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Developer breaks ground on affordable housing units in Glen Cove

More development is in the works in Glen Cove, as construction begins on the first workforce housing to be built in the city in over a decade. As part of the Garvies Point waterfront development, Georgica Green Ventures, in partnership with RXR Realty, held a groundbreaking ceremony July 1 on a 55-unit development at 100 and 200 Dickson St.

Ballroom Legacy studio takes dancing outdoors

As the pandemic winds down locally and most restrictions have been lifted, more activities are resuming, including those that were hit particularly hard: the fine and performing arts. And now that live music and dancing feel less risky, there are even more events in the area for people to take part in. Ballroom Legacy, in Sea Cliff, is bringing its instructors to Morgan Memorial Park in Glen Cove for six weeks, where families and individuals can learn to salsa or Zumba.

Children’s Memorial Garden reopens in Glen Cove

At a ceremony on June 27, the Children’s Memorial Garden at Glen Cove’s Holocaust Memorial and Tolerance Center celebrated its reopening. Under a bright sun in sweltering heat, several dozen people gathered around the amphitheater of the garden, where more than 20 years of renovations have been completed.

Downtown Sounds set to return live this summer

For more than 20 years, live music has been a staple of Friday nights in downtown Glen Cove. Last year was the exception, of course, but this summer the live Downtown Sounds concert series is set to return in July and August with a full line-up.

New life for abandoned condo project on Hill Street

Nearly a decade ago, the land adjacent to Congregation Tifereth Israel, on Hill Street in Glen Cove, was cleared in anticipation of a new condominium development. But not long after several units were built in 2017, the developer, Landing Cove LLC, abandoned the project, leaving the buildings half-finished, and the land became an eyesore. Now, however, with a new developer, the first phase of the project has been completed, and several residents have even moved into their units at Breton Hills.

Recognizing a fallen hero

This month, a bill is being considered in the Nassau County Legislature to rename a portion of Forest Avenue, in Locust Valley, Sgt. Robert Hendriks Way. The measure would honor the life and service …

Glen Cove Schools appoints Dr. Kim Rodriguez

The Glen Cove City School District appointed Dr. Kim H. Rodriguez as the district’s new assistant superintendent for human resources, which was effective as of Jan. 19.

Op-Ed

Let’s keep our eyes on the skies

Any forward movement in aviation, or in space exploration, is usually greeted by cheers. As should be the case. But often, first come the skeptics who ask whether it was worth it all.

Randi Kreiss

Caught in the tangled lines of big fishing

I watched the Netflix documentary “Seaspiracy” last week, and I may never eat fish again.

Op-Ed

Racial disparities persist in L.I.’s birth dearth

After my June 17-23 column, “The census is a wealth of enlightening information,” was published, I got to talking with my friend Carly Hurdle about how fertility rates are affected by race . . .

Jerry Kremer

The states, including New York, get into the pot business

In 2011, I had the pleasure of meeting then Colorado Gov. John Hickenlooper. He was visiting New York City to raise money for his re-election campaign. His state was considering the passage of a law legalizing the sale of marijuana . . .

Op-Ed

Critical race theory as critical thinking

The Florida state Board of Education recently banned the teaching of critical race theory because all topics taught in Florida schools must be “factual and objective” . . .