Wednesday, August 18, 2010

Update from West Hempstead School District

Mr. Hogan is alert, talking with his family and is expected to come home soon. The Hogan’s thank everyone for the prayers and positive thoughts.

Richard Cunningham
Deputy Superintendent
West Hempstead UFSD

Friday, August 13, 2010

Phase ll of Leandra's Law Begins Sunday



"Drinking and Driving has taken too many lives and broken too many hearts," Nassau Executive Ed Mangano said. Nassau County will do everything in its legal power to prosecute convicted drunk drivers. Leandra's Law will certainly prove to be another deterrent to this senseless crime. The second provision of Leandra's Law will take effect on Sunday, which requires anyone convicted of driving while intoxicated as a misdemeanor or felony including first time offenders to install an ignition interlock system, in his or her vehicle. To operate a vehicle with an ignition interlock system, drivers must blow into a device that checks blood alcohol levels. The law will require DWI offenders to install a global positioning device at their own expense and keep them there for at least six months.
The law was adopted after Leandra Rosado was killed in a car crash because the driver of her car was drunk. The first provision of Leandra's law went into effect in December making it a felony for anyone to drive while intoxicated or under the influence of drugs with children under 16 in their vehicle.
Together Leandra's father Lenny Rosado and Neil and Jennifer Flynn of Long Beach, whose daughter Katie, 7, was killed by a drunk driver who drove the wrong way on the Meadowbrook Parkway in 2005 worked tirelessly to see this law come into effect.
The crash also killed limo driver Stanley Rabinowitz who was driving the Flynns back from a wedding.

Domestic Violence

Nassau County Executive Edward P. Mangano today declared family violence a “public health emergency” after reviewing a report compiled by the County Executive’s Task Force on Family Violence that shows a dramatic increase in the number of reported domestic violence incidents over the last year in Nassau County.

“These numbers are shocking, and today I am declaring this a ‘public health emergency.’ Family violence is not acceptable under any circumstance in Nassau County,” said County Executive Mangano. “Family violence affects individuals in every community, regardless of age, economic status, race, religion, nationality, sexual orientation or educational background. We must reach out to the victims of domestic abuse so they have the resources and help they need to get out of a dangerous situation.”

Early in his administration in February, the County Executive appointed the members of the Task Force on Family Violence to review the situation of family and domestic violence in Nassau County. The group is comprised of representatives from public and private agencies, and represents health and human services, education, and law enforcement and is chaired by John Imhof, Ph.D., Commissioner of the Nassau County Department of Social Services.

In its report, the Task Force on Family Violence statistics indicate a:

58% increase in the number of domestic violence arrests by the Nassau County Police Department;
82% increase in domestic violence arrests with a Child Protective Services referral;
25% increase on the number of total domestic violence reports to the Nassau County Police Department; and
16% increase in the number of physical abuse accusations made on behalf of children

In response to these numbers, County Executive Mangano has announced a major public awareness campaign designed to reach out to victims of domestic violence. As part of the campaign, the County will be creating a toll free number which will tie in to the 24 hour Domestic Violence hotline to report incidents of family violence. This will be advertised throughout Nassau. In addition, posters will be seen on public buses and hospitals, and informational pamphlets will be included in phone and electric bills, and County paychecks.

“Unfortunately, domestic violence affects every community in Nassau County,” said Mangano. “We are committed to educating the public on this serious public health issue in order to reduce the scope and prevalence of family violence in our County."

The Police can help you:
o Get to a safe place away from the violence
o Get information on how the court can help protect you against the violence
o Get medical care for injuries you or your children may have
o Get necessary belongings from your home for you or your children
o Get copies of police reports about the violence
o File a complaint in criminal court and tell you where your local Criminal and Family Courts are located
Coalition Against Domestic Violence
Stop Family Violence
National Domestic Violence
Rape and Incest National Network
Stalking Resource Center

Cruise to the Show Parade

Mangano Announces Nassau County Executive's First Annual "Cruise To The Show" Parade And Car Show
Reminds Interested Participants to Register Online

Nassau County Executive Edward P. Mangano reminds residents that the first annual “Cruise to the Show” parade and car show will be held on Sunday, August 15, 2010.* Those interested in participating can register online at

Featured at the event will be a restored 1909 Alco-6 Racer that is believed to have been the winner of the historic 1909 and 1910 Vanderbilt Cup races held on the Long Island Motor Parkway. This “Black Beast” is one of only 12 Alco Racers that are known to exist, out of the 1,100 built between 1908 and 1913, and the priceless car made a return to Long Island when it was purchased by Howard Kroplick in December 2008. It had previously spent 15 years in France.

Beginning at the Nassau County Supreme Courthouse in Mineola, at 9:00AM, the "Cruise to the Show" will continue along Stewart Avenue in Garden City before ending in Eisenhower Park. More than 500 vehicles of all makes, models and years will follow the parade route, and spectators are encouraged to watch them drive by on Stewart Avenue – the ‘best seat in the house’.

Following the parade, the County will host a car show featuring live music, refreshments, vendors, and of course, some great-looking classic cars.

“As a car enthusiast, I am very excited to be hosting this great event,” said County Executive Mangano. “If you have a car that you want to show off, or if you just want to enjoy the classic, fast, and unique cars, I invite you to come and spend a beautiful summer day at Eisenhower Park.”

“Cruise to the Show” sponsors include HUB Garage, Automat Customization and Restoration, and Obar Auto Parts. For more information, including registration and how to become a vendor or sponsor, please visit or call (516) 573-3488.

*Rain Date is August 22, 2010

Blood Drive

Please remember that the St. Catherine of Sienna Blood Drive is on Sunday from 8:30Am to 2:30Pm. St. Catherine's is located at 33 New Hyde Park Road, in Franklin Square. The Blood Drive is being held in the basement of The Sienna Center. follow the signs. Please help us make this drive a success and surpass last years collection of 123 pints.


Joe Camolli
Grand Knight 3rd term
Twelve Apostles Council #5001

Wednesday, August 11, 2010

Update from West Hempstead School District

Good morning,

News regarding last night’s fire at George Washington School and Mr. Hogan can be found at We will be updating the information regularly to keep you apprised of the latest developments.
On a personal note, Mr. Hogan is resting comfortably with his family. We will continue to keep you informed during his recovery while respecting his right to privacy.
We thank the community for the outpouring of support and assistance, and we appreciate your patience during the next few days.

Richard Cunningham
Deputy Superintendent
West Hempstead UFSD
(P) 516-390-3103
(F) 516-489-1776

Wednesday, August 4, 2010

Nassau County 7th Gun Buy Back Program

Nassau County Gun Buy Back Program, a program which pays donors anonymously for turning in illegal firearms, is set for this Saturday at the Tabernacle of Joy Church at 1070 Brookside Ave., in Uniondale from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m
"No personal information is required, no forms need to be signed, and no video or audio footage will be recorded," Nassau County District Attorney Kathleen Rice in a news release.
The operation, run jointly by Nassau County police and the district attorney's office, pays individuals who bring in illegal guns $200 apiece. Since introducing the program in December 2008, agencies have collected 1,609 weapons, according to the county. Saturday marks the seventh collection in the program.
The county buy back is separate from the police-run GunStoppers initiative launched in February 2008. Both programs are both funded through money seized in criminal prosecutions.
For more information on the gun buy-back effort, call 516-382-0152.