There aren’t many things that have gone down in price over the last few years. Unfortunately, one of them is the dangerously addictive drug heroin. In 2006, 10 glycine bags of heroin cost roughly $150. Today, that same amount of the opioid drug costs roughly $90. Heroin is cheap, easy to get and is now becoming more widely used in suburban counties such as Nassau.
Matthew George, a resident of Mineola has been nominated to run as a Councilman for District 3 of North Hempstead by the Nassau County Democratic Party during their convention at the Cradle of Aviation Museum. The third Council District encompasses Garden City Park, Mineola, Villages of Williston Park and New Hyde Park.
At the last Herricks School Board meeting newly appointed and newly re-elected school board trustees Paul Ehrbar and Peter Grisafi were sworn into office by Assistant Superintendent for Business, Helen Costigan. Ehrbar is replacing trustee Kevin Dunn, who recently resigned.
Mineola Mayor Jack M. Martins hosted a meeting with the newly appointed commanding officer of the Nassau County Police Department’s Third Precinct, Inspector Kevin Canavan. Mayor Martins invited the mayors of each village served by the Third Precinct to participate in this initial meeting with Inspector Canavan and his deputy, Deputy Inspector Sean McCarthy, held at Mineola Village Hall.
As Patricia Rudd’s position on the board concluded at the last school board meeting, she nominated current vice president Ernest Gentile as new Board President. Trustee Joseph Bongiorno was nominated as the new vice president. Members of the board and half-dozen members of the audience applauded as both nominations were accepted. David Del Santo and Annette Giarratani were reappointed as trustees. In addition, Patricia Olive was reappointed as district clerk and Lori Carrick was reappointed as district treasurer. Robert Katulak was also reappointed as superintendent of Schools.
New York State Comptroller Thomas P. DiNapoli has announced his office completed audits of Garden City Union Free School District, Johnson City Central School District, Merrick Union Free School District, New Hyde Park–Garden City Park Union Free School District, Racquette Lake Union Free School District and Skaneateles Central School District.
At the last Herricks school board meeting, the board reelected Richard Buckley as president and Christine Turner as vice-president and Kevin Dunn resigned as trustee, due to personal reasons, effective July 23 or until a new board member is appointed.
At the last meeting of the Village of Williston Park, former village clerk Walter Moloughney was honored, posthumously, with a plaque of the village crest that is hung behind the dais, for all the work he did in planning out a newly renovated court and meeting room for the village.
Also involved was Denis Farrell, of F.B.S Business Systems, who donated the village crest. Present at the event were Williston Park Justice Alan Reardon and clerk Ursula Odierna along with the entire Walter Moloughney family.
A bill with the supposed aim to reduce the property tax burden on New Yorkers by creating a mechanism to eliminate local governments has been signed into law by Governor David Paterson. The law now provides a way to eliminate villages through a petition and villagewide referendum or an act of the county legislature and a countywide referendum.
Recently, Nassau County Legislator Richard Nicolello hosted a districtwide Hurricane Preparedness Forum at the Mineola Community Center. Legislator Nicolello was joined by Commissioner James Callahan from the Nassau County Office of Emergency Management, Mike Arcari from the Nassau County CERT (Civilian Emergency Response Team), and Jim Brida from the American Red Cross.
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