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County Executive Suozzi: Clear Heroin Problem Exists

Written by Joe Rizza Friday, 31 July 2009 00:00

Addictive Drug Gaining Popularity

There aren’t many things that have gone down in price over the last few years. Unfortunately, one of them is the dangerously addictive drug heroin. In 2006, 10 glycine bags of heroin cost roughly $150. Today, that same amount of the opioid drug costs roughly $90. Heroin is cheap, easy to get and is now becoming more widely used in suburban counties such as Nassau.
 

Hearing to Be Held on Lighthouse Project Next Week

Written by Joe Rizza Friday, 31 July 2009 00:00

Public Input to Be Given at Hofstra University

A proposed project that would have a major impact on all of Nassau County will be discussed at a public hearing on Tuesday, Aug. 4, beginning at 9:30 a.m. at John Cranford Adams Playhouse at Hofstra University.

The project, called the Lighthouse Project, which will cost a reported $3.7 billion, entails renovating the Uniondale area to include a renovated Nassau Coliseum, hotels, convention facilities, office space, retail space and residential units.

 

AG Accepts Settlement From Party Poopers

Friday, 24 July 2009 00:00

Attorney General Andrew Cuomo announced that his office has secured $250,000 for customers who were swindled by a company that provided wedding photography and services.

“This is a story of wedding dreams turned into a planning nightmare,” said Cuomo. “This company promised wedding photos, videos and other services, but ended up taking thousands of dollars from couples who were left scrambling to get photos and albums of their special day. Even on the day they closed down, they continued to deceive customers who paid for their services.”

 

Comptroller Says Attorney Improperly Classified

Written by Joe Rizza Friday, 24 July 2009 00:00

State Comptroller Completes Audit of Franklin Square School District

The New York State Comptroller’s Office completed an audit of the Franklin Square School District, covering the period of time from July 1, 2006 to January 31, 2008, and found that the district did not seek competitive proposals before choosing six service providers who were paid $267,379. In addition, according to the comptroller’s office, an attorney who was doing work for the district was improperly classified as a school district employee instead of an independent contractor. As a result, the attorney was enrolled in the New York State and Local Retirement System (ERS).
 

Lighthouse Environmental Report Declared ‘Ready for Public Review’

Friday, 17 July 2009 00:00

August 4 Public Hearing Scheduled

Hempstead Town Supervisor Kate Murray and the Town Board declared that a state-mandated environmental report by the developers of the Lighthouse Project is “ready for public review” at its July 7 meeting. Murray and the board also called an Aug. 4 public hearing on the environmental issues surrounding the proposal to refurbish the Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum and develop the 150 acres surrounding the arena.

 

Thousands Attend Alfano’s 3-on-3 Basketball Tourney

Friday, 17 July 2009 00:00

It was 8:30 a.m. when the first basketball bounced at the courts of Dutch Broadway School July 10. The occasion was the 3-on-3 contest that actually had a start time of 10:30 a.m. But that didn’t stop the over 20 young people who woke early, rode their bikes and were getting psyched for the second annual 3-on-3 basketball tournament contest sponsored by Assemblyman Tom Alfano.

By 9:15 a.m., over 500 young people were on the courts and lining up to check-in at tables staffed by volunteers. And, at 10:15 a.m. close to 1,000 people were streaming into Dutch. Cars were parked up and down streets. From Western Beef Supermarket to Silver Street and everywhere in between. “I’ve never seen anything like this,” said Mystique Rivera adding, “This is fantastic.”

 

Basketball Tournament Set for Today

Friday, 10 July 2009 00:00

A three-on-three basketball tournament, sponsored by Assemblyman Tom Alfano, for students in fifth to 12th grade, will take place today at the Dutch Broadway School in Elmont. The day is expected to include friendly competition as well as prizes and refreshments.

“This tournament was first developed to promote sportsmanship, education, family and community and I am really excited for this year’s events. So many people have pledged their support to make it possible and I know it will be a great time,” said Assemblyman Alfano.

 

Town of Hempstead Vows to Fight for Argo Theatre Redevelopment

Friday, 10 July 2009 00:00

The Town of Hempstead plans to defend its decision for redevelopment in the Argo Theatre area in Elmont after property owners have filed a lawsuit, claiming the town’s assessment that the property is blighted is not factual.

According to the town, lawyers for the property owners have filed papers in State Supreme Court disputing the designation of the former Argo Theatre location as blighted, among other objections.

 

Assemblyman Tom Alfano’s Fifth Annual 3-on-3 Basketball Tourney July 10

Three Village Times News

Friday, 03 July 2009 00:00

Assemblyman Tom Alfano announced that his fifth annual 3-on-3 basketball tournament will take place at Dutch Broadway School, 1880 Dutch Broadway, Elmont, on July 10 from 10:15 a.m. until late afternoon.

 

Vets Encouraged to File Discharge Papers With County Clerk

Friday, 03 July 2009 00:00

In the spirit of celebration the nation’s independence, Nassau County Clerk Maureen O’Connell announced a program to benefit those who have served to preserve independence.

 

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