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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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  • In Lithuania, Pope Mourns Jewish Holocaust Victims, Warns Against Anti-Semitism September 23, 2018
    Pope Francis warned Sunday against historic revisionism and any rebirth of anti-Semitism that fueled the Holocaust as he marked the annual remembrance for Lithuania’s centuries-old Jewish community that was nearly wiped out during World War II. Read more on Yeshiva World News >
  • Major Flooding Lingering More Than A Week After Florence September 23, 2018
    Major flooding remains in eastern North Carolina more than a week after Hurricane Florence made landfall. Gov. Roy Cooper said Saturday that nine of the state’s river gauges are at major flood stage and four others are at moderate stage, while parts of Interstates 95 and 40 will remain underwater for another week or more. Read more on Yeshiva World News > […]
  • Canada’s Capital Reeling After Tornado Hammers Communities September 23, 2018
    A powerful tornado that carved a path through parts of Canada’s capital snapped trees, tossed cars and obliterated dozens of homes leaving what the city’s mayor on Saturday said resembled “a war scene.” More than 150,000 customers were still without power following the tornado, which churned through pockets of Ottawa’s west and south ends, as well as densely […]
  • WATCH: GOP Congressman’s 6 Siblings Endorse His Dem Opponent In Viral Video Ad September 23, 2018
    Six siblings of U.S. Rep. Paul Gosar have urged voters to cast their ballots against the Arizona Republican in November in an unusual political ad sponsored by the rival candidate. Read more on Yeshiva World News >

Israel Pundit: Ted Belman’s news and views on Israel, the Middle East, the war on terror and the clash of civilizations.

  • Trump’s Deal of the Century September 23, 2018
    Ted Belman and Mudar Zahran articulated many of these ideas in the Jordan Option. By Ted Belman Very few people, if any, believe that Pres. Trump will succeed with his Deal of the Century, but I do. Nor do they know what that deal is or when it will be tabled. But they do know that the US under his leadership is acting unilaterally to neuter the UN, UNRWA an […]
  • Jordanians sending a “last warning” to the kinglet – 22 September 2018 September 23, 2018
  • Elie Wiesel Interviews Felix Kersten, 1959, and learns more about Rudolf Kastner September 23, 2018
    T. Belman. Ben Hecht, a very successful Hollywood script writer in the first half of the  nineteenth century wrote the riviting book Perfida in which he covered the trial of Rudolf Kastner by Israel in the early fifties.  In the forties, Hecht was very active together with Hillel Kook (Peter Bergson) in the campaign to save the Jews of Europe. Their story wa […]
  • The 100 year betrayal of Israel by the West September 22, 2018
    By Ted Belman Mar 26/17 One hundred years ago the British government published the Balfour Declaration which stipulated, “His Majesty’s Government view with favour the establishment in Palestine of a national home for the Jewish people, and will use their best endeavors to facilitate the achievement of this object, it being clearly understood that nothing sh […]

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