FJ Reitz High School Big Blue Boosters continues its leadership of the school’s historic 100th anniversary commemoration. This winter two events are planned.On Tuesday, February 15, at Willard Library Conference Room, from 6 until 7:45 pm, Boosters are hosting a panel discussion on integration at FJ Reitz. The period covered will be the 1950s through the mid 1980s with personal reflection. Moderator will be retired educator Patricia Wisdom. Audience comment time is allowed. The event is free, but hosts request registration through Facebook.Events. https://www.facebook.com/events/2226701147594713/On Saturday, March 16, in FJ Reitz Big Blue Boosters will host a 100th anniversary Re-dedication Brunch in the school cafeteria. Doors open at 10 am. Brunch is served at 10:30, priced at $12. History tours of the school will be offered and an exhibit of memorabilia. Retired teachers are especially sought and encouraged to attend. The event is ADA accessible. Tickets can be obtained by calling Ann Ennis at 812 483-5671.Big Blue Boosters is a 35-year-old non-profit supporting extracurricular activities at FJ Reitz High School. In the last 10 years alone the group has raised and donated more than a quarter million dollars for student programs and teams. Since 2015, Big Blue has assumed a mantle of leadership for the school’s 2018-2019 100th anniversary events and fund campaign. For information on the Century Campaign and Big Blue Boosters, see www.fjreitzbigblueboosters.orgFacebookTwitterCopy LinkEmail
Sign up for our COVID-19 newsletter to stay up-to-date on the latest coronavirus news throughout New York This recently remodeled, potential mother/daughter Colonial conveniently located within walking distance of nearby shops and restaurants is a must-see property listed for sale at 82 Sherman Ave. in Bethpage.Built in 1938, this four-bedroom home has two bathrooms, two half bathrooms and two eat-in kitchens. Upgrades were made within the past two years to the fully finished basement, kitchens and bedrooms and the roof was replaced four years ago.The house comes equipped with two living rooms, central air conditioning, a patio and fenced-in backyard.The property is located eight blocks from downtown Bethpage, several local parks and the Bethpage Long Island Rail Road station. It’s less than a mile from the Seaford-Oyster Bay Expressway. And it’s within the award-winning Bethpage School District.The asking price is $639,000, not including the annual property taxes of $10,786.The real estate agent listed for the property is Donna Lee Hickey of Century 21 Catapano Homes. She can be reached at 516-938-0021.
The Mayor and City Council (M&CC) has embarked on a new project to rehabilitate Bourda Street, which has been in an execrable state for quite some time. As such, while some vendors believe that this is a good initiative, the views of others differ.Some of the works being undertaken at Bourda StreetThe works are being done in collaboration with the Public Infrastructure Ministry.A vendor, who requested to be anonymous, revealed that due to the works being done, there has been a significant reduction of customers in that particular area as they cannot access the street. In the past days, business has been ‘slow’ and sometimes, the produce is not being sold so she incurs a loss. She believes that they should’ve been advised not to sell in the area until the rehabilitation of the street is completed.Meanwhile, a number of other merchandisers expressed their satisfaction with the new asphalt street and stalls; and have given their full cooperation until this project is completed.This, they said, will be an improvement and the market will see more customers and sales in the future, as the appearance of the area will be much better than it was before. They also think that the infestation of rodents will also be eradicated.“Excellent. I believe they’re doing an excellent job and they need to continue what they’re doing. There will be new stalls and they will be doing it in concrete so we won’t be having rats and these things no more,” Alfred Mack related.For now, the entrances to the stalls have been moved to the western pavement and vendors were asked not to use their current stalls after these works are completed.Vendors were told by M&CC Town Clerk Royston King, that new stalls will be constructed as per the M&CC’s specifications, as it relates to the dimension of each stall.As a result, taxes will also be increased on the upgraded stalls, to improve the services and facilities such as water, lightS and security being offered.