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Letter:Judi Bosworth

I have known Judi Bosworth for over 25 years.  I met Judi when she was president of the Saddle Rock Elementary School PTA.  At the first meeting, I knew that we, as parents, were in extremely capable hands.  It is very rare to meet someone and feel so confident that our issues and concerns are going to be represented in a thoughtful, effective and compassionate manner.  

 

Over the years, I have watched her work tirelessly, often unpaid, on behalf of those around her.  Her commitment to her community has included 16 years on the Great Neck School Board, including five years as president and she is currently in her sixth year as Nassau County Legislator of the 10th District.  

 

She has entered the political arena, not for the betterment of herself, but for others who need her to speak on their behalf.  And speak she has done.  She has spent countless hours reaching out to as many members of her constituency as possible in order to better represent their needs.  She has brought them together to discuss issues, and made sure they have direct access to government services, such as Property Tax Exemption workshops, mammograms at no out of pocket cost and Women’s Health Seminars.  

 

We have been lucky to have Judi contribute to and lead our community for so many years, in so many ways.  She is not a “politician,” she is an advocate for all of those who reside in the area she represents.  

 

We need her to become elected on Nov. 5 as the new town supervisor of North Hempstead.

 

Suzy Shechtman


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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