Nassau Notebook: PBA Challenges Merger, STOP DWI Coordinator Named

A weekly look-in at the news of Nassau County.

PBA Claims Precinct Merger Will Cause Problems with Patrols

PBA president Jim Carver said that transport time and the "vacuum effect" would both become problems if Nassau County Executive Ed Mangano's precinct merger was approved by the Nassau Legislature.

Click here to read more on the potential problems with the merger and what the county had to say.

VIDEO: Sheriffs Officers Association Pleads for Better Jail Conditions

In a press conference Friday, Sheriffs Officers Association President John Jaroncyk said that the current situation at the Nassau County Correctional Center puts inmates, officers and visitors at risk.

Former Top Nassau Cops Indicted

Three former Nassau Police officials were indicted by a grand jury this week on charges they conspired to and intentionally prevented the arrest of a Merrick teenager whose father was a financial benefactor of the police.

Nassau Department of Social Services Awarded $291,858 in State Grants

Mangano announced Wednesday that the Nassau County Department of Social Services (DSS) has been awarded an additional $291,858 in state grants to provide education, training and subsidized job placements for eligible residents involving health care, green jobs and customer service.

This latest award brings the total amount that New York State has awarded to Nassau County to $1.856 million, for its employment training and placement initiatives, since January 2010.

"We recognize that many Nassau County residents continue to be negatively impacted by the economy and find themselves unemployed without the skills to re-train for new job opportunities," Mangano said in a release. "Providing subsidized placements in health care positions, green jobs and customer service can provide individuals with new marketable skills and greater opportunities to secure employment. Ideally our industry partners will hire the trainees after the subsidy is exhausted which will also further help boost our local economy."

The health care profession offers employment opportunities in skilled nursing, direct patient care, phlebotomy and EKG. The green jobs sector includes retrofitting, weatherization and office positions.

In addition to job skills training, trainees will receive additional supportive services to include case management, child care and job development leading to placement.  

For further information about the Subsidized Employment Program please call DSS Director of Employment Sunita Manjrekar at (516) 227-7970.

Mangano Appoints Mistron as New Nassau STOP DWI Coordinator

Mangano announced Thursday the appointment of Christopher Mistron as Nassau County's newest STOP DWI Coordinator. As coordinator, Mistron will coordinate and assist with the DWI program activities for its component agencies including the Nassau County Police Department, District Attorney's Office, Probation Department, Department of Chemical Dependency and the Traffic Safety Board. 

Mistron has worked for Nassau County Traffic Safety and STOP DWI for 23 years. During that time, he has been responsible for advancing roadway safety in Nassau County. He has managed grants promoting Driver and Passenger Safety, Child Passenger Safety, Bicycle Safety and Pedestrian Safety. He has been responsible for managing the County BUCKLE UP enforcement, Aggressive Driving enforcement and Distracted Driving programs.

Mistron helped secure funds for the implementation of the NCPD in-car ticket writing and accident reporting -- this program was successful in providing laptop computers and printers to NCPD patrol cars at no expense to the county.  He has also been responsible for maintaining data on all roadway crashes, information of location, injuries and fatalities.

Mangano Announces New Mobile Town Hall Meetings

Mangano announced Monday that his office will be hosting new Mobile Town Hall Meetings at different locations throughout the county. The Mobile Town Hall meetings will provide residents the opportunity to share their views and have their concerns addressed by representatives of the County Executive’s Office and County Departments.

The Mobile Town Hall Meetings occur two days per week at various locations throughout the county. The meetings held on Tuesdays run from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. and on Thursdays from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. The schedule through March is as follows:

  • Tuesday, March 6: North Bellmore Public Library (Children’s Room), 1551 Newbridge Road, North Bellmore
  • Thursday, March 8: Farmingdale Public Library, 116 Merrits Road, Farmingdale
  • Tuesday, March 13: Shelter Rock Library, 165 Searingtown Road, Albertson
  • Thursday, March 15: Garden City Public Library, 60 Seventh St., Garden City
  • Tuesday, March 20: East Rockaway Public Library (Magazine Room), 477 Atlantic Ave., East Rockaway
  • Tuesday, March 27: Peninsula Public Library, 280 Central Ave., Lawrence
Nassau Taxpayer March 05, 2012 at 04:17 PM
Why are you a rank apologist for a system and set of practices that is clearly BROKEN?
Lloyd March 05, 2012 at 05:56 PM
CarlCarl you are amazing that you decided that a guy who voted for and supported George Bush, John McCain, john Venditto, and now Rick Santorum is a Lefty. Thats hysterical. Thats like me calling you a racist because you think that all Salvadoreans are MS 13 gang members.
James M. March 05, 2012 at 06:17 PM
IT is racist to think all Salvadoreans are MS 13 Members. Aren't all southern whites part of the KKK?
James M. March 05, 2012 at 06:18 PM
I think it's closer to $250K once you take all benefits into account.
Lloyd March 05, 2012 at 06:30 PM
According to CarlCarl, "more than 50% of Salvadorean immigrants are invoved with MS 13 or SWP". Sounds like a racist lie to me. And just because I stand for truth and fair treatment of our immigrants, that makes me a "Lefty"? Well, I'd rather be a Lefty than a hater.
Lloyd March 05, 2012 at 06:51 PM
James.....I have family in Texas who worked for the Obama campaign in 2008. They are to the left of Hugo Chavez and Fidel Castro, and so are.most of their young friends down there. I doubt any of them have joined the the KKK, but they think that I'm in it because I watch FoxNews and support Gov. Rick Perry and capital punishment. Lots of transplanted NY libs in Austin, Houston, and San Antonio. Plenty of jobs for young people, cheap housing, low taxes, and warm weather. The Klan is now outnumbered there and hiding in caves.
Frank March 05, 2012 at 07:29 PM
@ James M. He said 50%. That's not all of anything.
James M. March 05, 2012 at 07:40 PM
Sorry according to Ca-Ca-Carl "50% of Slavadoreans are in MS-13" and on the same token 50% of southerners are in the KKK. 50% of blacks are in the Black Panthers. 50% of Puerto Ricans are in the Crips and 50% of the Dominicans are in the Bloods. 50% of Chinese are in the Triads. Did I miss offending anyone?
Frank March 05, 2012 at 07:44 PM
@ Lloyd. Too true and that is the real meat of this matter. We cannot sustain this maddening budget any more. However, everyone is going gangbusters; not by voting, but by moving South to economic MECCA. As you said: Plenty of jobs, cheap housing, low taxes, and warm weather (if you don't mind tornadoes and CAT 3 + hurricanes). Those left to fight are holding the bag, literally, by shelling out more dollars to sustain this budget. Potential wage earners are moving out of state and those left in state are moving into public housing because they can't pay taxes. Long Island is now "East Detroit". Pensions, benefits, and Unions are killing Long Island. To compare, look at Chicago, the last stronghold of Unions and Public excess. The Census reported that the city of Chicago lost more than 200,000 people between 2000 and 2010. At a population of 2,696,000, this takes Chicago to its lowest population since 1910, A CENTURY LOW, with 1,000,000 fewer people than in 1950. TAXES are at their highest because with less people but no public employee or union concessions on benefits and wages, those remaining are responsible to fulfill those contracts. WHY? COST OF DOING BUSINESS, TAXES, CORRUPTION, AND THE WIND OF THE LAKE! Wake up LI.
Frank March 05, 2012 at 07:50 PM
@ James. yes. If you're going all in, you need to add Fat people, LTGs, Democrats, Catholics, Jews, Muslims.
Lloyd March 05, 2012 at 08:08 PM
Absolutely right on, Frank. Long Island has become the new Rust Belt. EVERY. and I mean EVERY young person I know (grown children of my friends and family) have not moved back home after college graduation. They took their degrees and mates down South or out West. None of them want anything to do with Long Island and see better opportunities elsewhere. So us loyal Long Island schmucks are left here with an aging population, high public salsries and pensions to.pay for, and escalating taxes. My kids in Texas bought a big house for 200G and their properties taxes are set at 2% or 4K. And guess what else? No State income tax. No heating bills and gasoline is 20% cheaper. Anybody who chooses to stay around here like we do are gavones, schmendrcks, and suckers.
jetsboog March 05, 2012 at 08:20 PM
please leave lloyd i will personally take you to jfk
James M. March 05, 2012 at 08:24 PM
50% of fat people have eaten meat they cannot identify 50% of Catholics have considered premarital sex more important than the opinion of the Pope 50% of democrats think Christianity is destroying America 50% of Jews are manipulating the media to attack Iran 50% of Muslims are terrorists 50% of lesbians just need a good man to turn straight 50% of gays just need a good woman to be straight 50% of transsexuals are just confused and just need a good psychologist
Nassau Taxpayer March 05, 2012 at 08:26 PM
...and 50% of statistics are made up on the spot. The rest are outright lies.
Nassau Taxpayer March 05, 2012 at 08:29 PM
When Tejas secedes, and good riddance to them, it will bring up the averages in the rest of the 49 states, even Alabama -- and Mexico, too.
Lloyd March 05, 2012 at 09:00 PM
Maybe MacArthur instead of JFK. My buddies all claim they get better deals out there on SouthWest. But its no fun living in Texas. Nothing to bitch about on Patch except the horiffic hot weather.
Frank March 05, 2012 at 09:02 PM
@ James. That should do it. I feel we've offended everybody except the French. hope you got a good one for that. I like the Fat people comment. Pure truth that is!
Frank March 05, 2012 at 09:04 PM
Don't forget the welfare on LI as well. Huge problem.
Frank March 05, 2012 at 09:08 PM
@ Jetsboog. Guess you like high taxes and government welfare if you think what Lloyd is saying is BS. Let me guess you're either 1 A Nassau Public Servant 2 Welfare recipient. 'Cause they're the only two that would argue against low taxes, jobs, and affordable housing.
jetsboog March 05, 2012 at 09:12 PM
macarthur it is
jetsboog March 05, 2012 at 09:16 PM
neither frank !!
James M. March 05, 2012 at 09:22 PM
50% of the French believe they won WWI and WWII on their own and can't learn English hence why they need everything in French.
Frank March 05, 2012 at 10:22 PM
Hah! Come on... only 50% of the French think that way... more like 95%.
Frank March 05, 2012 at 10:36 PM
Then what is your excuse?
Lloyd March 06, 2012 at 04:11 AM
Yeah. I love LI, but the taxes from the huge government pensions, plus all the waste due to corruption are killing most of us. It seems that we could live for half the price in many other places. Its not that those places are depressed, its just that LI is way overpriced and it is a shame. Its such a beautiful and fun place to live.
kent penney March 06, 2012 at 10:27 AM
jetsboog March 06, 2012 at 02:16 PM
frank i will do a 2 for 1 trip to macarthur pop u in with lloyd. stop your complaining and suck it up.
Frank March 06, 2012 at 03:14 PM
@ jetsboog. if I did leave, I'd make sure you're sucking the exhaust coming outta the tailpipe.
jetsboog March 06, 2012 at 03:18 PM
if thats what it takes count me in
Frank March 20, 2012 at 03:05 PM
@ Jetsboog. Get ready to suck exhaust. I'm moving to Florida. gonna rust up the tailpipe for you and buy the dirtest gas available.


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