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Tax Cap Widens Education Disparity


emhs_fall_2011_001Education advocates and financial experts agree that the state-imposed 2% property tax cap will steadily widen the already yawning gap between low-and high-wealth school districts.

Before we continue, let's clarify one thing. Contrary to what your state legislators, the Governor and the news media have been trumpeting, the 2% tax cap doesn't necessarily mean that your school budget will go up a tidy 2%.

The new state law mandates that school districts can only increase the property tax levy to cover expenses by 2% or by the rate of inflation -- whichever is lowest. But that's not the end of it; there are several exemptions, such as debt-service financing.

Last Updated ( Friday, 09 September 2011 07:08 )

Tia Sophia dies at 111


Tia SophiaTia Sophia died yesterday at the age of 111. Some Elmont residents know Tia Sophia through the eyes and heart of her niece, Francina Roman.  It was just last Friday when Francina, with admiration spoke to me about her aunt.  Francina was emotional as she described Tia Sophia's role in her life “she ... she is my aunt ... we are planning her 112 birthday celebration next month,” and as if she knew something she continued “I hope she is still with us.”

There was a blending of love and celebration and pride and sadness in Francina’s eyes as she continued “My aunt", she said "is a proud lady and smart too." Francina recalls that Tia Sophia passed her citizenship exam during the Clinton presidency, well after her 90th birthday.  After listening to Francina you cannot miss the fact that Tia Sophia was a central figure in her life and someone who loved life and loved her niece.

Tia Sophia was born in the island nation of The Dominican Republic and was the longest living Dominican until yesterday.  Tia Sophia passed peacefully with Francina by her side.  The Elmont Online Community extends condolences to the Roman family.

Last Updated ( Wednesday, 27 July 2011 18:41 )

Continuous Chest Compression CPR


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"Every three days, more Americans die from sudden cardiac arrest than the number who died in the 9-11 attacks. You can lessen this recurring loss by learning Continuous Chest Compression CPR, a hands-only CPR method that doubles a person’s chance of surviving cardiac arrest. It’s easy and does not require mouth-to-mouth contact, making it more likely bystanders will try to help, and it was developed at the University of Arizona College of Medicine."

Continuous Chest Compression CPR information was prompted by Councilwoman Dorothy L. Goosby Facebook post.


New York Knicks are Special Guests of 3-on-3 Tourney!


Special Game Between Henry Viscardi Cougars Wheelchair Basketball Team and Elmont Memorial Spartan Boys Varsity Basketball Team!

3-0n-3State Senator Jack Martins and the 3-on-3 Basketball Tournament Committee announced today that the Saturday, July 16th 3-on-3 Basketball tournament being held at the Dutch Broadway School will feature the New York Knicks Groove Mobile and a special guest appearance from the Knick organization! In addition, Martins and the committee have announced a special basketball game between the Henry Viscardi School Wheelchair Basketball Team and the Nassau County Championship Elmont Boys Varsity Basketball team will be played.

The tournament, in its 7th year, is being played at Dutch Broadway School, 1880 Dutch Broadway, Elmont, at the Assemblyman Tom Alfano basketball courts. Tip-off is at 10:30am. The tournament is held in memory of former NYC firefighter and Elmont community activist David Dangerfield who passed away suddenly two years ago.
Last Updated ( Sunday, 26 June 2011 06:48 )

Elmont Memorial High School Student Wins Hofstra University Spanish Poetry Contest

Elmont Memorial High School Advanced Placement Spanish student Mariolbis Rosa won Second Place at the Hofstra University Spanish Poetry Contest on April 1.  High school students from all of Long Island are invited to participate in the contest.  The purpose of the contest is to give students the opportunity to demonstrate their achievements in Spanish and to participate in an extra-curricular activity of broad cultural impact.
Last Updated ( Tuesday, 03 May 2011 14:43 )

Footloose: The Musical - A Smash Success at Elmont Memorial High School


On March 4th and 5th, Elmont Memorial High School presented Footloose: The Musical.  Both performances were to crowds of over 400 audience members.  A special free performance was given on March 2nd for the local senior citizens.   The show featured a showcase of multi-talented young male and female performers from the 9th through 12th grades.  The musical was directed by music teacher Nickolette Kacharaba, produced by music teacher Christine Johnson and choreographed by special education teacher Rachel Unterricht.   The performance captured the magic of a Broadway play.

Last Updated ( Friday, 25 March 2011 10:27 )

Parkhurst and Tudor Manor Civics Joint Annual Meeting


MINUTES:  The joint annual meeting of Parkhurst and Tudor Manor Civics was held at the Elmont Public Library on February 22.  Our guests for the evening were Town of Hempstead Code Enforcement Department.  One of the services in Elmont that is sorely lacking is code enforcement.  So having officers from the Department of Sanitation was of vitally important.

Last Updated ( Tuesday, 08 March 2011 06:39 )
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If you know SOMETHING, please
DO something! He or She may never save themselves!

The National Domenstic Violence Hotline warns, "Computer use can be monitored and is impossible to completely clear. If you are afraid your internet usage might be monitored, call the National Domestic Violence Hotline at 1−800−799−7233 or TTY 1−800−787−3224".

Domestic Violence is NOT a private matter, It's a crime against the SOCIETY!


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Today, we are talking to people about sustainable economic development, because we think it's important to show support for key issues that affect our community - like places in the Elmont for young professionals to live, shop and be entertained; like keeping families closer together and rebuilding the economic and social pillars of the community.


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