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.
U.S. District Court Justice Sandra J. Feuerstein has scheduled Nassau County Legislator Roger Corbin’s trial for Oct. 19. Corbin’s attorney, Thomas Liotti, however, is seeking to push the trial date back to December so that his client, who represents the county’s 2nd Legislative District, may concentrate on his bid for re-election in November; a Democratic primary comprised of as many as four candidates (Corbin, Gregory Lewis, Pablo Sinclair and, possibly, current North Hempstead Town Councilman Robert Troiano), is also scheduled to take place Sept. 15. Corbin was arrested in May on charges that he evaded income taxes totaling some $226,000 he received from a developer. He was indicted on four felony counts – three fraud counts (for allegedly filing false federal income taxes for 2005, 2006 and 2007) and one count of lying to federal agents.
Gary Alt has a lifelong love for music and credits an array of artists for his own success as a musician, composer and songwriter. The Westbury native recently set out to pay homage to those artists in a 2-disc CD fittingly titled Tribute.
Alt released Tribute, which consists of only original songs he himself wrote, in December 2008 and the compilation recognizes the works of 31 artists, including, but not limited to, Eric Clapton, Steely Dan, The Beatles, Stevie Wonder, Carole King, The Temptations, The Allman Brothers, Paul Simon, Chuck Berry, Crosby, Stills, Nash and Young, Frank Zappa and Elvis Costello.
Keith Hernandez held a book signing June 27 at Borders of Westbury and hundreds of baseball fans had an opportunity to receive autographed copies of the former first baseman’s new book, Shea Good-Bye: The Untold Inside Story of the Historic 2008 Season. Hernandez also took some time out before the signing to speak with Anton Community Newspapers about his years in Flushing and the demolition of Shea Stadium.
Westbury Village Mayor Peter I. Cavallaro announced that he has selected Beaumont Jefferson to fill the board vacancy created when he was elected mayor in April of this year.
“My main criteria for filling this important position was to find the best possible candidate who shares our vision for Westbury’s future, and someone who is truly dedicated to the village and our residents,” said Cavallaro. “Beaumont Jefferson has shown himself to be an outstanding community leader. He has proven, through his service in leadership positions within the community, that he is committed to making sure that the needs of Westbury and our residents are met.”
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