As reported in last week’s issue of The Roslyn News, the Roslyn School District personnel, including Superintendent Dr. Dan Brenner, held a public meeting to discuss possible changes in the bus pickup schedule for grade school, middle school, and high school students.
At press time on Tuesday, Dec. 1, Nassau County Executive Thomas R. Suozzi conceded his bid for reelection to Republican challenger Edward I. Mangano, following unofficial results showing Mangano with a 377 vote lead. As well, Nassau County Comptroller Howard Weitzman conceded victory to his Republican challenger George Maragos. In another race, County Legislator David Mejias conceded to his Republican challenger, Joseph Belesi in the race for the 14th Legislative District. A detailed story will be published in this newspaper next week.
As noted in last week’s issue of The Roslyn News, an online survey conducted by the Roslyn School District, one that will help to determine if the start times at Roslyn schools will change, has generated parental concern.
And so, the district hosted a special forum about start times last Monday, one that took place at the Roslyn High School auditorium. Local residents were given the opportunity to receive additional background information and to voice their opinions about the issue.
The Roslyn Heights Funeral Home sponsored a Veterans Day tribute ceremony on Wednesday, Nov. 11, at the Rescue Hook and Ladder Co., No. 1. Along with the veterans who attended many civic leaders including Town of North Hempstead Supervisor Jon Kaiman, Councilman Dwyer, Legislator Wayne Wink and Village of Roslyn Harbor Trustee Louis Badalato also turned out to pay homage to all who served. Benediction and prayers for all those who have put on the uniform of service were given by Rabbi Yaakov Reiter (Chabad Lubavitch of Roslyn), Rev. Margaret Clark (Trinity Episcopal Church, Father Evan Evangelidis (Archangel Michael Greek Orthodox Church), and Msgr. Richard Bauhoff (formerly of St. Mary’s Roman Catholic Church, Roslyn).
The Highlands Fire Department provided aerial support for the Stars and Stripes to be hung across Mineola Avenue in honor of all who served.
A study of adolescent sleep patterns and the resulting academic performance has led the Roslyn School District to conduct an online survey, one that will help to determine if the start times at Roslyn schools will change.
In recent issues of The Roslyn News, the school district has advertised the survey, explaining the possible changes in policy and four different scenarios for pickup times for students who take the bus to school.
On last Saturday, Nov. 14, Homicide Squad Detectives from the Nassau County police department reported the arrest of Wilmer Linares of Albertson, on Friday, Nov. 13 in connection with the homicide of Jony Acosta, also of Albertson.
The defendant is charged with Murder Second Degree and was arraigned on Saturday, Nov. 14 in First District Court, Hempstead.
After years of being dormant, the Roslyn Chamber of Commerce is back in business.
Recently, up to 30 people representing various Roslyn businesses, convened in Village Hall for the initial meeting of the new Roslyn Chamber of Commerce meeting.
Alan Cohen, husband, father, and graduate of Roslyn High School, has an aggressive form of leukemia, and is in urgent need of a bone marrow transplant.
The best chance for a match will be in Jews of Ashkenazic descent. Alan is one out of thousands of patients in need of a bone marrow transplant and you could be their only hope.
The sponsors call it the “Empowerment Act” for short, but local governments are calling it the “Disenfranchisement Act” because the sweeping legislation passed this June, going into effect in March 2010, requires voters to vote to dissolve or consolidate local government before they know whether such actions would save money, or not.
“There’s a lot of confusion about the Act and it’s up to you to educate your residents so they’ll know that signing a petition for dissolution sets into motion a complicated, expensive process where the cart is before the horse,” said Wade Beltramo, special counsel for the New York State Conference of Mayors (NYCOM) to a roomful of mayors and village officials from Nassau, Suffolk and Westchester counties at a NYCOM meeting held at Mineola High School on Oct. 29.
The anti-incumbent wave that swept the Republican Party back into control of the Nassau County legislature didn’t make its way to the Town of North Hempstead this past Nov. 3.
All local incumbents faced only modest difficulties in winning re-election to their various offices.
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