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Transparency for Thee, but Not for Me

By   /  March 6, 2017  /  Glen Cove  /  No Comments

When Glen Cove City Councilman Efraim Spagnoletti ran for re-election in 2015 on the Team Gallo (Glen Cove United) ticket, he supported “comprehensive conflict disclosure requirements for elected and appointed City officials.”  Now it seems that he believes in “transparency for thee, but not for me.” Per multiple Freedom of Information Law (F.O.I.L.) requests, the […]

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Giving Peace a Chance or Bunny Ears to a Veteran?

By   /  June 6, 2016  /  Community, Glen Cove  /  No Comments

As a follow-up to the last article about Glen Cove City Councilman Efraim Spagnoletti’s lack of decorum on Memorial Day, here is another example of it.  Maybe he did not intend to give bunny ears to a veteran; however, when you look at the whole photo, you will see who on the Glen Cove City Council […]

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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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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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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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