March 18th - 22nd, 2013
TWU Local 252
The Transport Workers Union of America was founded in 1934 as an industrial union dedicated to the promise that an organization built on trust and equality for all workers cannot be denied. Our motto is "United-Invincible."
TWU is affiliated with the American Federation of Labor and Congress of Industrial Organizations (AFL-CIO) and the worldwide International Transport Workers Federation (ITF). We are a trade union representing workers in Mass Transportation, Airline, Railroad, Utility, University, Municipalities, Service and allied industries.
Local 252 was chartered originally on August 1, 1946. At that time, the lines represented were Rockville Centre Bus, Long Beach Bus, Bee Bus and Utility Lines. Various other lines were organized through the years, many of which went out of business or were taken over by other entities.
“We had a very productive day where the current generation of leaders worked together with the future generation of leaders. The purpose of the Summit is to work with the brightest high school students to further their analytical and leadership abilities for the benefit of Long Island’s future.” - Dr. Nathalia Rogers, Director of the American Communities Institute, speaking on the 2013 Long Island Youth Summit
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Top high school students participate in the Long Island Youth Summit
Last Friday, March 15, 2013, over three hundred of Long Island’s best high school students convened in Oakdale, NY to take part in the 4th Annual Long Island Youth Summit. The participants presented possible solutions to a variety of problems ranging from protection of water and open space to racial and economic inequality to teenage abuse of prescription drugs. Student finalists, who submitted original research projects in the form of essays, art, and video, attended the half-day Summit where they worked with top experts to explore solutions for Long Island.
The Summit is a public-private partnership between Dowling College, the North Shore LIJ Health System, the Citizens Campaign for the Environment, Vision Long Island and participating high school districts on Long Island, with students from twenty-one school districts in both Suffolk and Nassau Counties submitting original research projects to the Summit Winner Selection Committee.
The winners received awards in every Summit topic category. In addition, students received awards for the best science research paper, the best original video, the best original art, the best original photo art, and an overall top prize for the Best Project of the 2013 Long Island Youth Summit.
“We had a very productive day where the current generation of leaders worked together with the future generation of leaders. The purpose of the Summit is to work with the brightest high school students to further their analytical and leadership abilities for the benefit of Long Island’s future. Our Summit partners, which include high school teachers from many public schools and organizations such as North Shore LIJ Health System, Citizens Campaign for the Environment, Vision Long Island, and others, worked hard to make this program a success”, said Dr. Nathalia Rogers, Co-Chair of the Long Island Youth Summit Steering Committee and Director of the American Communities Institute at Dowling College.
This year’s Summit started with a keynote address by Donald Monti, President and CEO of the Renaissance Downtowns. Mr. Monti spoke to students about the importance of becoming leaders and being active in building the social and economic future for Long Island through investment in Smart Growth-type planning and building communities that will allow for economic growth and the preservation of environment. The event also featured nine topic workshops that covered environmental, socio-medical, and community issues.
Socio-medical workshop topics included “Bullying, Cyber Bullying, and Social Networking,” “Poverty and Health,” and “Teens and the Abuse of Prescription Medication.” The “Bullying, Cyber-Bullying, and Social Networking” workshop was moderated by Dr. Peter D’Amico, Director, Child and Adolescent Psychology, Long Island Jewish Medical Center, North Shore LIJ Health System, and Dr. Whitney Guerry, Psychology Fellow at the North Shore LIJ Health System. The “Poverty and Health” workshop was moderated by Dr. Adam Aponte and Joanne Turnier, M.S., R.N., Director, Health Literacy and Patient Education, North Shore LIJ Health System. The “Teens and the Abuse of Prescription Medication” workshop was moderated by Dr. Stephen Dewey from the North Shore LIJ Health System.
Environmental Workshops included “Protection of Water and Open Space” and “Renewable Energy”. Adrienne Esposito, Executive Director of the Citizens Campaign for the Environment (CCE), Maureen Murphy Dolan, Program Director at CCE, Dennis Kelleher, Senior Vice-President at H2M, and Dr. John Tanacredi, Professor of Marine and Natural Sciences, and Director of the Center for Estuarine, Environmental and Coastal Oceans Monitoring (CEECOM) at Dowling College served as experts for the “Protection of Open Space and Water” workshop. The “Renewable Energy” workshop was moderated by John Keating of LIPA/National Grid and Tara Bono of Empower-Solar.
Community Issues Workshop topics included “Living on Long Island: Economic Development, Community, and Housing,” “Race, Class, Education, and Economy,” and the “Impact of Hurricane Sandy on Long Island Communities”. Ron Roel, President of Roel Resources, LLC, Hon. Steven Flotteron, Councilman of the Town of Islip, and Peter G.Florey, Principal of the D&F Development Group served as experts in the “Living on Long Island Workshop”. The “Race, Class, Education, and Economy” workshop featured Diana Coleman of the Nassau Economic Opportunity Commission, Louis Medina of the New York State office of Children and Family Services, George Siberon of the Hempstead Hispanic Civic Association, and Dr. Nathalia Rogers of the American Communities Institute at Dowling College as experts. The “Impact of Hurricane Sandy” workshop was led by Eric Alexander, Executive Director of Vision Long Island. The workshop’s experts included Joseph Badala and Joseph Carne of the Town of Islip, John Siebert of the Jubilee Resource Center in Mastic Beach, NY, and John McNally of Long Beach. The “Impact of Hurricane Sandy” workshop was added to the 2013 Summit to allow students to document the devastating impact of the hurricane on their communities and to discuss the strength and resilience that residents and local governments had shown in the wake of this natural disaster.
The event continued with a Joint Session where students from each topic workshop present their solutions to Summit’s topics, and concluded with the Awards Ceremony.
The following students won awards for their original projects submitted to the 2013 Long Island Youth Summit:
Best Overall Youth Summit Project (Overall Top Winner):
Best Project in the Category of Bullying and Cyber-Bullying (two winners):
Best Project in the Category of Social Networking:
Best Project in the Category of Prescription Drug Abuse:
Best Project in the Category of Preservation of Open Space:
Best Project in the Category of Protection of Water:
Best Project in the Category of Renewable Energy:
Best Project in the Category of Living on Long Island: Economy Community and Housing
Best Project in the Category of The Impact of Hurricane Sandy (two different projects won):
Best Project in the Category of Race, Class, Education, and Economy (two winners):
Best Project in the Category of the Science Research Paper:
Best Project in the Category of Original Art:
Best Project in the Category of Original Photo Art:
Best Project in the Category of Original Video:
Best Project in the Category of the Original Web/Photo Poster:
Annual listing of obligated projects available through NYMTC
The Annual Listing of Obligated Projects for Federal Fiscal Year (FFY) 2012 is now available on www.NYMTC.org. The Annual Listing is required by federal regulations after the conclusion of a fiscal year to report on progress in implementing the five-year Transportation Improvement Program (TIP).
Transportation improvement projects are planned and executed on a regular and on-going basis in order to maintain and improve this massive transportation system. For the portion of the system in the City of New York and the surrounding suburban counties of Putnam, Rockland, and Westchester in the lower Hudson Valley and Nassau and Suffolk on Long Island, an enormous program of over 2,000 such projects is currently in place through Federal Fiscal Year (FFY) 2015. During each fiscal year, a variety of these planned projects are advanced to implementation. The first step toward implementation involves the obligation of planned funding which effectively “locks in” the funding so that projects can be advanced and leads the way to implementation.
Once a project has been programmed on the TIP, funding for each of its phases must then be obligated. Obligation of funds can be thought of as a formal commitment of a specific amount of funds to a project, as opposed to the programming of funds on the TIP, which simply enable their eventual commitment. Obligation begins the flow of funds to a project.
Funding obligation is a critical milestone in the process which eventually implements
This annual listing of obligated projects has also been mapped for ease of review.
Directions to spatially view the project listing in Google Earth and learn more on TIP visualization are available on the NYMTC website. To view the Annual Listing of Obligated Projects go to their website.
Maragos over 200 students from high school across Nassau County will compete in first-ever business development challenge
Nassau County Comptroller George Maragos will announce that his office is hosting the first-ever “Comptroller’s Entrepreneurial High School Challenge” where over 200 business students from High Schools across the County will be competing for scholarship prizes from various sponsors.
The scholarships and awards to be announced at the Comptroller’s Entrepreneurial High School Challenge Kick-Off Event in Massapequa High School on April 17th.
Students, teachers, sponsors, and the Comptroller will be on-hand to speak to the media about the event.
Participants in the Challenge include Division Ave High School (Levittown), MacArthur High School (Levittown), Oyster Bay High School, Long Island Lutheran High School (Brookville), Roslyn High School, Plainedge High School (N. Massapequa), New Hyde Park Memorial High School, Hicksville High School, Kellenberg High School, Massapequa High School, Sewanhaka High School (Elmont), Freeport High School, College Prep Academy for Business & Law (Hempstead).
Sponsors include Hofstra University, HealthPlex, The New Plum Tomatoes of Mineola, Sweet Karma Desserts, Mineola Trophy and Awards.
Vision Long Island will also be a sponsor at the event as well as a judge.
Follow the event on Twitter.com/nccompchallenge and on Facebook.com/nccompchallengeConnect with Nassau County Comptroller Maragos online at his website.
Port Jefferson Village Board Votes to Keep Late-Night Paid Parking
A motion to restore metered parking hours to between 10am and 10pm, six weeks after the Port Jefferson Village Board of Trustees voted to extend the hours to midnight, failed Monday night after more heated discussion on the issue.
The trustees had been revisiting the matter in recent weeks, between a public forum on March 4 at which local business owners spoke out against the extension and lively debate between the trustees at their March 11 workshop.
While in previous parking seasons people would have to pay to park in village lots between 10am and 10pm, the board voted to extend the hours of pay-for-parking from 10pm to midnight after a recommendation from the village parking committee.
Committee members cited various reasons for the group's recommendation at the public forum, including that the lots are still packed after 10pm and the village needs to force a turnover of spaces. They also said the additional revenue the extension will draw in will help fund renovations in the Traders Cove and Gap parking lots and pay for snow removal and litter cleanup.
Bar and restaurant owners were not happy with the decision. They argued turnover of spaces was not an issue at that hour and the extension would have a negative impact on businesses.
While the Business Improvement District and the chamber of commerce made suggestions for alternative solutions, such as increasing the rate per hour for parking and extending the metered parking season, most of the trustees argued that these solutions address revenue only, not the issue of space turnover.
Trustee Lee Rosner has been the board's lone dissenter, voting against the extension of the hours during the initial February vote and echoing the sentiments of the business owners as the board further discussed the issue.
Rosner said at the business meeting on March 18 that he does not think turnover of spaces is an issue after 10pm and disagreed that extending the pay-for-parking hours to midnight would solve such a problem in any case. He said the visitors who park at night and visit bars and restaurants are staying for a longer time than daytime visitors.
"It's a different type of customer after 6 pm," he said.
Mayor Margot Garant said in previous parking seasons — from March to November — between 9 pm and 10 pm, many people do not move their cars or feed the meter because they know the meters will be turning off soon. She said extending the meter hours to midnight solves this problem and creates more space turnover at that time.
Rosner disagreed the extension would impact people trying to find a space around 9 pm. He also argued that the village did not give the issue the public exposure it deserved before the initial Feb. 4 vote.
Rosner's motion to restore the metered parking hours to their original times failed, with Rosner the sole vote in favor. Garant and trustees Adrienne Kessel and Larry LaPointe voted against the motion. Trustee Bruce D'Abramo was absent.
Both Kessel and Garant told Rosner they would not have supported anything they thought would hurt the village.
Vision Long Island provided testimony against the proposed changes noting that local municipal governments should be working to support small businesses and night life.For further reading reading, please visit the Port Jefferson Patch.
As youth driver licensing drops, experts rethink the future of transportation
In 2011, the percentage of 16-to-24 year olds with driver’s licenses dipped to another new low. Just over two-thirds of these young Americans (67 percent) were licensed to drive in 2011, based on the latest licensing data from the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) and population estimates from the Census Bureau. That’s the lowest percentage since at least 1963.
There has been lots of speculation about why fewer young people are getting driver’s licenses (and why even those who do have them seem to be driving less), which begs the question: what is the driving factor behind this trend?
Some link it to the economy, which, as of lately, has been particularly brutal for young people. Others argue the rising cost of gas and tougher driver’s licensing laws that make it more expensive and difficult to get a license. Some even argue that the rising use of technology, smart phones and tablets, prevent young people from getting behind a wheel.
There are arguments to be made for any and all of these explanations, but why does it matter that young people aren’t driving cars anymore?
One important reason it matters is because today’s youth are tomorrow’s main users of our transportation systems. If the useful life of the transportation infrastructure we build today — the highways, light rail lines, bike lanes and sidewalks — is roughly 40 years, that neatly envelops the peak earning and daily travel years of people currently in their late teens and early twenties. If fewer Millennials are driving, that should influence our choices about how we invest in transportation.
The transportation behaviors of the Millennials are doubly important because there are so many of them. That youth driving should be on the decline now is remarkable since there are now more teenagers and young adults in America than there have been in years. Since 1992, America has gained more than 7.3 million 16-to-24 year olds — an increase of 22 percent — but has added only 1.2 million 16-to-24 year old drivers.
The key question for anyone thinking about the future of the transportation system is whether today’s young people will continue to drive less as they get older and move on to new stages of life. The answer to that question doesn’t just depend on external factors such as the economy or even the preferences of the Millennials themselves. It also depends on public policy, specifically, the degree to which we are able to transform our transportation policy infrastructure from an effective machine for the building of lots of new roads into an efficient provider of the mix of flexible transportation options that Americans of all generations, but especially young Americans, now crave.
Regardless of the reasons for the recent drop in youth driving, the fact that young people are driving less provides a golden opportunity to rethink our transportation and development policies. It’s time for decision-makers at all levels to take advantage of that opportunity.For further reading or view the licensing data, please visit Streets Blog.
Joye Brown: why not 'right-size' county government?
In his recent State of the County, Nassau County Executive Edward Mangano stated Mangano said he "right-sized" Nassau's workforce, cut patronage jobs and eliminated government waste and outlined a proposal to redevelop, renew, and downsize the Nassau Coliseum into a “Rockefeller Center” type destination.
Joy Browne, a writer and columnist for Newsday, wrote in a recent editorial that Mangano may be “onto something with his idea of right-sizing the Nassau Coliseum.”
“Why stop at an arena that, because of its age, condition and lack of upkeep, doesn’t work anymore?” Browne states. “Why not “right-size” county government in Nassau and Suffolk instead? Make it smaller. Strip it down to essentials.”
In her editorial, Browne details the history of County government on Long Island post-WWII, its ability the serve the public, successes and failures, and outlines possible suggestions for creating a leaner, more efficient government.
She also highlights some examples of regions in the nation, Connecticut being one of them, that have removed or have significantly reduced the county level of government.
“What about a concept called ‘localism,’ which would fit right in with Long Island’s traditional love of exercising local control. What is localism? It’s complicated, but the most recent and likely easiest to understand iteration is the movement to buy local foods and support local businesses under the theory that neighbors can best serve neighbors.”
To read the full article, please visit Newsday.
New York State website provides information about residential and business grant programs
New York State created a website for homeowners and business owners to pre-register for Sandy Aid grants. The site provides information regarding the programs via Nassau County website.
FHWA $2 Billion for Emergency Relief Funds
The FTA today released a notice confirming the availability of $2 billion in emergency relief funding for areas hit by Hurricane Sandy. The notice indicates that damaged diesel buses or vehicles could be replaced with CNG buses or vehicles but the funding cannot pay for a new CNG station. Of course if a CNG station was damaged as a result of the storms it appears funding could be used to repair, replace equipment. Using equipment for emergency transportation services also qualifies for compensation.
National Grid announces Sandy Recovery Program to help repair or replace broken heating systems
National Grid is reaching out to natural gas customers who have been most seriously impacted by Hurricane Sandy on Long Island and New York City with a Customer Assistance Program. Eligible customers include property owners whose home has not been declared uninhabitable by the Federal Emergency Management Association (FEMA) and National Grid has placed a warning tag on boilers, water heaters or furnaces, (meaning that the equipment is unsafe for relight and operation until repair or replacement is made) are eligible.
National Grid can offer assistance to residential gas heating customers based upon the income guidelines listed in the document linked here. They have also released a Value Plus plumber list, available here. To participate with the program, customers can choose their own licensed plumber or select a plumber from this list. National Grid has also partnered with an agency (HeartShare) helping with this program.
The two tiers listed below are programs for residential customers:
Important: Please note that they cannot accept customer phone calls to the residential program.
If you know of anyone that needs assistance from these programs, please have them call directly to the 800 numbers above.
Though the above programs are designed for residential customers there is also help for commercial customers:
For additional information, please visit the web site link of http://www.nationalgridsandyrelief.com/. Please be sure to review all relevant documents to find out what aid you are available to receive.
LIHP offers Help with Heat & Hot Water
The Long Island Housing Partnership has just received a grant from the Robin Hood Foundation to expand its grants of up to $5,000 to purchase new hot water heaters, heating systems, mold remediation, removal of replacement of sheetrock and paint and installation of heat tracers and pipe liners in homes damaged by Sandy. There are now two ways to qualify. This program will problably run until late February. You may be eligible if either:
Your home is in Island Park, East Rockaway, Long Beach, Bay Park, Inwood, Mastic, or Mastic Beach and your income is below 80% of median income in the area—under $86,000 for a family of 4, for example,
Your income is less than 50% of the median income in your area or you live in a designated low-to-moderate income area.
For further information or to receive an application, homeowners should Michelle Di Benedetto at the LIHP (631-435-4710) and request a Disaster Assistance Repair Application.
New Help from EmPowerNY
Low income households who are eligible for the Home Energy Assistance Program and were affected by Superstorm Sandy, may now receive additional help from NYSERDA’s Empower NY program with free energy efficiency measures. Income limits vary with family size, from $2,146 gross monthly income for a single person, for example, to $4,127 for a family of four.
Participants may receive free insulation, free air sealing, and/or other options to save on oil, gas or propane—and reduce the global climate change that makes storms more violent. For more info, call EmPower NY at 1-800-263-0960.
National Grid also has expanded its similar, complementary program.
Job Access Reverse Commute and New Freedom funding available
NYMTC invites not-for-profit organizations, state and local government agencies, public authorities, public and private operators of public transportation services and federally-recognized tribal governments to apply for Job Access Reverse Commute (JARC) and New Freedom funding administered by the Federal Transit Administration.
The goals of the 5316 JARC program are to improve access to transportation services to employment sites and employment-related activities for welfare recipients and eligible low-income individuals, and to transport residents of urbanized areas and non-urbanized areas to employment opportunities. Such services may include, but are not limited to, mobility management and expansion of current transportation services.
The 5317 New Freedom program seeks to reduce barriers to transportation services and expand the transportation mobility options available to people with disabilities beyond the requirements of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) of 1990. Eligible projects may include expanded service beyond current ADA requirements, projects that fund transit station improvements beyond current ADA requirements, and mobility management programs to improve access to transportation for people with disabilities.
Both the JARC and New Freedom programs require that proposed projects be derived from a regional Coordinated Human Service and Public Transportation Plan; the Plan developed by NYMTC is available by clicking here.
The DEC Office of Environmental Justice is now accepting applications for the 2013 Environmental Justice Community Impact Grants and Green Gems Grants
The Department of Environmental Conservation will provide state assistance funding through the Environmental Justice Community Impact Grants and the Green Gems Grants to community-based organizations for projects that address exposure of communities to multiple environmental harms and risks. Projects proposed for the Community Impact Grant funding must address exposure of communities to multiple environmental harms and risks, must be located within the community served by the applicant organization, and must include research that will be used to expand the knowledge or understanding of the affected community. The Green Gems Grant will provide funding for smaller scale projects with a research and educational component that will be used to expand the knowledge or understanding of the affected community.
Eligible projects must involve education, stewardship, or monitoring activities related to parks, open space, community gardens or green infrastructure.Applicants for both grants must be a community-based organization or a partnership of multiple community-based organizations; have a 501(c)(3) status with the IRS; must focus on addressing the environmental and/or public health problems of the residents of the community that is impacted by the multiple environmental harms and risks that are the focus of the project; have a history of serving the residents of the affected community; have its primary office located in the affected community; have more than 50% of its members or the people served by the organization living in the affected community; and the applicant must declare that it has not caused or contributed to the environmental harms or risks that are to be the subject of the project.
Community Impact Grant awards range from $10,000 to $50,000 and Green Gems Grant awards range from $2,500 to $10,000.The deadline is April 5, 2013. All proposals must include research that will be used to expand the knowledge or understanding of the affected community. The Community Impact Grants are a continuation of the EJ Grants awarded in previous years. Approximately 85% to 90% of the available funds will be awarded for Community Impact Grants.
For more information please contact the Office of Environmental Justice 625 Broadway, 14th Floor Albany, NY 12233-1500. You can call (518) 402-8556 or visit their website.
Volunteers needed for Clean Up this Weekend!
Dear potential volunteers who have not yet signed up for a community for this weekend.
Vision Long Island is organizing another physical clean-up crews to assist local communities damaged by heavy flooding for this weekend.
Thanks for your past help of Sandy impacted residents but much work still needs to be done. I know that with the holiday season, it may be hard for you to come out but any time you could donate would be greatly appreciated.
This weekend we will be continuing our cleanup efforts in the following communities:
Please provide your own supplies needed for clean-up: Industrial bags, rakes, hammers, shovels, gloves, masks, heavy boots. We may have many of these items available but it is safer to have them ready to go just in case.
SIMPLY CONTACT INFO@VISIONLONGISLAND.ORG OR CALL 631-804-9128 SO WE KNOW WHO IS SIGNING UP
The first ever Huntington Station Community Fest on March 23rd!
Come join the Huntington Station community in celebrating the revitalization efforts for downtown Huntington Station. There will children's games, arts and crafts vendors, community service information, food, music and plenty of fun!
The event is being hosted by Renaissance Downtowns and Source the Station. It all takes place on March 23 from 10am to 4pm at the train station commuter parking lot at the corner of New York Ave and Church Street. There will be a heated tent on the very municipal parking lot that will one day become a vibrant, bustling place where the community will gather.
More information is available at http://sourcethestation.com/events/2013/03/community-fest/
Impacts of Pesticides on Long Island Water Quality Hearing on April 2nd
Join the Citizens Campaign for the Environment on April 2 for a special NYS Assembly hearing aimed at protecting Long Island’s drinking water from harmful pesticides. The hearing will be held at Farmingdale State College, Little Theater - Roosevelt Hall, 2350 Broadhollow Road, Farmingdale, NY. It was called by Assemblyman Robert Sweeney to solicit expert testimony on the new Long Island pesticide policy proposed by the Department of Environmental. The CCE is encouraging the public to come out and help them in ‘…urging the DEC to dramatically improve this inadequate "Pollution Prevention Strategy" and craft a REAL plan that ensures protection of public health and our groundwater supplies!’
At the NYS Assembly Hearing on April 2 experts, including the CCE, will speak on the DEC’s new Long Island Pesticide Policy. The Public is welcome but only invited speakers will be allowed to speak.
On April 3 and 4 from 6pm-9pm the public is given an opportunity to speak at the NYS DEC Hearing. The April 3 Hearing takes place at Shinnecock 101 Suffolk County Community College Eastern Campus, 121 Speonk-Riverhead Road, Riverhead, NY. The April 4 Hearing will take place at Morrelly Homeland Security Center, 510 Grumman Road West, Main Conference Room, Bethpage, NY.If you are unable to make any of the hearings, visit http://www.citizenscampaign.org/campaigns/long-island-drinking-water.asp so that your voice can still be heard.
South Shore Blueway Trail meeting of local stakeholders to take place on April 4th
Nassau County Executive Ed Mangano, the Village of Freeport, Towns of Hempstead and South Oyster Bay, and the NYS Department of State invite you to a meeting of local stakeholders for the South Shore Blueway Trail Project on Monday, April 4th from 6:00-8:00pm at the Freeport Rec Center, 130 E. Merrick Road in the upstairs meeting room.
Institute of Tourism and Hospitality Management at St. Joseph’s College hosts Speaker Series
The mission of the Institute for Tourism and Hospitality Management at St. Joseph’s College is to provide a leading voice in the discussion of responsible tourism and hospitality. As the College prepares students for professional service, we seek to make a positive impact, not only on our local region, but on the global community.
The second session will be held on Wednesday, April 10th at 6:30 at the McGann Conference Center, O’Connor Hall. Natural disasters are revealing: they expose past prejudices, societal divisions, what we value and what we don’t. There will be a discussion about the lessons from Hurricane Katrina and Superstorm Sandy to talk about what we can watch for in the relief to come. The discussion will feature Daniel Wolff, author and writer of The Fight for Home: How (Parts of) New Orleans Came Back. A viewing of Wolff’s documentary film, I’m Carolyn Parker will precede at 3:00pm.
2013 Complete Streets Summit on April 11th
Our city and town streets are essential components of our community. Streets are typically designed to only accommodate vehicle traffic. They should, however, be accessible to all of its members: the old, young, disabled, walkers, runners, bikers, and drivers. Complete Streets do just that. They are streets designed for everyone. With Complete Streets, it is ensured that roadways are designed to satisfy the needs of all users.
The event will be held at the Sustainability Institute of Molloy College at Republic Airport in East Farmingdale. The Summit begins at 8am. The key note will be given by Mike Lydon, principle of The Street Plans Collaborative. Elected officials, town officials, and special guests will be on hand to discuss the feasibility and implementation of Complete Streets.
The event is being organized by Wendel Companies, Vision Long Island and Tri-State Transportation Campaign, and is co-sponsored by AARP and Greenman-Pedersen, Inc.
Space is limited so register now at http://blog.tstc.org/2013/03/07/save-the-date-long-island-completeeets-summit/. Additional information about the importance of complete streets can be found at http://www.smartgrowthamerica.org/completeeets.
New Millenium Development Services, Inc. to hold 2013 Long Island Community and Economic Development Conference on April 17
New Millenium Development Services, Inc. presents the 2013 Long Island Community and Economic Development Conference for small businesses, MWBE firms, nonprofit organizations, veterans and social/civic groups. The event will take place at the Hyatt Regency Windwatch, 1717 Motor Parkway, in Hauppauge from 8:00am until 5:00pm.
The first 100 attendees who pre-register are complimentary (includes registration, breakfast, and lunch). Sponsorship and exhibitor opportunities are available. To reserve your seat please click here. For further information call (516) 223-3855.
Free Alternative Fuel Vehicle and Fueling Station Symposia on April 25th and 26th
The Greater Long Island Clean Cities Coalition, Long Island’s Climate Smart Communities Coordinators, Cameron Engineering, and the Sustainability Institute at Molloy will be hosting symposia on alternative fuel fleets and solutions for Long Island’s Future. The event will bring together municipal leaders, fleet managers, and vehicle and fueling station experts to explore new technologies and strategies to develop cleaner, more efficient fleets. State representatives will discuss financing and incentives as well as present fleet case studies. Additionally, cooperative fleet initiates, including shared charging/fueling stations and group purchasing plans, will be discussed.
The event will be held at two separate venues offering both Nassau and Suffolk county residents to partake. One event will take place on April 25 at the town of North Hempstead’s platinum LEED Yes We Can Community Center in Westbury NY. A second event will take place on April 26 at Suffolk County Community College, Culinary Arts Center in Riverhead NY. For both locations, morning sessions are from 10am to 12pm and cover electric vehicles and charging stations. The afternoon sessions are from 1pm to 3pm and cover compressed natural gas and propane vehicles and fueling stations. Vendors and Refreshments will be open to the public from 12pm to 1pm.Space is limited so please reserve a seat at firstname.lastname@example.org
Intern with Vision Long Island!
Vision Long Island is looking for interns! Our staff likes to say we "wear many hats," and interns will have to do the same. Interns will assist with planning, design, outreach, event planning, writing, research, attending meetings, reporting, photography, video and more. Bring your unique skill set to the table! We are looking for energetic and conscientious individuals with an interest in urban/suburban planning from a bottom-up perspective. This is a valuable opportunity to work with great people and learn about the issues impacting Long Island. Strong writing skills a plus.
To learn more or apply, send a resume, cover letter and writing sample to email@example.com. Put "Vision Long Island Internship" in the subject heading. For more information, call our office at 631-261-0242.
What's happening in your downtown this weekend?
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