Glen Cove has something for everyone. We offer magnificent beaches, a scenic golf course and lovely tree-filled parks, providing our residents with a summer vacation paradise in their own backyards. Recreational boaters will find full-service marinas, a city yacht club, and a fully renovated launch ramp offering easy access to our refreshing North Shore waterways.
Glen Cove Mayor Reggie Spinello invites the Glen Cove community to enjoy this week’s holiday events.
Holiday Festivities to feature 100th Anniversary of Glen Cove’s Tree of Light, First Annual Merry Tree Festival, Winter Wonderland Event, Milk & Cookies with Santa and More!
November 18, 2015…The City of Glen Cove, Glen Cove Chamber of Commerce and the Downtown Business Improvement District have joined together to invite Glen Cove and area residents to celebrate the holiday season in Glen Cove. “We are excited to offer an array of holiday events and activities that appeal to children of all ages,” said Mayor Reggie Spinello. “Glen Cove is the perfect holiday destination as there are great shops and boutiques, restaurants and with the 100th Anniversary of our Tree of Light, we are introducing our first Merry Tree Festival.” Local businesses have sponsored and will creatively decorate over 40 living Christmas Trees for a spectacular display on School and Glen Streets.” With the support of Glen Cove’s Parks & Recreation department and its Beautification Commission, after the holiday season, the trees will be placed in City parks and five trees will be planted to start Glen Cove’s first Christmas Tree Farm in Dennis Brian Murphy Park.
Glen Cove, NY, November 23, 2015… Mayor Reggie Spinello joined Frankie Pena and Sal Groe of the Glen Cove Anglers Club as the organization donated Thanksgiving Turkeys to the Glen Cove Youth Bureau and Senior Center. Cindy Rogers of the Youth Bureau accepted the donation and the turkeys will be included in Thanksgiving baskets donated to local families in Glen Cove. For the Glen Cove Senior Center, the turkeys will be roasted and enjoyed during the Center’s annual Thanksgiving celebration luncheon. “We appreciate the generosity of the Glen Cove Anglers Club as they are vital and caring members of our community,” said Mayor Spinello.
Pictured L to R: Sal Groe, Mayor Reggie Spinello, Frankie Pena and Cindy Rogers.
Tree to be Centerpiece of the 100th Anniversary of Glen Cove’s Tree of Light Celebration
Glen Cove, NY, November 24, 2015…Each year the City of Glen Cove launches a search to find the perfect Christmas Tree to anchor the City’s annual holiday festivities. For 2015, St. Paul’s Episcopal Church offered to donate a majestic Blue Spruce tree to the City so that all residents can enjoy its beauty. Glen Cove’s Department of Public Works (DPW) under the direction of Manny Grella and with assistance from Joe Douso of Woody’s Tree Service and National Grid, the group cut down the Blue Spruce tree and transported it to Glen Cove’s Village Square. DPW team members have decorated the tree with colorful lights and Glen Cove residents are invited to the City’s tree lightening ceremony on Saturday, November 28th at 4:45 p.m. in the Village Square. “With the 100th Anniversary of Glen Cove’s Tree of Light, this is a very special year for Glen Cove’s Christmas Tree and we appreciated the support of St. Paul’s Church,” said Mayor Reggie Spinello. “I am also excited to introduce a new holiday tradition with the unveiling of Glen Cove’s Merry Tree Festival on School and Glen Streets. Over 30 trees have been sponsored by area businesses and organizations and will be decorated with beautiful and creative ornaments for all to enjoy. “As part of the tree lighting festivities sponsored by the Glen Cove B.I.D., there will be a performance by the Glen Cove High School jazz band, free photographs with Santa sponsored by North Shore LIJ Glen Cove Hospital, ornament crafts and free hot cocoa donated by Legislator Delia DeRiggi-Whitton.
November 24, 2015…
Glen Cove’s Youth Bureau held its annual Thanksgiving Feast on Friday, November 20, 2015 at the Carol A. Sucharski Youth Center. Students who participate in the Youth Bureau’s afterschool programming were invited to enjoy a traditional Thanksgiving dinner with all the trimmings. Summer Youth Employment Program participants pitched in and baked an array of desserts, ending the night on a deliciously sweet note.
November 13, 2015… The Glen Cove Boxing Club is training five boxers to compete in the 12th Annual Long Island Fight for Charity on Monday, November 23, 2015. These volunteer boxers will climb into the ring with only one thing in mind, raising money for Long Island-based charities. Since its inception in 2002, LIFFC has raised almost a million dollars and they are hoping this year’s fighters will put them over the mark. Luis Batres, John Boccio, Chuck Campagna, Susan Vaughan, and Glen Cove’s very own Mike Graziose are all training for the upcoming event at the Glen Cove Boxing Club. Mayor Spinello dropped in on one of their recent training sessions to wish them well on their journey to the main event. “Frankie Pena does a great job with the Boxing Club and I’m proud of all of those training for this important charity event. I’m sure they will make Glen Cove proud on fight night, especially Mike Graziose, Glen Cove’s hometown fighter,” Mayor Spinello said.
Glen Cove High School Senior Amanda Heavey makes W.I.S.E. Choice to Intern with the Glen Cove Police Department as Part of Innovative School Program
Glen Cove, NY, November 16, 2015…Mayor Reggie Spinello welcomed Glen Cove High School Senior Amanda Heavey to City Hall along with her mentor, retired Glen Cove police Sergeant and City of Glen Cove Liaison for Student Affairs, Jack McDougal. The visit was part of Amanda’s immersion into the interworking of the Glen Cove Police Department as part of her participation in the high school’s W.I.S.E. program. W.I.S.E. is Wise Individualized Student Experiences and this innovative program offers Glen Cove students the opportunity to select a career, hobby or special topic that is of interest to them.
Notice is hereby given that a public hearing will be held on December 15th, 2015 in the Chambers of the Glen Cove City Hall, 9 Glen Street, New York at 5:00 p.m. on the matters of amending the Glen Cove civil service rules by adding titles to the civil service rules as follows:
U.S. Air Force Veteran to be recognized at November 11 Ceremony
Glen Cove, NY, November 2, 2015…Mayor Reggie Spinello and Commander Joseph Lavery of the VFW James Donohue Post 347 announced that Glen Cove will honor Master Sergeant Christina M. Noon at its annual Veterans Day Memorial Service on Wednesday, November 11. “It is a privilege to recognize Master Sergeant Noon as she is the first female to be honored during the City’s annual event that pays homage to our City’s military veterans,” said Mayor Reggie Spinello. “Master Sergeant Noon is a born leader, she has served in the military for over 18 years and is the first female member of the Glen Cove VFW James Donohue Post 347,” said Commander Lavery.
Mayor Spinello and Sanitation Recycling Supervisor Douglas Poncet Proudly Unveil Glen Cove DPW’s new Single Stream Recycling Trucks
Glen Cove, NY, November 6, 2015 – (Pictured Left to Right) Glen Cove’s Department of Sanitation (DOS) staff Chris Comintino, Chris Larice, Cezary Duda, Derek Morra, Mayor Spinello, Jerry Morales, Gerald Apricio, and DOS Supervisor Doug Poncet introduce Glen Cove’s new Single Stream Recycling Trucks. These new additions to the Department of Public Work’s fleet will support the City’s Single Stream Recycling program. The recycling imitative launched in August, 2015, has already shown Glen Cove’s commitment with recycling participation increasing by over 28% since the programs launch. “The City receives $5.05 per ton of recyclable materials collected through this program so the uptick in participation is going to result in cost savings for the City. The more our residents recycle with our “All In. One Bin” effort, the more money the City can save while reducing the waste sent to our landfills; now that’s what I call a win-win situation,” Mayor Spinello said.
Due to Election Day on Tuesday, November 3, 2015, the Sanitation Department will not collect yard waste on Wednesday, November 4, 2015 but will instead pick-up on Saturday, November 7, 2015.
Due to Veteran’s Day on Wednesday, November 11, 2015, the Sanitation Department will not collect yard waste that Wednesday, but will instead pick-up on Saturday, November 14, 2015.
As always, yard waste MUST be curbside by 7am in clear bags or bundled and tied into 4 foot sections.
The next Metal waste pick-up will be Wednesday, November 18, 2015. Please call DPW 516.676.4402 to schedule a metal pick-up or for further information.
Pet Parade Featured Minions, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles and Super Cute Super Heroes
Glen Cove, NY, October 26, 2015… Over 130 people and their pets unleashed the spirited fun of Halloween at Glen Cove’s 5th Annual Howl’oween Pet Parade. Sponsored by Glen Cove’s Department of Parks & Recreation, PETCO, Scoopy Doo and Valley Sport & Trophy, the parade and costume contest brought out Glen Cove’s creative best. There were princesses, bumble bees, jail birds, devils, fire and police dogs, a dragon and even a real rabbit. Each participant was asked to bring a canned food or toy donation to benefit Cove Animal Rescue. “The Howl’oween parade is a pet project of Darcy Belyea and her Parks & Recreation team and each year they do a pet-tacular job,” said Mayor Reggie Spinello. “This parade gives us permission to expand our City events to include the pets of our community; it’s their day to play dress up,” added Darcy Belyea, Director, Parks & Recreation.
Effort Gives Residents Yard Work Assistance While Helping Teens Earn Money
Glen Cove, NY Oct. 21, 2015 - With the crisp fall wind in the air and tree leaves creating a canvas of color on lawns across the City, the Glen Cove Youth Bureau would like to remind residents that their Rent-A-Kid (RAK) program is year-round initiative and is continually accepting new participants.
City of Glen Cove, Glen Cove Police, School District and Hendrickson Bus Company Join Forces to Promote National School Bus Safety Week
Glen Cove, NY, October 20, 2015…To recognize National School Bus Safety Week, leaders of the City of Glen Cove, Glen Cove Police Department and Glen Cove School District joined together with Hendrickson Bus Company to kick-off the week’s activities to promote school bus safety. The program will include enhanced school bus safety enforcement by the Glen Cove Police Department, educational announcements and material distribution by the Glen Cove School District and a public awareness campaign. National School Bus Safety Week, October 19 through October 24 is sponsored by the National Association for Pupil Transportation.
Mayor Spinello Announces Available Funds for Residential Rehab Program Income Eligible Seniors and Disabled Persons Asked to Apply For Home Improvement Needs
Glen Cove, NY, October 21, 2015… Glen Cove Community Development Agency (CDA) Chairman, Mayor Reggie Spinello, announced today that additional funds for the Residential Rehabilitation Program are now available for eligible Glen Cove residents. Income eligible seniors ages 60+ and handicapped persons are encouraged to apply for the program which provides funding for home repairs including energy conservation, code violation remediation, and handicap accommodation installations. “Since the reinstatement of this program in 2014, the CDA has been able to fund three home repair projects for Glen Cove seniors which included roof repairs, boiler installation, siding repair, window replacement, door hanging, and a hot water heater installation,” said Mayor Spinello. “For Glen Cove seniors and disabled individuals, funding from this program can make a substantial improvement to the quality of their home life.”
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