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Urgent Request: Bone Marrow Match Sought

Friday, 13 November 2009 00:00

Be Tested Sunday, Nov. 15 at Reconstructionist Synagogue

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.


New York Conference Of Mayors Calls For Amendments

Written by Carol Frank Friday, 13 November 2009 00:00

Criticizes ‘The Devilish Details’ Of New Law for Village Dissolution

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.


Local Incumbents Weather Election Storm

Written by Joe Scotchie Friday, 13 November 2009 00:00

County Races Undecided; GOP Wants to Repeal Energy Tax

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.


Archbishop Visits Roslyn Village

Written by Joe Scotchie Friday, 06 November 2009 00:00

Orthodox Religious Leader Dines at Limani’s

On Sunday, Oct. 25, the Village of Roslyn saw itself as host to one of the most important religious leaders in the world.

On that evening, a private dinner was held in honor of the arrival of His All Holiness, Bartholomew, Archbishop of Constantinople, New Rome and Ecumenical Patriarch.


Grand Jury Hands Up Indictment In Multi-State Adoption Scam

Friday, 06 November 2009 00:00

Cohen Accused of Stealing More Than $300K By Promising 13 Would-Be Families Babies That Did Not Exist


Nassau County District Attorney Kathleen Rice announced that a grand jury has returned a 69-count indictment against a Roslyn attorney for stealing more than $300,000 from prospective adoptive parents by promising them babies that did not exist. The DA’s Office has established criminal cases involving 13 families as the result of an investigation that began in May 2008.


JCC Auction for Excellence January 30

Friday, 30 October 2009 00:00

 Funding Innovative Programs To Help Special Needs Kids

When Peter Amendolara started school in September, his mom, Paula, received a phone call from his teacher.  “What happened to him this summer?” his teacher asked.  “Peter is calmer, more focused, less anxious and has a confidence about him that wasn’t there in June.”  

Paula was thrilled.  Peter is 6 years old and is autistic.  During the summer, he attended Sid Jacobson JCC’s Camp Kehilla, a summer day camp for high-functioning special needs children and teens with Autism Spectrum Disorders, ADHD, learning disabilities, speech and language delays and mood disorders. 


The Race for Nassau County Executive

Written by Joe Rizza Friday, 30 October 2009 00:00

In the race for Nassau County Executive, Democrat Tom Suozzi of Glen Cove will attempt to retain the post he has held since 2002. He is running against longtime Republican Legislator Ed Mangano of Bethpage.


Meet the Candidates for the 11th Legislative District

Written by Joe Scotchie Friday, 23 October 2009 00:00

On Nov. 3, voters in the 11th district will select their representative to the Nassau County legislature. Jeffrey M. Losquadro will challenge incumbent Wayne Wink. The district includes the villages of Albertson, Baxter Estates, East Hills, Flower Hill, Garden City Park, Glenwood Landing, Herricks, Manorhaven, Plandome Manor, Port Washington, Port Washington North, Roslyn, and Searingtown. The candidate’s profiles are listed below.


Funding for Grist Mill, Cedarmere Restoration

Written by Joe Scotchie Friday, 23 October 2009 00:00

Grist Mill Project May Begin By Early Summer

Funding for renovation on the building that has been called the “touchstone of Roslyn” has been secured through a combination of public and private funds.

The funding plans not only for the Robeson Grist Mill on Old Northern Boulevard, but also Cedarmere and the Jerusha Dewey house on the Bryant Preserve were announced in a Tuesday, Oct. 13 press conference at the Grist Mill.


Civic Association Seeks Resolution on Expansion Plans

Written by Joe Scotchie Friday, 16 October 2009 00:00

Debate on P.C. Richard Enlargement Nearly a Year Old

Since last December, P.C. Richard & Sons, the longtime appliance store chain in the New York area, has wanted to expand its Greenvale store. Meetings before the Town of North Hempstead board have taken place, but the council has time and time again postponed a decision on the application.

At its Sept. 29 meeting, the board did it again, voting to continue the meeting until Nov. 17. John Fabio, president of the Greenvale Civic Association, told The Roslyn News that his organization has made design suggestions to P.C. Richard and that the civic association is currently waiting for a final drawing of the expansion proposal. When that happens, both the civic association and P.C. Richard personnel hope to meet and come up with a design acceptable to both sides.


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