Former New York Jets running back Hank Bjorklund’s life changed forever in 2015, when he began experiencing health issues related to chronic traumatic encephalopathy, the brain disease associated with former football players.
The early stages of the coronavirus pandemic were a time of uncertainty and fear. High unemployment resulted in hunger among adults and children alike. Limited access to school nutrition programs created a frightening scenario for many families.
Construction workers are always in high demand, but their work is among the most dangerous in the country. Horror stories about construction site accidents are plentiful, especially in high density areas like Long Island. There were 5,190 fatal work injuries recorded in the United States in 2021, an 8.9-percent increase from 4,764 in 2020.
Glen Cove Councilwoman Marsha Silverman voiced concern over a portion of the city’s code during the March 14 council meeting. There is a potential conflict of interest, she said, between new Councilman Grady Farnan’s service on both the city council and its Industrial Development Agency.
When Linda Dragunat felt dizzy two days into her Florida vacation in February 2019, she went to a hospital, unsure of what was making her feel ill. That day, she lapsed into a coma that lasted six weeks.
The Glen Cove City Council has a new member — Grady Farnan. The 61-year-old was chosen to fill the seat vacated a month and a half ago after the departure of Joseph Capobianco, who was elected the city’s judge in November. Retired Glen Cove Judge Richard J. McCord swore Farnan in on Feb. 14 after the council’s meeting.
If you’ve been to the city’s National Night Out, or if you’re part of La Fuerza Unida, which connects Spanish speakers to the community, you’ve probably seen Deputy Police Chief Chris Ortiz. The 49-year-old is the first Hispanic Glen Cove police chief, and has made it his personal mission to better connect the Police Department with the community.
When we think of high-end fashion, we don’t typically think of recycled household items like plastic bottles and paperclips, but that’s just what Glen Cove High School junior Natalia Monsale brought to the world’s stage. After months of designing and reimagining recycled materials, Monsale presented an outfit for the Junk Koture finals in Abu Dhabi, Dubai, on Jan. 27.
As every day new stories and allegations come to light regarding fabulist Representative of New York’s 3rd Congressional District George Santos, politicians at both the local and state level have continued to call for his resignation or expulsion. On Wednesday morning Nassau County Legislator Josh Lafazan, a Democrat who ran unsuccessfully in the Congressional Democratic primary, paid yet another visit to Santos’ district headquarters in Douglaston, Queens, to announce his new legislation, the G.E.O.R.G.E. package.
George Santos maintained all through his recent U.S. House campaign that he, unlike other elected leaders, was committed to the “American Dream.”
My friend Judy Heumann died March 4 in Washington, D.C., where she lived. Her name might not mean too much to many of you. But to thousands, and I do mean thousands, of people who struggle every day with physical disabilities, her name is gold.
Do you think we haven’t seen the likes of Marjorie Taylor Greene before? The story of shamelessly ambitious, undereducated bigots scrambling for traction in government is old. Read “All the King’s Men,” by Robert Penn Warren.
Many of us in Nassau County, myself included, are disgusted by the lies that Republican congressman George Santos has been spewing on a near-daily basis. Like many others, I would like to see Santos resign. But . . .