Email: Alexandra.Zendrian@patch.com Hometown: Elmont, New York
Birthday: November 24
Welcome video: http://newhydepark.patch.com/articles/welcome-to-the-new-hyde-park-patch
I'm a lifelong Long Islander, minus living on the college campus at Saint Joseph's University in Philadelphia for four years and a summer reporting internship with the Newport Daily News in Rhode Island.
I graduated from Saint Joseph's University in Philadelphia where I was struck with my love of journalism. After St. Joe's, I went to New York University and obtained a master's in journalism.
As a reporter, I've covered local news, profiles and, most recently, small business news and finance. Before I came to Patch, I was a reporter at Forbes where I worked for the section called Intelligent Investing with Steve Forbes.
I look forward to covering all of the issues that most matter to you. Please feel free to e-mail me with anything that you would like to see covered.
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My political beliefs are a little all over the place. I consider myself socially conservative but can be more liberal in other areas.
Local Hot-Button Issues
One issue that has had an impact on New Hyde Park and other surrounding towns in the Long Island Railroad's third track program.
As a former commuter who has had to wait for trains and had a very difficult time getting home the day of the fire near the Jamaica station, I can understand why the rail system needs to be improved and perhaps broadened. From the community's perspective though, I can see how doing work on these tracks affects an area deeply.
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