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Last Updated: April 26, 2016
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Garvies Point Welcome Center
The developer of Garvies Point, a $1 billion plan to reclaim nearly 60 acres of Glen Cove’s waterfront for the community, has tapped five local contractors to complete the first component of the project – the Garvies Point Welcome Center – as part of its commitment to supporting the city’s small businesses.
To create the new building, RXR Glen Isle Partners has turned to Renato Grella Contracting, Eqwipt Glass & Mirror, IGC Wall Systems, Maccarone Plumbing & Heating and Telstar Security Systems – all based in Glen Cove.
Garvies Point represents a tremendous opportunity for Glen Cove, and as a business that has been part of this community for 15 years, we are proud to help make it a reality,” said Renato Grella, owner of Renato Grella Contracting. “This project will not only make Glen Cove a better place to live – it will also strengthen our local economy by supporting small businesses like ours.”
Located at 49 Herb Hill Road near what will be a key entryway to the site, the Welcome Center will represent the developer’s first permanent presence in Glen Cove and provide key information to stakeholders throughout the project’s development via interactive displays, a scale model of the plan and other media.
In addition to its multi-media displays, the Welcome Center also will host information sessions, community meetings and other events where local residents and stakeholders can gather information and updates on the project and its progress. The Welcome Center is expected to be completed in mid-May and will be open to the public Monday through Friday from 10 AM to 5PM.
$1.9 Billion to Fight Zika
Following a heightened threat and 60 Zika cases in New York, U. S. Senator Charles E. Schumer is pushing an emergency $1.9 billion funding that President Obama has requested. The funds will help stem the spread of the vius. The emergency plan is headed to the senate floor for legislation within a month.
The senator said funds must be delivered before mosquito season takes hold. Already, more than 800 Americans in 40 states have been infected. New York State saw a new case just days ago. Swift action is necessary for travelers, pregnant women and New Yorkers’ health Schumer said critical Federal funds would allow funding for mosquito control programs across the country and diagnostic testing to be perfected and simplified. Vaccine development would also progress to help prevent and treat the spread of the Zika epidemic. The disease can resemble dengue fever. It is linked to Guillain-Barre Syndrome which can progress to paralysis.
Just recently, the CDC confirmed the link between Zika during pregnancy and severe birth defects like microcephaly. Schumer said that these funds are critical in the fight against Zika and that Congress should deliver this funding before the epidemic spreads and more cases are brought to the United States come mosquito season.
“With so many women and families across the country looking for action, it is critical that members of Congress work together to greenlight at least $1.9 billion in emergency funding as soon as possible so that we can help stem the spread of Zika,” said U.S. Senator Charles Schumer. “Simply put, anyone repellent to this emergency funding plan isn’t serious about beating Zika. When it comes to fighting this epidemic, a stitch in time will save nine and so, I will do everything in my power to make sure emergency funding is delivered.”