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.
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.