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Mike Bruschini November 10, 2013 at 12:29 pm
If the Army and the Navy were ever to look on heaven's scenes, They'd see the streets are guarded byRead More United States Marines.
Brooke D October 7, 2013 at 03:42 pm
With all do respect, I think that the fact that the Republican v. Democrat debate is the singleRead More biggest threat/problem for our city. Frankly, I do not care what side of the isle any of these people sit and technically we're all neighbors and should be treating each as such. Let's focus on who is going to get Glen Cove back on track and not which TV/Radio station someone chooses to regurgitate quasi-facts from. Property values are in the tank, the schools are a mess and businesses continue to shut down ... whomever has the best vision and the backbone to follow up on it has my vote. I'll leave the party discussion to the dinner table ... where it belongs. Glen Cove is in desperate need of a leader ... not a party hack.
Thomas Howard October 7, 2013 at 06:30 pm
"Glen Cove is in desperate need of a leader ... not a party hack". So well articulated,Read More Booke D.; however - and this is the REAL problem - there is no such creature on the horizon. With the exception of Tony Gallo and Efraim Spagnoletti who still own an uncontaminated level of intelligence and idealism, the rest, on both tickets, are simply opportunists trying to ride the political tide for personal benefit. What our city needs is a good lesson in what it means to do something for the "common good": a concept that eludes all but the few who are old enough or wise enough to understand that it is the only vision that brings long lasting benefits.
Mike Elks October 9, 2013 at 12:43 am
I'm thinking of splitting my vote for the first time. I work late shifts twice a week and when IRead More come home I try not to read this crap but the election is getting close. My family is paying attention now because of the hospital situation. My wife works at Winthrop and she talks about it all the time so I get sucked in. The Republicans are a mess. They put a weak candidate up for mayor and put Linda Darby a Democrat on the ticket for city council. What is a Democrat doing on the Republican ticket? She was a big Ralph supporter and he put her on the IDA that has not done a damn thing for this city and now she wants my vote. Is she kidding. Heuser lost the last time, Panzenbeck likes to run every two years, this is her third time. I heard this guy Bozzello spoke in front of a audience and they said the guy sounded like a dictator who was too aggressive and it turned them off. Who chooses these candidates? I think this year Ralph could be beat if the leaders in the Republican party were smarter about the team. I will vote for Gallo because he has proven himself already. I will vote also for Efraim Spagletti. I have seen him everywhere working like this meant a lot to him. I agree with the other post, no leaders on this horizon.
Thomas Howard July 30, 2013 at 01:25 am
Robert, you are a man who understands politics very well; however, most people don't and they eitherRead More are lured by the "prime donne" du jour or, worse, they ignore the political shenanigans with the unfortunate "I don't like politics" reply. Glen Cove is in dire need of new voices but the Republicans as well as the Democrats are still playing their own self serving game; yes, precisely the one that you so well describe. Too bad they are not the ones to suffer the consequences.
sadeto April 4, 2013 at 03:06 am
National party platforms don't count for very much in local politics, nor should they. So forgetRead More about defining the GOP as the party of "limited government" and having that mantra apply to the Hub situation. As this morning's bipartisan arrests shaped, local politics is about money and access to the ballot. If the right palms had been greased, the right players involved, it would have happened. Personally, I don't mind that Wang's plan failed, he has no development experience and he's a crook who relied on the statute of limitations to avoid jail. The fact is that his own firm turned around and tried to sue him after he stepped down. By the way, the GOP is the party of massive government subsidies to industry. Exactly how do you reconcile that with this idea of limited government?
Frank April 8, 2013 at 07:26 pm
"hot dog and peanut vendors" are note my idea of well-paying permanent jobs. When LI wasRead More the cradle of aviation, you had legions of scientists, engineers, machinists, mechanics, etc... REAL JOBS that pay REAL WELL... That age is gone... What Nassau needs is an industrial renaissance... Hi Tech, Bio Tech, Pharma... anything that will spur economic success. BTW why hasn't Nassau explored the possibility of creating a food terminal in Uniondale? That alone would provide hundreds of jobs and reduce truck traffic!
John Rennhack April 8, 2013 at 09:38 pm
That's why a larger development around a new world-class venue would have been ideal. The problemRead More with always going for the "hi-tech, bio tech and pharam" is that you're looking at specialized advanced degree jobs. Nothing wrong with that but we need well paying blue collar jobs too. Bring back industry. Why aren't we a leader in next-gen products for automobile, home and aerospace? Have the white collar jobs but also many blue collar jobs in production. And how about taking the empty commercial lots and vacant big box buildings and create jobs through vertical and greenhouse farming? Year-round agriculture and local access to fresh foods. Again, instead of being a consumer suburb, become a producer suburb once again.
Joe Abbondandolo May 21, 2011 at 06:45 pm
We stand because they fell.
Rob Germino May 21, 2011 at 06:46 pm
Thank you all.
Jane Stone June 21, 2011 at 02:16 am
God bless those who defend America! & God bless you for reminding us that Freedom has its lifeRead More in the hearts, the actions and the spirit of us all!!! Thank you for reminding us of our heroes out there whos blood is the seed of our Freedom's tree!
Onlookers in front of the Reichstag (German parliament) building after its virtual destruction by fire. Berlin, Germany, February 28, 1933. — Bildarchiv Preussischer Kulturbesitz [United States Holocaust Memorial Museum]
Brian F. Pemberton April 17, 2013 at 03:07 pm
"They that can give up essential liberty to obtain a little temporary safety, deserve neitherRead More liberty nor safety." Ben Franklin
JOHN HERLING April 9, 2013 at 02:22 pm
What do people use to shoot and kill people? Bows and arrows?
Marc April 10, 2013 at 01:55 pm
Knives...I just bought new steak knives...VERY good ones. Will you ban them as well?
Long Island Patriot April 17, 2013 at 06:22 pm
Well said, Rob. You hit the nail on the head! I would add that the Conservative Party is just asRead More bad. They march in lockstep with GOP. There is no longer any noticeable difference between the two.
ed May 6, 2012 at 12:31 pm
Rob suddenly got very quiet......typical political hypocrite.
mike reed May 9, 2012 at 11:49 pm
police don't respond to any incident without backup including fresh donut calls
mike reed May 9, 2012 at 11:54 pm
why does the nc sheriffs dept have a cook as sheriff? check out his past. he shouldn't be sweepingRead More streets for the county. patronage to the extreme. 7 deaths in the last two years. demotions, under-staffing, etc. he hasn't a clue as to how to manage his own check book
Jerry Romano April 17, 2012 at 01:13 am
New York State is the only state that has laws that give public employee unions no incentive toRead More negotiate after a labor agreement expires. The Triborough Amendment must go! It used to be that organized crime told you who was picking up your garbage and how much it would cost. RICO laws were enacted to protect the business owner from this type of corruption. Today the public employees tell us how much we are going to pay whether we want them or not and can afford them or not. It's the same type of corruption.
james April 19, 2012 at 06:58 pm
Why was this rejected? Please explain. This statement is fact. Maybe if the politicians didn't blowRead More all the money in the pension fund when times were good we wouldn't be in this mess. Time for politician reform.
Micah Danney April 19, 2012 at 07:39 pm
@ james, you're first comment may have been lost to a technical problem that our support team wasRead More addressing today. Seems to be fixed, sorry about that
D.P.R November 15, 2011 at 01:32 am
Politicians just can't keep their mouths shut.Right or wrong they will defend themselves to theRead More bitter end. It is up to us (the 1%) to determine their narcissistic agendas. First and foremost is to be reelected ........NOT....to RIGHT WHAT IS WRONG in our government. Regards
Leslie November 15, 2011 at 05:30 pm
@ Jerry. The new machines are not off. 37 more people voted for Mr. Germino than Ms.Read More Deriggi-Whitton. When a race is that close, all the machines involved in the election are brought back to BOE and under a bi-partisian team and lawyers, the machines are re-canvassed for accuracy and the affadivit ballots and absentee ballots are then counted and checked. There was no fault of the new system, the new system has three independent ways of checking the votes.
Jerry Romano November 15, 2011 at 09:33 pm
Leslie, I am sure if we had our neighborhood librarians who do a pretty good job of counting andRead More keeping track of books running our elections we would not need 3 ways of rechecking votes. Sounds to me like the system doesnt work if you need to check it 3 times. I oversaw the NY Emmy Awards for 20 years, judges needed to be qualified and the ballots went to independant accounting firm for tabulation. I dont recall the last time if ever I was asked for identification when voting in Nassau County. The election/voting system is fatally flawed, easily corrupted and the people charged with running it lack the competency to fix it.
Marc Rosen October 4, 2011 at 03:24 am
Also, you DO have a right to take down any content you post on Facebook. You can delete it at anyRead More time, so long as you still have your account up. There's even an automated program called "Internet Suicide Machine" designed specifically to aid users in deleting every shred of content posted to a social networking site.
Marc Rosen October 4, 2011 at 03:27 am
Here's the exact wording FROM those Terms of Service, to clarify: Patch is built to let you do funRead More things such as share and upload photos, videos, text, and other information (all of which we call "Content"). When you do this, you own that Content. However (and here comes some legalese), you hereby grant Patch a perpetual license to use, redact, republish, copy, perform and distribute your Content and screen name, including any intellectual property contained therein, in any medium now known or hereinafter developed without payment or compensation to you and without seeking any further approval from you. We may further use your name, likeness, publicly accessible biographical data and any other information in connection with such use of the Content. You acknowledge that our use of your Content may include licensing such Content to third parties and/or using such Content for advertising purposes. In no event shall we be required to seek your approval or provide you with any compensation in connection with such uses. You acknowledge that nothing contained within your Content would require us to seek permission of a third party in order to use the Content as described in these Terms of Use. All that may sound like a lot, but these rights are primarily designed to give us legal protection—we're not looking to go into the “you business” (as they say in Hollywood). Basically, the content lasts for as long as you let it last, because you own it. That means you can remove it.
Marc Rosen October 4, 2011 at 05:01 am
Frank, based on the terms of service on Patch, which I did just provide, yes, I DO have a right toRead More take content down, because I OWN THAT CONTENT! It is my property, not Patch's, and I can do with my property as I see fit, even if it is posted in a public setting. That means, should I wish it, I am free to have any and every blog post I've ever made taken down, and unless there is a legally valid reason in their terms of service for why I forfeit that right to my property (including the right to destroy it), which is not clearly labeled at all, then yes, it will be taken down, no matter who complains.
Rick Smith August 20, 2011 at 09:56 pm
Perhaps the ferry to somewhere, the road to nowhere and the waterfront development in the air willRead More be our salvation, but I doubt it. Have you heard the one about the 142 apartments just approved, in 4 Avalon - like buildings to be built where the "Village Square" is now located? All the apartments are to be for "graduate medical students". How utterly cutesy! Little graduate students in their blue outfits running all around the downtown spending money they don't have for Floyd's $5000 bathroom sinks, or perhaps a Ferrari or two. Medical students indeed. What nonsense! What businesses are going to benefit from these tenants? By the way, I have also heard that there are hundreds of families in Glen Cove waiting for subsidized "Section 8" housing. Who is to choose the tenants and how? Since the Avalons were built, I have never seen anyone walking from them to the downtown. And none of them has ever bought a piano or anything else from me. Another fraudulent promise. The only thing positive from these "projects", are the decades long tax breaks the developers who build them get. Avalon One was at least 22 years, I am told! I hope the new "project" will not become a burden, both financially and aesthetically, as the Avalons and others have, to the rest of us taxpayers.
cc August 22, 2011 at 10:21 am
The city should change its name to "The City Going To Nowhere". I think it has finally hitRead More bottom thanks to the free hand outs from city hall. Could it be maybe there not free?
Roy Haynes August 10, 2011 at 04:06 am
I guess they can't blame the Tea Party for Glen Cove's Downgrade since it was junk status way beforeRead More the Tea Party existed.
Jerry Romano August 10, 2011 at 02:55 pm
It's unfortunate that our elected representives at all levels of government lack the ability to useRead More 3rd grade arithmetic and make the best decisions with regard to budgets and spending. I have asked everyone I know what they do when they don't have money and the answer is always "don't spend it". They are digging us into a hole so deep that will ultimately lead to the collapse of the US economy. How long can you keep spending double what you are taking in? Glen Cove politics is only a microcosm of what's wrong with this country.
cc August 11, 2011 at 11:07 am
But we can start by making big changes at City Hall. Let see if new names and faces can get itRead More right. Time for political revolution.
Brooke D July 22, 2011 at 03:21 pm
Makes no sense at all. I will agree that it's a huge improvement aesthetically but that is aboutRead More it. Thinking that it's going to add to the success of downtown is delusional at best. How can anyone possibly think that having 2 lanes funnel down to an extremely tight 1 lane could ever provide reasonable throughput to a thriving downtown. The Glen Street station is a regional joke. The platform can only support 2 cars. It's at the end of the line so trains are almost empty but the time arrive, the train schedule is ridiculous, there's little to no parking and there's another station maybe a quarter of a mile down the line. There's a lot that could be done along there but I am doubtful at best that these could ever be accomplished. If you could build a parking facility at the Glen Street station (where the gym is?) and closed the Glen Cove station there might be a draw there and reason for businesses to want to open around it but as it stands, I would be shocked if there was ever anything better than the array of dollar stores and fast food joints that currently make it home.
Rick Smith July 22, 2011 at 07:32 pm
I thought that this city, county and entire country is in a recession, at best. Where is all thisRead More money coming from? And why? Nothing should be spent on any alleged "improvements" until we are in better financial condition.
cc July 25, 2011 at 12:15 pm
hey Rick follow the money
Martin Comedy July 18, 2011 at 03:20 am
"Tippecanoe and Tyler too!"-William Henry Harrison
John Jay July 21, 2011 at 12:48 pm
These are not “city allegations”. These are court decisions. I read the article youRead More asked me to and he was opperating a illegal chop shop. The same article said he has not paid his taxes on that property for years. Is he really someone you want to be supporting?
cc September 9, 2011 at 10:08 am
Time to send the mayor and city council for unemployment benefits. Unless they have jobs lined up inRead More case the electorate wakes up.
Rob Germino June 16, 2011 at 10:36 am
Scott, thank you! We'll take our families there next year.
Jane Stone June 21, 2011 at 01:58 am
Thank you Rob, for painting such a beautiful picture with your words. I enjoy reading your articlesRead More because they celebrate the labor of love in our community :) Insightful, educational and uplifting!! Your talent is a gift and a blessing to us all!! In a flash you took me to a place of poetry and philosophy applying it to with such fines in our reality! Thank you for the journey :)
Rob Germino June 21, 2011 at 02:04 am
Thank you Jane! I appreciate your comments and I'm glad you enjoyed reading it!
Roy Haynes June 7, 2011 at 04:17 pm
When politicians can claim they've "balanced the budget" by counting borrowed money asRead More revenue, they are not only lying to us, but they cost us twice as much in the long run. Imagine if you managed your household like that. Spending more than you earn and lying to yourself that you've got "a balanced budget" while racking up huge credit card bills. In the end, assuming you can keep up with the minimum payments, you pay double or triple the amount for the items you bought. And if you can't, you'll be bankrupt. Any of us could get in a bind through circumstances we might not anticipate, but to use credit to pay for the everyday expenses like your mortgage or electric bill, is dangerous. It means you're living beyond your means & sooner or later, you'll have to pay the piper. Our government must live within its means - what the taxpayers can afford. If our elected officials feel they need to spend more to provide governmental services, then let them make the case for higher taxes instead of putting us further into debt and ultimately multiplying the cost thereof. It is irresponsible for our "leaders" to use smoke & mirrors to produce unrealistic budgets & then borrow to pay for predictable things like these Tax Certioari judgements. They're lying to us and kicking the can on their overspending down the road - to be paid after they've left office. Do they really think we're that stupid that we can't see what they're doing?
cc June 8, 2011 at 12:15 pm
YES....because we still return the same people to office every year. We need to clean house thisRead More November, otherwise "YES WE ARE STUPID"
Scott Genova October 7, 2012 at 07:01 pm
To the Dallaire Family, Thank you Glenn. Your websites and links are very inspirational andRead More informative. I know that you are helping many people with your work and writings on the "Miracles of the Saints" site. God bless you and your family. Always, Scott
Scott Genova October 11, 2012 at 09:07 pm
“It's not how hard you hit. It's how hard you get hit...and keep moving forward.” ―Read More Randy Pausch, The Last Lecture
Scott Genova November 3, 2012 at 09:40 pm
Prayer in a Time of Disaster "Holy One, you are our comfort and strength in times of suddenRead More disaster, crisis, or chaos. Surround us now with your grace and peace through storm or earthquake, fire or flood. By your Spirit, lift up those who have fallen, sustain those who work to rescue or rebuild, and fill us with the hope of your new creation; through Jesus Christ, our rock and redeemer." Credit: Presbyterian Mission Agency
Rob Germino May 30, 2011 at 08:52 pm
Thank you Matt!
Sam July 20, 2011 at 11:35 pm
Rob Thank you for the touching article about Josh. He was the closest thing to a brother for me andRead More the godfather to my oldest son. Everyday I am reminded how special of a friend he was and that he was and is such a positve part of so many peoples lives.
Rob Germino July 21, 2011 at 12:21 am
Sam, you're welcome. He was a great Marine.
Scott Genova May 26, 2011 at 06:40 am
Having come from a family of veterans, Memorial Day has always meant a lot to me on many levelsRead More ----emotionally, mentally, and spritually. My grandfather served in World War II as Staff Sergeant in Battery B of the 87th Anti-Aircraft Artillery. He was honorably discharged on October 5th, 1945. My father served a tour in Vietnam and received a citation for saving the life of a comrade who had caught on fire. Thank you Robert for sharing with us all the background/story of Cpl. Tillman. When I go to mass and march in the parade this Memorial Day, I will pray for all those who have served, are currently serving, and for those who will be serving our great nation. It is so important we all never forget the ultimate sacrifices our military men and women have made for us all. Thank you Robert for all you do and have done. Scott Genova - God Bless You All.
Rob Germino May 26, 2011 at 10:03 am
Thank you Scott!
ed marinello May 26, 2011 at 08:01 pm
Scott, There are those who bled and died and those who danced the night away. Good job, Ranger.Read More ed marinello
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