Nickerson Warns Of Senior Citizens
Nassau County Executive Nickerson
warned of a critical shortage
of senior citizens housing
which " is becoming more acute
In testimony delivered at a
public hearing of the Constitutional
Convention Committee on
Health, Housing and Social Services
Nickerson said: " During the
coming decade, there will be a
great increase in our older population.
There is no valid excuse
in the communities of Nassau
County to permit any older resident
to live in demeaning and often
In Nassau today, tenants 65
years of age and older are paying
four percent more of their
income for rent than*. the average
Nassau tenant - on an income
which is $ 3,400 less.
" Housing for our older people
is a County- wide need. It recognizes
no political borders. To
build fences on those borders
to keep out older people would
be both heartless and shortsighted.
" Decent housing for our people,
particularly the elderly, is alife-and-
death question. There is a
responsibility to ensure that senior
citizens of modest income can
live in conditions of decency.
" And the granting of housing
powers to counties in no way affects
local zoning control. Itdoes
not remotely imply a grant of
zoning powers to the County.
" Cities, towns and villages a-bide
by the provisions of Article
18 and by section 155 of the Public
Housing Law, which specifies
that all publicly assisted housing
is subject to local zoning, local
planning, local sanitary and building
laws, and all ordinances and
" We need imaginative programs
in rehabilitation - thevery
opposite of the bulldozer approach
- which preserve the basic character
of a neighborhood.
" All this we can have, with all
levels of government and private
enterprise working together in
Nassau, to make our communities
better places in which to live."
Admitted to Practice BeFo- e Supreme Court
Brian Weyl of 543 Broadway,
Massapeq la was admitted to
practice before the United
States Supreme Court in Washington
D. C„ on Monday. He was
one of 410 Lawyers from New
York State, who was sponsored
by the Young Lawyers Section of
the New York State Bar Association.
Oyster Bay Town Councilman Angelo D. Roncallo ( second from
left) receives congratulations from his sister at last Sunday's
dinner held in his honor by the Massapequa Elks Club. Sister.
Anthony Terese is stationed at St. Francis de Chantal school in
Brooklyn. The testimonial dinner was a tribute to Roncallo's
performance as Past Exalted Ruler of the Elks.
Mario Cera, of 47 EastBay-view
Street, Massapequa. has
been elected President of the
Long Island Council of the Telephone
Pioneers of America. He
will serve during the year beginning
The Telephone Pioneer organization,
is of men and women with
21 or more years service in
the communications industry and
has 265,000 members.
Cera began his career with AT
& T in July. 1929, and is Staff
Supervisor in the Building Service
Department at the Long Lines
Headquarters, 32 Avenue of the
Americas, Manhattan. Active in
South Shore civic affairs, he is
now President of the Nassau
Shores Civic Association and
served as a memberof the School
Board of School Distrct 23, for
eight years, and was President of
the board for four years.
Fireman Steve Composto blows taps at services for deceased firemen and veterans at the North
Massapequa Eire Department headquarters after Tuesday's parade. PofcrtM P T -
Farmingdale OBSERVER Thursday, June 1, 1967
Plainedge Library Receives
Federal Grant Approval
The Plainedge Public Library
announced that it has received
official federal approval of its
application for a $ 229,775 building
grant, one of 15 New York
State libraries to receive such
aid this year.
In making the announcement,
Library Board Chairman Mrs.
Ruth Frankel stated, " We have
learned that only 15 New York
State libraries were selected for
building assistance under the Library
Services and Construction
Act this year in contrast to 25
for fiscal * 66 and 33 for fiscal
' 65." She also pointed out that
the library will receive 35%
of its total cost as against 25%
granted by the government in
prior years. " The amount of
available federal building money
has been reduced and the size of
the individual grants has been
increased by 10%," Mrs. Frankel
The new 19,000 square foot
building to be constructed on
Hicksville Road, c opposite the
present library, is scheduled for
completion in the late spring of
1968. Final specifications and
working drawings are now being
reviewed by the New York State
Education Department in Albany
and will be advertised shortly
after final approval by the library
and school boards.
The $ 656,500 building program
was approved by residents
in a special election last October
by 1551- 451. The federal grant
will reduce the amount of the bond
issue to $ 426,725.
Vincent P. Landi, left. oi 14 Cedar Shore Drive, Massapequa takes
over the reins of office of President of the Catholic Lawyers Guild
of the Diocese of Rockville Centre from Mineola Police Court Judge
George S. Eaton.
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