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A Few Loyal Republicans

By   /  April 28, 2017  /  Glen Cove  /  No Comments

Robert Herrera, who claims to be a Trump campaign volunteer, called Glen Cove City Councilman Efraim Spagnoletti “one of the few loyal Republicans left in America and especially in New York.”  Open that checkbook because there is a bridge in Brooklyn for sale.  Sources tell the Gold Coast Beacon that Spagnoletti has been actively courting […]

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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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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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“Take it to the Streets!!”

By   /  July 24, 2015  /  The Beacon, Uncategorized  /  1 Comment

Here is the latest communication from Team Gallo.   “Time for Tony and the Team to ‘take it to the streets’!!…This campaign is going to be an all out war.”  There is nothing unusual about using rhetoric when preaching to the choir; however, the comments seem to echo a disconcerting theme that is quite familiar to […]

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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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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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