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Schimel Reflects On Successful Year

Greatly Looking Forward to Next Year’s Session in the State Assembly

“I’m doing all I want to be doing and I’m having a lot of fun with all my work,” New York State Assemblywoman Michelle Schimel told the Great Neck Record during a recent, very relaxed lunch. Brimming with enthusiasm and energy, Great Neck’s 16th District assemblywoman looked back with great pleasure on a productive year and is anticipating the excitement of a new Assembly session coming up in a few months.

Reviewing the past year Assemblywoman Schimel spoke of it as “the most successful legislative session in recent history.” She noted the on time balanced budget “with no new taxes … that closed a $10 million deficit and cut state spending by $3 billion over last year.” Ms. Schimel said that she and her colleagues “successfully fought to mitigate the executive budget’s drastic cuts to vital public services and made critical restorations in education, health care, job creation, and economic development.”

Editorial: GNPS Adult Program Open House

Honoring Someone Special – Ronna Telsey

Do come to the Great Neck Public Schools Adult Program Open House for the Arts this Sunday, Nov. 6, from 1 to 5 p.m., at the Cumberland Adult Center, 30 Cumberland Avenue. The Open House is an opportunity for the community to see lifelong learning in action. And, most importantly, this year the open house is a unique opportunity to honor someone very special, Ronna Telsey.

Community Speaks Decisively, 2,924 to 1,286

Main Library: At the Beginning of Another Chapter

Steady, heavy voting of 4,210 residents last Tuesday was a demonstration of the community’s concern about the Main library and its future. From talking with numerous people before and after the election, it became clear that the “No” votes, 2,924, were not anti-library votes per se, but rather reflected a range of concerns about the scope and cost of the project and the decision-making prowess of the library board to cope with an expansion project. So, in spite of busy parking lots, lines to vote and even a switch to paper ballots when the machines were full, voters were determined to be heard.

COPE Walk Raises Record Breaking Funds, Record Crowds

COPE Foundation (Connecting Our Paths Eternally) recently held its 9th annual COPE Walk for those families on Long Island living with the loss of a child on Sunday, Sept. 25, at the Long Beach Boardwalk in Long Beach. This year’s COPE Walk set new records for walker participation and funds raised for this annual event.  Over 300 bereaved parents, siblings, friends and family walked the length of the Boardwalk in order to honor the memories of loved ones, to publicize the foundation, and to raise money to support COPE’s programs and services. The funds raised from the walk represented an approximate 40 percent increase over previous year’s revenues.  New York State Assemblyman Harvey Weisenberg, was on hand at the event to lend his support to his local Long Beach constituents.

Statement From Great Neck Library Board President Janet Esagoff

Our sincere thanks to everyone who took part in the referendum on Oct. 25, 2011. Although we are disappointed with the results, our goal of renovating our Main Library remains constant. This 40-year-old building must be restored and the Library Board will meet as soon as possible to discuss the options open to them given the results of the vote.


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  • Nightmare: Man’s Car Stolen While He’s Asleep In Back Seat February 18, 2019
    A man’s nap in the back of his car in Delaware turned into a nightmare after the car he was sleeping in was stolen and crashed. Musician Justin Koerner told the News Journal he had spent a night playing music with friends, went to sleep in his vehicle and had a dream involving someone jumping in his front seat. Read more on Yeshiva World News >
  • An Important Message from Rabbi Dovid Goldwasser February 18, 2019
    Recently I visited one of the 32 homes of Makor Disability Services / Women’s League. Makor is an agency that has provided the developmentally disabled community with a broad spectrum of services for the past 40 years. Read more on Yeshiva World News >
  • Wintry Mix Expected & Travel Travel Advisory For NYC February 17, 2019
    The New York City Emergency Management Department today issued a travel advisory for overnight Sunday through Monday morning. According to the latest National Weather Service (NWS) forecast, light snow may begin Sunday evening, transitioning to a wintry mix of snow, sleet, and freezing rain around midnight. Read more on Yeshiva World News >
  • Yisrael Katz Becomes Israel’s Minister Of Foreign Affairs February 17, 2019
    Yisrael Katz has become Acting Israel’s Minister of Foreign Affairs, replacing PM Netanyahu as Israel’s foreign minister. “I am grateful to the Prime Minister for the trust, and I am pleased to head the Ministry, and together with the Prime Minister, we will continue to promote and lead the State of Israel’s foreign policy to further achievements”, Katz told […]

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  • Why such a surge of worldwide antisemitism February 17, 2019
     by  Alan Dershowitz Why are so many of the grandchildren of Nazis and Nazi collaborators who brought us the Holocaust once again declaring war on the Jews? Why have we seen such an increase in anti-Semitism and irrationally virulent anti-Zionism in western Europe? To answer these questions, a myth must first be exposed. That myth is the one perpetrated by t […]
  • Merkel Rejects U.S. Demands That Europe Pull Out of Iran Nuclear Deal February 17, 2019
    By Katie Rogers, NYT At the Munich Security Conference on Saturday, Chancellor Angela Merkel of Germany delivered a spirited defense of multilateral institutions in a world increasingly marked by great power rivalry.Andreas Gebert/Reuters MUNICH — Chancellor Angela Merkel of Germany delivered a strong rejoinder on Saturday to American demands that European a […]
  • Rift Between Trump and Europe Is Now Open and Angry February 17, 2019
    T. Belman. This is a good thing. Europe rarely did anything for the US. Trump wants to confront Iran but the EU is resiting him. Trump wants to undermine the PA and UNRWA and Erope is trying to thwart his every move. Trump is very supportive of Israel and her rights to the Jordan R. and EU is doing their best to undermine Israel and Trump. France and Germany […]
  • Iran and the Palestinians lose in Warsaw February 17, 2019
    By Prof. Eyal Zisser, ISRAEL HAYOM The Warsaw conference for peace and security in the Middle East in Poland doesn’t yet signal peaceful tidings for the region. The summit, which was sponsored by the United States and encouraged by Israel with the goal of establishing a regional and international coalition against Iran, was an important step toward curbing T […]

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