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Zach T May 18, 2013 at 09:56 am
Who in god's name would go to a supermarket when we have Peapod?? Supermarket's are out in theRead More dangerous real world, it's so much easier to just have someone deliver my groceries to my nice cozy south merrick home, and have my live-in maid put them away for me
Nancy C May 19, 2013 at 07:39 am
Our children are taught about stranger danger. The child did the right thing. Not all contactsRead More will involve kidnapping, but molestation is a lot more common. And years ago when I was growing up, no one warned us. If you have to be so politically correct so as not to give a description of someone, then our children & society will be in real danger.
Helene June 3, 2013 at 09:38 am
It is not about being politically correct or not, it's about parenting. I still see children walkingRead More all by themselves to school early morning and afternoon. Why can't we teach our children to walk with someone? and then, we go ahead and complain about them being approached. HAVE YOUR CHILD WALK WITH A FRIEND, PERIOD. Additionally teach your children (teen) to look both sides before crossing, mostly if they are going to text and cross!
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Valerie Rose Giannotti April 22, 2013 at 02:33 pm
A friend's daughter a month ago experienced the same interaction in Bellmore. Who ever this personRead More is, is targeting children in this age group and is familiar with the area. Please be careful.
Rob Tannenbaum April 23, 2013 at 08:03 am
Time to install video cameras everywhere?
Ralph Maffetone April 29, 2013 at 08:35 am
A male???? Really? That narrows it down to a couple of billion people. Don't you think you shouldRead More give a real description.
Clare Hennessy-Fine March 14, 2013 at 09:09 am
$200,000 to just EXPLORE security enhancement? I didn't realize that the school board had that muchRead More money to spare. The sad reality is that if some nut job wants to kill 20 children, they are going to do it. You can spend all the money you want on security at our elementary schools (I guess middle schools and high schools are on their own) and it won't matter. What happens when the children are on the play ground? What happened in Connecticut was a horrific thing. My heart hurts for those families but, we shouldn't let our emotions replace our common sense.
FedUpRealist March 13, 2013 at 02:28 pm
Whew, just in time. We must be vigilant because the rotten republicans forced Santaprompter intoRead More sequestor of which he said will result in thousands of criminals being released.
Zach T March 28, 2013 at 01:46 pm
Hey Claudia- I know its the holiday this week, but maybe we should look into COMMENDING our localRead More police force, who bust their butts every single day, even with the pay freeze, instead of knocking on them and making it sound like their fault. The problem lies with the guy you supported- Mangano. Complain to him, rather than those sworn to protect us.
Patrice Moore. Credit: NCPD
emoderno March 10, 2013 at 06:07 pm
Please let us know if she is found. I lost track of Patty after I moved out of NY. If any of herRead More siblings see this post, please know my prayers are going up for her safe return.
Jaime Sumersille March 11, 2013 at 11:58 am
Will do, Ed. Jaime Sumersille, Regional Editor Nassau County
John Dunn February 28, 2013 at 08:37 am
To be a little more general, NEVER provide any personal information to anyone you don't know whoRead More telephones you. That means you must conceal your date of birth, your marital status, family members info (children or elderly relatives), whether you own or rent your home, anything medical and so forth. There is merit to the old canard "I"m not paranoid. Everyone really is out to get me."
Robert Stoops April 3, 2013 at 11:29 am
The callers asking for pre-paid cards as the mode of payment for utility bills is already a redRead More flag. If you guys get such a call, take note of the phone number and report it to http://www.callercenter.com and raise a warning.
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Glenn Zukoff February 11, 2013 at 11:50 am
Nobody can argue against keeping our children safe, the security that had been proposed clearlyRead More would not.
Victor Zeda February 11, 2013 at 12:01 pm
This is getting way out.of hand. Why not adopt the training and licensing other states are doing.Read More Having teachers, principles, and assistant princples go through a training program where they are allowed to conceal care a pistol in school. There is no one more i would trust my kids safety with then there own teacher at school.
Zach T February 13, 2013 at 12:11 am
Absolute BS that the same people on the school board refuse to do anything productive on behalf ofRead More our kids. Palma, Piskin, etc are all USELESS. GET THEM OFF!
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FedUpRealist February 6, 2013 at 04:33 pm
Good for you, Al...Too many people look for excuses for the human's poor decision making...I do feelRead More bad for the residents but a guardrail will ony send these a-holes bouncing back into traffic where innocent drivers WILL GET HURT - maybe killed....I'd rather the a-hole driver get ripped to shreds rather than anyone of my loved ones who happen to be in the wrong place at the wrong time if, rather WHEN an out-of-control car driven by useless human excrement caroms of the guard rail and back into innocent traffic...I say plant more trees -preferably oaks...
FedUpRealist February 6, 2013 at 04:36 pm
Good for you, Al...Too many people look for excuses for the human's poor decision making...I do feelRead More bad for the residents (who moved in AFTER the parkway was built) but a guardrail will only send these a-holes bouncing back into traffic where innocent drivers WILL GET HURT - maybe killed....I'd rather the a-hole driver get ripped to shreds in the trees rather than hurting anyone of my loved ones who happen to be in the wrong place at the wrong time if, rather WHEN, an out-of-control car driven by useless human excrement caroms of the guard rail and back into innocent traffic...I say plant more trees -preferably oaks...
Al February 7, 2013 at 10:13 am
Oaks are good. This way if some jerkweed driver takes one out the state can not only bill hisRead More insurance company to replace it but they'll get some extra dough on the sale of firewood.
Merrick Superintendent Dominick Palma, Ph.D.
Merrick7 January 27, 2013 at 02:57 pm
wonderfully done. exactly what people need to here while not giving a position. not sarcasm iRead More appreciate the professionalism he shows over other district leaders
Zach T January 28, 2013 at 09:10 am
We want our old superintendant back. This guy has been nothing but a joke since the day he started,Read More and is a danger to not only our children, but our community with his decisions. Time for a new one
Linda Gottlieb January 3, 2013 at 07:19 am
As a lifetime resident of Merrick and a parent of two school age children, i am of course concernedRead More about the security measures you are considering for our schools. Culturally I feel certain I am connected to a large percentage of the Merrick population which has strong objections to firearms, armed guards and professional security presence in the schools. As. A former SEPTA president and PTA Founders member, I am in alignment with the official National PTA response to the recent horrific tragedy when I say: National PTA’s “Components of an Effective School” recognizes the importance of a safe learning environment and describes an effective school’s climate as one with settings that are “safe and encourage the highest level of student learning and achievement.” In order to achieve an effective climate, schools must “have a gun-free environment.” Additionally, I will add that I am not alone when I express my absolute refusal to allow my children to attend a school where there are any firearms allowed on school property, sanctioned by a committee, school board, law enforcement or security system, professional or volunteer. Linda Gottlieb
mrsjacobs2 January 3, 2013 at 08:58 pm
I only moved to Merrick a few years ago knowing what my children were going to one of the bestRead More school districts on Long Island. 4 years pass and my little girl who means the world to me is now in Kindergarten. My son will be taking the school bus with my daughter in 1 year. I will have 2 of my precious children in Elementary school. I am the type of mom who worries if their fingers get cut. You can only imagine the level of fear I have for my children's safety at this time in the world we live in. We need to change the security system because this tragedy that took place may repeat itself and we need to be prepared. I am asking for security guards in my children's school. A deterrent is better than none. My kids and my neighbors kids and my friends kids can rest at night knowing that we have changed the protocols to better serve our community and our little ones who live in it. This is not going to go away, please please let's make a change !!!
Bobbie P December 20, 2012 at 10:53 pm
that they will agree that assault guns, that can shoot 30+ bullets with an easy trigger pull, areRead More not needed for hunting. Deer do not wear bullet proof vests, hunters do not need armor piercing bullets. I don't want a pistol or hunting rifle in my house, but the constitution says You can. you don't need all that extra firepower. That they will not fight the background checks. I don't think they will, but we need to stop it from being so easy to buy guns at swap meets, etc.
FedUpRealist December 19, 2012 at 02:00 pm
Hire professional ARMED security guards to man any and all entrances. Keep all other doors lockedRead More from the inside.
ed December 13, 2012 at 01:19 am
MANGANO SMOKE AND MIRRORS...pay more in taxes get 50% less in police services!
Lorenzo Gabudra December 13, 2012 at 02:09 pm
They can cut another 100 desk jobs. We are not allowed to have an opinion when it comes to aRead More critique of police ---a sacrosanct entity. They are grossly over paid. Then they retire with golden parachutes. Moreover, they always want to be lauded and extolled for doing their job. This is a big reason why municipalities are in fiscial trouble. I mean lets face it, how hard is it to be a cop in Nassau County? Yes there are some places that are problematic and riskier than say Massapequa (i.e.,Roosevelt). I mean look at the Police Blotter: Shoplifting at the mall...a pocketbook stolen out of a car..a stolen car..pulling over a drunk driver is at the apex of "risk" .Then just look at any Firehouse. They park there and hang-out. There is no police presence in our neighborhoods. While houses are being burglarized these guys are hanging out at the local firehouse. You may not like what I'm saying, but you can't prove me wrong. Yes they face an inherent danger moreso than the usual job, but this is what they chose. It doesnt mean their compensation is above reproach. In New York City, they are undercompensated considering the risk is much much greater there. I am not anti-police. Hower, why do Nassau (and Suffolk) cops make so much than New York City cops?Public Servants? Whose serving who?
haywood December 13, 2012 at 02:55 pm
Lorenzo.....Nassau isn't the NYPD. In Nassau and Suffolk the police relieve, take their meailRead More breaks, and are welcomed and allowed at the firehouse. When a police unit is left unfilled for the day the car is left at the firehouse. Maybe you should spend less time watching cops at the firehouse and more time studying to pass the police exam.
z October 25, 2012 at 04:03 pm
Pezzullo should spend more time being a fiscally responsible library trustee. His nickname should beRead More "Tax and don't spend Pezzullo
Lynda October 25, 2012 at 05:30 pm
Chris Ward...I couldn't agree more. I avoid that intersection at all costs.
Al October 26, 2012 at 09:42 am
There's no place to widen the street and the crossing guard at Camp Ave. does a great job gettingRead More the kids across safely. The only time I've waited more than one light is when there's a bunch of people crossing at the same time and she has to hold up traffic. What would help make this problem go away is if these mommies and daddies would put down their cell phones and stop their texting as they cross and if they'd wait to get their coffees that they're afraid they're going to spill until after they dropped off the rug rats so that they could walk just a little faster.
The two men caught on camera doing damage at Chatterton School in Merrick. (Credit: Merrick UFSD)
KFC October 23, 2012 at 11:30 am
I've seen a guy matching the pony tailed guy around the Stop and Shop and in CVS numerous times.Read More Perhaps works at Stop and Shop? Same facial hair, same pony tail.... Not saying it is same guy but there is a resemblance.
Merrick825 October 28, 2012 at 05:17 pm
Saw the guy with the pony tail walking on Smith Street, walking towards Merrick Ave. He had aRead More yellow Stop & Shop over his shoulder. He must work there.
Michael Ganci October 28, 2012 at 05:18 pm
Thanks for sharing! Will pass the word along. MG
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