Peace on Our Youth Declaration Fills the House
Everyone is aware of it, whether or not they acknowledge it. Gang behavior and youth violence are on the rise across Long Island. Not many communities are brave enough, or honest enough, to address the problem head on, pro-actively, but Glen Cove, a unique city within a suburb, has decided to take just that tack, and on Feb. 2 held the second Community Violence Prevention Forum for parents and students to learn steps to take to keep the community's youth safe and productive. The day was sponsored by the Glen Cove Youth Bureau, the Glen Cove Boys & Girls Club and La Fuerza Unida, in collaboration with the office of Mayor Mary Ann Holzkamp.
North Shore BOE Trims 2005-2006 Budget
At the North Shore School Board meeting of Thursday, Feb. 10, the board approved the teachers' contract and then cut $137,015 from the proposed budget. Board President Tom Murphy said the teachers demonstrated a "real recognition" of the difficulties the community faces.
Glen Cove HS Big Red Sports
The 2004-2005 Glen Cove varsity basketball team improved its winning percentage 100 percent this year and doubled the amount of wins they had last year. "The girls basketball program every year gets put in one of the toughest divisions. Basketball is not done like most sports, which is by ability groups. The size of the school district is the only factor deciding where they get placed for the season. I have the utmost respect and admiration for the girl's who stick it out year after year. I am proud of this team and what they have accomplished," said Coach Johanson.
North Shore HS Viking Sports
The North Shore Women's Varsity Basketball Team captured its first Conference Championship, finishing the season at 11-1 with an exciting 37-35 victory over Manhasset High School. The victory put the Lady Vikings into the County Tournament, where they will be the number 3 seed in a 16-team field.
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