Select 13th Avenue residents attended last week’s board of trustee’s meeting to explain their continuing discontent with the noise emanating from the Verizon Wireless Plant in Garden City that has been plaguing them since December. Various residents called for Mineola to join them in their possible lawsuit against the Village of Garden City and Verizon.
It’s that time of the election year again when incumbents and challengers alike flock to local libraries care of the League of Women Voters to voice their views on current topics and issues surrounding the respective areas they hope to either continue to or to newly represent.
The League of Women Voters of Eastern Nassau played host to Meet the Candidates Night at the East Meadow Library last week. Incumbents and challengers from the 6th and 8th Senate Districts, 17th and 19th Assembly Districts were on hand to take questions from the audience in an effort to clarify their take on Albany, Long Island and more.
Principal Matthew Gaven knew the kids were anxiously awaiting their new toys. He realized what was about to happen.
“We planned it so that they’d come back from recess and be surprised to see them sitting on their desks,” he said “It’s a given that they’d be excited.”
Joseph Wood is not a fireman, police officer, soldier, lifeguard or masked vigilante fighting crime in the wee hours of the night. However, like the professions and superhero mentioned, he is a hero in every possible definition of the word.
Mineola Mayor Jack Martins delivered the State of the Village Address last Tuesday night at Village Hall, in which he chronicled the overall progression of Mineola from when he took office seven years ago to today. In 2003, Mineola was nearly bankrupt, with approximately $33 million in long-term debt.
Fall Festival/Plant Sale - Friday, October 1
Spirituality for Singles - Saturday, October 2
Women's Wellness Cafe - Tuesday, October 5
In an effort to explain why the Willis Avenue School fits better under reconfiguration option three as opposed to other schools, Mineola Superintendent Michael Nagler offered a comparison at last weeks board meeting. Nagler used architectural renderings to showcase how the Hampton Street School would look if it were to get the “treatment” Willis Avenue would get under the bond that is up for vote on Oct. 26.
Representatives from Polimeni International LLC presented its plan to convert the planned condominium to apartment complex on the corner of Willis Avenue and Old Country Road last Wednesday. A public hearing was originally scheduled for July 14. It was postponed to give the developers time to prepare because of the changes that have been made to the project.
Mineola School District Superintendent Michael Nagler attended the most recent Mineola Board of Trustees meeting to clarify the school reconfiguration bond up for vote on Oct. 26. Nagler presented bond option two, which is a proposed $6.7 million bond to consolidate the school district.
At a recent village board of trustees meeting, the Department of Public Works advised local area residents to look out for thieves posing as village employees. Several weeks ago, a man posed as a village department employee and gained access to a Mineola resident’s home.
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