At the Thursday, Dec. 2 meeting of the Nassau County Planning Commission, the comment period on the 2010 Nassau County Master Plan was extended from Dec. 1 to Jan. 20, 2011. A second public hearing on the plan was also scheduled for 10 a.m. on Jan. 20 in the Legislative Chamber of the Theodore Roosevelt Executive & Legislative Building.
There are many ways to celebrate Hanukkah; lighting the candles, exchanging gifts and chocolate coins, cooking and eating delicious potato latkes, and so on. However, most people do not build gargantuan, 13.6 foot Menorahs out of 60,000 Lego building blocks as part of their typical holiday routine. However, if the excited students at Solomon Schechter Day School (SSDS) in Jericho have anything to say about it, maybe more people should.
A fatal auto accident on Jericho Turnpike at Eileen Way in Syosset on Sunday, Nov. 28 at 4:51 p.m. left Myron Jacobs of Jericho dead and his wife, Lucille Jacobs, in critical condition.
Police say the Jacobses were traveling westbound on Jericho Turnpike in a 2010 Mercedes Benz when their car was involved in a head-on collision with a 2000 Ford landscaping truck traveling eastbound, owned by Innovative Design Landscaping Company of 40 Oak Street, Syosset.
The driver of the truck, defendant Everardo Nieto, 32, of the Bronx, was treated for minor injuries and released from a local hospital. His passenger, a male, 63, is listed in serious condition at Nassau University Medical Center. The driver of the Mercedes Benz, Lucille Jacobs, 84, was taken to Nassau University Medical Center in critical condition and her husband Myron Jacobs, 86, was pronounced dead at 5:18 p.m. by Syosset Hospital personnel.
Just a scant few months after opening Taste, a specialty cake shop in downtown Syosset, pastry chef Corina Elgart had to close it, albeit briefly. Furthermore, she couldn’t even tell anyone why; a cryptic sign on the door only gave a hint as to the chef’s true whereabouts: “All I said was ‘closed for all good things, be prepared to set your DVR,” said Elgart of the sign.
Fortunately, now the community knows that Taste really was closed “for all good things” indeed; Elgart had to take a few weeks to film Next Great Baker, a spin-off program of the popular Cake Boss on TLC. Cake Boss chronicles the daily lives of Buddy Valastro, his family and coworkers at the famous Carlo’s Bakery in Hoboken, New Jersey, as they make some of the largest, most intricate specialty cakes on the planet. The winner of the Next Great Baker will get the opportunity to become part of the team at Carlo’s, in addition to $50,000.
The Jericho Board of Education covered a broad range of topics at their meeting on Thursday, Nov. 18. Superintendent Henry L. Grishman and president Barbara Krieger, along with Principal Joe Prisinzano, were pleased to start the meeting off by announcing the Semifinalists and Commended Students in the 2011 National Merit Scholarship Program.
With the county’s fiscal woes dominating the headlines, it’s hard to be optimistic about Nassau’s future. However, the tone of the Nassau County Planning Commission Public Hearing on the draft of the 2010 Master Plan, which makes policy recommendations to attempt to guide the county towards economic growth and prosperity, was hopeful. In fact, most of the speakers at the Thursday, Nov. 18 hearing spoke in praise of the plan, with few, if any, caveats.
Those who hope to fulfill the dream of owning their first home were given an edge this week when Nassau County Executive Edward P. Mangano announced a new program that will provide down payment assistance.
The Monday, Nov. 15 Syosset Central School District Board of Education meeting was quite brief, but there was still time to celebrate the exalted place that music holds in the community. Not only were the high school musicians congratulated, but there was a musical performance from the middle school students as well.
Chris Coschignano, partner at Sahn Ward Coschignano & Baker, and Town of Oyster Bay Councilman, was recently honored by the Syosset Chamber of Commerce for his dedication and commitment to the betterment of the Syosset business community. Town of Oyster Bay Supervisor John Venditto and Coschignano were presented with an inscribed plaque at a dinner held at Angelina’s II Restaurant in Syosset.
The 7th State Senate District ballot recount and absentee ballot count began earlier this week. The counts are reportedly going to conclude sometime Friday. While Mineola Mayor Jack Martins has already claimed victory, Democrats feel the race for incumbent Sen. Craig Johnson’s seat is a race far from over.
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