On Tuesday, August 21, Adam Levine of Glen Cove performed the national anthem at Citi Field for the third time, at the Mets game against the Colorado Rockies. About 150 friends and family members, mostly from his congregation, Congregation Tifereth Israel, attended the game to cheer him on.
Nassau County Executive Edward P. Mangano was joined by Boris Chartan, founder and chairman emeritus of the Holocaust Memorial and Tolerance Center of Nassau County, Howard Maier, chairman of the board, former Nassau County Executive Tom Gulotta and members of the Nassau County Jewish Advisory Council on Tuesday, Aug. 14, to sign a 20-year lease extension of the Holocaust Memorial and Tolerance Center of Nassau County.
“It is critical to support the Holocaust Memorial and Tolerance Center, not only to honor the lives that were lost and to celebrate the survivors who made it, but also so those of us alive today as well as future generations do not repeat the errors of our ancestors,” said County Executive Mangano. “The importance of the center is that it educates us to allow us to learn from the mistakes of the past and, from that knowledge, prevent this hatred of our fellow human beings from ever happening again.”
Elected officials representing 14 municipalities formally established the Oyster Bay/Cold Spring Harbor Protection Committee by signing an inter-municipal agreement, which codifies the relationship between them. These municipalities have been meeting since January 2010 at the recommendation of Friends of the Bay, a local environmental advocacy organization.
On Tuesday, Aug. 7, the Glen Cove Police Department hosted National Night Out, a block party event intended as a way to bring the community together while raising awareness about crime prevention.
Bridge Street, a section of School Street and a section of Glen Street were blocked off so that pedestrians could wander freely, visit the booths of various vendors, take advantage of the free food being offered and dance to the sounds of the Les Stanco band. While the fresh pizza offered from La Famiglia, the ices from Rita’s and the food being served up from the Downtown Café were no doubt a big draw for kids and parents alike; local businesses, organizations and politicians were also present to spread the word about their offerings. Vendors included the Glen Cove Senior Center, Laffey Fine Homes, and free chair massages from Dr. Maxine Cappel Mayreis. Senator Carl Marcellino and Legislator Delia DeRiggi-Whitton both set up camp to answer questions and deliver information about what their offices are currently doing on a state and county level.
On Wednesday, August 1, a group of prominent Protestant, Catholic, and Jewish leaders, along with the young people, delivered petitions and artwork to Nassau County Executive Ed Mangano, Minority Leader Kevan Abrahams and Presiding Officer Peter Schmitt. The petitions contained more than 3,500 names of local residents in favor of restoring funding and contracts for youth services agencies and programs.
Glen Cove has received a critical allocation of funding for the Glen Cove Ferry Terminal and Boat Basin Project. The city received $875,951 from the Federal Highway Administration to construct the phase of the LEED-standard terminal building that will service commuters, including ticket sales, passenger waiting areas and customer service offices. Funding was secured with the assistance of the New York State Congressional Delegation, including Senators Charles Schumer and Kirsten Gillibrand, and Representative Peter King.
Mayor Ralph Suozzi said, “This is great news for the city and for Long Island. The funding from the Federal Highway Administration’s Ferry Boat Discretionary Program, through the New York State Department of Transportation, will allow the city to begin construction of the Ferry Terminal Building, which is a key component of the Glen Cove Ferry Terminal and Boat Basin Project. I am grateful to the New York State Congressional Delegation for their efforts, for their commitment, and for their continued support and partnership in helping Glen Cove to revitalize our waterfront and pursue economic opportunities that will benefit our city and our region.”
The council passed a resolution authorizing the city to award a contract to Winters Bros. Recycling Corp. to provide operation and maintenance of the transfer station and solid waste transport and disposal services, and to Galaxy Recycling Inc. to provide the city’s recyclables transport and disposal services, for a combined overall estimated cost of $15,591,867.36 over 10 years. The contracts were set to commence Aug. 1 for 10 years, with each contract having three consecutive five-year mutually agreed upon extensions.
Last winter, Kim Leary of Glen Dance Studio got the invitation of a lifetime that she never expected: to take her dance students to London to perform during the Olympic Games.
This week, she will be traveling with a group of 32 people to London, where 14 of her dance students and teachers will hold two performances for massive, international audiences.
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.
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