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

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December 18
7:30 PM




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November News

November 20, 2008
Civic Meeting

Third meeting of the 2008-2009 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.

November 4, 2008
Click Here to See How Locustwood / Gotham Area Voted.

School News

November 22, 2008
Dad's Club
Food Service Club Collection

November 19, 2008
Gotham Avenue Student Council Elections Held

While adults were voting for the next U.S. president, students at Gotham Avenue School were getting lessons in election-year politics and the democratic process.
Read more.

November 18, 2008
Elmont Union Free School District Board Meeting

Board meeting of the Elmont Union Free School District will be held on November 18, 2008 at 8:00 PM at the Covert Avenue School.

November 13, 2008
PTA Membership Carnival

6 - 8 PM Auditorium

November 12, 2008
Elmont School District stays connected with new technology

If you have a child in one of Elmont’s Elementary Schools don’t be surprised if the next time you pick up the phone you hear Superintendent Al Harper on the other end with a message about important school information. Read more.

Elmont News

November 25, 2008
Belmont Stakeholders Meeting
The neighborhood association, that borders Belmont Park presented its plans, as it opposes the socially and economic devastating VLTs. Additionally a construction in the Locustwood area would cause a negative impact to the residential single family home in the area. Alternative plans such as commerce, transportation hub, and restoring the community park were presented.

October 29, 2008
Hempstead Town Welcomes State Belmont Plan
Clearly focused on a more vibrant and revitalized Elmont, Hempstead Town officials have welcomed an announcement by Governor David Paterson and Senator Dean Skelos regarding economic development at the Belmont Park race track area. Read more.

October 9, 2008
Reactions Mixed Regard Belmont
The proposed redevelopment includes the possibility of a hotel, restaurants and outlet shopping to make Belmont Park a destination. Also there is the possibility of bringing Video Lottery Terminals (VLTs) into Belmont Park. Ruth Jakab, President of the Locustwood/Gotham Civic Association, the neighborhood that meets Belmont Park, said she is against the idea of a hotel and is against the VLTs. Read more Via Franklin Square / Elmont Herald.

Town News

November 25, 2008
Town of Hempstead Board Meeting

Town of Hempstead Nathan L. H. Bennett Pavilion One Washington Street Hempstead, NY
7:00 PM

November 20, 2008
Holiday C.A.P. "Crafts" A Warm Family Moment
Moms and Dads can share a fun-filled Saturday morning with a son or daughter as they create a decorative "holiday sleigh" during a family crafts project, sponsored by the Town of Hempstead. Read more.

November 18, 2008
Town of Hempstead Board Meeting

Town of Hempstead Nathan L. H. Bennett Pavilion One Washington Street Hempstead, NY
10:30 AM

November 16, 2008
School Property Tax Forum

November 14, 2008
Courtesy Hotel To Be Razed, Homes To Be Built Under Murray

Hempstead Supervisor Kate Murray has announced that the Town of Hempstead and Trammell Crow Residential (developers), with the assistance of Long Island Rail Road (LIRR) President Helena Williams and her staff, have reached a tentative agreement that will replace West Hempstead's infamous Courtesy Hotel with attractive rental homes. Read more.

November 13, 2008
Betting Ring Closed

12 Individuals from Long Island and Queens were arrested. Read more via Newsday.

November 12, 2008
Town of Hempstead Board of Appeals Hearing
Town of Hempstead Nathan L. H. Bennett Pavilion One Washington Street Hempstead, NY
9:30 AM, Following cases will be called:

945/08. ELMONT - Marie Nelson Cedoit, Maintain 6' high fence., N/W cor. Valmont Pl. & Lydia Ave., a/k/a 638 Valmont Pl.


State News

October 29, 2008
US Department of Justice Re: State Lotteries

October 27, 2008
NY Assembly Speaker Opposes VLTs at Belmont

State Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver said today that he would block a plan to turn Nassau County's Belmont racetrack into a gambling center. Silver said that adding slot machines in an effort to raise state revenue would only draw customers from the video slot machines currently planned for the nearby Aqueduct Racetrack in eastern Queens – splitting revenues, instead of increasing them.

October 27. 2008
Buffalo Casino Plan Stopped (Again)
A hotel and casino worth more than 300-million dollars. The Indian Nation says the poor economy forced them to put the project on hold, but making matters worse, a lawsuit from Citizens For a Better Buffalo had won multiple rounds in court. Issue may even find its way up to the Supreme Court.

October 31, 2008
Turner Stone Casino Job Cuts
Gambling was long considered recession-proof. No more. Turning Stone Resort and Casino in Verona Thursday became the latest casino in the nation to announce job cuts. The resort laid off 50 to 100 employees, marking the single biggest job cut since the casino opened in 1993.

Police News

November 24, 2008
“Buckle Up New York, Click It or Ticket”

Police Commissioner Lawrence W. Mulvey announces that the Nassau County Police Department will participate in the Governor’s Traffic Safety Committee’s grant for occupant restraint enforcement. The “Buckle Up New York, Click It or Ticket” will take place November 24, 2008 through December 5th.
This initiative will consist of high visibility enforcement, targeting occupant restraint non-compliance. A zero tolerance policy for such violations will apply. The goal of the program is to increase safety belt and child seat usage in an effort to reduce serious injuries and fatalities resulting from motor vehicle accidents.

September 1, 2008
Stop - DWI Campaign

Nassau County Police Commissioner Lawrence W. Mulvey announces that this coming weekend, the Nassau County Police Department will participate in a “STOP-DWI” grant that will allocate additional police officers to conduct an extensive DWI enforcement initiative. Read more.


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