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
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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