City Council Moves on Annual Appointments
On Jan. 9 Mayor Thomas Suozzi and the city council addressed the city's annual obligations. The first order of business was the re-appointment and swearing in of City Court Judge Joel Meirowitz. Judge Meirowitz begins a second six-year term on the bench adding to many years of public service in Glen Cove. He has served on the city council and as the city attorney. Mayor Suozzi, who appointed Judge Meirowitz to the city court bench six years ago, said the judge has exhibited compassion and fairness during his tenure. State judicial laws allow for an elected judge and an appointed judge. The Glen Cove city court is a full-time, "365 days-a-year" working court. The city court handles all arraignments except for felonies. Judge Richard McCord, a Republican, won his re-election bid last November over his opponent, Judge Meirowitz, a Democrat.
Bomb Scare at North Shore Middle School
The first 2001 meeting of the North Shore Board of Education was held on Monday, Jan. 8. In addressing agenda items, the board also dealt concerns regarding a bomb threat made by a student at the North Shore Middle School. The student allegedly told his fellow middle schoolers that a bomb would be set off on Jan. 4 in the middle school. According to Superintendent Dr. Robert Root, no other particulars were given about the time of day it was to be detonated or the location in the school that the bomb had been placed. Dr. Root said representatives from the Special Investigations Squad and the Problem Oriented Police, (POP), of Nassau County's Sixth Precinct were contacted as well as the county's K-9 unit. A search of the school was conducted on Wednesday, Jan. 3, after students had left school for the day. A letter from Dr. Root with this information was sent home on Thursday, Jan. 4 to all middle school parents.
Openings in City Junior Bowling League
The City of Glen Cove's Dept. of Parks and Recreation and Cove Lanes are once again teaming up to sponsor the Glen Cove Junior Bowling League on Saturday mornings beginning Jan. 20.
Glen Cove High School Big Red Sports
Glen Cove High School was the site of the third annual holiday wrestling tournament on Thursday, December 28th. Nine teams from around Nassau County and Mount Saint Michael from the Bronx traveled to Glen Cove for the ten team tournament. Glen Cove took second place honors with a tough Garden City team taking first place. Farmingdale High School won third place.
Charter School Legislation Fight Continues
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