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 Glen Cove residents and interested parties to attend a special presentation on Wednesday, April 1, 2015 at 6:30 p.m. in the main chamber of Glen Cove City Hall. Mayor Spinello will present “Glen Cove 2014/15 – A Progress Report” and provide the public with an opportunity to hear the latest news on key Glen Cove initiatives including economic stability, smart business development, quality of life programs, The Waterfront and the success of the “Glen Cove is Open for Business” campaign.
For residents unable to attend the April 1 community meeting, Mayor Spinello’s speech will also be live streamed at https://new.livestream.com/cityofglencove.
Thursday, 4/23/15 at 6:00 PM in 2nd floor conference room: Landmark Preservation Commission will discuss proposed removal by Nassau County of two hazardous structures in the Welwyn Preserve (Log Cabin and Laundry Building) that are structurally unsound and a pose a public safety concern to those that may enter the structures. All interested parties will be given an opportunity to be heard.
A gas leak was reported on Hitching Post Lane on Friday, March 27th, causing the evacuation of nearby Gribbin Elementary School. At approximately 11:30 a.m., a gas odor was detected near the site of a water main break where work was being done. Gribbin Elementary School administration officials were notified and students were immediately evacuated from the building. Fire Department and EMS crews were dispatched to investigate the situation. No injuries were reported as a result of the leak. As a precautionary measure, Gribbin students were relocated to Robert M. Finley Middle School. The relocated students were dismissed from the Middle School at regular time on their assigned buses. All walker pick up students were dismissed from the parking lot adjoining Deasy School. National Grid is on scene and is replacing the compromised gas line. A NYS Public Safety Officer is also on scene as part of standard operating procedures due involvement of the Gribbin School. Gribbin Elementary School is expected to reopen on Monday, March 30th.
"It is with a heavy heart that I inform you of a violent domestic incident that occurred yesterday in Glen Cove which resulted in a young woman’s death. City of Glen Cove Police are coordinating with Nassau County Police and other agencies in their attempts to bring swift justice for the victim of this horrific crime. My office will continue to disseminate information in line with standard police investigation procedures. My thoughts and prayers are with the family as our community mourns this tragic loss." — Mayor Spinello
On Thursday March 26th at approximately 3:20 PM the Glen Cove police responded to a call for a woman who was being assaulted on Glen Street. The victim, identified as 32 year old Yanira Estella Canjura Martinez was stabbed multiple times in the parking lot behind 221 Glen Street, which is next to the Dollar Tree. The victim was transported to the North Shore University Hospital in Glen Cove but succumbed to her injuries. The defendant is described as a male Hispanic who fled the scene east on Pearsall Ave towards Town Path after the attack. Glen Cove Detectives as well as Nassau County Detectives are currently investigating the crime. According to Glen Cove Detective lieutenant John Nagle the incident was caught on a surveillance camera in the vicinity of the crime. “We believe the victim knew her attacker and we believe it was domestic in nature”. The victim was a single mom who was in the area to pick up her five year old daughter from her babysitter at the time of the attack. The Glen Cove Police and Child Protective Services are attempting to locate relatives of the child at this time. Anyone with information on the incident is urged to contact the Nassau County Police Tips line at 1-800-244-tips or Glen Cove Detective Lieutenant Nagle at 516-320-7929. Confidential tips can also be left online at firstname.lastname@example.org.
IMPORTANT UPDATE: The Glen Cove Police Department would like to issue the following statement to further clarify the incident that occurred on March 26th, 2015 in the vicinity of Pearsall Avenue. During the initial stages of the investigation facts and circumstances were uncovered that made clear the general public was at no time ever in any danger and that this was a targeted attack between two people that shared a domestic relationship. There is no need for any further fear or concern on... part of the community. This investigation remains active and we will update the community as needed. The Glen Cove Police Department has an obligation to provide for the general safety of our community as well as its officers while protecting the sanctity of crime victims and their families. We respectfully request that the community help support this effort by refraining from unwarranted speculation and discussion on social media during such events.
Join the 340+ young baseball and softball players as they celebrate the start of the 2015 season with an Opening Day Parade from Finley Middle School through downtown Glen Cove and ending at John Maccarone Memorial (City) Stadium on Saturday, April 18. The parade will kick-off at 10 AM.
Gold Coast Little League is a baseball and softball program for boys and girls in Glen Cove and surrounding communities currently in Kindergarten through Grade 9, operating under the direction of the City of Glen Cove Parks & Recreation Dept.
Mayor Reginald Spinello would like all Glen Cove’s young egg hunters and their parents to mark their calendars on April 6th for the 14th annual City of Glen Cove Egg Hunt. The Spring Egg Hunt will be held at 11 a.m. sharp at City Stadium on Morris Avenue. It is open to Glen Cove children, ages 3 to 10 years old. Don’t be late on this very important date because a famous, floppy-eared guest will be present to greet all the children.
This event is only for Glen Cove residents. Rain date is Tuesday, April 7 at 11 a.m. For more information please call the City of Glen Cove Department of Parks and Recreation at 676-3766.
Due to this winters’ storms Glen Cove roads received a high amount of damage. If there is a problem on your street you are encouraged to contact the City pot-hole hotline at 516-676-4402. Glen Cove DPW logs all reported pot-holes and transmits the information to the DPW garage for action. However, it is important to remember that many roads in Glen Cove belong to the county and are not under Glen Cove DPW’s jurisdiction.
Fire hydrants will be opened in the beginning of April for the semi-annual flushing of dead-end water mains. This is to get rid of accumulated dissolved mineral sediments in the water mains prior to the 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.
Glen Cove’s annual St. Patrick’s Day Parade will be stepping off Sunday March 22nd, 2015 at 1:00 P.M. from Robert M. Finley Middle School. The annual parade, put together by Glen Cove Hibernians, has chosen The Very Reverend Dom Elias Carr, Headmaster of All Saints Regional Catholic School, to be the parade’s Grand Marshal. Other parade honorees include Robert Ottaviano and Laurieanne DeFilippo in the capacity of “Aides to the Marshal”. This year’s parade theme is “the heritage of Catholic School education on the Gold Coast”. The theme is in recognition of two approaching anniversaries, the 25th anniversary of All Saints Catholic School and the 100th anniversary of catholic school education in this area.
Improving Quality of Life
Extreme Winter Recovery Operations
I am proud to say that the City’s Department of Public Works and all of Glen Cove’s first responders have done an outstanding job this winter season. It has been one of the toughest winters on record but Glen Cove DPW and all of our police, fire, and EMS crews were up for the challenge. Our Department of Public Works instituted a new organizational strategy aimed at reducing expenses and enhancing services. My office in conjunction with DPW remediated 34 winter related residential issues using a Mayor’s issue log which is tracked to ensure accountability. The city implemented a 24-hour live phone operator hotline to help mediate residents’ issues during this January’s winter super storm. All of the city’s staff worked together effectively to ensure residential safety during this long winter season.
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE From Mayor Reginald A. Spinello
On February 3, 2015 at around 1:30 p.m. a white male approximately 5’11" with a mustache and wearing a baseball cap knocked on the door of a home on Wolfle Street in Glen Cove. When the 85-year-old resident answered the door, the man proceeded to walk into the house, take the homeowner by the hand and led her to the back door of the house. This unknown man was wearing some type of walkie talkie around his neck.
Mayor Reginald has issued an alert to all Glen Cove Residents with regard to solicitors going door-to-door asking for donations on behalf of APPCO GROUP US/Childfund International. This organization does not have the required permits and authorizations from the Glen Cove Police Department to solicit in our neighborhoods. Further, their "certificate" of not-for-profit status is expired and/or does not state the required information that would properly identify this group as a not-for-profit.
Cove Animal Rescue is happy to announce that it will be helping the animals of the City of Glen Cove and will begin managing the animal shelter located at 40 Shore Road as soon as the Animal Lovers League (ALL) vacates the premises; anticipated on January 15, 2015.
Cove Animal Rescue is a not for profit organization that believes in a No-Kill, No-cage environment to help eliminate the fear and stresses that make an animal difficult to present for adoption, and difficult to transition into a home environment.
To improve conditions private benefactors who believe in this philosophy, have made it possible for Cove Animal Rescue to focus on expanding the shelter to nearly double its current size and to create a cage-free colony-like wing for the cats that will include windows for their natural curiosity as well as for the public to enjoy their precious antics.
The Mayor’s office continues to receive inquiries regarding the status of transition to a new operator at the Glen Cove Animal Shelter. We are pleased that so many residents and surrounding communities are enthusiastic about the plans for the future of the Glen Cove Animal Shelter to be operated by Cove Animal Rescue.
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