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Mystery Solved

Written by Jill Nossa Friday, 11 January 2013 00:00

Glen Cove man charged with murder in the second degree

The mystery of a missing person case appears to have been solved, with a tragic ending. 

Nunzio Izzo, 56, of Glen Cove went missing on Dec. 17. His friend, Edward Brown, 46, also of Glen Cove, has been charged with murder in the second degree after a police investigation determined Brown had sold jewelry belonging to Izzo at a pawn shop. 

Further investigation led police to a neighbor of Brown’s on Dosoris Way, where a body was discovered in a container, covered with a tarp, according to police. At this time, police believe the body to be that of Izzo, but positive identification cannot be made until the completion of the autopsy.

 

Letter: Gratitude For Storm Response

Friday, 04 January 2013 00:00

On behalf of the Glen Cove Senior Citizen Advisory Council, I would like to take this opportunity to gratefully acknowledge Mayor Ralph Suozzi, Deputy Mayor Maureen Basdavanos, Glen Cove Senior Center Director Carol Waldman, their dedicated staff, and the City of Glen Cove first responders for their valiant work to ensure the safety and well-being of the citizenry of Glen Cove and surrounding communities during and after catastrophic Hurricane Sandy.

We consistently recognize that Glen Cove is an extraordinary city, but the events of Oct. 27 and beyond, as exemplified by the people we are acknowledging, as well as countless unnamed others, have proven that Glen Cove has the heart of a lion. We thank them for their tireless work and bravery in the face of this devastating storm. 

We stand in awe of their humanity, commitment, and yes, love for the people not only of Glen Cove, but, indeed, for anyone who needed help during that trying period. Thank you one and all.

Elizabeth Hausner, Chair

Glen Cove Senior Citizen 

Advisory Council


 

Teaching Youth How To Fight Tobacco Marketing

Friday, 04 January 2013 00:00

There is a statewide initiative to combat youth cigarette and tobacco product use that focuses on teaching our youth all about the power of cigarette and tobacco marketing in local stores and in advertising in general. 

Although Joe Camel, a popular advertising tool for Camel cigarettes, is no longer permitted in youth magazines and publications, there remain many avenues used by cigarette companies to lure young people into beginning, what they hope, will be a lifelong addiction to cigarettes and tobacco products.  

The statewide initiative, which has been effective nationwide, was brought to Glen Cove High School the week of Dec. 10 by the SAFE Pride Project Coalition’s School Committee who partnered with the Glen Cove School District’s Health, Physical Education and Athletic Department and the Tobacco Action Coalition of LI.

 

Santa Makes A Special Delivery

Written by Jill Nossa Friday, 04 January 2013 00:00

Christmas comes a few days early for one Glen Cove boy

Seven-year-old Nicholas Pedone received a special surprise four nights before Christmas: a visit to his home by Santa Claus, who showed up on a fire truck with members of the Glen Cove Volunteer Fire Department, Glen Cove EMS and Glen Cove Police Department in tow.

On the evening of Friday, Dec. 21, the convoy arrived on the quiet street in Glen Cove where Nicholas lives, and Santa delivered a big bag of gifts to Nicholas’ door.  In November, Nicholas was diagnosed with neuroblastoma, a rare childhood cancer. Nicholas immediately underwent surgery to remove the mass found on his adrenal glands. Unfortunately, it could not be fully removed.  So far he has had two chemotherapy treatments, and is on an aggressive treatment plan for the next one to two years.

 

North Shore Schools Drop Italian

Written by Gabriella Iannetta Friday, 28 December 2012 00:00

BOE votes to implement Mandarin instead of Italian in World Language program

Superintendent Dr. Ed Melnick’s recommendation to drop Italian as a second language was passed at the North Shore Board of Education meeting, held at the North Shore Middle School on Thursday, Dec. 13.  

The decision was made after long discussion and yearlong research on implementing Mandarin as a second language. Mandarin was found to the most spoken language in the world, according to the research, while Italian did not make any list. 

 

Glen Cove Schools Address Safety Concerns

Written by Jill Nossa Friday, 28 December 2012 00:00

District assures parents that measures are being taken to ensure safety

The focus of the Dec. 17 Glen Cove City School District Board of Education meeting, held at Robert M. Finley Middle School, was on school safety. The meeting took place on the first day back at school after the horrific shootings that occurred in Newton, Connecticut just three days earlier. 

The board of education honored the victims with 27 seconds of silence, and Superintendent Dr. Joseph A. Laria opened with a statement regarding safety procedures and other measures being taken to insure all of the buildings in the district are safe and secure. 

 

For The Love Of Coffee

Written by Jill Nossa Friday, 21 December 2012 00:00

Mar Le Café offers quality beans from El Salvador 

Gourmet coffee served by a professional barista arrived in Glen Cove in early September, though many people may not be aware of it. Mar Le Café, located at 32D Glen Street, right next to Glen Floors, is somewhat off the beaten path, though is worth paying a visit to for anyone craving an excellent coffee drink. 

Owner Marlene Florez had several career paths before following her dream of opening a coffee shop.

 “Business is in my blood,” says Florez. She says her café started with an idea that took about a year and a half to come to fruition. She loves coffee and said that once she had the idea of opening a coffee shop and began researching, she learned that some of the best beans are grown and roasted in her home country of El Salvador. She saw a market for it in Glen Cove and wanted to bring “real coffee” to the area. 

 

Glen Cove School District Takes Measures To Improve School Safety

Written by Jill Nossa Friday, 21 December 2012 00:00

Connecticut tragedy sparks fear in community

On Monday morning, in the wake of a tragedy that left 20 schoolchildren and eight adults dead in Connecticut, parents and teachers returned to school with a new fear and new questions regarding what will be done to protect the children of this community from any type of copycat crimes. 

Faculty meetings were held at every school in the Glen Cove City School District. Superintendent Dr. Joseph A. Laria said in addition to providing instructions, the meetings also allowed staff the opportunity to vent and cry.

 

Questions Raised About County Tree Cutting In Nassau Preserves

Written by Jill Nossa Friday, 14 December 2012 00:00

More than 100 live trees have been cut in Glen Cove preserves

During the recent hurricane, tree-laden preserves have suffered damage. The trees felled by the natural disaster, however, are insignificant compared with the calculated cutting that has since taken place.

A month after Superstorm Sandy, Nassau County Legislator Delia DeRiggi-Whitton said she was alarmed to hear that trimming crews were taking chainsaws to trees in two Nassau County preserves located in Glen Cove – Welwyn and Garvies Point.  

The legislator was contacted by concerned residents who frequent both preserves, as well as environmental groups like the Audubon Society and the Friends of Garvies Point.

 

Rebuilding In Morgan Park

Written by Jill Nossa Friday, 14 December 2012 00:00

Historic Glen Cove gazebo comes back to life

On Wednesday, Dec. 5, the roof was raised on the Morgan Park gazebo, completing the second phase of the project to rebuild the city’s landmark that was destroyed last summer. The roof was attached to the new steel columns that were put in place in late November.

The city is using the original blueprints to rebuild the gazebo, originally erected in 1932. The only difference between the new structure and the original is the steel supports, which should prevent a future collapse.

 

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