Bishop Murphy Launches St. Patrick's Week
On Sunday, March 10, Bishop William Murphy, bishop of the Diocese of Rockville Centre, was the principal celebrant at a special solemn Mass at 11:30 a.m. at St. Patrick RC Church in Glen Cove. The Parish was founded in 1856 and the first Catholic Church was built on the hill in 1857, thus the parish is celebrating its 145th anniversary, making it the oldest Roman Catholic parish in the diocese of Rockville Centre (which is comprised of Nassau and Suffolk counties). The anniversary was celebrated in conjunction with the beginning of the parish observances of its patronal feast day: St. Patrick's Day. The Martin Moran Division #8 of the Ancient Order of Hibernians participated in the opening procession along with three pipers and the American Irish and parish flags.
Fire Department Questions City's Roadway Proposal
On Thursday, March 7, the City of Glen Cove held a hearing at city hall to advise the public as to the proposed construction of a connector roadway going from the downtown business district of the city to the waterfront. The Glen Cove Volunteer Fire Department has been very outspoken regarding the issue, being strongly opposed to the development as proposed due to safety issues engendered by the proximity of the proposed roadway to the firehouse. After posting a sign on the street next to the firehouse reading "Fire Department Opposed to Road Here," Glen Cove's Bravest and their supporters showed up in large numbers to publicly state their argument to the mayor and city council. City hall chambers was literally filled to the rafters by supporters of both sides of the argument, with standing room only both in the main area, and on the overhanging balcony.
Glen Cove Flames Continue Winning Ways
The Glen Cove Flames, a boys U-14 travel soccer team from Glen Cove started their spring 2002 season on March 9. Their first game was round one of the LIJSL Waldbaums Vytra cup. The Flames were placed up against the Hawks of the Baldwin Eagles soccer club. In an exciting game at their home field at Glen Cove HS, the Flames walked away with a 4-2 win, for their first win of the 2002 season, and are now looking forward to round two. Goals were scored by Giovanni Arce, Lee Liquori and Christian Vargas.
By Dan Moskowitz
I have had a rooting interest in basketball for most of my 50 years on this planet, extending back to the days of the great Boston Celtics, CCNY Beavers, and boys high school teams of the professional, collegiate, and scholastic levels respectively. This season I followed three teams: The New York Knickerbockers, the Syracuse Orangemen, and the North Shore Vikings. As my mother used to say, "Oy ves meir." Syracuse could still redeem its season to a degree with a NIT Championship. The Knicks could salvage something by continuing to play themselves into a prime draft lottery pick position (maybe they can draft Jason Fraser of Amityville High, a MacDonald All-American). Alas, for the North Shore Vikings, there is no second act. The season is finito.
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