*** Important Notice ***

*** Franklin Square Family In Need ***

Hello Franklin Square Community. The FSCA has been made aware of an unfortunate situation regarding a family whose child attends Washington Street School. The family of four, including one child in pre-k at Washington Street School, and twin baby girls at home, suddenly and tragically lost their father this past weekend, leaving behind mom and her three children. Several parents from Washington Street School have started to collect items for the family, along with starting a go-fund-me campaign for this family to help them out monetarily as well.

If anyone is interested in helping out this family, they are in need of the following:
- Diapers - Size 4 and 5
- Baby Wipes
- Gerber Baby food and Fruits (just no carrots)
- Gerber Puffs
- Yogurt Melts
- Other items such as toys are also always appreciated by the children, especially for the pre-k boy.

Items can be dropped off and left on the porch at 67 Pacific Street in Franklin Square, or dropped off at another WSS mom's house, also left on the porch at 723 Iris Street in Franklin Square.

Additionally, donations will be accepted at the FSCA general meeting on June 20th at 7pm at Our Lady of Mt. Carmel

If you would like to consider donating monetarily, please visit the go-fund-me campaign site here: https://www.gofundme.com/natashabennet

Any and all donations of any type are very much appreciated by the family during this hard time.

On behalf of the FSCA board, and all our members, our hearts and prayers go out to the family.

A Note From The President

We had a good turnout at the Kiwanis Club Franklin Avenue Street Fair this year despite the cloudy and unseasonably cool weather.  The Franklin Square Civic Association gave out bubbles to all the kids, and had a raffle for a colorful hanging flower pot.  Thank you to our members who helped staff our booth, and talk to all the folks in the community who stopped by.  Surrounded by the rest of our community organizations including Friends of the Franklin Square Library, The Franklin Square Chamber of Commerce, Franklin Square Civilian Patrol, Central Nassau County Rotary club and The Franklin Square Historical Society, a great time was had by all.  Lots of great conversations with the many folks who stopped by our booth as well as some new memberships. We look forward to doing this again at the Fall Street Fair as well.  Be on the lookout for new upcoming events including some summer events, the FSCA Annual Fall Festival, and the FSCA Annual Winter Festival.  We look forward to seeing everyone at our events and general meetings!

'Round The Square

Artist & Craftsman Supply

This art supply store at 941 Hempstead Turnpike has closed May 10, 2018.

Gonzo’s Mexican Grill

This Mexican eatery at 149 Nassau Boulevard is moving to 257 Nassau Boulevard in May in what was formerly Magic Burger.

Cartridge World

This FSCA business member specializing in retailing ink and toner cartridges for domestic and commercial computer printers currently located at 776 Hempstead Turnpike will be moving this May to 918 Hempstead Turnpike in what was formerly NY Souvenirs.

Burger King

This hamburger fast food restaurant known for it’s “Home of the Whopper” will be located on the empty lot next to Valley Caterers that was once the Town of Hempstead’s Department of Public Works. Permits request drive thru, outdoor dining, off street parking, dumpster enclosures, canopies and signage. The space will be shared with Red Robin. Construction has not begun. The Town hearing was May 9th.

Red Robin

This American casual dining restaurant known for it’s gourmet burgers and brews will be located on the empty lot next to Valley Caterers that was once the Town of Hempstead’s Department of Public Works. Permits request drive thru, outdoor dining, off street parking, dumpster enclosures, canopies and signage. The space will be shared with Burger King. Construction has not begun. The Town hearing was May 9th.

Slots-A-Lot Raceway

A slot racing activity store located at 1100 Hempstead Turnpike remains open under new management.

Lu Lu's Bakery

A new bakery located at 988 Hempstead Turnpike opened in May 2018 in what was formerly Ramona Lee’s Bakery.

Infrastructure - Road Repaving Projects

The resurfacing of Fenworth Boulevard from Franklin Avenue to Claflin Boulevard began in April. New curbs and ramps on the corners have been already completed in some areas.

The resurfacing of Franklin Avenue to Corona Avenue is scheduled to begin this fall. This was in response to a letter sent to County Executive Laura Curran signed by John Randazzo - President of your Franklin Square Civic Association, Bruno M. Caracciolo – President of the Franklin Square Chamber of Commerce and John Salzman Jr. – Chief of Department of the Franklin Square and Munson Fire Department.

A similar letter was sent to Town of Hempstead Supervisor Laura A. Gillen requesting that Scherer Boulevard from Hempstead Turnpike to Franklin Avenue be resurfaced. We have not received a response yet.

NYCOM (A Verizon Wireless Retailer)

This Verizon Wireless retailer currently located at 804 Hempstead Turnpike will be moving to 595 Hempstead Turnpike, in what was formerly Sleepy’s. The move will take place sometime this summer. Construction work has begun.

The Halãl King of NY

An eatery serving wings, gyros and platters at 63 Hempstead Turnpike will tentatively be opened in May 2018.

Franklin Kitchen & Bath

A kitchen cabinet, counter top, kitchen & bath tile and installation business at 965 Hempstead Turnpike opened in March 2018 in what was formerly Cracker Jack Auto, US-1 Auto. (Back in the 1950’s & 60’s it was Pergament’s)

My Three Sons Bagels

A new bagel store located at 295 Nassau Boulevard will be opening in 2018

Starbucks

This coffee shop chain will be located at the Northeast of Hempstead Turnpike and Nassau Boulevard and will be opening tentatively in June or July 2018 in what was formerly an Exxon gas station

Upcoming FSCA Events

FSCA - General Meeting
June 20 2018
07:00PM - 09:00PM
Our Lady of Mt. Carmel - 934 Stewart Place, Franklin Square
FSCA - Board Meeting (Board Members Only)
June 27 2018
07:00PM -

Upcoming Community Events

S.T.O.P. - Pollutant Trash Program - East Rockaway
June 24 2018
08:00AM - 03:00PM
Bay Park, 1st Avenue, East Rockaway