NASSAU NEWS BRIEFS DEC 19

Nassau County Executive Edward P. Mangano honored Joseph Rondinelli of Massapequa, an off-duty Public Safety Officer from the Town of Oyster Bay and a member of the Massapequa Park Fire House Rescue 3, for his rescue of two small children from an overturned vehicle on the Southern State Parkway in November. County Executive Mangano presented Rondinelli with a citation for his heroic efforts at the Theodore Roosevelt Executive and Legislative Building in Mineola on Monday, December 19th. “Nassau residents are blessed to have such brave and dedicated public safety officers protecting them every day,” said County Executive Mangano. “Joseph’s quick response and immediate action has made the difference between life and death.”

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The Nassau County Department of Social Services, and its volunteers, will host a Holiday Party for Children in Foster Care on Tuesday, Dec 27 from noon to 3:00 p.m. at the Marriott Hotel in Uniondale, Nassau County Executive Edward P. Mangano announced today. “We are very grateful for their dedication and are fortunate to have such caring individuals giving back to our community,” said County Executive Mangano.  Every child in foster care will receive a gift from Santa.  In addition to a disc jockey, the children are invited to participate in a talent show along with many other activities sponsored by our community partners.  Nassau County Girl Scout Troops will be setting up craft tables along with dozens of volunteers from junior and senior high schools.  Children will be able to make beaded bracelets and necklaces, and have their faces painted.  New to the Holiday Party is the Create Dance Center in Massapequa who will be demonstrating and teaching dances to the youth.  NYC Photo Booth from Oceanside is also providing a photo booth with props where children can pose for photos and take home snap shots as a souvenir. For further information about volunteering at the Department of Social Services, please contact the DSS Volunteer Coordinator, Lynne Campbell at (516) 227-7415.  DSS recruits foster and adoptive parents throughout the year.  For information about becoming a foster or adoptive parent, please call the Recruitment Specialist Sandra Benitez at (516) 227-7613.

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Nassau County Executive Edward P. Mangano and Acting Police Commissioner Thomas Krumpter honored three Nassau County Police Officers and one Nassau County Police

Medic for their heroic actions which saved the life of a Merrick resident in September.

The recognition ceremony took place on Friday, Dec. 16 in Mineola – and was attended

by the aided Merrick resident, Mary Feeney, and her family, who thanked the officers

and medic for saving her life. On Sept 16, Mary Feeney suffered a heart attack while in

her Merrick home.  Police were called to the scene and when they arrived Mary was

turning blue and had no pulse.  The three officers (Sean Keeffe, Nicole Mauro and Michael

LaSala) and Police Medic Joseph Miner jumped into action utilizing an AED and performing

chest compressions to save Ms. Feeney’s life. County Executive Mangano

said “Nassau County is blessed to have such a professional, hardworking and dedicated

Police Department.  These officers and police medic are truly deserving of the recognition

being bestowed upon them today for helping save one of our residents from a tragic ending.  Working collaboratively, they truly made a difference. Their quick response

and immediate action has made the difference between life and death.”

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The Nassau County Police Department’s Homicide Squad, and the department’s

Crime Stoppers unit, are seeking the public’s help in identifying the subject(s)

in connection with a homicide that occurred near Hofstra University in Uniondale

on Dec. 13 – Nassau County Executive Ed Mangano announced this week. Calls to

the police department’s toll-free tip-line (1-800-244-TIPS) remain anonymous and a reward

of up to $5,000 is being offered. The 16-year-old victim was shot that Tuesday

at about 11:30p.m., by unknown person(s) at the dead end of Fenimore Avenue

in Uniondale – and died 3 days later. Crime Stoppers is asking anyone who can

identify the subject(s), or has any information about this crime to call either the

tip-line, or the Nassau County Homicide Squad at 516-573-7788.

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