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.
April 24, 2015…Glen Cove Mayor Spinello, Councilman Famighletti, and Councilwoman Panzenbeck joined members of Glen Cove’s Parks & Recreation Department and Beautification Commission to plant a weeping cherry tree in Glen Cove’s Monument Park in celebration of the 45th anniversary of National Arbor Day. “Arbor Day reminds us of the importance of trees to our environment and the need to have strong roots within your community. The dedicated volunteers of our Beautification Commission work year-long to enhance the natural beauty of our city through plantings, managing our community garden and Adopt-a-Spot programs.” said Mayor Spinello.
Photo Caption: (left to right) Councilwoman Pam Panzenbeck, Damon Stavredes, Coleen Spinello, Tim Maher, Bill Byrne, Bill Charon, Councilman Mike Famiglietti, Mayor Spinello, Vincent Martinez Sr., Judith Frederick, and Joan Bessette
Glen Cove “Shed the Meds” Disposal Program set for Saturday, May 2, 2015 at the Glen Cove Police Station
On Saturday, May 2nd, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Mayor Reggie Spinello along with the Glen Cove Police Department, EMS and SAFE are offering Glen Cove residents the opportunity to drive up and drop off potentially dangerous expired, unused, and unwanted prescription drugs. Bring your medications for disposal to the Glen Cove Police Headquarters located at 1 Bridge Street. The service is free and anonymous, no questions asked.
April 17, 2015… Every year during the St. Patrick’s Day Parade Glen Covers gather ceremoniously to watch as their fellow residents get a haircut; well actually a close shave. St. Baldrick’s Foundation raises money for child cancer research nationwide by hosting head shaving events. Those who choose to participate collect donations through sponsorships and at the end of the fundraising period, they shave their heads in solidarity with the millions of children who undergo cancer treatments and experience hair loss.
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On Saturday, May 9, 2015 the City of Glen Cove will hold its 9th Annual Senior Recognition Day to celebrate all seniors in our community and honor our Centenarians (age 100 and older). All are invited to join our senior citizens, their families, and friends for this special celebration in downtown Village Square from 11:00 am to 2:00 pm. (In case of rain, the event will be held at the Senior Center located at 130 Glen Street.) The day’s events are “Free to all” and will include delicious food tastings from local businesses, the wonderful music of the Les Stanco Band, and various vendors and information booths.
Saturday, May 9, 2015
The Glen Cove Senior Recognition Day Committee is seeking to contact and honor all of our residents and neighbors that have celebrated their 100th or more birthday. Mayor Spinello would like to have the pleasure of acknowledging these special centenarians at the City of Glen Cove’s 9th Annual Senior Recognition Day Event. This day is filled with live music, information tables, refreshments, and items for sale.
Please contact Sue Tripp at the Office of Mayor Reginald Spinello at 516-676-2004.
City Council Meeting, Tuesday April 28, 2015 will take place at: Holocaust Museum & Study Center, 100 Crescent Beach Road.
Come early for a guided tour 6:15 pm. Council meeting will begin at 7:30 pm.
In our continuing efforts to deliver the highest quality water possible to our residents and to provide optimal fire-fighting services, the Water Department is continuing our city-wide hydrant maintenance program. Each year, one third of the hydrants throughout the City are serviced, as are all hydrants situated on dead-end mains.
On Thursday March 16th at approximately 2:15PM Yanira Estella Canjura Martinez was stabbed to death behind 221 Glen Street in Glen Cove. The Glen Cove Police immediately began an investigation into the murder. Nassau County Homicide unit responded to the scene to assist the Glen Cove detectives in the investigation. According to Detective Lieutenant John Nagle, “we immediately determined this was a domestic crime because the victims purse which contained money was not taken. Surveillance recording from the area also confirmed the theory that robbery was not a motive.” A person of interest, an ex-boyfriend, was quickly identified from the investigation.
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.
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.
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