On Friday, July 29 Nassau County held its first annual emergency services summit with over 500 police, firefighters, EMTs, and hospital officials to reduce wait time that occurs during emergencies.
Ellis Henican was the master of ceremonies, while Nassau County Legislator and Public Safety Chair Dennis Dunne, along with County Executive Edward Mangano, and other local emergency officials and hospital staff authorities addressed the attendees and held panel discussions.
“The development of the Hub is critically important to the Nassau County economy,” Nassau County Comptroller George Maragos said at a July 21 press conference. “It currently supports hundreds of jobs and has the potential to create thousands of construction jobs and permanent jobs as well as increase tax revenues.”
Maragos said that he conducted a review to determine the economic feasibility of the current proposal to develop the Nassau Hub and retain the NY Islanders hockey team. At this point in time, he said, a comprehensive analysis cannot be completed as the lease agreement with the Islanders is still under negotiation and several significant terms have yet to be resolved such as revenue sharing, revenue guarantees, cost overrun protections and the Islanders’ commitment to remain in Nassau County.
On Monday, Aug. 1 residents of Nassau County will be asked to vote on a bond referendum to reconstruct the Nassau Coliseum and adjacent areas, known as the “Hub.” The Hub plan includes a reconstructed sports arena for the Islanders hockey team in place of the present Nassau Coliseum, a new minor league baseball park, and a bolstered Museum Row complex.
Town of Hempstead Public Safety Officer Robert Core, 42, of Hempstead was arrested for Vehicular Manslaughter on Thursday, July 14 in East Meadow after striking and killing a pedestrian on Hempstead Turnpike, Nassau County Police announced.
At an official press conference given by Detective Lt. Kevin Smith of the Nassau County Police Department, Smith said Core was on duty for the Town of Hempstead, responding to a community complaint of kids trespassing at the Wolcott Road swimming pool in Levittown. Core was driving a 2004 Jeep Cherokee, an official, marked vehicle of the Town of Hempstead eastbound on Hempstead Turnpike, about 40 feet west of Franklin Avenue when he struck an unnamed 50-year-old male pedestrian.
Schools lunches were previously $2.10 for kindergarten through fifth grade and $2.35 for sixth through 12th grade students, but the new proposal calls for prices to rise by 15 cents at each level for the 2011-12 school year.
In the first of a series of information sessions planned to cover most of Nassau County, county officials held a public forum at the East Meadow Library on Wednesday, June 29 for residents in the Town of Hempstead regarding what is called the “Hub” area.
On hand to discuss the economic development and jobs creation plan for the Coliseum and the surrounding area were Chief Deputy County Executive Robert Walker, County Spokesperson Brian Nevin, and County Director of Governmental Research Eden Laikin.
Hope for Hempstead Shelter refuses to take a catnap when it comes to expressing their concerns about the Town of Hempstead Animal Shelter. The group held a rally Saturday, June 25 at the intersection of Franklin Avenue and Hempstead Turnpike in Franklin Square.
About 40 protesters, including Democratic candidate for Town Supervisor Gary Port, gathered with signs and fliers to rally against what they say are wrongdoings at the shelter in Wantagh.
It was met with ire by school districts and local villages and commended by residents and businesses. But on June 30, with positives and negatives aside, the bill became law.
New York State Governor Andrew Cuomo visited Lynbrook last week to sign the 2 percent property tax cap into law. The tax cap was a major platform Governor Cuomo touted during his campaign to deliver property tax relief to homeowners and business owners across the state.
When Child Abuse Prevention Services (CAPS) began its work on Long Island 28 years ago, the non-profit organization focused on educating about and intervening in the cycle of abuse and neglect, said Alane Fagin, who has been executive director since the organization’s founding. Soon, however, CAPSs’ staff began focusing on additional issues that were affecting children, including sexual harassment, rape, bullying and Internet safety.
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