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Nearby: Boardwalk Issues Stir Concerns

Glen Cove Patch reports on news from around Long Island.

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By Pam Robinson

Long Beach Residents Raise Boardwalk Issues

Residents either voiced their concerns or offered ideas about beach- and boardwalk-related issues at the City Council meeting Tuesday, after City Manager Jack Schnriman announced that earlier in the day the city had finalized its $44.2 million contract with Grace Industries, a Plainveiw-based firm, to rebuild the walkway. Eric Berkowitz, owner of Tutti Frutti, a frozen yogurt shop that opened two summers ago on West Park Avenue, is concerned about the food trucks that the city will permit to station at the beach this summer. The city said that permitting food trucks is an effort to assist local restaurants and boost tourism in the wake of Hurricane Sandy.

Historical Society to Upgrade Museum
The Garden City Historical Society Board of Trustees has committed to an ambitious capital campaign to engage in a major facelift for the Museum. This campaign is a monumental task with an estimated $500,000 goal, and the Society needs your support. One of the original buildings constructed in Garden City under founder Alexander Turney Stewart, the Museum has seen only minimal, minor repairs to the exterior since it was moved to its current location in July 1988.

Special Olympics Sunday in Commack

More than 600 athletes from Long Island, New York City and the Hudson Valley will compete in track and field and tennis events in the Special Olympics Long Island Spring Games on Sunday at Commack High School (1 Scholar Lane, Commack), beginning at 9 a.m.

Glen Cove Hospital Names Chief Nursing Officer
Glen Cove Hospital recently named Cathy Sheerin its new chief nursing officer and associate executive director, according to the hospital. Sheerin had been director of patient care services. She joined the hospital in 2006 as the nurse manager for psychiatry. She has more than 30 years' experience in nursing, and has held management positions in urgent care, substance abuse services and medical management services. 

Council to Hand Out Bottle Blocker
A new device by a Nesconset inventor that prevents minors from opening liquor bottles has caught the attention of the The Long Island Council on Alcoholism and Drug Dependence, which plans to distribute these "Bottle Blockers" to support the business. The Bottle Blocker is the brainchild of Nesconset inventor Richard Michiel, who created the tamper-proof device to fit on any bottle with a neck such as liquor and pill bottles.

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