Monthly Archives: July 2011

Local Charities Give Back to the Islanders

By Eden Laikin and Joshua Lafazan One young cancer survivor said he would be “devastated” if the New York Islanders, his favorite hockey team, were forced to leave the Island. Another talked of how the players helped him through his … Continue reading

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Convention & Visitors Bureau’s Endorsement of New Nassau Coliseum Takes Flight

By Joshua Lafazan Another endorsement for the new Nassau Hub revitalization initiative took flight today as tourism chief Moke McGowan, County Executive Ed Mangano, and entrepreneur Brian Rosenberg stood poised on a stage in the rotunda of the Cradle of … Continue reading

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THIS JUST IN….REFERENDUM APPROVAL MEANS NEW CONVENTION CENTER/TRACK & FIELD FACILITY

By Eden Laikin A call from some Nassau residents for a new indoor facility that would hold various sporting and other events has prompted County officials to propose such a $5 million building as part of the $400 million it … Continue reading

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LI Convention & Visitor’s Bureau Endorses Plans for a New Coliseum

By Eden Laikin The Long Island Convention and Visitor’s Bureau (LICVB) is the latest in a list of local organizations supporting Nassau County Executive Ed Mangano’s plan for a state-of-the-art sports-entertainment destination center at Nassau’s Hub. LICVB Executive Board President … Continue reading

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FIRM: TAXPAYERS WILL RECEIVE TAX RELIEF FROM NEW ARENA

By Eden Laikin The construction of a new Nassau Coliseum will generate a profit of $27 per household for County residents, economists predict. According to the third economic impact analysis conducted by Camoin Associates, a nationally recognized firm in public … Continue reading

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Experts: $13.80 is the Maximum Homeowner Liability for a New Nassau Coliseum

By Eden Laikin While economists at Camoin Associates project that taxpayers will earn dividends from the construction of a new sports-entertainment center proposed by County Executive Ed Mangano, a new report issued by the County’s Independent Office of Legislative Budget … Continue reading

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Keep the Music Alive, Local Performers Urge

By Eden Laikin Randy Jackson of the band Zebra knows what it’s like to play on the stage of the Nassau Coliseum. He’s done it twice – in 1981 and 1983. Charlie Dane, a 12-year-old singer-songwriter from Oyster Bay has … Continue reading

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