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.
A Beautiful Opportunity to Help Glen Cove Bloom & Grow on Saturday, October 17th
October 2, 2015…Each Spring the City of Glen Cove welcomes the blooming of thousands of pink tulips thanks to the annual pink tulip bulb planting and fall clean-up sponsored by the Glen Cove Beautification Commission and Glen Cove C.A.R.E.S. (Cancer Awareness Resource Education Source). Held annually during National Breast Cancer Awareness Month in October, the program was created by the late Terry Petikas, the founder of Glen Cove C.A.R.E.S. Volunteers plant pink tulips each year to raise awareness of the importance of early cancer detection techniques.
October 1, 2015… During the month of October, the Glen Cove Water Department will be conducting their semi-annual fire hydrant flushing of 85 dead-end water mains. This process is to clean accumulated dissolved mineral sediments in the water mains prior to the system’s peak usage period.
During the flushing period, residents may detect some water pressure fluctuation and discoloration. This discoloration poses no health risk. Customers may choose to keep a supply of clear water in the refrigerator for drinking and cooking during periods of any discoloration in the water.
September 25, 2015… Glen Cove residents were happy to dispose of their dated technology devices, TVs and computers at Glen Cove’s recent E-Waste Collection Day. Mayor Spinello joined Glen Cove’s Sanitation team to thank residents for their participation. “Our Sanitation department does a great job in coordinating these special collection events,” said Mayor Reggie Spinello. “Over 300 residents participated in this program and because TVs and other electronics are no longer picked up curbside, our community looks forward to our bi-annual E-Waste days,” said Doug Poncet, Sanitation Supervisor.
S.T.O.P. Program Scheduled for October 31
Glen Cove’s next community collection will be for the S.T.O.P. (Stop Throwing Out Pollutants) program on Saturday, October 31 from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. at 100 Morris Avenue. Our S.T.O.P. Program encourages residents to bring old paint (enamel, lead and oil based only, no water or latex based paints), paint thinner, household batteries, automobile batteries, automobile tires, brake and transmission fluid, antifreeze, aerosol cans with contents, air conditioning refrigerants, bug and rodent killers, pesticides, insecticides, fertilizers, oven cleaner, rug and upholstery cleaner, polish and wood preservatives, pool chemicals, empty barbeque propane tanks, unused flammable liquids, and light bulbs. No electronics, smoke detectors, fireworks, explosives or medical waste. Residential waste is not accepted and proof of residency required.
Photo Caption (L to R): Glen Cove’s E-Waste team Joe Luszynski, Chris Comitino, Alberto Calderon, Adam Sawoch, and Supervisor Douglas Poncet
September 25, 2015… The New York State Comptroller’s office has recently released its Fiscal Stress reports for fiscal 2014. The report for the City of Glen Cove shows that the city moved from “Moderate Fiscal Stress” to “Significant Fiscal Stress”. In response to the New York State Comptroller’s Fiscal Report, Glen Cove Mayor Reggie Spinello reported that the findings do not accurately portray Glen Cove’s current financial position.
Tree to be featured as part of 100th Anniversary “Tree of Light” Celebration
September 22, 2015…The search is on to find the perfect evergreen tree to be part of Glen Cove’s annual holiday celebration. “This year in particular is a very exciting one as Glen Cove will celebrate the 100th Anniversary of Glen Cove’s Tree of Light,” said Mayor Reggie Spinello. “Our City’s outdoor holiday tree tradition began in 1915 when the first tree was erected at Highland Road and School Street (the former home of the Glen Cove Neighborhood Association) and strung with electric lights. History tells us that it took three days to wire the tree with lights and that the electricity to light the tree was donated by Glen Cove Light and Power Company.”
Proceeds Benefited Diabetes Research Institute Foundation
September 21, 2015…From Glen Street to School Street, the downtown thoroughfares of the City of Glen Cove were abuzz with the sights and sounds of hundreds of custom and exotic cars as part of the 8th annual Grand Concurs/Bimmerstock Car Show. Chaired by Joe LaPadula and Jon Holzer of Martino Auto Concepts/Exotics4Life.com, this event provides local residents and tristate car enthusiasts with an opportunity to see a breathtaking array of exotic sports cars, fine European vehicles and custom classics – all to benefit a great cause, finding a cure for Diabetes.
September 11, 2015…The Glen Cove Senior Center is considered one of the premiere facilities and programs on Long Island for Nassau County’s senior community. As Carol Waldman, executive director of the Center can attest, with recognition comes a growing demand for transportation options for its expanding membership. To meet the needs of area residents who are sometimes challenged in finding convenient parking, Mayor Spinello announced today that a new Senior Center parking option has been secured at the Coles School on Cedar Swamp Road.
Families, School and Civic Groups Invited to Help Cleanup Morgan Park and Pryibil Beaches
September 14, 2015…With Labor Day signifying the closing of Glen Cove’s beach season, Saturday, September 19 marks the date where Glen Cove families and groups come together to participate in the annual New York State Beach Cleanup Day. This event raises environmental awareness and underscores how people can take action to improve New York’s conservation efforts. Volunteers are asked to meet at 9:00 a.m. at one of two Glen Cove cleanup sites: Morgan Memorial Park on the playground side or at Pryibil Beach. All supplies will be provided for the beach cleanup.
September 11, 2015 at 8:30 a.m. at Pratt Park
September 3, 2015…Marking the 14th anniversary of a day that forever changed our lives; Mayor Reggie Spinello will host a special public ceremony on Friday, September 11 at 8:30 a.m. at Glen Cove’s 9/11 Memorial in Pratt Park, 10 Glen Cove Avenue. Joining the Mayor will be representatives of the Glen Cove Police Department, Fire Department, Auxiliary Police, Harbor Patrol, Glen Cove Chamber of Commerce along with distinguished guests, singers, local veterans and residents.
August 28, 2015…The City of Glen Cove announces its’ Fall city-wide calendar of events that provides residents with a complete look at the special events, great programs and holiday schedules for a variety of autumn activities. “From September’s highly anticipated Gold Coast Concurs/Bimmerstock exotic car show to the annual Howl’oween Pet Parade in October and weekly events at the Glen Cove Senior Center and Glen Cove Library, Glen Cove offers an outstanding selection of recreational, educational and fun-filled programs for all of our community members,” said Mayor Reggie Spinello.
Learn more about Glen Cove’s Single Stream recycling program by viewing this new instructional video. Remember – All In. One Bin.
August 20, 2015…The Glen Cove Youth Bureau wrapped up another successful summer learning program with their end-of year Glen Cove After 3 Showcase. Over 90 children participated in the program and had the opportunity to present their projects to parents, Glen Cove Mayor Reggie Spinello, Councilman Michael Famiglietti and Councilwoman Pam Panzenbeck. The Showcase featured the children’s best work from activities in science, art, creative writing, history, cooking, dance and music. “This year’s theme was the Caribbean and the kids did an incredible job in teaching guests like me all about the islands,” said Mayor Reggie Spinello.
City of Glen Cove and Glen Cove Housing Authority Recognize Local Olympian Howard David Jr. and his Fight against Cancer
August 19, 2015…Glen Cove residents, boxing club friends, former neighbors and local legislators gave gold medal boxing Olympian and a favorite son of the City, Howard Davis Jr., and a warm welcome home during a public reception at Glen Cove’s City Hall and at a Glen Cove Housing Authority event.
Glen Cove Mayor Spinello, Nick Di Leo Jr., Domenico Petrizzo, Michael Zozzaro, Giuseppe Penna and Matilde Zozzaro raise the flag of Sassano, Italy, a Glen Cove sister city, to celebrate La Festa Dell’Emigrante (Feast of the Immigrants Day) on August 17, 2015.
August 17, 2015…The 2015 Mayor’s Snapper Derby hosted by the Glen Cove Anglers Club brought out 75 children to the Pryibil Beach Fishing Pier for a morning of “reel” fun. While the fish didn’t cooperate with this year’s competition, kids and their families did catch a day of sun and surprises,” said Glen Cove Mayor Reggie Spinello. “Every child was a winner,” added Tom Manzione of the Glen Cove Anglers Club. “Thanks to generosity of our event sponsors each child received a free tee-shirt, hot dog and soft drink and a fishing accessory.” And while it was a challenge to hook a big one, four participants did succeed in winning with their own catch of the day.
GLEN COVE, NY, August 14, 2015- Glen Cove Mayor Reggie Spinello, Nassau County Legislator Delia DeRiggi-Whitton and a representative from Senator Carl Marcellino’s office with the Glen Cove Housing Authority are holding a special ceremony to honor Olympic Gold Medalist Howard Davis Jr. for his outstanding achievements and long-standing commitment to community service on Tuesday, August 18th at 4:00 PM. (rain location is Glen Cove City Hall)
The ceremony, hosted by the Glen Cove Housing Authority, will be held at 140 Glen Cove Avenue in front of the mural dedicated to Davis and his late father Howard Davis Sr. In 2007, the City of Glen Cove named a street after the Olympic Gold Medalist. The street that bears Davis’s name is located near the mural location.
Mayor Spinello Reports Finances on Target with Potential Upside at Year’s End
August 12, 2015…Glen Cove Mayor Reggie Spinello reported today that a mid-year budget evaluation showed strong year-to-date improvements and that his initiatives to find cost savings, manage expenses and find new revenue streams for the City are on track to deliver a balanced budget. And, if current trends continue, the city could generate an operating surplus at the close of the 2015 fiscal year.
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