At 2:45 p.m. on Tuesday, Jan. 5, the Mineola Fire Department was alerted to a car fire on East 2nd Street near Hampton Street. With the car, a Hundyai Sonata, engulfed in flames, the firefighters went to work to put out the raging flames.
In an effort to reform a property tax assessment system he feels is broken, Nassau County Executive Ed Mangano unveiled his plan to repair the assessment system to lessen the burden property tax refunds have on the county budget.
Knowing the challenge of restoring fiscal stability to Nassau County government, George Maragos vowed to protect every taxpayer dollar when he was sworn in as Nassau County Comptroller at The Inn at New Hyde Park.
Heralded as the salt of the earth, honored as David victorious over Goliath, and lauded as an honest working man, proud to have been a janitor who put himself through law school, Edward P. Mangano was sworn in as Nassau County Executive on New Year’s Day to a crowd of supporters and a stage full of dignitaries who called for this very different county leader to embody the start of a new era for Nassau.
At the Village of Mineola board meeting on December 2, the Mineola Fire Department proudly took delivery of its new Engine 162. This KME pumper will replace the 20-year-old E-One pumper, which served the village through the years, responding to such major conflagrations as the Rehabilitation Institute in 1993, the St. James Restaurant, Kuck’s Deli and most recently the Getty Fire in 2008.
Despite narrowly passing a 2.5 percent home energy tax earlier this year, the Nassau County legislature last week voted 13-5 in favor of repealing it. During a meeting Dec. 21, the 19-member legislature voted 13-5 in favor of the eliminating the tax; Republican Nassau County Executive-elect Edward Mangano, who currently represents the 17th District, was not present for the meeting and therefore did not vote.
On Wednesday, Dec. 16, Nassau County Executive Tom Suozzi held a farewell party at the Garden City Hotel. He reflected on his years as county executive in front of staff members and supporters.
“Never forget you were part of something positive that made people’s lives better,” he told his staff members and supporters.
credit of the Mineola School District administration and board of education, the leaders of the Mineola school system are already examining the budget, even before the calendar hits the new year. The total picture doesn’t look pretty but school leaders are preparing themselves to perhaps make tough decisions.
On Monday, Dec. 7, the 68th anniversary of the Japanese attack on the American naval base at Pearl Harbor, Hawaii that propelled the United States into World War II and left a reported 2,402 killed and 1,282 wounded, members of Mineola’s veterans organizations gathered in Mineola Village Hall to pay their respects to the victims of the attack as well as to those who lost their lives in the years to follow.
Trains. Models. Remote control cars. Welcome to the world of Willis Hobbies, where you can forget about the stresses of life and be a kid again.
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