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Around the Town with Lou: August 17, 2011

Written by Lou Sanders Tuesday, 23 August 2011 00:00

Lutherans are one of the largest Protestant communities in Mineola. A group of dedicated Christians met Sept. 11, 1921 to lay the cornerstone of the Lutheran Church of Our Saviour on Willis Avenue. We can recall Pastor Arthur Doege in the early days and Pastor Robert Mursch. The current pastor is the Rev. Albert Triolo. They also are home to the Children’s Noah’s Ark. On this Sept. 11, there will be a large commemorative celebration following religious services held at the Inn of New Hyde Park.

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Moyous Outdoor Market was at the corner of Willis Avenue and Mineola Boulevard where KFC is located today. A few may recall this colorful spot with its bananas hanging in the windows and it’s many Greek and Italian specialties. Moyous closed about 50 years ago.

 

From the desk of NY State Senator Jack Martins: August 16, 2011

Written by Senator Jack Martins Friday, 19 August 2011 00:00

More To Do

I love those local history books that show what our neighborhoods used to be like. I enjoy contrasting photos of wide open spaces, dirt roads and potato farms to where today stand shopping malls, highways, and supermarkets.

It’s fascinating because this super-development actually didn’t begin that long ago. It was only after World War II, when our servicemen settled here with their families, that Long Island’s population boom began.   

 

From Long Island Wins: August 16, 2011

Written by Maryann Sinclair Slutsky Friday, 19 August 2011 00:00

The Recession

I’m not a big fan of roller coasters. I certainly don’t like the actual ones. I can barely even look at them without getting a little nauseous. But I don’t much care for the metaphorical ones, either. Specifically, I could do without the stock market falling into a terrifying descent, rising back up, and then tumbling some more.

It’s certainly no fun. We’re staring down the threat of another recession, and it’s hard to say where we’ll end up. However, we’ve seen record drops followed by chaos, and that doesn’t exactly inspire me with confidence.

 

Schumer: Federal Purchasing Agreements Are a Win for Local School Districts

Friday, 12 August 2011 00:00

‘Means Easier, More Affordable Access to Critical Education Tools’

United States Senator Charles E. Schumer has called on the federal General Services Administration (GSA) to meet with Long Island school districts and administrators and Nassau and Suffolk BOCES to identify major cost-saving opportunities on information technology (IT) purchases that could potentially save Long Island residents hundreds of thousands of dollars in property taxes. Last month, as part of the property tax cap legislation passed by the New York State Legislature, a legal restriction that prevented New York State school districts from purchasing information and telecommunication technology through the GSA’s Federal Supply program was lifted, unlocking the door for hundreds of thousands of dollars in savings. The GSA is tasked with overseeing the business of the U.S. federal government. GSA’s acquisition solutions supplies federal purchasers with cost-effective high quality products and services from commercial vendors.

 

Letter: Mangano, Republican Party Should Pay Back Taxpayers for Failed Referendum

Friday, 12 August 2011 00:00
Nassau County Executive Ed Mangano’s attempt to sneak through a massive tax hike was overwhelmingly rejected by voters on August 1st.

Mangano and the republicans in the legislature should never have tried to sell the people of Nassau on the bad idea of raising their property taxes to build Charles Wang a new Coliseum.

 

From the Desk of Senator Jack Martins: August 2, 2011

Written by Senator Jack Martins Friday, 05 August 2011 00:00

Getting It Right for Our Volunteers

A common theme is concern for the volunteers that serve our neighborhoods. Here in Nassau County we are blessed with many who offer their time as firefighters, emergency service workers and auxiliary police officers for the benefit of our residents and businesses. Enough thanks cannot be given to these good men and women but beyond gratitude we must resolve issues that will negatively impact how they serve us. As chairman of the Senate Standing Committee on Local Government and a former mayor, I am particularly aware of aspects that may go overlooked.

 

Around the Town with Lou: August 2, 2011

Written by Lou Sanders Friday, 05 August 2011 00:00

Don Quixote knew what he was doing when he tilted at windmills. Today I see wind turbines on houses generating clean electricity. Others have installed solar panels on their roofs as they save energy and generate clean power.

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“Gateway to Mineola” is the way to describe the planned research center planned by Winthrop Hospital. It will occupy that area on the west side of Mineola Boulevard where Bohack once stood and La Cisterna Restaurant. Just south of that will be that 28-unit rental building starting at the corner of the Raines building.

 

Parenthood Plus: July 26, 2011

Written by Andrew Malekoff Friday, 29 July 2011 00:00

‘Building Men for Others’

Schoolyards, playing fields, gymnasiums, vacant lots, street corners, makeshift clubhouses and stoops were but a few of the special places of my boyhood. These were the platforms upon which the richest of memories, sweet and sour, were built. In later years, it has been the countless hours of my work with groups of boys at North Shore Child and Family Guidance Center that have been most evocative of those special places and times. The associated images and scenarios provide me, at each memorable stop, with a visceral reminder of my earliest struggles to belong, to feel special and to be valued.

I can vividly recall the year-long struggle, at age 10, in trying to scale the grammar school roof; a rite of passage. There was the repeated disappointment in falling short and the intermittent beat of humiliating taunts by the older boys. However, what sticks with me even more is the image of dangling arms from above - my friends reaching out for my outstretched hand - a majestically simple gesture that captured the mutuality upon which our time together would be permanently rooted.

 

Sports Entertainment Destination Center Will Jumpstart Nassau’s Hurting Economy

Written by County Executive Edward Mangano Friday, 29 July 2011 00:00

On August 1, Nassau County residents have an opportunity to create over 3,000 new permanent jobs, over 1,500 construction jobs and generate $400 million in tax relief for homeowners. How? It’s simple. Residents can vote in a special election, at their normal polling locations, whether they wish to receive these economic benefits that accompany the creation of a sports-entertainment destination center at the site of Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum. The plan authorizes the County to move forward with building a new sports-entertainment arena, baseball stadium and other improvements to the area.

 

Around the Town with Lou: July 19, 2011

Written by Lou Sanders Friday, 22 July 2011 00:00

Islanders to stay right here! That will happen. Senator Jack Martins told me because he believes that the public will vote “yes” on Aug. 1. In spite of the tough economic times he predicts a “yes” vote because the people realize that the Islanders are the only major league team we have in Nassau County. Jack said a new Coliseum will mean hundreds of new jobs and a profit for Nassau of $403 million. County Executive Ed Mangano told me the same thing. Atlanta is losing their hockey team to Winnipeg. Let’s keep our Isles here.

 

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