Mayor Ralph V. Suozzi was pleased to announce the commencement of construction on the new Glen Cove Ferry Terminal and Boat Basin. This exciting announcement came as local, state and federal elected officials joined Mayor Suozzi on June 1 for the official groundbreaking ceremony for one of Glen Cove’s most significant transportation projects.
The May meeting of the Glen Head-Glenwood Business Association featured a presentation by Felice Randall, Town of Oyster Bay director of community development. Ms. Randall detailed the resources available to local business owners through the Town of Oyster Bay. The two main programs highlighted were related to funding available for business signage and facades. In both cases there is money available to the business owner through the Town of Oyster Bay.
On May 26, a meeting for the public was held at the North Shore Country Club in Glen Head about improvements to Scudder’s Pond and the watershed. The Hempstead Harbor Protection Committee (HHPC), an inter-municipal organization made up of the nine municipalities surrounding Hempstead Harbor, and the Village of Sea Cliff conducted the meeting. Residents came out to ask questions and hear a presentation on what is in store.
The HHPC reported several years ago that Scudder’s Pond was one of the major sources of contamination to Hempstead Harbor. Since then, major efforts have been made to attain grants funds and perform restorations to the site.
Dozens of disabled people arrived at Nassau University Medical Center in vans, wheelchair accessible buses and in Able-Ride vehicles, the subject of the very meeting they were there to attend. Their attorneys, advocates and elected officials came in cars; they don’t need handicapped vehicles to get around.
Nassau County Legislator Judy Jacobs organized the hearing, along with legislators Kevan Abrahams, Judi Bosworth, David Denenberg and Denise Ford at NUMC on Wednesday, May 19, giving disabled residents of Nassau County a venue to vent their frustrations and offer alternatives to cutting the MTA’s Able-Ride service.
The City of Glen Cove Memorial Day Parade Committee has named Rocco A. Imerti as the 2010 Parade Honoree. The parade will begin at noon on Memorial Day, May 31 and follows the 11 a.m. commemoration and presentations by veterans and local officials at Monument Park on the corner of North Lane and School Street.
Village of Sea Cliff Mayor Bruce Kennedy made the following statement to answer questions and concerns on the cell tower issue:
Over the course of the last several months, the village has received numerous requests and applications for the siting of telecommunications facilities and antenna systems. Some of the requests involve private property, and others involve village-owned land and the right-of-ways of certain streets.
My first memory of Memorial Day is in my youth up in the Italian section of Glen Cove known as “The Orchard.” I knew something was going to happen that day when “Big Ralph” Mastalio put on his World War I uniform. I caught my first glimpse of the parade at the Glen Street Railroad Station. The railroad station is where the parade turned around to go back to Glen Street and end up at the Old Legion Dugout on Pulaski Street. I saw a Civil War veteran and many World War I “Doughboys” that day. Years later I marched in that same parade as a member of the St. Patrick’s School band and then in the Glen Cove High School Band. What impressed me back then and also today is that Glen Cove is a very patriotic city. There are monuments and streets dedicated to the memory of many servicemen in several of the neighborhoods. I also remember during World War II when GIs on leave would march in this parade. Do you remember the first parade after World War II when all the servicemen came home? They would march with trophies of their victories consisting of enemy helmets, rifles and flags. I remember one Marine who carried a Japanese machine gun on his shoulder; he made sure that when he captured this gun on Guadalcanal’s “Bloody Ridge,” he would own it. It took him seven duffel bags to pack it up and send it home to his mother; the late Burt Cocks was the Marine.
Over 20 Glen Cove High School tenth- and eleventh-graders had the opportunity to hear noted writer, professor, and political activist Elie Wiesel speak about his book, entitled Night, during a lecture recently held at Adelphi University. Glen Cove High School Library Media Specialist Arlene Munson organized the visit.
Three candidates are running for two open seats on the Glen Cove Board of Education. They provided the following statements about their background, qualifications and the goals driving them to campaign.
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