Superstorm Sandy’s storm surge was so strong when it hit Long Island in October 2012 that it lifted up Dan Stapleton’s Long Beach home and then kicked in the corner of the foundation. It left a 30-foot hole around his house.
Stapleton, unlike many Sandy victims, actually had flood insurance, and, therefore, hoped he could quickly fix his house and be reimbursed for it. But the engineer from the insurance company who came out to inspect the damage didn’t quite see things the same way. He reported that the hole was only half as large, and the insurance company ended up offering Stapleton only $98,000, less than half of what it cost to rebuild.
So Stapleton sued. Federal judges wanted both sides to attempt mediation first...READ MORE (WSHU)
Nassau County Executive Edward P. Mangano and the Nassau County Tech Task Team (T3), co-chaired by Peter Goldsmith and Andrew Hazen of LaunchPad Long Island, today announced the growing number of companies who will be offering job opportunities at Nassau's first-ever Technology Island Job Fair on Thursday, June 11th at the Cradle of Aviation Museum in Garden City.
County Executive Mangano stated, “I applaud the work of my Tech Task Team and our business partners for participating in the first of my Technology Island initiatives, the Technology Island Job Fair, which is expected to draw thousands of job seekers. My administration remains committed to retaining and growing Nassau as the technology super power of our region by helping residents find meaningful employment opportunities as well as helping local employers recruit qualified employees.”
Employers are seeking software engineers, growth hackers, iOS developers, data scientists and digital marketing specialists...Click here for a list of companies and the full press release
Hempstead Town Supervisor Kate Murray, Councilman Gary Hudes, Councilman Ed Ambrosino and Nassau County Executive Ed Mangano joined with local community leaders today to announce a joint partnership between the Town of Hempstead, Nassau County Crime Stoppers and the Nassau County Police Department in an increased effort to erase graffiti vandalism.
Strengthening Hempstead Town’s extensive work in combating graffiti, the anti-graffiti partnership with Nassau County Crime Stoppers provides neighborhoods with increased power to fight graffiti in their neighborhoods and ensure perpetrators are apprehended.
Through a public service campaign that includes informational flyers distributed to local schools and community organizations, Nassau County Crime Stoppers is encouraging residents to “See it, Report it and Get a Reward!”
Neighbors and students can report graffiti vandals anonymously by calling Crime Stoppers at 1-800-244-TIPS Read the full press release at TOH.LI
Hempstead Town Supervisor Kate Murray, Senior Councilman Anthony J. Santino, Councilwoman Erin King Sweeney and Councilman Bruce Blakeman announced that the town is seeking groups, clubs and organizations to volunteer planting beach grass at Point Lookout Town Park on May 9th and May 16th from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.
The planting of beach grass preserves the important sand dunes that protect our shoreline communities and beaches. The dunes are the last line of defense between the surging waters of the Atlantic and area homes and businesses located on the barrier island.
“Preserving our dunes is paramount for the protection of the communities on our barrier island,” Murray said. “Since Superstorm Sandy, we’ve worked hard to rebuild our dunes and it’s crucial to plant beach grass to preserve and prepare them for future storms.”
...Participants are asked to bring gloves and a shovel. Groups wishing to volunteer should contact the town’s Department of Conservation and Waterways at (516) 431-9200. Read the full press release at TOH.Li
It’s official: the Piano Man will be performing Nassau Coliseum’s swan song this summer. Long Island’s own Billy Joel will perform the final concert at the Coliseum on Aug. 4 before it closes to make way for a smaller version of itself.
Tickets will be on sale on Ticketmaster beginning May 1 at 10 a.m. Pre-sale tickets will be available from 10 a.m. April 27 to 10 p.m. April 30. Tickets are $49.50, $99.50, and $119.50...MORE(Patch)
April 29, 2015: Nassau County Executive Edward P. Mangano, in partnership with New York State Assemblyman Montesano, is helping to protect children by providing free “KidPix” photo identification cards to parents and children. Along with a picture, fingerprint and contact information, the identification card includes the date of birth, physical description and gender of the child.
County Executive Mangano said, “The KidPix program provides parents a convenient way to keep their children’s important information on a single, wallet sized ID card. If ever a child is missing, parents can present the KidPix card to law enforcement officials as a helpful tool to help return the child quickly.”...Full Press Release (NassauCounty.gov)
April 29, 2015: While enjoying their “golden years,” senior citizens may also face stressful challenges often related to isolation, medical problems, and/or losing a spouse or loved one. Lending a hand to mature residents, Hempstead Town, in conjunction with the Long Island Crisis Center, is hosting free workshops entitled, “Putting Together the Pieces for a Happy Life.” The workshops will focus on these unique challenges and provide seniors with important information on how they can receive help.
“I am pleased that once again the Long Island Crisis Center is offering these free workshops at our senior centers. Golden-aged residents can benefit greatly from knowing the warning signs of depression and how they can get assistance in their times of need,” Murray said.
During the 30-minute workshops, presenters from the Long Island Crisis Center will discuss challenges that senior citizens face, how they can recognize when they need help and how to obtain the help they need...MORE (Toh.li)
State Senate Majority Leader Dean Skelos used his powerful position to line his son’s pockets — even forcing a big-time developer to give his kid a cushy gig that paid $10,000 a month, prosecutors charged Monday. But it wasn’t enough to cost him his Senate leadership post.
Hours after he and his son were hit with federal corruption charges in New York City,Skelos proclaimed his innocence and convinced his members to keep him on as majority leader during a late-night private meeting at the Capitol in Albany...MORE (NY Daily News)
The Washington Capitals advanced to the Eastern Conference semi-finals in the Stanley Cup play-offs, after downing the New York Islanders 2-1 in game seven.
The Islanders could only muster 11 shots on goal on away ice at the Verizon Center, but they did manage to fight back from a deficit - with Frans Nielsen's goal early in the third period making it 1-1, after Joel Ward's opener later in the middle stanza...MORE (Allsports.com)
Long Island’s affluent North Shore is about to get the Bravo reality show treatment.
And while “Secrets and Wives” (premiering June 2 at 10 p.m.) follows six mostly blond, middle-aged women from the close-knit suburbs — its stars swear there will be no Chardonnay tossed in anyone’s face a la the network’s “Real Housewives” franchise...MORE (NYPost)
April 23, 2015: Hempstead Town Supervisor Kate Murray and Senior Councilman Anthony Santino have come to the aid of the Sandy-slammed Village of Island Park, knocking down the seaside community’s storm-ravaged Village Hall in preparation for the construction of a new municipal structure.
As Murray knocked down the first wall of the Village Hall, she and Santino were joined by Town Receiver of Taxes Don Clavin, Town Clerk Nasrin Ahmad, Island Park Mayor Michael McGinty, Deputy Mayor Stephen D’Esposito and members of the Village Board.
“Sometimes the best way to ‘rebuild’ is by knocking something down,” said Murray. “In this case, we are helping the Island Park neighbors by demolishing the Village Hall which was decimated by Hurricane Sandy, clearing the way for a new municipal building to be constructed.”...MORE (Toh.LI)