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By   11 months ago

Glen Cove City Councilman Efraim Spagnoletti wants your buck.  Per the New York State Board of Elections website, the parsimonious politician created his campaign finance committee this past January.  His treasurer is Adam J. Sackowitz.  Sackowitz, who is a former East Meadow School Board candidate and resident of Westbury, supported the Glen Cove United (Team Gallo) […]

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SEC: Spagno…Who?

By   2 years ago

Councilman Efraim Spagnoletti campaigned on his “vast financial experience” that began with the United States Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC); however, documents obtained by the Beacon place doubt on his self-glorified past.  On September 3, 2015, the SEC responded to a Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) request “seeking documentation or confirmation that Efraim Spagnoletti worked […]

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Gallo: I’d “Absolutely” Consider Spending $40mil+ to Default on Waterfront Agreement

By   2 years ago

At an informal debate held after the council meeting Tuesday night, mayoral candidate Anthony Gallo said he’d consider defaulting on the City’s Land Development Agreement with the waterfront redeveloper RXR Glen Isle. This came in response to an anonymous written question posed to Mr. Gallo about whether he’d break the agreement related to the Waterfront. A […]

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Those Who Don’t Learn History Doomed to Support Trump

By   3 years ago

There is no shortage of reasons to oppose the candidacy of Donald Trump for the President of the United States of America. The most recent came when Trump asserted on the O’Reilly Factor last week that birthright citizenship is not guaranteed by the 14th Amendment. Even though that’s what what it says. And his abhorrent views on immigration sound like […]

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$9,000,000.00

By   3 years ago

An estimate discussed at Tuesday’s pre-council meeting put the cost of renovating and remediating the Coles School at a minimum of $9 million, should the City Council decide to retain ownership of the property. This would include costs such as removing black mold and compliance with the Americans with Disability Act, according to officials. In addition, […]

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Glen Cove Fight for Cable Competition Discredits “Net Neutrality”

By   3 years ago

“The decision will ensure that start-ups like Northwordnews or The Gold Coast Beacon, or bloggers – those modern day Thomas Paines – can compete on the same fast playing field as giant corporations such as [Patch and Newsday],” reads an editorial from our Sea Cliff neighbors. I agree with the characterization. We are the “modern day Thomas Paines” in that […]

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Ippo the Hippo

By   3 years ago

Hippos are known to be very aggressive.  They are also known to mark their territory by spreading their defecation.  In the Town of Oyster Bay, some could draw comparisons to a powerful bureaucrat known as Frederick Ippolito. Newsday recently reported that federal authorities arrested Ippolito, who is the Town of Oyster Bay Commissioner of Planning […]

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Lappano: The Attack on Columbus Day

By   3 years ago

Several months ago I read an uninformed commentary by Michael Miller in the Record Pilot in which he proposed that the time has come for Columbus Day to “evolve” into something less offensive and more reflective of our present day culturally diverse sensibilities. He infers that this holiday is “broken”, in other words, politically incorrect. […]

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    Some Waterfront Opponents Call for Glen Cove Boycott

    By   2 years ago

    In full disclosure, Mike Bruschini (founder of the Gold Coast Beacon) and I are administrators of a Facebook group known as the “Glen Cove Forum.”  I recently posted a screenshot of a website known as “boycottglencove.com” and called the group “fanatics.”  The group, which is allegedly known as “Boycott Glen Cove,” wants to punish local […]

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    SEC: Spagno…Who?

    By   2 years ago

    Councilman Efraim Spagnoletti campaigned on his “vast financial experience” that began with the United States Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC); however, documents obtained by the Beacon place doubt on his self-glorified past.  On September 3, 2015, the SEC responded to a Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) request “seeking documentation or confirmation that Efraim Spagnoletti worked […]

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    Gallo: I’d “Absolutely” Consider Spending $40mil+ to Default on Waterfront Agreement

    By   2 years ago

    At an informal debate held after the council meeting Tuesday night, mayoral candidate Anthony Gallo said he’d consider defaulting on the City’s Land Development Agreement with the waterfront redeveloper RXR Glen Isle. This came in response to an anonymous written question posed to Mr. Gallo about whether he’d break the agreement related to the Waterfront. A […]

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    Glen Cove Fight for Cable Competition Discredits “Net Neutrality”

    By   3 years ago

    “The decision will ensure that start-ups like Northwordnews or The Gold Coast Beacon, or bloggers – those modern day Thomas Paines – can compete on the same fast playing field as giant corporations such as [Patch and Newsday],” reads an editorial from our Sea Cliff neighbors. I agree with the characterization. We are the “modern day Thomas Paines” in that […]

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    Ralph R. Bruschini of Glen Cove, 1957-2014

    By   3 years ago

         As many of you know, today marks one year since my dad passed. I thought I’d take some time to try to share what his life was really about, at least from my eyes. I’ve become a bit of a collector of stories over the past year to help me in this task. Writing this will discomfort some […]

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    Ramadan: Fix Oyster Bay Line for Faster Commute, Growth

    By   3 years ago

    The Long Island Railroad is currently in the process of soliciting feedback for its scheduled fare and toll hike. The hike is expected to generate an additional $252 million per year, with another hike expected in 2017. It is past time the LIRR confronts the state of the Oyster Bay line, and the increased revenues […]

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    More Federal “Stimulus” Money for the Ferry Terminal

    By   3 years ago

    Here’s a letter to the editors of Newsday. I’ve written a couple of letters into the paper, namely one was a response to the Editorial Board’s assertion that a plan to reduce the tax and regulatory burden “wouldn’t create jobs”, and the following. Here’s the news this writer felt compelled to respond to: “The ferry […]

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    Ferry: Settled Suit Echoes “Atlas Shrugged”–$11 mil Created 0.64 Jobs There

    By   3 years ago

    Newsday reported on Thursday that the City Council voted to settle a $1.7 million lawsuit filed in 2012 against firms involved in what can only be labeled a debacle at the Waterfront in the form of the bulkhead for the latest attempt to establish a ferry terminal there. Newsday also reported the city would receive $700 thousand […]

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      Ippo the Hippo

      By   3 years ago

      Hippos are known to be very aggressive.  They are also known to mark their territory by spreading their defecation.  In the Town of Oyster Bay, some could draw comparisons to a powerful bureaucrat known as Frederick Ippolito. Newsday recently reported that federal authorities arrested Ippolito, who is the Town of Oyster Bay Commissioner of Planning […]

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      Ramadan: Fix Oyster Bay Line for Faster Commute, Growth

      By   3 years ago

      The Long Island Railroad is currently in the process of soliciting feedback for its scheduled fare and toll hike. The hike is expected to generate an additional $252 million per year, with another hike expected in 2017. It is past time the LIRR confronts the state of the Oyster Bay line, and the increased revenues […]

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        Infamous Rat Terrorist Dies in Prison

        By   1 year ago

        http://www.vaed.uscourts.gov/notablecases/moussaoui/exhibits/prosecution/AQ00108.jpg The New York Post reported today that Sheikh Omar Abdel-Rahman, the infamous mastermind behind the 1993 World Trade Center bombing, died in prison.  Good riddance to garbage.  He was an associate of Fadil Abdelghani, a former client of New York State Assemblyman Charles Lavine.  Lavine defended Abdelghani in the mid-90s. Defendant Fadil Abdelgani followed with the […]

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        Ippo the Hippo

        By   3 years ago

        Hippos are known to be very aggressive.  They are also known to mark their territory by spreading their defecation.  In the Town of Oyster Bay, some could draw comparisons to a powerful bureaucrat known as Frederick Ippolito. Newsday recently reported that federal authorities arrested Ippolito, who is the Town of Oyster Bay Commissioner of Planning […]

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        The K-12 Road to Serfdom

        By   4 years ago

        There’s been an interesting exchange in written letters to Newsday’s editors this past week about the Glen Cove “cheating” scandals. The most recent, by a Coram resident, disregards the original writer’s concerns as conspiracy thoughts. “The writer implies that the guilty parties may have had a valid reason for cheating, or perhaps were coerced by some dark, […]

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