potentially life-saving policies.

I also remain concerned about the manner in which the county is distributing tens of millions of dollars that we have received from various settlements with opioid manufacturers, distributors and sellers. While significant sums have been earmarked for an array of worthwhile entities that are serving on the front lines of the addiction crisis, we have received little, if any, information from the administration on whether the county has distributed the funds. In fact, our most recent available budget data

shows that only $2.24 million of the $30 million appropriated for the last two years — and nearly $83 million overall — has been delivered. With so many threats on the horizon, it is essential for these resources to be delivered in as expeditious and transparent a manner as possible.

As new proceeds arrive from future settlements, I believe that Nassau County would be well served by using those funds to expand Nassau University Medical Center’s detox and in-patient rehab facilities to ensure that no one is ever prevented from getting treatment for addiction because there isn’t a bed available. Our unique relationship with NUMC offers the county a golden opportunity to establish ourselves as a regional leader in the delivery of recovery opportunities, and it is one we should take full advantage of.

Never forget that people who are in recovery very seldom do it alone — and if you are struggling as you read this, I want you to know that there are people out there who care about you and are eager to extend a helping hand. If you need assistance with substance abuse or a mental health crisis, I encourage you to call the Nassau County Crisis Helpline, at (516) 227-8255, and take that first step toward reclaiming your life.

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Delia DeRiggi-Whitton represents Nassau County’s 11th Legislative District.
How about using some of them to fund NUMC’s detox and inpatient rehab?
But traffic, security challenges, and Russia and China work against us.


Deadly Wild West in our backyard

drive a mere exit or two on any of long Island’s main thoroughfares, and you are sure to see at least one roadside shrine remembering the victim of a fatal car crash.

These memorials — already too commonplace — will only become more ubiquitous if nothing is done to stem the rising tide of dangerous drivers on these roads. In fact, just last week, Peninsula Boulevard was sadly the site of two separate fatal accidents. On the same day.

We all have seen the tricked-out cars and motorcycles that zig and zag through traffic — exceeding the speed limit in spades — with no concern about repercussions from law enforcement or consequences to the lives of others.

That sickening feeling you get when your heart skips a beat and you thank heaven to be alive because yet another vehicle comes out of nowhere at 100


Are we sure Trump’s guilt would be enough?

To the Editor:

mph to cut you off, and then does the same thing to the next car? And the next car? All of us, especially on long Island, know this feeling all too well.

reckless (and noisy) drivers — threatening both public safety and community tranquility — are operating with impunity. And they know it.

Their cars are hard to miss with their illegally modified mufflers that can be heard miles away at all hours of the day and night. Illegal license plate covers and fake temporary tags protect their callous disregard for law and order by making it impossible for anyone to catch their plate, including law enforcement tools like speed cameras. And their friends are now sometimes even setting up lawn chairs on the side of the road to watch cars race in broad daylight — missing the irony that a crash victim’s memorial is often just over their shoulders.

More than 75 people lost their lives

and another 13,000 were injured in nearly 37,000 traffic accidents in our county last year. Those are unacceptable numbers.

It’s difficult to find law enforcement on these central thruways. We need more — not less — patrolling of our roads.

We need more — not less — enforcement of sensible laws already on the books.

We need more — not less — coordination between state and local law enforcement.

And we need more stringent laws and harsher penalties coming out of Albany so that we can make these reckless drivers as scared to continue these dangerous activities as we are to witness them. We implore all jurisdictions to work together to reign in the scourge of irresponsible, dangerous and selfish drivers. Because even one more roadside shrine is one too many.

In his column “Sometimes you just may be guilty until proven innocent,” Jerry Kremer is, I fervently hope, correct in his conclusion that all the facts in the Trump indictments go against him, so he will not escape conviction by some “Houdini” trick. I agree that inside the courtroom, with its rational procedures, Trump’s lawyers will not save him. However, he is not there yet, and outside there is latitude, and time, for manipulation, and for many of his allies to assist. My concerns include:

■ The “delay” escape. It’s temporary, but it allows other interventions to ripen. It’s in the attorneys’ motions.

■ The “electoral” escape. Should Trump, or any MAGA candidate, become president, the get-out-ofjail-free card will be played. This is well under way, from the Freedom Caucus to the Wisconsin legislature to the intimidation tactics of the NY Citizens Audit Civil Fund and Trump’s busy campaign.

■ The “hung jury” escape. It only needs one to succeed. Trump’s “colossal chutzpah” does not shrink from gangsterism, intimidation, bribery, extortion or falsehood. We have seen it. Trump’s recent speeches invite volunteers, his militia-trained thugs remain loyal, deluded acolytes persist, and polls indicate large reservoir of fervent ideologues. These too, are facts — less rational than Mr. Kremer’s, but active for years now, and thus well-practiced. The Houdinis are busy.

Sometimes you may be guilty, but just not convicted.

Trump’s guilty?

What about Biden?

To the Editor:

As long as we still have free speech in this country, I would like to address Jerry Kremer’s accusations against Donald Trump in “Sometimes you just may be guilty until proven innocent.” The Democratic Party has put up a strong smoke-

screen to avoid the bigger and more important issue of how ineffective Joe Biden has been as leader of our country.

Biden undid everything Trump achieved as an act of spitefulness. He opened the borders, millions of unvetted illegals are here, and the schools are inundated with non-English-speaking children. He shut down the Keystone X l pipeline, many people lost their jobs, and the price of gas soared to over $4 per gallon. He ran out of Afghanistan and gave

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To serve its riders, the MTA needs proper governance

the Metropolitan Transportation Authority is, unfortunately, usually in the news for billion-dollar boondoggles. But local issues and corporate governance problems plague the agency that affects the daily lives of so many riders in Nassau County. The MTA needs some corporate governance and a renewed focus on the commuters it serves, and only then will it be able to lead us out of the pandemic era and into a robust recovery.

The MTA is the largest public transit system in America, shuttling over 11 million passengers on an average weekday, covering 14 counties, employing 70,000 people and serving over 850,000 vehicles across seven bridges and two tunnels. Because of its importance to New Yorkers’ livelihoods and the economy, it is critical that it functions efficiently and serves its constituency well.

The agency has certainly hit some big milestones recently, including increased ridership, back to pre-pandemic levels, and registering over 2 million OMNY fare-payment taps in one day. But at the

same time, the MTA is failing my constituents in the 15th Assembly District, as well as the hundreds of thousands of daily LIRR riders across the MTA’s Long Island footprint.

My district stretches along the eastern border of Nassau, from Farmingdale to Locust Valley, a large portion of which is served by the notoriously problemplagued Oyster Bay line. For years, commuters in this area have had to choose between leaving work ridiculously early in order to make it home to their families, or staying at work longer and missing activities at home.

At first, the excitement over the recent East Side Access project was palpable among Oyster Bay line commuters. After years of unreliable service and difficult train schedules, it seemed like more options were finally becoming available. To our dismay, it turned out that, once again, the line will suffer the brunt of bad schedule changes. The few popular peak trains available are now even fewer and farther between, and require changing in Jamaica.

The situation has become so dire that many people are opting to drive to other stations on other lines. This not only defeats the purpose of commuter rail, it


the Taliban a gift of billions of dollars of equipment to use against us, and left soldiers and civilians to die.

Trump was accused of colluding with Russia, and was exonerated, but where is the outcry? He recognized Jerusalem as the capital of Israel and moved our embassy from Tel Aviv, as other previous presidents failed to do. He kept North Korea at bay, and kept Putin from invading Ukraine. Now look at the mess we’re in!

As Teddy Roosevelt said, “Walk softly and carry a big stick.”

We’re weary of ‘dense housing’ proposals

To the Editor:

Re Alan Singer’s column, “New housing on L.I.? Not in my backyard” (Sept. 7-13): greedy developers and passive local government have resulted in Long Island being bulldozed over for nearly 100 years. Nassau County is now virtually

devoid of open fields, natural woodlands and marshes, and the working farms I remember as a child. Traffic clogs our roadways, and critical aquifers are being depleted. For example, one mega-development, Riverside Rediscovered, in Suffolk County, is being held up due to a lack of sewage capacity.

These are just some of the reasons many are weary of “dense housing” proposals — not because all Long Islanders are inherently racist, as Mr. Singer quickly concludes. It’s true that most low-cost housing is being constructed in Black and Latino locations. It’s also true that those areas have the greatest need for housing of this kind.

Long Islanders are tired of the false choice being foisted upon us by non-residents: giant multi-story structures that no one here wants, or no affordable housing, period. Our residents, elected officials and developers should work together to find forward-looking, creative solutions to our housing crisis that are scaled appropriately. “Build, baby, build” just doesn’t cut it anymore.

also negatively affects small business owners around the Oyster Bay line train stations who are there to serve commuters.

The problems LIRR riders are facing are a direct result of corporate governance failures at the top.

When Phillip Eng retired as LIRR president over a year ago, the MTA announced that MetroNorth Railroad President Catherine Rinaldi would serve as president of both the LIRR and Metro-North. While Rinaldi may be a capable transit executive, the very nature of this dual role divides her focus and allegiance, which is not fair to Metro-North or LIRR customers, especially those who use the Oyster Bay line.

This arrangement would be untenable in any other arena of government, nonprofit or private business, and we need to get a fast and thorough executive search under way now. The fact that ridership is climbing to pre-pandemic levels means we needed a dedicated and focused LIRR president months ago.

But it’s no surprise that this structure isn’t sounding any alarm bells within the MTA. The same problem exists at the very top of the organizational chart.

Janno Lieber, the chairman of the MTA,

also serves as its chief executive officer. Much like the dual-president role, giving the same person the chairman and CEO powers is an inherent conflict of interest, and runs counter to the transparency and accountability that is supposed to be the bedrock of a public authority.

The private sector has for years now recognized this conflict, and more corporations are splitting the functions of the chairman and CEO. This allows the chair and the board to perform their vital oversight duties, including establishing budgets, ensuring transparency and accountability, engaging in shortand long-term planning, and evaluating executive performance, among other functions, independent of conflict.

These are problems with clear solutions. If the MTA had a better corporate structure, it would be a more transparent, accountable and efficient public authority that serves its customers better. Projects would be delivered closer to on time and on budget, and closer attention would be paid to customers throughout the system.

A clear organizational chart, with dedicated roles and talented executives, including a separate LIRR president, is the first step toward an efficient and responsive MTA. New Yorkers deserve nothing less.

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It was a day for the dogs (and their friends) at the Rec Center pool — Freeport
Jake Blumencranz represents the 15th Assembly District.
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