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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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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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Ippo the Hippo

By   /  March 21, 2015  /  Gold Coast, New York, Politics, The Beacon  /  1 Comment

Hippos are known to be very aggressive.  They are also known to mark their territory by spreading their defecation.  In the Town of Oyster Bay, some could draw comparisons to a powerful bureaucrat known as Frederick Ippolito. Newsday recently reported that federal authorities arrested Ippolito, who is the Town of Oyster Bay Commissioner of Planning […]

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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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A Letter From 1917: On the City Charter and Liberty

By   /  July 10, 2014  /  Glen Cove, History, Politics, The Beacon  /  No Comments

This letter was originally published in the Glen Cove Echo on July 7, 1917.  Dear Mr. Editor, I am delighted to hear of your victory in securing a city charter for Glen Cove. What a bright future you have before you! How different from that of Clam Creek. I told you something about the condition […]

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