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Follow the “Dolla”

By   /  March 19, 2017  /  The Beacon  /  No Comments

Glen Cove City Councilman Efraim Spagnoletti wants your buck.  Per the New York State Board of Elections website, the parsimonious politician created his campaign finance committee this past January.  His treasurer is Adam J. Sackowitz.  Sackowitz, who is a former East Meadow School Board candidate and resident of Westbury, supported the Glen Cove United (Team Gallo) […]

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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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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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Glen Cove’s Future At Stake

By   /  November 3, 2015  /  The Beacon  /  No Comments

Make no mistake–things are tough on Long Island and in Glen Cove. We’re all either looking elsewhere or are surrounded by people who talk about leaving due to lack of business opportunities or the cost of living. A recent report by the nonpartisan group Reclaim New York shows that most working people have little left over (if […]

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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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