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Bosworth Seeks Town Supervisor Spot

Nassau County Legislator Judi Bosworth announced her candidacy for North Hempstead Town Supervisor late last week. Bosworth, a Democrat and a longtime Great Neck resident who represents the county’s 10th legislative district, told the Great Neck Record that she is “proud” to announce her candidacy.  

“I believe my record of leadership, hard work and building consensus while serving as a Nassau County legislator and Board of Education president uniquely qualify me to continue the legacy of strong, responsive and transparent government, in the tradition of Jon Kaiman and May Newburger,” she stated.

Bosworth is proud, too, of the town and all that has been accomplished. “Unlike many other municipalities during these challenging economic times, the Town of North Hempstead has maintained a balanced budget and historically high bond ratings,” she said, adding that “Our parks, services and community resources are second to none.”

Bosworth is ready to step up to lead North Hempstead. “I have spent more than two decades in elected office, working tirelessly to be responsive to the needs of residents and identify real solutions to difficult issues,” she told the Great Neck Record.

During the course of the campaign, Bosworth is looking forward to “discussing with residents my vision for the future, including maintaining and building upon the town’s strong fiscal policies, maintaining the integrity of our town’s infrastructure and protecting our town’s environment and natural resources.”

Jon Kaiman, current town supervisor, has held the position for 10 years and now believes it is “time to go in a different direction.” Speaking with the Great Neck Record, Kaiman, also a longtime Great Neck resident, assured residents that he is not retiring, but now seeking election as district county judge. Kaiman said that during his 10 years as supervisor, he has “changed the landscape of the town in many ways,” but now is the time “to make a change and seek other opportunities.” He said that he is “leaving the town with a great team.” As for his own future, Kaiman said that he will take time for himself and for his family, “working as a judge for a while,” and looking towards “other things ahead ... the next leg on a long journey.”

The Republican candidate challenging Judi Bosworth for town supervisor is North Hempstead Town Councilwoman Dina De Giorgio

News

The recent adoption the Common Core Learning Standards, a rigorous series of teacher and student assessment testing, and the potential sharing of confidential student information with third parties have resulted in a radical change in the educational landscape in New York State—one that many parents have been concerned about.

To address these growing concerns, the Great Neck School District’s United Parent Teacher Council recently hosted a question and answer session at South High School with New York State Regent Roger Tilles, a Great Neck resident who has been outspoken with both his support of content the Common Core and his disapproval in how the new set of learning standards have been implemented.

At a meeting last week, after almost four hours of back and forth between Clover Drive residents, the attorney representing builder Frank Lalazarian’s controversial Old Mill II project and members of the Village of Great Neck’s Planning Board, there was very little progress, no vote taken and far more questions than answers.

The subdivision plan, a project under discussion for the last five years and recently approved by the village’s Zoning Board of Appeals, calls for 11 houses to be built in the area behind the Old Mill Apartments, with sole access from Clover Drive. Complicating the builder’s efforts to gain approval to start building is the fact that one of the lots is within the boundaries of Great Neck Estates and will require that village’s approval also.  Additionally, Lalazarian’s project must gain the approval of several Nassau County agencies, including its department of public works, department of health and planning commission.


Sports

The Bears team before a recent game at the Andrew Stergiopoulos Ice Rink with Coach Dan Marsella.

Great Neck’s Ayal Hod is the proud coach of Great Neck’s winning Top Gun sixth grade team in the Island Garden Fall League. Hod puts together the team every season, mixing local youngsters from Great Neck and children son Dillon’s AAU Jamaica Queens team. The league is very competitive and challenging and it teaches the children many valuable lessons: “how to be great teammates by sharing the ball, how to compete hard on every possession and what you put in is what you get out.”

Hod says that the main challenge is for every child to bring their individual talent to the team and collectively they have something special. an ex-player, he says that “basketball was very good to me, it helped pay my college education and it  paid my-bills for many years to come via several basketball commercials ... basketball also opened many doors for me and it helped me tremendously in my business career.”

Hod enjoys sharing his basketball journey background with his son and his friends and having them learn lessons too.


Calendar

Park District Swim

Saturday, Dec. 7

Board of Education Meeting

Monday, Dec. 9

Peter Max Exhibit Presentation

Tuesday, December 10



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