March 16, 2007

  • News: Plaza Considers Restaurant Moratorium

    The Village of Great Neck Plaza is considering a temporary, six-month moratorium in the issuance of conditional use permits for restaurants and certain other food establishments in the villageís Business B and C-2 zones, in order to study the overabundance of restaurants and to try to determine a way to attract a more diverse business mix into the downtown area. The proposed law was officially presented before a Plaza board hearing on March 7. Due to many protestations and great concerns on the part of restaurant owners and property owners, the board ultimately decided to do some more research and to adjourn the hearing until the March 21 board meeting. FULL STORY

  • News: Ferreting Out Solutions for Feral Cats

    Recognizing that the burgeoning feral cat population is a problem that needs to be addressed on a county level, Nassau County Legislators Denise Ford (R-Long Beach) and Diane Yatauro (D-Glen Cove) recently held a well attended public hearing to learn firsthand about potential solutions from a legion of volunteers, participating veterinarians and organizations who have been working to reduce these populations humanely, effectively and cost-efficiently. FULL STORY

  • Sports: Autism Speaks' 8th Annual Long Island Walk

    NYS Senator Dean Skelos (center) met with Autism Speaks' 2006 Long Island Walk Chair Carole Mirkin, Ph.D. of Great Neck and Autism Speaks volunteer advocate Brad Gerstman, in late February 2007 to commemorate April's upcoming National Autism Awareness Month. Pictured is Senator Skelos holding an Autism Speaks cap with its signature puzzle piece logo, signifying the organization's goal to solve the puzzle of autism, a devastating disorder that affects one in every 150 children in our country. For more information, visit To become involved in raising awareness and funds for autism research by participating in Autism Speaks' 8th Annual Long Island Walk Now for Autism on Sunday, Oct. 14, visit FULL STORY

  • Sports: Hall Brothers Place as Swim Champs

    Tyler, Justin and Spencer Hall, Great Neck students who attend Portledge School in Locust Valley and swim for a competitive swim league called Long Island Aquatics Club (LIAC), are all training under the expertise of junior coaches Howard Hinds and Erica Gerlach. FULL STORY

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