Last week, Glen Cove lost one of its most recognizable monuments as a result of treacherous weather: the gazebo at Morgan Memorial Park. The details of the storm and its aftermath were big news all around Long Island, and unfortunately, residents of this community are feeling the loss.
The storm on Wednesday, July 18 left downed trees and power outages in its wake, but perhaps the most astonishing effect was the flattening of the 80-year-old gazebo in Morgan Memorial Park. The gazebo was built by J.P. Morgan in 1932 and has been used by city residents as a place of solace, an escape from the harsh rays of the sun and as perfect photo opportunity for wedding parties and other events over the year’s.
When times are tough, throw a party. That was the solution that A.J. Perfetti, 13, came up with four years ago to help raise money for his sister, Julia, who has a rare tumor disorder, and the annual carnival held at their home is becoming a staple of the Glen Cove community – one that raises an average of $5,000 a year.
Julia was diagnosed with neurofibromatosis, or NF, at age four, a life-threatening, progressive condition that causes numerous tumors to grow throughout her entire body, and for which there is no cure or treatment. Her mom, Laura, says she gets migraines roughly three times per week and will soon be on three different medications. Though she remains positive, life is not always easy for the 9-year-old girl, who her mom says often has a lot of anxiety over not feeling well in certain social situations. Holding the carnival is a fun way for the family to raise money for research for Julia’s disease.
After several weeks of proceedings, the City of Glen Cove’s request for a restraining order against 4 Park Place Corporation, owned by John Doxey, was approved by the Honorable Richard J. McCord, Glen Cove City Court judge, on Friday, July 13. The court’s order prohibits the corporation from continuing its scrap metal processing and junkyard operation adjacent to the city’s waterfront, and from conducting any further activities at the property in violation of the city’s zoning ordinance.
“This order protects the city’s sensitive waterfront, and upholds the integrity of our zoning laws. Judge McCord’s decision will ensure that 4 Park Place Corporation and Mr. Doxey shall not be able to continue demolishing commercial vehicles loaded with hydraulic fluid and motor oil adjacent to Glen Cove Creek, and that this property shall only be used in a manner that does not violate the city’s zoning laws, does not threaten the environment, and only for such activities that are permitted and lawful,” said Glen Cove Mayor Ralph Suozzi.
The burial of six recently discovered U.S. Air Force crew members who had been declared Missing In Action since 1965 took place at Arlington National Cemetery on July 9, bringing closure to the families after more than 46 years of unanswered questions.
Chief Master Sergeant William Kevin Colwell of Glen Cove was among those whose remains were laid to rest with full military honors.
As the State Legislative Session ended, several pieces of legislation emerged to help the North Shore School District and other local municipalities address issues relating to the ramp down at the Glenwood Landing power plant. The bills were sponsored by local officials as well as the chair of the Senate Energy Committee.
The state has taken the initial steps to respond to the community’s concerns regarding the closure of the power plant.
After newly elected board member Donna Brady and re-elected incumbents David Huggins and Gail Nedbor-Gross took the oath of office, Trustee Ida McQuair took the lead in “proudly” nominating Joel Sunshine as president and Grady Farnan as vice president of the board. The board members present unanimously voted in Sunshine, while Huggins voted “no” for Farnan and Nedbor-Gross abstained from the vote. Trustee Barrie Dratch was absent from the meeting.
Several residents of Sassano were in attendance, as well as Glen Cove residents who originally hail from the city. The partnership recognizes the long-standing connection between the two cities.
Believing that a lack of “unique and original dark horror” is currently missing from independent films, Goldberg strives to bring more originality and thought-provoking concepts to his audience.
The Glen Cove Volunteer Fire Department celebrated its 175th anniversary with a number of events over the weekend, including a parade held Saturday evening. Hundreds of residents lined the streets to watch members of various local fire departments, police departments and marching bands stroll proudly by, dressed to impress.
The parade lasted about an hour on a warm, sunny evening, as members of fire and police departments from Sea Cliff, Locust Valley, Glen Head, Glenwood Landing, Oyster Bay, Great Neck, East Norwich, Syosset, Jericho, New Hyde Park, Floral Park and Proctorsville, VT joined Glen Cove for this significant milestone. Mayor Suozzi and his family, members of the Glen Cove City Council and Nassau County Legislator Delia DeRiggi-Whitton led the parade down Forest Avenue and through School Street.
From the first day she walked into Glen Cove High School, Alison Abrams has been actively involved in a plethora of school clubs and organizations while upholding a stellar academic average. Alison is the Class of 2012 valedictorian.
“Alison possesses sophisticated intellectual prowess and is an extraordinarily adept student,” says Glen Cove Coordinator of PPS Mike Tweed. “She self-challenges. Some students falter under pressure; Alison thrives.”
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