Introduction to Franklin Square
The town now known as Franklin Square emerged around a hotel built by Louis Schroeher in 1852. As a result of this investment in the previous grazing area known as the Hempstead Plains, came an influx of German settlers and travelers on the Hempstead-Jamaica Turnpike. The hotel became a center of society and even held elections in 1881. Franklin Square was cultivated by these settlers as farm land until the real estate boom made it one of the fastest growing towns in the 1940s. The origin of Franklin Square’s name is a present mystery to historians.
For more information on the history of Franklin Square, contact the Franklin Square Historical Society:
Museum at John St. School, Nassau Blvd.
PO Box 45
Franklin Square, NY 11010
Senate Passes Legislation To Reinstate STAR Rebate Checks
S.7447 would restore the STAR property tax rebate check program. The bill would provide $202 million in property tax relief to senior citizens in the 2012-13 school year and $1.2 billion in property tax relief to middle class families starting in 2013-14.
2012 College Affordability Program
The 2012 College Affordability Plan will achieve the following objectives: Lowering the cost of a higher education for middle class families and students, encouraging young New Yorkers to stay and begin their careers here at home in the Empire State; and reducing overall higher education expenditures by encouraging students to graduate in a timely fashion.
2012 College Affordability Plan Passed By Senate
SENATE PASSES COLLEGE AFFORDABILITY PLAN
Making College Affordable for Middle Class Families Through Increased Tuition Tax Breaks, Lower Student Loan Interest Rates, Tuition Pre-payment and Truth-in-Lending for Student Loans