Category Archives: Nassau County

Troop 544 Eagle Scouts Honored

Boy Scout Troop 544Raymond Gresalfi and Angelo Ferrigno of Boy Scout Troop 544 were recently recognized at an Eagle Court of Honor ceremony in honor of achieving the rank of Eagle Scout. Raymond and Angelo’s achievements are the culmination of years of commitment, effort and preparation.


Raymond’s Eagle Scout project involved the purchase of a “Paragolfer”; an all-terrain wheelchair that helps those with limited mobility play a game of golf. Through his project fundraising efforts, Raymond was also able to build a shed at Huntington’s Crab Meadow Golf Course and donate the leftover funds towards the purchase of a second Paragolfer.


Angelo’s Eagle Scout project entailed the construction of a 24-foot raised flower bed surrounding the seating area at New Hyde Park Memorial High School. Angelo and his Troop also planted several Arborvite bushes to help beautify the school’s seating area.


Pictured above (left to right) are New York State Senator Elaine Phillips, Eagle Scout Angelo Ferrigno, Eagle Scout Raymond Gresalfi and Presiding Officer Richard J. Nicolello.


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Challenger Baseball Opening Day Ceremony a Success

Challenger BaseballNassau County Legislator James D. Kennedy had the pleasure of attending Challenger Baseball’s opening day festivities held at John Burns Park in Massapequa Park.


“Challenger Baseball is a wonderful Little League program that is specifically designed for children and young adults with special needs” stated Legislator Kennedy.


Pictured above are Legislator Kennedy, Town of Oyster Bay Supervisor Joseph Saladino, Massapequa Park Mayor Jeffrey Pravato, Director of Massapequa Challenger Baseball Al Freise, Michael LiPetri, team coaches and players.


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Help is Available for Citizens Adversely Affected by Contractor Issues in The Aftermath Of Super Storm Sandy

During recent community forums regarding Super Storm Sandy held, a number of residents indicated that contractors/subcontractors are having liens filed against their property.


If that is happening/has happened to you, please contact the Nassau County Department of Consumer Affairs immediately with the details, including the name of the contractor or entity that has filed the lien as well as your address and Consumer Affairs case number, if you have one. Please contact:


Gregory A. May, Commissioner

Nassau County Department of Consumer Affairs

1 West Street, Room 136A, Mineola, NY 11501

(516) 571-6005 – Office

(516) 571-1308 – Fax


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Presiding Officer Nicolello Honors New Troop 200 Eagle Scouts

Troop 200 Eagle ScoutsNicolas Gorbea and Robert Dodson of Boy Scout Troop 200 were recently recognized by Presiding Officer Richard J. Nicolello at an Eagle Court of Honor ceremony in honor of achieving the rank of Eagle Scout. Nicolas and Robert’s achievements are the culmination of years of commitment, effort and preparation.


Nicolas’ Eagle Scout project involved the creation of a beautiful seating area by the lower pond in Clark Botanic Garden in Albertson. The new seating area consists of two newly constructed park benches, five large planters with a variety of plants, a long Bluestone walking path along the pond, and a retaining wall to help prevent erosion.


Robert’s Eagle Scout project improved several portions of the Christopher Morley Park community campsite. Robert recreated a new and safe fire ring surrounded by hand-made log seating. He also installed two new picnic tables at the campsite.


Pictured above (left to right) are Eagle Scout Thomas Dodson, Eagle Scout John Gorbea, and Presiding Officer Nicolello.


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Legislator Muscarella Announces: Auxiliary Police Needed in 5th Precinct

Nassau County Legislator Vincent T. Muscarella is making residents aware that volunteers are needed to serve as members of the Auxiliary Police. “Our Auxiliary Police Officers do a great job in assisting our Police Department in keeping our County one of the safest places to live in the entire nation,” said Legislator Muscarella. “I urge interested residents to contact the Nassau County Auxiliary Police to gain more information about this important public service.”


The Auxiliary Police are volunteers dedicated to making their community a safe place to live. Members patrol in marked cars equipped with a two-way radio and emergency equipment. Auxiliary Police Officers patrol seven days per week in our community in addition to assisting the Police Department with crowd control and traffic at community events. Another function of the Auxiliary Police is to assist the Police Department at any disaster scene or during any countywide emergency.


Auxiliary Police Officers must be 18 years of age, a Nassau County resident, a U.S. citizen and have a high school diploma or G.E.D. All applicants must also have a valid New York State driver’s license. A 36-session training course held at the Nassau County Police Academy must be completed.


For additional information on becoming an auxiliary police officer, please call (516) 573-5512 or email


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Legislator Ferretti Joins Scout Michael Greco of Troop #316 at Levittown VFW Post #9592

Scout Michael GrecoNassau County Legislator John R. Ferretti, Jr. was honored to spend time with Scout Michael Greco of Troop 316 at the Levittown VFW Post #9592 on Hickory Lane as he worked on his Eagle Scout Project which includes the building of a fire pit at the VFW.


Pictured above is Legislator Ferretti with Scout Michael Greco.



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Legislator Walker Invites Community to Attend the Bethpage Water District Town Hall Meeting

Nassau County Legislator Rose Marie Walker invites all residents to attend the Bethpage Water District “Town Hall Meeting” on Tuesday, May 8th at 7:00 pm in the Center for the Performing Arts at Bethpage High School. Representatives from the Bethpage Water District, DEC, U.S. Navy, and the NYS Board of Health will address the concerns of local residents about remediation and outline their plan to keep our water safe.


Tuesday, May 8TH – 7:00 PM
Center for the Performing Arts/Bethpage High School
10 Cherry Ave, Bethpage, NY 11714


For more information, please contact Legislator Walker’s office: 516-571-6217 or


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Mineola Junior Fire Department Holds 16th Annual Installation Dinner & Awards Ceremony

Mineola Junior Fire Department The Mineola Junior Fire Department recently held their 16th Annual Installation Dinner and Awards Ceremony to honor the officers and members of this fine organization for their dedicated service to the community. Since 1976 the Mineola Junior Fire Department has given young men and women from the community the opportunity to learn about being a volunteer firefighter through training exercises, social activities and participation in actual emergency events. Among the outstanding members, John Lodigkeit of Mineola was named Junior Firefighter of the Year. Nassau County Clerk Maureen O’Connell and other area officials joined the Junior’s in honoring John for his great commitment to community service and present him with a County Citation in recognition of his achievements.


Pictured above are Mineola Mayor Scott P. Strauss, Lt. Robert Siemann, Capt. Justin Desiderio, Nassau County Clerk Maureen O’Connell, Junior Firefighter of the Year Honoree John Lodigkeit, Nassau County Legislator Richard Nicolello and Mineola Board Trustee Paul Cusato.


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Temple Emanu-El Day of Community Service a Success

Temple Emanu-El of East MeadowNassau County Legislator John R. Ferretti, Jr. was happy to join with other local political leaders to participate in the “Day of Community Service” event on Sunday, April 29th at Temple Emanu-El of East Meadow. Throughout the day, East Meadow residents of all ages participated in many activities to benefit local charities and local residents and were able to experience the value of volunteerism.


Pictured above (left to right) are Rona Kauffman – Member of Temple Emanu-El; Gary Adler – Member of Temple Emanu-El; Nassau County Legislator Tom McKevitt; Nassau County Executive Laura Curran; Lane Rubin – President of Temple Emanu-El Executive Board; Legislator Ferretti; New York State Assemblyman John Mikulin and Rabbi Daniel Bar-Nahum of Temple Emanu-El.


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Local Businesses Set to Combat Sexual Violence

The newly formed Long Island Sexual Violence Prevention and Response Consortium met Friday in Hauppauge with the Crime Victims Center to kick off the “Just Do 1 Thing” campaign.


The consortium features more than 40 local businesses that aim to raise awareness about sexual assault prevention and response.


Sexual Violence Prevention and Response Consortium“Each member has made a commitment to work with the CVC to ‘Just Do 1 Thing’ to raise awareness to prevent sexual violence,” said CVC Executive Director Laura Ahearn.


The CVC is a New York State rape crisis and crime victim and provides services to child and adult victims of sexual assault, victims of domestic violence and victims of all violent crime.


To help prevent crime and offer support to victims, the CVC offers a host of services including prevention education, crisis hotlines, counseling and more.


Ahearn was joined by Lt. Governor Kathy Hochul, Suffolk County Executive Steve Bellone, Suffolk District Attorney Tim Sini, State Senator Phil Boyle, Suffolk Presiding Officer DuWayne Gregory, Suffolk Legislature Public Safety Chairwoman Monica Martinez, Nassau County Leg. Laura Schaefer, Leg. Leslie Kennedy, Assemblyman Dean Murray and Babylon Town Clerk Gerry Compitello.


Members include Altice, AT&T, BNB Bank, Building & Construction Trades Council of Nassau and Suffolk Counties, Catholic Health Services of Long Island, CityMD, Clare Rose, Harris Beach, Hilton Long Island, International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers, Local 25, J. Petrocelli Construction., Long Island Federation of Labor, Long Island Nets, Lindy’s Taxi, Long Island Pharmacists Society, Lyft, Modern Italian Bakery, Nassau-Suffolk Hospital Council, New York State Parks, Northwell Health, PM Pediatrics, Smith Haven Auto Group, St. Josephs College, Stony Brook Medicine, Suffolk County Community College, Suffolk County Superintendents Association, SVAM Intl., Thrive Wellness Corp., TRITEC Real Estate Company, Uber and Verizon.


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