Learn Traditional Boating Skills

Much of Massapequa enjoys the many benefits of shore access. The community has its share of shipwrights and potential shipwrights. And for anyone interested in learning these traditional skills, there is a great place to do it, just about 17 miles away on the Oyster Bay waterfront.

Building J at Oyster Bay’s Western Waterfront is again up and running as the Ida May Project builds the 40-passenger oyster boat that will be operated by the WaterFront Center. The Ida May Project of the Christeen Oyster Sloop Preservation Corp. is a not-for-profit 501(c)3 organization whose mission is to preserve Oyster Bay maritime heritage by involving the community in traditional boat building.IdaMay_082914C

Bill Shephard, Herb Scheirhorst, President Clint Smith and Project Manager Hank Tiska were there on a recent Thursday. Smith had left at around 2 p.m. to get a part they needed to fix the tractor they use to move the logs they cut to size in their saw mill. Fixing their equipment and cutting logs are some of the many projects encompassed by the work.

The men are there on West End Avenue, Tuesdays and Thursdays, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., working on the boat. They encourage curious visitors as much as they welcome workers and donors. [Read more...]

Man Arrested In Copper Theft

A Franklin Square man was arrested on Monday in connection with the theft of close to $35,000 in copper wiring in Massapequa between July 19 and Aug. 14.

According to police, Andrew Walsh, 27, while employed as an electrician for an electrical company in Massapequa, removed copper wires and fuses from his unnamed place of employment.

Walsh is being charged with two counts of third-degree burglary and one count of third-degree grand larceny.

Massapequans Wed In Style

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County Fights Beetle Menace

It’s a cute little ‘bug.’ What it represents, however, is anything but cute.

An unusual-looking Volkswagen is toodling around Long Island this month. Painted to resemble the Asian longhorned beetle (ALB), the VW Beetle is part of efforts by the US Department of Agriculture to eliminate the pest, which can destroy 70 percent of an area’s tree canopy, according to the agency. Initially, officials held hope for complete eradication from about 23 square miles of LI designated as infested or at risk by 2016. Instead, this “landcape-altering pest” is spreading. [Read more...]

Massapequa LIRR Project Begins

massaMTA Long Island Rail Road’s $40-million improvement project at Massapequa Station entered its next phase on August 25 with work shifting to the station’s east end.

Meanwhile, customers will be able to use the newly constructed west end platform and waiting room and glimpse artwork of artist Peter Drake, a native Long Islander, for the first time.  In addition, a new station elevator is scheduled to go into service shortly after Labor Day. [Read more...]

Massapequa Man VP At LIJ

lijThe North Shore-LIJ Health System has announced the appointment of Massapequa Park resident Joseph Moscola, MBA, PA, as senior vice president and chief human resources officer.  He succeeds Joseph Cabral, who is leaving in September to join the Cleveland Clinic. [Read more...]

Speed Camera Amnesty

speed-cameraAccording to a tweet sent out today by Nassau County Executive Ed Mangano, all speed camera violations this summer will receive amnesty. More details to follow.




Godzilla Rises In Massapequa

Classic rock and Long Island legends Blue Oyster Cult descended upon Burns Park in Massapequa recently and summoned the awesome power of their hit song “Godzilla.” Apparently when that meteor hit the Earth and wiped out the dinosaurs millions of years ago, Godzilla survived. Blue Oyster Cult took it upon themselves to honor the great beast with this rollicking classic from 1977.

Car Show Hits Massapequa

 The Town of Oyster Bay’s Classic Car Cruise Nights, an ever-popular attraction open to the public, takes place every Friday evening from 7 to 10 p.m. in the expansive parking lot of Massapequa’s Long Island Rail Road station.


Steve Jones shows off his 1955 Bel Air Hardtop.
(Photos by Chris Boyle)

There, people from near and far gather to show off their tricked-out wheels, or simply stroll about the lot and take in the sights and sounds of automotive history right before their very eyes. [Read more...]

Attempted Robbery In Massapequa

Police are asking for the public’s help for information in connection with an attempted robbery that occurred this morning in Massapequa.

According to police, a female victim, 46-years-old, was walking her dog on the path in the Massapequa Preserve near Parkside Blvd. when she was approached from behind by three men on BMX bicycles. Police said one subject knocked the victim to the ground, causing her to drop her iPod. The subject picked up the iPod, but threw it into a bush before all three fled on bicycles to Parkside Blvd. The victim suffered a minor laceration to her elbow.

Two subjects are described as approximately 17-years-old with brown hair. The third subject is described as approximately 19-years-old with dark brown hair and a sleeve tattoo on his right arm, wearing blue jeans.

Anyone with information regarding the incident should contact Nassau County Crime Stoppers at 1-800-244-8477. All callers will remain anonymous.