Chiefs Eye Championship

Basketball_012315BThe Massapequa Chiefs Boys basketball team are on their way to yet another playoff berth in the competitive Class AA-1 conference. This conference is one of the most advanced and competitive basketball conferences on Long Island. What’s even more fascinating is that the Chiefs have made the playoffs for 12 consecutive years. [Read more...]

Lockhart Raises $4,000 For Make-A-Wish


Lockhart School is joined by Board of Education members, central administrators and local dignitaries during its Make-A-Wish assembly.
(Photo courtesy of the Massapequa School District)

A 5-year-old boy with leukemia was granted his wish for a backyard “paradise” complete with a swing set, rock-climbing wall and water slide, thanks to Lockhart Elementary School’s fundraising campaign that raised more than $4,000 for the Make-A-Wish Foundation. [Read more...]

Intel Science Semifinalist

Senior Delaney Lenaghan of Massapequa has been named an Intel Science Talent Search Semifinalist in the 2015 competition. She is one of 300 students in the nation and the first female student from IntelSemifinalist_012315ASaint Anthony’s High School to be given such an honor.

St. Anthony’s is the only Catholic High School on Long Island to have a student in the competition this year.

Under the guidance of Mr. Paul Paino, Science Research Director, Lenaghan’s chose to conduct her research in the field of biochemistry. Her topic for the competition was “High-Throughput Screening Identifies Fluticasone Propionate as an Inhibitor of PEDF-Induced Activation of Macrophages.”
Best of luck, to this bright star!

Drew Is Determined

When senior Andrew Rakitzis’ name is mentioned, the first thing that comes to everyone’s mind is Plainedge football. A dominant lineman and varsity all-star who helped push Plainedge to the Nassau County Championship his junior and senior season, Rakitzis ended his last football season as a Devil with the honor of going All-County. However, he is not ready to retire his days as a Plainedge athlete just yet. This winter Rakitzis will take his strength back to the mats to pursue his sixth year of wrestling. [Read more...]

Jan. 15 School Board Meeting


Superintendent Lucille Iconis has had mixed reviews in the decision to bring on former Superintendent Charles Sulc.

In an effort to create a safer environment for students, the Massapequa Board of Education unanimously decided to close the Unqua-Berner bike path at a school board meeting on Jan. 15. The board also decided to disassemble the bridge that runs behind residential areas and connects the Unqua and Berner Schools. [Read more...]

Unqua/Berner Path To Close


The bridge that is being torn down on the Berner side.

Citing safety concerns and the welfare of their students, the Massapequa School District announced that they will be permanently closing a small tract of land that they own that separates two of its schools as of early January 2015. [Read more...]

Director Of Local PreSchool Remembered

Stephanie Genova of Massapequa Park lost her battle with uterine cancer on Monday evening, Jan. 5 at New York Presbyterian Hospital. She was 52 years old.RIPGenova_011615A [Read more...]

Registration for 2015 Pre-Schools

Town of Oyster Bay residents who are looking for a pre-school program for their children are invited to register their child at Marjorie R. Post Community Park. Registration for the Massapequa Pre-Schools is available now through January 15, 2015, town Councilwoman Rebecca M. Alesia announced. [Read more...]

Repeal Of School Speed Cameras

Massapequa residents who opposed school zone speed cameras are doing victory laps after Nassau County legislators voted unanimously on Dec. 15 to put the brakes on the controversial program.SpeedStop_122614A

A flawed program from the beginning, the speed zone cameras were voted for by representatives from both parties from the state and the county. Essentially presented as a school safety issue, residents were supposed to be warned of proper signage and flashing beacon lights, as well as prior warnings that the program was being initiated.   [Read more...]

Scooping Up Sportsmanship Awards


Massapequa’s girls varsity volleyball team and Coach CarolAnn Habeeb-Kiel (right), display their awards.

It was a great night of sportsmanship and recognition for Massapequa High School’s girls’ varsity volleyball team. Under the leadership of Coach CarolAnn Habeeb-Kiel, the team scooped up three separate sportsmanship awards from Conference I, Nassau County and New York State officials at the recent Nassau County Girls’ Volleyball Coaches Association Dinner. [Read more...]