Westbury Village Mayor Peter Cavallaro last week submitted written comments to the Hempstead Town Board relating to the Lighthouse Development Project currently under consideration for the Nassau Coliseum site in Uniondale.
As far back as 2005, Cavallaro, then a village trustee, expressed public support for the project because of the community development and economic opportunities (jobs, etc.) that the project promises for the region. Cavallaro said that he still supports the project, despite the very significant magnitude of the proposal, and the potential for it to have impacts (both positive and negative) to Nassau County in the future. Cavallaro said that, “if done right, the project will have far more positive benefits than detrimental effects.”
New York State Senator Craig M. Johnson (D-Nassau) wants the Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA) to be more selective when it comes to what advertisements are erected on train trellises. After several residents contacted his office complaining about a billboard on a Carle Place overpass, Johnson called a July 29 press conference to announce he has proposed legislation that would require the MTA to develop standards that would draw a distinction between advertising that could be placed in residential districts and in other areas.
A bipartisan committee at the Nassau County Board of Elections ruled Aug. 6 that Robert Troiano has enough valid signatures to remain a candidate in the Democratic primary for the 2nd Legislative District.
The North Hempstead Democratic Party announced that Viviana Russell of Westbury is their candidate for town board District 1. Russell, 37, will run for the seat currently held by Robert Troiano, who is not seeking re-election on a town level.
The election petitions filed by North Hempstead Town Councilman Robert Troiano and Pablo Sinclair, both candidates for a Democratic primary in the 2nd Legislative District (L.D.), have been challenged.
Josh Corbin, the son and campaign manager of incumbent Legislator Roger Corbin, filed objections to the 1,420 signatures submitted by Troiano while Hempstead resident Ramel Smith challenged the 822 signatures submitted by civic activist Sinclair. Candidates must have 500 valid signatures to remain on the ballot for the Sept. 15 primary.
Hundreds of Civil Service Employees Association (CSEA) Nassau Local 830 members rallied at the corner of Hempstead Turnpike and Carman Avenue last week in protest of what they allege to be dangerous policies within Nassau University Medical Center’s (NUMC) administrative staff.
Now that New N.Y. Government Reorganization and Citizen Empowerment Act – the government consolidation bill – has been signed into law by Governor David Paterson, New York State Attorney General Andrew Cuomo has set up a website with instructions for citizens on how to go about dissolving or consolidating governments. The website, reformnygov.com, includes the method by which citizens of a government can dissolve that government through a petition and referendum vote. The site even contains sample petitions that can be downloaded.
Last week, CNNMoney.com (a division of Money Magazine) released its top 25 “best places for the rich and single” and Westbury made the cut. The central Nassau community not only came in at No. 13 but was also the only Long Island town to rank in when it comes to where young singles should live.
“Those of us who live here know that one of the best parts of living in Westbury is the diversity of cultures and socio-economic groups who live here. Westbury is a great place for single young professionals, but it has always been a great place for people from all backgrounds and means to raise a family and set down roots,” said Westbury Village Mayor Peter Cavallaro.
Democrat Robert Troiano of Westbury has had his hat thrown into the race for Nassau County’s 2nd Legislative District (L.D).
Earlier this month, advocates of Troiano launched a petition drive in support of the current North Hempstead Town councilman and, last week, submitted some 1,420 signatures – collected over the course of 13 days – to the Nassau County Board of Election. During a July 20 press conference, Troiano publicly accepted the nod and thanked supporters.
The high quality-of-life enjoyed by residents in the town of North Hempstead is a principal reason the municipality was named in 2008 by “Money Magazine” as one of the top 100 best places to live in America.
While the expansive waterfronts and top-ranking schools are key reasons why North Hempstead is such a highly sought after address, its aesthetic cache also plays a major role.
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