* * Summer Positions * •*
Students are urged to apply now for
summer jobs in the Village. Such jobs include
recreation aide, laborer and lifeguard.
Application must be made at the office of
the Village Clerk, Village Hall, weekdays,
8:30am to 4pm. No telephone inquiries will
be accepted. Applicants will be required to
present proof of residency in the Village and
must be at least 18 years of age. Lifeguards
must have certification.- •„•- - -
The deadline for summer jobs is May 1.
If vacancies for lifeguards exist after the
deadline, applications will be accepted from
non-residents as well as residents, 17 years
or older, with the required certification.
A Call for Volunteers
The Village's Stabilization and Affirmative
Housing Task Force is once again calling
on Freeport residents to volunteer a few
hours of their time to test the real estate field
as to adherence to the law.
According to Human Relations Director
Michael Kirwan who serves as Coordinator
of the Task Force, Freeport volunteers of the
past were vital in the battle to stop the
practice of racial steering by certain real
estate brokers which threaten the integrated
status of not only Freeport but other similar
communities. Such testers have received
praise from both the State Attorney General
and the Nassau County District Attorney.
Freeporters interested in volunteering are
asked to fill out the form below which may
be returned with their electric bill payment.
They will be contacted at which time the
nature of the testing program will be
PLEASE CUT A LONG BROKEN LINES
Michael Kjn/van, Coordijnator
Stabilization Task Force ". .
46 North Ocean Avenue
Freeport, New York 11520
Please contact me regarding the possibility
of my volunteering for testing program of
the real estate field.
Phone (Day) .(Evening)
Residents are reminded that all Village
government offices will close at noon on
Good Friday, April 1. The date is also the
first night of Passover.
Refuse collection will not be affected. The
Freeport Recreation Center will close at 5pm
on Friday, reopen on Saturday, and be closed
on Easter Sunday.
To Traffic. Cones
Village workers, as well as workers for
other government agencies and utilities,
have complained about the numbers of
motorists, particularly those driving delivery
trucks, who ignore traffic cones set in the
roadways around work sites.
Such cones are placed as signals to
motorists that they may not enter into the
work area. Motorists who ignore the cones
endanger workers who must often work with
their backs to oncoming traffic and may also
work with equipment that prevents them
from hearing horns, etc.
If the motorist cannot approach his or her
destination by any other route than the
blocked street, the proper procedure is to
leave the vehicle and approach the workers
who will remove and replace the cones.
Business owners are asked to convey this
message to their delivery drivers.
Mayor Dorothy Storm has called an
INFORMATION MEETING ON RECYCLING
for the public on Wednesday, April 13, at
..Village.Hall beginning at 8 p.m. . « ...
Present at the meeting will be Superintend-ent
of Public Works David Lovejoy and
members of the Sewer and Sanitation
Commission and of the Commission for the
Conservation of the Environment.
The purpose of the session will be to
explain the mandates and guidelines behind
the Village's move to recycling in the near
future. The recycling methods to be used
will be explained and demonstrated. The
public will be invited to ask questions and
Freeport Memorial Library
Village of Freeport
46 North Ocean Avenue
Telephone: FReeport 8-4000
Dorothy Storm, Mayor
Meet with Mayor:
8:30 a.m. - 4:00 p.m., every Friday
Public Meetings: 8:00 p.m.,
1st and 3rd Mondays of the Month
- March 1988 -
MESSAGE FROM THE MA YOR
Shown on kitchen duty to assist the victims of the fire at 52 Russell Place (see below) are, from left,
Our Holy Redeemer parishioners and Salvation Army volunteers Constance Vargas and John Murray,
Mayor Dorothy Storm, Red Cross official Drew Alexander, Police Officer Mark Wittich, Msgr. Saverio
Mattel, and Fire Chiefs Julius Ellison, Raymond Maguire and Richard Holdener.
Freeport, through its individuals and institutions, once again proved we all come together rapidly
and without question in the face of an emergency.
This time it was the February 17 fire at the 60-unit apartment house at 52 Russell Place. Under
the command of First Assistant Chief Richard Holdener, our volunteer firefighters did a magnificent
job in getting, what proved to be a very difficult fire, swiftly under control. They were assisted by
the Baldwin and Oceanside units, as well as by Point Lookout/Lido which was on standby. I salute
them all as well as members of the Police Department who controlled the area and played an important
part in communicating with the building's largely Spanish-speaking population. — - . .
Faced with a large number of tenants without immediate shelter, the Red Cross came to me, both
as the Mayor and a member of the Board of Directors of the Nassau Chapter. Eliminating Village
facilities because of kitchen requirements, I thought of the school of Our Holy Redeemer Church
which was closed for the week. My plea for assistance to Msgr. Saverio Mattel and Father Ralph
Sommers, in the midst of their heavy Ash Wednesday schedule, was met with "that's what we're
here for." I then arranged for the Recreation van to be used for transportation if necessary. Swiftly
the tenants were settled at the- school"s-Sumner Hall being assisted by not only ••the-" Red Cross, but
also by volunteers of the Parish Outreach, the Freeport Salvation Army Corps, the Society of St.
Vincent de Paul and two vacationing Atkinson School teachers bearing clothes and concern for their
students who live in the building.
Throughout the day and evening, contributions of food and clothing arrived while volunteers set
up tables and cots, served food, took names, made phone calls and talked with the victims. The
Fire Chiefs and myself visited to make sure everyone was settled. I found most touching the gifts
of favorite toys from children to their homeless peers.
So, Freeporters, we did it again. We are the community we are because, despite our often wide
cultural differences, we care/ fo r each other. - —D_ oroth, y S„t orm '
Trustees: Vincent DiCostanzo, Ralph Smith, Victor Cohen, Anna J. Cacciatore
Village Clerk: Thomas DeVincenzo; Counsel: William Glacken; Treasurer: Michael Haran <|
New Village Justice,
Associate Justice Appointed
Mayor Dorothy Storm administers the oath of office of new Village Justice Michael Solomon (center)
and new Associate Justice Benedict Ciaravino.
Mayor Dorothy Storm has Michael
Solomon as Village Justice on to fill the
vacancy created by Judge Ralph Franco who
resigned to accept a Judgeship to the
Second District Court, Town of Hempstead.
Judge Solomon has served as Associate
Village Justice since 1982, sitting in Village
Court in Judge Franco's absence. Mayor
Storm also appointed Benedict Ciaravino to
replace Solomon as Associate Justice.
Judge Solomon will hold the seat for the
balance of the current official year which
ends April 4. It is expected he will be
reappointed on that date to the end of-the-next
official year. The seat will be up for
election in March, 1989. While the Village
Justice is an elective four-year office, the
Associate is appointed annually by the
Judge Solomon has been a Freeport
resident since 1961 and maintains a private
law firm at 30 South Ocean Avenue. He
received his BA at Adelphi University and
his LLB and JD at Brooklyn Law School
where he served as President of the Student
Bar Association in his senior year. He is also
a graduate of the Columbia Society of Real
Estate Appraisers. Judge Solomon was
admitted to the Supreme Court, Appellate
Division, Second Department, in 1964.
The new Judge served as Deputy Village
Attorney from 1966 to 1978, and as Village
Attorney from 1978 to 1982 when he was
appointed Associate. He is a member of the .
New York and Nassau County Bar Associ-ations,
the Nassau County Lawyers Asso-ciation,
Jewish Lawyers of Nassau County,
Nassau County Magistrates Association, the
Freeport Exchange Club and Union Reform
Temple. A veteran of the US Army, Judge
Solomon is married and the father of a son,
Lee, 19, and a daughter, Barbara, 16.
Judge Ciaravino was born in Baldwin and
moved to Freeport at the age of 15. He
attended schools in both communities and
did undergraduate work at both Cornell and
Hofstra Universities receiving -<a-i"BA--from^v
Hofstra in 1948. He received his law degree
from Brooklyn Law School in 1951. His law
firm, Ciaravino, Jackson & Tedeschi, was
founded in 1954 and is located at 336 South
Ocean Avenue. He retired in 1984 from
Nassau County where he served as Com-missioner
of Accounts and as County
Judge Ciaravino is admitted to all courts
including the federal Supreme Court. He is -..:
a member of the Nassau County Bar Asso-ciation,
Catholic Lawyers Guild and Nassau-
Suffolk Lawyers Association.
In the Village he has served as a member
of the Planning Board and has been a
member of various committees including the
Diamond Jubilee Committee and the com-mittee
for the preparation of the Village Code
of Ethics. In the community he is a past
Due to an increasing number of residential
burglaries in the northwest area of the
Village, the Freeport Police Department has
stepped up targeted patrols in the section,
primarily by plainclothes officers. Canvass-ing
and scientific investigations are also
being utilized. In addition to their own efforts,
Freeport police officials are encouraging
residents of the Village, particularly in the
northwest-at this-time, -to take basic home
security measures such as:
• Lock all doors and windows using dead
bolt locks. - _: . . . ' . . - . . .
• Turn on exterior lighting.
• Move outdoor furniture, etc. away from
Commander of the William Clinton Story
Post of the American Legion and served as
Judge Advocate for the Legion on a County
basis. He is also Past Exalted Ruler of the
Freeport Elks and is a member of the Sons
of Italy and the Knights of Columbus, and
a prior member of the Boy Scouts' Eagle
Board of Review.
Judge Ciaravino is an active member of
various societies and committees at Our Holy
Redeemer Church where he has been a
cantor for over 20 years. Serving with the
US Navy on aircraft carriers in both WWII
and the Korean War, he was also a member
of the Judge Advocate General Corps. He
served with the US Naval Reserve Unit in
Freeport forever 25 years and holds the rank •
of Commander, USNR (Ret.).
Judge Franco was first elected Village
Justice in 1977. His public service career in
the Village began in 1973 when he success-fully
ran for Trustee. He served as Deputy
Mayor for two of his four years in that office.
He will be on the November ballot for his
new post which has a six year term.
In commenting on the events, Mayor
Storm extended congratulations to Judge
Franco. "It was my pleasure to serve with
him when I first came to the Board of
Trustees and he has since proved to be a
valued asset to the Village's judicial system.
All Freeporters should be proud that we are
sending a man of Judge Franco's caliber to
the District Court. Judges Solomon and
Ciaravino are following in distinguished
footsteps. I have every confidence in them."
• Secure basement windows.
• Don't leave ladders in your yard
• Use timers for lights, radios, etc.
• If you are leaving on a trip, have someone
take care of your mail, garbage cans, etc.
• Make a list of the makes, models and
serial numbers of your cameras, VCRs,
bikes and so forth.
=.,. "40,000 Pairs of Eyes," by calling
"trie Freeport Police Department at 378-0700
if you SEE or HEAR something you feel is
You hear breaking glass; You see unfamiliar
vehicles. You see persons about a neighbor's
house who you do not believe are authorized;
You see solicitors or beggars; You see
someone in your yard.
If the time should 'occur that you have to
report a BURGLARY IN PROGRESS: "
1 . Call 378-0700, NOT 91 1 .
2. Give your name and address.
3. Be as brief as possible. Tell the officer
what is occurring.
4. Do not hang up. As officers are being
dispatched you will be asked further
questions such as the description of the"
suspect, nearest cross streets, what side
of the street you live on, the color of your
home, etc. These questions relate to the
tactical approaches used by the police
officers responding to your call.
Annual Organization Night
The Annual Organization Night of the
Freeport Board of Trustees will be held on
Monday, April 4, beginning at 8pm in Village
It is at this annual meeting that the Mayor,
with the approval of the Board of Trustees,
appoints various department heads and
chairpersons and members of the Village's
Boards, Commissions and Committees.
The public is welcome to attend.
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