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Mangano Announces Challenge that will Benefit South Shore Firehouses Damaged by Superstorm Sandy

Mangano Announces Challenge that will Benefit South Shore Firehouses Damaged by Superstorm Sandy

Nassau County Executive Edward P. Mangano and Nassau Fire Chief Association Board Member Raymond McGuire were joined by Island Park Mayor Michael McGinty; Island Park Deputy Mayor Steve D’Esposito; Peter’s Clam Bar Owner Butch Yamali; Island Park Fire Chief Anthony D’Esposito; Ed “Cookie” Jarvis, one of Sunday’s Judges and also a top ranked competitive speed eater with 34 titles; and local south shore fire department officials in announcing that the Annual Long Island Clam Eating Contest will be held this Sunday, August 17th at Peter’s famous Clam Bar in Island Park. Funds raised from the event will benefit local south shore firehouses that sustained damages from Superstorm Sandy. Local fire houses and equipment were devastated at as a result of the storm.
“This is a great event to give back to the great men and women that serve our community,” said County Executive Mangano. “With only a few more weeks of summer left you can come on down support your local volunteer fire departments and have a great time.”
On Sunday, World Champion Eater Takeru Kobayashi of Japan will coach local firefighters in the clam eating contest. Kobayashi is the former Nathan’s Hot Dog Eating Champion and holds various eating World Records. The current World Record for clam eating is 26 dozen Cherrystone Clams in 6 minutes set at Peter’s Clam Bar in 2010. The Clam Eating Contest will be held at 2:30 p.m. on Sunday at Peter’s Clam Bar where firehouses from Island Park, Long Beach, Lakeview, Baldwin, Point Lookout and East Rockaway will be sending some of their best eaters to compete for cash prizes. In addition to the firehouse contest, there will be an open contest for the public at 4:00 p.m. on Sunday. The entrance fee for the public clam eating contest is $20, which will be donated to the winning firehouse. The open contest will also have cash prizes. Entrance fees for participating fire fighters will be waived. Registration will be held on the day of the event.

Nassau County Executive Edward P. Mangano and Nassau Fire Chief Association Board Member Raymond McGuire were joined by Island Park Mayor Michael McGinty; Island Park Deputy Mayor Steve D’Esposito; Peter’s Clam Bar Owner Butch Yamali; Island Park Fire Chief Anthony D’Esposito; Ed “Cookie” Jarvis, one of Sunday’s Judges and also a top ranked competitive speed eater with 34 titles; and local south shore fire department officials in announcing that the Annual Long Island Clam Eating Contest will be held

Mangano Commences Wastewater Treatment Plant Resiliency Project Along with Major Improvements to Neighboring Parkland

Nassau County Executive Edward P. Mangano today commenced Long Island’s most ambitious Post-Superstorm Sandy resiliency project that includes protecting the Bay Park Wastewater Treatment Plant from future flooding and tidal surges, while transforming neighboring Bay Park into an athletic complex that includes new turf baseball fields, tennis courts, a dog run and improved access to bulkhead along East Rockaway Channel.

Mangano, Gonsalves and Abrahams Strike Bi-Partisan Deal to Fund Clean & Seed Program - Effort Assists Homeowners Struggling to Repair after Superstorm Sandy

Mangano, Gonsalves and Abrahams Strike Bi-Partisan Deal to Fund Clean & Seed Program

Pictured (left to right) are: East Rockaway Mayor Francis Lenahan; Avi Fertig, representing Senior Town of Hempstead Councilman Anthony J. Santino; Legislator Laura Curran; Presiding Officer Norma Gonsalves; Homeowner Theresa Gaffney; County Executive Mangano; Minority Leader Kevan Abrahams; and Commissioner of the Department of Public Works Shila Shah-Gavnoudias.

Nassau County Executive Edward P. Mangano, Presiding Officer Norma Gonsalves, Minority Leader Kevan Abrahams, Legislator Laura Curran, East Rockaway Mayor Francis Lenahan joined with area homeowners today as they announced a bi-partisan agreement to approve $14.4 million in capital funds for Nassau County’s Clean and Seed Program. Under the program, workers remove three inches of soil, replace soil and seed lawns of homes that were ravaged by sewage during Superstorm Sandy.

Mangano and Schumer Secure Funds to Protect South Shore Communities - Project will help address flooding in East Rockaway, Rockville Centre and Oceanside

Nassau County Executive Edward P. Mangano today announced that with the assistance of United States Senator Charles Schumer, the Federal government will provide $125 million to help harden communities in southwestern Nassau County against future storms and flooding. The funds, part of the United States Department of Housing and Urban Development’s (HUD) Rebuild by Design competition, were won in a contest between engineering firms that toured the east coast in search of projects in the wake of Superstorm Sandy.

Mangano Announces Free Children’s Day for Hurricane Sandy Affected Children

Nassau County Executive Edward P. Mangano today announced that in recognition of International Children’s Day, Nassau County will be hosting a free Children’s Day for Hurricane Sandy affected children on Sunday, June 1st from 11:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. at the Theodore Roosevelt Executive and Legislative Building, located at 1550 Franklin Avenue in Mineola.

Mangano Urges Hurricane Sandy Victims to Register for NY Rising Before April 11th Deadline

With an April 11th deadline quickly approaching, Nassau County Executive Edward P. Mangano reminds all residents whose homes were damaged by Hurricane Sandy to register for the NY Rising Housing Recovery Program. The New York State Office of Storm Recovery (OSR) requires that homeowners affected by Hurricane Sandy register and begin their claims by the April 11, 2014 deadline. Required documentation can be submitted after the deadline only in order to complete your claim.