Civic Association to Discuss Hempstead Turnpike Safety

The meeting will feature a member of the New York State Department of Transportation.

The newly-formed Merrick Avenue Civic Association will hold a meeting at the Wednesday night.

A representative from the New York State Department of Transportation will speak at the meeting. 

The representative's presentation will focus on pedestrian and driver safety, particularly concerns along Hempstead Turnpike. Ideas for attracting new business will also be discussed.

A campaign to make Hempstead Turnpike safer has spread after along the state roadway occurred in recent years.

The Tri-State Transportation Council named the highway the most dangerous road for pedestrians in the tri-state area released earlier this year.

A member of the Sheriff Officer's Association will also speak at the meeting to discuss issues at the .

The meeting will run from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. Equal time will be alloted for questions and comments.

Justin Izzo April 17, 2012 at 07:03 PM
The meeting will run from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. Equal time will be alloted for questions and comments.
Frank T April 17, 2012 at 07:06 PM
Ironic that the same group fought against a new business in East Meadow is discussing "ideas for attracting new business to EM"
paul April 18, 2012 at 01:34 AM
Bravo - Frank - Bravo! My point exactly......
paul April 18, 2012 at 02:22 AM
Since one of the topics listed in the story are "Ideas for attracting new business will also be discussed".. The answer is that no one from "The newly-formed Merrick Avenue Civic Association" or its President should say a word. The president of the organization already created a negative atmosphere for businesses who wanted to call East Meadow their home due to a political agenda that she and the group have........
Susan April 18, 2012 at 03:33 PM
The main idea in attracting new businesses to East Meadow is to NOT chase them away in the first place, Pat Maher!! You created total havoc about Sonic where there was absolutely no need for it. I guess if another business is interested in East Meadow Plaza, you'll still stand and scream about "the bars in the shopping center"?? I cannot wait to see that again! Where were you when Rita's Ices opened all those years ago?? The same "bars" (and it's really ONE bar and 2 clubs) were there then and I didn't hear you screaming about the bars then. Why don't you leave the business of East Meadow to those who understand it since clearly you don't.


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