Mangano: Nassau, Army Corps and DEC Seek Public Comment While Studying Solutions to Coastal Storm Flood Zones Along Back Bays

Mineola, NY – Nassau County Executive Edward P. Mangano in conjunction with the Army Corps announces NEPA Scoping Meetings for the Nassau County Back Bays, NY Coastal Storm Risk Management Feasibility Study. The meeting will take place on Tuesday, May 2nd at Seaford High School and Wednesday, May 3rd at Freeport Village Hall.

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) New York District, New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (NYSDEC), and Nassau County will host two scoping meetings for the Nassau County Back Bays, NY Coastal Storm Risk Management Feasibility Study. The meetings are being held pursuant to the requirements of the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA). The purpose of the Nassau County Back Bays feasibility study is to investigate potential solutions to coastal storm flood damage along the back bays of Nassau County, NY. This includes but is not limited to municipalities in the Town of Hempstead and Town of Oyster Bay located within southern Nassau County, as well as the City of Long Beach.

As a result of Hurricane Sandy, which severely impacted Nassau County in October 2012, the U.S. Congress passed Public Law 113-2, which authorized supplemental appropriations to Federal agencies for expenses related to the consequences of the storm. In support of this goal, the USACE completed the North Atlantic Coast Comprehensive Study (NACCS), which identified nine high risk areas on the Atlantic Coast. The area along the south shore of Nassau County that front Hewlett Bay, Middle Bay, Jones Bay, South Oyster Bay, and associated creeks, channels, and minor waterbodies (the “Nassau County Back Bays”) was identified as one of the nine areas of high risk that warrants an in-depth investigation into potential coastal storm risk management features. The USACE, NYSDEC, and Nassau County have partnered to investigate potential measures that could reduce future flood risk in ways that support the long‐term resilience and sustainability of communities and the environment, and that reduce the economic costs and risks associated with coastal storm events.

The public is invited to learn about the feasibility study, and comment on the scope of the issues and alternatives to be addressed in the draft Environmental Impact Statement (EIS). The scoping meetings will be held on:

Tuesday, May 2, 2017

Seaford High School Auditorium

1575 Seamans Neck Road, Seaford, NY 11783

Poster session: 6:00 p.m. – 6:30 p.m.

Presentation and Q&A: 6:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.

Wednesday, May 3, 2017

Freeport Village Hall

46 N. Ocean Avenue, Freeport, NY 11520

Poster session: 6:00 p.m. – 6:30 p.m.

Presentation and Q&A: 6:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.

Questions about the study and scoping meetings should be directed to Mr. Mark Lulka, USACE Project Manager, USACE New York District, Programs and Project Management Division, Civil Works Programs Branch, 26 Federal Plaza, New York, NY 10278; Phone: (917) 790–8205; email: NassauBackBays@usace.army.mil.

 

 

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MANGANO PARTNERS WITH NY ISLANDERS AND NORTHWELL HEALTH ICE CENTER TO UNVEIL NEW GIRLS HOCKEY PROGRAM

Nassau County Executive Edward P. Mangano joined today with Northwell Health Ice Center President and New York Islanders General Manager Garth Snow to announce that Northwell Health Ice Center is expanding its partnership with Nassau County and the New York Islanders to introduce the Islanders Girls Hockey Academy. The program is a development/instructional league for girls 10U (10 and under) and is structured around the USA Hockey American Development Model (ADM).

“The New York Islanders and Northwell Health Ice Center management continue to invest in our local community and provide benefits to young players and fans alike,” said Nassau County Executive Edward P. Mangano “This Islanders Girls Hockey Academy offers a free, exciting opportunity to girls aged 10 and under that provides benefits on and off the ice. From developing team-building skills to sharpening one’s ability to think quickly, and cardiovascular benefits to increasing one’s strength and abilities, this is a well-rounded program for Nassau’s youth.”

The Islanders Girls Hockey Academy is offered at no cost and no prior hockey experience is required. Once fully operational, the program with add to the already blossoming number of girls playing hockey in the community by more than 40%. The program, set to begin on October 23, 2017, provides an introduction to the game for girls in the local community, looking to play the sport of hockey. The Islanders Girls Hockey Academy will teach fundamentals, skills, sportsmanship and emphasize how much fun hockey is for everyone.

“We are excited to grow the sport of women’s hockey in the local community through the public-private partnership between Northwell Health Ice Center and Nassau County,” Northwell Health Ice Center and New York Islanders General Manager Garth Snow said. “Programs like the Islanders Girls Hockey Academy are the reason we get involved in management. The real reward is seeing a young child begin playing in our youth groups and having fun. We want girls to start playing in the Islanders Girls Hockey Academy, develop their skills to eventually play at the pinnacle of the sport, in college or representing their country in the Olympics. Partnering with the County on this terrific program, will help introduce girls who may have never played hockey, develop their skills at Long Island’s premier hockey facility, Northwell Health Ice Center.

The program is headed by Alexis Moed who is Northwell Health Ice Center’s Girls Hockey Director. Moed played college hockey at Boston College (NCAA DI program) where she embodied the student-athlete model earning Hockey East All Academic honors and was awarded the Athletic Directors Academic award. At the completion of her playing career at BC, Moed began her coaching career on Long Island developing several programs for girl’s hockey. She currently runs the Islanders Elite Girls Hockey Travel Program at Northwell. The program provides elite level hockey for girls 12 and over.

Set to start in the Fall, the program will take place over a 17-week period and include a two-week introductory period, pre-season, 14-week regular season all culminating in a post-season assessment. Girls will have their ice sessions from 4 – 5 p.m. on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays at Northwell Health Ice Center in East Meadow, N.Y., the official practice facility of the New York Islanders.

Girls interested in signing up for the program should contact Alexis Moed at Northwell Health Ice Center (516) 441-0070 or email, alexis.moed@newyorkislanders.com.

About the New York Islanders
Founded in 1972, the New York Islanders Hockey Club is the proud winner of four Stanley Cup Championships. Keep up with breaking Islanders news on Twitter @NYIslandersPR. For more team information, log on to newyorkislanders.com.

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MANGANO PARTNERS WITH NY ISLANDERS AND NORTHWELL HEALTH ICE CENTER TO UNVEIL NEW GIRLS HOCKEY PROGRAM

East Meadow, NY – Nassau County Executive Edward P. Mangano joined today with Northwell Health Ice Center President and New York Islanders General Manager Garth Snow to announce that Northwell Health Ice Center is expanding its partnership with Nassau County and the New York Islanders to introduce the Islanders Girls Hockey Academy.  The program is a development/instructional league for girls 10U (10 and under) and is structured around the USA Hockey American Development Model (ADM).

“The New York Islanders and Northwell Health Ice Center management continue to invest in our local community and provide benefits to young players and fans alike,” said Nassau County Executive Edward P. Mangano “This Islanders Girls Hockey Academy offers a free, exciting opportunity to girls aged 10 and under that provides benefits on and off the ice.  From developing team-building skills to sharpening one’s ability to think quickly, and cardiovascular benefits to increasing one’s strength and abilities, this is a well-rounded program for Nassau’s youth.”

The Islanders Girls Hockey Academy is offered at no cost and no prior hockey experience is required.  Once fully operational, the program with add to the already blossoming number of girls playing hockey in the community by more than 40%.  The program, set to begin on October 23, 2017, provides an introduction to the game for girls in the local community, looking to play the sport of hockey. The Islanders Girls Hockey Academy will teach fundamentals, skills, sportsmanship and emphasize how much fun hockey is for everyone.

“We are excited to grow the sport of women’s hockey in the local community through the public-private partnership between Northwell Health Ice Center and Nassau County,” Northwell Health Ice Center and New York Islanders General Manager Garth Snow said.  “Programs like the Islanders Girls Hockey Academy are the reason we get involved in management.  The real reward is seeing a young child begin playing in our youth groups and having fun. We want girls to start playing in the Islanders Girls Hockey Academy, develop their skills to eventually play at the pinnacle of the sport, in college or representing their country in the Olympics. Partnering with the County on this terrific program, will help introduce girls who may have never played hockey, develop their skills at Long Island’s premier hockey facility, Northwell Health Ice Center.

The program is headed by Alexis Moed who is Northwell Health Ice Center’s Girls Hockey Director. Moed played college hockey at Boston College (NCAA DI program) where she embodied the student-athlete model earning Hockey East All Academic honors and was awarded the Athletic Directors Academic award. At the completion of her playing career at BC, Moed began her coaching career on Long Island developing several programs for girl’s hockey. She currently runs the Islanders Elite Girls Hockey Travel Program at Northwell. The program provides elite level hockey for girls 12 and over.

Set to start in the Fall, the program will take place over a 17-week period and include a two-week introductory period, pre-season, 14-week regular season all culminating in a post-season assessment. Girls will have their ice sessions from 4 – 5 p.m. on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays at Northwell Health Ice Center in East Meadow, N.Y., the official practice facility of the New York Islanders.

Girls interested in signing up for the program should contact Alexis Moed at Northwell Health Ice Center (516) 441-0070 or email, alexis.moed@newyorkislanders.com.

About the New York Islanders
Founded in 1972, the New York Islanders Hockey Club is the proud winner of four Stanley Cup Championships. Keep up with breaking Islanders news on Twitter @NYIslandersPR. For more team information, log on to newyorkislanders.com.

—islanders.nhl.com—

Contacts:

Kimber Auerbach – kimber.auerbach@newyorkislanders.com

Jesse Eisenberg – jesse.eisenberg@newyorkislanders.com

Kelly Keogh – kelly.keogh@newyorkislanders.com

 

 

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Mangano & RXR CEO Scott Rechler Announce 2017 RXR Long Island Marathon

Security Protocols Announced for Athletes & Spectators
Nassau County Executive Edward P. Mangano and RXR CEO Scott Rechler today announce the 2017 RXR Long Island Marathon, which includes the traditional 26-mile race, a half marathon, 10k, 5k, 1-mile run, Kids Micro Marathon and other festivities. Events take place Friday, May 5th through Sunday, May, 7th. Last year’s race was a great success with roughly 8,000 registrants.
“The Long Island Marathon is one of the region’s most exciting athletic events, and I am pleased to once again team up with the community of runners and RXR for the 2017 Long Island Marathon,” said County Executive Mangano. “While no specific threat exists, the Nassau County Police Department will be putting forth enhanced security measures for the safety of participants, spectators, and all members of our community. I also remind residents of our See Something Say Something Campaign – if something or someone seems suspicious, dial 911.”
“We are very proud to once again sponsor the Long Island Marathon,” said Scott Rechler, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of RXR Realty. “The Marathon weekend combines athletics and getting outdoors with healthy doses of economic activity and Long Island pride. I always enjoy running on that first Sunday in May and look forward to joining thousands of fellow Long Islanders and others from across the region and the country at the starting line.”
Special thanks to Newsday – the presenting sponsor of the Marathon – for their support as well as the following sponsors: All Round Foods, WABC-TV, WBAB, WBLI, Suez, Long Island McDonalds Restaurants, and Snapple.
Schedule of Festivities

Friday, May 5th
Sports & Fitness Expo at Mitchel Athletic Complex (3:00 pm – 8:00 pm)
Saturday, May 6th
RXR Long Island Marathon Weekend 1 Mile Run (8:00 am) and 5K Race (8:30 am) in Eisenhower Park (new location)
RXR Long Island Marathon Weekend Kids Micro Marathon hosted by Ronald McDonald (10:30 am – free and open to kids 1 – 11 years of age) in Eisenhower Park’s Safety Town (new location)
Sports & Fitness Expo @ Mitchel Athletic Complex (10:00 am – 4:00 pm)
Sunday May 7th
RXR Long Island Marathon (8:00 am)
RXR Long Island Marathon Weekend Half Marathon (8:00 am)
RXR Long Island Marathon Weekend 10K Race (8:00 am)
Finish Line Festival, Eisenhower Park (9:00 am – 2:00 pm)
**Advance registration is open until April 16, 2017.
**There is no race-day check-in for any RXR Long Island Marathon Weekend Events
Complete race weekend information including dates, times and locations is available at http://www.thelimarathon.com
Security Protocols
In an effort to keep everyone safe, County Executive Mangano and the Nassau County Police Department announced the following security protocols for the marathon:
All vehicles at starting line and other staging areas must be credentialed and known in advance;
Large contingent of uniformed police officers assigned to detail;
Officers assigned with portable radiation detectors;
All bags and back packs will be subject to K-9 explosive detection prior to going on the UPS trucks to the finish line. K-9’s will be patrolling the general area.
Participants should arrive early due to modified road closures around the start and finish line areas and should plan to leave enough time for parking and travel to starting line;
Only registered participants will be permitted into the Marathon, Half Marathon and 10K starting line area on Charles Lindbergh Blvd on Sunday, May 7th.
Participants may only use clear bags at the baggage check. Clear bags will be provided by race officials at participant check-in;
Spectators may not bring bags into the finish line area in Eisenhower Park;
Any bags or packages found on the ground will be discarded or destroyed. Participants should not stash personal items along the race route.
Eisenhower Park finish line security at the spectator seating area includes: Modified Fencing around seating Entrance/Exit gateways and bags/backpacks are prohibited and/or will be searched.
Finish line festival area will include fencing to limit gateways for ingress and egress.
The staff and volunteer-only areas require vehicle credentials as well as individual credentials. Only previously credentialed individuals will be permitted in these areas.
Expanded parking areas at Nassau Community College, introduced last year, will ease morning congestion getting into Eisenhower Park; participants will have a relatively short walk to the startling lines of the Marathon, Half Marathon and 10K Race; there will be shuttle buses, provided by Guardian Bus, during race weekend; return shuttles from Eisenhower park back to NCC parking after the Sunday races; and shuttle buses from the Westbury LIRR station to Mitchel Field for the Sports & Fitness Expo and to and from Start and Finish Areas on Sunday, May 7th.
2017 RXR Long Island Marathon Sponsors Include: RXR, Title Sponsor; Newsday, Presenting Sponsor; WBAB / WBLI, Radio partner; WABC-TV, Television partner; All Round Foods, Platinum Sponsor; Suez, Hydration Sponsor; Suez, Gold Sponsor; Long Island McDonald’s Restaurants, Gold Sponsor.
For more information on becoming a 2017 RXR Long Island Marathon volunteer, citizens can visit http://www.thelimarathon.com/volunteer.

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Mangano: Aqueduct Inspection To Continue For Bay Park Connection To Cedar Creek Ocean Outfall Pipe

Over 9 miles to be Inspected; Night Work to Minimize Impact
Nassau County Executive Edward P. Mangano and Department of Public Works (DPW) Commissioner Shila Shah-Gavnoudias today announced the inspection and assessment of the Sunrise Highway (Rte. 27) Aqueduct will continue on Sunday, April 16, 2017. A study has been underway to determine if an existing, non-utilized underground pipeline can be used to connect the South Shore Water Reclamation Facility in Bay Park to Cedar Creek’s ocean outfall pipe. Thus far, 7,500 feet have been inspected and this path toward success remains achievable.
“This project will determine an ability to utilize an existing pipeline under Sunrise Highway as a force main to transport treated wastewater effluent from the South Shore Water Reclamation Facility in Bay Park to the Cedar Creek ocean outfall pipe. If proven useable, the reutilization of this pipeline will save taxpayers hundreds of millions of dollars while also improving water quality in Reynolds Channel, Hewlett Bay, Brosewere Bay, and the Rockaways.”
Inspection will be performed along 9.5 miles of Route 27 in the Villages of Lynbrook, Rockville Centre, and Freeport; and Wantagh, Bellmore, Merrick, and Baldwin in the Township of Hempstead in Nassau County. During the inspection and assessment, two lanes of eastbound traffic will be affected. To minimize the impact on motorists, pedestrians, residents and businesses, the majority of the work will be performed in stages on shorter sections of NY Route 27 during off-peak, nighttime hours between 10:00 p.m. and 6:00 a.m. Night construction is scheduled for Sunday through Thursday in the eastbound direction, starting in Lynbrook and proceeding east to Wantagh. At least one travel lane will remain open at all times.
Motorists should consider alternate routes such as Merrick Road to avoid slow traffic, especially during the start of daily night construction around 10:00 p.m. Drivers who cannot use alternate routes are reminded to drive carefully through the work zone for their safety as well as the safety of the highway work crew. As with most projects within roadways, this inspection and assessment work may be rescheduled due to inclement weather.
The project is being performed by AECOM, USA, Inc. under contract with Nassau County DPW and is scheduled to be completed in early summer 2017. This project is intended to aid the County in its decision making regarding suitability for utilization of an existing aqueduct as a force main to transport treated wastewater effluent from Bay Park Sewage Treatment Plant to the Cedar Creek Water Pollution Control Plant. The reutilization of this pipeline will become part of the County’s clean water initiative to reduce nitrogen in the Western Bays. The main purpose of such a diversion serves to improve the water quality of the surrounding bays and protect our shoreline. Existing assets (such as the aqueduct), some of which have sat unused or underutilized for years, will be repurposed and put back into service.
Field investigation of the aqueduct includes, but is not limited to: providing a topographical survey of the manholes along the aqueduct with top of casting and bottom of pipe elevations at a minimum; providing a visual survey of the exterior and interior of the aqueduct; documenting all visible damage and structural deficiencies with photo and video records; documenting the condition of the steel, rivets, joints, connections, valve chambers and manholes at a minimum; and, performing any other testing or inspections that will aid in the determination of the friction factor of the pipeline and its capacity for pressurization. Inspection findings and conclusions will be summarized in a technical report and allow the County to determine the next steps.
Nassau County achieved similar success in 2012, when the Mangano administration kept its commitment to cleanup Zach’s Bay near Jones Beach by connecting a State-owned wastewater treatment facility to Cedar Creek.

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Mangano Dedicates New Veterans Monument With Eternal Flame

Nassau County Executive Edward P. Mangano, along with veterans and officials from NYCB LIVE’s Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum, unveiled and dedicated a new veterans monument at the transformed and newly reopened sports and entertainment venue on Saturday, April 8th. An eternal flame was lit, courtesy of National Grid, which represents our eternal gratefulness to the commitment and dedication of our nation’s veterans.
“My administration made certain that the name – Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum – would forever remain at the arena and renewed our commitment to our nation’s hometown heroes by constructing a respectful Monument on the plaza,” said Nassau County Executive Edward P. Mangano. “This Monument, and its eternal flame, represent our country’s eternal gratefulness to our veterans for their service and dedication to our nation. Together with the Chairs of Honor within the Veterans Memorial Coliseum, this venue truly pays tribute to our veterans.”
The memorial, designed by Fluidity and BLD Architecture, is positioned in a highly visible and prominent location by the venue’s front entrance and features a graceful sculpture honoring Long Island’s and all United States veterans. The focal point is a dark granite oval, 19-and-a-half feet by 16-and-a-half feet in diameter. A constant source of water flows from the stone’s center and spreads over its surface to create an ’infinity edge.’ In the center of the oval, National Grid honors veterans with an eternal flame.
Originally opened in 1972, the Coliseum underwent a $165 million renovation and reopened on Wednesday, April 5 with a sold out show from legendary Long Islander Billy Joel, marking the first public performance in the reimagined Coliseum.
In addition, eight seats in the renovated Coliseum will remain vacant for all events in silent tribute to American Prisoners of War (POWs) and those Missing in Action (MIAs), the five branches of the U.S. military (Army, Navy, Marine Corps, Air Force and Coast Guard), first responders, including firefighters, law enforcement and emergency medical service members, and those who lost their lives on September 11, 2011, including more than 500 Long Islanders.
“We are proud to share this moment and monument with the veterans of Long Island,” said Bruce Ratner, Executive Chairman of Forest City Ratner Companies. “We built this memorial to demonstrate our thanks for what our veterans have so selflessly given to protect this nation and our freedoms. Our commitment to our troops and our thanks are eternal.”
“We are proud to unveil the Veterans Memorial which pays tribute to those who have served in our nation’s armed forces,” said Brett Yormark, CEO of Brooklyn Sports & Entertainment. “In the Coliseum’s redevelopment, we made it a priority to honor its storied history, which first and foremost includes the brave men and women for whom the venue is named for. To all veterans, we thank you for your service.”
“We are honored to light the Veteran’s Memorial Eternal flame in honor of all our veterans,” said Ken Daly, President of National Grid New York. “The memorial will serve as a reminder of our unending support to veterans and their contributions to our country. Our support of the flame, and the natural gas lamps that surround it, reflects the esteem with which we hold our veterans who work here at National Grid and in the Long Island communities that we proudly serve.”

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Mangano to Host Deadly Drug Safety Seminar on Fentanyl and Carfentanil

Mineola, NY – Nassau County Executive Edward P. Mangano will host a free training, information and safety session where Nassau County firefighters, EMTs and Ambulance Corps members, as well as those whose loved ones suffer with substance abuse disorder, will learn how to safely treat or rescue people under the influence of Fentanyl or Carfentanil – the newest and most potent opioid to hit the streets in several states nationwide. The seminar will be held on Thursday, April 13th, from 6:30pm – 9:00pm at the Theodore Roosevelt Executive and Legislative Building in Mineola.

Both Fentanyl and Carfentanil can be deadly if absorbed into the skin, or accidentally inhaled. Last month, County Executive Mangano issued a Deadly Drug Alert to warn the public about Carfentanil before it causes any deaths here. Reports indicate first responders have exhibited signs of distress after providing first aid to Carfentanil overdose victims.

Reservations are required and space is limited. To reserve a spot, RSVP online at www.nassaucountyny.gov/overdosetraining

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