What is happening to my town Glen Cove? Is our nightmare becoming a reality? Our town is sick. It is becoming obese, sliding down a financial cliff. Our leaders in City Hall created a plan, a Master Plan. This plan is so slick and complicated that only a few understand its implication. The key to the master plan is to “supersize” Glen Cove, a creative way to push through a plan that is as confusing as the health care plan. A plan orchestrated by the city council, past and current mayors who don’t hold a stake in our city as the tax paying citizens. A master plan authored to circumvent objections, pre-approved zoning, and generous bonuses for developers. Like a fast food chain making believe that bigger is better. With an increase in services like police, firefighters, city workers and teachers, our already stressed budget will only get worse. Our frail infrastructure being put to the test, our city can barely manage now.
(Police Chief Charles Gennario of the Rockville Centre Police Department, is a member of the Nassau County Heroin Prevention Task Force and submitted this letter on behalf of the Task Force.)
Prescription drug abuse in the nation is at an unparalleled height and it’s having a detrimental impact on our society. Nassau County is no different than the rest of the country and we are seeing ever-increasing abuse in our communities. It is affecting people of all ages, but is having the greatest impact on our youth.
Another business has bitten the dust. Anthony’s Casual Dining, which opened for business in June after more than a year of renovations and public hearings before the zoning board to get the proper parking variances, closed down last month. The restaurant was seemingly a good addition for the neighborhood, as the space, on the corner of Landing Road and Miller, had been vacant for several years. The take-out pizzeria that was supposed to occupy the space next door never even opened. Whether it was not thriving due to location, the economy, or the fact that there are many other restaurants in Glen Cove that serve Italian cuisine is unclear. What is clear is that a new business that seemed to have a lot of potential did not survive longer than the summer season. Let’s hope that someone takes advantage of the newly renovated space and comes in with a business that lasts.
Now that I’m an honest woman, as they say, people have started to ask about whether or not my husband and I are planning to have a baby soon. I don’t know the answer to that myself. Sure, I want a baby—babies are so adorable that I turn to mush every time I see anything that looks even remotely like a baby. I coo whenever they show a baby during a commercial, even though I know they’re just trying to sell me overpriced soap.
However, am I ready? First, there are financial concerns. I feel like I should wait until I have money safely invested in a house before I take on the responsibility of caring for another person. At the very least, I don’t think I could safely carry a baby up and down the steps to our two-floor walk-up, so if I had a baby in my current apartment, I would never be able to go outside.
On behalf of the executive committee and advisory council of Morgan Park Summer Music Festival, I wish to thank all our financial supporters who have enabled us to present free professional concerts under the stars in beautiful Morgan Park for 53 years. This concert series, held every Sunday and selected Saturdays during July and August, was the most well-received in our long history.
We thank the City of Glen Cove for keeping Morgan Park so beautiful in spite of the storms that attacked it. The natural amphitheater, which is the seating area in front of our classic stage, overlooks Hempstead Harbor and Long Island Sound. We thank the volunteers of the Glen Cove Auxiliary Police and EMS for providing a secure and safe environment at our concerts.
I am pleased to announce that on Saturday, Sept. 29, Glen Cove will hold its annual S.T.O.P. (Stop Throwing Out Pollutants) Program at the Winters Brothers facility on Morris Avenue from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. I am proud to let you know that participation in this recycling program has increased each year as the city has become more aggressive with advertising and the environmental consciousness of our community continues to grow. I encourage all residents to bring the items listed on the flyer you received at home for proper disposal.
Assemblyman Charles Lavine (D North Shore LI) announced the kickoff to his 2012 campaign and the grand opening of new Democratic headquarters. The kickoff will take place on Saturday, Sept. 22, at 102 School Street, in Glen Cove, from 10-11:30 a.m.
Featured guests include Congressman Steve Israel and New York State Comptroller Tom DiNapoli. Assemblyman Lavine said he is proud to call Representative Israel and Comptroller DiNapoli friends and partners on the federal and state levels.
September 5, 2012 marked two months since $7.3 million, earmarked to support human services, was shifted to the general fund. We were told that this was due to the Nassau County legislature’s failure to pass $41 million in bonding for property tax refunds. But, it is not that simple.
How did all of this get started? In 2009, then County Executive Tom Suozzi “enlisted” the county’s most vulnerable citizens as unpaid lobbyists to advocate for red-light cameras, cigarette taxes and traffic-violation reform. Mr. Suozzi threatened scores of agencies serving tens of thousands of youths and families that they would be closed down or crippled unless the revenue enhancers were passed through Albany.
Fifteen years ago we were part of a group of Sea Cliff residents (The Friends of Elm “Spooky” Park) who raised funds - which the village matched – to create the maze in Spooky Park. Our lives have been richer for it. To put it simply, if you need something to put a smile on your face, come see this maze. If you’re a mouse-potato just Google “Spooky Park Maze” and click “images,” but the photograph doesn’t do justice to how mature and enchanting it has become.
Imagine for a second the Sunoco property with a grand maze like the one in Spooky Park—there is definitely more than enough room. Also imagine a sturdy wrought-iron fence salvaged from some old, Gold Coast mansion that would grace the Glen Cove Ave. and Glenwood Rd. exposures, preventing children from running into the street.
I encourage everyone to join us on Saturday, September 15, when Glen Cove will hold its annual E-Waste (Electronic Waste Recycling) Program from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Winters Brothers facility located at the end of Morris Avenue. This program addresses the growing nationwide problem of e-waste, such as computers, cell phones, pagers and VCRs. These items not only have a low level of biodegradability, but they contain materials that are highly toxic when released into the environment. This program offers the residents of Glen Cove an opportunity to dispose of these items in an environmentally responsible way.
I am also pleased to announce that on Saturday, September 29, Glen Cove will hold its annual S.T.O.P. (Stop Throwing Out Pollutants) Program at the Winters Brothers facility on Morris Avenue from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. I am proud that participation in this recycling program has increased each year as the city has become more aggressive in advertising and the environmental consciousness of our community continues to gain momentum. I encourage all residents to bring the items listed on the flyer you received at home for proper disposal.
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