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Letters to the Editor: East Rockaway, Lynbrook
July 4-10, 2013

Lynbrook looking like a ghetto?

To the Editor:
Lynbrook’s estimated median household income is $81,722, and the median house or condo value is $435,835 — but the town is beginning to look like an impoverished, neglected residential area — a ghetto.
If you walk down Atlantic Avenue, you’ll see vacant storefronts that were so well-designed and are now boarded up. This remarkable new décor has recently been added to the “feather factory” — and let’s not forget the inviting movie theater.
It’s a well-known fact that many have protested the lack of revitalization interest in this town. Mayor William Hendrick, Sen. Dean Skelos and others who represent us are not listening to the residents.
Now, there is talk of a Walgreens
coming to Hempstead Avenue — which I believe will disrupt the structure of this community and take away the only exercise facility we have — a place that supports a positive lifestyle.
It’s unfortunate for Lynbrook that the lack of positive changes this community are forcing residents to go elsewhere for their daily needs and their entertainment.

D. Ferrara



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Dear Mr. Santino,

Don't lie about your record on the outfall pipe. If you only decided you were against it once most of Bay Park was covered in raw sewage after Hurricane Sandy, be honest about it. From the March 2008 Herald, Mr. Santino said: "Rather than shutting down the plants in Lawrence and Cedarhurst, and spending, by some estimates, $15 million to build a pipe ... that money can be used to rebuild a plant in Lawrence and Cedarhurst."

The fact of the matter is that Santino obstructed the outfall pipe's construction for as long as he could, because he felt the $15 million was better spent on patronage jobs in Lawrence and Cedarhurst than on protecting the residents of Bay Park from unspeakable filth. Now that the direct consequence of his actions has been felt, he would like to rewrite history and pretend he was an advocate of the outfall pipe all along. This dishonesty cannot go unrecognized.

Source: March 6 2008 Herald:


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