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Manorhaven's New Mayor, Trustees Sworn In

One trustee position disputed.

It was standing room only at the hall, where residents gathered Monday evening to witness the swearing-in of newly elected .

The three officials were sworn in by North Hempstead Town Councilwoman Dina DeGiorgio.

“I promise to work hard,” Giunta said, thanking residents “for their trust and support” and her family “for their courage and their love.”

Smith thanked the Giunta family and their supporters “for all these years,” “It shows that you can have a noble cause and work towards something, and actually achieve it.”

Thanking voters, Lazarovic said, “We will work very hard to provide you with a government that is open, honest and accessible.”

Giunta appointed Lucretia Steele to fill a trustee position until July 2013. But an attorney representing James Avena, who was appointed by departing Mayor John DiLeo to fill that position, raised an objection.

“This is going to have to go to courts now,” the attorney said, noting that appointing Steele to the position was “a violation of state law.”

Charles Casolaro, the new village attorney, said he “disagreed with that legal analysis. If the Supreme Court disagrees with my analysis, and your client is entitled to sit in this seat we will follow the dictates of the court order.”

Several residents spoke next, thanking the new mayor and trustees “for standing up to the powers that be and being willing to serve” and saying “the people will stand behind you.”

“You and your crew can chart a course that will be beneficial to everyone,” Bill Aronson said. “Then in the future, the high tides of Manorhaven will raise all boats and not just a select few.”

Mark L. July 03, 2012 at 10:57 PM
This has the potential to be quite interesting. It seems pretty obvious that Giovanna's strong point has never been dotting i's and crossing t's, or any sort of strict adherence to the law. That goes back pretty far. Even farther than 2010, when her inability to complete paperwork properly cost her a spot on the ballot. For at least the next two years, every routine action has the potential to be an adventure with Giovanna and her team.
Mark L. July 03, 2012 at 11:03 PM
Oh, and btw - of COURSE Casolaro would have a differing opinion. His opinion on this matter will net him lots of billable hours - paid for by the Manorhaven taxpayer. Casolaro will lose. But at least he'll be able to console himself with the billable hours generated by Giovanna. I hope he's at least thankful for her generosity with our money. How much is Casolaro billing the village to pursue Giovanna's fiat appointments, anyway?
Mitch D. July 03, 2012 at 11:49 PM
What sore losers ! Meehan -Dileo crew are such trash posting their bs ! Except you lost and Cassolaro is 100% better than Terry! Dileo and Meehan are Peters Dejanas Puppets
Mitch D. July 03, 2012 at 11:52 PM
What sore losers you managed to ruin a whole villageMEEHAN -DILEO) your people had them thrown off the ballot GREAT JOB GIUNTA TEAM DONT TAKE THEIR CRAP!
Mark L. July 04, 2012 at 12:02 AM
How much is Casolaro planning to bill in order to protect Giovanna's illegal appointments, Mitch? As her first act in office Giovanna is using tax dollars to attempt to purge legally appointed officials so that no one has a say in Manorhaven government except her. Some people might call that "shameful and disgusting" behavior. But I'm not so naive- it's just a pathetic attempt to play hardball and bully everyone she hasn't blessed out of Manorhaven government.
jacqueline becker July 04, 2012 at 12:54 AM
Huh? What on earth are you basing your opinions on? Did they teach you the difference between opinions and facts in school? If not, there are remedial books you can order from Barnes and Noble. Whatever you are thinking, you might want to keep it to yourself. You are not saying anything substantive.
jacqueline becker July 04, 2012 at 12:59 AM
Dear Mark L: I teach writing. You start with a thesis sentence. OK. Then from the text - i.e. the article you are addressing, you site three specific examples that prive your thesis statement. You stick to the text. You don't just voice opinions and you do not go back to 2010. You just stay focused. Then you come to your conclusion based on the text and the three specifics. You failed on this one!
jacqueline becker July 04, 2012 at 01:02 AM
pattyann, huh? what are you talking about? you are just babbling opinions based on your opinions. no one has time to deal with that. there are some actual and real issues at hand. didn't you learn the difference between facts and opinions in school? you might want to check out some remedial material in barnes and noble. it's just a suggestion but really, do you have anything substantive to say?
Mark L. July 04, 2012 at 02:43 AM
@jacqueline - I can't tell you how much I appreciate your instructions on how I'm supposed to compose a comment. I've always struggled to adequately express myself. BTW, I didn't know I was supposed to pretend like 2010 doesn't exist. Please, oh, please excuse me. Can we do that with 2008, too? Then the cell tower doesn't even exist.
pattyann July 04, 2012 at 02:00 PM
@ Jakie you have no clue I live around the block from her .....anyone know whos running next yr against Rita? Elise?
pattyann July 04, 2012 at 02:10 PM
Noelle are you not capable of doing anything by yourself? or do you need to call him to charter you next move? Choose your friends wisely your on a great team dont blow it
Sue Misiano Esq. July 04, 2012 at 03:09 PM
Glad to see this village is getting rid of the parasites! No more Gerard Terry and his double billings! Need to get rid of Rita and the others, oh yeah that stupid Adminstrative judge who enforces bogus tickets!! What a jerk off, I guess he can't hide his corrupt ways anymore. Now the people of manorhaven can have a fair shot in court. Wow history in the making!!! Oh yeah almost forgot, we need meadow carting back!!! Screw Dejana !!! He is so corrupt!!! No Power to the Tower!
jacqueline becker July 04, 2012 at 05:05 PM
Dear pattyann, This is not a blog for leaving opinions about people. It says comments because we are supposed to read the article and comment about THE ARTICLE. If you don't ike someone that is your own business. It does not belong on this website. You are like a middle school student. We are studying text and you are raising your hand to tell the teacher that someone farted or that someone's feet smell. What does that have to do with the text that is supposed to be analyzed?
Sue Misiano Esq. July 04, 2012 at 08:47 PM
Bravo!! I definitly agree wtih you Jacqueline!
Mitch D. July 04, 2012 at 09:49 PM
She proved herself already, she did not let Avena appointment stand !Lame duck law. might want to research that . She already saved us from Avena .......thank God!
Mitch D. July 04, 2012 at 09:53 PM
Just by her action and taking a stand for the people is enough for me ,shes proved it with the tower and now saving us from Avena . How can he sit up there knowing manorhaven DOES NOT WANT HIM !!! GO AWAY AVENA JOIN MEEHAN IN HIDING YOULL FIND DILEO THERE TOO
Ben July 05, 2012 at 09:37 AM
@ Sue Misiano, Esq. - you mean a Jerk and NOT a "Jerk-Off" right? Do you know what "jerk-off" means? There is no such thing as a jerk-off nearest of that would be residual matter left on the sheets - jerk off is a slang term for masterbating. The Adminstraive Judge you referance would be in your opinion a Jerk and NOT a "jerk-off". What a dope you are!
Charles July 05, 2012 at 12:56 PM
Wow! Anyone with a modicum of intelligence reading the Manhorhaven “comments” threads might get the impression that most of Manorhaven’s residents are uneducated, small-minded, vengeful, hateful, irrational, illiterate, self-deceptive dolts being manipulated by a clever garbage man who doesn’t care if he ruins Manorhaven’s reputation as long as he gets what he wants. It’s no surprise that there are residents in the real Port Washington who call it Manurehaven and realtors who discourage potential renters and buyers from even looking in Manorhaven. Way to go!
Nassau Taxpayer July 05, 2012 at 01:20 PM
Mayberry RFD
Charles July 05, 2012 at 01:38 PM
Mayberry RFD gets the “yokel” part right, but it misses the rampant pettiness, rank stupidity, and corruption part. I’m thinking more Hazzard County, Georgia in “The Dukes of Hazzard,” but without Bo and Luke Duke matching wits with “The Boss” pulling the strings of his stooges.
Nassau Taxpayer July 05, 2012 at 01:47 PM
Point taken.
Peter Gallanter July 05, 2012 at 02:37 PM
Manorhaven Resident- At the next Manorhaven Village Court Night you will see the same Village Judge presiding over Traffic Tickets and Code Violatons. The Village Judge was elected by the people of this Village as opposed to being appointed. - Manorhaven Resident
IRiS July 05, 2012 at 04:28 PM
WHERE DID GIOVANA AND JOE FILE THEIR TAXES? DID THEY FILE IN FLORIDA? IS SHE A FLORIDA RESIDENT? CAN SHE LEGALLY BE THE MAYOR?? HMMMM, SHOW US YOUR TAX RETURN!!!
Ben July 05, 2012 at 04:37 PM
@ IRiS - i heard a rumour not a fact that Giovanna Guinta has Florida plates on her car. The Florida license plates would make her a resident of Florida or a criminal it is illegal to tell your insurance company that you live in Florida when you live in Manorhaven. Again I had just heard that rumor I never saw a car with Florida plates it may not be true.
jacqueline becker July 05, 2012 at 04:48 PM
Really , Iris? Can't you worry about the village, the fact that businesses run residences here and all over the country, that our tax dollars need to go longer distances, that our roads need repairs, that a cell tower looms too close for comfort? Or is your life so comfortable, you have nothing to worry about? You must know people who register cars in N.J., FL., wherever... You must know that if you have a residence out of state,it is legal to register your car there. Come on. If you want to worry, there are much bigger things to worry about. How about corruption? How about the jobs situation? The future of our country? The future of our planet? Don't you ever think BIG?
jacqueline becker July 05, 2012 at 04:53 PM
Dear Ben, Do you want me to post rumors I heard about you on this website? Really? Is this the level of mentality that pervades Manorhaven? I have news for you. Then Manorhaven really deserves to be low middle class. They do NOT fight like this in the wealthier parts of town. They just don't!!! Income, real estate, education, class. If you start thinking richer, and acting classier, your property will be worth more money and you will just be more sophisticated. Really, expected more out of Manorhaven and Manhasset Isle. The area is beautiful. We live near wealthy and more educated people. Why doesn't that rub off?
Ben July 05, 2012 at 04:59 PM
@ jacqueline becker - it is a TOS to post "rumors" and you do that often enough your behavior is harassment. @ IRiS - it is illegal to tell an insurance company that your legal home address is Florida and yet be driving that car in Manorhaven.
Ben July 05, 2012 at 05:08 PM
@ y'all - jacquline becker has been reported to Patch for her baseless threats here reported for her TOS violation.

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