Thursday, 24 October 2013 00:00
As a retired New York City schoolteacher and an active participant in the local community for many years, I have had the opportunity to meet and work with dozens of elected officials. None of them possess more dedication and commitment to the residents they lead than North Hempstead Town Councilwoman Lee Seeman. For that reason, I am proud to support her as she runs for her third term representing the 5th Council District in the Town of North Hempstead.
I have known Lee Seeman for several years and have worked with her on a number of different levels. She often visits the Village of Saddle Rock where I reside to meet with the village mayor in order to stay on top of the most relevant issues to her constituents. Lee’s style of addressing residents’ concerns head on and bringing all the appropriate parties to the table to resolve the issues is exactly what is needed from our elected officials. I have witnessed this first-hand as
Lee has been at the forefront of my community for the twenty years that I have lived here, even before her time on the town council. She has spent nearly 40 years as program director for the Great Neck Chamber of Commerce, and has worked hard to beautify our downtowns, identify new business and investment opportunities, and improve the quality of life in Great Neck.
We have been so fortunate to have Lee Seeman representing us on the town council for the past eight years. She has the knowledge, experience, and unmatched devotion to her job that makes her one of the pre-eminent leaders of our community. I encourage you to vote for her this Nov. 5 so residents’ voices continue to be heard in the 5th Council District in the Town of North Hempstead!
Saturday, 30 November 2013 00:00
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.
Friday, 29 November 2013 00:00
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.
Wednesday, 27 November 2013 15:23
The Bears team before a recent game at the Andrew Stergiopoulos Ice Rink with Coach Dan Marsella.
Thursday, 28 November 2013 00:00
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.