Bosworth to preside over first meeting
North Hempstead Supervisor-elect Judi Bosworth will preside over her first town board meeting on Thursday during a special work session at which the body is slated to vote on her new hires.
Last month, Bosworth, a Democrat, announced her picks for several positions that will be confirmed at the 2 p.m. meeting.
Nassau County Legis. Robert Troiano, a Democrat from Westbury who was re-elected to represent the 2nd District, will be director of operations for the town. Elizabeth Dvorkin Botwin, who most recently served as deputy commissioner for administration and planning for New York City, will be town attorney, while Bosworth’s legislative assistant, Cindy Cardinal, will be chief of staff.
Aline Khatchadourian will be director of finance. She most recently served as director of finance for the minority caucus in the Nassau County Legislature.
— JENNIFER BARRIOS
Hurricane fund gets $25G donation
United Way of Long Island has contributed $25,000 to the Nassau Hurricane Recovery Fund Inc. to assist victims of superstorm Sandy.
Nassau County Executive Edward Mangano and Father Kevin Smith, chair of the Nassau Hurricane Recovery Fund, received the check last month from Theresa A. Regnante, president and CEO of United Way of Long Island, based in Deer Park.
The Nassau Hurricane Recovery Committee was created on Nov. 21, 2012, by executive order from Mangano. The fund, a not-for-profit corporate entity, accepts and distributes money donated by the public to address the losses and damage suffered.
More than 35,725 Nassau residents were displaced and requested housing assistance from FEMA and more than 34,602 cars were damaged or destroyed in the Oct. 29, 2012, storm, according to the fund’s web page. The fund received more than 1,100 applications from homeowners for grants.
To respond to the disaster, United Way established the United Way Hurricane Sandy Recovery Fund to address the short- and long-term recovery needs of communities that FEMA declared disaster areas. The fund does not provide direct assistance to individuals.
For more information, call Nassau Hurricane Recovery Fund at 516-573-7810.
— AISHA AL-MUSLIM