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

Next Meeting:

December 18
7:30 PM



A view of Belmont Park from Heathcote.

June 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:

June News

June 19, 2008
Civic Meeting

Ninth meeting of the 2007-2008 season will be held at the New Elmont Memorial Library at 7:30 PM. Please make sure to attend, and ask your neighbors to come. Read announcement.

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

January 2008: 2037
February 2008: 1673
March 2008: 2395
April 2008: 2363
May 2008: 3255 *new monthly record

School News

June 23, 2008
Gotham Avenue PTA Installation Dinner

Gotham Avenue School, 6:30 PM

June 17, 2008
Elmont Union Free School District Board Meeting

Board meeting of the Elmont Union Free School District will be held on June 17, 2008 at 8:00 PM at the Dutch Broadway School.

Elmont News

June 23, 2008
IEAH Owners To Go Steroid Free

The owners of the Kentucky Derby and Preakness Stakes winner Big Brown, saying they want to lead the way to the elimination of performance-enhancing drugs in horse racing, announced Sunday that they would immediately begin withdrawing all steroids and any unnecessary medications from their horses. Via New York Times.

June 18, 2008
Town And County Unveil "Blueprint" For Elmont's Future

Hempstead Town Supervisor Kate Murray, working along with Nassau County Executive Tom Suozzi, unveiled today a blueprint for Elmont – the "gateway" to the Town of Hempstead. Also present at the press conference were Town Councilmen Edward Ambrosino and James Darcy, County Legislator John Ciotti and several civic, business and community leaders. Read more.

June 14, 2008
Flag Day Observation

The day commemorates the adoption of the flag of the United States. The week of June 14 is designated as "National Flag Week." During National Flag Week, the president will issue a proclamation urging U.S. citizens to fly the American flag for the duration of that week.

June 10, 2008
Letter Carriers Safety Awarenss

You can help ensure that Letter Carriers perform their responsibilities in a safe manner by keeping the path to your mailbox clear of obstacles and hazardous conditions. Read more.

June 7, 2008
Belmont Stakes at Belmont Park

The 140th running of the Belmont Stakes will feature Big Brown attempt for Triple Crown Glory and take a piece of history at Historic Belmont Park. Announced crowd of 94,476 embraced the heat and went to Elmont to bear witness the sport of horse racing, and a chance to glimpse a piece of history. Though the favorite horse did not win, it helps to remind us about the thrill and unpredictability the sport has to offer.

June 1, 2008
Elmont Family Day at Belmont Park

Read more.


Town News

June 17, 2008
Town of Hempstead Board Meeting
Town of Hempstead Nathan L. H. Bennett Pavilion One Washington Street Hempstead, NY
7:00 PM

June 17, 2008
Hempstead Town Offers Free Child Car Seat Safety Inspections

Hempstead Town Supervisor Kate Murray announced the summer schedule for Hempstead Town’s Child Car Seat Safety Inspection Program. Hempstead Town's certified Child Passenger Safety Technicians will inspect and properly install child car safety seats and instruct guardians on their proper installation. Read more.

June 11, 2008
Solar Energy - Home Energy Performance Seminar

Elmont Memorial Library, 700 Hempstead Tpke., Elmont
Time TBD.
Pre-event registration is requested as space is limited; call 431-9200 to verify participation. No fee.

June 11, 2008
Town of Hempstead Board of Appeals Hearing

Town of Hempstead Nathan L. H. Bennett Pavilion One Washington Street Hempstead, NY
9:30 AM
493/08. - 496/08. ELMONT - New York Bible Assembly of God
, Special exception to convert retail store to church; Waive off-street parking; Variance, front yard setback on Litchfield Ave., construct portico to existing building (remove shed); Variances, lot area occupied, side yard, rear yard, maintain addition attached to building for garage use & storage., S/W cor. Hempstead Tpke. & Litchfield Ave., a/k/a 1267 Hempstead Tpke.(S.E.Q.R. determination not made)

June 10, 2008
Beat the Heat

In an effort to help residents cope with the oppressive, record-breaking heat, Hempstead Town is extending hours of operation at 12 air-conditioned senior citizen centers. Read more.

June 4, 2008
Town of Hempstead Board of Appeals Hearing
Town of Hempstead Nathan L. H. Bennett Pavilion One Washington Street Hempstead, NY
9:30 AM
467/08. - 470/08. ELMONT - Cumberland Farms, Inc.,
Maintain one double-faced, illuminated detached pylon sign; overall size 84.3 sq. ft. (42.17 sq. ft. per face); overall height 23'; setback 2'4" from Linden Blvd. & 2'1" from 237th St. & located in clear sight triangle; Maintain non-permitted double-faced price sign attached to existing pylon sign; Maintain second non-permitted double-faced price signs attached to existing pylon sign; clearance 2'10" from grade to bottom of sign; Maintain second double-faced, illuminated detached pylon sign; overall size 84.3 sq. ft. (42.17 sq. ft. per face); overall height 23'; setback 2'3" from Linden Blvd. & 1' from Parkway Dr. & located in clear sight triangle., N/W cor. Linden Blvd. & 237th St. running thru to Parkway Dr., a/k/a 237 Linden Blvd. (S.E.Q.R. determination not made)

June 3, 2008
Town of Hempstead Board Meeting
Town of Hempstead Nathan L. H. Bennett Pavilion One Washington Street Hempstead, NY
7:00 PM
27818 Proposed Local Law Re "ARTERIAL STOPS" in ELMONT
(To amend Section 197-5 of the Code of the Town of Hempstead)

State News

June 23, 2008
NY Lawmakers to Look at Several Issues

The still-stalled franchise extension for the New York Racing Association, a new steroid testing lab, and a company to run a casino at Aqueduct Racetrack are all still on the negotiating table June 23 when lawmakers in New York return to the Capitol for the final days of the 2008 legislative session.
Via Blood Horse Magazine.

June 3, 2008

After receiving the preliminary report of the New York State Commission on Property Tax Relief, Governor David A. Paterson announced today that he is accepting the Commission’s principal recommendation and plans to introduce school property tax cap legislation to address the unsustainable growth in property taxes.
Read more.

Police News

June 12, 2008
Prom Safety Tips

Attached for your information, are some helpful Prom tips for parents as well as teens, to ensure a safe and enjoyable experience for all. Read more.

June 11, 2008
Summer Heat Safety Tips

Summer is almost here and along with it comes hot and humid conditions. Rising temperatures, and upcoming heat waves can create a dangerous environment for the residents and visitors of Nassau County. Read more.

June 1, 2008
Travel Tips
With the busy summer season fast approaching, here are a few travel tips to help assist you in your travel plans. This up coming summer travel season is shaping up to be one of the busiest travel season in years with new document requirements for travel to destinations outside of the United States. Feel free to share this information with others, and have a great and safe summer.

Top Ten Travel Trips
Air Travel Tips
Ten Things to Know Before Going on a Cruise
Tips for Family Road Trips


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