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Town Focus: Levittown, Day 4

The Levittown Property Owners Association expects to meet

The Levittown Property Owners Association expects to meet Tuesday to discuss the future of two closed schools in the Island Trees School District. Credit: Brittany Wait

On Day 4 in Levittown, we’ll take a peek into one of Levittown’s eight elementary schools.

At East Broadway Elementary School, a dedicated team of recyclers has been helping their school raise money for a cause. Twice a week, students collect discarded plastic water bottles and other recyclable material from every classroom, and a parent-volunteer brings it to a redemption center for them. The money -- this year they’ve raised almost $500 -- goes to the Reflex Sympathetic Dystrophy Syndrome Association, which raises awareness and promotes education about the syndrome that affects a family member of one of the students’ teachers.

At the end of their school day on Wednesday, the students showed me how they do their job. Tomorrow, their hard work will be celebrated with a special concert and assembly.

Look for the story on East Broadway students later today.

I also paid a visit to the Wantagh Levittown Volunteer Ambulance Corp last night, which has headquarters on Balsam Lane in an updated Levitt Cape Cod house. I spoke with a few of the members there, including the current chief, Mike Muccio. You can find those interviews posted here today.

I’ve also reached out to the local VFW and American Legion halls to get the perspective of a veteran. When Levittown was built, it was considered a unique place because only veterans and civil service members were eligible to rent the first homes. If you’d like to recommend a Levittown veteran I should reach out to, you can let me know by email, on Twitter or in the comments below.

Anything else I should see in Levittown? My days here are numbered, so keep up the suggestions!

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