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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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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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“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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