Introduction to Uniondale
Uniondale, known before 1853 as Tutle Hook, has been the site of rich military history. It's story dates back to the Revolution when Uniondale served as an enlistment center and takes us through World War II with the development of an Army Air Force Base in 1961. The interim has seen an infantry training center during the War of 1812, a Civil War Camp, a Spanish American War Camp, a World War I camp and the establishment of Mitchel Field which served as an Army Air Corps base during World War II.
The establishment of Mitchel Field led to the suburbanization of Uniondale. Following World War II, many members of the military were based at Mitchel Field and sought to establish a home in the nearby area. Mitchel Field was also an employment opportunity for civilians, which contributed to the formation of a community.
The closing of Mitchel Field in 1961 left a large area for subsequent commercial development. Parts of Hofstra University, Nassau Community College, Nassau Coliseum, and many office buildings now occupy the site where Mitchel Field had previously been.
Uniondale has more recently served as a major sports center on Long Island. Nassau Coliseum is currently home to The New York Islanders hockey team and housed The New York Nets basketball team between 1968 and 1977. The Jets training facility, with the "bubble" for practicing in inclement
weather, is no longer used by the Jets; Hofstra will now devote those
buildings for the classrooms of its new Medical School.
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
Senator Hannon Honors Hofstra Radio for 50 Years of Service and Journalism Excellence
Five hundred WRHU, Radio Hofstra University, alumni gathered on November 7th at the Long Island Hilton to celebrate 50 years of Hofstra Radio on the airwaves. A special presentation was held by Senator Kemp Hannon (6th District), who presented WRHU General Manager Bruce Avery with a New York State Citation for 50 years of community minded radio, exceptional student achievement and journalism excellence.