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Garin Jr., who is disabled, lives with Denise and her family in Lynbrook, along with her father, Oscar. Her mother died a few years ago. She met Tom Rogers in the early ’90s, and they were married in 1998. They moved to Lynbrook 12 years ago, where they are raising their three children, Thomas, 12, Christopher, 10, and Adela, 7. “Denise is a good mother, and very dedicated to her family,” said chamber President Bill Gaylor, proprietor of Lyn Gift Shop, who has known Rogers for four years. “What I like about Denise is that she is a very professional administrator. That’s the type of thing I look for in making the chamber as successful as possible.” Rogers was the organization’s vice president of membership before she became executive V.P., a position at which she excels, Gaylor said. “She is a capable person, and an easy person to work with,” he said. Rogers has served as chairwoman of the chamber’s annual art auction, now in its second year, and the Taste of Lynbrook event, a popular fundraiser during which local restaurants and food services offer samples of their dishes. She has also worked with the Wounded Warriors Project, Patriots Weekend in Greis Park and the chamber’s Theater in the Park event. Last year, Gaylor said, Rogers was determined to follow through on a planned craft fair in Astoria Federal’s parking lot despite heavy rain. “She was shaking, but refused to give up and stayed until the last minute,” he recalled. “Some people still came to shop. We sat” — under a makeshift tent — “like wet pets, but I found that spirit of dedication very interesting.” Rogers works equally hard at the bank and with the chamber, said Steve Wangel, the chamber’s vice president of membership and owner of the Kitchen Loft. “Denise’s dedication to customer service is second to none,” Wangel said. “If I had any issues with my personal or business banking, she always came through with a great solution. Denise By MARY MALLOY and CLARISSA HAMLIN has no qualms about rolling up her sleeves mmalloy@liherald.com and getting down to work.” And, he added, “I can’t remember a function that the chamnspiring,” “giving” and “hardworking” are just a few ber held recently that Denise wasn’t involved words family and friends use to describe local businessin.” woman and humanitarian Denise Rogers, 39, the branch Her humility, Wangel said, is “heroic.” “The big picture is just staggering — mom, manager of Astoria Federal Savings in Lynbrook and the sister, wife, and career woman would be executive vice president of the Lynbrook Chamber of enough,” he said. “But throw everything else Commerce. Her dedication to her family, her career, worthwhile she does on the pile. Denise already has an armful of awards and accolades this year. causes and her community made her the Herald’s choice for Her reaction is almost as though she [thinks 2011 Person of the Year. she] doesn’t deserve any of it. She’s getting “She’s very social,” said Denise’s husband, Tom Rogers. “She’s the job done just because it’s the right thing to do. That’s probably the always getting involved in something, and she’s very energetic. She also most admirable thing about her.” gets the whole family involved.” When Rogers was chosen as Lynbrook’s Humanitarian of the Year Denise Garin grew up in Rockville Centre, the second of three children. Her older sister lives in Arizona, and her younger brother, Oscar See HERALD’S, page 11

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Villages dig out after late December blizzard Lynbrook and East Rockaway dug out after a late December blizzard dumped more than a foot of snow in our area. Afterholiday shoppers faced hazardous conditions and crews were out non-stop cleaning up after the storm. Almost a week after a blizzard dumped more than a foot of snow in our area, residents and business owners were still trying get back to normal. “The timing of the storm was somewhat of a Godsend,” said Lynbrook Chamber of Commerce president Bill Gaylor, who also owns Lyn Gift Shop on Atlantic Avenue. “Last year, we had a major snowstorm the week before Christmas, and it had a severe economical impact.” Although Gaylor said that this time around, the after-holiday shoppers faced hazardous conditions on the Atlantic Avenue shopping hub. “The buses couldn’t get around the corners, people couldn’t safely get out of their cars.” Gaylor said that the chamber contacted village elected officials, on Tuessday, and the DPW came to clean up the street — which is also desig-

nated as an emergency route. “I am grateful for all the hard work the officials and the DPW did,” he said. “My crews worked non-stop since Sunday morning [during the storm], said Mike Boller, acting superintendent of East Rockaway’s Department of Public Works. “By Tuesday, we had crews out all day plowing sidewalks and fighting the breakdown of our trucks. All East Rockaway

roads were passable — we put plenty of salt and sand down.” Even though the worst has passed, there may be more snow coming this weekend, and the roads are still slick in spots. “I would tell people to be careful because the roads are slippery and slick,” Boller said. “And the road refreezes overnight. Be careful traveling in your car until the roads are clear.” Photos by Mary Malloy/Herald

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Deputy Mayor Alan Beach, Mayor Bill Hendrick, and Trustee Thomas Atkinson join trustees Mike Hawxhurst and HIlary Becker to make up the Lynbrook village board.

The new Lynbrook village board takes office Trustee Alan Beach was sworn in as the new deputy mayor for the village at a Jan. 10 meeting. Beach, who has served as a trustee for several years, replaces William Hendrick, who was appointed as mayor on Dec. 20. Also being sworn in was Thomas Atkinson, the newest trust-

ee to join the board and fill the last vacant seat left since former mayor Brian Curran left for the state assembly on Jan. 1. In photo below, former mayor Brian Curran was sworn in as the 14th district’s new Assemblyman.

On Jan. 4, Former Mayor Brian Curran was sworn in as newly-elected Assemblyman for the 14th District.

Students raised funds for Bella Tucker, a then9-year-old who lost both of her legs and arms to an infection. Her father, Peter Roarty, is a Lynbrook native. Other fundraisers were held here and in New Hampshire, where Bella lives with her family. On Easter Sunday, 2010, Bella was rushed to the hospital with a serious infection called streptococcus pneumonia sepsis with DIC (disseminated intravascular coagulation) that nearly took her life. Doctors were able to save her life, but due to extensive tissue damage, Bella underwent quadruple amputation surgery losing her limbs and facing a long recovery. She is doing well.

Celebrating Catholic Schools Week Lynbrook’s Our Lady of Peace School and St. Raymond’s School in East Rockaway joined in the celebration of the National Catholic Educational Association “Catholic Schools Week 2011” from Jan. 30 to Feb. 5.

This year’s theme, “Catholic Schools: A+ for America” will celebrate the schools as an added value or “a plus” for the nation. There will be a variety of events for students, staff, and the public.


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Chamber officials with the evening’s honorees: From left were Dep. Mayor Alan Beach, Mayor Bill Hendrick, Legislator Fran Becker, Chief Ray Burke, Mary Anne Hughes, Alice Marie Bresnihan, Joe LaRocco, Chamber Executive Vice President Denise Rogers and Chamber President Bill Gaylor.

Chamber hosts installation, awards gala The Lynbrook Chamber of Commerce hosted its annual installation and awards ceremony on Feb. 3 at the Knights of Columbus Hall on Hempstead Avenue. The chamber honored four Lynbrook residents who have contributed immensely to make this village great: Alice Marie Bresnihan, Lynbrook School Board president and member

for 36 years; Mary Ann Hughes, retiring assistant to the four Lynbrook mayors for the last 28 years; Joseph LaRocco, Chamber board member for 50 years of service; and Ray Burke, chief of Lynbrook Fire Department. The event was sponsored by William Varley and Long Island American Water.

East Rockaway schools present classic musical East Rockaway school district presented the classic musical “The Sound of Music” in February.

Village Board denies T-Mobile application After much debate, and opposition from residents, the Lynbrook Village Board unanimously denied a special use application from T-Mobile to erect nine concealed cell antennas on the rooftop of a local commercial building on Sunrise Highway and Rogers Avenue. The cellular giant’s plans for the concealed antennas and equipment cabinets at 875 Sunrise Highway, also known as the Sceptre Tours building, were a point of contention for the community, who voiced strong opinions against it.

Concerns over possible health risks, and aesthetics arose in early February, during a public hearing at Lynbrook’s village hall. Residents later called for the application’s denial, and the board heard, and eventually agreed. “The need for service was not shown, so the request must be denied,” said Village Attorney Peter Ledwith. “They have not proven the gap in service exists.”

As co-founders of the Long Island Chapter of Mended Little Hearts, Kaitlyn Beleckas and Shannan Pearsall, of Lynbrook, have found the issue of heart defects, support, and education very personal issues to their families. Beleckas’s daughter, Reagan, was born with multiple holes and congenital heart defects related to the left side of her heart, and Shannan’s son, Aidan, was born with Hypoplastic Left Heart Syndrome. “Together, we’ve been able to provide support to one another,” said Pearsall. “It was important to be able to connect with someone who could relate to what my child and my family was going through.

Molloy/Bay Park a no-go, says NIFA Officials from Molloy College in Rockville Centre and the Nassau County Department of Parks, Recreation and Museums invited members of the public to East Rockaway High School on Feb. 17 to get their feedback on the

county’s and the college’s joint proposed upgrades to the athletic fields in Bay Park. Nassau Interim Finance Authority has since cancelled the contract between Molloy and Nassau County.

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Hendrick, Beach, Atkinson continue to serve on Lynbrook village board Mary Malloy/Herald

Pride Party candidates Stanley Lombardo, left, Ed Corrado and Francis Lenahan after hearing that they won the village election.

Pride Party elected across the board in E.R. The long and often contentious race for the open mayoral and trustee seats in East Rockaway came to an end when all three Pride Party candidates won seats on the village board.

In a good turnout for an uncontested election – about 867 voters – Lynbrook’s New Vision Party candidates were elected to office. Mayoral candidate and current mayor Bill Hendrick received 856 votes. Alan Beach and Tom Atkinson each got 842 votes in favor. “I was very happy and glad when the results came in,” Hendrick said. “I think we did a good

job and will continue to do so.” Spending almost 20 years on the village board, Hendrick was appointed mayor in December to fill the unexpired term of newly-elected assemblyman Brian Curran. Now, Hendrick will be able to continue working on what he described as the “best board ever.”

Bomb squad investigates package at Lynbrook LIRR The Nassau County Arson and Bomb Squad, as well as the MTA and Lynbrook police departments were called to the Lynbrook train station on Mar. 14 with the report of a suspicious package. According to Lynbrook Police Chief Joseph Neve, the two boxes had wire protruding with a high-energy capacitator. “When you see something, say something,” said Deputy Mayor Alan Beach.

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Former Lynbrook trustees gathered for a photo. From left were Mayor Bill Hendrick, Jay F. Korth, Steve Grogan, Bob Barra and Peter Ledwith.

Former trustees gather at 100th anniversary dinner The Village of Lynbrook’s year-long celebration of its 100th year of incorporation culminated in a festive gala with a dinner dance held on Mar. 12 at the Lynbrook’s Elk’s Lodge.


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New chiefs in East Rockaway Fire Department

Trustee Villacci resigns

The East Rockaway Fire Department held their Annual Reorganization meeting On April 19. The new Chief of Department, Peter C Chojnacki, was sworn in to office by Mayor Francis T Lenahan at the Liberty Hose Company # 2 firehouse on Clark Street.

In a surprise move, East Rockaway Village trustee Irene Villacci, a sitting trustee since 2005, resigned from the board on April 4. Villacci served with Mayor Ed Sieban until his untimely death on July 3, 2010, and more recently with Deputy Mayor Richard Meagher. Her fellow trustees Fran Lenahan and Bruno Romano are now the newly-elected and newly-appointed mayor and deputy mayor. Richard J. Gogarty was appointed to sit on the board in her place.

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Lynbrook Fire Department swears in new chiefs On April 19, 2011, Michael J. Hynes was sworn in as Chief of Department by Lynbrook Mayor William Hendrick at the annual Council Meeting of the Lynbrook Fire Department. Also sworn into office at the meeting was Anthony DeCarlo of Tally-Ho as First Deputy Chief; Edward Hynes of Engine Company as Second Deputy Chief; and Michael Anderson of Truck Company as Third Deputy Chief. Courtesy Steve Grogan

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Auxiliary officers honored for their service Seven officers from the East Rockaway Auxiliary Police Unit were honored for their service to the community at the 28th annual Nassau County Auxiliary Police Longevity and Service

Awards ceremony on April 7. Deputy Inspector Diane LauKaitis is pictured here, center, accepting her award.

A decade after the destruction: Lynbrook prepares for WTC steel beam unveiling In preparation for the 10th anniversary of the Sept. 11, 2001, World Trade Center attacks, workers in Lynbrook began construction on two steel beams taken from the twin towers to be unveiled at the village’s Sept. 11 memorial behind Village Hall.


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East Rockaway High School cheerleaders Nicole Capone, left, Stefanie Ortiz and Gina Skelly were launched into the air during the Rocks’ homecoming game on Oct. 22.

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In August, residents Dominique Ficalora, left, and a neighbor, Gianna, came out in the rain from their homes along the East Rockaway Channel for a rare sighting — a dolphin swimming in the bay.

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The Dance Space’s ballerinas-in-training Reese Tonzi, left, Felicity Caracciolo, Gianna Thompson and Mackenzie at their dance recital in Memorial Park in August.

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The Lynbrook Tumblers at the Old Fashioned Invitational Drill in July.

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Lou Perri, far left, and brothers Joseph and NIcholas Ventura spent the afternoon of Jan. 26 sledding down a small hill in Bay Park after a storm dumped six inches of snow.

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Members of the Lynbrook Kickline wowed the crowd with their acrobatic talent and spirit at the Owls homecoming game in October.

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Lady Owls return to Final Four The game was billed as one of the most intriguing match ups of the Nassau girls’ basketball playoffs, and it lived up to the hype. There was a torrid start, a slew of turnovers, an incredible comeback, and a frantic finish. And in the end it was the play of a freshman phenom that made the difference. Freshman Jen Fay scored a career-high 31 points and pulled down 16 rebounds to lead No. 5 Lynbrook to a thrilling 69-68 road win over No. 4 North Shore in the quarterfinal round of the Class A playoffs on Feb. 22. Junior Brooke Gerstman added 21 points. With the victory, the Lady Owls earned a return trip to the Final Four where they lost a tough 42-35 semifinal decision to defending champion Division. Lynbrook head coach Heather Manikas was proud of her team’s win at North Shore. “We got a chance to see what we are made of,” she said. “The girls could have quit when we fell behind, but they fought back. They showed a tremendous will to win. We just wanted it a little more.”

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Lynbrook’s Brooke Gerstman moved around Division’s Julie Ballantyne.

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For a full week Lynbrook, the No. 13-seed in the Nassau Class A baseball playoffs, lived on the brink of elimination. And though their season eventually ended with a 7-6 loss to Island Trees in the best-of-three quarterfinal round in late May, the Owls did not go quietly. “It was a nice ride,” coach Al Marrazzo said after the Owls were eliminated, but not before they won three games in the postseason. “No one expected it, except for us.” Beginning with their first-round extrainning win over North Shore May 14, the Owls’ hopes hung in the balance with every pitch, every swing of the bat and every high drive into the outfield. Time and again they were able to make the play they needed to extend their season. Against North Shore Will Norris and Alex Weingarten kept hanging zeroes on the scoreboard until Andrew Marks’ RBI single in the top of the ninth sent the Owls to the second round, where they faced No. 5 Glen Cove. Two days later Marks had an even bigger game, going 4-for5 with two doubles, a homer and three runs scored as the Owls hung on for a 9-7 win. Dan Grossi, usually a first baseman, started and won that game for Lynbrook because Marrazzo said, “It was all hands on deck.”

East Rockaway’s Anthony Tesoriero gains some of his 89 yards in the Nassau Conference IV semifinal playoff win over Locust Valley.

November

Rocks advance to title game

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Senior Will Norris pitched Lynbrook to an extra-inning win in Game 2 of its Nassau Class A quarterfinal playoff series against Island Trees.

The little engine that could rolled all the way to the Nassau Conference IV football title game. Luke Fahrenkrug scored three touchdowns to lead No. 6 East Rockaway to a 30-13 victory over top-seeded Locust Valley in a playoff semifinal Nov. 10 at Hofstra’s Shuart Stadium. The Rocks had handed the Falcons their only loss of the regular season with a 21-0 decision in poor weather conditions in Week 8 Senior wingback Nick Ulip ran for 110 yards and a touchdown for the Rocks, who returned to the championship game for the first time since 2000 but couldn’t bring home the elusive title. Roosevelt won it, 21-14. In the semifinals, senior fullback Anthony Tesoriero added 89 yards on 13 carries, and senior Tom Dolan led the Rocks defense with six tackles. Head coach Russ Pajer summed things up. “You know what, we’re able to win games like this because we’re a team,” Pajer said. “If one player is having a tough game, someone always seems to pick him up. We have so many guys who can make plays, so it’s always a total team effort.”


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earlier this year, she said in her acceptance speech, “I like to do what I can for the community … Sometimes I feel I don’t do enough and I want to do more.” This year, she helped plan for the Vietnam Moving Wall that was on display in Greis Park for several days in June. She helped with the village’s Expo in October. And she took part in the American Heart Association’s “Heartwalk.” In 2010 she was part of Astoria Federal’s “Education First” initiative, visiting Waverly Park Elementary School to promote life“Denise has no qualms long financial education, starting with teaching children to save about rolling up her money. sleeves and getting Rogers is a past president of the down to work. I can’t Malverne Rotary Club, and is remember a function involved with the American Cancer that the chamber held Society; her church, Our Lady of recently that Denise Peace; the Relay for Life and the Children’s Brain Tumor Foundation, wasn’t involved in.” and also helps out whenever she can with the East Rockaway Raiders, STEPHEN WANGEL where Tom is a coach. Vice president, Lynbrook On her own time, she loves to Chamber of Commerce travel, and goes camping with her husband and children every year. “She’s always getting me and the kids involved,” Tom said. “Whether it’s the car show in Lynbrook or handing out fliers for a fundraiser — and she still has time to spend with her family. We’re a tight family unit.” Rogers also loves to read, according to her husband. She has a Kindle, and it’s not unusual for her to be involved in five or six books at a time. She’s currently reading the “Twilight” series. “She has always been a good friend — reliable and dedicated to the community and her family,” said Jennifer Herrera, a Lynbrook

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Denise Rogers spoke at the Lynbrook Chamber of Commerce annual installation and awards ceremony on Feb. 3 at the Knights of Columbus Hall.

resident who has known Rogers since the sixth grade in Rockville Centre, where, Herrera, too, grew up. These days their children attend school together in Lynbrook. “She’s always very positive,” Herrera said. “She always sees the bright side in everything. I am fortunate to have her as a friend.” Rogers’s strong commitment to family is admirable, said Rhonda Glickman, the chamber’s vice president of public relations and director of sales at Richner Communications, publisher of the Heralds. “I remember how she inspired me with the wonderful,

unbelievable care she took of her brother and husband,” she said. “Over the years she got married, had children, but is still so involved in the community.” Glickman, who has known Rogers for about 20 years, said that her friend had big shoes to fill when she took over as branch manager at Astoria Federal from Karen Pennachio. “She not only filled those shoes,” Glickman said, “but has gone above and beyond to do so. She has been a constant contributor to the Lynbrook community.”

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To honor the memory of Andrew J. Stern, a graduate of Centre Avenue Elementary and East Rockaway High School, his family sponsors an annual Andrew J. Stern Memorial Essay Contest.

Victims’ families react to the killing of Osama Bin Laden Local reaction to the death of Osama Bin Laden was a mixed bag of jubilation, fear and relief — but no more heartfelt and confusing than to the friends and family of those who lost their lives on Sept. 11, 2001. “I think we all pretty much had the same initial reaction,” said

Lisa Burch of herself and her family. Burch’s brother, Andrew Stern, a Lynbrook native, died in the attacks on the World Trade Center. “It was a combination of relief, sadness and anger,” she said. He worked for Cantor Fitzgerald on the 104th floor of One World Trade Center — the North Tower, and the first to be hit by a plane

that morning, and the last to collapse. Stern was 41 years old when he died. His wife, Kate has raised their two children Danny, now 17, and Emma, now 14. “Bin Laden is dead, but he still got to live ten more years than my brother,” said Birch.

East Rockaway, Lynbrook, OK budgets Both the village boards in Lynbrook and East Rockaway have adopted their 2011-12 budgets on Monday night, respectively. In Lynbrook, the $33.4 million spending plan passed unanimously. It calls for a 3.4 Because of 2 and a half percent decrease in tax assessments, the tax rate will increase by 6.8 percent, said Village Administrator John

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Memorial Day in villages In both East Rockaway and Lynbrook, hundreds of residents and visitors revisited memories of their own, joining in a parade and ceremony honoring those who died in the nation’s wars. It was a Memorial Day filled with smiles, tears and heartfelt “thank-yous” for America’s servicemen and women. Despite the morning rainstorm, the sun eventually came out.

Giordano. The rate went up from $15.23 to $16.27 per $100 of accessed value. Village taxes represent one-third of residents’ tax bills and Lynbrook has only reached 46 percent of the New York state maximum cap of how much a municipality can impose on the tax levy, officials noted.

Marathon Man Lynbrook resident Shaun McGrath crossed the finish line first in the Long Island Marathon on May 1.

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June

Grants help ERFD secure water vehicle, Marine 1 With a long pull of the fire horn, Marine 1, a fireboat that is the newest addition to the East Rockaway Fire Department, motored into the Talfor Boat Basin on the village’s waterfront last Sunday, presented to the public for the first time. Fire Department members, residents, public officials and invited guests from nearby fire departments lined the walkways and gangplanks on both sides of the canal, cheering as the 25-foot stateof-the-art boat docked for her christening ceremony. Mary Malloy/Herald

Marine 1 made its way into the Talfor Boat Basin on June 5, with Assemblyman Harvey Weisenberg, third from left, onboard. Weisenberg helped to secure grants for the purchase of the new fireboat.

Patriot’s weekend held in Greis Park The Village of Lynbrook hosted its annual Patriots Weekend the day before Memorial Day in Greis Park. Astoria Federal Savings sponsored the event. Starting with a Masking of the Colors, John DiCaro sang the national anthem. The day’s schedule included the mayor’s picnic, a performance by Lynbrook High School’s Jazz Band, Dance Studio and USO Girls by Plaza, and a special dinner, sponsored by Atria, served in the veterans VIP tent. In the evening, Thomas Luckert and Long Island Banjo provided the entertainment, followed by a softball game and spectacular centennial fireworks.

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Henry Speicher, left, Army, and friend Jim Dillon, Marines, relaxed after dinner, served by St. Mary’s Knights of Columbus.

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Mayor Bill Hendrick, who was hospitalized for heart problems in April and underwent triple bypass surgery on June 21. Village officials said that Hendrick has been back at Winthrop University Hospital since June 17, when he felt ill. Doctors were waiting for his heart to strengthen before operating, Deputy Mayor Alan Beach said last month. As reported in the May 5-11 issue of the Herald, Hendrick was rushed to Winthrop University Hospital with heart trouble and an infected spleen on April 27. He spent sev-

eral weeks there while doctors monitored his condition, before releasing him to rest at home. At the June 20 village board meeting, officials asked the community to pray for Hendrick’s speedy recovery. “I ask for prayers from everyone tonight that everything goes OK for our Mayor Bill,” said Deputy Mayor Alan Beach. Hendrick was initially scheduled for surgery on June 24, but doctors felt that after testing on June 20, that the procedure should be moved up. He was scheduled for surgery at 6:30 a.m. on Tuesday, Beach said.

Student walked into their graduation ceremony to “Pomp and Circumstance.”

Look out, world, here they come! The East Rockaway and Lynbrook school districts held their annual high school graduations, to the delight of the graduating classes, parents, teachers and staff.

Lynbrook Village Board adopts time limits The Lynbrook Village Board unanimously decided on June 20 to place a five-minute time limit on public comments during the Good & Welfare portion of their monthly meetings. Mayor Bill Hendrick, who had recently undergone triple bypass surgery, was absent during the vote, which will allow residents to now have five

minutes to address the board, starting on July 18. The move was in response to stopping any residents from using speaking time to berate, or make false political statements against village officials, trustees said. In later stories, the Herald reported that residents claimed that their free speech was being limited by this move.

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Angela Serra received the James Spelman Memorial Scholarship and the Gary Cuttitta Memorial Scholarship during the East Rockaway High School graduation held at in the school’s Harry Bunting Auditorium.


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Lynbrook post office renamed for Wiener

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Governor signs property tax levy cap into law at home of Lyn resident On June 30, Governor Andrew Cuomo signed the first-ever property tax levy cap into law at the home of James and Janet Gannon on Carpenter Avenue in Lynbrook. The historic legislation, which limits the

amount a school district or village board can increase their property tax levies annually by only two percent or the consumer price index (rate of inflation,) will deliver relief to millions of home and business owners, Cuomo said. Lynbrook has since overridden the law.

Hundreds of residents, fire department members, local and state officials, and military servicemen and women paid tribute to Navy Corpsman Jeffrey L. Wiener, a Lynbrook marine who was killed in action in Iraq in 2005, at a July 22 ceremony in which the Lynbrook Post Office was renamed in his honor. “Long before he was one of the nation’s heroes, he was just one of my heroes,” said Marine Gunnery Sgt. Joshua Wiener, Jeffrey’s

younger brother. “…Because of all of you here, Jeff’s sacrifice will not be in vain. And because of all of you here, he will not be forgotten.” U.S. Sen. Charles E. Schumer and Rep. Carolyn McCarthy, who each introduced and passed legislation to rename the post office, spoke to the crowd from Washington through amplified mobile phones. Wiener’s widow, Maria, presented Tally Ho Fire Company with a commemorative plaque.

E.R. village board term limits return The East Rockaway village board voted unanimously on July 11 to incorporate term limits for the mayor, village trustees and justice, to

two consecutive four-year terms, bringing back a local law that was changed in 2005.

Fire guts popular Lynbrook bike shop A blazing fire torn through Lynbrook Bicycle on Merrick Road between Vincent and Denton Avenues on the morning of Aug. 23, destroying a store that had sold bicycles for more than 25 years there. At about 1:15 a.m., Lynbrook firefighters were called to the reported fire after passersby saw flames in the storefront. The village’s hose, engine, truck and Tally-Ho companies, along with members of the Rockville Centre Fire Department and the Nassau County Fire

Marshal’s office, assisted in the effort. Malverne and East Rockaway Fire Departments were standing by Additional firefighters pulled the building’s ceiling, along with two adjoining stores, Carrie’s closet and Edo Sushi, which both sustained damages, which were more than $300,000 from the fire. The fire marshal’s office determined that an electrical problem most likely caused the blaze.

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Local officials visited with the garden’s committee members. From left were Lynbrook Village Trustee Mike Hawxhurst, Fred Yosca, William Vogric, David Molina, Mayor Bill Hendrick, Ann Lenzo, John Dombrowski and Bill McAplin.

Watching over his garden Tony Lenzo loved to plant and watch the Lynbrook Community Gardens grow. He could often be found at the garden, at the end of Wright Street, clearing rocks, hoeing, watering and tending to his fruits, vegetables and flowers, as well as those of dozens of his neighbors. But this year’s

harvest was more poignant that others, because Lenzo died on June 23, of a septic infection. He was 84. “They brought his funeral procession past the garden so he could see if for one last time,” said his widow, Ann. “He loved this garden.”

Carnival held at St. Raymonds School

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The Msgr. Walsh/St. Raymond Knights of Columbus hosted a family carnival last weekend on the schools’ grounds. Residents enjoyed games, rides, music, and a food and beer court. Deputy Grand Knight and Chairman Bill Butler observed that the Carnival seemed to bring back so many great memories for so many people — the same people who years ago couldn’t wait for the carnival to be back each year! Mary Malloy/Herald


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YEAR IN REVIEW Hurricane/Tropical Storm Irene barreled through East Rockaway and Lynbrook; clean up begins Some said it wasn’t so bad, that it could have been worse — even those residents who were sitting in the dark with flooded basements but no electricity, their food spoiling, feeling lucky to have made it through Hurricane Irene without injury. Others, whose houses and vehicles had fallen victim to toppling trees, counted their blessings that they weren’t nearby at the time. Irene was quickly downgraded to a tropical storm on Sunday after making landfall, but not before its lashing rains and high winds caused local flooding and brought down trees and power lines, leaving hundreds of thousands of Long Islanders without electricity. By the time most residents awoke on Sunday, the rain had passed, but strong winds continued to blow throughout the day. The Long Island Power Authority reported that at the height of the storm, 500,000 homes and businesses had no power. Customer-service centers were closed so workers could focus on repairs. Trees falling on power lines caused many of the outages. LIPA brought in repair crews from western states, but officials said they expected it to take several days to get the electricity back on for everyone. Metropolitan Transportation Authority bus service was back to normal by Monday, but service on the Long Island Rail Road was limited, and still suspended entirely on the Long Beach and Far Rockaway branches as the workweek began

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He nabbed a bandit Sergeant Daniel Dillon of the Lynbrook Police Department was one of 15 Nassau County polices officers and 10 village officials honored by the Town of Hempstead on Sept. 20 for being instrumental in the capture of “the pink jumpsuit bandit” who struck in August of 2010.

Lynbrook fights Long Island American Water rate hike

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“It is outrageous to raise taxpayer rates at this time, and I will fight it every step of the way,” said Lynbrook Mayor Bill Hendrick, referring to the village’s opposition to Long Island American Water’s then-proposed 19.59 percent rate increase submitted to the New York state Public Service Commission in April. Lynbrook, along with the villages of Valley Stream and Cedarhurst, formed the Municipal Consortium in Support of Reasonable Water Rates to fight the increase, expected to generate $9.56 million in revenue for the water company. LIAW representatives said the increase would allow them to recoup $54 million invested in capital improvements, including replacing pipes and water treatment facilities’ upgrades.

10 years later: Remembering Sept. 11, 2001 Both the villages of Lynbrook and East Rockaway held Sept. 11 services for the tenth anniversary of the terrorist attacks. In East Rockaway, village trustee Richard Gogarty led the ceremony, including inspirational words from local officials, bagpipes played by Brendan McMillan, a poem by first responder James Lapenna, prayers from some of the village’s spiritual leaders, and a reading of the names of local people who died on 9/11. After prayers from Lynbrook spiritual leaders, village officials read the name of the 19 victims, which members of their families, along with the village’s Junior Fire Department laid flowers at each stone. “It’s sad,” said 14-year-old Jack Ligiori, of the Lynbrook Junior Fire Department, “ and my mom told me when it happened everyone just became silent, and so respectful right after.” Mary Malloy/Herald

The Village of East Rockaway held a solemn ceremony in Mermorial Park.

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A family member of Andrew Stern leaves a flower on his stone marker.

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Seeing Double at the Lynbrook Kindergarten Center Some of the best things come in twos at the Lynbrook Kindergarten Center, boasting a record number of seven sets of identical and fraternal for the first time. There are two sets of twin girls, two

sets of twin boys, and three sets of different gender twins, all with their own special qualities, said principal Eileen Postman. “They are all very individualized and have their own personalities,” she said.

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I want my mummy! The East Rockaway Recreation Department hosted a Halloween party for the residents. Director Rick Kappel is pictured having fun during the “Mummy Race” with some young partygoers at the Charles H. Formont Senior Center, where the event was held.

School district considers ‘Princeton Plan’ The East Rockaway School District is in the initial stages of considering a redistricting plan that, if implemented, would group its elementary schools students by grade rather than by geographic location. A date analyst was hired by the district this month to begin the procedure. “He will present [his findings] to see if it’s doable, and will consider the facilities and staffing

as well. We just started [last] week,” said Superintendent Roseanne Melucci. The Princeton Plan or “grade clustering” as it is sometimes known, has been implemented in other small districts in Nassau County, including East Williston, Oyster Bay, and Carle Place and, most recently in Levittown and Malverne.

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Lynbrook Expo in Greis Park includes first Music & Arts Festival It was an idea running through her mind for a long time, inspired by the Newport Jazz Festival, explained Lynbrook School District official Denise Nystrom, who started the inaugural Lynbrook Music and Arts Festival, a feature of the Lynbrook Expo on Oct. 1.

The event, which took Lynbrook Community coalition members and residents several months to plan, featured live music from bands Flyin’ Sideways and the Sunrise, an art auction, arts & crafts for children, and other surprises at Greis Park.

Lynbrook adopts law to override two percent tax levy cap signed by Gov. Cuomo The Lynbrook Village board unanimously adopted a law for an option to override the firstever New York state 2 percent property tax levy at a public session after their regular meeting. The amendment was enacted for a one-year period, said Village Administrator John Giordano. Legal notice of a Nov. 7 public hearing about the possible law was sent out in the Oct.

27 issue of the Herald. Though the notice said the hearing was scheduled for 8 p.m., the board planned to hold it at 7 p.m. during a work session. However, the board ended up holding the hearing after the general meeting. Officials skipped the hearing at their 7 p.m. work session due to the absence of an attorney, Hendrick said at the 8 p.m. televised public meeting.


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November

What’s on the horizon for MTA stores? After 14 years, four boarded-up, dilapidated stores underneath the railroad trestle on Atlantic Avenue in Lynbrook will finally be revitalized. On Oct.26, the Metropolitan Transportation Authority Real Estate Department sent a letter to village officials, approving a proposal by Lynbrook Properties Management to renovate the storefronts, which are in the busiest area of the village’s downtown business district. “After all this time, we were able to find the right developer who would help revitalize our village, become part of our Lynbrook family,” said Mayor Bill Hendrick, “and bring us into the 21st century.” The revitalization effort had been a long time coming for the village. New York State Assemblyman Brian Curran, former Lynbrook Mayor before Hendrick, had met with the LIRR and MTA about rehabilitating the storefronts throughout his four years in office. In Curran’s tenure, a deal was crafted to allow a developer to rehabilitate the MTA-owned stores at a cost, estimated by officials to be a couple of hundred thousand dollars, in exchange for free rent from the LIRR for the years the developer would recoup their initial investment. Two storefronts at 45 and 48 Atlantic Avenue were once leased by Harry Levitt and Kanti Vadsola, proprietors of Mur-Lee’s Men and Boys Designer Clothing and Sportswear and Picker Pharmacy, which moved farther down the street in 2001. In 2009, village officials agreed to lease the property from the MTA in order to sublet it to various tenants. However, the MTA later issued a request for proposals to find potential tenants to do renovations last summer, and the agreement was dissolved. The village remained involved in the leasing process, helping to distribute the RFP, and have now found a developer to come on board.

Becker, Kopel keep seats in legislature Election night gave victories to local incumbent Republicans Fran Becker and Howard Kopel in the 6th and 7th county Legislative District. Becker had nearly 70 percent, of the votes against Democratic challenger Anthony Gonzalez. Kopel led his challenger, Democrat Adam Moser with 57 percent of the vote.

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Ambulance, car collide on Sunrise A Lynbrook Fire Department ambulance, operating with its lights and sirens on, collided with a 2002 Hyundai Elantra on Sunrise Highway at Vincent Avenue. According to police, the ambulance traveling northbound on Vincent Avenue at 4:30 p.m. when it collided with a Black Hyundai heading eastbound in left lane of Sunrise

Highway. Both the ambulance and Hyundai drivers told police they did not see each other’s vehicles. Five LFD volunteers riding in ambulance, and the driver and sole occupant of the second vehicle were injured and rushed to local hospitals. The volunteers were later released from the hospital, and the second driver’s condition was unknown.

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Honoring veterans East Rockaway and Lynbrook honored its Veterans on 11-11-11. Both villages held solemn services to commemorate the date.


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Robbery at gunpoint A 40-year-old Lynbrook man, pulling into his Peninsula Avenue driveway on the morning of Dec. 3, was forced back into his car by two gun-wielding men and ordered to drive to his

bank’s ATM machine to withdraw cash, police reported. To date, the suspects have not been apprehended.

Justin Gagliardi and his parents, Anthony and Stephanie. Justin is doing great, thanks to the quick actions of two.

Officers honored for saving baby “They are our angels,” said Stephanie Gagliardi, referring to Lynbrook police officer Steve Takas and former Capt. Richard Straub, who helped to save the life of her 1-year-old son, Justin, after he suffered a seizure on Sept. 2. Both were honored at a Nov. 21 village board meeting. Among the night’s other honorees were members of the village Fire Department, including former Capt. Tracey LaBarbara and Lynn Curtis

of the Emergency Medical Company, First Assistant Chief Anthony DeCarlo of Tally Ho, and Michael Kenny of Engine Company. Justin is now doing great, thanks to the quick actions of Takas and Straub, his mother said. “They went above and beyond their duties,” she said, “and took Justin into their care as if he were their own.”

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Hale hails a hero On Tuesday, November 29, Nathan Hale Senior Village, at 30 Doxsey Place in Lynbrook, celebrated Robert G. Becker’s 40 years of dedi-

cated and loving service to the senior residents of the community.

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Kiwanians host annual awards dinner The East Rockaway Kiwanis Club named former Deputy Mayor Dr. Richard J. Meagher its “Kiwanian of the Year,” and lauded the East Rockaway Fire Department Juniors for their com-

munity service efforts. “It is an honor for me to be a member, let alone to be named 2011 Kiwanian of the Year,” said Meagher. “I am grateful for this

honor, but would issue this challenge to community members: consider joining East Rockaway Kiwanis and help us help others — learning to give back can never happen too late in life!”


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Baldwin $352,000 Carl. Colonial. 3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms. Finished basement. Eat-in kitchen. Screened front porch. Formal dining room. Taxes: $11,300 Cedarhurst $590,000 Roselle. Tudor. 4 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms. Finished basement. Eat-in kitchen. Finished attic. Central air conditioning. Taxes: $8,900

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East Rockaway $360,000 Second. 2 Story. 3 bedrooms, 2, bathrooms. Eatin kitchen. Living room with fireplace. Taxes: $7,100

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Elmont $470,000 Cameron. Colonial. 4 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms. Finished basement. Eat-in kitchen. Taxes: $9,950

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FAR ROCKAWAY/BAYSWATER Brand new construction, Legal 2 family, 3/3 br, 3 ½ bths. Full finished basement, hardwood floors. Motivated Seller. Call Elizabeth 347-564-1964 LAWRENCE House For Rent Prime Location. 4Bed, 2.5 BA Full Bsmt. Large Den & Office. Available Immediately. $4,000/mo.

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LAWRENCE Outstanding Ranch on oversized property. 4 Bedrooms + 3 full baths. 2 car attached garage. Must be seen to experience. $638K

CEDARHURST Totally renovated 3 br/2.5 bth Col steps

from the center of Cdrhrst. Granite entry & kitchen, updated bths, loft, Cac, Jacuzzi tub, wrap around deck. A must see. Reduced to $515k

GARDEN CITY ESTATES Beautiful 5 BR 3.5 renovated Bath. Deep Property. Motivated seller Reduced to 839k VALLEY STREAM Sprawling Ranch, 4 bdrm, 3 bth, Legal M/D (with permits) in Millbrook section of N. Wdmr, Cac, Screened Porch, Full Fin. Bsmnt, Alarm System, IGS. $545k

HEWLETT CO-OP Updated, 2BR. Full Ba, DR/LR, Taxes, Heat & Water Incl. $168k Elizabeth 347-564-1964

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No. Woodmere: RESIDENTIAL PROPERTIES 2BR, 2.5bth, Den, Off/BR, Wooden Deck........ $385K Cedarhurst: Spacious Studio Co-Op, 2nd flr ........$72,500K Valley Stream: 3BR, 2bth, Co-Op, Ose To Terr. ................... $299K 1 BR, 1bth Co-Op, Washer/Dryer ................. $95K 4 BR, 2.5bth, Hi-Ranch, Util Room .......... $499K Franklin Square: RENTALS 3BR, 2bth, Brick Patio/pool, wd flrs. ... $498K Hewlett: Lawrence: 4BR, 3bth, EIK, FDR, Den/sep ent. to deck ... $439K 2BR, 1bth, no pets/smoking .................... $1600M Hewlett Neck: Lynbrook: 4BR, 4.5bth, Tennis, Fpl, Pool &more .. $1.149M 3BR, 1bth, Pristine, Use of Yard ........... $1850M Studio in great location, utilities incl $1000M No. Woodmere: 5BR, 3bth, EIK, Fin Bsmt. ............................... $579K No. Woodmere: 4BR, 2.5bth, Fpl, IGP .......................... $598K 2BR,1bth, In House util.incl. ................... $1650M New Technology ~ New Approach ~ Trust ~Confidence ~Experience ~ Results Visit us on-line:

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OPEN HOUSES SUN. JAN. 1, 2012

Hew. 1588 Hewlett Av.4BR Col. ...$339K Hew. 1614 Hewlett Av.All updtd ..$475K Hew. 1275 Sturlane Pl.Exp Cape..$424K Lawr. 285 Central Av.1st flr Apt. ... $95K N.Wd.872 Park Ln.4Br,2Bth Spl. ..$459K N.Wd 834 Fanwood. 4BR H/R. ....$475K N.Wd 845 Fanwood.3BR,2Bth. ....$459K N.Wd 330 Hungry Hbr.Mint! .......$699K N.Wd 1031 Cedarhurst St. 4BR, Split . $649K Wdsb 180 Ivy Hill 5+BR. ........$1.089M CALL FOR OUR EXCITING NEW 5 TOWN LISTINGS

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Lynbrook $370,000 Lakeview. Tudor. 3 bedrooms, 1.5 bathrooms.

Finished basement. Eat-in kitchen with breakfast nook. Living room with fireplace. Patio. Taxes: $7,968.63 Merrick $445,000 Parkwood. Ranch. 3 bedrooms , 2 bathrooms. Finished basement. Updated eat-in kitchen with granite and stainless steel countertops and sliders to deck. Living room with fireplace. Formal dining room. Central air conditioning. Taxes: $10,119 Rockville Centre $610,000 Harvard. Colonial. 3 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms. Finished basement. Eat-in kitchen. Taxes: $14,726.03, Valley Stream $540,000 Van Dam. Split. 5 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms. Finished basement. Eat-in kitchen. Den with stone floor and fireplace. North Woodmere area. 2 car garage. Central air conditioning. Taxes: $8,633.78

Source: The Multiple Listing Service of Long Island Inc,, a computerized network of real estate offices serving Nassau, Suffolk, Queens, and Brooklyn.

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OPEN HOUSES SUN. JANUARY 1 HEWLETT 1538 Hewlett Heath Rd. Col, huge EIK, lge den ........................ $599K

Please refer to regular classified advertising for additional open houses and for more descriptive information on homes listed below. Ask your Classified Ad Representative how you can have your Open House appear on this page - (516)569-4000

41 Erick Ave. Redone Ranch on O/S prop ................................ $520K

1340 Paine Rd. 1/1, BA, $1.299M. VIProperties 7911313

606 Oceanpoint Ave. 1/1, BA, $475K, VIProperties 791-1313

NORTH WOODMERE

207 Woodside Dr. 1/1, BA, .$1.695M. VIProperties 7911313

341 Washington Ave. 1/1, BA, $449K, VIProperties 791-1313

EAST ROCKAWAY

HEWLETT HARBOR

69 Emmet Ave. 1/1, BA, $629K, Marjorie Hausman Realty 569-5110

1360 Harbor Rd. 1/1, BA, $1.295M. Marjorie Hausman Realty 569-5110

21 Arnold Ct. 1/1, BA, $599K, Marjorie Hausman Realty 569-5110 12 Leonard Dr. 1/1, BA, $799K, Marjorie Hausman Realty 569-5110 295 Waverly Ave. 1/1, BA, $699K, Marjorie Hausman Realty 569-5110

417 Pepperidge Rd. 1/1, BA, $1.050M. Marjorie Hausman Realty 569-5110 221 Everit Ave. 1/1, BA, $1.395M. Marjorie Hausman Realty 569-5110 1348 Boxwood Dr. W. 1/1, BA, $925K, Marjorie Hausman Realty 569-5110

HEWLETT

1177 Harbor Rd. 1/1, BA, $1.9M. Marjorie Hausman Realty 569-5110

1588 Hewlett Av. 1/1, BA, $339K, Jan Kalman RE 569-5651

1335 Club Dr. 1/1, BA, . $1.399M. VIProperties 791-1313

1275 Sturlane Pl. 1/1, BA, $424K, Jan Kalman RE 5695651 71 Crystal Ct. 1/1, BA, $839K, Marjorie Hausman Realty 5695110 1538 Hewlett Heath Rd. 1/1, BA, $599K, Marjorie Hausman Realty 569-5110 41 Erick Ave. 1/1, BA, $520K, Marjorie Hausman Realty 5695110

1334 Club Dr. 1/1, BA, $1.875M. VIProperties 791-1313

HEWLETT NECK 171 Ocean Ave. 1/1, BA, $949K, Marjorie Hausman Realty 569-5110 951 Smith Ln. 1/1, BA, . $1.425M. VIProperties 791-1313 199 Priscilla Rd. 1/1, BA, $1.375M. VIProperties 7911313

1390 Broadway, 1/1, BA, Co-Op, $395K, Marjorie Hausman Realty 569-5110

LAWRENCE

1360 Harbor Rd. Col 5 BR’s, 6 Bths, 1 acre........................... $1.295M

37 Neptune Ave. 1/1, BA, $849K, Marjorie Hausman Realty 569-5110

417 Pepperidge Rd. 4 BR’s main fl playrm & den ................. $1.050M

29 Neptune Ave. 1/1, BA, $950K, Marjorie Hausman Realty 569-5110

1348 Boxwood Dr. W. Col 4 BR’s, 4 Bths, lg prop ..................... $925K

330 Hungry Hbr. 1/1, BA, $699K, Jan Kalman RE 5695651

750 Lark Ct. 1/1, BA, $759K, Marjorie Hausman Realty 5695110

HEWLETT NECK

1031 Cedarhurst St., $649, Jan Kalman RE 569-5651

112 Ocean Ave. 1/1, BA, $755K, Marjorie Hausman Realty 569-5110

INWOOD

571 Leheigh Ln. 1/1, BA, $499K, Marjorie Hausman Realty 569-5110

WOODMERE

916 Cherry Ln. 1/1, BA, $499K, Marjorie Hausman Realty 5695110 784 Park Ln. 1/1, BA, $599K, Marjorie Hausman Realty 5695110

645 Flanders Dr. 1/1, BA, $599K, Marjorie Hausman Realty 569-5110 764 Plainfield Ln. 1/1, BA, $849K, VIProperties 791-1313 794 Kearny Dr. 1/1, BA, $689K, VIProperties 791-1313

1020 Westwood Rd. 1/1, BA, $599K, Marjorie Hausman Realty 569-5110 911 Green Pl. 1/1, BA, $649K, Marjorie Hausman Realty 5695110

CEDARHURST

Open Houses

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HEWLETT: SUNDAY 1/1, BY APPT. 1390 BROADWAY, Co-Op, 2 BR, 2 Bth, EIK, Present Offer $395K. Marjorie Hausman Realty 516-569-5110

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NORTH CAROLINA MOUNTAINS. E-Z Finish Log Cabin Shell with Land only $99,900. Warm Winters, Low Cost of Living. E-Z Access Mountain Homesites up to 11 acres from $29,900. 828-429-4004 Code 45

House For Sale CEDARHURST: COLONIAL. 4 BR, 1.5 Bths. Lot's Of Old World Charm With Incredible Amounts Of Space. Within Walking Distance To All. $449K. V.I. Properties 516-791-1313

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Atlantic Beach / Pebble Cove 3BR, 2.5Bth .................$1.399M Hewlett Raised Ranch, 3BR, Bsmt .............$549K Rent $2,950 Hewlett Jonathon Hall 2BR, 2Bth, Condo .............. Only $395K Hewlett For Rent Beautiful 3BR Ranch, Poss. M/D Use.... $2,550 Far Rockaway/Bayswater 3BR, Handyman Special ....... $359K

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1 Douglas St. 4 BR’s move in cond full bsmt ............................ $368K

37 Neptune Ave. Renovated CH Col chef’s kit, 6 BR’s ............... $849K 29 Neptune Ave. Lg update 7 BR Col ........................................ $950K 369 Eastwood Rd. 4 BR Col academy area ................................ $615K 750 Lark Ct. 6 BR Col, fin bsmt ................................................. $759K

571 Leheigh Ln. 5 BR ............................................................... $499K

1021 Loft Rd. 1/1, BA, $669K, VIProperties 791-1313 1111 Fordham Ln. 1/1, BA, $567K, VIProperties 7911313

WOODSBURGH

1020 Westwood Rd. Redone, 4 BR’s, EIK granite...................... $599K 911 Green Pl. Exclusive Ranch, huge den, low taxes ................ $649K 3 BR Split, CAC .......................................................................... $499K

180 Ivy Hill, 1/1, BA, $1.089M, Jan Kalman RE 569-5651

26 E. Valley Ln. 1/1, BA, $625K, VIProperties 791-1313

890 Keene Ln. 1/1, BA, $1.189M. Marjorie Hausman Realty 569-5110

916 Cherry Ln. Hi Ranch, 4 BR’s, 3 Bths, lg den ....................... $499K

891 Keene Ln. 1/1, BA, $899K, Marjorie Hausman Realty 5695110

782 Caldwell Ave. 4 BR’s, hugh prop........................................ $499K

145 Willow Rd. 1/1, BA, $985K, Marjorie Hausman Realty 569-5110

4 BR’s on 1st level, lg prop ........................................................ $535K

744 Gilbert Pl. 1/1, BA, $559K, VIProperties 791-1313

6 BR’s, 3 Bths, O/S prop ....................................................... $473,500

NORTH WOODMERE 784 Park Ln. Lge Split main fl den, fin bsmt ............................. $599K

98 Willow Rd. 1/1, BA, $925K, Marjorie Hausman Realty 5695110

645 Flanders Dr. Btfully decorated 5 BR’s, 3 Bths..................... $599K

EAST ROCKAWAY 69 Emmet Ave. Lg split 5 BR’s, 2 dens, Waterviews ... $629K Anxious 21 Arnold Ct. 4 BR Up Col SD#20 ............................................ $599K 12 Leonard Dr. Btful 5 BR, Col All New .................................... $799K

House For Sale

House For Sale

EAST ROCKAWAY SD.20 Diamond Cond! 3BR, 2Bth . Lg prop. Fin bsmt. Must see! $649K JanKalman.com 516-569-5651

INWOOD: LEGAL 4-FAMILY House. 2-2 BR,1 Bth, 2-1BR, 1 Bth Apts. Large Property With 60 X 98 Vacant Lot. Good For An Investor. $650K. V.I. Properties 516-791-1313

WOODSBURGH

HEWLETT SD.14 SPRAWL Exp Ranch. 5BRs, 3Bths. Fin bsmt. New heat/CAC. $797K JanKalman.com 516-569-5651

NO WOODMERE: SD 14, mint, Split, 4BR, Up, Fab lg EIK, H/W flrs, Den fin bsmt, deck. $647K JanKalman.com 569-5651

145 Willow Rd. Lge split + lg expansion + bsmt, 1/2 acre ........ $985K

Announcements

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295 Waverly Ave. Spacious, huge den, fin bsmt ....................... $699K

890 Keene Ln. Brick Col, sep carriage house ........................ $1.189M 891 Keene Ln. One of a kind lg prop ......................................... $899K

98 Willow Rd. Lg tudor 5 BR Col ............................. REDUCED $925K

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171 Ocean Ave. 1/2 acre pool 5 BR Col Immed Occup.............. $949K

112 Ocean Ave. New Col Mint ................................................... $755K

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Enclosed Screened Terrace, Parkview, 1BR, 1Bth Gems! New, Must See Starting at $1,375

1330 Adams Rd. Col pool, 1 acre .......................................... $1.675M

842 Newburg Ave. 1/1, BA, $679K, VIProperties 7911313

15 Holiday Ct. 1/1, BA, $520K, VIProperties 791-1313

REAL ESTATE

221 Everit Ave. 6 BR Col btful landscaped ............................ $1.395M

1177 Harbor Rd. Glassed walled waterfront ranch 1 acre ......... $1.9M

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369 Eastwood Rd. 1/1, BA, $615K, Marjorie Hausman Realty 569-5110

903 Oak Ln. 1/1, BA, $569K, VIProperties 791-1313

285 Central Av. Apt, 1/1, BA, .$95K, Jan Kalman RE 5695651

WOODMERE

845 Fanwood. 1/1, BA, $459K, Jan Kalman RE 569-5651

648 June Pl. 1/1, BA, $565K, VIProperties 791-1313

1 Douglas St. 1/1, BA, $368K, Marjorie Hausman Realty 5695110

44 Bergman Dr. 1/1, BA, $559K, VIProperties 7911313

834 Fanwood. 1/1, BA, $475K, Jan Kalman RE 569-5651,

643 June Pl. 1/1, BA, $725K, VIProperties 791-1313

INWOOD

Hewlett Town House , 1/1, BA, Co-Op, $499K, Marjorie Hausman Realty 569-5110

872 Park Ln. 1/1, BA, $459K, Jan Kalman RE 569-5651

782 Caldwell Ave. 1/1, BA, $499K, Marjorie Hausman Realty 569-5110

1330 Adams Rd. 1/1, BA, $1.675M. Marjorie Hausman Realty 569-5110

1614 Hewlett Av. 1/1, BA, $475K, Jan Kalman RE 569-5651

Ocean Ave Est. 1/1, BA, $2.250M. VIProperties 7911313

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My best advice: follow the rules Q. It’s getting more expensive to build, and I’m really having problems finding a contractor to do a job. I don’t want to have to get a permit but plan to build to code, and I don’t need a licensed contractor who has expensive insurance. I have plenty of family and friends who can do this job, but I want to know if I’ll get “stuck” later for having done this. I have to save the money and will take my chances, but what should I know so I don’t have a problem I can’t get out of later? A. That’s like asking a criminal attorney for the best method to beat the system because you’re planning to rob a bank. Maybe the attorney can even drive the getaway driver. What you can be “stuck” with is myriad problems I can only guess at, based on the fact that building to code these days is like playing Monopoly with a 4-year-old. The rules keep changing, and you can’t win against a 4-year-old or the codes. For example, many ONTE EEPER municipalities are changing, and changing again, their local zoning requirements, so what’s passable today may not be in a year or two. Window sizes and flood requirements have changed, energy requirements and fire protection are next up to be instituted, and plumbing systems may be right behind. I work with many people who are “stuck” when trying to sell their homes but have construction that wasn’t permitted. Some come unraveled when told that the home they’ve lived in for years needs costly changes to meet current codes because of updates. The codes do have provisions for existing buildings, but still have issues that can’t be “grandfathered.” Just because you lived there and used something the way it was for a long time is meaningless to an official whose job is to enforce regulations or face their own consequences if they don’t. It’s ironic that codes were put in place for our protection, but can have the opposite effect because more people these days are opting to do what you’re planning to, leading to less-safe structures that, skirting the authorities, may cause injury, even death, and/or legal problems, and lead insurance companies to not settle. You need to save money. We all do. The best advice I can give is the same advice I give to those who tell me, up front, that they’re not going to file plans for permits and will be doing the job themselves. It’s my job, as a professional, to advise you to follow the law and to prepare documents that meet the legal requirements of your state and local jurisdiction. Fortunately, using computers, we can revise plans without a lot of messy eraser dust when the time comes, but you have the burden of reconstruction to make things right when the time comes. That’s the chance you take.

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© 2011 Monte Leeper Readers are encouraged to send questions to yourhousedr@aol.com, 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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OCEANSIDE: NEW TO MARKET! All Newly Redone Split In Desirable Ocean Lea Area. 3 BR, 2 Bth. New Kitchen, Bth, Windows, Driveway & Hardwood Floors. $579K. V.I. Properties 516-791-1313 ROCKVILLE CENTRE: FIRST TIME ON MARKET. Mint 4 BR, 3 Bth Colonial. All New Systems. SD#21. $849K. V.I. Properties 516-791-1313 VALLEY STREAM/N. WDM: SD#24. Stunning Renovated Ranch, 3BR, 2 Bths, Lg MBR Suite. Open flow. Must be seen! $427K. JanKalman.com 516-569-5651 WOODSBURGH LARGE ELEGANT C/H Col on fab 1/2 acre. 6BRs, 3.5 new Bths, huge gourmet EIK. Lg Den. Great flow for entertaining. Htd EIK, New slate Roof. SD.14. Offered at $1.95M or Rent for $8000. JanKalman.com 516-569-5651

CoOps & Condos/Sale

CEDARHURST Newly Renovated 2 Bds, Bath, LR, DR EIK New Stain/ Steel Appls Washer & Dryer, Terrace $226K- Maint. $585/ Month. Or Will Rent For $2200

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HERALD Crossword Puzzle

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HELP WANTED- EDUCATION. Technology Teacher, Full time tenure track secondary grades technology teacher, starting January 2012. Letter of interest, resume, copy of certification and reference letters due by noon, January 4th to: A. Paul Scott, Interim Superintendent of Schools, Peru Central School District, District Office, PO Box 68, Peru, New York 12972 EOE

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TO TODAY’S PUZZLE

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NEED A CAR? Find it in the HERALD Classifieds.

Finds $100-$350 DELL DESKTOP COMPUTER AND T.V. Like New! Perfect Condition. $250 All. 516-672-4161

DESK WITH HUTCH: Dark Pine, $250. Dresser With Mirror, Dark Pine, $200. 516-872-3637

WALL UNIT, OAK with glass off white , 9' x 4' holds a 54" flat screen TV $99 516-205-0090.

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REPORTER/ ASSISTANT EDITOR The Star reaches more than 10,000 Orthodox Jewish households in the Five Towns, Great neck, and Brooklyn with breaking news, featured stories and more. Check out the website at www.TheJewishStar.com. You will seek out story ideas, write pieces, edit others' work, oversee the website. Must be familiar with the Five Towns and neighboring Jewish communities, have an understanding of Torah Judaism, issues and current events within the larger Orthodox world. Richner Communications offers a friendly informal environment in our state of the art offices in Garden City, salary, paid time off, excellent health plan and 401(K). Please send resume, cover letter and salary requirements to: KGreen@TheJewishstar.com

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ADMINISTRATIVE ASSISTANT PT: Monday- Friday, Flexible Hours. Growing Alterative Medicine Practice, Five Towns Area. Fax Resume 516-569-4774

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The masthead The box at the far left side of the page is called the “masthead.” It contains the newspaper’s “flag” or nameplate, and the lion logo of the parent company of the Herald Community Newspapers, Richner Communications, Inc. The masthead offers basic information about the paper and how it functions. Brothers Stuart and Clifford Richner jointly guide the business and news operations for the 15 weekly newspapers in the Herald Community Newspaper group, including: the Nassau Herald, serving the Five Towns, and Heralds for Baldwin, Bellmore, East Meadow, Franklin Square/Elmont, Long Beach, Lynbrook/East Rockaway, Malverne/West Hempstead, Merrick, Oceanside/Island Park, Rockville Centre and Valley Stream. The editor of each paper is responsible for the assignment, selection and placement of stories, most of which the editors and reporters write. The executive editor oversees the editorial department staff and the editorial content of all 15 newspapers in the chain. The production department is responsible for the paper’s design. The advertising and art departments produce the large, often illustrated, “display” advertisements that appear throughout the paper. They help clients decide what the ads will say and how they will look. The classified department produces the small ads at the back of each week’s paper that are arranged by headings. The masthead also lists the paper’s age, the names of its founders, its address, telephone and fax numbers and notice that the contents are copyrighted.

For your information . . . Editorial page

Editorial comment Editorials offer the opinion of the Herald. The editorials are written by the editors, but do not necessarily represent their personal views. That is why they are unsigned: editorial comment is the newspaper’s institutional voice. The editors and publishers meet weekly to discuss positions the paper may take and how those positions will be expressed. Most editorials respond to developments in the news, but they may also be based on independent reporting or discussions with reporters to gain information that goes beyond what has already appeared in print. Editors and the publishers may also talk with advocates for causes or experts in a field to help formulate opinions or policies. Before elections, they meet with candidates for office. Most editorials concern local issues, but the newspaper may speak out as well on national or international questions that are part of the lives of our readers. Usually those editorials will try to address those concerns from a local perspective, since that is what we know best and what makes us different from daily newspapers and weekly news magazines. We hope our editorials are forceful without being strident and that they may persuade our readers to think and act in the best interests of the community.

Editorial cartoon The editorial cartoons are supplied by a syndicate, which represents major cartoonists across the country and the spectrum of political opinion. They are chosen to provide thoughtful or humorous viewpoints on topics of general interest. They do not represent the opinion of the newspaper or its editors.

Baldwin

HERALD Editor: Chris Connolly

Bellmore

HERALD Editor: Scott Brinton

East Meadow

Franklin Square/ Elmont

Editor: Shannon Koehle

Editor: Jackie Nash

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What are the editorial pages all about? Who writes editorials? How do letters and guest columns get published? This week’s pages offer some answers to our readers. We thank The Riverdale Press for the idea.

Opinion columns

Opinion pages

Special features Other items will also appear on our editorial and op-ed pages, including the “Framework” feature that showcases creative work by the Herald’s photo staff, which, we hope, brightens the page and your week. We also make mistakes, despite our best efforts. We strive to correct them as soon as possible with a correction or clarification notice on these pages, the most prominent in the paper after page 1.

Letters to the editor Because community opinions are so important to us, we publish virtually all letters we receive. This policy, of course, can bring problems with it. Some letters may seem silly, dull or poorly written, but we believe you should have the chance to read them anyway; they are voices from our shared community. Letters may also be tasteless, racist or sexist, but we believe they should be published too. We cannot pretend that such attitudes do not exist; if we are to fight them, we must meet them head-on. We believe deeply that the remedy to “bad” speech is more speech, not censorship. Vituperative attacks on local people or institutions pose a more complicated problem. The laws governing libel apply to letters to the editor with the same force as anything else we publish. Both the letter writer and this newspaper can be held accountable for heedlessly damaging a reputation. Public figures like politicians have less protection from outraged opinion than do private citizens. Robust public debate must take precedence over our feelings and the sensitivities of those who have entered the public arena. We do not publish anonymous letters. Letters must be signed and include a daytime phone number and an address, so we can verify that a letter is genuine. Phone numbers and full addresses will not be published. We are reluctant to publish letters from people who are unwilling to stand openly behind what they have written. We are willing to withhold the name of a letter writer on request only when the letter states a valid reason for doing so. Within those limits, we will publish as much as we can each week, though letters will sometimes have to wait until there is enough room. We usually refrain from commenting on letters, but in certain cases an “editor’s note” may attempt to correct misinformation or misunderstanding.

Lynbrook/ East Rockaway

Malverne/ West Hempstead

Merrick

Nassau

Oceanside/ Island Park

Rockville Centre

Valley Stream

HERALD HERALD HERALD HERALD HERALD HERALD HERALD Editor: Mary Malloy Editor: Scott Brinton Editor: Jeff Bessen Editor: Judy Rattner Editor: Andrew Hackmack Editor: Lee Landor Editor: Alex Costello

LYNBROOK/EAST ROCKAWAY HERALD — December 29, 2011

Each week, we publish two pages of opinion in addition to the editorial page. Most of these pages are devoted to the columns of our three weekly or bi-weekly contributors: Randi Kreiss, the former editor of the Nassau Herald; Scott Brinton, the senior editor of the Bellmore and Merrick Heralds; former Senator Alfonse D’Amato; and our newest addition, former State Assemblyman Jerry Kremer. Our writers come from diverse backgrounds and from different points of the political spectrum. Their columns reflect their own opinions on topical issues. The newspaper does not select the topics on which columnists opine, and their publication is not an endorsement of the positions they espouse.


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