Middle School Student Assaulted on School Bus
The report from the Glen Cove Police Department issued on the afternoon of Tuesday, Feb 10 stated that "shortly after 3 p.m. a 12-year-old Glen Cove girl was transported to North Shore Hospital, Manhasset, by Glen Cove EMS after she apparently blacked out from being struck in the head by other students on a school bus that was transporting students home from Robert Finley Middle School, Forest Ave." Police were called to the scene by the driver of the Hendrickson Bus, who was tending to the girl when EMS and police arrived on the scene. The 12-year old victim has since been released from the hospital but not before she spent between 15 and 20 hours unconscious after the alleged attack, much of that time on a ventilator, according to her attorney, Larry Katz. And not before four middle school girls were suspended from school pending a superintendent's hearing to be held after this week's break.
Round the Town With Mayor Holzkamp's Neighborhood Meetings
On Thursday Feb. 12, Mayor Mary Ann Holzkamp and the city council officiated at the first in a series of neighborhood town meetings held with participation of the police department, building department, DPW, code enforcement and recreation. This meeting included the youth board in particular, because they run the Community Center in the neighborhood. The meeting included residents of the Housing Authority properties (including Lee Gray Court and the Butler Street Apts), residents on Donohue Street, Kemp Avenue, Craft Avenue, Burns Avenue, Matthews Lane, Ralph Young Avenue, Bessel Lane and Glen Cove Avenue. Housing Authority Commissioners sat on the board as well as Connie LoSandro, director of Nassau County Section 8 housing.
Peter Philipakos Signs Pro Soccer Contract
On Jan. 9, Glen Cove's own Greek-American soccer phenomenon, Peter Philipakos, signed a three and one-half year, $1 million contract with AEK (AH-ECK) Athens Football Club of the Greek First Division, the sixth strongest division in Europe. Peter plays the striker, attacking midfielder and outside midfielder positions.
North Shore High School Varsity Sports
It was a heartbreaking loss as North Shore bowed to Carle Place in the final game at home last Monday. With the score tied at 39 and 22 seconds remaining, Amanda Longobucco sank a free throw to give the Vikings a one-point lead. League MVP candidate Jenna McGloughlin, however, nailed a jumper with 15 seconds to go despite the defensive effort by Cori Gasser, then added a free throw to put the Frogs ahead, 42-40. In the final seconds, Longobucco's try for the tie rimmed out. She finished the game with 19 points, while McGloughlin tallied 24.
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