As the sun peeked out of the cloud-filled sky before night fell on May 3, members of the Small Business Association and the U.S. Geological Survey were hard at work. They notified the residents present at the “Emergency Flood Summit” by the Argo Civic Association of the changes that have occurred with western Nassau’s water table and the opportunities for residents and small business owners to attain compensation for damages to their domiciles and buildings. Representatives from Sen. Craig Johnson’s office were also in attendance to learn about the constituents’ situations.
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Occupation: Owner of Advertising Consultant Services (ACS) that specializes in working with individuals and couples who are seeking to adopt. Member and speaker of the Adoptive Parents Committee of Long Island.
The Sewanhaka Central High School District adopted a new board policy on harassment, hazing and bullying at its Board of Education meeting on April 27. The board said it was committed to providing an environment that promotes respect and equality among its students.
Before the advent of the Internet, bullying occurred in the lunchroom, on the playground and even in the classroom. It usually involved a bigger child picking on a smaller child by calling them names or roughhousing. This type of behavior is manageable and can be dealt with immediately.
A U.S. District Court judge recently ordered a two-week extension to the MTA’s effective date for limiting services in its Able-Ride program.
After the MTA announced in March that it would be limiting its Able-Ride services to save money, several disability advocacy groups filed a class-action lawsuit against the company.
The Courtesy Hotel has been a bane for the West Hempstead community for years with multiple arrests and criminal activity occurring at the location. But, many members of the West Hempstead community are hoping that the hotel will soon be gone and replaced with a high-class apartment complex to be built by Trammell Crow Residential, a nationally-recognized real estate developer.
The Town of Hempstead Board adopted the Urban Renewal Plan for the Argo Theatre site in Elmont in hopes of developing the area and perhaps adding a supermarket, although the property owners are vowing to fight the town’s attempt to take over their properties.
The 2010 Census is under way and those working on it urge residents to return their forms as soon as possible. The bureau hopes to receive as many back in the mail as possible prior to April 12. For those who do not mail back the form, a Census enumerator will begin knocking on doors after to record the information personally.
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