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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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Accidents and Farce

By   /  September 22, 2015  /  Glen Cove, The Beacon  /  1 Comment

Mayor Reggie Spinello easily defeated his challenger, Councilman Anthony Gallo in the Republican mayoral primary, 572 to 417. As a result, he’ll be that party’s candidate in November. Team Gallo’s campaign to discredit Spinello with Republican voters was farcical from the beginning. Neither Gallo nor Spagnoletti had any objection when the GOP cross-endorsed Spinello in 2013. Another supposed […]

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Proven Leaders Deserve Support of Centre-Right Voters

By   /  September 9, 2015  /  Glen Cove, The Beacon  /  No Comments

On Thursday Republican, Independence, and Conservative voters will choose their candidates for the 2015 mayoral and council general election. Most notably, Councilman Anthony Gallo is challenging Mayor Reggie Spinello for the Republican nomination. Even if Gallo loses the primary, he is expected to run on a new line, the so-called “Glen Cove United” party.   […]

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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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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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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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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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