It became official last week that the MTA plans to cut its funding to Long Island Bus, a move that will effectively eliminate all bus service to over 100,000 Nassau County residents who rely on it daily. A war of words between Nassau County Executive Edward P. Mangano and the MTA has now escalated to a legal battle, with the county filing suit over the controversial MTA employer payroll tax.
The John S. DaVanzo Community Pool has been experiencing power supply issues during the last few weeks when the sun was brutal and the temperatures were high. According to Public Works Superintendent Tom Rini, LIPA has been making frequent trips to the pool to remedy a solution.
Mineola School District Superintendent Dr. Michael Nagler presented bond proposals for construction on school reconfiguration on July 22. These bonds would need to be passed by vote to be implemented if district residents vote to not reconfigure under the default option one configuration.
Mineola mayor Jack Martins revealed last week that Garden City and Verizon have finally retained consultants to address the noise issue plaguing Mineola residents on 13th Avenue. Sound tests have begun, according to Garden City officials.
School board litigation that has spanned the last two years has recently come to a close. Former Mineola School District Trustee Laraine Salvatore was sued by former district superintendent Larry Licopoli for defamation of character in 2008. The Supreme Court has dismissed that case.
The heat has been blazing, the sun hasn’t helped and Mother Nature hasn’t spared a drop or two of her tears to help out in the heat wave that has rocked Long Island in 2010. Mineola has.
A public hearing regarding the construction of a nine-story residential complex on Old Country Road in Mineola, dubbed the “Winston,” was scheduled for July 14 at Village Hall in front of the Board of Trustees of Mineola. Polimeni International LLC. was granted an extension to better prepare themselves due to the ongoing issues with new construction plans and various changes that have been made to the project. The hearing will now take place on Sept. 15.
Responding to a request for assistance from the Village of Great Neck, Mayor Jack M. Martins dispatched the Village of Mineola’s Tree Service Crew to Great Neck to help clear stranded residents last week. Great Neck also reached out to the Town of North Hempstead for aid as well.
Facebook, Twitter, MySpace and Formspring. Those are just a few of the sites that have seen the brunt of it. Let’s not forget about AOL Instant Messenger, AOL chat rooms and forum sites.
Fighting political corruption in Albany is what Republican candidate Daniel M. Donovan Jr. says will be his top priority should he be elected the next New York Attorney General. Vying for the top prosecutor’s seat, along with five Democratic hopefuls, the Staten Island District Attorney spoke candidly with editors of Anton Community Newspapers during a recent visit to Long Island.
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