The Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island will reopen to the public on July 4. Visit this link for more information.
Thursday Viral Videos features a two-year-old girl singing to Alternative Rock group Pearl Jam, an American clothing line is used to dress the homeless and a dog gets emotional while watching a family classic film.
Baby Sings to Pearl Jam
Abercrombie & Fitch Gets a Brand Readjustment
Dog Whines While Watching "Lion King"
The Small Claims Assessment Review Petitions form is required to appeal an Assessment Review Commission's denial of your request to reduce your property taxes. Visit this Nassau County Clerk link to download the form.
To help homeowners obtain a better understanding of how the upcoming school district spending plans will affect their individual property tax obligations for the 2013-2014 tax year, Acting Nassau County Assessor Jim Davis has created a School Property Tax Calculator that will estimate a home’s share of the school tax pie based on the proposed budgets that will be voted on next week, Tuesday, May 21.
“Over the years I have found that too many homeowners were surprised to learn that the percentage of school taxes they had to pay in October were often higher than the percentage of budget increase they approved in May,” stated Acting Assessor Davis. “My School Property Tax Calculator was created to give homeowners a reasonable estimate of this year’s school tax rates as well as their projected individual tax obligation, so that they can see how school spending plans will truly impact their wallets.”
Homeowners can calculate their estimated 2013-2014 school tax bill obligation by selecting a school district and inputting their property’s Assessed Value (which is .25 percent of the Adjusted Market Value) to the School Property Tax Calculator. The Assessed Value and tax calculator can be found on the Department of Assessment’s website at http://www.nassaucountyny.gov/estschooltax.
Acting Assessor Davis went on to stress that the School Property Tax Calculator was created as a tool to provide homeowners with a general estimate of projected school property taxes that does not take into account any future assessment adjustments due to Hurricane Sandy, class shifts, changes in the school district tax levy, STAR increases, changes in exemption status, new construction or demolitions, successful grievance challenges, or library tax levies.
Nassau County officials have organized free job preparation classes where residents can learn about resume writing, interview tips and the best ways to find work. Professionals from staffing agencies will lead the classes.
“We encourage everyone, including veterans, to register for one of the free job preparation workshops as this is a great opportunity to enhance your ability of becoming gainfully employed,” said Essex County Executive Ed Mangano. “The better prepared the job seekers are, the more confident they come across which can lead to greater employment opportunities and success.”
The classes are being offered Thursday, May 16 and 23 from 2 to 4 p.m. at the Mitchel Field Athletic Complex, located at 1 Charles Lindbergh Boulevard in Uniondale.
Registration is required. Call 516-227-7692 or 516-227-8656.
This month’s workshops are being offered in preparation for the Private Sector Job Fair, scheduled for June 11 at the Long Island Marriott Hotel in Uniondale.
More than 220 companies are already registered to participate in the Private Sector Job Fair, according to Mangano’s office. Over 5,000 residents are expected to attend.
Affordable Housing Survey
Friday web videos feature amazing talent from the Philippines, the cutest duck ever and an awkward military moment.
Boy From the Philippines With An Amazing Voice
A walk with a duck
Female soldier saved from grenade
NEW YORK — A decomposed body found under the George Washington Bridge has been identified as that of missing New Jersey college student Page Aiello.
The NYPD harbor police discovered Aiello's body Wednesday on rocks near 158th Street.
A police spokesman says the body was identified Thursday through dental records.
Aiello was last seen at her family's home in Hillsborough on April 9. The 22-year-old College of New Jersey senior apparently took her mother's car without permission.
The car was found the next day in New Brunswick parked near a train station. A passer-by reported finding Aiello's purse, cellphone and car keys on the south walkway of the George Washington Bridge.
Police spotted the decomposed body while searching for a possible jumper in the Hudson River.
Wednesday's web videos feature a lifetime through drawings, a class act and an interview with the rescuer of Amanda Berry.
Draw my life
Matt Kempt after the game
Harles Ramsey Interview
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Northern State PkwyCommack - Round Swamp
Long Island ExpyWicks - Walt Whitman
Long Island ExpyChestnut - Roosevelt
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