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

By   /  October 28, 2015  /  Glen Cove, The Beacon  /  1 Comment

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   /  August 25, 2015  /  The Beacon, U.S.  /  No Comments

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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$10,600,000.00

By   /  July 26, 2015  /  Politics, The Beacon  /  1 Comment

$9,000,000.00

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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Did TOBAY Guarantee $1.5mil Private Loan?

By   /  July 22, 2015  /  Links  /  No Comments

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Glen Cove Fight for Cable Competition Discredits “Net Neutrality”

By   /  March 25, 2015  /  Glen Cove, The Beacon, U.S.  /  No Comments

“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   /  January 10, 2015  /  Glen Cove, Police & Fire, The Beacon  /  2 Comments

     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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The Wall Street Journal: In Hoc Anno Domini

By   /  December 24, 2014  /  The Beacon  /  No Comments

The Wall Street Journal publishes an editorial every Christmas Eve which was written by the late Vermont Royster in 1949. It tells the parable of Saul of Tarsus, who would become St. Paul. I’d been a casual Christian up until Christmas of last year, one I’ll never forget. Sick at home, I read this piece, and […]

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More Federal “Stimulus” Money for the Ferry Terminal

By   /  December 1, 2014  /  Economy, Glen Cove, Politics, The Beacon  /  1 Comment

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   /  October 19, 2014  /  Glen Cove, The Beacon, U.S.  /  6 Comments

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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A Primer on Why Planning Fails and Individuals Succeed

By   /  October 16, 2014  /  The Beacon  /  No Comments

There was an excellent op-ed in Monday’s Wall Street Journal by Donald Boudreaux and Todd J. Zywicki, both senior fellows and at the Mercatus Center and professors at George Mason University, which runs Mercatus. Boudreaux also runs the blog Cafe Hayek. The piece applies Hayek’s thinking to today’s “hubris”, highlighted by Obamacare and Dodd-Frank. But it really […]

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