As executive director of Long Island Wins, I’ve had the pleasure of meeting immigrants from all backgrounds, each with a personal immigration story. One of our goals is to use those stories to highlight the contributions that immigrants make to our Long Island communities.
Recently, I had the opportunity to sit down with Michael Dowling, an Irish immigrant and the president and chief executive officer of the North Shore-LIJ Health System, the largest system in New York State and one of the largest in the country.
North Shore-LIJ has a service area that includes over seven million residents in downstate New York, and it’s the largest employer of immigrants on Long Island, from entry-level workers all the way up to the highest reaches of leadership.
Every Glen Cove household recently received a SAGE (Senior Activities Generational Endowment) Foundation newsletter and annual appeal. Please look at it again and consider the enormous good you can do to by supporting our Senior Center members. The center provides Glen Cove and surrounding neighboring community seniors with friendship, entertainment, activities and programs that help sustain good physical, mental and emotional health. The Life Long Learning programs are vital for our aging population. Also provided is a nutritious lunch program.
Winter is often a difficult time for all of us to be out and active. The center is a wonderful resource for so many who may otherwise be home and alone during these cold days.
Celebrate this wonderful New Year by helping our senior neighbors. It will enrich their lives and yours.
Thank you in advance for your generosity.
The Glen Cove SAGE
130 Glen Street
Glen Cove, NY 11542
Assemblyman Michael Montesano (R,I,C-Glen Head) submitted the following statement after Gov. Cuomo’s State of the State Address:
“Our state’s agenda this year is simple, but bold: getting Albany out of the way so we can move the middle-class forward. By ending the cycle of high taxes, bureaucratic and political nonsense and mismanagement of our education system, we can create the more affordable, vibrant communities our families expect and deserve.
On the first day of a new college course my brother always told the students, “Today you have a grade of 100 (A). What you do with it is up to you.” The newly elected Glen Cove City officials started their term of office on Jan. 1. They start with a grade of 100. What will they do with it remains to be seen.
Over the past eight years the City of Glen Cove has progressed forward and upward. At this point in time it has reached a level of involvement with the community and support to the residents and businesses that has not been seen in the past. Mayor Suozzi and the city council, the city departments and commissions and all of those involved have raised the bar to a very high level and have shown that level of close support to, and strong management of, Glen Cove can be maintained.
Interesting. However John Owens left out an important point [in his column “Mastering Math Shouldn’t Be Optional”], and one that I made at a recent school board meeting.
I asked if this Common Core curriculum was going to improve the ability of our children to make change at the check-out counter or anywhere else. The answer was “No.”
First, I’d like to thank the paper for keeping the community informed on Common Core. It is definitely something most parents are talking about, some fearful, a few taking a tone of defiance. In the end, my wife and I take the position that it is better to have a universal standard in this country than have different standards originating “from the community.”
As we look to the year ahead with promise and hope, it is difficult to assess where we are now and where we are headed without first grasping the importance and relevance of the last three months of 2012.
Perhaps 2013 will be remembered as the year in which the Long Island community came together to repair the structural, physical and emotional damage incurred in October, November and December of 2012: when neighbor to neighbor we worked to rebuild our island, to find a way to improve electric service and infrastructure; to give our veterans a plan for the future, return our residents to good jobs, provide our neighbors food for their tables, and to protect our children and loved ones from mentally
ill people with guns.
I would like to take this opportunity to personally thank the residents of Glen Cove for electing me to serve as one of the newest members of the Glen Cove City Council. I am thankful for your overwhelming support and look forward to serving you and our community. For those of you that did not vote for me, I plan to work hard and hope to earn your future support.
During this holiday season, I encourage all of us to remember that regardless of political persuasion, we are all united in our hopes for a better Glen Cove. As a first generation American, I understand sacrifice and the hard work needed to achieve success. You have entrusted me with your vote and in return I will not forget my solemn obligation to fight for you – the hard working tax payer.
With the holidays soon approaching, the rehab staff at Glen Cove Hospital would like to show our deepest appreciation to our valued volunteers. Through the years, they have been providing us with their help in physical therapy, occupational, speech and recreational therapies. We are honoring them with a holiday luncheon to show our sincere gratitude for their dedication.
After serving as a councilman for almost 14 years in Glen Cove, I am nearing the end of my service. I have worked with three different mayors and 13 other councilpersons and have great respect for all of them. I tried to do my best to provide good government to all Glen Covers. I found the job to be exciting, thrilling, frightening, challenging and rewarding.
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