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

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2006- 2007 In Review

Summary and Pictures of the 2007-2008 Season.

August News

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

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 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 News

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.

July 12, 2008
Officers Approve Proposal for Amending the By-Laws

Providing more than 30 days, as currently stipulated by the current By-Laws, the officers has approved the motion of a proposed amended By-Laws.
Read Proposed By-Laws. The Vote will take place at our September 18th Meeting.

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.

July 3, 2008
New Trustees Sworn in to Elmont School Board

Two new trustees - Anthony Maffea and Deniece Walker - were sworn in to the Elmont Board of Education during Tuesday night's reorganization meeting. Via Three Village Times.

June 2008

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 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.

May 2008

May 20, 2008
Elmont UFSD, Sewanhaka CHSD and Elmont Library Budgets Passed.
Read more.

April 2008

April 17, 2008
Elmont UFSD School District Announced 0% Increase for 2008-2009 School Year.

April 5, 2008
Elmont Clean Up Day

Thanks to the children, parents and community members, Elmont Clean Up Day was a huge success. Read more and view pictures.

March 2008

March 14, 2008
Vice President Bob Barker Honored

For his dedication and contribution to the Locustwood / Gotham Civic and the community, Mr. Barker has been distinguished to receive an award from the American Legion. The Award Ceremony took place on Friday, March 14th, at the Elmont American Legion Hall at 7:30 PM.

March 1, 2008
Johnson Proposes Bill for Elmont and Floral Park

Senator proposes a community advisory board for Belmont Park. Read letter.

February 2008

February 10, 2008
Community Black History Celebration

February 10, 2008 from 3:45 to 5:15 pm at the Elmont Memorial Library Theater.

February 6, 2008
Elmont Voters Upset on Super Tuesday

Long lines at the voting place at Dutch Broadway elementary school, had individuals waiting for over 2 hours before being able to cast their vote.

January 2008

January 15, 2008
Granted Awarded to Elmont Argo Theater / Down Town Project

Restore New York Grant Awarded $2.5 million to Town of Hempstead's Elmont Argo Theater / Down Town Program. Read More.


December 2007

December 21, 2007
Belmont Hearing Affords Residents Chance to Speak Their Minds

The Nov. 8 Belmont hearing in Floral Park afforded residents the chance to speak their minds about who and how Belmont Park should be managed in the future, since the current franchise with the New York Racing Association (NYRA) expires at year's end. Via Three Village Times.

December 8, 2007
Sewanhaka Petro Classic

On Saturday, Dec. 8, the Elmont Spartan Club will be hosting an all day basketball fundraising event in memory of Gregg Petrocelli.
Read More.

November 2007

November 14, 2007
Civic Works to Stop Installation of More Antennas

After being notified via Public Notice, the civic has been working diligently with Town Councilman Edward Ambrosino to stop the installation of additional cellular phone antennas between the corners of Locustwood Boulevard and Sussex Road on Hempstead Turnpike, where the Elmont Health Center currently exists. The plans were to be introduced at the Wednesday, November 14, Town Zoning Hearing, however the plans were retracted with no future date planned. More details will be available at our next civic meeting on the 15th. Discuss Here.

November 13, 2007
Civic Works to Get Water Tank Cleaned.

After notifying directly with the Water Authority of Nassau County, the clean up work at the Water Tank located on Hempstead Turnpike by Plainfield Avenue started. Weather permitting, the clean up will be finished within a two to three week time. Discuss Here.

October 2007

October 16, 2007
Sustainable Long Island Community Presentation

7:00PM - 9:00PM at Elmont Public Library

October 1, 2007
New York State Senate Hearing on Racing, Gaming and Wagering

New York State Senators, Bill Larkin, and Dean Skelos will be at the Elmont Memorial Library at 4:00 PM, for a public hearing of the Racing, Gaming and Wagering Committee in reference to the future of Belmont Park.

September 2007

September 14, 2007
Joint Statement on the Future of Belmont Park

State Senator Craig Johnson and State Assemblyman Thomas Alfano made a joint statement on the future of the Belmont Race Track and its relationship with the community. Read More.

September 7, 2007
Visioning Meeting Taking Place at Elmont Librar
Community education meetings are taking place at the Elmont Public Library, 700 Hempstead Turnpike, in order to receive community input on a planning process for Hempstead Turnpike in Elmont. Via Three Village Times.


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