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Locustwood / Gotham Civic Association
Elmont, Long Island, New York 11003

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Next Meeting:
April 16
7:30 PM



Colonial Era Pillars Standing at the Entrance to Belmont Park.

August News

Whenever information becomes available regarding our civic, our schools, or information or events pertaining to our community, we will try to post them as a resource. If you have any information in which you would like to share, please feel free to e-mail them to:

August News

August 1, 2008
Read Proposed By-Laws. The Vote will take place at our September 18th Meeting.
In order to receive the Elmont Herald Newspaper for free in 2009, membership dues must be received prior to December 19, 2008.

August 1, 2008
Web Site Update (Unique Per Month Totals)

April 2008: 2363
May 2008: 3255
June 2008: 3672
July 2008: 3817 * New Record

School News

August 11, 2008
Elmont Union Free School District Board Meeting

Board meeting of the Elmont Union Free School District will be held on August 11, 2008 at 8:00 PM at the Elmont Road School.

Elmont News

August 26, 2008
Water Authority of Western Nassau

Announced water work for Wednesday August 27, starting at 8 am.

August 26, 2008
NYRA Gets 7th Extension.
Read more.

August 22, 2008
Train Service Cancelled

Hempstead, Huntington/Port Jefferson, Ronkonkoma, and Oyster Bay Branch Customers: This weekend, August 23 & 24, there will be no LIRR train service for 48 hours -- from 12:40 AM Saturday, August 23 through 12:40 AM Monday, August 25 -- between Mineola & Jamaica and Hempstead & Jamaica while the final phase of the work on the LIRR's major Queens Interlocking Switch & Signal Improvement Project is performed. Please visit  for details.

August 2, 2008
Soldier from Elmont killed in Iraq
The Association, and behalf of all the residents by Belmont Park and West Elmont, we would like to extend our greatest support and sympathies to the family of Andre Darnell Mitchell. Mr. Mitchell, only 25 years old displayed what it means to be a man and the courage and respect of protecting and honoring our great nation. It is a sad day, when there is a lost, of one of Elmont's own. His memory will live on, as a person of great conviction for his country and for his family.

August 1, 2008
Belmont Meet

Attendance rose 2.9% for the meet to 391,634.
Daily average on-track handle jumped 3.2% to $1,202,108.

July 27, 2008
Elmont Native and 3 time Pro-Bowler Marco Rivera Retires from the NFL after 11 Seasons

A native of Elmont, NY, and a graduate of Penn State, Rivera played 11 seasons in the National Football League, including two years in Dallas (2005-06). He started at guard for seven consecutive seasons for Green Bay (1998-2004).

July 25, 2008
Sympathies for Hero Martin Simmons Family and his Parents from Elmont
Mr. Simmons served five years as a police officer and was a city firefighter for the past 17 years. Martin Simmons dived into Lake Tahoe after his son Kevin had trouble staying afloat, authorities said. Kevin was rescued by an uncle and lifeguards, but Martin Simmons could not be revived. The lost was reminded of another lost to this family and the Elmont community, one of Simmons friend, P.O. Anthony Dwyer in 1989. They used to ride the train together to the police academy. Martin Simmons represents what a true hero really is. Our sympathies and heart felt condolences are extended to the entire Simmons Family.


Town News

August 15, 2008
Hempstead Town Receives Wall Street Credit Rating Upgrade
While recent newspaper articles have detailed the troubled finances of several municipal governments, Hempstead Town has just received a recognition from financial experts as a beacon of fiscal strength and responsible budgetary management. Read more.

August 13, 2008
Town of Hempstead Board of Appeals Hearing
Town of Hempstead Nathan L. H. Bennett Pavilion One Washington Street Hempstead, NY
9:30 AM, and 2:00 PM

August 5, 2008
Town of Hempstead Board Meeting

Town of Hempstead Nathan L. H. Bennett Pavilion One Washington Street Hempstead, NY
10:30 AM
27844 Proposed Local Law Re: "PARKING OR STANDING PROHIBITIONS" in ELMONT (To amend Section 202-1 of the Code of the Town of Hempstead)

August 1, 2008
Hempstead Town broke ground in Roosevelt on the first of eleven affordable homes to be built in the latest phase of the Town's Affordable Homes Program.. Read more.

State News

August 8, 2008
Empire City for New York State Policy
The website highlights the staff and operational expenditures by the New York State Legislature. Expenses such as travel, mailings and personal services are reported. Additionally information on New York State Salaries and School District Contracts are available.

July 29 2008

Our state now faces increasingly harsh economic times. When I travel across the State I see communities suffering. Everywhere I go I meet people who are losing their jobs and their homes. I meet families forced to pay more for gasoline and for food, while their paychecks stay the same. Next winter some of these families will have to choose between heating their homes and feeding their children. Read more.

Police News

August 5, 2008
National Night Out

The Nassau County Police Department will be participating in the "25th Annual National Night Out" a unique crime/drug prevention event. Read more.

August 1, 2008
School Safety

September is back-to-school time for students all over the country. Amid the excitement of new teachers, classes and friends, it's easy to forget the day-to-day hazards that go along with school attendance - particularly for younger students.
Read more.

August 1, 2008
Tips for College Bound Students

Students heading off to college—perhaps for the first time this year—may be inexperienced at driving long distances or driving alone. Read more.


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