Educator Gets Street Honor

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Judith S. Bloch will have a street renamed in her honor. (Photo by Susan Bloch Photography)

A beloved Syosset woman who championed the education of children with special needs, will have a street renamed in her honor on Oct. 17.

Judith Bloch, who passed away on June 15, was the founder of Variety Child Learning Center (VCLC) and the CEO of the organization for 42 years. After her retirement, the executive board named the school the Judith S. Bloch School in her honor. Now, anyone driving to the school will remember Bloch’s contributions to childhood learning.

Humphrey Drive in Syosset will be remaned “Judith Bloch’s Way” in recognition of her lifelong devotion to improving the lives of children with special needs and their families The event, taking place from 4 to 5 p.m., will include remarks from elected officials and family, as well as former colleagues of Bloch.

The ceremony will take place outdoors, in front of Variety Child Learning Center (47 Humphrey Dr.), at the corner of Humphrey Drive and Walker Street.

 

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Steve Mosco is the senior managing editor at Anton Media Group, editor of Plainview-Old Bethpage Herald and a columnist for Long Island Weekly's food and sports sections.

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