NEW SCHOOL EAGILIT.IES.A.yAILAB.LE
The Church of the^TransfigurationvLong Beach Avenue at
Pine St. , will open a Day Sch~bol^"pfovriding~ n"ur"sery,""'K.'iirdergarten, and
Fir st Grade: classes, on. a .full, SixvHpur s_c>edule.;onaSepternbe,r>8, 1958.
Further ele mentary gra.des.jwilLske iaddecLin-the future.,, JT rans.po^rtetion
The Freeport Recreation' Department,- in cooperation with
the Free port Kiwanis Club, will again this year organize a Midget Foot-ball
League for all youngsters of Freeport'between'-ihe-a'rges of 10 and
•:13 years. Ybungste*rs must haver:a~w,eYght;:clasjs'i^^^ 85
and 115 Ibs.- More about this programwill appear in the next bulletin.
For further information,"'p^ea/se call-the-Rec'reati'bn-Office -
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The great amount of construction' now "going •6n;iintFrere port
is disturbing the water department'seriou'siy 'as well' asxjverworking it.
The construction work in the cehtrai part -p'f the "viria'ge involves- -water
niains, requiring installation of /ne'w- pipe; "constant usce of' hydrants,
turning on and off of gates, and 'u'ltiina'tely "putting "new rriatin's-'iht6'-'s;erv-
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The result has been a considerable discoloration of our' rior-mally
crystal clear water in various parts of .the village/" often quite
distant from the work itself; W;brking'Lin^co^o'pVratibn^ with 'Nassau
County Health Authorities, 'Chlbrinatiori'is1 being continued as -a* safety
measure to avoid, any pps'sible contamination;' •"--'•-- - " " - " „ . ! .
j .;.: i : while ' this ' coriditibii is soniy cte mpbrary^it^is" a: J particular ly
-aggravating one", * perhaps eVen mqre°s b:Yh^iijpFe se'nt'traff i'c^conditions
are as a." re suit'" of blocke d off an'd! tor n'-up* 's tfe eta^ : - ~ ' '
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We have had numerbusJ?co"rriplSm¥s ^a-bbut'-thlrbulletiri^being
received'late. This is because-- they5are on? "the8^tail-end-' of2?the meter
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reading order. We are attem^in'gtwhereVeV-p^ssibl'e'-f6%KaTvlB?thTe4da:tes
far enough in advance, so'-that a'll"rnay^have"equaPopportuiiity to "en-joy
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RICH A R ' i
WILLIAM F. GLACKEN. MAYOR
THEODORE M. LANG
ARTHUR R. MULLER
ROBERT S. MCLELLAN -^.u^^^, KFNNETH E
GEORGE T. FAIRBERG ^-^C^C^/^ KENNETH E.
PUBLISHED MONTHLY BY -THE VILLAGE OF-FREEPQRTV'"^"'^
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Mayor, William F. Glacken with an assist from Cecelia
Flaherty and Stewart Bricker prepare to launch some of
the 650 balloons released at Randall Park, at the Free-port
Recreation Department's "Out Of, This
Day" held on July 31st. ..•* .^.~~1^":~-
Federal Housing Project ready for occupancy Sept. 1st -
Blootnik Day, July 31, huge success for 700 children at Randall Park. -
Village Board approves $25, 000 Bond Issue for Completion of Park Pro-gram
and the Building of a New Park and Playground on Liberty Avenue
adjacent to Firemen's Field. -Clean-up week carried on for TwoWeeks
and 600 tons, of debris picked up! - Engineers completing plans for One
Million Dollar Sewer Plant expansion to be advertised for bidding this fall.
Board studying recommendations for enlargement and modernization of
Incinerator - Estimated Cost $350, 000. - Legal work in connectionwith
property acquistion for widening of Woodcleft Avenue commenced by
Special Counsel, John J. Randall 111. - Attorneys Victor Cohen and
Julius Mintz appointed as Special Counsels for slum clearance programw-
Happy Expressions of S. Main Street Merchants located south of Merrick
Road due to those new mercury lights extended to Smith Street. -Did you
know there will be an entrance to parking field #1 from Church Street ?-
and (Hd you know there will be a huge parking field behind the east side
of S.MainStreet with an entrance on Henry Street and a walkway through
to S. Main Street?-Roads next scheduled for repair by Highway De pt. -
Hudson. .Sportsman and S. Bayview Avenues. - Board considering wid-ening
Brook side Avenue north of R. R. to intersection of Bayview Ave.
at Lena Ave. Same street to be paved north of Seaman Ave. to Village
Line. - Parking Field recently created North of R.R. on N. Grove St.,
immensely popular with commuters, filled to capacity daily. - Freeport
Hotel scheduled for demolition any day had serious fire week end of
Aug. 2nd, causing injuries to three Fireman and one Policeman. -
Freeport Vamps scheduled to defend N. Y. State Title at Syracuse in Mid
FILLING THEM UP!
The filling ofHansePark, a seven (7) acre site formerly seven
to ten feet below road grade is near ing completion and is already being
exploited. Construction operations for industrial plants have already
commenced on S. Main Street south of Smith Street.and Adjoining the
Hanse Park Area. These plants will border on the Henry Street extension
scheduled on the completion of the E. Merrick Widening.
The administration has secured at no cost easement rights for
parking purposes from the Town of Hempstead on approximately four
acres of property located on the south side of Mill Road west of Freeport
Stadium. This sub-marginal landwhich is a swamp area is currently
being filled in with rough fill being secured from the R.R.Grade Elim-ination
program and the E. Merrick Road widening. Not only will the
area be improved esthetically but the parking facilities for Freeport's
Municipal Stadium will be greatly increased. This area is also seven
feet below road grade and it is estimated that it will require 100 thou-sand
yards of fill to complete the project.
WEST MERRICK ROAD PARK
The County of Nassau is receiving bids for the construction of
a park similar to Silver Lake Park in Baldwin on ten acres of proper-ty
adjoining the new high school side and fronting on W. Merrick Road
on August 15, 1958. This park will tie-in to the High SchoolGrounds
giving the effect of a beautiful campus and thus giving to Free port two
beautiful entrances on its westerly extremity i. e. , from Sunrise High-way
and from W. Merrick Road. A further embellishment will be a
graceful waterfall at the southern end of the reduced pond. This long
sought project is a cog of the present administrations*s program.
MAYOR GLACKEN SAYS SLUMS MUST GO!
Village issuing notices to Landlords in Violation
Determined to speed Freeport's Slum Clearance and Rehabili-tation
program as rapidly as possible. Mayor Wm.F. Glacken announc-ed
that the Village of Freeport is beginning to serve notices of viola-tions
on property owners who fail to meet the standards of building
code and rehabilitation ordinances.
"We have embarked upon a program to eliminate the slums of
the Village of Freeport, demolish unsalvagable eyesores, and enforce
the rehabilitation of substandard properties that do not come up to the
standards of our building code and rooming house ordinances, Mayor
Glacken said, "landlords who have been found in violation of the stand-ards
set by law are beginning to get notices that they must comply or
pay the penalty. "
. Relocation facilities for families of low income now occupying
substandard housing in Freeport will very shortly be available in the
new low-income Public Housing Project, GARDEN COURT APART -
MEMTS, wMcfa is approaching completion in the southeast section of the
Village, Mayor Glacken pointed out. He explained that under the terns
of the contract which the Freeport Housing Authority has with the Put
lie Homsing Administration, and the cooperation agreement which the
Authority has with the Village Government, one substandard dwelling
must be eliminated for each of the 100 new apartments in the public
housing development now under construction.
"We are thus assured, through enforcement of our local ordi-nances
and provision of decent shelter for eligible low-income families
in Garden Court Apartments, that within a short period Freeport will
witness the elimination of slums and eye sores, be ginning with the Ben-nington
Park area," Mayor Glacken declared.
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