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TH Waiting on Wang

Written by Joe Rizza Friday, 09 October 2009 00:00

Islanders Owner’s Deadline Passes

New York Islanders owner Charles Wang said he was waiting for an answer from the Town of Hempstead whether they will allow the Lighthouse Project, which includes a new Nassau Coliseum and further development around the Uniondale site, to go forward. However, now that the October 3 deadline imposed by the Islanders owner for the town to make a decision has passed, Hempstead Town Supervisor Kate Murray appears willing to discuss the Lighthouse Project.

Elmont Memoiral HS to See Improvements to Athletic Facilities

Friday, 09 October 2009 00:00

Alfano Delivers Grant Funding for Concession Stand, Wellness Center Gym Projects

Assemblyman Tom Alfano announced that he was able to secure $90,000 in grant funding for Elmont Memorial High School to build a new outdoor concession stand with announcer’s booth and new training equipment for the Elmont Memorial High School weight room.

The grant funding comes on the heels 
of a new weight room Alfano secured for Sewanhaka High School that is now fully operational. The grants were secured by Alfano through the state budget process and are part of his education investment initiatives in the 21st Assembly District.


Scott Jablow Named WH Person of the Year

Friday, 02 October 2009 00:00

The West Hempstead Community Support Association Executive Board, in selecting the recipient of the “West Hempstead Person of the Year 2008,” had to look no further than Scott Jablow. For the past 18 years, Scott, his wife Janet and their two sons have lived in West Hempstead. During those years, he organized the Cathedral Gardens Civic Association with a goal to bring neighbors together to help one another and take pride in their community.


County Executive Suozzi Proposes ‘90/10 Solution’ for ‘New Suburbia’

Written by Matthew A. Piacentini Friday, 02 October 2009 00:00

Says Targeted Growth Would Preserve Suburbs, Lower Taxes

County Executive Thomas R. Suozzi held a meeting at Nassau Coliseum to present his plan for a “New Suburbia” in Nassau, proposing that strategic development of 10 percent of the county would help preserve in the other 90 percent, “all that is good about suburban life.” He addressed and then took questions from community leaders, government officials, civic groups and business interests, all of whom were called upon to join the “90/10 Coalition,” which will collectively address the four major problems in this county - property taxes, a lack of young people, traffic congestion and pockets of poverty. The group will help maintain things like single family homes, low crime, good schools, parks and open spaces, while also planning “mega projects” - like the redevelopment of Nassau Coliseum and the Glen Cove Waterfront, meant to create industry, jobs and sales tax - and “cool downtowns,” which would bring young people back into Nassau.

Arrest Made in Assault at Elmont Memorial High School

Friday, 25 September 2009 10:12

Police have arrested an 18-year-old Queens Village man in connection with a stabbing made at the track field at Elmont Memorial High School on Sept. 9.

According to police, at 6:40 p.m. on that date, a fight involving approximately 20 males, ages 17 to 20, took place with a 17-year-old male who is a student of the school sustaining a stab wound.


Suozzi Says No to Property Tax Increase

Written by Joe Rizza Friday, 25 September 2009 10:11

But Republicans Harp on New Taxes

Nassau County Executive Thomas R. Suozzi said it wasn’t easy but he has managed to propose a $2.617 billion budget for the 2010 fiscal year that doesn’t increase property taxes for Nassau County taxpayers. However, his critics say a new tax in the form of an Energy Tax that was imposed earlier this year is unfairly burdening taxpayers who are already paying hefty taxes.

Suozzi Announces Winners in Home-Buying Lottery

Written by Joe Rizza Friday, 18 September 2009 06:59

Winners Allowed to Purchase Affordable Homes

Ann Ashmeade of Floral Park stood with tears in her eyes as Nassau County Executive Tom Suozzi congratulated her for being a lottery winner in the county’s Neighborhood Stabilization Program, which gives first-time homebuyers in Nassau County the opportunity to own their own home.

The program calls for the county to purchase and rehabilitate homes that have been foreclosed and then sell them affordably to those who qualify, including first-time homebuyers.


Republican Legislators Protest Energy Tax

Written by Joe Rizza Friday, 18 September 2009 06:58

Say It’s Unfair, Call for Repeal

Armed with petitions containing over 50,000 signatures of Nassau County residents, the Republican caucus of the Nassau County Legislature, led by Minority Leader Peter Schmitt, plans on calling for the repeal of the Home Energy Tax, which is being imposed on consumers to help the county close a budget deficit, if Republicans are successful in reclaiming the Nassau County Legislature on Election Day this November.


Elected Officials Announce Facelift for Hempstead Turnpike

Friday, 11 September 2009 00:00

Grant to Beautify Area Across From Belmont Racetrack

Elected officials who represent the Elmont area joined with a representative for Governor David Paterson to announce a $2.4 million grant to revitalize a portion of Hempstead Turnpike in Elmont.

The $2.412 million Restore New York III grant is being issued
 through the New York Empire State Development Corporation. The funds will be utilized to beautify storefronts and walkways along Hempstead Turnpike, across from Belmont Racetrack.


Getting Prepared for the Swine Flu

Written by Joe Rizza Friday, 11 September 2009 00:00

School Districts Taking Precautions

The start of a new school year can bring excitement as well as anxiety, but this school year, it is also bringing a concern over the possibility of students and staff contracting the H1N1 or “Swine Flu” virus.

The swine flu took hold during the last school year and it remains a possibility that people will contract the virus during this school year. The West Hempstead School District has posted information regarding the H1N1 virus on its website,


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