2023-07-19

Village and police meet with residents living near Heuremann home assuring them of their safety and privacy just hours before police complete their investigation there

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    Approximately 40 residents from First and Michigan avenues attended a meeting on Monday night, July 24 at Village Hall called by Mayor Daniel Pearl. Pearl said he called the meeting to provide a forum for residents living there and to hear their concerns. The area had become a major focus for police and the media, as well as […]

Man charged with injuring police officer in Massapequa

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The Nassau County Police Department’s Seventh Squad reports the arrest of a Bay Shore man for an Assault that occurred on Thursday, July 20, 2023 at 7:43 p.m. in Massapequa. According to Detectives, Officers observed a white  Ford Econoline van traveling east at a high rate of speed on Sunrise Highway at the intersection of Louden Avenue.  Officers conducted a […]

Killer among us? Police charge MPK resident in Gilgo Beach murders

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Residents in Massapequa Park were relieved when news spread quickly early Friday morning that police had arrested a suspect in the Gilgo Beach murders. But that quickly turned to sadness and shock when they learned that the suspect lived within their midst. “This is a shock to our beautiful community, but it also shows us how good our police are […]

Large crowds out for Massapequa Park’s Annual Independence Day Parade

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A crowd of several thousand people lined Park Boulevard in Massapequa Park on the morning and early afternoon of July 4th to enjoy the sights and sounds of the Village’s annual Independence Day Parade. Families predominated in the crowd, with lots of folks decked out in red, white and blue outfits, and lots of children amusing themselves prior to the […]

POLICE BLOTTER

The Nassau County Police Department’s 7th and 8th precincts reported the following incidents this week: ARREST-LEANDRA’S LAW Farmingdale: The Nassau County Police Depart­ment reports the details of a DWI Leandra Law ar­rest that occurred on Sunday, July 9, at 6:30 p.m. in Farmingdale. According to Police, Officers respond­ed to a 911 call for an auto accident located at 6 Park […]

Our appreciation for a job well done

There is no doubt that the detec­tives, police officers, investigators and district attorneys who worked to help bring the alleged Gilgo Beach serial killer to justice are breathing a sigh of relief. We can imagine the tension as they bore down to appre­hend the killer in Midtown Manhat­tan while at the same time securing his home in Massapequa Park to […]

DRAWING CONCLUSIONS:


PUBLIC COMMENTARY: Eliminate the 2nd Amendment to reduce gun violence?


In my town, Portland, Oregon, we just lost yet another person to gun violence, this time as a result of an argu­ment over a parking spot. Seriously. That pushed our 2022 murders to a record 93, passing the previous record of 92, set last year, which shattered the 1987 record of 70 murders. We are not alone, sadly. Beginning in […]

Ida M. Scinta, (Sister Mary Vincent), former Massapequan and teacherteach

A native of Massapequa and Seaford, Ida Marie Scinta, who became Sister Mary Vincent after entering the Sisters of Charity (Halifax) with a profession of faith in 1954, died June 13, 2023 after a lifetime of teaching and service to the underserved throughout the United States. For the last nine months, she had been cared for at the Elizabeth Seton […]

How students can benefit from study abroad programs

Study abroad program participation understandably dipped in recent years as the world confronted a global pandemic, during which many countries closed their borders to non-residents for a period of time. In fact, according to NAFSATM: As­sociation of International Educators, the number of students from the United States studying abroad in the 2020-21 academic year declined by 91 percent from the […]