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I’m a Councilman and I have the Right to Talk

By   /  June 1, 2016  /  Community, Glen Cove, Politics, Uncategorized  /  1 Comment

Politicians make mistakes–some more than others.  President Barack Obama mispronounced “corpsman” as “corpse-man” when referring to a member of the U.S. Navy.  Former President George W. Bush remarked that certain individuals “misunderestimated” him. During this past Memorial Day parade in Glen Cove, Councilman Efraim Spagnoletti felt it was appropriate to march with the council and […]

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Behind the Scenes?

By   /  March 13, 2016  /  Glen Cove, Politics, The Beacon, Uncategorized  /  1 Comment

According to Wikipedia, Efraim Spagnoletti has been Glen Cove’s only councilman since Feb. 2014.  For those who are not familiar with the website, any user can edit its pages.  As a check on that process, the website’s moderators monitor them and remove spam or libelous content.  Per Wikipedia’s guidelines, a person who writes on a […]

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Here’s a Buck, Wish You Luck

By   /  February 21, 2016  /  Politics, The Beacon  /  1 Comment

How much has second-term, Glen Cove City Councilman Efraim Spagnoletti donated to any political party or candidate required to report to New York State Board of Elections?  $465   “Friends of Reggie Spinello” and “Friends of Tony Gallo,” which are the two political committees that primarily funded Spagnoletti’s election to the council in 2013 and […]

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Where’s Spagno?

By   /  February 12, 2016  /  Glen Cove, Politics, The Beacon  /  No Comments

“Where’s Waldo” is a notable series of illustrated children’s books by Martin Handford.  Handford would conceal “Waldo,” a character who wore a red and white striped shirt, in various amusing scenes.  As finding Waldo has been a head-scratcher, so has been locating Glen Cove City Councilman Efraim Spagnoletti at times.  Per a FOIL request, Spagno […]

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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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$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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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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