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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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October News

October 16, 2008
Civic Meeting

Second 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. Read announcement.

School News

October 28, 2008
Gotham Ave School Receives ExxonMobil Grant
Read more.

October 8, 2008
Gotham Avenue School’s PTA welcomed this year’s class parents at the school’s annual afternoon tea. Each year the school and PTA work hand in hand to involve parents in school activities – the class parent is an integral part of that process.
Read more.

October 21, 2008
Elmont Union Free School District Board Meeting

Board meeting of the Elmont Union Free School District will be held on October 21, 2008 at 8:00 PM at the Alden Terrace School.

October 17, 2008
PTA Family Photo Night

6 - 9 PM Auditorium

Elmont News

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

October 22, 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:

871/08. - 872/08. ELMONT - Frantz Jean Sylvain, d/b/a CFGS Inc., Special Exception to use part of premises for public assembly, amusement & Cabaret (restaurant/bar with DJ music & dancing); Variance, rear yard, maintain building on a lesser lot; Waive off-street parking., S/s Hempstead Tpke., 63.60' W/o Elmont Rd., a/k/a 481C Hempstead Tpke. (S.E.Q.R. determination not made)

October 4, 2008
Town Animal Shelter Hosts Rabies Program and Pet Adoption Fair

Hempstead Town Supervisor Kate Murray is pleased to announce that the town's annual Pet Adoption Fair and Rabies Vaccination Program will take place on Saturday, October 4, 2008, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Hempstead Town Animal Shelter located at 3320 Beltagh Avenue in Wantagh.
Read more.

State News

September 18. 2008
Buffalo Casino Plan Stopped
Work has stopped for now at the site of the future Seneca Creek Casino in Buffalo. The tribe already pouring 46 million into the project. The plans are mammoth. 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 that has won round one in court.

September 7, 2008
Yonkers Malfunction Being Investigated
The Raceway and The Journal News also received complaints that participants in the contest had been unable to register their promotion cards to participate in the giveaways. Since many individuals despite playing for hours and some for days were not able to register, State Lottery officials are investigating the manner due to possible wrongdoings and promotion violations.

September 7, 2008
Workers on Track Underpaid
An investigation into alleged underpayment of New York backstretch workers has shifted downstate to Belmont Park whose autumn meet begins Friday. The New York Labor Department announced last week that more than 1,200 lower-income Saratoga Race Course workers, such as grooms and hot walkers, were underpaid, overworked, and living in unfit conditions during the track’s 140th meet that ended Monday. Investigators found that 77 of 88 trainers interviewed were in violation of state Labor Law by failing to keep proper wage and salary records.

Police News

September 1, 2008
National Preparedness Month

National Preparedness Month is a nationwide effort held each September to encourage Americans to take simple steps to prepare for emergencies in their homes, businesses and schools. 
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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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