Nassau News Briefs NOV. 29, 2016

Nassau County Executive Edward P. Mangano announced this week that the Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum presented by New York Community Bank is beginning its search for the best candidates to fill 1,300 positions jobs in advance of the venue opening on April 5, 2017. The hiring efforts are a partnership between Nassau County, AEG Facilities, Levy Restaurants and New York State.
Applications must be submitted online via the form at nassaucoliseum.com. Candidates for event-related positions will be interviewed at job fairs in January and training will begin in March. First consideration for positions will be given to Uniondale residents. The 1,300 new positions available include a large variety of job types, such as guest services, facility workers, bartenders, servers, concession stand workers, cooks, and box office ticket sellers. Each employee will be trained by Disney Institute which, as part of its comprehensive and customized approach to Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum presented by NYCB, will offer unique experiential services and best practice training for the new arena staff.
The New Coliseum presented by NYCB is funded by $130 million in private investment. No tax dollars are being used to construct the venue and the County will receive a minimum of 8% of gross revenue or $4 million annually. Additionally, $3.7 million in annual sales taxes from the arena will be generated.
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Nassau County Executive Ed Mangano last week proclaimed November as Pancreatic Cancer Awareness month in Nassau County – joining with volunteers from the Pancreatic Cancer Action Network (PCAN) and PC Survivors. According to the American Cancer Society statistics, an estimated 53,070 Americans will be diagnosed with pancreatic cancer in 2016, and 41,780 will die from the disease. It’s the 4th leading cause of cancer deaths in the United States. Pancreatic cancer is very difficult to detect early and even more difficult to treat.
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This Thanksgiving holiday saw: a newborn baby left safely in the care of the Wantagh Fire Department, for placement in a child welfare program under New York State’s Abandonment Infant Protection Act (or Safe Haven law.) It also saw County Executive Mangano and NUMC officials surprise children in the hospital’s pediatric wing, with a hot Thanksgiving turkey and all the trimmings; the County’s Coordinating Agency for Spanish Americans (CASA) distributing turkeys, food and winter clothing to families in need; intensified Anti-Terror and DWI patrols for the holiday weekend; and the activation of the County’s 2016 WARMBED (Emergency Shelter Relief Program) for homeless individuals and families during the winter months. The Nassau County Winter Homeless Hotline, 1-866-927-6233 (1-866- WARMBED), will operate 7 days a week and run through March 31st, 2017. Other Emergency Numbers include:
Department of Social Services (516) 227-8519: or After hours (516) 573-8626.
Long Island Crisis Center (516) 679-1111
The Safe Center L.I. (516) 542-0404
Nassau University Medical Center (516) 572-0123
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For the 5th year since taking office, County Executive Edward Mangano commemorated November as National Runaway Prevention Month in Nassau – joining with officials from the Nassau County Department of Human Services, Office of Youth Services and the Nassau County Runaway/Homeless Direct Service Network.
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Nassau County Executive Edward P. Mangano joined with Ret. United States Major Chuck Kilbride and other members of the U.S. Marine Corps, along with members of the Tier Rats Law Enforcement Motorcycle Club and Lance Wolff, Assistant General Manager of Miller’s Ale House in Levittown, at the 4th Annual Ride for Toys for Tots on Saturday, November 19th. This annual event collects money and toy donations for the Toys for Tots Drive, helping to ensure that every child receives a toy this holiday season.

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