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Residents Voice Concerns Over Mall Plan

Written by Gary Simeone Friday, 16 August 2013 00:00

On August 20, residents from all the communities in the Town of Oyster Bay will have a voice in the future of Syosset and Jericho. 

 

A town-wide voter referendum will decide whether a 54-acre plot of town-owned land right by the Long Island Expressway can be sold to a consortium of three developers—Simon Property Group, Castagna Properties and the Albanese Organization—which has indicated it plans a mixed-use facility, including apartments and shops. 

 

Another developer, Taubman Centers, currently owns a smaller, neighboring property and has been battling the town for 18 years to get a special permit to build a mall there.

Taubman has indicated it wants to bid on the town-owned site, which would allow it to expand its plans, and sued to force this referendum.   

 

Kick-Off Reception For John DiMascio

Thursday, 15 August 2013 00:00

On Tuesday, August 6, Friends of John DiMascio, candidate (R,C,I) for Nassau County Legislature, hosted an enthusiastic crowd of more than 100 supporters at the Swan Club. Attendees were of all political affiliations and from all across the 11th Legislative District, which includes the communities of Sands Point, Port Washington, Roslyn, Roslyn Harbor,

Greenvale, Glen Head, Glenwood Landing, Sea Cliff and Glen Cove. With flag lined walls, flag center pieces, and pleated flag fan draped entry tables, the patriotic themed event was most appropriate for John, a Vietnam veteran and a member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW), the American Legion, and the Vietnam Veterans of America. DiMascio, a highly respected and accomplished attorney and former court officer, is on the Board of Directors of the North Shore Sheltering Program, serves as a pro bono attorney for the

Nassau County Coalition Against Domestic Violence, and is annually recognized as a “Top Legal Eagle” by Long Island Pulse Magazine, among many additional distinguished awards. DiMascio has already received the endorsements of the Fraternal Order of Court Officers of New York State and the Court Officers Benevolent Association of Nassau County.

 

Women Leaders Honored

Written by Jill Nossa Wednesday, 14 August 2013 00:00

Three women who are dedicated to the betterment of Glen Cove were honored at the seventh annual National Night Out held in Glen Cove on Tuesday, Aug. 6. 

 

Every year, the event honors a person who has been instrumental to the community. This year, the honorees were Arlene O’Dell of the Youth Bureau, Dr. Sharon Harris of SAFE, Inc. and Melissa Rhodes of the Glen Cove Boys & Girls Club. These women have all played a major role in supporting and protecting the youth of the city and helping keep Glen Cove a safe and welcoming place for children.

 

Heartsick Over Hospital Closing

Written by Gary Simeone Saturday, 10 August 2013 00:00

By Gary Simeone

 

Port Washington resident Sarah Hogenauer is not happy about North Shore-LIJ’s decision to close the inpatient unit at Glen Cove Hospital. She said that the closing is a disservice to many people who are in need, including her husband, who is part of the Rehabilitation Unit.

 

“It is a shame to lose such a quality unit that means so much to so many people,” said Hogenauer. “They do a fabulous job here with their services and I think it is one of the best units in the area.”

 

SAFE Family Awareness Day

Written by Jill Nossa Friday, 09 August 2013 00:00

The 6th Annual Family Awareness Day for SAFE, Inc. was held on a beautiful Saturday in June in Morgan Memorial Park. Created as a way to promote family unity and a substance free environment, the day’s events included games, food, music and raffle prizes, and many children came out with their families to enjoy he day in the park. A special feature added this year was Touch-a-Truck with Glen Cove Fire Department and EMS, and for the first time, bicycle stunt show was offered in the parking lot. Professional stunt cyclist Chris Clark dazzled the audience with a slew of tricks during his 30-minute performance. 

 

For further information on any SAFE Inc. upcoming event please call (516) 676-2008. SAFE Inc. is a not for profit tax-exempt substance abuse education and prevention agency located in Glen Cove.  

 

Nassau County Considers ‘Complete Streets’ Bill

Written by Jill Nossa Thursday, 08 August 2013 00:00

Local residents may soon have safer streets for walking and biking, pending adoption of a bill that is meant to go to vote this week.

 

At the July 29 committee session of Nassau County Legislature a new bill was discussed that is aimed at keeping bike and pedestrian safety in mind. The basics of the law called “Complete Streets” have been adopted by other governments such as New York State and New York City. 

 

Since last year, when cyclists and runners voiced concerns about traffic safety on West Shore Road, Nassau County Legislator Delia DeRiggi-Whitton has met with advocates like Tri-State Transportation Campaign and CLIMB (Concerned Long Island Mountain Bicyclists). She hosted many such groups in her office and met with them on location out on dangerous streets. 

 

Hospital Downsizing ‘Devastating’

Written by Pete Sheehan Wednesday, 07 August 2013 00:00

Economics squeeze medical services out of Glen Cove 

Community leaders, including Glen Cove Mayor Ralph Suozzi, have expressed alarm over a plan to downsize Glen Cove Hospital, but are urging North Shore-LIJ Health System to reconsider.

“This is a ‘Medical Sandy,’” said the mayor, commenting on a plan announced last week by North Shore-LIJ Health Care System to downsize the city’s one hospital to an ambulatory care center. 

 

 “I think it is going to be devastating to the entire North Shore, not just Glen Cove” economically and socially as well as medically, Suozzi said.

 

Tobacco Restriction Signage Posted At Local Playgrounds

Friday, 02 August 2013 00:00

The Glen Cove Substance Abuse Free Environment Agency (SAFE, Inc.), the Tobacco Action Coalition of LI (TAC) and the City of Glen Cove, have announced the expansion of the city’s tobacco restrictions that were implemented in 2011 to include all of the city’s parks, beaches and all youth-oriented aspects of the Stanco Park.

 

On Thursday, July 4, the city launched their independence from the danger of smoking in the city’s outdoor recreational venues as part of their celebration of this very significant national holiday. Once again, the city pro-actively joined the ranks of nearly 400 municipalities statewide who have established tobacco free outdoor policies to protect their residents, employees, and the environment from the dangers of second-hand smoke, cigarette litter, and helping to change the social norms associated with the acceptability of tobacco use.  

 

Team Spinello Embraces The Challenge  

Thursday, 01 August 2013 00:00

The Glen Cove Republican Party held a fundraiser for its 2013 slate of candidates on Wednesday, July 17 at the Metropolitan. Councilman Reginald Spinello is running for mayor for the City of Glen Cove, joined by city council candidates Pamela Panzenbeck, Lynda Darby, Kristina Heuser, Councilman Anthony Gallo, Jr., Efraim Spagnoletti and Charles Bozzello. 

 

Out Of The City, Into The Pool

Written by Jill Nossa Wednesday, 31 July 2013 00:00

Getting outdoors and away from the noise and bustle of the city is the purpose of the Fresh Air Fund host family program, and the swimming pool was a huge hit for Jamilah Grace and Davion Savage, both from the Bronx, during their stay in Mill Neck.

 

“We can’t get them out of the pool,” says Donna Galgano, their host mother for the week.

 

Midway through their stay with the Galgano family, the children had already been on the boat, spent time at Centre Island Beach, taken a trip to the Riverhead Aquarium, and logged endless hours in the backyard swimming pool.

 

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