When Freddy Gershon, proprietor of Gershon Jewelers in Greenvale, got a phone call from the White House in Washington, DC, he thought it was a joke some friends were playing on him.
The weather may be on people’s minds, but already the political season is heating up in the Village of East Hills.
On a recent Thursday evening, the East Hills Advocacy Group announced their slate of candidates for the March 15 village elections. At a meeting at Table 9 restaurant, one that drew up to 100 people, the candidates also listed their reasons for forming a party and challenging the incumbent.
A dog who wandered onto the ice and fell through into the icy waters of Silver Lake in Roslyn’s Gerry Park was rescued late Sunday, Jan. 16 by Roslyn firefighters and officers from the Nassau County Police Department’s emergency service unit. Shortly after 5:00 p.m. on Jan. 16, the Roslyn Fire Companies were requested to assist the Nassau County Police in rescuing the animal, a Golden Retriever, who was partially submerged in the frigid waters, clinging to a piece of ice, about 200 feet from the shore.
As of Dec. 22, red light cameras are installed, or under construction, at 50 intersections with a total of 152 cameras.
It was said the Department of Public Works (DPW) was initially asked to propose locations in each town, but upon closer study, discovered many towns had fairly safe intersections. The engineering required to install red light cameras at each selected intersection is significant, almost similar to traffic lights themselves—an expensive undertaking.
Residents in Roslyn, Manhasset and other North Shore villages live near two major airports and other, smaller ones. So aircraft noise is often on people’s minds. That issue may heat up again in a year’s time. In 2012, the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) is set to implement a major re-routing of its flights from several Long Island airports, including John F. Kennedy and Farmingdale.
In past months, the Village of East Hills has expressed concerns over development in the village and surrounding areas. That has included opposing plans to build a Lowe’s Home Improvement Center on the former Pall Corp. property on Northern Boulevard and additions to a P.C. Richard franchise in Greenvale.
Villages in the Roslyn area, in good times and bad, always practice fiscal restraint. But in 2010, that prudence was needed more than ever, as county, state, and national budgets remained in the red.
It’s official. After launching his campaign in March 2010, standing outside train stations, restaurants and local businesses and after a long and arduous court battle, Jack Martins can take the “-elect” off of the end of his new job title.
Former Mineola Mayor Jack Martins was sworn in as the Seventh District senator last Tuesday. Martins was accompanied by his wife Paula and the rest of the Martins family as he took the oath of senator around noon.
Approaching New Year’s Eve last week, many people might have feared starting 2011 with a hangover, but for County Executive Edward P. Mangano, it was the prospect of a takeover, of the county’s finances by New York State agency Nassau Interim Finance Authority (NIFA) on Jan. 1, that became very real.
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