Landmark legislation to make same-sex marriage legal in New York State was signed into law on June 24, making New York the sixth state to legalize same-sex marriage.
On June 15, the New York State Assembly voted in favor of the Marriage Equality Act, 80 to 63, and on June 24, the New York State Senate voted in favor of this bill, 33 to 29. Governor Cuomo signed the Marriage Equality Act into law on Friday evening, June 24 and this legislation will go into effect on Sunday, July 24.
There has been a lot going on at the Glen Head-Glenwood Business Association. The GHGWBA meets monthly for cocktails, dinner and a presentation at the Glen Head American Legion Post #336 building. Between meetings, the group is very active in its mission of promoting the interests of local business, encouraging people to shop locally, and making the community a better place to live and work.
Marty Napoleon, featured jazz pianist and resident of the Regency at Glen Cove, recently performed a series of jazz classics with bassist Bill Crow and drummer Ray Mosca for friends, family and invited guests at the Regency. The trio’s performance, titled Music from the Heart, included the classics Baby Won’t You Please Come Home, The Girl from Ipanema and Prelude to a Kiss, and was met with a standing ovation by the more than 150 guests in attendance.
The City of Glen Cove Planning Board held a public hearing Tuesday night at City Hall to consider an application for a special use and site plan to redevelop the property at Village Square. Glen Cove residents and business owners voiced their opinions on the Glen Cove Piazza project.
The plan is to redevelop the property into four buildings that are four- and five-stories high, consisting of 142 multi-family residential apartments and approximately 27,000 square feet of retail space. An additional 107 parking spaces will be added in underground garages, with intent to use the existing garages that are currently underutilized.
The Glenwood power plant is a familiar sight to anyone driving along the water, but what might not come to mind is how much it contributes to local taxes. If a plan proposed this past week to phase out the plant goes through, North Shore Schools Board would be looking at a 10 percent loss in revenue.
“We are facing a very serious situation,” North Shore Schools Board of Education President Dr. Igor Webb told the Record Pilot. “We do not yet have a full sense of the issues that might be involved. We just received this information last week… We are just beginning to try to figure out a strategy but the numbers are scary.”
Mayor Ralph V. Suozzi is kicking off his 2011 campaign for re-election with a dinner party at the Glen Cove Mansion on Monday, June 20 at 6 p.m. Running with Mayor Suozzi are his Glen Cove City Council team, including incumbent city council members: YMCA of Long Island CEO Mike Famiglietti, local insurance business owner Nick DiLeo, decorated veteran and former EMS chief Tony Jimenez, trial attorney Tim Tenke, and financial strategist Sean Dwyer. Council member Delia DeRiggi-Whitton is not seeking re-election. Longtime Glen Cove resident Martin Carmody, a design engineer, has been selected to join Suozzi’s team.
Robert Germino (former captain in the United States Marine Corps, Iraq veteran, board member of the not-for-profit Semper4Soldiers, and 2010 candidate for State Assembly District 13) is the Republican candidate for Nassau County Legislature. The Nassau County Republican Committee nominated him for the current County Legislative District 18 that includes Glen Cove, Sea Cliff, Bayville, Locust Valley, Brookville, Glen Head, Greenvale, and Jericho.
The school year is soon coming to a close, but the Glen Cove School District is still working hard to prepare for the next school year. Several curriculum topics were discussed at Monday night’s Board of Education meeting held at Robert M. Finley Middle School, including new courses for next year and the sixth grade honors program, which was implemented last year.
In a room filled with family, friends and supporters, Glen Cove Councilwoman Delia DeRiggi-Whitton recently held a meeting at Page One restaurant in Glen Cove to announce that she had been asked by County Legislator Diane Yatauro of the 18th district to run for her position when she retires, after serving since 2003.
Twenty-one gun salutes are a naval tradition that date back to the age of sail, when a salute was fired by a man-of-war entering a foreign harbor to show that its guns were not loaded and, thus, was entering on friendly terms. It later evolved into a 21-gun salute for dignitaries and heads of state that were visiting naval vessels. After the Civil War, both Army and Naval installations equipped with cannon would fire 21-gun salutes on two National Holidays—on Memorial Day and July 4th. Today, Naval installations and ships equipped with saluting batteries fire a 21 minute-gun salute on Memorial Day, with the first shot commencing at precisely noon, and the last shot ending at 12:20 p.m. The Navy fires an additional 21-gun salute on George Washington’s birthday.
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