Supervisor Santino Announces Aid for Sandy Victims, Waives Fees on Building Permits, Replacement Documents

Storm SandyJanuary 13, 2016:  In one of his first actions as the head of America’s largest township, Hempstead Town Supervisor Anthony J. Santino has announced that he will be waiving Building Department permit fees for residents who are continuing to repair and reconstruct their homes in the aftermath of Superstorm Sandy. Working with the Supervisor, Town Clerk Nasrin Ahmad is administering her office’s waiving of fees for replacement documents such as birth certificates and marriage licenses. The fee waivers will be in effect through June 30, 2016.

“As a longtime resident of East Rockaway, I witnessed firsthand Sandy’s devastation of local houses, businesses and properties,” stated Santino. “Just as the Town of Hempstead was on the front lines of the cleanup and recovery effort in late 2012, we will continue to assist residents who are still struggling today to rebuild their homes and their lives.”

In the Building Department, all town fees are waived for Sandy-related structural repairs that conform to original dimensions and specifications, commonly referred to as “in-kind” repairs/replacement. Residents of incorporated villages should check requirements of their local villages. All town fees have been waived for temporary housing trailers and storage pods during construction. ThroughJune 30, 2016, structural work on buildings will be permitted on Saturdays and Sundays between the hours of 10 AM and 6 PM in addition to the regular construction hours of 7 AM and 6 PM, Monday through Friday…MORE (ToH.LI)

Santino, Hempstead Town Officials Sworn into Office— Supervisor Sets Priorities, Honors Fallen Hero at Induction

Anthony J. Santino
Anthony J. Santino

January 05, 2016: Anthony J. Santino was inducted as Hempstead Town Supervisor at a Town Hall ceremony that saw five other officials also take their oaths of office.

“I am honored to serve the residents of America’s largest township as Hempstead Town Supervisor,” said Santino. “I am eager to work with the entire Town Board to deliver the finest services and programs at the lowest possible cost to our middle class families and seniors.”

The induction ceremony was commenced by the U.S. Marines Color Guard Unit from Garden City and four clergy members offered prayers during the program. A short video presentation, which highlighted America’s largest township, along with four musical performances, including the National Anthem, was featured.

Hempstead’s new Supervisor delivered remarks detailing his priorities for his first term as the Chief Executive of America’s largest township. Among the priorities Santino identified were maintaining the town’s strong financial practices and downsizing government by doing more with less. He also spoke of helping stimulate the economy by encouraging growth and supporting business expansion…Full Press Release (ToH.LI)

County Exec Mangano: Free Dental Care Available For Veterans & Active Duty Military

Nassau County Executive Ed ManganoNassau County Executive Edward P. Mangano, the Nassau County Veterans Service Agency and Helping Hands Dental Foundation (HHDF) – a 501(c)3 not-for-profit organization in Glen Cove – today announced free dental care for veterans, active duty military and their immediate families.

County Executive Mangano stated, “Free dental care and exams, are just one more way in which to honor the brave men and women of our Armed Forces who served and sacrificed for our freedom. I thank Helping Hands Dental Foundation, and their sponsors, for their generosity and commitment to serving our veterans.” Details and Contact information HERE (

S.T.O.P. Hazardous Waste Collection Saturday November 21 at Baldwin Park

hazardous-wastetOn Saturday, November 21st, from 8 AM to 3 PM, bring your household hazardous materials to our next S.T.O.P. event at Baldwin Park, located on Grand Avenue in Baldwin. The program is designed to provide area residents with a safe, environmentally sound method of disposal of the many hazardous materials found in the average home. By bringing such toxins as antifreeze, drain cleaners and pesticides on any of the scheduled S.T.O.P. collection days, you and your family can make a significant contribution to the protection of our precious groundwater supply and the preservation of our bays and estuaries.

While supplies last, bring your old incandescent light bulbs to a S.T.O.P. event and exchange for a FREE energy efficient bulb (up to 5). You can also bring your old thermostat containing mercury to a S.T.O.P. event, keep mercury out of the waste stream and receive a $5 gift card to a local home center compliments of Covanta Energy (limit 5 per household).

County Exec Mangano Announces Free “Holiday Spectacular” Concert And Ice Show at Eisenhower Park Nov 29

Eisenhower Park Main Entrance Photo: Sullynyflhi CCbySA3.0
Eisenhower Park Main Entrance Photo:Sullynyflhi CCbySA3.0

Nassau County Executive Edward P. Mangano today announced that Dean Karahalis and the Concert Pops Orchestra will be performing in Nassau County’s “Holiday Spectacular” concert on Sunday, November 29th at the Twin Rinks Ice Center at Eisenhower Park. Guest Vocalists will be Dean Karahalis and the Concert Pops Orchestra, joined by the Five Towns College Chamber Singers and the W.T. Clarke High School Choir. Additionally, the Twin Rinks Skating Club will grace the ice. There will be two shows at 2:00 p.m. and 6:00 p.m.

Admission will be free, but tickets are required. Free tickets are available at all Bethpage Federal Credit Union branches, as well as at the Administration Building at Eisenhower Park, while supplies last. The concert is co-sponsored by Nassau County Parks, Twin Rinks, and Bethpage Federal Credit Union…More details in the official press release here (Nassau

Murray and Santino Announce Pet Adoption Fees Waived From Nov. 21st to Jan. 3rd

Free Pet Adoptions During ‘Summer of Love’ at Hempstead Town Animal ShelterAs the song adage goes, “For the holidays, you can’t beat home sweet home.” And Hempstead Town Supervisor Kate Murray, Senior Councilman Anthony Santino and Councilwoman Erin King Sweeney are reminding residents that you can’t beat the deal the Town of Hempstead is offering to prospective adopters of lovable cats and dogs at the Town Animal Shelter who are looking for that home sweet home. They have announced that all the town’s pet adoption fees are being waived from November 21st until January 3, 2016 for the town’s annual “Home for the Holidays” pet adoption program. Full Details HERE (Town of Hempstead)