It Was a Very Good Year Says State Senator Balboni
"It was the most productive senate in 10 years," said State Senator Mike Balboni at a recent roundtable get together with Anton Community Newspaper editors. The senator, who is running for re-election in the seventh senate district, touted legislation passed this year in the senate in Albany in the areas of crime, consumer issues, the environment, education and health.
Democrats Nominate Brooks for State Senate
Building on the foundation laid in his 1998 run for State Senate, Jon Schuyler Brooks has accepted the nomination of the Democratic Party as its candidate in the Seventh Senate District. He will oppose incumbent Republican Michael Balboni. "We know that sometimes a mission cannot be accomplished on the first try," Mr. Brooks told the delegates at the Nassau County Democratic Convention. "Two hundred years ago, on his second try, the founder of our party, Thomas Jefferson, was elected president. Thirty-five years ago, on his second try, the conscience of our party, Rev. Martin Luther King Jr., completed his march from Selma to Montgomery. This year, on my second try, and with your help, I will complete the mission started two years ago. The Manhasset Press reported that Mr. Brooks made "a surprisingly strong showing" in 1998, posting record-setting numbers for a challenger.
Port PAL Wraps Tournament Season
Port's 12-and-under PAL baseball team finished its summer tournament season on an impressive note Saturday night, with a tension-filled 2-0 victory over an imposing squad from the Bronx. The win, under the lights of Glen Cove's Memorial Stadium, left the Porties with a 4-3 record in the Glen Cove tournament, for a fourth-place finish in a nine-team field.
Port Washington on PAR With the Nation
Under the sponsorship of the South Bronx-Port Washington Community Partnership, Port Washington has officially begun its "Plant A Row" (PAR) campaign and joined other communities throughout the nation whose gardeners are planting an extra row of vegetables for the hungry this summer. "Hunger is a pervasive problem in the US that cannot be ignored," said Marvin Makofsky, co-chair of Port Washington's PAR effort. "Nearly 35 million Americans live in hunger or what's called 'food-insecure' households. Many of them are children. An increasing number are members of working families. We need to help our neighbors." Produce collected through PAR will be distributed to the needy through food banks in Port Washington, including Our Lady of Fatima Roman Catholic Church, and through the soup kitchen at the Willis Avenue Methodist Church in the South Bronx.
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