He arrived in the United States in 2007 at age 15.
Jonnathan Pulla’s parents traveled with him and his two infant siblings from Ecuador in hopes of finding economic success and a better life for their children. Three years later, he graduated from Riverhead High School and then attended college for one semester. Tuition, though, became too high and he was unable to pay the cost out of pocket.
Flanders, Riverside and Northampton Community Association (FRNCA) president Ron Fisher resigned from his position Monday night and announced he’ll be appointed to a vacancy on the Riverhead Board of Education.
The Flanders, Riverside and Northampton Community Association (FRNCA) has won a $50,000 grant to help build the Riverside Maritime Trail Park along the Peconic River in Riverside.
The state Environmental Justice grant, aimed at “underserved communities,” will be used to hire a landscape architect to design and plan the park and to implement several wetland restoration projects along the Peconic River, according to Southampton Town.
The first Flanders Food Truck Festival — where visitors can get Italian food in one place and tacos just a few feet away — got underway Friday evening at Truth Community Church on Bell Avenue. READ
When Paola Zuniga-Tellez moved from Brooklyn to the East End in 2005, she noticed a lack of information and representation for the Latino community as a whole — a sad experience, she said.
Now, Ms. Zuniga-Tellez, who was born in Mexico and came to the United States as a teenager, hopes to close that gap as a member of the Flanders, Riverside and Northampton Community Association’s board of directors — the first Latina elected to the group’s board in its 18-year history.
At its Monday meeting, members of the Flanders, Riverside and Northampton Community Association briefly discussed a proposal to temporarily convert an overgrown lot behind Marta’s Deli on Riverleigh Avenue into a soccer field. FRNCA president Ron Fisher said Southampton Town recently spent $22,000 to clean up the site and hoped to see it used for athletics. READ
The New York State Department of Transportation has concluded that a crosswalk on Flanders Road in Riverside — where three people have been struck, and one of them killed, by cars since 2014 — is not an accident-prone area. READ
A pedestrian was struck in a hit-and-run on Flanders Road Sunday at the same crosswalk where a fatal crash took place in 2014.