Dozens of disabled people arrived at Nassau University Medical Center in vans, wheelchair accessible buses and in Able-Ride vehicles, the subject of the very meeting they were there to attend. Their attorneys, advocates and elected officials came in cars; they don’t need handicapped vehicles to get around.
Nassau County Legislator Judy Jacobs organized the hearing, along with legislators Kevan Abrahams, Judi Bosworth, David Denenberg and Denise Ford at NUMC on Wednesday, May 19, giving disabled residents of Nassau County a venue to vent their frustrations and offer alternatives to cutting the MTA’s Able-Ride service.
The City of Glen Cove Memorial Day Parade Committee has named Rocco A. Imerti as the 2010 Parade Honoree. The parade will begin at noon on Memorial Day, May 31 and follows the 11 a.m. commemoration and presentations by veterans and local officials at Monument Park on the corner of North Lane and School Street.
Village of Sea Cliff Mayor Bruce Kennedy made the following statement to answer questions and concerns on the cell tower issue:
Over the course of the last several months, the village has received numerous requests and applications for the siting of telecommunications facilities and antenna systems. Some of the requests involve private property, and others involve village-owned land and the right-of-ways of certain streets.
My first memory of Memorial Day is in my youth up in the Italian section of Glen Cove known as “The Orchard.” I knew something was going to happen that day when “Big Ralph” Mastalio put on his World War I uniform. I caught my first glimpse of the parade at the Glen Street Railroad Station. The railroad station is where the parade turned around to go back to Glen Street and end up at the Old Legion Dugout on Pulaski Street. I saw a Civil War veteran and many World War I “Doughboys” that day. Years later I marched in that same parade as a member of the St. Patrick’s School band and then in the Glen Cove High School Band. What impressed me back then and also today is that Glen Cove is a very patriotic city. There are monuments and streets dedicated to the memory of many servicemen in several of the neighborhoods. I also remember during World War II when GIs on leave would march in this parade. Do you remember the first parade after World War II when all the servicemen came home? They would march with trophies of their victories consisting of enemy helmets, rifles and flags. I remember one Marine who carried a Japanese machine gun on his shoulder; he made sure that when he captured this gun on Guadalcanal’s “Bloody Ridge,” he would own it. It took him seven duffel bags to pack it up and send it home to his mother; the late Burt Cocks was the Marine.
Over 20 Glen Cove High School tenth- and eleventh-graders had the opportunity to hear noted writer, professor, and political activist Elie Wiesel speak about his book, entitled Night, during a lecture recently held at Adelphi University. Glen Cove High School Library Media Specialist Arlene Munson organized the visit.
Three candidates are running for two open seats on the Glen Cove Board of Education. They provided the following statements about their background, qualifications and the goals driving them to campaign.
A sold out crowd was treated to a gourmet delight prepared by Jeanine Dimena, an exciting Chinese auction and speeches by the honorees. Dr. Accasha and Glen Cover Joan Crane at this year’s Diabetes Research Institute Foundation (DRIF) event.
Joan and Sunny Crane were honored as special guests as they both exemplify what it means to live life successfully while facing a condition like diabetes.
Despite the rain outside, the crowd inside the Holocaust Memorial and Tolerance Center of Nassau County’s new museum walked and learned as they toured the galleries and learned from the Center’s docents about the experiences of children during the Holocaust. On this special day, the Center held its annual Memorial Walk to remember the children who were murdered during the Holocaust. In addition and for the first time, a simultaneous Memorial Walk was held at the Sands Point Preserve with members of all five Port Washington synagogues in attendance in conjunction with their Mitzvah Day.
A judge is still hearing arguments from parties in lawsuits against the MTA, regarding cuts to its Able-Ride program.
Several disability advocacy groups filed a lawsuit against the MTA after Able-Ride users were informed of cuts to the program, expected to take place on April 12. On April 9, Judge Joanna Seybert issued a two-week restraining order on the cuts and asked the MTA and groups to discuss options for those affected.
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