In Lynbrook Election As Curran Wins Mayor's Seat
The long-running Lynbrook Independent Party's reign came to an abrupt
end Tuesday as 4.200 residents turned out and voted to support the
New Vision Party's slate of candidates.
Curran was elected Mayor as William Hendrick and Alan Beach were
Reform Party has endorsed the New Vision Party, telling The Tribune,
"Members of the Reform Party can and will work closely with
those of the New Vision Party and will work toward making our beloved
community the very best place to live, work and raise our families."
residents believe it was time for a change and taxpayers were looking
for fresh faces and a new start for the Village of Lynbrook.
The wife of paralyzed New York City Police officer, Patti McDonald,
was the overwhelming winner Tuesday in Malverne's mayoral race defeating
incumbent mayor Anthony Panzarella by a substantial margin even
her strongest supporters never imagined.
serving nine years as a Malverne Village trustee, McDonald decided
she would give the community's prime elected post a run. Some residents
believe her conservative approach to the future use of two large
areas of land may have turned the election in her favor.
years ago the McDonald family moved from Rockville Centre to Malverne
following Steven McDonald being paralyzed during a NYPD incident
in Central Park. For the past two decades Patti has been involved
in civic affairs culminating in her election as Malverne Mayor.
Joining McDonald in victory Tuesday night were trustees Michael
Bailey and James Callahan III.
Approve County's Open Space Program
County Legislator David Denenberg joined fellow Majority Legislators,
environmentalists and community activists to applaud voters' overwhelming
approval of the County's $100 Million Open Space referendum, which
received support this past Election Day by 77 percent of the voters.
will discuss what will happen now, how projects will be selected
and how the $100 million may be spent.
of this environmental bond goes a long way towards helping us preserve
our limited natural resources that are so vital to our quality of
life here in Nassau," said Denenberg. "The voters of Nassau
County have once again responded loudly to the need to preserve
the few open spaces left in our communities and to protect our drinking
first open space bond preserved 72.3 acres of land and development
rights were purchased on 43 acres. The
first bond also addressed park improvement, clean water, and brownfields
recently-approved $100M bond will be paid off through a dedicated
tax, estimated to cost the average tax payer about $16 a year for
to Tom Maher, Director of Environmental Coordination for Nassau
County, there are a number of properties that the advisory committee
recommended that could not be acquired and will be considered under
the new bond act, including the Armstrong Dairy, Held property,
and the Banfi Estate.
Mandate Protects The Environment
In his ongoing effort to improve Nassau County's environment, Nassau
County Executive Thomas R. Suozzi signed an executive order mandating
that "green" cleaning products, free of potentially harmful
chemicals, be used in all county facilities.
green cleaning products work very well, without all the potentially
harmful toxins," Suozzi said. "I hope this serves as an
example to Nassau County residents that you don't have to choose
between name brand cleaning products and ones that are environmentally
the Executive Building, the county is using the award-winning Greening
the Cleaning products, developed by the Deirdre Imus Environmental
Center for Pediatric Oncology, part of the not-for-profit Hackensack
University Medical Center. All profits from the sale of Greening
the Cleaning products go toward pediatric cancer research, and to
studying the environmental causes of cancer.
aabove: County Executive Suozzi, joined by Deirdre Imus, signs the
Student Wins 2006 CSEA Scholarship
Town Supervisor Kate Murray (left) presents an official Town of
Hempstead Certificate of Recognition to Rachel Pupa of Merrick (center),
the proud recipient of a 2006 CSEA Local 880 Scholarship Award,
presented annually to deserving children of Town of Hempstead employees.
Local 880 President Bill Flanagan was also on hand to congratulate
Completes New O'Side Parking Lot
Town Supervisor Kate Murray and Senior Councilman Anthony Santino
are proud to announce the completion of parking lot O-14 on the
site of the former Oceanside Motel.
and Santino spearheaded condemnation action against the motel and
demolished it in October 2005. The building was the location of
frequent police activity, including drug related arrests.
April of 2004, the officials directed the town attorney's office
to move forward with a plan to seize the property under eminent
domain law and convert the site to a public benefit use.
The lot, which was completed this summer, includes a decorative
"Welcome to Oceanside" sign, brick-paved walkways, Victorian
lampposts, attractive plantings, stylized benches, distinctive fencing
and accent lighting.
Courts Honor Little League Champs
New Hyde Park Little League Minor Division Champions received special
recognition when they were invited to the Nassau County Supreme
Court by Justice Anthony Marano, Nassau's top judge, to receive
certificates of acknowledgment for their stellar 2006 baseball season.
Judge Marano in the Nassau Courts' ceremonial courtroom, was County
Court Judge David Sullivan, a resident of New Hyde Park, and Judge
Christopher Quinn, Acting Supervising Judge of the District Court.
"Teamwork, community involvement and good sportsmanship are
qualities that enhance our society," said Judge Marano. "The
lessons and values that you have learned from being a part of a
team will empower you to achieve great things in the future."
boys and their parents, including Judge Sullivan’s son, David Jr.,
each received a certificate signed by Judge Marano.
Far Left : Judge Sullivan, Judge Quinn. Far Right: Judge Marano
In Their Favor
Senior Town Councilman Anthony Santino tried his hand at a game
of chance to raise funds for senior programs during FOSSI's (Friends
Of Senior Services, Inc.) 4th Annual Monte Carlo Casino Night honoring
New York State Senator Dean Skelos.
not-for-profit organization, FOSSI is dedicated to providing an
articulate, unified voice for the seniors of Rockville Centre, while
raising funds for senior programs and services.
Appointed To State Court of Claims
County Administrative Judge Anthony Marano announced the Hon. Denise
L. Sher, Supervising Judge of the Nassau County District Court,
has been appointed to the New York State Court of Claims by Governor
George E. Pataki
Sher was elected to the District Court bench in 1995, and was the
first female Judge elected as President of the Nassau County District
Court Board of Judges in November, 2001. Prior to being elected,
she served as Hempstead Deputy Town Attorney specializing in litigation
and was in private practice.
Comptroller Meets With Hicksville Chamber of Commerce
County Comptroller Howard Weitzman (2nd from left) joins members
of the Hicksville Chamber of Commerce at their recent luncheon at
Peppercorn's in Hicksville where Weitzman presented an update on
Nassau County's finances and answered questions on issues including
special district taxes and state aid for schools.
(l-r): Sonal Nangia, Nassau Comptroller Howard Weitzman; chamber
president Jim Pavone, and Andrew Saluk.
of Point Lookout and Lido Beach will appreciate a U.S. Army Corps
of Engineers planned project which will extend their beachfront
and safeguard both communities if and when Long Island is struck
by a major tropical storm or hurricane as some meteorologists predict
could happen at any time.
above from left: Assemblyman Harvey Weisenberg, Senator Dean Skelos,
Gerry Ottavio and Herb Abbe of the Point Lookout Civic Association.
Prom Celebrated In Long Beach
City of Long Beach Magnolia Senior Center held a "senior"
prom for residents aged 62+.
came dressed in their finest clothes, tuxes, caps and gowns for
the celebration. All enjoyed dancing, and each wore a sign stating
the year they graduated, which ranged from 1926 through 1999.
Council Member Denise Tangney encouraged the attendees to share
their wisdom with today’s youth.
day is a new beginning," said Tangney, "celebrate your
the directorship of Patrick McCormack, the Community Center and
Magnolia Senior Center offer programs for young and old.
above: Valedictorian, the Hon. Pearl Weill, Instructor Lisa Wisel
and City Council Member Denise Tangney.
Is Long Beach City Manager...Again
Eaton last week was sworn in as Long Beach city manager at a special
City Council meeting.
who served as city manager from 1979 to 1999 and again in 2001,
addressed the audience, saying, "I thank the council for their show
of support and pledge I will work with all the members of the governing
body to move Long Beach forward."
Tax Districts Can Cut Expenses
of Nassau County's hundreds of special tax districts can reduce
their expenses, potentially saving taxpayers between $23.8 and $35.7
million per year, according to a report issued by County Comptroller
Howard S. Weitzman. Comptroller
described the findings of the report, "Cost-Saving Ideas for
Special Districts in Nassau County," at a news conference,
joined by Town of North Hempstead Supervisor Jon Kaiman and Town
of Oyster Bay Supervisor John Venditto, who endorsed the cost-saving
measures and promised to work with special districts in their towns
to help achieve them.
Art At Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory
Spring Harbor Laboratory (CSHL) welcomes the arrival of Waltz
of the Polypeptides, a sculpture that dramatically brings the
worlds of art and science together in a way that both scientists
and the public can enjoy.
by New York City-based artist Mara G. Haseltine, the eighty foot
long, ten foot high sculpture depicts a subcellular protein factory
called a ribosome caught in the act of producing the BLyS protein,
which stimulates the production of infection-fighting antibodies
in the body.
complete work rests in a carefully landscaped setting that is an
integral part of the work. It occupies a prominent site on the CSHL
campus, adjacent to Dolan Hall, a residence center for visiting
scientists, and the Beckman research building.
arrival of the Haseltine work coincides with the announcement of
CSHL’s $200 million capital and endowment campaign to speed the
translation of genetic discoveries into diagnostics and therapeutic
about Waltz of the Polypeptides and other works by this artist is
Deputy Comptroller To Handle Audits
County Comptroller Howard Weitzman has appointed Aline Khatchadourian,
CPA, of Manhasset to the position of Deputy Comptroller for Audit
and Special Projects.
extensive experience at KPMG, one of the world's leading accounting
firms, will make her a great asset to the Comptroller’s Office as
she leads our 20-person field audit division," Comptroller
Weitzman said. "Her broad background in auditing and accounting
will be very helpful to us as we continue our mission of aggressively
auditing county departments, agencies that receive county contracts,
and town special tax districts."
Ms. Khatchadourian replaces Manuel Mosquera, who now serves as director
of operations for health and human services in the Nassau County
Department of Social Services.
Island Park Village Trustee Installed
last week's meeting of the Island Park Board of Trustees, Mrs. Irene
P. Naudus was installed as the newest Island Park Village trustee
during a special ceremony.
Naudus was accompanied by her husband Brian Naudus, chief executive
of Naudus Communications and F&B Printers located in Island Park,
and her three children.
Elected President of County Judges
Joseph C. Calabrese, senior judge of the Nassau County Court, has
been elected president of the County Judges' Association of New
was sworn-in by Hon. Ann T. Pfau, first deputy chief administrative
judge of the State of New York, and Hon. Jan H. Plumadore, deputy
chief administrative judge for all courts outside the City of New
ceremony took place at the Hudson Valley Resort and Spa earlier
this month. Calabrese is a St. John's University School of Law '71
graduate and has served as an assistant district attorney and assistant
town attorney for the Town of Hempstead before his election to the
bench in 1985. Calabrese also serves as an acting Supreme Court
judge and acting surrogate.
above (left to right): Hon. Jan H. Plumadore, Hon. Joseph C. Calabrese
and Hon. Ann T. Pfau.
Ford Recognized As "Woman of Distinction"
York State Senate Deputy Majority Leader Dean G. Skelos honored
Nassau County Legislator Denise Ford as his 2006 New York State
"Woman of Distinction." Senator Skelos presented Legislator
Ford with this award at the State Senate's 9th Annual "Women
of Distinction" ceremony in Albany.
Ford represents the 4th Legislative District which includes the
City of Long Beach, Lido Beach, Atlantic Beach, Point Lookout and
parts of Oceanside and Island Park.
is an exceptional public servant and an even better person,"
said Senator Skelos. "Her success and personal courage following
the tragic loss of her husband are an example for everyone."
the death of her husband, Harry, a decorated 27-year veteran of
the New York City Fire Department at a fire in Queens on Father's
Day 2001, Denise Ford's story has turned from one of loss into a
story of strength and inspiration. Denise Ford was elected to the
Nassau County Legislature in 2003 and reelected in 2005. As an elected
official, she has been repeatedly honored for her achievements and
May 2004, Denise received the Big Sister award from Project Challenge
for her diligent work to improve the Long Beach community. In October
of that year, she was honored as Woman of the Year by the Michael
Valente Lodge, as well as being named Woman of the Year by the Long
Beach Chamber of Commerce. Denise was also honored as a "Woman
of Valor" by the Sisterhood of Temple Emanu-el.
recently, Legislator Ford was honored as "Woman of the Year"
by the Nassau County Court Officers Association.
is no greater honor than to be recognized by a person whom I admire
as much as Senator Skelos, someone who has done so much for our
area," said Legislator Ford. "I thank Senator Skelos for
this award and I’m grateful to my constituents for their continued
trust and the opportunity to serve them"
The Senate's "Woman of Distinction" program was created
in 1998 to honor New York women who exemplify excellence, or whose
professional achievements or acts of courage, selflessness, integrity
or perseverance serves as an example to all New Yorkers.
Student Wins Correction Officers' Union Scholarship
Sheriff Officers Association of Nassau County President John Duer
(left) and Board Member/Scholarship Coordinator Kevin Imm recently
presented East Meadow High School senior Rachel Goldner with the
union's fifth annual $1,000 scholarship award during the school's
Senior Academic Awards Night.
Goldner, who is set to attend Binghamton University in the fall,
was unanimously elected this year's ShOA scholarship recipient for
her ability to demonstrate excellence in academics, leadership and
M. Snyder (left) and Philip Snyder (right), producer/directors of
"Fitzgerald's Flask", receive award for Best Short Film-Video
from Abe Vigoda (center), star of "The Godfather," at
Long Island International Film Expo Gala Awards dinner at the Chateau
Briand of Westbury on July 20th.
Saluted At Hempstead Town Event
Kate Murray honored the 2006 recipients of the Town of Hempstead
Veterans Award at this year's Salute to Veterans ceremony at Town
Park Point Lookout on July 1.
part of the program, Supervisor Murray also welcomed home a Hempstead
resident who recently served in Iraq. Additionally, members of the
Patriot Guard, a group that dedicates itself to protecting the solemnity
of services for fallen members of the military, were recognized
for their invaluable contributions.
am honored to present the Town of Hempstead Veterans Award to seven
deserving individuals," said Murray. "The 2006 winners
are James F. Dascole of Franklin Square, Edmond G. Farah of Wantagh,
Stewart McKinney of Levittown, Steven V. McManus of Elmont, Raymond
B. O’Connor of Seaford, Joel S. Tuchfeld of North Merrick and Franklin
C. Ward of Freeport. These persons have exhibited tireless energy
and unending devotion to helping veterans and their families in
for Humanity Hosts Wall Raising
For Humanity held their First Wall Raising Ceremony for a new home in
Moore family, presently residing in East Massapequa, will own the home.
Town of Hempstead Councilwoman Dorothy Goosby congratulated the Moore
Family and Charlotte Lee, from Habitat For Humanity, for helping to make
the dream of home ownership come true.
Above: Councilwoman Dorothy Goosby, (right), Assemblyman Thomas McKevitt,
(right), Charlotte Lee, (center),Habitat for Humanity, Board members
from Habitat for Humanity, Linda, Oscar, Tammy, Jasmine, Jamal & Ronnie
for Humanity Hosts Wall Raising
from the Gerald Claps Career and Technical Center in Levittown visited
Nassau University Medical Center and had an opportunity to tour the hospital
and meet with a number of physicians, nurses and other support staff in
order to learn about careers in the health care field.
students joined by their teachers met who Shelley Lotenberg, Director
of Public Affairs at Nassau University Medical Center who provided them
with the tour.
names of the students are Qais Azizi, Maia Casio,Shannon Cavanaugh, Qiana
Cruz, Cristine D'Accordo, Suzanne Elsherief,Gina Fiorillo, Jenna Fox,
Pastora Hernandez, Caley McDaniel, Tatiana Merced, Katie Peralta, RoseMarie
Petrofsky, Christina Pinola, Courtney Rosario, Maureen Schmider , Kelly
Steiger, Kathleen Turk, Teacher Mrs. Julie Shapiro (extreme right), Teacher
Assistant Mrs. Carol Roeseman (second from left).
Ravages Hewlett Bay Co-Op Building
As many as 16 apartment units were damaged or destroyed Tuesday evening
at the Hewlett Park Co-Op Apartments located at East Rockaway Road and
Broadway in Hewlett.
officials believe the blaze may have originated in a second story unit.
It took multiple fire departments more than two and one-half hours to
gain control of the fire.
apartment residents suffered injuries, but as many as five firefighters
experienced minor injuries while fighting the multi-alarm blaze.