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BETHPAGE " Y 1 IT '4 OLDBETHB^GE also PLAINVIEW serving I S L A N D TREES PLAINEDGE SEAFORD VOL. 7 NO. 27 Thursday, May 24, 1973 The News SO WELL REMEMBERED....Nassau County Executive Ralph G. Caso (center) reminisces with a couple of titans of Long Island history -Charles A. Lindbergh (right), who took off from Roosevelt Field 46 years ago to fly into immortality, and Robert A. Moses (left), master planner and builder. Scene was at the historic ceremonies at Falaise, the breath-takingly beautiful Sands Point estate of the late aviation pioneer and publisher, Harry F. Guggenheim. Falaise, long a private domain, was open to the county' on guided-tour basis Sunday, (May 20). Congressman Angelo D. Roncallo, <K-Massapeo.ua> joined, with several other Nassau County government officials to observe the Nassau County Solidarity Day sponsored by the Long Island Committee on Soviet Jewry. Roncallo, a co-sponser of the Vanick Bill which ties a more favorable trade agreement between the United States and the Soviet Union to the granting of freedom of emigration to Soviet citizens, pledged his continuing support to the Long Island Committee in their efforts on behalf of Soviet Jews. Shown left to right are: Assemblyman Stuart R. Levine, Bethpage; Mrs. Inez Weissman, President of the Long Island Com mil tee on Soviet Jews; Mr. Avraham Zalmanson, a Russian emigrant, and the uncle of four imprisoned Soviet Jews; Mrs. Lynn Singer, Vice President of the Committee; and Congressmen Angelo D. Roncallo. Yevoli Appointed To Board Post also been asked to serve as a panel member on the Codes and Ordinances, Highway and Sanitation committees. The Supervisor indicated that Town Board members are assigned to various committees to coordinate research Oyster Bay Town Supervisor .John W. Burke has announced that Councilman Lewis J. Yevoli has been selected to again serve as chairman of the standing hoard committee on Public Transportation. Burke stated that Yevoli has 10 cents per copy TOB HEARING: DELINQUENCY PREVENTATIVE The Oyster Bay Town Board held a public hearing Tuesday night, May 22, concerning the application filed by Mobilized Community Resources, a non-profit organization, to conduct a supervised temporary home for homeless or troubled boys. A special use permit is required for the prospective site of a two-story frame house at 218 Broadway, Bethpage, which would house no more than six hoys between 16 and 19 for a period of )tt> Jo six months who have not been involved With the law. Mr. Herbert Balin, lawyer for MCR, presented an overview of the project to the Board. The preventive aspect of,, this facility was stressed, a concept that has never been fully explored by any organization before. Although Nassau County does have facilities for youths after they have become involved with the law, no such facilities currently exist for troubled youths whose problems are of a mOre personal nature. Mr. Balin outlined a brief financial prospectus of the project. The house is being purchased by MCR The down payment has been donated by the North Shore Unitarian Society. The rest of the purchase funds will be supplied by a bank mortgage of $33,000 which two individuals have agreed to co-sign as guarantors. The Ethical Humanist Society has granted $10,000 for necessary repairs on the house and is seeking physical donations of furnishings. The Nassau Youth Board has allocated $49,000 to cover the first year's operating costs. MCR has not applied for tax exemption although they are eligible. The next question discussed was who will be by Shari Miller chosen to have the privelege of living in this house. A married couple w i t h professional backgrounds in the fields of social work will serve as the "house parents." Referrals of youths will come from clergymen, High School Guidance Counselers, families,' and the Youth Board. An involved screening process will be followed, which was described by Ms. Susan Bendor from the Comprehensive Community Health Center. First, the young man will :Jbte>,. .; placed in an Emergency Housing Program family for 2 weeks, during which time a professional worker will be assigned to the boy who will draw up a case history of him. All alternatives will be explored and every attempt made to maintain the youngster in his family. If this is not immediately possible, a plan will be drawn up by the worker and the youngster to reunite him with his family through counseling or to insure his capability for independant'" survival within the next six months. The Screening Committee, made up of professionals and the house parents, would then study the youngster's case and reach a decision as to whether the "group home" would *" be the right solution for the boy. Monthly evaluations would then be continued by the Screening Committee. The boy and the worker would be involved in an on-going process toward the achievement of his specified goals during his stay in the house. Much concern was expressed by the Bethpage residents present at the hearing. The fear that this facility would be an incentive for others to leave home was expressed. There was protest against the facility serving not only Bethpage youths, but also some from Levittown, Hicksville', East Meadow, Syosset, or Plainview. Some residents objected to b r i n g i n g "problem children" into the neighborhood. Mrs. Alalu of Bethpage claimed that there was "something mighty fishy here." Other residents complained that the plan sounded "amateurish" and "too many questions were left unanswered.'' , , Yet many other residents strongly urged the Board to approve MCR's application, citing pride in their cbmmunity''s housing of such a worthwhile, loving project. Ms, Edwards, a Bethpage resident who has served with her husband as parents in the Emergency Housing Program, said it was the town's responsibility to answer the cry of these "children trying very hard to stay out of trouble" who "are turning to us for assistance." Leo Schottland, owner of Bethpage Tool and Hardware, said he would be honored if his was the first community to pioneer such a project, urging the Board to "let Bethpage be pioneers." Mrs. Butehorn, a resident of Bethpage for 27 years, said, "when you're rejected you need help and that's, what this house is about." Both sides presented their views to the receptive Oyster Bay Town Board, who now have the responsibility to consider very carefully this application which could affect the lives of some very confused youngsters who, as Bill Graham of Bethpage noted, "just need a chance."
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" Y 1 IT '4
serving I S L A N D TREES
VOL. 7 NO. 27
Thursday, May 24, 1973
SO WELL REMEMBERED....Nassau County Executive Ralph G.
Caso (center) reminisces with a couple of titans of Long Island
history -Charles A. Lindbergh (right), who took off from Roosevelt
Field 46 years ago to fly into immortality, and Robert A. Moses
(left), master planner and builder. Scene was at the historic
ceremonies at Falaise, the breath-takingly beautiful Sands Point
estate of the late aviation pioneer and publisher, Harry F.
Guggenheim. Falaise, long a private domain, was open to the county'
on guided-tour basis Sunday, (May 20).
Congressman Angelo D. Roncallo,