Nassau Police are looking for a man who robbed a Chase bank in Hempstead on Dec 8 – County Executive Ed Mangano and Acting Police Commissioner Thomas Krumpter announced this week. Police released a photo of the robber, captured on bank surveillance cameras – describing him as a black male, 6’3”- 6’5”, 200 lbs., 25-35 years old, a thin build and dark complexion, wearing a black jacket, blue jeans, dark sneakers and carrying a green bag. The subject entered the location, approached the teller and presented a demand note for money, threatening the use of a firearm – before fleeing on foot. Anyone with information on the identity or whereabouts of the subject, is urged to call Nassau County Police Department Robbery Squad at 516-573-8040 (and refer to case # 671-16); or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-244-TIPS (8477). Tipsters remain anonymous and can collect up to a $5,000 reward if the subject is apprehended.
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County Executive Ed Mangano joined with Hempstead Mayor Wayne Hall, Deputy Mayor Luis Figueroa, village trustees and the re-developer of the village’s downtown area – for the groundbreaking of a critical part of the project. This includes the demolition of 184 Main Street – former site of a car dealership, and future site of a 10,500 sq ft commercial office building. The Hempstead Downtown Renaissance Project plans to develop 14 sites on 32 acres, investing $2.5 billion on the Main Street makeover. Features will include a 336-unit apartment building; a hotel, shops, open space, parking and entertainment venues. Federal and state grants and private investments will fund the project, as its built over 10 years. Nassau County is investing $28.6 million in federal funds for sewer infrastructure, needed for downtown revitalization. The County also reviewed and revalued 64 parcels involved in the project. “For too long, Nassau County has been the land of “NO,” County Executive Mangano said. “Over the past few years, we have changed our landscape by saying “YES.” He said the project can create thousands of jobs, tens of millions of dollars in tax revenue, and ignite additional economic activity there.
Nassau County Executive Edward P. Mangano and the Office of Minority Affairs announce the County’s 7th Annual Kwanzaa Celebration – on Thur, Dec 29 at 12:00 p.m. at Roosevelt Field Mall, North Court. (near Dick’s Sporting Goods and Bloomingdale’s Furniture.) The Ngoma (Drum) Procession of Distinguished Elders will be featured. Kwanzaa – a celebration of African cultural heritage and traditional values – celebrates its 50th Anniversary this year (from Dec 26 to Jan. 1.)
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Two Nassau County Minority Affairs staffers were among those honored by the Long Island Hispanic Pastoral Association this year. Eldia Gonzalez, Nassau County Coordinating Agency for Spanish Americans (C.A.S.A.) and Herb Flores, Office of Minority Affairs joined a Suffolk County Legislator and a Suffolk Deputy County Executive as honorees.
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County Executive Edward P. Mangano, and County Legislators Rose Marie Walker and Laura Schaefer hosted Nassau’s 14th Annual Active Duty Military Family Holiday Party at Cantiague Park Ice Rink on Dec 3 – for families of active duty military that live in base housing on LI. Children enjoyed free ice skating, photos with Santa, lunch, toys and raffle prizes. Sponsors include BAE Systems; Jewish War Veterans; John Theissen Children’s Foundation; Toys for Tots; SemperforVeterans; Igloo Lacrosse of Syosset; Marine First District; Cantiague Figure Skating Club; Balfour Beatty Communities; Hicksville Fire Department and East Meadow Kiwanis.
Landmark on Main Street, an affordable senior housing development in Pt Washington, celebrated its grand re-opening this week – after a $600,000 federally funded revitalization of the 20-year old building that included rehabilitation of 47 housing units, and the construction of 12 more units, a 425-seat theater, a community center and a teen center. The project – funded by NYS, Nassau County and the Town of North Hempstead – now meets 2016 energy standards. More than 3,500 new apartments have opened or are under construction in Nassau in the last 5 years – with more than 1,591 constructed through Nassau’s initiative to convert vacant office space into apartments near transit centers. The projects exist in Hempstead, Great Neck Plaza, Farmingdale, Mineola, Roslyn and Westbury.
County Executive Edward P. Mangano, the Office of Minority Affairs(OMA), the African American Museum of Nassau County and the Small Business Development Center at SUNY Farmingdale, will host a 2017 Workshop Series that offers basic business principles to millennials. The workshops will be held on these 4 Saturdays: Jan. 7; Feb. 4; March 4, April 1— from 10am-1pm, at the Museum in Hempstead. The workshop topics for young entrepreneurs interested in starting a business, include defining your target market; opening a business bank account; writing a Business Plan; and marketing through social media, A $40 registration fee includes all 4 sessions, materials, a light snack and a Certificate of Completion. There is a $20 fee to attend an individual workshop. Register at http://conta.cc/2f5FaN3. For more information, contact the OMA at 572-2252.