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05/23/16 10:00am
JULIE LANE PHOTO Zoning Board of Appeals Chairman Doug Matz said if applicants Greg and Virginia Anderson can’t complete requirements for their already installed pool and patio by July 1, he doesn’t want to see them back before his board again.

JULIE LANE PHOTO Zoning Board of Appeals Chairman Doug Matz said if applicants Greg and Virginia Anderson can’t complete requirements for their already installed pool and patio by July 1, he doesn’t want to see them back before his board again.

An increasing number of applicants whose projects land at the Zoning Board of Appeals only after property owners receive stop work orders are testing the patience of some ZBA members.

They’re tired, they said, of the attitude that it’s easier to take a slap on the wrist for proceeding illegally than to file proper applications for needed variances. (more…)

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05/20/16 4:30pm
CHARITY ROBEY PHOTO Phil Power during a rare moment when his pager isn’t going off, enjoying his backyard with views of West Neck Bay

CHARITY ROBEY PHOTO Phil Power during a rare moment when his pager isn’t going off, enjoying his backyard with views of West Neck Bay

When Phil Power joined the Bellerose Terrace Fire Department in 1968, he was 18, just barely old enough to serve. Located near the Belt Parkway, the department saw a lot of action. He’s come a long way from the adrenaline-loving teenager who, by his own account, thought he was Superman. (more…)