The “Little Italy of Long Island” held its 76th annual “Best Feast in the East” earlier this month. The turnout this year was bigger than ever as Glen Cove celebrated this authentic six-day Italian feast, where folks from near and far enjoyed the festivities and many worshiped in the Diocese of Rockville Center’s National Italian Parish to honor the church’s patron saint, St. Rocco.
Nassau County selected Nassau Events Center to redevelop Nassau Coliseum and the surrounding property, by offering the county a significantly sweeter deal.
Bruce Ratner, the developer of the Barclays Center in Brooklyn and NEC’s chief executive, beat out Hank Ratner (no relation) and the Madison Square Garden Company after the county narrowed its choices to the two entertainment giants last month.
At a news conference in Mineola on Thursday, Aug. 15, Mangano noted revenue differences in the two proposals drove the final decision.
The dog days of August are here. Perfect time for kids to read Piper Gets a New Home, a book for children ages seven to 12, penned by local author Mariah Leal.
A devastating head-on collision left Leal unable to work. But when life throws you a curveball, sometimes it’s a dog that catches that ball—and your heart—and you run with it. And that is exactly what happened to Leal and her dog, Piper.
After learning of the downgrading of Glen Cove Hospital expected next year, the community has taken up its own fight against the proposed change. A rally was held last week in front of the hospital to send a message to the hospital’s administration that this city relies on the hospital and will not let it disappear without a fight, Mayor Suozzi has been leading the cause.
“We are here to try to get the hospital to postpone the decision until the full community has been informed,” Suozzi said to the crowd of about 200 people gathered around outside the hospital on St. Andrew’s Lane. “We are not here to demonize the hospital administrators; but to get them to come to the table to discuss the strategy. The news blindsided everyone...and I’m suspicious. I need your voices. If 300 people are behind me, that’s one thing. If 10,000 are behind me, that’s another.”
Last week, the New York State Education Department released the results of this year’s math and English language arts (ELA) assessments, revealing disappointing results as districts across the state reported lower than average scores.
This year’s state assessments were the first for New York students to measure the Common Core Learning Standards for grades 3-8. Across the state, 31 percent of students met or exceeded the proficiency standards in both English and math.
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.
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.
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.
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.”
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.
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