Donna Lifman, a special-education teacher who taught in District 24 for more than a decade, died on April 21 after battling cancer for several years. She was 55.
The Hempstead Town Industrial Development Agency will decide on Thursday whether to revoke Green Acres Mall tax breaks that took effect in October, according to a meeting agenda on its website.
Friends and family of Henry Andresen, a Valley Stream resident who died in Blessed Sacrament Church two years ago, held a fundraiser at Eisenhower Park on April 8 to raise money to fund and distribute automated external defibrillators to local churches that don’t have them.
Garbage is strewn across the lawn, plywood is leaning against the walls and windows are broken at 1 Wallace Court, behind Rosa’s Pizza at the corner of Wallace Court and Payan Avenue in Valley Stream.
The Central High School District adopted a $113.4 million budget on April 4 for next year — a 1.37 percent increase in the tax levy over the current year, which translates to an average increase per household of $53 in District 13, $24 in District 24 and $42 in District 30.
Four Cadette Girl Scouts from Troop 2033 were tasked with solving a concern within their community to earn their Silver Award. Taking into account Valley Stream’s diversity, these Girl Scouts decided to research and present Valley Stream’s different religions’ practices to their peers on April 3 to foster understanding amongst people of different faiths.
History hidden in plain sight
“Back in the day there was Studnick Auto Parts,” wrote Car Geek on the online car forum jalopyjournal.com. “They had wood floors and the owners lived upstairs above the shop. If you needed something after they closed, you would ring their bell and they would come down and sell you the part.” This is how many of us remember this popular store. But, before there was Studnick’s — there was Roeckel’s General Store.
Bob Fumagalli, 69, was appointed to the role of village clerk on April 11, at the village’s annual reorganization meeting. Fumagalli previously served as deputy village clerk — and his appointment fills a vacancy left by Bob Barra, who retired in January. Fumagalli has been married for 45 years, and has two children and five grandchildren. He has spent 32 years in the business world as a retail executive prior to being hired by the village in 2000. On his decision to pursue a different direction, he said, “Why not use my experience to help the village where my wife grew up and we lived?” The Herald recently discussed with Fumagalli what it’s like working for the village.
Little Flower Children and Family Services of New York held a grand opening for its new alternative residence for special-needs adults on Essex Place in Valley Stream on April 12.
About 100 people stood at the beginning of the Central High School District’s regular board meeting on Feb. 14 to recite the Pledge of Allegiance.
The week ahead
Author fair at the library The Henry Waldinger Memorial Library will be hosting a Valley Stream Author Fair on April 30 from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. Visitors can meet various Valley Stream and other Long …