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Some Waterfront Opponents Call for Glen Cove Boycott

By   /  January 31, 2016  /  Community, Glen Cove, Politics, Uncategorized  /  No Comments

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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An Open Letter to the Mayor and City Council of Glen Cove

By   /  December 21, 2015  /  Glen Cove, Politics, The Beacon  /  1 Comment

Dear Mr. Mayor and Honorable Council Members: At the May 5, 2015 pre-council meeting, Councilman Efraim Spagnoletti stated, “I’ve been in the Orchard for the last 13 years…I’m at Grove Street.”  You may hear the councilman’s statements here (they begin at minute 20): https://soundcloud.com/mike-bruschini/may-5th-pre-council-meeting. Through the FOIL process, I recently requested a copy of Spagnoletti’s initial […]

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SEC: Spagno…Who?

By   /  December 14, 2015  /  Glen Cove, Politics, The Beacon  /  1 Comment

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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“Take it to the Streets!!”

By   /  July 24, 2015  /  The Beacon, Uncategorized  /  1 Comment

Here is the latest communication from Team Gallo.   “Time for Tony and the Team to ‘take it to the streets’!!…This campaign is going to be an all out war.”  There is nothing unusual about using rhetoric when preaching to the choir; however, the comments seem to echo a disconcerting theme that is quite familiar to […]

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“Now living here”…Lancaster, PA?

By   /  July 21, 2015  /  Links  /  No Comments

““We’’re all responsible for our own decisions,” says Valentin, who first discovered Sight & Sound when she came here with her husband [Current Glen Cove City Councilman Efraim Spagnoletti?] for a long weekend break last summer. Now living here, Valentin is as likely to play a member of the “multitude” (a minimum of 20 supporting […]

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Spagnoletti: Amish?

By   /  July 21, 2015  /  Links  /  No Comments

““We’’re all responsible for our own decisions,” says Valentin, who first discovered Sight & Sound when she came here with her husband [Current Glen Cove City Councilman Efraim Spagnoletti?] for a long weekend break last summer. Now living here, Valentin is as likely to play a member of the “multitude” (a minimum of 20 supporting […]

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We All Make Mistakes (Some More Than Others)

By   /  July 17, 2015  /  Glen Cove, Politics, The Beacon  /  4 Comments

Nobody is perfect.  We all make mistakes (some do more than others).  In 2013, then council candidate Efraim Spagnoletti swore to the Nassau County Board of Elections that he resided on Butler Street in Glen Cove.  His name and the Butler Street address also appear on the Friends of Tony Gallo July 2015 financial disclosure […]

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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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Spagnoletti: “Proud To Be Standing with Giacomo Vee”

By   /  June 23, 2015  /  Glen Cove, Politics, The Beacon  /  1 Comment

As a follow-up to “Team Gallo: Our Ideas Are So Good That You Can’t Tell the Truth,” the Beacon recently obtained further evidence of “Giacomo Vee’s” involvement with Team Gallo.  On May 23, 2015, Councilman Efraim Spagnoletti stated, “Great night at the campaign headquarters for Team Gallo.  Councilman Efraim Spagnoletti proud [emphasis added] to be standing with […]

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