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'Active Shooter' Seminar, STEP Deadline Extended

A weekly look-in at the news of Nassau County.

With security stepped up and families throughout the nation still on the edge after the tragic Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting, Nassau County Executive Ed Mangano directed the Nassau County Police Department to host its fourth Active Shooter Seminar on Jan. 7 at 9 a.m. at Adelphi University for all private and public schools, as well as large corporations and hospitals.

Click here to read more about this seminar.

STEP Program Deadline Extended to Dec. 31


County Executive Mangano Wednesday urged residents to apply for Sheltering and Temporary Essential Power (STEP) Program assistance before the new deadline of Dec. 31. The program provides emergency assistance with restoring temporary electricity, heat and hot water to homes which can shelter homeowners while permanent repair work continues. The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) Nassau County STEP Program has thus far assessed more than 5,400 homes.

Residents seeking assistance through the Nassau County STEP Program should dial 1-888-684-4267. Once the call is made, a program administrator dispatches an assessment team. After an assessment is conducted and a scope of work is detailed and approved, the contractor will obtain the required permits and schedule the work.

Work must be completed 60 days from when the assessment was conducted.

Seinfeld Reflects on Benefit Show

Comedian Jerry Seinfeld reflected on his Sandy benefit shows at Westbuy's New York Community Bank Theater in Newsday [paid link] Friday.

"Frankly, it was amazing," Seinfeld, 58, said Thursday. "You can never tell what creates an atmosphere, but it felt like there was this great atmosphere in the room. I grew up there, I still live there and I'm part of that community."

Seinfeld, along with Colin Quinn, donated 100 percent of the proceeds from that show, in addition to previously-sold-out performances at the Walt Whitman Theater in Brooklyn and at the St. George Theater in Staten Island, to local relief organizations.
Eamosca1969 December 24, 2012 at 01:38 AM
The STEP program really works, I had heat, hot water and electric within 14 days of calling to register. My permanent systems will not be done till end of January, so my family is now home for Christmas thanks to STEP.

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