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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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Bestseller Talks “House of Thieves,” Gilded NY, Nazi Europe, and Trump at GC Library

By   /  October 22, 2015  /  Glen Cove, The Beacon  /  No Comments

Bestselling author Charles Belfoure gave a talk last Tuesday night at the Glen Cove Public Library about his second novel, House of Thieves. Belfoure said the new novel is being considered for development as a Netflix series. Belfoure told attendees that the inspiration for his second novel, House of Thieves was George Leslie, who left a privileged Midwest upbringing for New […]

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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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New recycling program could save GC $70/ton

By   /  July 22, 2015  /  Links  /  No Comments

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An Uncertain Fourth For Liberty’s Future

By   /  July 4, 2015  /  Glen Cove, The Beacon  /  1 Comment

“What was a man for but to serve Caesar?” is how one writer described Rome under Tiberius. This has been the place of the majority of the estimated 107 billion human beings who have lived on this Earth. But today we celebrate the day when 1,776 years after the birth of Christ, men gathered to found a […]

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The “What, Me Worry?” Candidate

By   /  June 25, 2015  /  Glen Cove, Politics, The Beacon  /  4 Comments

This coming July 4th, we celebrate 239 years of independence from an oppressive sovereign.  Be prepared for politicians–especially those who are running for office–to speak tenderly of American freedoms as they wrap themselves in the flag.  Do their words or actions measure up? At this juncture, it should be no surprise to the reader that […]

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Team Gallo: Our Ideas Are So Good That You Can’t Tell the Truth

By   /  June 18, 2015  /  Glen Cove, Politics, The Beacon  /  4 Comments

Like prior dispatches, this article is not one that had to happen. Regular readers won’t be surprised to read that this article has been instigated into reality by the actions of Councilman Efraim Spagnoletti and supporters of Team Gallo. Dennis Giacomo “Jack” Vilella, who is a self-practicing bankruptcy attorney in New York City and an active campaign […]

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Spagnoletti’s Response Raises New Question

By   /  April 21, 2015  /  Glen Cove, The Beacon  /  5 Comments

When asked for a response to our pay raise story retraction, Councilman Efraim Spagnoletti claimed Tuesday night that the whole story came from a Democrat. Several other claims the elected official made were: he never believed that the Mayor conspired to raise his salary; that he has “always respected” the executive session oath of secrecy; and our […]

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